Astoria Cafe & Market — Say "Opa!" and grab a glass of wine at this laid-back Gordon Square gem.
Balaton — This family-owned restaurant celebrates its Hungarian heritage.
Crumb & Spigot — The Bainbridge eatery is like a family dinner with way, way better bites.
Distill Table — This year's best new restaurant is as local as it gets.
Empress Taytu — This Ethiopian spot in St. Clair-Superior has an air of perfection.
Flying Fig — After 20 years, chef Karen Small has proved herself a culinary pioneer.
Ha Ahn — In an AsiaTown strip mall, this family-run Korean restaurant offers homestyle dishes and sushi.
Hook & Hoof — Meat and fish play the main role, but this downtown Willoughby spot isn't afraid to challenge you.
L'Albatros Brasserie & Bar — Zack Bruell's French masterpiece starts and ends with fine wine and cheese.
La Plaza Taqueria — Amidst a new expansion, the grocery store taco joint delivers the best tacos in town.
Larder Delicatessen and Bakery — The Hingetown spot serves classic Eastern European deli fare but with an experimental twist.
LJ Shanghai — The Chinese restaurant won us over with its xiao li bao — or soup dumplings. But it's so much more than just that.
Lola — Michael Symon's East Fourth restaurant remains one of Cleveland's best.
Momocho — In a sea of taco joints, chef Eric Williams gives us creative Mexican cuisine.
Salt — James Beard-nominee Jill Vedaa gets Clevelanders to embrace small plates.
Smokin' Q's BBQ & Beer House — This Mayfield Village spot mixes our two favorites — barbecue and tacos — into a Tex-Mex delight.
Spice Kitchen & Bar — Chef and owner Ben Bebenroth is committed to using locally grown vegetables at his Gordon Square restaurant.
Thai Thai — You'll come here for the creative, fun takes on bubble tea, but you'll stay for the Thai street food.
The Black Pig — The classic Ohio City restaurant hasn't missed a beat with its French inspired menu.
The Plum — Brett Sawyer and Vince Thomascik's ever-changing Ohio City menu is Cleveland's most innovative American kitchen.
The Pompadour — The Fairport Harbor small plates spot is one of the East Side's hottest seats.
Trio — This Tremont spot thrives by not "over-chefing" its inventive menu of small plates.
Urban Farmer — Decadent, aged and Ohio-raised cuts are the meat and potatoes behind Downtown's best steakhouse.
Ushabu — This Tremont experience is a culinary exploration of Japan.
Vero Pizza Napoletana — The dough makes this Cleveland Heights pizza joint well worth your dough.
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April 25, 2019