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25 Best Restaurants: Marble Room

You've seen this swanky new dining experience on Instagram, but our 2018 Best New Restaurant backs up the hype on the plate, too.

Food + Drink

2018 Silver Spoon Winners

These are the best bites in the city, selected by you, the readers.

25 Best Restaurants: Alley Cat Oyster Bar

Escape to a coastal paradise at Zack Bruell's waterfront seafood spot.

25 Best Restaurants: Batuqui

You'll feel at home in this three-story home on Larchmere Boulevard that serves up the best Brazilian food in town.

25 Best Restaurants: Crumb & Spigot

The Bainbridge restaurant does elevated pub food that doesn't chase fads.

25 Best Restaurants: Fahrenheit

From dinner to dessert, Rocco Whalen continues to stand out among Tremont's dining mecca.

25 Best Restaurants: Felice Urban Cafe

The Mediterranean-inspired, small-plates restaurant on Larchmere Boulevard is getting a Guatemalan flair.

25 Best Restaurants: Flying Fig

Still focusing on sustainable ingredients, Flying Fig continues to forge its own path after nearly two decades.

25 Best Restaurants: Happy Dog

Atop an elevated all-beef hot dog, this simple, free-for-all experience is as American as it gets.

25 Best Restaurants: Hook & Hoof

A meat-focused menu brings tradition and fine-dining to downtown Willoughby.

25 Best Restaurants: Lola

After two decades, Michael Symon's iconic spot has still got it.

25 Best Restaurants: Luca Italian Cuisine

Located on the Superior Viaduct, Luca brings the taste of Northern Italy to Cleveland diners.

25 Best Restaurants: Mabel's BBQ

Michael Symon's second spot on our list plants Cleveland's flag among the BBQ landscape.

25 Best Restaurants: Marble Room

You've seen this swanky new dining experience on Instagram, but our 2018 Best New Restaurant backs up the hype on the plate, too.

25 Best Restaurants: Momocho

The off-the-beaten-path Ohio City spot is more than just elevated Mexican food — it's a crash course in culture.

25 Best Restaurants: Nora

With French technique and Italian recipes, Nora is a Little Italy gem.

25 Best Restaurants: Pier W

The only thing more beautiful than Pier W's view is what chef Regan Reik puts on the plate.

25 Best Restaurants: Sabor Miami Cafe

Get more than just a taste of Latin street food at this Broadview Road restaurant.

25 Best Restaurants: Salt

The Lakewood bistro took a risk by serving small plates to a crowd that expects to leave stuffed — and it paid off.

25 Best Restaurants: Slyman's Restaurant

Tall, meaty and delicious, Cleveland's signature sandwich continues to make its mark on the city.

25 Best Restaurants: Sokolowski's University Inn

A 2014 James Beard Award winner, this Cleveland staple is still delivering top-notch family food.

25 Best Restaurants: Thai Thai

Immerse yourself in the world of Thai Thai, where owner Kiwi Wongpeng is connecting Clevelanders around Thai street food.

25 Best Restaurants: The Plum

One of Cleveland's most interesting eateries — and last year's best new restaurant — continues to evolve.

25 Best Restaurants: Trentina

Jonathon Sawyer tells an edible story with Northern Italian-influenced food.

25 Best Restaurants: Ushabu

Chef Matthew Spinner educates Cleveland diners on his own version of Japanese food.

25 Best Restaurants: Xinji Noodle Bar

A young, Chinese-born chef breaks out with his modern spin on traditional Ramen dishes.

5 Cleveland Margaritas You Need To Sip Now

From honey ginger to white peach, we've got a drink for everyone.

A Trip To Venice Just Got A Lot Cheaper

Il Venetian serves up flavors inspired by Italy.

Architectural Justice Gallery & Cafe Makes the FOMO Real

Don't miss out on the attention-grabbing menu and stunning decor.

Discover The Magical World of Foraging For Mushrooms

Let this guide to foraging mushrooms in Cleveland help you dive head first into the delicious search.

Eat This Now: Broccoli Rabe

Often confused as the standard green, broccoli rabe can add a layer of bitterness to any dish.

Get The Scoop On The James Beard Award Semifinalists

Karen Small and Jill Vedaa share three dishes that left a mark on them.

Xinji Noodle Bar's Shuxin Liu Brings The Fire, Passion and Spice

Led by a 34-year-old chef, the Ohio City spot plays to win with strong Eastern techniques and Western creativity in its flavorful ramen, imaginative bao and more.

In the CLE

1930: Clevelanders Gather For A Balloon Race

Although the first day was rained out, more than 200,000 people came to see the event the second day.

A Clevelander's Guide To Iceland

We're going wheels up to Iceland as Cleveland Hopkins International Airport welcomes two new flight options to the Atlantic island.

A Man's Concussion Helps Him Find Himself

His head injury left him able to do nothing but rest, which is exactly what he needed.

American Letters

Editor Steve Gleydura pens a letter to President Donald J. Trump about the American Stories Project.

Dear Mr. President

Samantha Schaedler mailed a letter to Donald Trump on Inauguration Day. Every day after, she sent another, driven by her belief in our political system.

Elbowgrease Design Creates Custom Displays For Weddings, Retail Spaces And More

Inspired by her background in creating artistic retail displays, Lauren Skunta created her own company that designs displays in multiple mediums and moved home. 

Pinstripes Brings Bowling, Bocce To Orange Village's Pinecrest

The opening of his bistro, bocce and bowling space is a homecoming for Beachwood native Dale Schwartz.

Strider Balance Bikes Ditch The Training Wheels

See the kick-push bikes in all their glory at the Strider Cup National Race Series in Public Square May 26.

The Dominique Moceanu Gymnastics Center Sets Out To Right Wrongs

As the Olympian opens a new center in Medina, we talked to her about the 1996 Olympics, abuse in the sports and the future of the sport.

Who Will Challenge Armond Budish?

With the county executive running virtually unopposed, we asked a few rivals to suggest a second-term agenda.

With Pride

Cleveland's LGBTQ community should recognize what's been here all along — a beautiful, if imperfect, family.


Carol Burnett Brings The Laughs To Connor Palace

The legendary comedian behind The Carol Burnett Show tugs at her ear — and audiences' heartstrings — with her new touring show.

Cleveland Ballet Creates An Unconventional Wonderland With Alice

With an avant-garde approach, Alice is a version of the beloved Alice in Wonderland that audiences have never seen before. 

East Cleveland Entrepreneur Creates On-The-Go Studio

Brandyn Armstrong's Studio Stick, which won the ABC invention contest Funderdome, lets musicians and artists capture inspiration wherever it strikes.

Free Soundscapes Are Paul Francis's Contribution To The Cleveland Film Scene

The project, which resulted in 100 instrumental tracks, helped the Avon native bounce back while fighting cancer. 

The Akron Art Library Makes Creative Works More Accessible

Check out four of the works we love.

At Home

Check Out This Awesome Backyard

A midcentury modern masterpiece gets a well-executed outdoor space with individual areas created by 9th Avenue Designs.

How To Make Spring Cleaning Easy

These five tips will make those annual cleaning tasks a little less taxing.


Find Cruelty-Free And Vegan Items At Aware Marketplace

Rachel Kayza sells homegoods, clothing, personal care items and more in her shop.

Three Tips To Make Summer Hair Shimmer

Plus, an introduction to all-natural products that will give you a boost.

Travel & Outdoors

Date Of The Month: Sneak A Date At Walnut Wednesday

Don't let overtime hours get in the way of your love life.

Paw Edgewater Park During Annual Woof Walk

The New Leash On Life Woof Walk supports the expansion of the no-kill shelter Northeast Ohio SPCA.

Take A Ride On The 108-year-old Euclid Beach Park Carousel

The Western Reserve Historical Society's annual shindig, held May 19, celebrates the ride's 108th birthday.

Three Mother's Day Celebrations With A Spin

Make the most out of Mother's Day with these three mom-centric dates this month.


Older Adults Live Strong Through Wholistic Approach

By taking a whole-health approach to life, you can stay fit, gain energy, live stronger and make the most of your older adult years.