Thank you to everyone who joined Cleveland Magazine in celebrating the best in dining, shopping and entertainment on the East Side at this year's Best of the East Party on April 18, 2024, at Eton Chagrin Blvd. More than 70 Best of the East finalists were be on hand to showcase what's made them an East Side favorite. Guests had the chance to sample from this year's finalists and then cast a vote for their favorites in more than 65 categories! This year's Best of the East winners  -- as selected by our event attendees -- are listed below and will be highlighted in the August 2024 issue of Cleveland Magazine.



Best Restaurant

Hook & Hoof New American Kitchen and Cocktail


Best Patio

Tavern Six


Best View

17 River Grille


Best Lunch Spot

Burntwood Tavern


Best Late Night Food

Barrio Tacos


Best Brunch

Brown Barn Tavern


Best Organic Food

Sage Karma Kitchen


Best Vegetarian

Sage Karma Kitchen


Best Seafood

Hook & Hoof New American Kitchen and Cocktail


Best Sushi

Pacific East Japanese Restaurant


Best Steak

RED the Steakhouse


Best Independent Coffee Shop

Fiona's Coffee Bar & Bakery


Best Quick Bite

Jim Alesci's Place


Best Ice Cream

Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream


Best Bakery

Jim Alesci's Place


Best Smoothie

Be Smoothie Café


Best Pizza



Best Burger

Pub Frato


Best Wings

Winking Lizard Tavern


Best Mexican

Don Tequila Bar & Grill


Best Italian

M Italian


Best Chinese

Hunan by the Falls


Best Farmers Market

SweetBerry Fresh Market


Best Deli

Jim Alesci's Place


Best Family Dining

Dino's Restaurant




Best Wedding Venue

Sapphire Creek Winery & Gardens


Best Day Spa

Salty Salt Cave


Best Mani Pedi

Avanti Salon


Best Salon

Ladies & Gentlemen Salon and Spa


Best Dry Cleaner

D.O. Summers Cleaners


Best Senior Living

Ohio Living Breckenridge Village


Best Car Wash

Zappy's Auto Washes


Best Fitness Center

Results Fitness


Best Yoga Studio

Cleveland Yoga






Best Happy Hour 

Billy's - A Cappelli Martini Bar


Best Golf Course

StoneWater Golf Club


Best Live Music Venue

Grog Shop


Best Brewery

Crooked Pecker Brewing Co.


Best Charitable Event

Rescue Village's Woofstock




Best Jeweler

Alson Jewelers


Best Pet Boutique

Pet Wants


Best Wine Store

Red, Wine & Brew,


Best Beer Selection

Red, Wine & Brew


Best Florist

Flowers by Julie


Best Garden Center

Gale's Garden Center


Best Bike Shop

Eddy's Bike Shop 


Best Boutique

The Helicopter Daughter


Best Handmade Retailer

Made Cleveland


Best Handmade Market Vendor

Chagrin Falls Candle Co.


Best Men's Fashion

Ticknors Men's Clothiers


Best Home Décor

Etc. on Erie


Best Health Foods (Retail)

G.R.A.C.E. Elderberry Co.


Best CLE T-Shirt Shop

CLE Clothing Co.


Best Consignment Shop



Best Antique Shop

FIG Chagrin




Best Dance/Theater Instruction

Fairmount Center for the Arts


Best Gymnastics

Lake Erie Gymnastics


Best Music Instruction

Fine Arts Association


Best Birthday Party Location

Mentor Ice Arena




Best Chiropractor

Code Chiro


Best Chef

Hunter Toth (Hook & Hoof)


Best Bartender

Katarina Alaupovic (Billy's - A Cappelli Martini Bar)


Best Stylist

Dani Bucknell (Avanti Salon)


Best Interior Designer

Payne & Tompkins Design-Renovation


Best Fitness Instructor

Josh Mekota (Results Fitness)


Best Photographer

Michael Cavotta Studios

Read more about last year's Best of the East winners here.

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