Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Boarding House Restaurant & Jazz Club

11311 Euclid Ave. Send to Phone
216-421-8100

Cuisine
Open
Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Open late Fri.-Sat.
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Boarding House Restaurant & Jazz Club Restaurant Review

: This two-room, dimly-lit jazz joint in the area between a large university campus and a questionable neighborhood is a Cleveland institution. Things don’t get going till after 9 p.m. here, but by 11 p.m. it’s standing-room-only. The place draws a very mixed clientele: college students from Case Western Reserve University; docs in training (and scrubs) from nearby University Hospitals; suits from the ’burbs; out-of-town tourists. All come for the soul-satisfying music---some of Cleveland’s best jazz musicians are regulars on the tiny stage---and for the far-from-heart-healthy items on the too-cute menu. Getz’s clams, Duke’s dip and fries, or a split order of bones make good starters. If you’re hungry, follow with Sarah, Ella, Miles or Billy’s burgers, or the perch dinner. Lighter dishes include Artie’s eggplant Parmesan and the spinach salad. The cheesecake and apple pie make excellent late-night snacks.



AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.