Every day of the week, from opening until closing at 2:30 p.m., servers at Claudette's Cafe ferry hot, comforting breakfasts to families and tables of friends. Chefs mix hotcake batter with pieces of banana, blueberries, or chocolate chips, adding subtle texture, dots of color, and fun flavors that interplay nicely with drizzles of maple syrup. They can also fold omelets around an array of vegetables or a trio of breakfast meats plus five types of cheese. Dishes that draw on America's diverse culinary influences include huevos rancheros, a corned-beef Reuben, and a chicken cordon-bleu sandwich.
Si Señor fills estómagos with a menu of authentic Mexican fare served amid mosaic-topped tables and brightly colored walls. Skilled chip-chopping cooks compile their fresh and never-frozen ingredients to concoct steak, chicken, and seafood fajitas served in sizzling skillets ($13.50–$16.99) and savory vegetarian options such as a plate piled with a chili relleno, a cheese enchilada, rice, and refried beans ($8.50). Grilled chicken or steak, melted cheese, and pico de gallo flow down the sides of a nacho mountain in the la bamba nachos plate ($10.50), and the eatery's Popeye's pollo blends grilled chicken breast, spinach, melted cheese, and Olive Oyl ($11.99). Mexican-fare munchers can seal the meal's deal with a creamy cheesecake encased in a fried tortilla ($3.99) or a scoop of fried ice cream ($4.99).
Even though they lose each year's Revolutionary War re-creation, the British maintain at least one outpost in the Eastern Standard time zone. Visit Cleveland’s Little England with today’s Groupon, which gets you $15 worth of healthy lunch fare for $7 at Picc-A-Deli Café in Westlake. This Groupon is good for dine-in or takeaway (that's carryout in English).
White Oaks Restaurant began business in 1928, but its doors wouldn’t open until staff had spied visitors through a peephole, creating an aura of mystery that’s never quite left this fine-dining establishment. Proudly touting its history as a hotspot for imported booze and high-stakes gambling during the Prohibition era, the restaurant—voted Cleveland's best romantic restaurant by viewers of Fox 8 in 2011—now celebrates the legalization of spirits with a towering wine rack and solid-gold bust of Johnnie Walker. Six wood-burning fireplaces cast their crimson glow off plates piled with high-end American cuisine, from succulent seafood to creative game dishes such as venison. Elegant wood paneling spans the lodge-like dining room, where a glass wall on the east end overlooks an arboreal wonderland and burbling creek.
Boneyard Beer Farm & Mesquite Grill combines hearty eats with entertainment. HDTVs illuminate trays filled with double-patty burgers and St. Louis-style ribs drowned in house made barbecue sauce, as well as 16 types of sandwich including the hand-made, slow roasted pulled pork. On the weekends, live bands take the stage, serenading ears as fingers busy themselves with wings drenched in one of 15 sauces ranging from mild to devilishly hot.
Chefs at Siam Orchid spice a diverse menu of curries, noodles, and stir-fries with traditional Thai specialties for lunch and dinner. The Fisherman's Treasure casts a wide net noon ($7.95) and night ($13.95), reeling in a medley of sautéed seafood and vegetables onto tables, while the tofu tamarind’s stir-fried mix of pineapple and tomato adds tangy sweetness to plates ($6.95, lunch; $10.95, dinner). Country-style pad thai spouts an old, faithful spring of noodles, bean sprouts, shrimp, and chicken whose authentic, fiery flavor tickles taste buds twice daily ($7.95, lunch; $10.95, dinner). Dexterous hands prepare the boneless, roasted, half-duck dinners three mouthwatering ways: fried crispy with chili sauce, glazed in tamarind-and-ginger sauce, or smothered in Siam curry ($16.95).