The past and the future can coexist only in those rare circumstances where the ex is completely out of the picture. Experience a familiar but pleasantly novel atmosphere within the modernly vintage confines of Luxe, where today's deal gets you $30 worth of American cuisine and drinks for $15. This half bar, half restaurant, and completely down-to-earth West Side establishment features an appetizing ambience with a menu that’s just as tasty.
Your Groupon is good toward dinner and Sunday brunch. For starters, there are a variety of sharable plates such as a bowl of assorted olives ($6) or precisely prepared shrimp and crab cakes with green-goddess dressing ($12.50). Sporkable and crisp salads, such as the roasted squash salad with pumpkin seeds, smoked cheddar, and Granny Smith vinaigrette ($8.50), satisfy both herbivores and herbivoyeurs. The potato gnocchi is served with braised short ribs and spinach in a tomato and crème sauce ($13.50), while basic marguerite pizzas come in 12'' ($13) and 16'' ($15) with additional toppings costing $2.50 apiece. There are also specialty pizzas and specialty sandwiches like the lamb gyro ($10) to round out the dinner menu.
With a great menu comes a great responsibility to make sure the drinks options are at the same level. Luxe offers a bar full of beers both micro and macro brewed, a vast array of worldly wines, and an impressive list of specialty cocktails such as the Dark and Stormy (Gosling's dark rum with ginger beer and fresh lime).
The outward appearance of this unassumingly upstanding establishment blends in seamlessly with its Detroit-Shoreway surroundings, while the interior builds upon it. Mementos of Cleveland's architectural history are incorporated into the futuristic metalwork lining the walls. Floor-to-ceiling windows create the restaurant's façade, while exposed brick creates walls that are both artistic and invincible to wolf breath. Diners feel safely suspended between the past and the future in the enchanting time period known as the present, when ducks fly north and squares are not rectangles.
- The restaurant has breathed air into the sails of a neighborhood poised on the verge of renaissance. Best of all, it does so by connecting with, rather than shutting out, the less-than-perfect streetscape around it. Kaplan easily could have chosen to insulate diners from the outside world with the installation of drapes. Instead, the restaurant's expansive front windows feature a litany of food-related quotes, affixed to the glass in a way that serves as a subtle visual break. They also offer passersby food for thought. – Douglas Trattner, Free Times
- Every bite of our meal, from start to finish, was incredibly wonderful. The salad was so fresh, simple and packed with flavor, especially the olives. And speaking of fresh, the pasta was surprisingly fresh and light, not at all heavy, which is typically what I expect from gnocchi. The saffron in the sauce really made this dish. – Cleveland Foodie
- Our server was very friendly and attentive. The food was awesome. The pizza was the best I have had in Cleveland. – iliketoeatgoodfood, TripAdvisor
Luxe Kitchen & Lounge
Luxe’s eclectic mix of Mediterranean small plates, elegantly presented shareable appetizers, pizzas, and hearty burgers mirrors the varied design elements of the dining room, which sets baroque crystal chandeliers against an industrial metal ceiling. This classic and contemporary interplay carries over into rich, detailed carpets underfoot and a vintage safe. Serving Sunday brunch and dinner, the restaurant also hosts special events throughout the month and opens its doors for private events and catering orders.
Detroit - Shoreway
6605 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44102Get Directions