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Where to Wine and Dine Clients in Cleveland

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Where to Wine and Dine Clients in Cleveland

Published Oct 20, 2017
Updated Jan 15, 2018

So you’re in Cleveland with the sole purpose of meeting with clients. The problem? You’re not from Cleveland.

When it comes to entertaining a swath of discerning Cleveland businesspeople, it helps to know the best restaurants to make the greatest impact.

Luxurious Seafood

Close the deal over an enormous tower of shrimp, oysters, crab claws and mussels at Blue Point Grille. Splurge on the lobster tail or just have lunch over white tablecloths at this Warehouse District restaurant.

Something Swanky

Want to really impress the clients? Ask to dine in what was once a bank vault at the lavish Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse in Downtown Cleveland. The historic building houses this upscale eatery, which is known for its succulent steaks and gorgeously prepared seafood.

For A Great Steak

The bigger the steak, the bigger the deal. Right? Morton’s The Steakhouse, centrally located in Tower City downtown, is sure to impress your high-dollar clients with its prime steaks, which are considered to be in the top two percent of high-quality beef available in the U.S.

Elegant Private Dining

If you need to present to a group of potential clients in a fine dining atmosphere, the beautiful Adega offers an elegant private dining space to accompany its upscale Mediterranean menu. Located downtown in the Metropolitan at the 9, your clients will be sure to extend their visit to other parts of this chic hotel including its cocktail vault and rooftop bar.

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A Perfect View

Head to the rooftop of one of Cleveland’s most contemporary hotels to sip champagne and take in an uncanny view of the city.  With a modern outdoor décor, Azure is one of the city’s hottest alfresco options for wowing your clients.

Take A Coffee Break

Nothing gets things going better than a good pitch over a hot cup of Joe. Located in the bustling East Fourth Street Entertainment District, Erie Island Coffee Co. is the place to go to make an introduction, close a deal or catch up on emails between appointments.

Working Lunch

During lunch, it’s not uncommon to see Cleveland’s movers and shakers noshing on Pura Vida’s beautifully prepared “urban picnic” menu. Located adjacent to Public Square, this bustling bistro offers mid-day fine dining in a contemporary environment.


Classic cocktails that’ll change your life? Look no further than the Velvet Tango Room, inconspicuously tucked between Ohio City and Tremont. Each cocktail—which isn’t cheap by any means—is handcrafted with the utmost care. Make reservations in the back “secret” room, where many of Cleveland’s most notable players of done deals.

Wine Time

With its opulent theatres and extravagant outdoor chandelier, Playhouse Square is sure to impress your clients. Take that experience to the next level by expensing a few glasses of wine and some small plates at the quaint Bin 216.

Breakfast Meetings

Sometimes the only time to get on a client’s calendar is first thing in the morning. Break the fast together at the charming Bonbon Pastry and Café, located across from the West Side Market. The brunch-style menu is hearty, wholesome and homemade. But, don’t leave without one of their signature pastries.

A Side of Fun

Got a non-traditional client who abhors golf courses and steakhouses? Challenge them to a game of pool, bowling or darts while enjoy some adult milkshakes and spiked punches at the two-story Punch Bowl Social in the East Bank of the Flats.


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