Two Cleveland restaurants make OpenTable's Hottest Restaurants in America list

Posted at 12:10 PM, Mar 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 08:29:18-04

Two Cleveland restaurants made it in OpenTable's Hottest Restaurant list. After analyzing more than 10,000,000 plus reviews of more than 24,000 restaurants across America, two notable restaurants in Cleveland made the final cut. Restaurants in Columbus and Cincinnati also made a spot on the list.


Lola: A Michael Symon Restaurant 

2058 E. 4th St, Cleveland, OH 44115

In the heart of Cleveland's E. 4th St. neighborhood, this local jewel features stunning decor and sustainable American cuisine. Highlights include, beef cheek pierogies, impeccably prepared meats and seafood, inventive desserts and an extensive wine list featuring over 400 selections.

The Greenhouse Tavern

2038 E 4th St, Cleveland, OH 44115

Chef Jonathon Sawyer's sustainably inspired flagship restaurant located in the heart of downtown Cleveland. This restaurant is known for its lamb burgers and beef short ribs.



Mita's, the second restaurant from acclaimed Chef Jose Salazar is named after his Colombian grandmother, his "Mita". The beautiful 130 seat restaurant designed by MSA Architects is located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati at the corner of Fifth and Race Streets on the ground floor of the 84.51 Building. The atmosphere combines modern, clean architecture with expansive 25-foot windows, bright and colorful Moorish tiles, reclaimed wood floors and warm inviting fabrics. Mita's eclectic, farm inspired menu focuses on both the traditional and modern foods and beverages of Spain and Latin America, with tapas, ceviches, cured hams, cheeses and large plate.


Forno Kitchen and Bar

Located in the heart of the Short North Arts District, Forno is a unique stone-fired dining experience. Meaning “oven” in Italian (and a number of other romantic languages) you’ll find the right touch of heat when you step into Forno.

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