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Provenance and Provenance Cafe

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11150 East Blvd, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH 44106-1711 (Formerly Provenance)
+1 216-707-2600
10:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Tue 10:00 - 16:30
Wed 10:00 - 20:30
Thu 10:00 - 16:30
Fri 10:00 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:30
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food is excellent. It is made to order even in the cafe. This often means a long wait at the cafe at noon hour. It's better to go early or late.

Thank Barbara G
Burlington, Vermont
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a nice lunch while at the art museum. Easy to gather in the atrium and the food choices are nicely varied for all tastes. It is buffet style and expensive, expected considering it is in an art museum.

Thank Will C
New York City, New York
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579 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I recently ate here after an amazing visit to Cleveland Art Museum. There was a ton of choices for a quick meal, but I found the service lackluster. That said it's a good choice within the museum.

Thank ClintPage
Troy, Michigan
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140 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the cafe during our first trip to the museum. The limited selections are terrific. You may purchase beer or wine too. We dined in the courtyard atrium. Beautiful. People are friendly. The cafe process is efficient so you are served even when busy.

Thank Cheryl C
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I try to eat at this restaurant every time I go to the art museum. The food is imaginative and delicious. This time I had the lamb kofta clay bread and my wife had the curried chicken salad, and both were excellent. The service is also friendly. I wish Provenance was open for dinner more often, but the art museum... More 

1 Thank Jim M
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Considering the location of this restaurant, we felt that everything in it was appropriate. Food is art, and the chef is to be complimented many times over for his skill. The Porcini Crusted Trout was in my husband's words "the best fish dish I have ever had". The Lamb Shank was right up there with some of the best dishes... More 

1 Thank Lenore T
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Be wary of the sandwich counter. Only chef working there had to run out because something got in her eye, which resulted in the sandwich I waited 20 minutes for being burnt. I then waited ten minutes for my replacement, a small sandwich served burnt and without cheese by someone who usually works a different section.

Thank Jack S
Euclid, Ohio
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150 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

After visiting the Art Museum, we enjoyed a deliciously prepared luncheon in the Provenance restaurant. The service was very good, but a little pricey.

Thank Nora441
Boca Grande, Florida
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This restaurant, in the Atrium of there Cleveland Museum of Art is outstanding--a destination even if you don't plan to spend time in the galleries. Although it is not open every day, when it is open they have fresh food, locally sourced, often themed with a current major exhibition. The space is clean and spare, the service a little spotty... More 

Thank Solaqne71
Akron, Ohio
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped in on a Wednesday evening after spending a few hours looking at works of art. The restaurant is small, clean and comfortable. The menu is impressive. The staff were quite accommodating. I have an uncommon but severe food allergy. The server checked with the chef and was able to advise me in selecting courses. I had the braised... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH 44106-1711 (Formerly Provenance)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-707-2600
Provenance is a 76-seat fine dining restaurant and lounge, located inside the world-renowned Cleveland Museum of Art, that features locally sourced and globally inspired cuisine and a prix fixe menu that complements current museum exhibitions. We accept reservations up to one month in advance to the date.

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