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Issue Date: May 2011


Best Restaurants 2011: Silver Spoon Winners

Best New Restaurant

1:: Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

2:: Chinato

3:: Dante

Best Local Chef

1:: Michael Symon, Lola

2:: Chris Hodgson, Dim and Den Sum

3:: Jonathon Sawyer, The Greenhouse Tavern

Best Fine Dining

1:: Lola Bistro

2:: L'Albatros Brasserie & Bar

3:: Pier W

Best Cheap Eats

1:: Dim and Den Sum

2:: Melt Bar & Grilled

3:: Tucky's

Best Seafood

1:: Pier W

2:: Blue Point Grille

3:: Mitchell's Fish Market

Best French/Continental

1:: L'Albatros Brasserie & Bar

2:: Chez Francois

3:: Sans Souci

Best Italian

1:: Mama Roberto's

2:: Mama Santa's

3:: Chinato

Best Indian

1:: Cafe Tandoor

2:: Saffron Patch

3:: India Garden

Best Chinese

1:: Hunan on Coventry (tie)

1:: Pearl of the Orient (tie)

2:: Hunan by the Falls

Best Japanese

1:: Pacific East

2:: Sakura (tie)

2:: Sushi Rock (tie)

Best Asian (Other than Chinese or Japanese)

1:: Bác

2:: Ty Fun Thai Bistro

3:: Superior Pho

Best Mexican

1:: Momocho

2:: Luchita's Mexican Restaurant

3:: El Rodeo (tie)

3:: Nuevo Acapulco (tie)

Best Greek

1:: The Mad Greek

2:: Niko's on Detroit

3:: The Greek Village Grille

Best Middle Eastern

1:: Aladdin's Eatery

2:: Nate's Deli

3:: Anatolia Café

Best German or Other Central European

1:: Sokolowski's University Inn

2:: Balaton Restaurant

3:: Der Braumeister
Restaurant and Deli

Best Spanish/Portuguese

1:: Mallorca

2:: Viva Fernando

3:: Marbella

Best Caribbean/Puerto Rican/Latin American

1:: Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

2:: Sergio's Sarava

3:: Johnny Mango World Cafe & Bar

Best Caribbean/Puerto Rican/Latin American (chain)

1:: Bahama Breeze

Best Ribs/Barbecue

1:: Bubba's Q World Famous
Bar-B-Q & Catering

2:: Hot Sauce Williams BBQ

3:: Rick's Café

Best Steaks

1:: Red the Steakhouse

2:: Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

3:: Morton's the Steakhouse

Best Pizza

1:: Angelo's Pizza

2:: Geraci's

3:: Dewey's Pizza (tie)

3:: Mama Santa's (tie)

Best Hamburgers

1:: B Spot

2:: The Beer Engine

3:: Swenson's Drive-In

Best Small Plates

1:: Sergio's Sarava

2:: Amp 150

3:: Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

Best Appetizers

1:: The Greenhouse Tavern

2:: Lolita (tie)

2:: Sergio's Sarava (tie)

Best Desserts

1:: Sweet Melissa

2:: Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

Best Desserts (chain)

1:: The Cheesecake Factory

Best Sandwiches

1:: Melt Bar & Grilled

2:: Slyman's Restaurant

3:: Joe's Deli

Best Soups

1:: Souper Market

2:: Melt Bar & Grilled

Best Soups (chain)

1:: Panera Bread

Best Vegetarian/Vegan Selections

1:: Tommy's on Coventry

2:: Aladdin's Eatery

3:: VegiTerranean

Best Wine List

1:: Wine Bar Rocky River

2:: Lola Bistro

3:: La Cave du Vin

Best Cocktails

1:: Velvet Tango Room

2:: Bác

3:: Chocolate Bar

Best Beer Selection

1:: Winking Lizard Tavern

2:: The Beer Engine

3:: Melt Bar & Grilled

Best Local Microbrew

1:: Great Lakes Brewing Co.

2:: Rocky River Brewing Co.

3:: The Beer Engine

Best Gastropub

1:: Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

2:: Tremont Tap House

Best Place for Family Dining

1:: Yours Truly

2:: Joe's Deli

Best Place for Family Dining (chain)

1:: First Watch

Best Sunday Brunch

1:: Pier W

2:: Lucky's Café

Best Sunday Brunch (chain)

1:: First Watch

Best Date Spot

1:: Lola Bistro (tie)

1:: Lolita (tie)

Best Date Spot (chain)

1:: Melting Pot

Best Sports Bar/Restaurant

1:: Winking Lizard Tavern

2:: Panini's Bar & Grill

Best People Watching

1:: Lola Bistro (tie)

1:: Melt Bar & Grilled (tie)

2:: Metro Bar & Kitchen

Best Outdoor Dining

1:: Three Birds Restaurant

2:: Luxe Kitchen & Lounge

Best Plate Presentation

1:: Lola Bistro

2:: Wild Mango

3:: Dante

Best Service

1:: Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

2:: Lola Bistro (tie)

2:: Melt Bar & Grilled (tie)

Best Service (chain)

1:: First Watch

Best View

1:: Pier W

2:: Jekyll's Kitchen

3:: Ponte Vecchio

Best Deli

1:: Corky and Lenny's

2:: Joe's Deli

3:: Jack's Deli

Best Pastry Shop

1:: Corbo's Dolceria

2:: Presti's Bakery & Cafe

3:: Blackbird Baking Co.

Best Place to Buy Bread

1:: Breadsmith

2:: On the Rise Artisan Breads

3:: Blackbird Baking Co.

Best Place to Buy Bread (chain)

1:: Panera Bread

Best Cheese Selection

1:: Heinen's

2:: West Side Market

Best Cheese Selection (chain)

1:: Whole Foods Market

Best Wine Store

1:: Rozi's Wine House

2:: Minotti's Wine & Spirits

3:: Heinen's

Comments:
Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:49:13 AM by Anonymous
I can't believe John Q's made none of the lists!!! They have excellent food, great service and atmosphere. My husband and I love this restaurant and every meal we have had there has been absolutely wonderful.
Monday, May 09, 2011 6:25:51 AM by Anonymous
most find this a farce
chains
ballot stuffing corporate groups
payola
interpress/business relationships
and simple foofaroof
reminds us of wmms winning every year...pah-lease
P.S. NOT PRINTING THIS OPINE IS A CONFESSION
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:04:40 AM by Anonymous
Deagan's Kitchen & Bar id great for bar food and beer . It pales in comparison to Chinato and Dante. Someone fixed this and I am not even going to ask how it won best service.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 3:19:24 PM by Cleveland Magazine
Silver Spoon voting is open to all readers online and through a mail-in ballot. We do screen each entry for ballot stuffing and discard those ballots from our total votes.
Sunday, December 02, 2012 1:41:47 PM by Tricia
I'm glad Blackbird Baking Co got third for bread but I think they are #1!

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