Cleveland has a new five-star restaurant that is was discovered yesterday on the way to Chagrin Falls for happy hour. CRU Uncorked = WONDERFUL is a one-word description!
Opened by the former CEO of Eaton, located off the beaten path away from the freeway exits, it is nestled at the corner of Som Center road and Chagrin Blvd, yet still close enough to 271/Chagrin exit for out-of-towners. This is our Cleveland’s newsest five star restaurant, in my opinion.
Sparing no expense and resembling a French chateau or high-end winery, the exterior is not just surface presentation, but an introduction to the delights to be found inside.
We enjoyed glasses of Silver Oak, Quilt, Caymus, Chablis and a French Puligny-Montrache ….all available as individual glass pours!!! For dinner I added a Cakebread Chardonnay which paired perfectly with a wonderful lemon-orange chantilly sauced salmon, grilled perfectly. My friend had a beautiful pork chop with an absolutely wonderful cherry-reduction that paired beautifully with his Quilt wine.
If you are into a five-star experience and don’t mind a double hundred digit price tag, this is a wonderful spot is a experience. I’m calling it Cleveland’s next five-star restaurant.
I recommend getting a reservation for preferred seating, or happy-hour to sample the place as we did with a patio menu.