Jan 3, 2024 - Food and Drink

10 Cleveland restaurants opening in 2024

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Cleveland's dining scene is constantly in flux, with anticipated restaurants opening and favorites closing year-round.

Why it matters: 2024 looks to be no different, with a wide range of eateries set to debut from some well-known names in the local food scene.

The intrigue: We picked 10 restaurants whose openings you'll want to keep an eye on and make reservations for in the coming months.

🥩 Steak

Opening: Early 2024

Details: Former Guardians manager Terry Francona and partners Jason Beudert and Chelsea Williams plan to open Steak in the space formerly occupied by Parallax in Tremont.

  • Steak will offer an 8-ounce Coulotte steak, salad, house-made rolls and hand-cut fries for a fixed price of $30.

🍕 Lil Ronnie's Pizzeria

Opening: Early 2024

Details: The team behind the winner of our best pizza contest, Il Rione, is opening a satellite pizzeria on Professor Avenue in Gordon Square.

  • Lil Ronnie's will be more of a takeout, New York City-style slice spot located next to Edison's Pub.

🍗 AJ Rocco's

Opening: March

Details: The bar/restaurant in Gateway District closed its space at 816 Huron Road in 2019 but is reopening — and expanding — at 828 Huron Road.

  • The new, two-story venue will feature a full kitchen and event space with mahogany furniture, exposed brick, and vaulted ceilings.

🥕 Market 42

Opening: Spring

Details: Market 42 isn't so much a restaurant but a multifaceted public market that looks to become Brunswick's version of West Side Market.

  • The 25,000-square-foot space on Pearl Road will feature more than 30 vendors, including a dozen restaurants as part of a large food hall.

🌮 Agave & Rye

Opening: Spring

Details: Agave & Rye is bringing its large selection of gourmet tacos and bourbon to Eton Chagrin Boulevard.

  • It's the second Northeast Ohio spot for the Kentucky-based restaurant, which opened a location in Cleveland's Warehouse District in August 2022.

🍩 Haute Donuts

Opening: Summer

Details: Restaurateurs Zach Ladner and Carl Quagliata opened Gio's Pastaria in the Van Aken District Market Hall in November and will follow up with Haute Donuts this summer.

  • The concept is described as "gourmet doughnuts" with vegan options.

🍕 Boom's Pizza

Opening: Summer

Details: The Van Aken District has been piling up new eateries, which will include a Boom's Pizza location at the space formerly occupied by Michael's Genuine.

  • Chefs Ben Bebenroth and Jonathan Bennett opened Boom's first location in Lakewood in January 2023.

🍔 Charter House Grille

Opening: Summer

Details: Entrepreneur Chris King purchased the space previously occupied by Bistro 185 on East 185th Street.

  • The restaurant will feature American cuisine with craft cocktails.

🥖 Kiln

Opening: Late summer

Details: Chef Doug Katz and business partner Todd Thompson will open Kiln in the booming Van Aken District in the space formerly occupied by Shake It.

  • The concept is described as a "modern take on a classic European bistro."

🥩 Oliva Steakhouse

Opening: Early fall

Details: Lola and Luca Sema — owners of Luca Italian Cuisine, Luca West and Acqua di Luca — will expand their dining portfolio with an intimate steakhouse.

  • The new restaurant will be located in the space formerly occupied by Osteria di Valerio e Al in downtown's Warehouse District.
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