taste on lee

A few weeks ago we visited Taste, the new restaurant in Cleveland Heights that sits in the former Wine Room space, for Metromix. Check out the full review here.

This restaurant is a great addition to Lee Road. After chatting with the chef, I look forward to heading back in the future to see how his restaurant will evolve. Not only does he plan to constantly change the menu, but he plans to make other changes and additions as needed based on customer feedback. After all he explained, this restaurant isn’t about him, but the customers.

On our visit, it was the desserts that impressed us the most, especially the pistachio ile flottante. If you’re in the area, either for a movie or even grabbing dinner at one of the other many restaurants on Lee, be sure to stop in for dessert and a drink at the very least – you won’t be disappointed.


  1. Anonymous
    Posted January 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    We went to Taste last night. We were very excited about trying this new place! We left with mixed feelings, all of us. The food was good but not outstanding … the dishes were studied but not mature yet. While prices were not outrageous, we ended up each paying about $50 apiece and it felt that the meal was not worth this much. I would not recommend ordering the bread. There is a $1.50 charge for it and there is nothing special about it. The decor was very, very nice, but the choice of music did not match the atmosphere of the place. So, if I were to go back, I’d wait until they have a happy hour and play different music.

  2. michelle v
    Posted January 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    I agree – we thought it was good, not great (except for the desserts) and the bread isn’t worth paying for. We will go back, though. I think it’s one of the places that will continue to improve.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted July 3, 2009 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Well the bread is now free, but bread is bread – rate a restaurant on something other than the freebies!! All three courses we had were top-notch, and yes it was $50, but that was 3 courses and 2 glasses of wine each. A deal they offer every day. THAT is a deal if you ask me.

  4. Randy Dunn
    Posted December 26, 2009 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    My wife and I have been there 3 or 4 times – we have also taken the kids a couple times. We like this place. Food is good, wine list is solid the help is very attentive and friendly – this place tries hard to keep folks happy. We like the atmosphere and will continue to visit.

  5. Heights gal
    Posted December 18, 2010 at 1:06 am | Permalink

    We had a really trying experience at Taste. Went in for holiday cheer ended up getting something unexpected…the bartender was very angry and unprofessional. Never ever had this happen to us. He asked us in front of the bar why we under tipped him. So weird! Left a 10% bar tip for ok service & didn’t eat dinner. If our husbands were with us this would of never happened. If we were men he would of never got in are faces. He needs to get out of the bar bizz. I have friends that are servers 10% at the bar for ok service is perfect. We will never be back with our family’s,friends and co-workers. I miss the wine bar, they had a lovely owner & staff.