Ready to check out the freshest new spots downtown? From a Mediterranean restaurant to an Italian location, read on for a rundown of the newest spots to open their doors in this part of Cleveland.
1701 E. 12th St.
Omar Grill is a Middle Eastern spot.
Look for sandwiches (shawarma), combo meals (meat or chicken kebab skewers that come with rice, salad, hummus and a drink), meals from the grill (chicken tikka with two skewers and rice and salad) and main meals, such as Biryani (meat of lamb with spicy rice and salad and Uozii Meat, which is shoulder meat and Uozii stew.)
Omar Grill's current Yelp rating of four stars out of three reviews indicates the newcomer is finding its way, but it's still early days.
Yelper Thomas D., who reviewed Omar Grill on Nov. 11, wrote, "It was the best falafel I've had in Cleveland."
Omar Grill is open from 10:30 a.m.–midnight daily.
Empress Nails Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave., Suite 320
Empress Nails Cleveland is a nail salon.
The spot is a micro nail salon and is located in the historic City Club Building. It services include manicures and pedicures for men and women, polish change for hands and feet, nail replacement, shellac and acrylic removal, nail trim and more. For a complete list of services, click here.
With a five-star rating out of three reviews on Yelp, Empress Nails Cleveland has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Jane F., who reviewed Empress Nails Cleveland on Jan. 1, wrote, "I snuck in an appointment last min before New Years to get a fun design and she did not disappoint! We picked out a cute design on Pinterest and she painted it perfectly."
Empress Nails Cleveland is open from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. on Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. –4 p.m. on Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)
Balance Pan-asian Grille
515 Euclid Ave.
Balance Pan-Asian Grille is a pan Asian spot.
Serving appetizers, build-a-bowls and season specials, the new Asian-Fusion restaurant offers plant-based protein and animal-based protein choice. Start with a sweet potato salad and then consider the Mongo Tacos (sweet & smoky Mongo Sauce atop wok-fired steak with Japanese Mayo, carrots and cilantro) or the Budda Bowl (spicy India-inspired butter sauce with chickpeas, red onions, tomato, cilantro, and sprouts). Wash it all down with one of the bubble teas, such as the strawberry mojito or Mocha Bubble Brew. Click here for the full menu.
Balance Pan-Asian Grille currently holds five stars out of 27 reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.
Yelper Joe P., who reviewed Balance Pan-Asian Grille on March 3, wrote, "My two personal favorite snacks are the citrus Brussels sprouts and the Bangbang nachos."
Balance Pan-Asian Grille is open from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. on Monday-Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)
Murano Modern Italian Cuisine
1852 E. Sixth St.
Murano Modern Italian Cuisine is an Italian spot.
The menu infuses traditional Italian flavors with a modern twist and includes antipasta, flatbread, entrees and pasta. Diners can open with the clamari fritti, add a Murano salad (mixed greens, tomato, pepperoncini, red onion and gorgonzola) or mushroom flatbread and order the sea scallops florentine or the goat cheese ravioli for the main course. Pair a bottle, or glass, of red or white off the extensive wine list.
With a four-star rating out of 11 reviews on Yelp, Murano Modern Italian Cuisine has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Jaime S., who reviewed Murano Modern Italian Cuisine on Nov. 11, wrote, "The bartender told me the chicken piccata was the best he'd ever had. I agree. It was gone as quickly as it arrived."
Murano Modern Italian Cuisine is open from 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m. on Friday, and 4 p.m.–11 p.m. on Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)