One of the top restaurants in Ohio! Great food, awesome wine list and great atmosphere!
Every time I come to this place I am always thoroughly impressed with the selections of both good and drink. Value is amazing. If there was a place like this in LA or Chicago, prices would be triple of what they are for the quality gotten. Overall a great place for any occasion.
LockKeepers is a consistently excellent choice for dinner especially for those who love well made Italian favorites and specials. Service is prompt and professional. Appetizers are large enough to share, varied and of good quality. Salads are quite large (not included with entree) and feature extremely fresh and well-presented vegetables, cheeses, dressings, and accompaniments. Entrees include a large variety of high end pasta dishes and a number or excellent meat and seafood choices complete with starch & vegetables. Desserts are unique and absolutely delicious. There is a large wine menu as well as cocktail and beer offerings. The atmosphere at this restaurant is always warm and inviting but especially so on a cold winter night. There are a number of private rooms throughout this very large restaurant and valet parking is always prompt and courteous. Would definitely recommend and return.
I can’t believe I’ve lived in northeast Ohio as long as I have and I never went here. My boyfriend and I went for a late lunch and we were more than impressed. We were basically the only ones there for a while which was so nice. Our waitress was so helpful and nice. I ordered a valley view manhattan and my boyfriend got a beer from Italy. Both were very good. Beef carpaccio was our appetizer of choice and it was AMAZING. We loved it. They had a special with fish and ratatouille, which my boyfriend ordered. I got the grilled Atlantic salmon. It was love at first bite. We had zero complaints. We ordered cheesecake for dessert which was delicious as well. I’ve never been so pleased with a place on the first try. The food, service and ambiance was 100% on point. We can’t wait to go back!
First time my wife and I have dined there. Absolutely the best in terms of menu options, food quality, service and ambiance. We ordered the filet mignon and honestly it was the best we ever had. Our waitress was just great and could not have been more attentive or personable. What a wonderful dining experience we both had…definitely will be back.
This was our first dining experience at Lock Keeper’s. We will most definitely be back again. Julie our waitress, did an outstanding job, we couldn’t have asked for better service. My steak was done perfectly, my wife’s risotto was awesome! We cannot wait to bring friends and family to Lock Keeper’s
The service is friendly and attentive. The food is great and the ambience is very pleasing. If you are looking for upscale Italian dining, this is the place.
We met friends to celebrate birthday’s and usually pick a more upscale place to celebrate annually. Lockkeepers is a special restaurant but prices are not out of line for what they offer. Service was attentive and our server Jackie was excellent with providing recommendations and answering questions. She didn’t rush us and was friendly. we have been there in the past and will certainly return! everyone’s dinner’s were great; steaks cooked perfectly, seafood pasta served with a good portion of shell fish and the veal chop was huge!
a great night out!
Karen was our server and was outstanding.
very customer friendly and service oriented.
very nice that our anniversary was celebrated w/ complimentary drinks and dessert.
we enjoyed our evening and will return.
We have a group of high school friends who get together a few time of year and Lockkeepers has been a convenient place for east and west siders to meet. The service and food are always good and they let us sit and “gab” as long as we like. We go other places but keep returning to Lockkeepers.
LockKeepers is one of my favorite restaurants. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been there. The food is always excellent, and the specials are inventive and combine interesting flavors and ingredients. Service is always professional and attentive. And please never stop serving the tapenade with the bread! It’s so good I dream about it.
Could not have picked a finer place in NE Ohio to enjoy an anniversary dinner with my lovely wife. Service, food…and all the little extras- Bravo!
Great food, TREMENDOUS service ! A real gem! The wine list was very detailed
Consistently one of the best restaurants in a city with many great ones!
From the time we were greeted from the valet till the time we exited, it was exceptional service. Very warm and friendly staff in a very warm and charming ambiance. Our server was on point and very friendly. Food was served hot and delicious. Large portions, I had to take half of mine home for a second meal. I ordered the simple greens salad. It was a large portion so our server split to share. It was delicious, spring mix with cucumber, carrot and the balsamic dressing was very good, and just the right amount to taste. My main course EEEwas the Seafood Fra Diavolo, huge. Again as stated spicy, just enough to taste, but not overbearing. There was a very good mixture of the seafood, proportioned well with the spaghetti. We were full, but splurge and ordered a cannoli to go. It was packed nicely in a box with a side of chocolate. I would highly recommend.
Took my wife there for her Birthday. Food was excellent. Our server’s name was Amanda. She was fantastic. Managed our meal exceptionally well.
This was one of the best meals my family has had in a long time. I got the sword fish, a special for that night. It was the best sword fish I have ever had, tasty, tender and cooked perfectly. It was served hot (I hate cold food that’s supposed to be hot.)
The rest of our party got pasta. You could taste the difference of a house made pasta. The salads were generous and perfectly dressed. We got the eggplant rotini for an appetizer. Wow, it was perfection. I would recommend this place to everyone.
Another wonderful dinner with my husband at LockKeepers! Started the evening with Manhattans and then enjoyed yellow fin tuna and swordfish dinners, both cooked as specified. My husband also ordered Frank’s Salad, a favorite, and I ordered the special buffalo mozzarella salad; both were excellent. Julie was a great waiter — kept our table serviced, checked in with us periodically and didn’t rush us; she added a special touch and comp’ed us with biscotti w/chocolate and Brachetto for my husband’s birthday. We had a really great evening!!
The experience was great and our waiter Gabriel was OUTSTANDING. Ask for him you will
enjoy his service, knowledge, and friendliness.
Lockeepers is our favorite restaurant. The service is excellent, the food is amazing, and the environment is beautiful/clean/river view. It’s not cheap, but it’s totally worth it. A true gorgeous dining experience!
Attended on Christmas Eve. Excellent food and service. Destressed the entire day. new tradition
If we could give more than 5 stars, we would!!! We’ve dined here many times and they never disappoint. The food is divine and the service is impeccable.
Exceptional food, ambience, and service. Great place for a quiet dinner with someone special. There’s an authentic atmosphere stemming from its origins over a century and a half ago.
This occasion was our before-Christmas-special- dinner. While LockKeepers was busy with holiday get- togethers, the service by Mary was great. She gave my husband and I samples of wine and let us know that the soup of the day was Manhatten Clam Chowder! Wow, nobody serves the Manhatten anymore. Needless to say we each had a serving and it was delicious! I had a special, Walleye on Barley resotto and my husband had the seafood on rice resotto. Both were delicious. And the housemade desserts, Tiramaso and Cheesecake were both light and so good! We will certainly be back, soon! Again, Mary is very personable and a great server!
Our company Christmas lunch was excellent. We plan on doing it again next year. Service was excellent, food AMAZING.
Dinner after Cleveland orchestra Christmas concert was perfect!
We always choose LockKeepers for special occasions like Birthdays, Anniversaries and our annual Christmas dinner. The decor, the service, the friendly and attentive staff and the quality and presentation of the meals are all outstanding. Every visit I have ever had has always been first class all the way.
We have never had a bad meal at Lockkeepers so wanted to take my in-laws here for their 30th wedding anniversary. This experience certainly did not disappoint! Emily Q was perhaps one of the best waitresses we have had anywhere. The wine and food recommendations were spot on and the meal was very well paced. We will be returning for many a special occasion in the future.
Easy reservations via Open Table – my party arrived staggered but were shown to lovely private room for holiday meal. Fabulous décor and attentive staff. Menu appealed to everyone but we all loved the olive tapenade that came with the bread course. Great for entertaining clients as well. We’ll be back.
Excellent Italian Along the Towpath! We went for a thanksgiving weekend lunch and had a great experience. The venue was surprisingly expansive and charming; quite suitable for events. We started with carpaccio (thickly shaved parmesan, fresh arugula) and a delicious calamari (sundried tomatoes and shiitakes were a great counterpoint and not overpowering of the calamari). We immediately honed in on the house made pastas which were all done well. The black garlic gnocchi came with plentiful lobster pieces and a great cream sauce. The lunch special (salad, soup, orrechiette with butternut cream sauce and sausage) was a fantastic deal at 16. For dessert, we shared the tiramisu (heavy on the cream!) and a few well done coffee drinks (including an espresso poured over house made gelato). Overall highly recommended.
My husband and I had our 60th Wedding Anniversary Party upstairs in your private room last December 26th and it was wonderful (about 70 of our family and friends)l….so we had to come back just the two of us and celebrate our 61st. It was wonderful again. Thank you to our waitress Amanda who did a great job of serving us.
For the last five year my wife and I go to Lock Keeper for our anniversary and we will only go there. The food is outstanding. The service is amazing. No other place compete with the quality of the total experience. Thank you every one there for doing a wonderful job and making that day special for us.
We went for my husband’s birthday and had a great evening. The food was delicious, the service was fast and friendly, and our waiter even wrote down the name of the wine I had for me since I liked it so much. My husband got a free birthday dessert, biscotti with chocolate sauce, which he said he could have drunk on its own. Thanks for a great evening out, Lockkeepers!
Best restaurant in Cleveland, and I’ve been to them all.
Outstanding! I dine here a few times a year and I must say that
the meal I enjoyed the other night was in my 5 top favorites in Cleveland… Ever!
from the perfectly served Eggplant Rollatini to the Buratta, Arugula and Toasted Pistachio Salad to the Mushroom Fettuccini Pasta Special…Delicious! The Chef came out to shave truffles
over my pasta which was already delicious but made even more so. I can’t wait o go back…
Consistently great and the service is tops!
Every single meal that we have at LockKeepers is literally the best meal we’ve ever had! It’s only outdone by our next meal there! It’s worth every penny and we’ve eaten all over the country! Our favorite restaurant ever! It is always consistent too which I love!!! The people who work there are amazing as well!!
Amazing Food! Great Quality! This was our first time at LockKeepers, but it wont be our last. Nate was our server and he was fantastic! The quality of the food was amazing. My son and I both had the black garlic gnocchi with Maine lobster, it was incredible! We both raved about it. My husband had the lasagna, and my other son had the chicken parm. Both were great. It was truly a dining experience. We’ll be back!
The food is truly always impeccable. I take all of my out of town guests there because the food is so good. No one does fish better thank LK, and the seasonal dishes are unexpectedly unique. Never the usual, but also not so eclectic that the flavors don’t play well.
One year anniversary dinner with the girlfriend. Sat down and greeted with a champagne toast! Very warm welcome indeed. Our server was extraordinary and gracious. Perfect wine recommendation. The eggplant app was filling in itself with a delicious ricotta center. Lamb shank entree and seafood risotto were HUGE! We needed wheelchairs to get to the parking lot. Lamb was so tender and juicy it fell off the bone. Risotto was perfectly cooked (not easy to find). We ordered dessert and a glass of the delicious house made limoncello but yet again they delivered a complimentary biscotti plate for our anniversary!
We’ve dined at some of the “best” restaurants in CLE. But the level of service at LockKeepers is second to none!!! The authentic Italian cuisine beats any Italian. And the pizza is probably the single best slice I’ve had West of NYC!
Thank you for making our special day even that much more special!
You guys rock!
Wanted good food with nice ambience. Lockkeepers fit the bill. We shared Frank’s Salad, with gorgonzola, pickled onion, roasted red peppers, greens – very tasty. For our main course, we got Pork Saltimbocca with fontina, prosciutto, risotto cake. It was extremely good. Also, got the Black Garlic Gnocchi, with Maine lobster, leeks and goat cheese cream – delicious! Alas, by the time we finished dinner, we had no room for dessert. It was an enjoyable place to eat, relaxed, with a lovely atmosphere. Our server, Monica, was very efficient and helpful. I’d go back in a minute.
Celebrated 3 family birthdays with 90 y/o Dad coming along. Staff was very accommodating to his special needs. Our waiter and staff could not have been more professional yet friendly at the same time. Food was fresh, delicious and well worth the price. For our family this meal was a special treat. Will definitely return.
My wife and I chose to dine at LockKeepers for our three year anniversary and we were extremely pleased. Our server Jackie made sure that we had all that we needed while also ensuring our privacy. The LockKeepers staff provided the perfect environment for our special evening beginning with prefered seating and throughout the night as our dinner items arrived in a timely manor and were exquisitely delicious.
One of our favorites, delicious food, excellent service, prompt and attentive staff with smiles!
The pasta dishes are fresh and fabulous. One of the nicest places to go on a romantic date and with a group. Not t-shirt and jeans place, which is so nice. We’ve dined both in the bar, before a show at Blossom and for anniversaries and birthdays in the dining room. You can actually talk without screaming, the noise level is always very comfortable and so enjoyable to be able to have great conversation over a wonderful bottle from the wine list. Often times we forget other people are dining too. A wonderful choice for great food and service. If they could add someone playing piano..we’d probably never leave! We’ll be back again very soon!! Thank you Lockkeepers!!
Great food, quiet ambiance, and an amazing server, Tessa. Would gladly come here again the next time I’m in the Cleveland area.
My husband took me here for a date night get away. It was everything and then some. Great Service, Great food, Great Atmosphere. After dinner ventured to the bar for a couple of cocktails and what a great atmosphere in the bar area as well. The bar tenders did an outstanding job on the cocktails. I highly recommend this restaurant for a night out on the town, special occasion celebration of if you are looking for a nice ambiance place to go.
We went there for our 29th anniversary and had a wonderful experience. Our waiter, Gabriel, was very knowledgeable, friendly and overall , a great waiter. Food was awesome from the appetizer to dessert. Wait to go back!
We had great food and great service. We were able to relax and take our time eating. Our server did not rush us and brought each coarse out at the right time. Wine list is great and prices are reasonable. Great anniversary dinner. They even brought us out special treats because they knew it was our anniversary. Love going back to Lock Keepers.
Our server Nate was great! It was a quiet and slow Saturday afternoon which allowed us to really take a look around the place. Ambiance very nice & we dined in the Bar area.
My husband and I agreed that this was the best dining experience we’ve had in a long time. The service was attentive without being overly so, the pace was leisurely, the ambiance was enjoyable, the food was awesome, and the price was reasonable. We have had meals recently for the same or more money that we enjoyed far less. Can’t wait to go again!
We had gone on our 25th wedding anniversary and Monica could not have take better care of us . Excellent food and service. Special treatment for our special day was very much appreciated ! Had a wonderful evening !
Amazing! 10 out of 10! My husband and I had dinner here for our 26th wedding anniversary. Right away my husband liked the atmosphere. Dimly lit, romantic but very comfortable. Even the noise level was perfect. It is not one of those places where everything echoes and you have to talk loud to be heard. The staff was the warmest, friendliest I have ever encountered, from the valet who held the door open for us to the host who seated us and wished us a happy anniversary. The waitress brought us each a glass of sparkling wine to celebrate our day and after dinner she congratulated us on our 26 years of marriage & brought us a small plate of biscotti and chocolate sauce. There was even a small chocolate piece that said “Happy Anniversary”. Emily was our waitress she was very warm and attentive and everything for our meal was served at the perfect pace. We did not feel rushed or forgotten. I will ask for her next time we make reservations. The food was fantastic! We started with calamari, My husband ordered the filet and I had the Yellowfin tuna. Everything was prepared to perfection. They have an extensive drink list. I had a peach sangria which was very good. I had a hard time choosing just one dessert so I ended up getting cannoli and cheesecake to go. I tried both when I got home and I would still have a hard time picking between the two. I loved our evening here. The staff at LockKeepers made our day truly special.
This was the perfect choice for entertaining out-of-town business associates. It’s beautiful, the service is impeccable and the food is stellar. Can’t say enough about this local gem. I wanted to give my guest from Portland a taste of Northeast Ohio without the hassle of driving downtown. This was perfect! I’ll be back soon for the calamari!
Outstanding service and incredible food. One of our favorites!
Excellent food and excellent service. I would recommend the dishes on the seasonal menu and also the seared tuna entrée and gnocchi.
Great service. Our waiter Gabriel was fantastic. Good was delicious and great presentation. Will be back.
We always have a great time at Lockkeeper’s. Our favorite spot is in the bar and we meet there often with friends. Love the gnocchi! Thank you.
Met for lunch on a Saturday afternoon, excellent service, food was fantastic, and when we ordered dessert, they split 2 different choices into 4 servings for our party to sample at will. Atmosphere was quiet and allowed for conversations to be enjoyed well into the dessert. Not often do we find great atmosphere, excellent service, fabulous food, superb dessert and wine selection. We will be back again for the next special occasion we celebrate!
My mother and I visited LockKeepers for lunch last week to celebrate her 80th birthday, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was that rare kind of place that really made an effort to give us exactly what we wanted!
On arrival, valet parking was offered and was complimentary, but you can also easily and conveniently self-park if that is your preference. I called ahead to request a corner booth so my mom could more easily hear conversation during our meal and we were placed at the perfect table.
A very nice ciabatta loaf with olive tapenade was served as we perused the menu, and there was an excellent selection, from lighter soups and salads to pizzas, pastas and hearty entrees. My mother wanted the seafood FraDiavolo, but wondered if she could have it with spicy olive oil instead of the tomato based sauce described…no problem they said, and she absolutely loved their preparation with house-made fettucine and loads of fresh shrimp, mussels and calamari. I had a nice piece of grilled salmon (cooked just as I asked) with black lentils and veggies over a good onion puree with chive oil…yum! We both selected wine by the glass (she likes red – I like white) in the $10-11 range. For dessert we wanted to share their wonderful dark chocolate cake with caramel gelato and candied walnuts, so they brought separate small plates, perfectly presented, for each of us to have our own mini serving. After, we had decaf espresso with a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream. It was the perfect end.
Our waitress was just fabulous – really warm and gracious, attentive but unobtrusive and extremely professional. The dining room was formal, but in a cozy, inviting sort of way. We lingered throughout the lunch period without ever feeling rushed, and the bill – $120, including tip – seemed a good value since everything was just as we wanted it to be
Love, love, love. This is THE place I go to for all family events (birthdays, anniversaries) and where I stop EVERY time I’m headed up to Cleveland to catch a game or show. I love the atmosphere and the service is always exactly what I expect it to be. Not to mention the food is delicious! We live 45 mins south and it’s definitely worth the drive!
Here for my husbands birthday and he was blown away by the food and the service. Our waiter was great!! We have been back three times since and will be back on fathers day also. I have yet to eat anything that isn’t amazing.
LockKeepers is ideal for special occasions. It is a place where you can enjoy, besides great food, outstanding service and ambiance. The folks who take care of you are always around and their attention to details is superb. Love the way you are treated. You are made feel important and valued at LockKeepers.
We chose LockKeepers to celebrate our anniversary. It was an excellent experience in every way. Great table on the patio overlooking the ravine, wonderful attentive service, outstanding food and perfect atmosphere. We felt very special when our server brought a round of champagne to launch our special occasion. That was unexpected and very much appreciated. We will be sharing our praise for this lovely place every chance we get.
Well Done! The food was well prepared and nicely presented. The server was unobtrusive and gave old friends plenty of time to catch up with one another. Excellent menu. Dinner salads are enormous and wonderful.
Excellent in every way. Food was superb–sausage stuffed pepper, eggplant rollatini, seafood fra diavolo, even the bread was fresh and tasty. Service was attentive but not intrusive. The room is lovely as is the bar. Always a terrific experience for family and clients. I had someone in from Phoenix and he loved the experience.
The art of fine dining lives here at Lockeepers. We arrived and we cheerfully and promptly seated meeting a friend for dinner. The waitron was very attentive and warm, she made us feel welcomed, and accommodated all of our dining requests. The food was fantastic and presentation equally so. The chef greeted us after our meal and was genuinely interested in our experience. I would recommend Lockeepers for a simply elegant experience.
5/7/2016 Sophisticated Italian-American Restaurant. LockKeepers is a mainstay restaurant in the area. The decor and atmosphere is attractive and comfortable. Service is very courteous and efficient including the Valet, hostess and our waitress. We were seated right away and had 3 people setting our table, giving us menus and taking drink orders at the same time. We have visited several times before, but last night it was a Friday night during their Happy Hour and it was quite busy. We had a nice Cab wine from California that was on their Happy Hour menu for $4.00. We then ordered from the dinner menu: the Seafood Risotto was excellent with a lobster tail, scallops and shrimp. They did not skimp on the seafood. The presentation of the grilled salmon was excellent and it was prepared just right. We then had their homemade Gelato that was creamy and full of flavor. Every time we visit we have an excellent meal and an enjoyable time.
Wonderful Restaurant. This is the second time we have dined at Lockkeeper’s and we were delighted. The atmosphere is romantic- low lights, nicely decorated. There are tables near the bar where you can wait for your table to come available. The servers were attentive and polite. The menu had many different options from appetizers to entrees. I had a dinner salad that was very large and the salmon which was cooked to just the right consistency, served with a light sauce on the side along with garlic mashed potato and steamed asparagus- delicious! My husband had the veal chop which had the meat pounded flat, leaving the bone in for presentation and served up parmesano style- with mozzarella and delicious red sauce and a side of pasta. There is a nice wine, cocktail and beer list from which to choose. For dessert, my husband ordered a dark chocolate torte served with homemade vanilla gelato. It was very rich and chocolaty with caramel sauce drizzled over the top. I had a cappuccino (espresso and steamed, foamed milk on top) served Euro style in a smaller cup with a small biscotti on the side. We will definitely return to this place again for dinner or lunch on another day- well worth it.
Love Lockkeepers! Exceptional food and service! One of my favorite restaurants in Cleveland. Great atmosphere; everyone is professional and friendly. Always recommend it to my friends; they are pleased as well.
Delicious and Romantic! We went for an early dinner around 5pm on a Friday night. It was recommended by our hotel. We split the New York Strip and they prepared it to perfection.
Once again Lockkeepers exceeds our expectations! From the valet to the greeting upon entering and the fast and courteous seating. Our server ( Jackie) was simply fantastic, always available but never over bearing! It is truly a wonderful restaurant and one that we frequent often. The quality of the food is exceptional and the wine list is very accommodating.
Excellent in all aspects. It was our first visit to this place for a romantic lunch, Valentine’s Day celebration a day early. The valet was there to greet us as soon as we pulled in, which was great as it was snowing & windy. The hostess was very pleasant & checked our coats. The interior was warm & inviting. Our server, Tessa, was very knowledgeable about the menu. We had the calamari, which is the best I have ever had, for an appetizer. My husband had a Caesar salad & I had the Wedge. Both were delicious. The lobster ravioli is the best I have ever eaten. It is all lobster with no filler added. House cannoli for dessert was a perfect ending to a excellent meal. Our waitress was outstanding. We will visit this place again. Very impressed!
Exceptional Customer Service! Had not been here in years and was more than pleasantly surprised. The food was very good but the service was outstanding. We ordered a bottle of wine that was a bit off. The server knew we weren’t pleased and without our asking had the manager pull the bottle and replace it with another of his suggestion which was excellent. Beyond that, the server was attentive without being overbearing. We were early and sat at the bar first. The bartender knows how to make proper classic cocktails. This place is a credit to Cleveland.
Wonderful place! We stopped here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We had never been here before but were in the area and decided to try it. The decor is beautiful. The service and food were excellent in all respects. I had a Italian sandwich and side salad and my wife had eggplant. Both were lunch size portions and were excellent. We also split a slice of homemade cheesecake which was also excellent….very light and not dense at all. We will be back to try a dinner here….I am sure it is a busy place on weekends. It is about a 30 mile drive for us, so we probably won’t come often. I am sure the view of the canal is excellent in the summer. Not sure if they have a patio in the summer, but it would be a great idea!!
Outstanding meal from start to finish. The meals we had were outstanding. Everything was fresh and home-made. The vegetables were incredible and I often overlook them in restaurants because the detail to them is usually overlooked. I could not get enough of the squash and zucchini that came with mine, and I don’t like squash and zucchini. The finish with Tiramisu and coffee capped a perfect dinner.
A Great Dining Experience. We went to Lockkeepers for our company holiday dinner. The food was excellent, the ambiance was perfect and the service was exceptional. The menu provides a wide choice of options to please everyone in the party. Steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts were all delicious. So many dishes prepared with care and creativity. The calamari is some of the best you will ever taste. This is a great place to go for a special occasion, romantic dinner or when you just want an awesome meal.
My husband and I went to LockKeepers with 2 friends. We had a wonderful time. The food and service were exceptional. The wine list was excellent. The restaurant has a lot of ambience and is conveniently located. We spent about 2 hours enjoying our meal and each other’s company. We were not rushed or hurried to leave. LockKeepers Inn provided us with a wonderful evening out.
This is one of my favorite restaurants. I always look forward to going here and am never disappointed.
Outstanding as always. Very consistent in food, service, and hospitality. Great value especially for lunch. Highly recommended.
Food was great, recommended by a friend, atmosphere was great; great for a first date Would be a great place for a small wedding reception or event.
Top Shelf Restaurant!!! The best Cleveland has to offer!! Convenient location, great atmosphere and excellent food!!
My husband and I celebrate our birthdays at Lockkeepers. We can go to other restaurants but we have never been disappointed here so why go anywhere else? Last Saturday was my husband’s birthday. As soon as we walked in the door, we were enjoying ourselves thanks to the hostess. She was adorable! Our server, Emily, was terrific. She was friendly, attentive and knew the menu like the back of her hand. She made our night even more special. My husband had his favorite – Seafood Fra Diavolo and I had the Seared Yellowfin Tuna. Both so very delicious…as usual. We will be back! Thank you!!
I have been dining at LockKeepers for years now and I have had nothing but wonderful experiences every time. The menu is dynamic with a nice mount of choices and the wine list is extraordinary! I love it so much that we had our Wedding rehearsal dinner in the Sommelier room which was lovely, and our baby shower in one of the party rooms. I always recommend LockKeepers to friends and family because I know when dining here, I will not be disappointed. The staff is also very warm and inviting.
My wife and I were in Cleveland to see the R&R Hall of Fame for her birthday. I made reservations for Lockkeepers a few months in advance because it was close to the hotel that we were staying in. We showed up early, so we sat at the bar and had a few drinks while we waited for our table to open. After about 25 minutes the bartender brought a tray of calamari over for us…on the house. The food in this place is AMAZING. I travel quite a bit and have had steak all over the world, but for the money this place has the best steak I’ve had in years, and I’m not a shabby cook myself. The place can be a bit crowded and it’s pretty easy to spend a few hundred dollars between drinks, food, tip for waitress, tip for valet, etc, but it was worth every penny. We’ll be traveling through there for our anniversary in a few months and I have every intention of eating there again. If you are trying to make a positive impression for a “significant other” this place is well worth the cost.
The wait staff was incredibly efficient, knowledgeable and personable. Specials were explained carefully and patiently. Food was served piping hot, beautifully presented and tasted oh so wonderful. The ravioli with sweet pea filling, tomato and bacon sauce was out of this world. Wine list is exquisite.
We went to LockKeepers on the recommendation of a co-worker. She was so right! I enjoyed the pumpkin ravioli while my husband enjoyed the bone in pork chop. More than enough food and delivered to the table in an excellent presentation and perfect temperature. We will dine here again!
Love this restaurant. The quality of the food is consistently good, love the menu choices, and just the right ambiance to make it elegant but not stuffy.
Everyone there is unbelieveably friendly. Happiness is contagious. Entire staff is welcoming~ the valet parkers, the hostess, the bus boys and our server. They all work together for one super dining experience. Then bring on the food. Our meals was perfect. We had steak, seafood and pasta at our table and everyone loved their dinner
My wife and I met there, and were married there. We go back on every anniversary of both. The food is always outstanding. The hardest part is deciding what to have. From salads to appetizers to main course to dessert, all are great.
We have been to Lockkeepers many times and it never disappoints. It’s a great place for a special occasion but also great for dinner or a drink after work. We love it and can’t wait to go back.
What a great place to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. Immediately when we sat down we were greeted with 2 complimentary glasses of champagne by the hostess seating us. The entire staff was so friendly and whether they were our server or some other staff refilling water glasses, delivering food to table, clearing plates, etc – each smiled and offered their own congrats! Our server Jeff gave great personalized service and delivered an extra anniversary dessert too! It was a MOST DELIGHTFUL experience. Kudos to the fine, friendly, and attentive staff! ps The food presentations, quality, and taste was yummy too! So glad we picked Lockkeepers for our special date, they made it GREAT!
The service was great, the veal Marsala was delicious, the entire staff was very attentive. My friend was thrilled with the way they honored her BIG birthday! It was so nice to be dining in a beautiful room surrounded by guests dressed appropriately ( both men and women were in what could be describe as business attire) . From the General Manager, our waitress and servers to the valet attendents it was obvious that they were all working as a team to insure our visit was outstanding.
I am gluten free and they had several options and were willing to work with me to create a spectacular dining experience. The wait staff was amazing – doting without being overbearing. Great seafood and Italian options. I would go out of my way to return!
We were there for my birthday and it was a wonderful evening. We sat inside but the outside tables looked very inviting. The service was excellent and the food spectacular. The best Calamari I have eaten in years. The server asked if it was a special occasion and he brought out a delicious birthday treat. I would recommend LockKeepers most highly!!
We celebrated our anniversary at Lockkeepers. It was a special and memorable evening for the ambiance, service, and food & beverage quality. Our server greeted us with a glass of complimentary Prosecco, which was completely unexpected, much appreciated and a great start to our evening. Our appetizers were very good, in particular the evening special of shrimp, vegetable and cous cous — had amazing flavor and texture. The kale and chickpea salad with citrus dressing was healthy, fresh and tasty — and an extremely generous portion considering we were having a full course dinner. The bread and olive tapenade were excellent — best olive tapenade I’ve had in a restaurant. We also had cocktails with this course which were quite good — martini done to perfection and a house specialty cocktail with limoncello (made in-house), St. Germain and prosecco. Our dinner courses were the veal chop parmegiano with spaghetti, and ricotta cavatelli. They make the ricotta in-house and it was so, so good! All cooked and seasoned perfectly. Very generous portions. Absolutely delicious. For dessert, we shared a ricotta cheesecake with raspberry coulis. Light and delicious. We also sampled several dessert wines recommended by our server and were quite pleased. I cannot say enough nice things about the staff and service at Lockkeepers. It’s absolutely the best service we’ve experienced in the Cleveland area (and we’ve been to a lot of nice restaurants in the region). Everyone from the valet to the receptionist to the servers to the bus persons was incredibly gracious, welcoming and hospitable. Professional, anticipatory and accommodating service all evening. Our server took really good care of us — he was attentive without being intrusive, knowledgeable, helpful and gracious. The service really made the evening. Overall, what a wonderful experience! A beautiful place with great food, drink and the best service anywhere. Highly recommend!
We had a fabulous meal at Lockkeepers on Saturday night . Chef Alberto Leandri is second to none! The entire experience was awesome, from the hostess, valet’s, wait staff, food runners and of course the kitchen. Outstanding food and surroundings! Thank you Lockkeeper’s!
LOVE this place! Went here for a special occasion and special it was. Food, ambiance, service ~ outstanding. If you haven’t been here you must try it and you can bring friends without having to try it out yourself first. It’s someplace everyone will love!
I brought my wife here to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We started with cocktails in the bar. Erin makes a great drink. My wife had a Cosmo while I had an Aperol spritz–a perfect refreshing drink for a hot summer day. We met a nice couple and chatted away, soon it was dinner time.
As it was a special occasion, they gave us each a glass of prosecco to enjoy while perusing the menu.
We started with the charcuterie board, a generous assortment of Italian meats, cheeses, and olives. I selected a light red Sicilian wine to go with our meal. Next up was the special salad: radicchio, frisée lettuce, heirloom tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. The dressing was light and fresh.
We had a hard time deciding on our main course, but our waiter Scott made some good recommendations. He brought out a sample ravioli with bolognese sauce for us to try–fantastic! My wife got the lobster ravioli while I thought about the beef medallions. Scott recommended I get the 8oz filet and he would have the kitchen prepare it “medallion style”. This is leeks, carrots, spinach in a Barolo glacé….wow, wow, wow!
Next up was complimentary biscotti with a wonderful warm chocolate gnoche. We paired this with two cannolis–homemade and filled fresh–two espressos and 2 limoncellos, also homemade.
We met another nice couple from NYC and chatted with them over dessert. What a wonderful evening. From the friendly service, the good drinks, the delicious food, and the friendly people we met, it was a night to remember.
This place easily blows away the snobbier, and pricier, trendy places that charge more for less. At LockKeepers, the value and the quality is there. Mille grazie!!
Wonderful Dining Experience! I took my daughter and 7 of her friends to LockKeepers to celebrate her 16th birthday. All of the staff did everything possible to make this a wonderful birthday celebration. The food was excellent (and they even catered to a couple of my daughter’s picky friends), the private room was perfect for a celebration, and the service by the whole staff couldn’t have been any better. After dinner, they brought out a complimentary array of beautiful desserts and lit a candle so that we could sing…such a nice ending to a beautiful evening! The menu offered many different selections for different tastes and I was very pleased with the prices. Overall, I am grateful to the whole staff for making my daughter’s birthday a memorable one!
Fantastic Dinner! It had been six months since I had traveled to Cleveland – but I definitely was heading here to have a drink and a great meal as I’d never been disappointed in the past. I sit down in the bar and wait on my group to join me and the bartender comes over – and recognizes me an calls me by name – SIX months had gone by! Great service from Erin & Coral in the bar, and then Jennifer in the restaurant. We spent a small fortune on GREAT food, GREAT wine, and it was fantastic. Can’t sing their praises enough. Highly recommend the bone in rib eye!
Made a great experience for my Mom. My husband and I picked this spot to celebrate Mother’s Day with my Mom. Our server was outstanding she understood just the right way to explain the nuances of the dishes on the menu to an 88 year old woman. The food was excellent and the pace of the meal, even for a busy day was not rushed. The cost puts it into the special occasion category but worth saving up for. The only low point was the table next to us brought laptops, digital cameras, tablets etc and took tons of pictures, video and broadcast on Facebook etc and it was disruptive at moments.
Birthday Dinner. Great place for a special occasion. George was our waiter and was OUTSTANDING! The stuffed pork chop was delicious.
We came here for out engagement and had a great view outside on the patio. We arrived early enough and were allowed to choose any table outside that we wanted to sit at. The service was attentive and top notch. We were also given a champagne toast and dessert complimentary from the chef along with two engraved champagne glasses as mementos of our special night. The patio overlooked the canal and we enjoy just sitting outside on a perfect night. The food was excellent and timed perfectly from course to course, never rushed. A great night out.
Outstanding! Went to celebrate with friends March birthdays .. Great food, very well priced — super / friendly service. Had a table by the window so we viewed the canal flowing. .. Have been their before and were in Awe… This now might be our Anniversary dinner spot… Keep up the great work !!!
1st time visit Wonderful! We had a wonderful time at LockKeepers celebrating our recent engagement! The food; the ambiance; the staff; and Omar (our waiter) made the evening very memorable! We enjoyed a seafood entree and a filet mignon with a demi-glace that was ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ delicious! We’ll be back soon!
Wonderful Dining Experience! The food was excellent. Service was impeccable — our server, George, was most friendly and helpful and made us feel comfortable at an establishment which was new to us. A very professional staff! This was a great dining experience for us!
Great! Great food, outstanding service. Had an extensive beer list as well as some unique craft beers. I did not see a cocktail menu, but I imagine it was unique as well and/or they would make anything on request. The tomato basil artichoke soup was delicious, as was my lemon chicken entree. I most certainly will be back!
Relaxing and Fun! My husband and daughters came back for lunch after a previous enjoyable lunch a few months ago. We were just as happy with the food, service and ambiance, We could easily make this our regular spot to dine! It is worth the extra drive for us. I know if my husband and I came in the evening it would be a very romantic date night. Both times we came our service was excellent. My husband favorite is the Calamari. The Best around! The desserts are amazing too! I would save room for the sweets at the end as the four we sampled were outstanding.
Never Disappoints. We had dinner on Thursday night, wanted to sit at a table in the bar. The bar was full and lively. We had the pork chop and seafood risotto, both which were fantastic and the meals were excellent. The service was top notch. We love coming here, the chef knows what he is doing in the kitchen. Food is always hot when it comes out. Will always recommend and return !
Yes, as the 5 stars indicate – it’s AS GOOD AS IT GETS!
We had an OUTSTANDING lunch there as part of our anniversary celebration. They made us feel like we were celebrities! More importantly, the bass was cooked perfectly!! My husband and I couldn’t talk while we were enjoying the bass – because we needed those moments to let the flavor take over. He said he didn’t want to eat too quickly because then the bass would be gone! It melted in our mouths. Thank you for knowing how to treat your customers and how to cook seafood!
Fantastic! Took guests from Japan for dinner. We had the Sommelier room upstairs which was impressive. Our waiter Nathan was very friendly and courteous. We had the Calamari, Antipasto Board, Arugula salad, Baby kale salad, Seafood Fra Diavolo, Ribeye steak, Salmon, Pork chops and pasta special. Everything was presented very well. The food and the wine were phenomenal! I sure will be back!!
This is seriously one of the best, if not THE BEST, restaurant I have been to. My boyfriend and I went here in December, 2014. Our waiter was very courteous and engaging. We ordered a bottle of wine (Meeker merlot from Sonoma, CA, which was amazing, and the bottle is really cool — the maker has her kids put their painted hands on the bottle, so each bottle is unique. Our waiter even decanted it for us. In addition to the bread they serve, we had two appetizers: the antipasto board and flatbread pizza (you get to choose your own toppings). Entrees: Roasted Bell & Evans Chicken Breast and I believe my boyfriend ordered the fish of the day (I don’t like seafood so I don’t remember. Dessert: coffee and every flavor they offer of sorbetto (3 flavors). Everything we ate was TO DIE FOR. I really don’t have any complaints and I can’t wait to go back.
Outstanding! What a find! The salad, the house-made pasta – wonderful. But the cannoli was the star last night! I have a weakness for good cannoli and am exceedingly picky about great cannoli. This was one of the best I have ever eaten. There was just the right balance between the citrus flavor in the filling against the sweet of the filling. I am already looking forward to finding a way to end up in Independence again — just so I can have dinner here.
The decor is warm, add a wonderful server, great drinks, nice wine, the food was pretty close to flawless, priceless!
Another Great Experience! We recently celebrated a 65th birthday at Lockkeepers with a group of 8. Our server, Amy, was very attentive and did a great job of helping to make it a wonderful celebration. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the food and each of us had a different entre. We have always had a pleasant experience and excellent food at Lockkeepers. That is why we chose it for this special occasion.
Worth the drive. Instead of waiting an hour for a table at the Cheesecake Factory on a Saturday night, we decided to make the 20 minute drive from the Cheesecake Factory to Lockkeepers, and it was well worth it! This is one of the best italian food in town, especially with their homemade pasta. Portions are large and the prices are reasonable. Service was very friendly as well. We’ll definitely keep returning to this place!
Never disappoints. We went to Lockkeepers to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. It’s one of my favorite restaurants for consistently good food and service. I almost always get a Frank’s salad and eggplant rollatini. The others in our party enjoyed their selections–especially my husband, who had an excellent spicy seafood dish. And I can’t even tell you how much tapenade I’ve eaten there over the years. The staff is, without exception, excellent. You simply can’t go wrong at Lockkeepers.
This was my first visit to LockKeepers and it was wonderful. I brought a friend here for lunch on her birthday! Everyone from the Valet service to the dining room was gracious, friendly and cheerful. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. My friend loved it. I will return.
Outstanding dining experience. I recently hosted my extended family for a holiday celebration at LockKeepers. They prepared a Three Course Prix Fix Menu that was perfect for our group. The service was attentive and excellent. The food was outstanding. We had a great time.
Wonderful lunch! We had lunch at this restaurant on Christmas Eve and enjoyed a wonderful meal! The featured special of walleye with barley riossoto was very good. The service was excellent with our young waitress a delight to talk with. We will definitely return to Lockkeepers in the near future!
Wonderful family holiday experience! Excellent service! The food was wonderful. Every member of our party enjoyed their meal immensely. It was a great choice for after a matinee show dinner. Recommend it highly.
Outstanding! Any written review could never describe the OUTSTANDING experience we had at LockKeepers. Every measurement from the atmosphere, service and food can only be labeled as outstanding. It is the best restaurant we have ever been to for a romantic dinner. It was our 23rd wedding anniversary and they went all out with little touches to make our first visit a memorable one.
I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.”
Great Food! Lockkeepers is a gem. Food is always excellent and service is outstanding. My husband loves the Valley View Manhattan. Cannot wait to see what their new restaurant will bring to Cleveland dining.
LockKeeper’s is always a reliable restaurant. The food remains consistently good, is reasonably priced, and the service is excellent. A group of us always meet there a few times a year and we continue to enjoy the experience.
This is our go to restaurant when we want a a reliably great meal and outstanding service. As usual the food was fantastic and the service impeccable. I love the attentive wait staff and the elegant touches such as wine decanted tableside. The menu is varied enough that everyone can find something they like without being so extensive you wonder if the chef can produce so many different dishes well. The decor is beautifully elegant and even when crowded it is suitable for quiet conversation. We have a favorite table which we request when we make our reservations. If you have never been you must try Lockkeepers.
Really enjoy this restaurant. Has it all. Great selection of menu items, elegant but not stuffy. Attentive service, very good food, nice drink list.
Fabulous meal and experience. Everything was amazing and as for the food, I can’t say enough! Can’t wait for our next experience.
Great Dining. The food and ambiance were only surpassed by the service and great, subtle background music.
Contender with the “A” crowd. The Tomato basil soup is a marquee item and well worth heading in for. Service is always exceptional, food is always far above par.
Amazing as usual. I always love coming to LockKeepers, I always feel so welcomed. This time was no different. Many thanks to Jackie for outstanding service.
We had a great experience dining.Food and service was perfect
My husband and I went for our 27th Wedding Anniversary, the food was terrific, our waitress was awesome. My husband had the house special and it was delicious. We are definitely going back.
A couple of clients came into town the other night, and I took them to LockKeepers for dinner – which proved to be an excellent choice as usual. Both the service and the food ( I had the grilled salmon) were excellent. The ambiance was outstanding. Random note: Their fresh brewed iced tea might be the best I’ve ever had. Also I highly recommend the eggplant appetizer – Delicious!
This was the second time my fiancee and I have been to Lockkeepers, and this visit was equally as great as the first. We had a great server, and the entire wait staff took great care of us without being obtrusive. The pumpkin ravioli was great, as was the chicken scallopini. It was definitely worth every penny!
Great! This was a special 50th birthday party for our dear friend. Our night was made very special and we enjoyed everything. Our waitress was aware and helped us with timing as we had theatre tickets so we needed to be timely yet have an elegant dinner. Many thanks and so glad we found you! love the complimentary valet.
Beautiful Restaurant. Hadn’t been to the restaurant in many years and we decided to go there after a recent Browns game. We are so glad we did. It is gorgeous. Decorating is fabulous. The food excellent – one of the best meals we have had in awhile. The staff was very personable and very attentive. The choices on the menu were wonderful, the wine selection was also very impressive. We will definitely go back again.
Awesome food and great service. Our server was awesome, the food and drinks were superb and all the service was great down to the last detail!
Food was very good. Our server provided excellent & attentive service. Her recommendations were explained well and assisted in making very good selections. We will definitely return and recommend to friends.
Talk about seasonal menu! Lockkeepers has always been a step above the majority of restaurants and they continue to be very much so this October, 2014. However, right now the extraordinary offering of pumpkin dishes from appetizers to salads, to entrees is phenomenal. And at least those I was able to try were exceptionally well executed and just plain delicious. Not to be forgotten are the eggplant rollatini appetizer, among many others. Bon appetit guaranteed here.
Business Dinner. I had some vendors in from New York and they were very impressed with Lockkeepers. Great food, great service, and the restaurant is so beautiful. A great experience as always!!!
Italian Delight! Our group of six were seated in a private dining room which was fantastic. The food was outstanding, my gnocchi with black truffle sauce was one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had. Our server Rick W was great, prompt with the drinks and food and gave us an excellent wine suggestion. Definitely will be going back soon.
BETTER THAN HOME! I had the seafood risotto that was doe perfectly. Each piece if seafood was tenderly cooked to perfection. The risotto, which I know takes a long time to be cooked to a creamy but not mushy consistency, was divine. My husband is a great Italian cook, and risotto is one of my favorite dishes he makes. I have to say (anonymously) that Lockkeepers was even better! The salads were enormous, so if you just want a small dinner salad before your meal, order one and split it with someone. Dinner portions were so generous we couldn’t even look at the dessert menu. Maybe next time!
We had not been to Lockkeepers in a while because we hadn’t been in the area. But, we stopped for lunch with friends and found it still fantastic. We both had a beautiful and large salad, a Frank’s and a Caesar. We both had Italian dishes that were prepared perfectly and very delicious. Our wait-person was Jackie and she was very attentive, as was the entire staff. Highly recommend!!
An Italian birthday dinner. This was our first visit here. We started with a shared order of steamed mussels in a tomato saffron broth. The mussels were excellent and there was homemade bread for sopping up the broth. My husband ordered the Seafood Fra Divolo, which included more mussels; shrimp; clams; scallops and calamari in a spicy tomato sauce over homemade pasta. He asked if he could have mild tomato sauce instead of spicy and the server assured him he could. I had pumpkin ravioli in a brown butter and sage sauce. Both of us brought home our leftovers. My husband and I love to cook and we tend to be picky-food-people when we eat out. This restaurant far exceeded our expectations. We had a wonderful evening and thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. We will be back.
Favorite restaurant in CLE. LockKeepers is a wonderful restaurant. Food is always so fresh and delicious. And the service is great!
The dinner was absolutely delicious! My daughter and I had the long bone veal chop and there was not a note left on the plate! I would highly recommend this dinner! The wait staff was superb.
The food was great! The noise level was just right was able to hold a conversation.
We have eaten here about 4-5 times. Every time the food has been outstanding as has the service. We love to come for special dinners.
A must see while in Cleveland! Happened upon this restaurant, when we wondered down the street from our hotel (Doubletree on Quarry Lane). The restaurant was beautiful. Easy to make reservations on-line. Asked for patio seating (as long as they didn’t permit smoking), and they were able to accommodate us. Tables on the balcony were beautiful sculpted metal. Gentle breeze in the hot humid evening, but the fans above kept us quite comfortable. We enjoyed dining on the patio, while looking over the Cuyahoga River. Our server (Nathan) recommended the seafood risotto, which included shrimp, scallops, and chunks of lobster. I wasn’t a fan of risotto until that meal. It was out of this world. Hubby had a side of polenta (which had a wonderful consistency and color), which he absolutely loved. If he could have gotten away with licking the plate, he would have. Awesome night, scenic view, very relaxed atmosphere, and excellent service. Doesn’t get any better than that. Reasonably priced as well.
SO CONSISTENT! Lockkeepers remains one of my most favorite restaurants in Cleveland. As always, everything was perfect. Please don’t change a thing!
We had a party of ten in the Sommelier room. It was perfect. We could talk to everyone at the table. The ambience was very nice with the wine room on one side and windows to the main dining room below on the other. Our waitress was excellent. The menu offered plenty of choices to satisfy everyone. This was a special occasion as we were all celebrating wedding anniversaries in August. We enjoyed it so much that we are planning to come back next year.
We had a great Time! Lockkeepers is a lovely restaurant. On this visit, we were celebrating an anniversary. We asked, in advance, for a nice table and we were seated in a corner booth with a round table. Nice because we could sit next to each other. The cocktails were nicely poured and the calamari appetizer was cooked perfectly, very tasty. Our dinners, the yellowfin tuna and diver scallops, were prepared and presented perfectly. We enjoyed a glass of the house pinot noir with dinner and it was delightful. Finally, our server surprised us with a mini dessert on the house! All in all, we had a truly enjoyable dining experience!
All around fabulous choice. Great for just about anything…. lunch, romantic dinner, business meeting, group. Food is always great and service is superb.
Reliable. We come to Lockeepers a few times a year and it never disappoints. We had a concert to go to later at the Rocksino in Northfield and this was a good spot to eat beforehand.
Dinner and service was great – we will be back soon
Love LockKeepers! We had dinner there on a recent Saturday evening. Everything was simply fabulous – the food, the service, the patio. All in all, just a wonderful experience. Lockkeepers has become my favorite place. the service there is the best.
“Great place to meet! This was the second time our group has met here. The restaurant is warm and welcoming and never pushed to get us out. The food options satisfied the range of dietary preferences amongst us. It is conveniently located to both east, west and south siders.”
“Best Italian food! We had a wonderful evening! The food was great- the best Italian food we’ve had in a while! We loved the home-made pastas, and the steaks were great as well. The stuffed pepper appetizer was especially popular among our group. We usually dine on the East side of cleveland or downtown, but it is well worth the drive here for dinner. Servers were very attentive and friendly. We will be making our way back soon!”
“Absolutely Outstanding! This past Monday we were blown away not only by the food, but by the exceptional service. The avocado and shrimp appetizer was light and refreshing, and the caprese salad was deliciously fresh. The summer black truffle fettucine is hands down in the top three most delicious pasta dishes I have had in my lifetime. You can smell the black truffle in the dish from across the table. We also had the gnocchi which was outstanding, alongside the lobster ravioli, which was creamy, decadent, and full of lobster. The chocolate budino is the ultimate chocolate lovers dessert and it never disappoints. The serving staff is friendly, helpful, and extremely skilled. I absolutely love Lockkeepers and cannot wait to dine there again in the very near future!”
“A Gem of the Cleveland dining scene. Friendly, attentive, and efficient service. Great hospitality overall from the front door to the dining room. Food was very well presented with fresh ingredients and flavors they worked in perfect harmony. The atmosphere provided a great night out and a wonderful getaway for my wife and I. Kudos to LockKeepers for their steadfast commitment to quality food, great service, and providing a warm and welcoming environment. What a great Cleveland restaurant.”
“Had a wonderful lunch. It was a birthday celebration for our sister and she really loved everything about the experience. The food, ambiance, view and especially the service.”
“I love LockKeepers. Lunch, Happy Hour or Dinner – great food, service, wine list – an experience I can count on whether for friends, family or clients.”
“Awesome Service. We come here often as it is one of my favorite restaurants and even though we know the have so many customers that they cannot remember everyone, they always greet us as if we’re old friends. The service is impeccable, they strive to make sure you are happy with every detail. When we were there this past Friday, the dessert I ordered was not what I had expected. Since I had made a substitution, I thought maybe there was some confusion, so we asked. There was nothing wrong with the dessert just not what I had expected. Even though I told them everything was fine, one of the managers brought out something a little different for me including a treat he knew to be one of my favorites. One of the many reasons I love this place.”
“Top of the list! This is consistently one of the best restaurants that Cleveland has to offer. The food is incredible and the service is outstanding.”
” A great local gem! Lockkeeper’s is an amazing establishment that has stood the test of time. Excellent food and service. Less than a mile off the beaten path of Rockside in Independence. Check it out!!!”
“Everything was wonderful. Food was superb and our server Samuel was top notch. Will definitely come back.”
“My husband and I went to LockKeepers to decompress after a stressful week. I specifically requested Megan’s station because she provides exceptional service. We were disappointed to be seated in the bar where it was quite noisy. However, after several happy hour patrons left, the noise level decreased somewhat and it ended up being more enjoyable than the dining room. The food there is very good. We shared a salad because they are so large. I had seafood risotto (pricey, but good) & my husband had lasagna. He had a beer & I had a coffee with our shared dessert, a flourless chocolate cake that came with dulce de leche gelato.”
“I had a business dinner there on 01/30/2014. Samuel was our server and was outstanding. Very knowledgeable about the food and wine. Nice job.”
“Exceptional dining experience. Highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. LockKeepers was recommended by friends so we decided to try it. We were not disappointed. We loved it and the food was outstanding. We will be back.”
“Blizzard Delight. In spite of horrific weather, our trek was rewarded with superbly delicious meals and quiet elegance. The staff could not have been more friendly and attentive. We were able to catch-up with good friends without feeling rushed or monitored.”
“Birthday Celebration. Fantastic. A group of five met to celebrate a 65th birthday. Everyone was impressed and said that they would be back. We could not have asked for anything to be more perfect. Brian, thank you. The four guests that I had with me were most impressed with everything. They said that they will be back. It was their first time. The fantastic dessert finished our meal with delight. Thanks again.”
“Recommended! Excellent food, service and atmosphere! We dined there on Friday 01/17 and had such a nice evening that we came back the following Friday 01/23. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was quiet and pleasant so we could talk without interruptions. The food was also excellent!”
“Perfect for business lunch or drinks. I was there for a business meeting/lunch that lasted over 2 hours. The staff was fantastic, the food great and it was clearly the business lunch hot spot. I was glad we had a reservation because it might have been hard to get a table. The room was a bit loud, but I could still hear the conversation. That’s just a testament to the popularity of the restaurant. It was so good that when a different business partner and I went for drinks and dinner after work, we went back there!”
“Very nice. Great location, beautiful building, and excellent servers – that’s a good start. The menu is diverse enough to provide excellent options for every palate. Nice wine list and a good stock of Single Malt Scotches along with whatever other libation you are looking for. Try the Osso Bucco and have the chocolate Diablo dessert with a glass of port for dessert. Thank you for the very nice evening. The food was terrific and our server was perfect.”
“Worth the drive. My wife and I had read good things about LockKeepers restaurant, but living in Strongsville, it is quite a drive, especially for a January wedding anniversary. The weather can be scary. Well, it was worth the drive! Nicely arranged and decorated. Knowing it was our anniversary, we were thoughtfully put in a quiet corner table area. Two glasses of bubbly champagne were poured courtesy of the house. The appetizers were a nice start. We both like wine and the selection was good, with even some domestic choices. We like Italian food and the spaghetti was nicely served and not overcooked. We usually resist desserts but the bread pudding was just too nice not to try. As Arnold Schwarzenneger said, ‘I will be back’.”
“Very pleased! Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. We love your restaurant! The food and service are excellent, and it allows us privacy and the opportunity to talk and hear each other without conflicting conversations. We look forward to coming back again soon.”
“Great Italian Food and Steaks! They even make their own pasta’s in house!”
“Reservation was for a business dinner for five people. We were seated promptly, service was prompt and attentive without being overbearing. Noise levels were low so it was possible to carry on conversations without worrying about the noise from neighboring tables. The open two-story high dining area, with dark wood paneling and balcony overlooking the dining area is warm and comforting. The dinners were excellent and everyone commented on the unique and delicious taste of the calamari appetizer.”
“Business luncheon. Service was fantastic. Entire table enjoyed food and experience. My pasta slightly undercooked but sauce was quite good. No one else had anything but compliments for meal and service. Will come again for sure. Price is also reasonable for quality of food and service. Met my expectation again as I have dined frequently over many years.”
“Elegant dining. Excellent service. Delicious entrees, free valet, presentation of food wonderful. Never had to ask for anything. Thank you for a wonderful meal. A big shout out to your staff.”
“We had great food and excellent service. Jackie our waitress at LockKeepers did everything to make our dinner enjoyable.”
“Perfection. I had a wonderful evening last night at LockKeepers. I have tried to find a problem with something to no avail. I think my favorite part of the meal was the service. I have not experienced better service in Cleveland. Phenomenal.”
“Great food with exceptional service and the quality was amazing for the price. I would definitely recommend to a friend for a romantic dinner or a great place for a nice celebratory dinner. Definitely will go back! Staff was great!”
“Pleasantly surprised. What a great evening! We chose LockKeepers as a place to celebrate our 42nd anniversary. I was under the mistaken impressions that it was an Italian based restaurant and therefore not a good choice for my gluten intolerant wife and that it was very pricey. I could not have been more wrong on both counts. Everything – from the complimentary valet through the final moments there was excellence. Our server was excellent, knowledgeable not only in the entrees but also which ones work with our allergy issues. The wine selections were very accommodating to our tastes with generous pours. The decor and ambiance of the restaurant was one that allowed for an intimate meal and at no time did we feel rushed in what we were doing. Will return! Thank you for such a great evening! Your restaurant is truly a throwback to older times when one could spend an intimate evening with a loved one, a case not often found in the noisy restaurants today. I also compliment your server. Returning soon. ”
“Wonderful restaurant. We brought our business group here on a Wednesday evening. The food and service was wonderful. I have come here often and I was looking forward to impressing my guests and they thought that it was fantastic and commented that the food was delicious. Thanks very much for the wonderful evening. Our table of five really enjoyed our evening and the service was very good.”
“Enjoyable lunch….Very good luncheon menu. Good food and attentive, friendly service. Excellent decor and outdoor views.”
“Service and food were fantastic. My husband and I and our two teenage children dined at LockKeepers and the food was fantastic. Love this restaurant and will be returning there soon.”
“All six members of my party were pleased with LockKeepers. Our server, Cassy, was a gem. Food, atmosphere, and staff make LockKeepers a definite repeat for our group. From beginning to end, my group enjoyed the great food and service. We were especially impressed with our server, Cassy. She is a gem, as are the entire staff. Great experience.”
“Birthday celebration – This was our first visit. I found it on Cleveland’s top 10 restaurants list. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday. It was an exceptional time! The food was awesome and the service superb! Our waitress (Jackie) made it very special. We will definitely be back and will definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends. Thank’s for making my wife’s birthday so memorable.”
“Fantastic evening – Fabulous setting for family or friends – great night out. We had wonderful cocktails, reasonably priced wine, and incredible meal – appetizers to dessert. Try the antipasto/cheese tray, the salads, the pasta, the seafood, and the steaks. Something for everyone. Servers are attentive yet don’t rush you through a nice meal. Jackie was a gem! Thank you for your fine staff.”
“Great experience. Food was delightful and service impeccable and friendly. A great dining experience!!! Brought my beautiful date and we both had a wonderful experience.”
“Wonderful xmas eve meal! Everything lived up to the reviews. All great and prices reasonably for a nicer upscale restaurant. Will become my ‘go to’ favorite restaurant for celebrating special occasions and holidays.”
“Pleasant experience – Group of 4. All enjoyed their entrees. From pastas to meats. Doesn’t happen that often. Will be going again.”
“Out of town family’s favorite place. My out of town foodie family members always want to go to LockKeepers. You are always treated well, the staff is terrific, and the food is excellent. I frequent LockKeepers often but the wait staff for this visit was fantastic. She made every effort to accommodate our requests, was attentive without being intrusive, and was very welcoming.”
“Anniversary – Have been to LockKeepers a few times and have not been disappointed. Will return again. Enjoyed our 55th wedding anniversary dinner at LockKeepers.”
“Wonderful evening! My husband and I have been to LockKeepers before, but this was the best experience yet. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, our table wasn’t too close to the people next to us, so we felt we could have a ‘private’ conversation without sharing it with the whole dining room; our servers were fantastic – knowledgeable and pleasant; the calamari appetizer was plentiful and perfectly done; I had the veal Marsala, which was tender, juicy and delicious – the garlic mashed potatoes were the perfect compliment. My husband had the lobster ravioli, which melted in your mouth. And, for not being a dessert person, he cleaned his plate of tiramisu, and my Cannoli was great! We will definitely come back. Just enough time in between each course too! Thank you for a wonderful evening. Everyone seemed on top of their game and it made a very pleasurable night.”
“Just right on everything. Everything was great. Crab cakes and veal Marsala were awesome. Jackie was great.”
“Outstanding Dining Experience. LockKeepers is one of our favorite restaurants. The overall experience is outstanding from valet, hostess’s, food and servers. Our table ordered pork chop (which were outstanding and came with a tasty risotto cake), the chicken scallopini (my favorite), and crab cakes. Our service is outstanding. We have had Nathan as a server and request him when we go there. His service is outstanding. He remembers what we drink. He saw my husband walking in this last time and had the beer at the table when my husband was seated. The service and food make LockKeepers an overall outstanding place to dine. We love everything about LockKeepers, but especially the service. We have always had outstanding service when we have Nathan.”
“Lunch-Excellent restaurant in all aspects. Excellent value for the price. Rick W. was our server – excellent service and great attitude. Mary, our normal server, waited on other tables. They both are wonderful.”
“First time. Our family celebrated my daughters college graduation with a luncheon for 7 at your restaurant. It was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised. The exterior is very deceiving…looks contemporary and modern, but the interior is fabulous!!! Such character and sophistication~we loved it! It reminded me on an English Tudor home. Our waitress was superb….wine was excellent….luncheon choices were very nice. My husband would have loved steak – not on the menu. We all enjoyed the wedge salads and our 3 young men chose chicken parmigiana…very good. We look forward to returning back for dinner. Thank you!”
“GREAT place. Good food, service and decor. Can’t wait to go again! Our service was excellent and the food was outstanding! keep up the good work. Heard about your place on 105.7″
“Great dinner! I moved from the area, but was back in Cleveland for a concert. Always enjoyed LockKeepers before I moved and was not disappointed. The service was great! The server was very knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. We ordered the Antipasto board for an appetizer. Plenty for four people and great selection of meats and cheeses. For entrees we ordered the Strip Steak, Filet, Ribeye special, and the Grilled Salmon. Each of us enjoyed our meals. The steaks were perfectly prepared. For dessert we shared the tiramisu and cheesecake. Both were excellent, but the tiramisu was especially great!”
“Simply a wonderful place to dine. Listed as one of the 100 best Ohio restaurants, we enthusiastically agree. After my husband and I dined at LockKeepers several times, we suggested that our ‘Gourmet Club’ dine there for our Christmas dinner. They were extremely busy and ran a little behind on our reservation, but handled it beautifully. Our friends LOVED the food, and there was not a single complaint from any of the eight of us. Our server, Samuel, did a beautiful job. Many thanks to Brian, the manager, for making this an extremely enjoyable evening! Brian and Samuel – thanks for a great evening!”
“Always the best time – We love LockKeepers, never disappointed. The food, service and attention we get is always wonderful. Thanks.”
“Great evening. We were a group of 7 and everyone enjoyed their meals. The service was excellent. LockKeepers is always a pleasure!”
“Thank you very much for the appetizers that you gave our party of five because of our wait for the table. The selection of appetizers were very good. LockKeepers is an outstanding restaurant (food and service has always been great). Thanks.”
“LockKeepers – nice place. Warm greeting upon entering. Rick, the waiter was fantastic. View is great. Rick was our waiter. He did a fantastic job recommending meals. He was excellent. Give him a raise!”
“Great place to dine -Great food and service. Three friends and myself dine with you every month. We love it there!!!”
First timer. This was my first time at LockKeepers and I found it to be an exceptional restaurant. The courses were well paced and the food was excellent! We were going downtown to see a show and left ourselves too little time for my taste. They were not slow but my wife and I really wanted to enjoy dessert as well. In-out time was around 1 hour and 15 minutes. Amy, our server was fabulous! We asked about lunch hours and I mentioned that I would be coming back to try the home-made pasta. Before I knew it, I had a small sample of the chef’s pumpkin filled ravioli to try. It was outstanding!”
“Excellent food and service. The staff did an excellent job of being at the ready without feeling like someone was watching you. The food was unique and well prepared and presented. We will definitely be back. Our server was Amy and she did an excellent job.”
First timers. My friends and I had never been there but we had a wonderful experience with the ambiance, food, and our great waiter Samuel! We all agreed to bring our husbands here and maybe to have a special gathering of 12 friends in your beautiful private dining room!”
“WE ARE GOING BACK SOON! This place is very unique. Classy and elegant yet you feel at home. We had Baby Beet Salad, Tommy’s Ravioli, Filet Mignon. For dessert we selected (to go ) Renee’s Carrot Cake and Panettone Bread Pudding. This was our 39th wedding anniversary and the chef sent out a side order of Gnocchi before our dinner and we were surprised with biscotti with our coffee. Service was outstanding, perfect. We can’t wait to go back and have drinks in the bar and dinner in one of their private dining rooms. The place is a 10, you won’t believe the prices, they are very reasonable. The quality of all the courses was excellent. You must walk around and check out the bar and the upstairs view of the dining room, love the high back booths in the bar too. I wish I could remember our servers name he was awesome. Very personable and made our dinner relaxing and enjoyable.”
“Another enjoyable visit – Very good food with excellent service equals another most enjoyable dinner experience. Only negative was the dining room was very cool temperature ”
“Very pleasurable – We dined here for our 27th wedding anniversary, first time visit, a co-worker had recommended LockKeepers to me years ago for a special occasion. Overall, an outstanding experience – not to be missed. A wonderful dining experience. Our waiter Brad was a standout, like having a butler for an hour and a half. Other wait staff were attentive yet unobtrusive. My wife said the service was the best she had ever had. The meal was superb as well.”
“Easily one of the finest dining exp – it started with the manager on line to facilitate our going there, the receptionist that offered us special Steelers fans rooftop seating (it was cold and raining), and then our server arrives with a small taste of the wine we had asked about via e-mails. From there it just got better. The food, service and atmosphere were all great. Saving the best for last is the pricing. Although it is not cheap, it is very moderately priced compared to similar restaurants. It compares well with big name chain steak houses, but pastas and desserts are house made. We really look forward to our return. Wished we lived closer to enjoy more often. brian, thanks for all and please compliment the entire staff, they were great.”
“Consistently excellent – LockKeepers never disappoints; the food is excellent (try the shrimp pesto or the chicken dishes or the pasta) and is presented beautifully. Service is outstanding; from the valet parking to the front desk to the wait staff, everyone shines. The wine list is outstanding, and the prices are reasonable. The ambiance is sophisticated yet relaxed, and the total dining experience is my favorite in Cleveland.”
“Excellent food…great ambiance…great experience. Keep up the good work. Quite enjoyable”
“Great time as usual and thanks to the great service from Jackie a very outstanding evening. We will be back.”
“A find in Cleveland – We chose LockKeepers while on a mobile search for restaurants in Cleveland with our client. The welcome was warm, the atmosphere subdued and tasteful, the server was particularly good and not interruptive. The menu choices were creative making it difficult to choose and entree. Each of us chose a different entree and all were delighted with the outcome, particularly the client. LockKeepers was a home run for our business dinner meeting. We will certainly return on our next trip to Cleveland.”
“Lunch at LockKeepers – The entire dining experience was excellent. Our waiter, Brad, was very accommodating and efficient; the food was outstanding. Brad is an outstanding waiter.”
“Special Occasion – I was given gift certificates and invited two close friends to join me for dinner. We enjoyed everything at LockKeepers – the atmosphere, seating, drinks, appetizers, meal and dessert. I will be taking two other friends in the near future and just know we will have the same excellent experience and good time! You are the best dining experience in the neighborhood – thank you!!!”
“63rd wedding anniversary – What a delightful celebration of my parents 63rd wedding anniversary. Brian helped to create a wonderful memory for my parents. Thank you. Brian you are outstanding. You made my parents anniversary so memorable. Thank you.”
“Can’t be much better! We had a group of 4 couples who celebrate annually wedding anniversaries. We look for good ambiance, great food and excellent service. At LockKeepers we got all that and more. Definitely a great restaurant and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a place to go regularly or for a special occasion. Keep up the good work. We all had a great time and will be back.”
“Outstanding Dinner – We frequent LockKeepers 2-3 times a month and always come away feeling it was an outstanding experience. The service is always great, the staff are all friendly and the ambiance is very elegant. Our last visit on 11/2/2013 was fantastic as usual. I had the bone-in pork chop stuffed with Fontina cheese and it was excellent. My wife had the lasagna and said it was great. We look forward to visiting again in the near future.”
“Great service and food. The atmosphere was good and the food was delicious. I had the chicken scallopini and ate all of it except the squash. The arugula tri salad was also delicious”
“Always a winner – my girlfriend and I always enjoy LockKeepers. Food and service always consistent and a great wine list.”
“I’ve never been disappointed at this restaurant. The food is always excellent with matching service. Whether its just the two of us, a family celebration, or just cocktails in the bar, it’s always a wonderful experience.”
“One of the best – As always a great experience. Great food, great service and a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.”
“Great for special occasions. We celebrated our anniversary at LockKeepers and had a wonderful experience. The service was aware it was our anniversary and they made our evening a moment to remember. Thank you!”
“Excellent – Very peaceful surrounding, beautiful window seating, excellent wine and food, and exceptional service! Will become a favorite!”
“Thank you for the great service and for the dessert to celebrate our birthdays. Your generosity is appreciated!!”
“Pumpkin ravioli is a seasonal dish and a must try! It was fabulous.”
“Wonderful food. Sweetest day was my first time dining at LockKeepers so I didn’t know what to expect. I asked around about it and heard wonderful things. Everything I heard was true. It’s a nice quiet place where you can go to relax and get peace of mind. The service is great and the steak is even better. I will definitely go back.”
“A wonderful experience – My husband and I enjoyed everything! We will return to LockKeepers. Our waiter Samuel was outstanding. This was our first time dining and he made our experience so enjoyable. He assisted my husband and I with our meal selections and he was so on point. We passed the word along to friends and family. We will return.”
“Very Satisfied – we were there to celebrate our anniversary, 49 years along with another couple 47 years. Everything was superior. It made for a total memorable experience. Thank you for making our anniversary celebrations, us 49 years and our friends 47 years, so special. From the Prosecco to the dessert we will treasure our memories of that evening.”
“Always a great choice as a meeting place for a lunch in Cleveland. Consistent and professional.”
“Lunch at LockKeepers – Our dining (lunch) experience was outstanding. We never felt rushed, yet our waiter was very attentive. The food was excellent and the entire experience was very enjoyable. Our waiter, Scott, was exceptional! He was very attentive, kind and efficient. Kudos to Scott!”
“Great Dining! Our group had a great time! Look forward to going back again! Food was fantastic and the service was great!”
“LockKeepers is BACK! After wrestling with some different styles and types of menu combinations (and owners) LockKeepers is now back! Great service, great food.”
“LockKeepers is a keeper! We have been here to celebrate family birthdays, entertain guests, discuss business, and stop in for lunch before a movie. This place has a casual, elegant ambiance, which means you can get really dressed up for a special evening or wear nice jeans and still feel at home. The food is excellent and the service professional. Our teens like eating here, for both the food and the atmosphere. It’s not in our neighborhood, but its always worth the trip!”
“Wonderful dinner. Perfect place to spend our anniversary! Our waiter was absolutely wonderful. Really made our anniversary special. We always love our time there, but it was even better if that was possible. Thank you for making our evening unforgettable!”
“Nice – first time here and it was a very pleasant experience. Food was great, service was fantastic. Thanks for a great evening. Our first experience at your place and it was fantastic, we will be back. Soecial thanks to Rachael our server, she was awesome. Thanks again.”
“LockKeepers – awesome food, service, ambiance, etc. A great place for a special occasion or just to go out and eat. They listen to special requests. I put it was my girlfriends birthday and after we finished our meals….the waiter brought out a birthday dessert for her. It was a great touch.”
“Nice evening – Great food, service and atmosphere. LockKeepers never disappoints! Thank you for providing a consistently excellent dining option on the “south side.” We have been here a number of times over the years and always leave looking forward to our next visit. ”
“Former coworker social session – LockKeepers was a wonderful centralized place for westside/eastside/akron based party of 7 former co-workers to meet up and enjoy great food/friendship/laughter/catch up….service was perfect and food fantastic. Everyone said I picked the perfect place! Thank you for a perfect evening – great service team – valet were very efficient and nice – great time out!”
“A special night out – My husband and I rarely get a chance to get out without our children. We were celebrating our anniversary and this was the 2nd year in a row we decided to make a reservation at LockKeepers. The place will never disappoint us; our waiter was very accommodating and friendly. The food is presented in such a spectacular manner. As soon as I took the first bite of my dinner it tasted exactly the same as it had before and I knew that was why I had ordered it again. The restaurant has the best ambiance and the staff there rocks!!!!! Wouldn’t want to go anywhere else for our special occasions. Keep doing what you’re doing; I have no qualms about bragging about your restaurant. It is the place that makes you want to keep coming back. Way to go….”
“Returned to a restaurant that we had been to 10 years ago and it was better today than I remember back then.”
“At our table of four, three had walleye. All three thought it was excellent. The fourth guest enjoyed her dinner as well. The service was prompt and friendly. We go there specifically for the walleye, but have never been disappointed or dissatisfied with anything we have ordered.”
“First time there and it was very good. Service was excellent and everything was great. We will definitely go back.”
“Perfect for Lunch – We normally do dinner at LockKeepers and love it, but it’s equally terrific for lunch. A group of five of us ordered something different and were equally pleased with our choices. The menu contains some of the dinner favorites, but also offers special “lunch only” options. The combination of chicken Marsala, small salad and soup du jour was wonderful as was the sauteed chicken. Service is outstanding; our server was friendly, prompt and knowledgeable. The lunch crowd is an equal number of business people and those who appear to be enjoying a more leisurely meal. LockKeepers is a gem! ”
“We have been twice now. Both times were excellent from the warm bread with olive spread to the dessert. Highly recommend the steaks, the beet salad, and the mascarpone cheesecake. We have had different wait-staff each time and they were always excellent – attentive without being overbearing or stuffy. The atmosphere is perfect for a special night out and was well worth getting a babysitter! I would not recommend bringing the kids. ”
“Let’s do it again – This was my first visit to this restaurant, and I was completely impressed with the entire experience. Everyone was completely professional and nice. From the valet, waiter, and the young lady who was extremely pleasant when refilling my water glass. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone going on a first date or treating yourself to a delightful, but not overly expensive meal. KUDOS TO YOU GUYS!!!!! Keep up the awesome job. Seafood risotto was recommended and enjoyed.”
“Always Impressive – This restaurant has an exceptional menu, chef and staff. You will never be disappointed. We like to bring out of town guests here and they have always been impressed with the whole experience. This is one of our favorite restaurants in all of the Cleveland (Northeast Ohio) area.”
“Always a safe bet – The special that night was a bone-in Ribeye that was fantastic. Everyone in my group enjoyed their entrees and the service was terrific. I had some out-of-towners with me and they loved it.”
“A birthday celebration. At my age, I have decided that if I can’t eat it, wear it, or drink it, I don;t need it. Therefore for birthday celebrations I have taking my friends to LockKeepers to introduce them to an outstanding dining experience. I have not been disappointed in the choice of my gift and neither have been my friends.”
“Outstanding. Had friends in from South Carolina that had never been to LockKeepers. The food, service and ambiance was outstanding. Had a great time catching up with the friends and the server allowed us to take our time in ordering throughout the evening. Had a great meal. Thanks for the outstanding food and service.”
“Fantastic as always! Was surprised to be seated in private dining room. Thank you so much…I was in charge of hosting the dinner for a corporate partner. They were all impressed and loved the food!”
“Great experience! We had a wonderful dinner yesterday at LockKeepers to celebrate my dads 90th birthday. Everyone was extremely happy with their meal and the service proffered by Gary and Megan, our wait staff, was outstanding. Their attention to detail was unparalleled. From switching out the plates, exchanging the silverware, refreshing the drinks, serving the cake…we couldn’t have asked for more! Please let them know how much their great service meant to us and how much it contributed to our having an exceptional experience.”
“Really good food, excellent service. Went here for a date night with my wife…All around great experience. Got seat right by the window overlooking the river. Food was delicious. Excellent portion sizes for price as well. The amount of seafood overwhelmed the amount of (home made) pasta – in a good way! Service was great! Definitely recommend it!”
“Wonderful service, friendly staff, great food.”
“We had a great time, food was very good, but the service of Samuel was outstanding and made it a great night.”
“Great find. Wonderful staff that appear to be well trained along with an excellent menu and specials that provide choices that make it hard to pick. Delightful ambiance for small or larger settings. It was truly a wonderful dining experience. You seem to recognize the need for quiet conversation. The LockKeepers room is a wonderful setting and Herman, our waiter, made the evening all the more enjoyable. Thank you for providing such a wonderful dining experience.”
“Everyone really enjoyed their meal. Service was excellent.”
“Dinner for one – I sat in the bar and Laura and Erin waited on me. Couldn’t be a more friendly pair to have as what I felt was my personal concierge(s) during my dining experience. Made great recommendations on beers and dinner as well as dessert. Erin is a great asset to your team.”
“Best experience. I took my girlfriend for her birthday to her favorite restaurant and it as usual didn’t disappoint. Great food, exceptional service, the best cheesecake in town, and a beautiful river view. The experience was very classy yet relaxed. Everything was perfect. This is the BEST restaurant in town, we’ve been there now several times and it is always a great experience. Thank you LockKeeepers for making a dining experience exceptional (as always).”
“Great meal and excellent service!”
“First visit after son’s recommendation. Felt so pampered. So many friendly people taking care of us. Our meal was presented beautifully. Drinks were always refreshed/ Will return! Jackie was a wonderful waitress. Friendly, knowledgeable, gave great recommendations.”
“Excellent. The food and service was fantastic. They made our special occasion very special. Thank you to all at LockKeepers. You made me and my wife feel very special on our anniversary. We can’t stop talking about how wonderful our evening was.”
“Coral was our waitperson and she was absolutely flawless! Smooth delivery of courses and timely checking on our wants. She will definitely be requested for our next visit. She described the food perfectly and it was excellent!”
“Fabulous food and service! Had a team dinner there and the food was excellent and the service even better! Highly recommend.”
“LockKeepers…always a good time! Love the place and just like every other time we have been there we had a wonderful experience with great food and service.”
“Great dinner last evening with friends.”
“We used the restaurant for a luncheon for 11 to honor a colleague. We were appropriately seated in a semi-private setting where we could talk with each other while not upsetting the rest of the clientele. The menu was interesting and unique. Service was appropriate and unobtrusive and accommodated the early departure of one diner.”
“A memorable celebration. A pleasant atmosphere to enjoy a celebratory dinner surrounded by family and close friends. From appetizer to dessert, the menu offered a choice for all palates; the wine choices fabulous. The chardonnay blend from Italy we shared highlighted a memorable moment. Our evening will be one to remember forever”
“Always Delicious – A tried and true place to meet friends and bring newcomers.””
“Great end to day on Canal Towpath! We dined outside over looking the Cuyahoga River – the food was delicious and the wine selection was great. We selected this restaurant after completing our bike ride on the Canal Tow Path. A great end to a beautiful day.”
“WONDERFUL AS ALWAYS! – I’ve always been a big fan of LockKeepers. Great ambiance, great staff, great food. The prices are very reasonable for the food and service they provide. Their daily specials are wonderful and so are the drinks!”
“A superb meal at LockKeepers – Rarely have my wife and I had less than a five-star dining experience at LockKeepers, and our recent visit was the best ever. Service was attentive, though the restaurant was very busy. We had excellent salads to start, followed by delicious lobster ravioli, and shared a gelato selection for dessert. We’re sorry that we live so far away and can’t visit LockKeepers more often.”
“A winner -Seven of us met for dinner and a meeting this past Tuesday. We were there for almost three hours and never felt rushed. The entire staff was excellent, especially our waiter, who made this dining experience so memorable. He was able to satisfy our every request – even down to dividing 2 chocolate peanut butter sundaes in half so that the 4 women at the table didn’t go home with a huge guilt trip – only half of one!”
“Wonderful experience – I am never disappointed with a meal at LockKeepers. Great staff and excellent menu!”
“Favorite restaurant – This has been one of our favorite restaurants for years as the food, service and ambiance have always been stellar.”
“Outstanding service and food – our server, Samuel, was one of the best servers I have ever had at a restaurant and will ask for him again. Ambiance was perfect, and the food was unbelievably good. Some of the best food I have ever had. Highly recommend LockKeepers!!!”
“Fantastic dinner. The morel mushroom appetizer was the best I’ve ever had.”
“Enjoyable business dinner – had dinner with two colleagues. Great food. Great service. Quiet but not stuffy or uncomfortable. Thank you for a lovely dining experience. Looking forward to bringing my husband soon.”
“Consistently The BEST – Though just meeting Julie for the first time, she took such special care of us – tall delicious Mojitos, appetizer and dinner recommendations were right on target. We will be back for more seafood risotto which was FAV! Canoli for dessert with coffee and we were smiling.”
“Never disappointing – Always very pleasant experience. Food and staff are wonderful. Staff will be happy to accommodate your requests.”
“great food & service. Had stuffed peppers & calamari appetizers, beet salad, long bone pork chop & veal osso bucco. The server was very attentive without being annoying. Highly recommend.”
“Quiet elegance – If you want an evening of elegant dining, LockKeepers is the place. The meals are beautifully presented, and the taste matched the look.”
“Anniversary Dinner – My husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary with an outside table overlooking the river. We had an 8pm reservation and were able to watch the sun set on a beautiful evening. Our waiter was excellent with both knowledge of the beer/wine list and food recommendations. Had the shrimp, scallop risotto with a lobster tail on top and it was excellent. My husband had the halibut with truffle butter sauce and said it was wonderful. Menu has a tremendous selection. We will definitely be making more visits to LockKeepers.”
“Loved It! I have been driving past LockKeepers for years, and for my 50th birthday dinner, I said we are going! It was perfect! The waiter was so attentive and knowledgeable. The food came out to the table perfectly timed, and the meal items were perfectly plated, at the right temperature. Every item tasted fantastic. The birthday dessert tastings were the perfect ending to a very memorable meal. Thank you!!! You made my 50th birthday celebration really great!”
“Food and service were both great. We were from out of town looking for a restaurant with different types of food on the menu. We were not disappointed. Had an awesome time.”
“Birthday Celebration – My friend enjoyed her first experience to LockKeepers. She wants to know when we can return. Could not ask for anything more. Thanks Brian and Nathan. You made Sue’s birthday a real celebration. You always go above and beyond. Thanks again.”
“The food and service were excellent. We had a window table that overlooked the canal. It was very scenic and the restaurant was very nice too. One of the best restaurants we’ve been to since we moved to Cuyahoga County.”
“Reliable – All of the menu items are delicious, presentation is one of a kind, and can’t go wrong with the Pronto Lunch. Staff is knowledgeable and dining on the patio is relaxing. LockKeepers has it all.”
“NO negatives – First time reviewer. We had never been here before; it was outstanding. All of our special requests such as go easy on the salt, dressing and sauce on the side, substitute this for that, were all received with a smile and a ‘Yes, we can do that.’ The presentation and the food was perfect and delicious. I had the lasagna which was made to order in its own personal-size tray and my spouse had the fish special which was excellent according to her. The bread was warm and appeared to be fresh-baked. The wine choices were vast and the pricing on the wine and the dinner was as reasonable as we’ve ever seen in a restaurant of this caliber. the view overlooking the the canal was an added bonus. We will definitely make this a regular spot going forward. This was an incredible surprise. We loved it and the food and service could NOT have been better. (We are not the easiest couple to please.) Thank you and the very professional server(s) for a great night out!”
“Food was excellent. The bread and olive tapenade were a wonderful starter. The soups were delicious. We tried a special of the evening, a seafood risotto that included an abundance of shrimp and scallops topped with a small lobster tail. My husband tried the pannetone bread pudding, which was fabulous and the gelato was just the right finish for me to follow the generous portion of the entree. The servicer was very knowledgeable, pleasant and attentive. The atmosphere is beautiful and prices moderately upscale. We will certainly go back again! Thank you for helping to make a special evening more special! We were celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary and were very pleased with the food, service and atmosphere.”
“We have been there many times over the past few years. Always excellent in every respect. Thanks for the great service. And the great food.”
“Fantastic family celebration – We went to LockKeepers to celebrate two graduations. There were eight of us, an we were given the Sommelier room, which is a small private room with an elegant large wood table, next to the wine room and overlooking the main dining room. Immediately that set the tone for a great night where we could laugh and talk and not worry about noise! Our waiter, Samuel, was amazing – offered solid suggestions throughout the meal, occasionally chatted with us, but knew when to be unobtrusive. The calamari and antipasto appetizers were delicious and generous – the warm bread and tapenade that came before dinner was delicious – and the wines and drinks were served quickly and proficiently. All entrees superb!!”
“A Dining Gem – great restaurant! I have passed LockKeepers many times in my travels, and I wish I had dined there sooner. The food and service are impeccably good. I plan to dine at LockKeepers again. The food, service, and atmosphere were great!”
“Outstanding—as usual! LockKeepers may be the best restaurant in Cleveland. The variety of items on the menu is excellent and offers everything from simple pasta to a fine steak. Service is outstanding–quiet and unobtrusive. Salads are huge and soups are always tasty. The atmosphere is beautiful and tables are well spaced. Everyone, from the hostesses to the servers to the valet parking attendants, is friendly and welcoming. The shrimp pesto, wedge salad, and outstanding cheesecake have become favorites. This is a very special restaurant!”
“Great dining experience all around! Super friendly staff, and fantastic food! Nice happy hour also.”
“LockKeepers was great! My husband and I went there for my 30th birthday. We both had a strip steak. The meat was tender and perfectly seasoned, the tomato Bearnaise sauce was fantastic, and the vegetables were great! Our server was very polite and informative. The ambiance was perfect for a special evening. It was one of the best meals I have ever had, we will definitely come back.”
“We had a group of 8 and LockKeepers gave us a private room. Samuel was our server and he was outstanding….very attentive service. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere very much.”
“”We love this place! It has never been noisy. The food is always well prepared and visually pleasing, as well as tasty. Service is prompt and respectful. You can dress up or go business casual. Always worth the drive.”
“Everything was great from the stuffed pepper appetizers to the veal Marsala, lobster ravioli, salmon, and strip steak entrees. Our server Gary was top notch and did a great job accommodating our requests.”
“My dad was celebrating his 84th birthday. It was his first time there. He was extremely pleased. The food, service, everything was more than I could have expected. I can assure you this was a birthday he will be talking about for a very long time. He has already asked when are we going to return?”
“We had a wonderful dining experience celebrating my wife’s birthday. I asked for outdoor seating when I placed my reservation through Open Table and we were seated outside with a great view of the water and landscape. Our waiter was fantastic and very attentive to our needs and wants. I ordered Yellow Fin tuna and it was perfectly prepared. Everyone was very pleased with their choices. I highly recommend this restaurant!”
“Thanks for a great evening and exceptional meal. Waitress was exceptionally good also. We will come again when we are in Cleveland.”
“We happened to be near LockKeepers and were glad that we chose to have dinner here! Our server did a wonderful job, very polite and helpful. We had the Beef Carpaccio as an appetizer and we both tried the Garganelli with shrimp and basil pesto, as well as the Spaghetti Bolognese. Their homemade pasta was outstanding; as good as you will find anywhere! For our entrée we had the Veal Marsala which was also great. If you have the opportunity LockKeepers is a MUST!”
“We had a lovely dinner at LockKeepers on March 24th. The food was delicious (as usual), the wine list- fantastic and our party of 7 received excellent service, as we always do with larger groups.”
“Luxury right from the start…we were greeted by complimentary valet parking, coat check and immediate seating. We enjoyed the fresh bread as we waited for our outstanding Tomato-Basil Soup and Iceberg Wedge Salad. Our server was very informative and no problem catering to any request. For our entrees we both ordered the Filet Mignon and LOVED it! Cook perfectly! I highly recommend LockKeepers, the all-around service is fantastic.”
“It was so nice to get together with old friends and catch-up, while being able to hear the conversation at our table. We were pleasantly surprised with the 3 hours we spent there! The food was excellent; I loved my Salmon- accompanied by a generous portion of Kale. Additionally, we did not feel at all like we were being rushed in order to turn our table. Overall, we had a wonderful evening in EVERY regard.”
Went for Thanksgiving and definitely would go again. OK, honestly we go often but haven’t done Thanksgiving here until now. The turkey dinner was delicious and definitely a full plate. Best stuffing I’ve had in years with moist and tasty white & dark meat. Service is always top notch and were not made to feel rushed, actually quite the opposite.
fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic,special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
We were warmly welcomed by every person we encountered. All greeted us with a “Happy Thanksgiving!” Our waiter was perfect. Glasses were never empty – plates vanished as soon as they were empty. Building is beautiful. Sitting by the window, we watched the sunset start over the river. As it became brighter, a lovely lady stepped over, and said “Excuse me, it is time to lower the shades.” So we did not need to ask for that. Steak was cooked perfectly. desserts were divine. Will certainly be back.
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
Yesterday afternoon my husband and I attended a luncheon at your restaurant following a Memorial Mass for Donna Slivka’s mother. There were about twenty of us and the wait staff made us feel comfortable and well taken care of. Service was unobtrusive and the food, delicious.
I would not hesitate to suggest Lockkeepers to any of the families we serve in the future.
Thank you for having such a wonderful establishment in our neighborhood!
Rybicki and Son Funeral Homes
This place is a beautiful and moderately upscale restaurant, with the food priced accordingly. Fresh bread (quite good) and olive oil spread are on the house, though more than made up for with the rest of the bill. An entree of a pear-topped salad was good, although paying more money for something that is conceivably identical to a grocery store product never enticed me about going to restaurants. The pumpkin ravioli was also good, but the highlight was the eggplant rolentini, which was thinly sliced with the perfect balance of crispiness and seasoning. Save your waistline, though, as the apple cobbler was merely mediocre. Another guest had the canoli, which was deemed better. Many alcoholic beverages were also available. Service, as expected for a restaurant of this caliber, was attentive and courteous, and the place looked very well polished and clean. Valet parking is available. Overall, a great place for a business dinner or for visiting parents or a treat for the spouse.