Noga Floral Shop is a family owned florist in Cleveland. They have a HUGE selection of fresh flowers, chocolates, balloons, and stuffed animals. The flowers come in large fish bowl-like containers, glass cubes, pottery, wicker baskets - you have a large amount to select from. The store is a bit pricey, however; an orchid runs for $85, when you can get one from Trader Joe's and a similar trendy pot at Pier 1 Imports or Target for less than half of that. If you feel like dishing out $50 - $150 for a professional arrangement, though, this place keeps healthy, beautiful flowers all season.
Dave's Cosmic subs are yummy and packed with deli meat and veggies, so they're quite filling sandwiches. The bread is fresh and delicious and I think the specialty house sauce is what makes the subs taste so good. You can order them hot or cold. The menu has a lot of options and everything sounds great, but I haven't been able to stray from my usual Incredible Dave sub because I enjoy it so much! Overall, great sub place.
I came to Fahrenheit in a party of five and only one person loved their food, while the rest of us found it to be okay. There weren't many options to select from on the menu. The menu is divided into three categories: Pasta, Pizza, and Steak. Each category has about six gourmet subcategories, like Mexican, Margherita, and Mediterranean pizzas. The wine list is extensive. Entrees are okay but nothing to rave about, portions are reasonable, dessert is good, prices are steep - I'd opt for a restaurant with broader culinary options so you aren't pigenholed into chosing from pizza, pasta, or steak. I recommend Lola for fine dining.
I was a bit worried I wouldn't like Adaddin's eatery because I'd never had Middle Eastern cuisine prior to eating there, so I wasn't sure what to expect. The food was absolutely delicious and didn't stray much from traditional wraps and food I've had. I started with a smoothie (strawberry on my part; banana chocolate for my friend) and we split the hummus and pita appetizer, which was to die for. I could've made an entire meal out of that alone. My wrap was chicken and honey mustard, which was enormous - I only ate half and took the rest home. The service was great, the food was superb, and I felt it was healthy.
Truffles Pastry Shop is a coffee shop with an assorted drink menu (I always settle on their house-brewed latte; as a latte fan who has tried a lot, I enjoy this one quite well) and a cozy interior, or outdoors seating with a nice garden view. They have hearty soups and delicate pasteries to compliment the drinks, all fresh and tasty. The servers are polite and not overbearing, and it has never been too crowded like Starbucks usually is - I never have problems finding a spot to enjoy coffee and conversation.
Johnny's On Fulton is a delicious Italian restaurant. While it isn't quite as good as some of the restaurants in Little Italy (authentic family-owned Italian eateries who do it best), they sure come very close to it. It's a great alternative when you don't have hours to wait in line at Mama Santa's; you're seated quickly and the food preparation time is outstanding. Their wine list is among the best I've seen, and be sure to try the homemade tiramisu.
PROS: Impeccable service, delicious food, cozy
This is one of the best sushi pads in Cleveland if you ask me. The sushi menu is extensive, full of original and innovative creations and a lot to pick from. I love the seaweed salad and sushi, both are excellent, and I've been told their cooked menu items (such as steak) are very good as well. Their portions are large and generous. I like that they offer carry-out or dine-in, but I'd preferrably dine-in since the two-tiered restaurant in hip decor sets the scene nicely. Great food, great service, great place.
Lola is an upscale restaurant with a contemporary American menu and is a great place to go on a date. I've dined here at least 15 times and have never had less than a perfect experience - their food is delicious and their service is amazing. They offer high-end twists on regular comfort foods; my favorite is their macaroni and cheese, which is rich and delicious and nothing like I've ever tasted from the usual bland varations. They also have more exotic fare, like goat cheese and rosemary chicken. Make sure to make reservations for this popular spot downtown because it fills up quickly. It might be pricy for some, but it is entirely worth it.
Lolita is a cozy Greek restaurant with wonderful ambiance to it with the warm, Mediterranean decorations. To me, the menu was exotic and my party and I tried their extensive appetizer menu, like their flatbread and cucumber dip. They have seafood like mussels, classic dishes like pork chops, and other Greek delicacies. I give it three stars because the portions are tiny - I'm a slender female and would need three of their entrees to fill me up for dinner - and because smoking is allowed in this small, intimate restaurant, which ruined the atmosphere for me.
CONS: Smoking, serving portions
I volunteered often at Grande Pointe when I was a student at Richmond Heights Middle & High school. It's a clean, well-lit, roomy facility with a lot of programs for residents to attend - Bingo, painting flower pots, making homemade holiday cards, and listening to middle school students sing were the ones I best remember. The staff is very warm and friendly, and the patients seem happy with the variety of activities and the chances to socialize - they aren't lonely and cooped up by themselves all day. I'm not a resident, but from an outsiders perspective, it seems like Grande Pointe does a lot for their residents to keep them happy.