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John Q's Steakhouse

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User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


John Q's Steakhouse, Cleveland Ohio

John Q's Steakhouse

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The Bottom Line

John Q's is still going strong and serves up excellent steaks at reasonable prices. Don't miss the delicious -- and convenient -- Browns brunch.


  • Comfortable wood-paneled decor
  • Excellent steaks, particularly the pepper steak
  • Varied, affordable wine list
  • Convenient location, right at Public Square
  • Sunday brunches during Browns season


  • Service can be uneven.
  • Few options for vegetarians


  • John Q’s Steakhouse
    55 Public Square
    Cleveland, OH 44113
  • 216 861-0900
  • Hours:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 1130am - 4pm
  • Dinner: Sunday 4pm - 9pm, Monday - Thursday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4pm - 11pm

Guide Review - John Q's Steakhouse

John Q’s is a steak lover’s paradise and something of a Cleveland institution. Located downtown, right at Public Square, the venerable steakhouse serves generous portions and old favorites, such as a 28-oz Porterhouse, fork-tender filet mignon, and steak au poivre. All dinners are accompanied by either a house salad or a Caesar salad and a choice of side dishes. Lunch offerings include a juicy burger, a spicy chicken fettuccini, and delicious salads. The atmosphere is that of a traditional men’s club, with dark paneled walls, crisp white linen tablecloths, and sturdy flatware. The service is gracious, experienced, and knowledgeable.

*****Update 5/23/13--John Q's is closing its doors on June 15, 2013 after more than 20 years in business. Owner, Rick Cassera urges gift card holders to use them by that date. According to "The Plain Dealer," a new steakhouse with new owners is planned for the space. (It won't be the same.)***** John Q’s has a good selection of California wines, many offered by the glass, and a smattering of wines from other parts of the world. The bar also features a varied selection of ports and single malt scotches. There is a large and elegant private dining room, ideal for parties and corporate functions as well as a spacious, outdoor patio with a view of Public Square. John Q’s also features a Sunday brunch during Browns season on game days. It’s a great place to dine before or after a game or downtown event and the place for a ringside seat for the July 4th fireworks and Cleveland Orchestra concert.

(last updated 5-23-13)
User Reviews

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 5 out of 5

I was searching the net for a romantic restaurant for my husbands birthday and came across John Q's. Reading every ones reviews it sounded perfect so we went yesterday and yes, IT WAS THE BEST! My husband loved it and the private booth oh my it was great. So if your looking like i was to take you husband or wife or just the family trust mean you will not re grate going there. Thank you too all the workers you guess were great!! I'm the lady with the red and white dress and hope to see you guess soon :)

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