The Bottom Line
- Consistently Good Food
- Friendly and efficient Service
- Good wine list
- Beautiful and spacious patio for summer al fresco dining
- It's sometimes difficult to get a reservation
- Three Birds
18515 Detroit Rd.
Lakewood, OH 44107
- 216 221-3500
Monday through Thursdays: 5pm – 10pm
Friday and Saturday: 5pm – 11pm
Closed on Sundays
Guide Review - Lakewood Favorite
Located in the historic Bonne Bell complex at the western edge of Lakewood, Three Birds delights with a casually elegant atmosphere, a delicious seasonal menu, and friendly and knowledgeable service. The restaurant, opened in 2003, is a combination of distressed brick, hardwood floors, and industrial stainless steel, which lends the dining room a hip, yet classy touch. A large brick courtyard offers al fresco dining, in season
The menu, which owner James Bell calls modern American, makes good use of fresh local produce. Appetizer highlights include the lobster pizza. Salads include an arugula salad with wine-soaked figs and warm goat cheese drizzled with a light balsamic vinaigrette. Entrees feature a mix of meat and fish and always include at least one tasty vegetarian option. Recent selections included a macadamia nut-crusted grouper with a passion fruit beurre blanc and roasted duck breast with a cabernet-port wine sauce.
Save room for dessert, which includes a rich, New York style cheesecake with a graham cracker crust and pouched figs with honey and port. Three Birds’ wine list is affordable and varied, with lots of wines offered by the glass. The martini menu, too, is inventive, with selections such as a triple chocolate mousse martini. The restaurant is affordable compared with other restaurants in its class and is one of Cleveland’s most consistent and tasty dining options. Reservations, especially on weekends, are strongly recommended.
(Last updated 10-6-11)