With its spacious, historic, monumental dining room, Crop Bistro stands proud among its contemporaries in Ohio City and, well, the rest of Cleveland. It also stands tall, with an ornate ceiling that rises more than 30 feet above street level. Housed in a 1920s-era bank building, this restaurant consistently wows customers with both form and function. Chef Steve Schimoler's out-of-the-box dishes like balsamic popcorn, cherry bombs and short rib pot au feu are a tasteful match for the setting.
2537 Lorain Ave., 216-696-2767, cropbistro.com.