Urban Kitchen to Open Soon in Rapidly Growing Upper Chester District


Sometime in October, Mohamed Sadek finally will unveil Urban Kitchen (9751 Chester Ave., 216-264-0124, urban-kitchen.letseat.at) in the quickly developing Upper Chester neighborhood. This restaurant is on the ground floor of the Innova complex, a six-story, 175-unit mixed use building with residential and retail. He’s been in the planning and building phase for about a year.

The health-focused restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the morning, diners can order items like a spinach, feta and sun-dried tomato omelet, corned beef hash and eggs, or huevos rancheros topped with two eggs and salsa verde. At lunch, grilled Angus burgers join corned beef and sauerkraut filled Reubens and Phillys with steak, peppers, mushrooms and onions. The dinner menu is populated with items like grilled wild salmon with rice and vegetables, and grilled Certified Angus Beef strip steaks with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Those American-style comfort food dishes will be supplemented by healthy Mediterranean items like hummus, baba, tabbouleh and fatoosh salad.
All items are moderately priced, Sadek says.

“About what you would spend at a place of lesser quality.”

The location, in the heart of the Cleveland Clinic campus, is what attracted Sadek to the venture.

“It’s a health corridor and it’s really nice to be able to join the Cleveland Clinic where there’s a lot of potential growth,” he says. “It’s a growing area. There is housing above and more planned. I would say it’s the next University Circle/ Case area.”

The building will be populated by residents, students, doctors and fellows, all who have the option to “come down, have a coffee, have a meal, and get some work done.”

The 1,000-square-foot, 60-seat eatery will have a modern décor when it opens before the end of October.

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