Crop Kitchen

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD

What:  Crop Kitchen

Where:  11460 Uptown Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106

As I mentioned in a previous post, my initial parking spot at CWRU involved a long walk to the office. For a few months, I walked past some space with a sign that mentioned Crop Kitchen was coming soon. What was this Crop Kitchen they speak of?

Crop Kitchen, it turns out, is a new casual restaurant in Uptown from the same people that brought Crop Bar & Bistro to Ohio City. Crop Kitchen offers a nice wine, beer, and cocktail list with a backdrop of roving sushi and taco specials added to the mix of mainstay entrees. The interior is spacious and refreshingly modern. There’s a nice patio space waiting for the warmer weather to be used.

I have been to Crop Kitchen several times now, once for dinner with Steve (Figure 1 and 2) and many times for lunch (Figures 3-5). Most of the food is really good and the service is attentive. I have not yet been there for happy hour, but I can image it would be fun with a large group.

Crop Kitchen is an excellent addition to the Uptown neighborhood. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it for “destination dining” as there are many other great restaurants in Cleveland well worth a drive. But, that’s OK for Crop Kitchen. It’s easy walking distance from CWRU, so I know I along with my colleagues will be going there often.

Figure 1.  Crop Kitchen sushi of the day.  Yeah, after experiencing Ginko, I would not recommend getting the sushi at Crop Kitchen.

Figure 1. Crop Kitchen sushi of the day. Yeah, after experiencing Ginko, I would not recommend getting the sushi at Crop Kitchen.

Figure 2.  Crop Kitchen starters.  Sometimes Steve and I forgo the entrees and enjoy as many starters as we can.  You know, “tapas” style.  Here, we had blistered shishito peppers, tomato and pork belly stack (the bomb-diggity!), goat cheese dumplings (a little tasteless), and truffle popcorn.

Figure 2. Crop Kitchen starters. Sometimes Steve and I forgo the entrees and enjoy as many starters as we can. You know, “tapas” style. Here, we had blistered shishito peppers, tomato and pork belly stack (the bomb-diggity!), goat cheese dumplings (a little tasteless), and truffle popcorn.

Figure 3.  Crop Kitchen lunch specials.  Will Bush had the three tacos of the day whereas I had the taco/soup/salad combo.  A very satisfying lunch!

Figure 3. Crop Kitchen lunch specials. Will Bush had the three tacos of the day whereas I had the taco/soup/salad combo. A very satisfying lunch!

Figure 4.  Crop Kitchen dessert.  Will Bush made me do it!

Figure 4. Crop Kitchen dessert. Will Bush made me do it!

Figure 5.  Crop Kitchen Pig Mac.  I ate the whole thing.  By myself.

Figure 5. Crop Kitchen Pig Mac. I ate the whole thing. By myself.

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Dana Crawford

Dana Crawford

Associate Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and Assistant Director of the Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology, with interest in pharmacogenomics, electronic health records, and diverse populations. Also, an avid foodie!