My wife and I will be in Cleveland for a conference between 10/1 and 10/4. Our only "for sure" free night is Wednesday, 10/1. We'll be staying at the Renaissance Cleveland downtown, and will have one guest with us on Wednesday for dinner.
We like high end, easy eating food. Nothing too fancy and no pomposity. Flavor preferences are Italian/Mediterranean/Southwestern/California. (One of us doesn't like Asian and I'm an obedient spouse.) Good martinis and a good wine by the glass selection are required. Decent bread is also a good test for me. (Amateur baker.)
I was set to make a reservation at Lola (close to the hotel) or Lolita (sounds like more fun), but the reviews are decidedly mixed. We won't have a car, but a short/medium cab ride is not an issue. Neither is cost, but we're not looking for super-fine dining.