The Katz Club Diner, the latest venture of Cleveland Chef and restauranteur, Douglas Katz will open

May 01, 2013, 12:00 AM

The Katz Club Diner, the latest venture of Cleveland Chef and restauranteur, Douglas Katz will open May 15th on Lee Road in Cleveland Heights. The project, set in two renovated and restored 1940‘s era Pullman diner cars, includes a 48 seat diner, a quick service carry-out coffee and bake shop, plus an “after-hours” Prohibition themed, “bar car,” offering elegant craft cocktails, beer, wine, spirits appetizers and snacks.

The diner will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7a.m. till 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and will serve nostalgic diner classics updated with Chef Katz’s signature, fresh high quality and whenever possible, local ingredients plus careful preparation techniques. The diner will also offer catering for on and off-site celebrations, meetings, and get togethers. The entire diner menu will be available for on-line ordering and convenient carry out.

From fresh hot doughnuts to pop-tarts, whoopee pies and dreamy layer cakes The Katz Club To-Go Coffee Counter will feature retro-inspired, imaginative house-made baked goods, fresh brewed coffee from Cleveland’s favorite roaster, Rising Star, teas, juices and smoothies.

“Our goal in creating the diner was to provide quality family-friendly American comfort foods reinvigorated with fresh local ingredients served in a fun and convenient setting. We hope our business brings together the community and serves to further the revitalization of this fantastic Cleveland neighborhood.”

The diner will create 30 full time and over 50 part time jobs.

vintage clock in the diner


shortrib chilaquiles

soft scrambled local farm eggs, black beans, crispy tortillas, salsa verde, pickled chiles, amish cheese, cilantro & local feta

roasted hangar steak

smash browns, brussles sprouts, sauteed onions, pastrami, parmesan aioli & classic chimichurri

romaine hearts salad

roasted beets, green beans, baby red potatoes, bleu cheese, grape tomatoes & balsamic vinaigrette. add smoked local chicken for $4

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Bar Car

The Bar Car at the Katz Club was the result of one question, what is our kind of bar? It had to be a sleek, cozy, hand crafted, Cary Grant gibson in a wifi world kind of place. A Raymond Chandler mahogany bar top mystery with ice tinking in a highball glass sort of joint. Traditional and familiar, but worlds away from anything that happened before five o'clock.

libation specialties

Hand made cocktails & Champagne

the menu

Freshly shucked oysters, world-class cheese and a selection of small plates

The best ingredients, people with a passion for cocktails and an intimate setting make the bar we have always wanted.