Best New Midwest Places to Play, Eat and Stay: 2011
Cleveland: AMP 150
Talk about a surprise. It's in a newly renovated Airport Marriott. It has a garden out back where the chef grows heirloom veggies labeled with cute little chalkboards. And its affordable small-plates menu packs amazing flavor (hello, five-spice marshmallows floating in pumpkin soup) (216/706-8787; amp150.com).