It’s a shame Brillat-Savarin died 226 years ago. The erudite French lawyer and essayist, who at age 71 wrote the classic and still-delightful celebration of dining, “The Physiology of Taste,” would have adored Radius.
A lovely upscale establishment, Radius joyfully embraces the pleasure of the table. And as the fine-dining restaurant at South Franklin Circle, one of Cleveland’s toniest retirement communities, Radius is perhaps the area’s ultimate culinary prize for many who have outlived some of life’s livelier pleasures.
Though South Franklin Circle is a residential community, the restaurant is open to visitors of every stripe – particularly those who appreciate its subdued ambiance.
It’s a smallish place. The circular room with 70-some seats, decorated in a modernist-luxe neutral palette with a couple of crystal and bronze chandeliers, includes a wall of windows that look out onto a lush meadow view. Radius may be one of the most civilized restaurants in Cleveland. There is excellent lighting and even better acoustics. The ambient noise never rises above a pleasant buzz. And there’s nary a cell-phone in sight, let alone being yakked on.
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