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Hyde Park Steakhouse has put up signage now that they are within eye-shot of the casino.
Stopped by the new Burntwood Tavern in Solon last night... a former Max & Erma's, opened in recent weeks. Hadn't loved the one here in Chagrin in several visits in the 2 years its been open - but it's small and always packed so have tried to give it more tries than we've able to get it.. Solon spot is much larger - and hadn't planned to go so soon after opening - but, driving by last night, the large, rustic looking covered patio was crammed full of folks and drew us in. They've done wonders with the space - dimly lit and vibey with metal mesh light shade over the booths/tables and free-form blown hanging lights over the beautiful copper-topped indoor/outdoor bar... Re-purposed wood everywhere... just looked super - at least during the hustle and bustle of a busy Saturday night...The food, however, once again disappointed - though the menu has changed for the better since my last Chagrin visit- and is very reasonably priced - with choices from sandwiches to full meals..... Only 1 of 3 dishes - tasty and juicy Angus sliders - was something I'd have again. The small chopped salad my wife had is stolen directly from Bravo - where the local owners formerly worked - and isn't half as good as the just decent on there - plus was poorly plated (small, flat circle of greens on a too-large plate) to make the portion look skimpy - even for the modest $5 cost... Tuna nachos - rare tuna on crispy wontons with spicy aioli - looked tasty (served on a rectangular piece of slate) and would have been good - if the kitchen had ever heard of salt and pepper... literally none on them... Better once salted... (though it took two tries to get a salt mill with salt actually in it..). (Oh - and this is another one of those restaurants - getting more common - that offers to make any side/appetizer salad into an entree by adding chicken, etc... for $5 more or whatever... but then doesn't change the portion side of the original salad... so you've basically got a side salad with chicken as your main course... making salad eaters 2nd class citizens...)So, we were underwhelmed.. but place looks so good and inviting - that we'll have to go back.. This might be one of those spots where we'll just have to find the right thing - the thing we like, that is done well - and stick with it.. So far, not having much luck...
And don't say 'Jimmy Dadonna's'...just...don't.
Dont people like Harvest Kitchen in Solon. I thought that was supposed to be good.
Jonathon Sawyer tweeted that he was looking at new restaurant space and indicated that space had been vacant 17 years... wonder where that coukd be....
^ North Collinwood?http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/a-big-turn-on/Content?oid=2984073
Cross posted from the Ohio City thread, some more info about Fabio Salern's new concept that will fill the old Blooms and Alaturka spaces on West 25th:http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2012/07/11/salernos-plans-for-w-25th-grow-thanks-to-recent-purchaseIs this the type of place people were expecting?:As for the concept, Salerno describes it as an all-organic, fast-casual eatery — not a regular sit-down establishment. Think healthy, fresh food like rice bowls and veggie burgers.
Quote from: StrapHanger on July 11, 2012, 08:12:37 AMCross posted from the Ohio City thread, some more info about Fabio Salern's new concept that will fill the old Blooms and Alaturka spaces on West 25th:http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2012/07/11/salernos-plans-for-w-25th-grow-thanks-to-recent-purchaseIs this the type of place people were expecting?:As for the concept, Salerno describes it as an all-organic, fast-casual eatery — not a regular sit-down establishment. Think healthy, fresh food like rice bowls and veggie burgers. Huh. Whatever happened to the concept that had Sam McNulty worried? Am I mixed up with another project?
The space they're taking is bigger than anything they'd have found in DT Willoughby. There's a big bar area when you first come in, then an even larger dining area to the left. I'm guessing they won't have as big of an issue with waits at this location (which will be an interesting experiment to see if the long waits at the other two locations are a function of high demand and limited capacity, or as I'm beginning to suspect, more of a planned / store created effect). That, combined with parking as far as the eye can see makes the location pretty desirable for a suburban location.