Gervasi's Italian Bistro is situated in the historic barn that reminds of a Tuscan farmhouse serving provincial Italian cuisine. The seasonal menu features fresh and local produces which reflected in their antipasti, salads, brick-fired artisan pizzas, entrees, and desserts. Diners can choose from the three dining options available at the Bistro, the elegant Cantino Cellar which is in the lower level with its stone finish, fireplace and beautiful view of the spring fed lake and access is an ideal place for private events, the Balconatta Loft is a cozy sitting area, overseeing the main Bistro dining room, is more casual and is ideal for appetizers and great wine. And finally the Piazza which is their beautiful Patio only available during summer and fall. This beautifully renovated upscale place is great for a nice romantic getaway with its quaint fireplace, private lake, luscious vineyards and wonderful landscapes along with some lovely food and wine.
Great Lakes Brewing Co. is a brewery-pub and contains a gift shop too. The brewery, housed in a Victorian-style building, serves up some delicious sandwiches, burgers, salads, appetizers and more. The calamari is a local favorite. If you are not sure of the best beer that could be paired with your choice of appetizer then go for the recommended ones listed on the menu. Its exhaustive selection of craft brews and delectable pub grub make it of the top craft breweries of Great Lakes.
Midwestern foodies often mourn the lack of variation in restaurant menus with the change of seasons. They won't be disappointed at Chef Rocco Whalen's Fahrenheit, which has a seasonal menu that incorporates the best meat, fruits, veggies and spices available each season. Patrons are assured of fresh and sumptuous fare. Pizzas, pasta, salads, steak and seafood form the staple menu. The martini bar at Fahrenheit is refreshingly innovative. Private dining space for a party of fifty can be arranged.
Hidden away in Ohio City, Touch Supper Club offers both an upscale dining experience and a dance club. One section of the restaurant is for dining and another for dancing. The entertainment usually features DJs spinning a variety of music from salsa to '80s, to indie and alternative. The menu is upscale American, generally simple in concept but with unique touches. Touch also offers staples like a Touch Burger with secret sauce, or mac and cheese with fancy cheese, ham, and peas. Vegetarian options include a vegan roots dish or mushroom pizza.
Market Avenue Wine Bar is a great destination for a romantic evening. Soft lighting, candles, great art, and, of course, an extensive selection of wine are sure to please anyone looking for a romantic hideout. If the weather permits, take a seat on the patio and enjoy the cool night air while sipping a glass of your favorite red. They offer bruschetta, baked brie, French bread pizza, hummus with pita chips, and other small plates that are great for sharing.
Prosperity Social Club is a somewhat hidden secret in Tremont, a neighborhood bar and restaurant which serves locals but could appeal to anyone. Prosperity has a full bar with a significant wine list and specialty martinis, or "Prosper-tinis," such as a pink grapefruit with Stoli Orange, Campari, and orange juice. Its food menu is a somewhat eclectic mix of appetizers and entrees. Starters include Ed's Pita Nachos, a Greek-themed fish with red pepper aoili, feta, and olives, or Pierogies with ricotta and onions. Featured entrees include Black Angus strip steak, or apple roasted pork loin, while vegetarians may enjoy roasted veggie empanadas. Prosperity Social Club also offers several happy hour and daily specials.
Overlooking North High Street in Akron, High St. Hop House was established in 2017. This bar is known to serve a fantastic selection of bourbons and specially-crafted beers. In addition to alcoholic drinks, they also serve pub eats like pizzas. The sophisticated interiors and dim lights exude a classy feel. In addition to indoor seating, they also offer outdoor seating arrangements. This is a great place to visit with friends and colleagues.
The Empire Concert Club & Bar attracts a young and stylish crowd for its contemporary concerts. The interiors are ultra-modern and feature psychedelic mood lighting, a state-of-the-art acoustic system and a trendy stage. Some of the best local bands and performers are invited and the events range from soulful jazz and groovy rock to Christmas carols. Sometimes, guests even attend fun-filled shows where stand-up comedians have them in peals of laughter. Pair the performances with excellent libations and you have a clear winner. Check their website for the full schedule of events.
The charming setting of Gigi’s on Fairmount manages to grab one's attention right from the word go. Matt black walls, snug window seating and an upscale yet relaxed ambiance that is only further enhanced by the pouring of numerous wines - Gigi’s is everything one could hope for from an intimate date night. Food is prepared from local produce and includes season's fresh flavors. The menu constitutes both wine accompaniments for snacking such as charcuterie and fromages as well as full-fledged meals such as the Filet Mignon and Sea Scallops. Wines are delicious and the list endless - everything from Zinfandel to the fruity Barbera deserves a sip. However, brace yourselves as this little bistro is known to host lengthy queues and reservations are not taken.
Opened in 2015, CODA is one of the ventures of local chef and restaurateur, Dante Bocuzzi. Considered to be the only live music spot in the neighborhood, it is tucked away in a basement. Though it is a bar as well, it was purported as a space for live performances by local and touring artistes. Thankfully it stays true to its purpose. The music list include genres of rock and roll, folk, blues and indie. The bright graffiti mural is an interesting backdrop of its stage. Showcasing the trademark of rock musicians and bands such as AC/DC, Kiss, The Rolling Stones, Duran Duran and Frank Zappa, the quirky mural adds to the character of this place. Nosh on a tazsty bites if feeling peckish and tipple on a few drinks as you enjoy the music played here.
A friendly and warm establishment which has sprung forth from the desire of the owners to create a space where avid foodies can unwind over delectable beers and scrumptious food, Lock 15 Brewing Company has emerged as one of the best spots in the area! Featuring a quaint and rustic interior which exudes an irresistible charm, the brewery and restaurant has received rave reviews for its service and attention to detail when it comes to serving classic fare which is tweaked in terms of the flavors and taste to regale guests. Guests can pick from an array of fresh and seasonal beers on tap as they sit back and relax with friends and family. Along with these, you can choose from an assortment of delights which will tantalize your taste buds like crab stuffed hush puppies, soft pretzels, smoked wings, nachos, healthy salads, smoked briskets, burgers, tacos, and Nashville hot chicken among others.