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.
Fleming's at Akron is part of the upscale steakhouse franchises that is famous for their USDA Prime Beef, steakhouse delicacies and award winning 'Fleming's 100' showcasing 100 wines by the glass for USD10 or less. Fleming's also serves chops, seafood, poultry and distinct side dishes such as French Onion Soup, Roasted Mushroom Ravioli, Baked Brie, Tenderloin Carpaccio, Sweet Chile Calamari, Wicked Cajun Barbecue Shrimp,Panko Crusted Shrimp with jalapeno jelly and yes the immaculately cooked steaks. A perfect paradise for steak and wine lovers. You won't stop drooling over the scrumptious food and heavenly desserts. Sparkling wines, sweet wines, white wines, dessert wines, you name it and they have it, including rare American boutique wines as well as national and international labels. Join the celebrations with Fleming's and you will never be disappointed.
Set in a cozy space with dim lighting and comfy chairs, Otani Restaurant & Pub is a popular joint for Asian food. Enjoy dishes like Chinese Chicken Lo Mein, Spicy Thai Noodle Soup and Japanese Teriyaki Grilled Flounder Fillet. They also have a great selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes. On Fridays and Saturday, the atmosphere is livened up by the live musical performances by various singers and bands. The bar also organizes regular karaoke nights that are quite popular with the local patrons. If you have been craving Asian food for a while, there are few places better than Otani Restaurant & Pub to satiate your appetite.
Set in a fun, casual space, Yours Truly Restaurant is a chain of local eateries offering American comfort food and drinks. Best known for the great variety of breakfast and brunch delicacies it serves all day, the restaurant is quite popular with the locals. Dig into egg muffins, egg wraps, bruschettas, pancakes and French toast at any time of the day. Besides the breakfast goodies, the restaurant also serves dishes like Chicken Fingers and Notso Fries. The menu also features seasonal specialties, kid-friendly portions, gluten-free food items and spirits like wines, beers and cocktails. The expansive place also makes this a great place for groups. If you are in the mood for good ol’ American food and drinks, head to Yours Truly Restaurant and be prepared for a hearty meal.
LockKeepers is an upscale American-Italian restaurant located in scenic Valley View, just south of Cleveland, along the Cuyahoga river. From the outside, LockKeepers looks like a rustic country inn, though that belies the elegant wood-paneled décor inside. LockKeepers also has an extensive wine list and is known for employing the rare Master Sommelier to guide diners through the wine list. The cuisine at LockKeepers is upscale American with an Italian flair. Pasta dishes include a four-cheese Lasagna and Spaghetti Bolognese with beef and pork. Specialty entrées include Center Cut Filet Mignon, Scaloppini with veal or chicken, or Seared Yellowfin Tuna. LockKeepers also hosts regular events, such as wine tastings, which can be found on their website.
If you have a long day ahead, then a pit stop at Swensons Drive-In is a must. The drive-in has several locations in and around Akron, but this outpost is one of the more popular ones. The service at Swensons is always swift thereby saving your valuable time. Burgers are their forte, the Galley Boy which comes infused with two distinctive sauces is a must try along with the delectable steak sirloin strip burger, fish sandwich and the double cheeseburger. Their vegetable beef soup also has quite a fan following along with salads. Milkshakes, colas, lemonade and floats are available to wash the burgers down.
The Lockview is a casual, retro-style bar and restaurant with a menu that is sure to warm your heart. With everything from scrumptious gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, re-invented tater tots, sinfully rich mac 'n' cheese and other comfort foods on offer, this delightful eatery is just the place to head to for a relaxed meal with loved ones. The drink selection is just as impressive as the food is delicious, boasting an ever growing variety of over 200 beers, wine, cocktails and spirits. Grab a seat at the patio for a touch of sunshine with your meal, or mingle with friendly strangers at the bar. With its stellar location near some of the city's most popular entertainment venues, the bar attracts quite an eclectic mix of people, infusing the space with a cheerful vibe.
Crave is a stylish restaurant that is set on East Market Street. The menu offers a wide number of items that are influenced by the International cuisine. It includes soups, waffles, steaks, pastas and a lot more. Gluten options are also available here. They also offer a fantastic selection of beers, cocktails and wines that complement well with their dishes. In addition to catering services, they also offer space to host small events.
Located across Canal Park, Cilantro Thai & Sushi Restaurant offers a mix of dishes from the Thai and Japanese cuisines. The restaurant’s extensive menu includes dishes like sushis, curries, soups and more. They also serve traditional desserts like mango sticky rice and fried cheese cake. This popular restaurant is a must-visit for Asian cuisine lovers.
Open since the 1950s, the Diamond Grille is Akron's oldest steakhouse. Behind a subtle, unassuming exterior in downtown Akron, the décor reflects the classic 50s steakhouse look. The menu is traditional steak-and-seafood fare, but oriented towards specialized steaks, with filets, strip steaks, and more. Appetizers include traditional steakhouse fare such as sumptuous shrimp cocktails. The Diamond Grille is also a good place to people-watch when the PGA Tour is in Akron, as the pro-golfers often eat there. The Diamond Grille also features a full bar. Patrons should note that the Diamond Grille does not accept credit cards. - Marjorie Jensen
Insomnia Cookies on South Main Street is part of chain of dessert shops. Their unique menu includes a variety of cookies, brownies and ice creams. Visit this store to make your own cookie sandwich. This eatery offers a small seating area for its guests.