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.
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.
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.
Taza Lebanese Grill was opened as a slightly more upscale version of the popular Aladdin's Eatery chain in the Cleveland area. It has kept the popularity, even winning Cleveland Magazine's Silver Spoon Award for "Best Middle Eastern" in 2008. The most notable parts of the restaurant layout are the outdoor patio and the wood-burning grill in view of the diners. Taza offers complimentary savory pita bread to start the meal. The shish grill cooks up both lunches and dinners, at different prices. The dinner entrées include Samakeh Harra, Tajin, or Seana—cod, salmon, or tuna, respectively. Carnivores can enjoy the Shawarma Plate of grilled beef with veggies in tahini sauce, and vegetarians can try the Mujadara, a plate of lentils and rice topped with Salata and onions. Taza also treats patrons with their full bar.
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.
Kent, Ohio–just south of Cleveland–is famous for being a university town with the faster, cheaper fare that entails. However, Kent's Bistro on Main offers a higher-end menu for more elegant dining. Bistro on Main's menu offers upscale American dining with appetizers that include Asparagus Breadsticks, or small pizza options such as Pizza Margherite or Spicy Chicken. Entrées can change seasonally, and feature pasta dishes like Black Pepper Tagliatelle or Adult Mac n' Cheese with lobster, chorizo and banana peppers. Carnivores can also enjoy Blue Cheese New York Strip Steak, or Fire Roasted Jamaican Jerk-Spiced Pork Tenderloin. Bistro on Main also offers several martini and other drink specials, and has a full wine list. - Marjorie Jensen