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Up-Scale Restaurants, NE Ohio

Unread postby Loo » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:21 pm

It's not a special day or anything, but I'd like to take my girl out to a nicer dinner Friday night.

My buddy's girlfriend claims to be a restaurant expert (she's not all together), and recommended freaking Apple Bees. Nothing against Bees, but it's not what I'm looking for here.

The last dinner we went to was Bravo--I'm looking for something very classy, up-scale, not terribly pricy (gotta find a happy medium), somewhere between Canton and maybe a little north of Kent. Somewhere within 35-40 minutes of Kent is ideal.

Steakhouse, Italian, anything but seafood.

Any help, recommendations?
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Re: Up-Scale Restaurants, NE Ohio

Unread postby RickNashEquilibrium » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:02 pm

Loo wrote:It's not a special day or anything, but I'd like to take my girl out to a nicer dinner Friday night.

My buddy's girlfriend claims to be a restaurant expert (she's not all together), and recommended freaking Apple Bees. Nothing against Bees, but it's not what I'm looking for here.

The last dinner we went to was Bravo--I'm looking for something very classy, up-scale, not terribly pricy (gotta find a happy medium), somewhere between Canton and maybe a little north of Kent. Somewhere within 35-40 minutes of Kent is ideal.

Steakhouse, Italian, anything but seafood.

Any help, recommendations?


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Re: Up-Scale Restaurants, NE Ohio

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:16 pm

Maggiano's in Beachwood. Make a reservation. It's a chain, but it blows Olive Garden off the map. See if they're running the 2 for $12.95 special. You get a meal to eat there and one packaged up to take with you. Best Italian place I've ever had, outside of some local pizza places.

I'm sure Pier W in Lakewood will be suggested. I'm not big on seafood, so I've never been there.
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Re: Up-Scale Restaurants, NE Ohio

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Re: Up-Scale Restaurants, NE Ohio

Unread postby mattvan1 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:18 pm

Loo wrote:It's not a special day or anything, but I'd like to take my girl out to a nicer dinner Friday night.

My buddy's girlfriend claims to be a restaurant expert (she's not all together), and recommended freaking Apple Bees. Nothing against Bees, but it's not what I'm looking for here.

The last dinner we went to was Bravo--I'm looking for something very classy, up-scale, not terribly pricy (gotta find a happy medium), somewhere between Canton and maybe a little north of Kent. Somewhere within 35-40 minutes of Kent is ideal.

Steakhouse, Italian, anything but seafood.

Any help, recommendations?


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Restaurants Near You:
Aladdins Eatery
Bricco
CILANTRO THAI & SUSHI RESTAURANT
Crave
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
Ken Stewart's Lodge
Luigi's Restaurant
Russo's
Swensons Drive Ins
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Re: Up-Scale Restaurants, NE Ohio

Unread postby Orenthal » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:05 pm

Ken Stewart's has a pretty good rep, and is slightly upscale.
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Re: Up-Scale Restaurants, NE Ohio

Unread postby Larvell Blanks » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:35 am

Flemings Steakhouse in Fairlawn
Hyde Park, fairlawn

Try Piatto Nova at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls.
http://www.piatto-novo.com/MENU.HTM
Good menu and get a table over looking the falls. Makes for a nice ambiance with dinner.
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Re: Up-Scale Restaurants, NE Ohio

Unread postby Loo » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:55 pm

I really, really appreciate all the responses. I think Piatto Nova is a winner. Just made my reservations tomorrow night.

I'll also be sure to check out Red, The Steakhouse and others mentioned here.

Thanks again everyone.
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Re: Up-Scale Restaurants, NE Ohio

Unread postby hebner20 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:12 pm

Dude,

Give us a report. How did it go?
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Re: Up-Scale Restaurants, NE Ohio

Unread postby mattvan1 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:10 pm

hebner20 wrote:Dude,

Give us a report. Did you get any action?
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Re: Up-Scale Restaurants, NE Ohio

Unread postby jb » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:24 pm

Orenthal wrote:Ken Stewart's has a pretty good rep, and is slightly upscale.


Yeah, and it is "slightly" expensive, too.

Turners' Mill, Hudson, one of the few 5 stars in neo iirc.
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Re: Up-Scale Restaurants, NE Ohio

Unread postby jfiling » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:32 pm

jb wrote:
Orenthal wrote:Ken Stewart's has a pretty good rep, and is slightly upscale.


Yeah, and it is "slightly" expensive, too.

Turners' Mill, Hudson, one of the few 5 stars in neo iirc.

From people I trust, the steakhouse to visit in Akron is the Diamond Grille. Ken Stewart's is more well known, but the Diamond packs the house and has a very loyal customer base. Last I heard, though, they take cash only.
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Re: Up-Scale Restaurants, NE Ohio

Unread postby jb » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:10 pm

jfiling wrote:
jb wrote:
Orenthal wrote:Ken Stewart's has a pretty good rep, and is slightly upscale.


Yeah, and it is "slightly" expensive, too.

Turners' Mill, Hudson, one of the few 5 stars in neo iirc.

From people I trust, the steakhouse to visit in Akron is the Diamond Grille. Ken Stewart's is more well known, but the Diamond packs the house and has a very loyal customer base. Last I heard, though, they take cash only.



I like that. It means it is shady.

BTW - Npt sure how "upscale" Crave is, but it is fun. Great place to take a date (and pump martinis into her. j/k/ ) .
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