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Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:46 am

Going to be in Mentor, Chardon and Cleveland from 6/2 thru 6/4. Wanted some recommendations on where to grub. Would probably be bringing a client eat one night around Chardon, and then some places around the Jake for pregame food and post game beers (Rangers are in town, going to try to catch 2).
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby waborat » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:38 pm

Silvestro's while in Lake/Geauga County...

Greenhouse Tavern while downtown...

Great food, large portions, reasonable receipts...

Never heard a bad thing bout either place
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby peeker643 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:24 pm

Cash only at Silvestro's. Don't want ya looking like a dickweed with a client in tow.
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby FUDU » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:32 pm

peeker643 wrote:Cash only at Silvestro's. Don't want ya looking like a dickweed with a client in tow.


In case you're interested in looking like a dickweed, hang out on the east side, jump on Mayfield Rd. any chance you get.
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:36 pm

peeker643 wrote:Cash only at Silvestro's. Don't want ya looking like a dickweed with a client in tow.




lucky for me I roll like randy moss
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby peeker643 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:02 pm

Bayou Tribe wrote:
peeker643 wrote:Cash only at Silvestro's. Don't want ya looking like a dickweed with a client in tow.




lucky for me I roll like randy moss


In that case make a right, a left and another right out of Silvestros and knock on the window of the first 1978 LTD you see. Tell 'em your my boy and they'll knock a few bucks of your smoke. :hide:
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby waborat » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:17 am

Bayou Tribe wrote:
peeker643 wrote:Cash only at Silvestro's. Don't want ya looking like a dickweed with a client in tow.




lucky for me I roll like randy moss


You'll impress any client when ya roll up to an 80 year old tavern/boarding house and let him order a 24 oz hunk o' beef or 1.5 lb lobster tail with all the fixins...

Laid back, friendly & fast service...

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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:22 am

Or you could roll down 608 to the thriving metropolis that is Middlefield. Dinner and drinks at the Town Tavern, and you can show your client real live amish people.

A few blocks away is the little league field where I used to stomp ass.

So there's that.
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby mattvan1 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:48 am

Not quite sure I get the whole Mentor - Chardon - Downtown golden triangle but you might want to check with some more local peeps on

Gavi's in Willoughby and Molinari's in Mentor. I have not been either in years but both were pretty good at one time. Not sure about Chardon but you might want a nice romantic drive with your customer into Chagrin Falls and hit up Gamekeeper's Tavern
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby hebner20 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:18 am

Erie Warrior wrote:Or you could roll down 608 to the thriving metropolis that is Middlefield. Dinner and drinks at the Town Tavern, and you can show your client real live amish people.

A few blocks away is the little league field where I used to stomp ass.

So there's that.


E-dub,

you from around Middlfield? I just moved from there to sunny Georgia. went to the town tavern a lot. i wasn't a local though, moved there in 2000. lots of road apples to dodge when ridin the bicycle! Middlefield was nice enough but the 12+ feet of snow we got every year was a pain. had one shovel for the 10 years i was there and by the time i left it was literally worn down to a nub. refused to buy a snow blower. in retrospect i wish i would have but after i was there a while i got stubborn. ahh good times...NOT
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:39 pm

hebner20 wrote: you from around Middlfield?


Yep, but I was gone by 2000. Snow is for chumps.
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby hebner20 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:45 pm

Erie Warrior wrote:
hebner20 wrote: you from around Middlfield?


Yep, but I was gone by 2000. Snow is for chumps.



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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby waborat » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:24 pm

Erie Warrior wrote:Or you could roll down 608 to the thriving metropolis that is Middlefield. Dinner and drinks at the Town Tavern, and you can show your client real live amish people.

A few blocks away is the little league field where I used to stomp ass.

So there's that.


Funny, just ate at Mary Yoder's & hit up Town last Thursday night...

Agree w/ Matt on Gamekeepers in CFalls. Molinari's is okay, Silvestro's better. I've heard Gavi's is good...

As far as Chardon goes, Bass Lake is the only place I'd take a client. Stay away from Chardon Brewworks, you've been warned
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby swerb » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:32 pm

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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:05 am

Thanks fellas. I'm looking forward to the trip, and hope it can turn into a annual or twice a year deal. Regardless of the Tribe's current situation, I'm looking forward to getting back to the Jake.
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:19 pm



I'd have crossed it off the list before that. I think Zappitelli's in Painesville has better food, portions and prices than Gavi's did. Nowhere near the atmosphere for sure, but I ain't going for that in most cases.
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby comish » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:25 am

Gotta be honest, I've never been to Silvestros...gonna have to check it out.

Bayou, you might want to check out Marinkos (Fire House) in Willoughby Hills as well. (On Rt 6). Sort of right in the middle of your destinations. Never had a dish there I didn't like, and has pretty decent atmosphere. There are also a couple of other taverns right there so you can change things up if necessary.

From the thread Swerb linked, you simply HAVE TO try and get to Melt. You will most likely wait to be seated, but it's worth it...the beer list alone is worth the wait. Had the Lake Erie Monster sammy yesterday....rightchous

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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby waborat » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:25 pm

comish wrote:
Bayou, you might want to check out Marinkos (Fire House) in Willoughby Hills as well. (On Rt 6). Sort of right in the middle of your destinations. Never had a dish there I didn't like, and has pretty decent atmosphere. There are also a couple of other taverns right there so you can change things up if necessary.



My SiL has worked there for years, also friends with one of the owners and have been there millions of times. With that said, there's much better in town then the same ol' bar grub. It's decent, but can't recommend it for a client.
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby mattvan1 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:38 pm

peeker643 wrote:


I'd have crossed it off the list before that. I think Zappitelli's in Painesville has better food, portions and prices than Gavi's did. Nowhere near the atmosphere for sure, but I ain't going for that in most cases.


Yikes. When you think you can do banquet food better than standard restaurant table service, not really sure what to say. Or maybe it's just they can make more $$$ for over priced wedding food. Hopefully they will forbid cash bars - I know how NE Ohioans hate a cash bar :hide:
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby RickNashEquilibrium » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:48 am

Lure Bistro in DTW is outstanding. My brother threw a surprise Bday party for his GF this past weekend. They allowed us to rent the entire upstairs for a cheap price and scaled everything on the menu down to $20 for every entree. Great service, best seafood in the area IMO. Their signature crab crusted grouper with lobster tarragon sauce is the stuff of legends.
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby comish » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:24 am

waborat wrote:
comish wrote:
Bayou, you might want to check out Marinkos (Fire House) in Willoughby Hills as well. (On Rt 6). Sort of right in the middle of your destinations. Never had a dish there I didn't like, and has pretty decent atmosphere. There are also a couple of other taverns right there so you can change things up if necessary.



My SiL has worked there for years, also friends with one of the owners and have been there millions of times. With that said, there's much better in town then the same ol' bar grub. It's decent, but can't recommend it for a client.


If you think the cedar plank stuffed salmon is "same ol' bar grub" then I need to begin going where YOU go.

I don't go there to get burgers and stuff, it's the entrees that kick some butt, but to each his own I guess
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby waborat » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:55 am

comish wrote:
waborat wrote:
comish wrote:
Bayou, you might want to check out Marinkos (Fire House) in Willoughby Hills as well. (On Rt 6). Sort of right in the middle of your destinations. Never had a dish there I didn't like, and has pretty decent atmosphere. There are also a couple of other taverns right there so you can change things up if necessary.



My SiL has worked there for years, also friends with one of the owners and have been there millions of times. With that said, there's much better in town then the same ol' bar grub. It's decent, but can't recommend it for a client.


If you think the cedar plank stuffed salmon is "same ol' bar grub" then I need to begin going where YOU go.

I don't go there to get burgers and stuff, it's the entrees that kick some butt, but to each his own I guess


Not sayin there aren't some decent dishes, I love the cajun shrimp entree, but there's really nothin that hasn't been done before...

Good place to go have a brew on the patio or grab something quick...

Not so sure it's a take a client kinda place, with the 70% desperate drinking Progressive employees, 3 pool tables and open doors on the johns
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:10 am

waborat wrote:Not so sure it's a take a client kinda place, with the 70% desperate drinking Progressive employees....


I fail to understand the problem with this ^^ ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby waborat » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:16 am

peeker643 wrote:
waborat wrote:Not so sure it's a take a client kinda place, with the 70% desperate drinking Progressive employees....


I fail to understand the problem with this ^^ ;-) ;) :wink:


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Re: Recommendations -- Cleveland and surrounding

Unread postby comish » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:28 am

Yeah, the overall ambiance might fall a tad short if you want to impress a client, LOL!

I still feel that the overall menu is a cut above what most would find in a typical pub though....I've been to plenty. Mayne not necessarily original, but at least well done.

Had a fisherman's chowder there not to long ago....very nice.
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