Peppermill Pub and Grill combines fabulous fare, delicious drinks, and wonderful WiFi to create an all-around accommodating and alliterative experience for diners. The restaurant's executive chef, John Wright, brings his 10 years of experience at the fine-dining restaurant Chez François in Vermilion to tempt your taste buds, serving up a full menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, daily entree specials, and lunch-buffet bites for those on the go. Start with a savory order of sausage-stuffed banana peppers coated with homemade tomato sauce and cheese ($8.99), or a serving of fresh spinach and artichoke dip with hand-cut tortilla chips ($8.99), before letting your teeth traverse the table to a main dish. Peppermill chicken primavera is a house specialty, with grilled chicken, spinach, roasted red peppers, artichokes, and kalamata olives tossed with herbed olive oil ($15.99). People who like to disguise their protein as a bun will enjoy the inside-out burger, sneaking American cheese, lettuce, and tomato between two quarter-pound beef patties ($8.29).
Dressed in white-clothed tables and low lighting, 2182 Brecksville is a romantic bistro that serves up generous portions of contemporary cuisine. The bistro's summer dinner menu features appetizers such as veal meatloaf, cozied-up with herbed potatoes and cremini demi-glace ($7), and steamed middleneck clams delicately bathed in garlic butter ($13). Along with nightly specials, the seasonal menu boasts inventive entrees such as seared sea scallops in a port-wine reduction, complemented by a root-vegetable and potato hash ($26), and grilled baby lamb chops that take up residence next to garlic mashed potatoes ($26).
Seafood typically makes the trek from ocean to Seared in fewer than 24 hours, mingling with organic, locally sourced veggies and house-made dressings and marinades before adorning tabletops in a century-old building that started life as a schoolhouse. Hidden in the restaurant's name is its trinary mission: to champion the arts of grilling and pan searing, to create a sizzling-fun dining environment, and to supply a delicious variety of seafood and red meat. In Seared's sights and smells, these three themes are evident. Pineapple-mango emulsion tinges the pan-seared mahi-mahi with fruity flavors, and an overlay of gorgonzola cheese tops a tender Prime cut steak offered in an open, two-tiered dining room with exposed wooden beams and vaulted ceilings. Intricate wrought-iron gates swing into a separate wine room for six that harbors more than 30 wines. Thursday–Saturday, specialty martinis flow more freely than rogue water, complementing a raw-bar showcase stocked with fresh seafood strewn artfully across ice. Adding to the cheerfully old-fashioned ambiance is a wood-burning fireplace, which crackles beneath a stone mantel and archway near the lounge's leather couches and wooden coffee table.
Burger Fresh doesn?t dance around the facts: its burgers are fresh, and crafted from hand-ground, never-frozen Angus beef. Visitors customize their burgers with artisan buns and a variety of toppings, including real cheeses, applewood-smoked bacon, and even avocado. For non-beef eaters, the restaurant also assembles salmon and black-bean burgers, both of which still go well with hand-cut fries and creamy custard shakes.
Beef ‘O' Brady’s menu boasts a protein parade of classic American fare prepared hot, steaming, and packed with enough beefy flavor to stampede even the most ravenous appetite. Start the meal with a hearty order of potato skins ($6.49) or hand-tossed wings in one of 11 piquant sauces ($8.99 for a basket). The build-your-own burger is founded on a quarter pound of seasoned steak, forming a cozy starter home for toppings including hearty chili, deliquescent cheeses, and snappy smoked bacon ($5.99; add-ons $0.50 each). Dabble in America's meat subculture without organizing a cross-country road trip on cowback by enlisting platters such as barbecue-slathered St. Louis–style ribs ($17.99 for a full rack) or the Dubliner, which pours Guinness gravy all over thinly-sliced roast beef, swiss cheese, mashed potatoes, and sourdough bread ($8.99). While they dine, customers can absorb sports action on one of the many TVs adorning the family-friendly space, waving their favorite team on to victory with a choice of either straight or curly fries.
The culinary creators at Taverne of Richfield whip up a delectable bevy of handcrafted appetizers, elegant entrees, and original cocktails, crafting a full menu with local ingredients. Allow appetites a warm-up lap with the mediterranean sampler, housing homemade italian sausage and smoked-mozzarella-stuffed pepper alongside bruschetta and fried calamari ($14). The Taverne express lunch, a bounty of endless soup, garden salad, and house-baked rolls served with gremolada oil ($7.99) sates busy, midday munchers and insomniac owls, and evening diners can curb hunger with the potato-crusted walleye, drizzled in a lemon, basil, white-wine sauce ($22), or gnaw on a New Zealand rack of lamb, marinated in dijon and lemon essence of rosemary ($26.50). The bartenders behind Taverne of Richfield’s sleek wooden bar sling an impressive selection of wine, beer, and specialty martinis, such as the strawberry starbust martini, a citrusy blend of raspberry and vanilla Stoli mingling with cranberry, pineapple, orange juice, and supernova dust ($7).