At Tsunami Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, even waiting for the food is fun. That’s because the talented hibachi and sushi chefs turn cooking into a performance. Agility, speed, and creativity come into play as they flip and catch eggs off the spatula and perfectly mix them into fried rice. At the sushi bar, hand rolls are a work of art before becoming dinner—and all are made with artful finesse.
In 1964, brothers Leroy and Forrest Raffel banded together to come up with a new restaurant concept. Arby's took off almost immediately on the coattails of its hallmark roast-beef sandwich and the founders’ idea of providing customers with fast, quality food. Over the company's 48-year franchise history, its foundational pièce de résistance of thinly sliced, juicy beef has been served in a many permutations, and continues to be popular today, served at more than 3,500 stores in North America. Today’s menu still ignites appetites with traditional beef sandwiches, plus hot and seasoned curly fries, fresh-chopped salads, and desserts good for richly capping off meals or bribing any bridge trolls on the way home.
The meals served at Bonfire Bar & Grill are exactly the type you might expect to eat around a bonfire at a backyard barbecue—there's crab cakes with roasted corn; strawberry salad with blue cheese; grill-fired pork ribs; hand-formed burgers topped with smoked bacon. Though rooted in comfort food, Bonfire's menu, like a dancing chimney sweep, has its moments of elegance. Spice-rubbed salmon is paired with local tomatoes, and asparagus brightens up a plate of garlic mashed potatoes and a 6-ounce filet. Diners can enjoy those meals in front of the sporting events broadcast each evening, or stop in for regular live events such as trivia and poker tournaments.
At PapaRoni's Pizza & Ice Cream, the aroma of freshly made pizzas, calzones, and subs lures customers in for a decadent feeding frenzy. The chefs fleck specialty pizzas in toppings including asiago cheese, provolone, and ground beef, and each of their signature white pizzas hosts fixings on a foundation of house-made garlic sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella. A lengthy dessert menu rewards well-behaved taste buds with a selection of sundaes, shakes, and soft-serve ice cream. Guests can sup in the restaurant's casual dining room, or take their meals to go to devour them at home, at the office, or in a rival pizza place’s parking lot.
Chef Thai and Sushi Bar serves up Asian specialties that range from ocean-fresh sashimi to spicy Thai curries. Chefs alternate between slicing and rolling wild-caught salmon or roasting duck with basil and pineapple. Whichever dish you choose, rest assured that it will pair nicely with a thai iced tea or a bubble tea brimming with tapioca pearls.
At Rocky River Grille, visitors can partake in a casual yet classy dining experience that offers seamless service and unmatched comfort. Located inside the luxe confines of the Embassy Suites, Rocky River Grille massages taste buds with a bevy of menu selections that offer American fare for lunch and dinner. Opt for a pecan planked salmon ($18.75) and a pulled-chicken pot pie ($14.75), or grab a handy mitt-fitting sandwich such as the shrimp pita ($7–$8.75) or prime-rib dip ($7–$8.75). Soak in the well-lit and vibrantly colored lounge’s ambience while sipping on a glass of palate-pleasing wine such as the Red Rock merlot ($8) or on an expertly whipped up mojito ($9).