The epicurean engineers at Hardwood Cafe harness the unfettered flames of a wood-fired oven to craft mouthwatering steak and seafood dishes, which beckon hungry stomachs with robust lunch and dinner menus. Dinner-farers sink incisors into center-cut 8-ounce filet mignons ($22.99), which gallantly traverse the coals of the wood grill and prove their chivalry by meeting waiting mouths in evenly tempered bites. Homemade crab cakes ($18.99) arrive tableside lightly sautéed and eager for rides via forks or Rube Goldberg fork machines, and pork dijonaise ($14.99), a rally of sautéed pork medallions smothered in a delectable cream sauce, halts hunger in its tracks. Afternoon munchers scarf lunch sandwiches, including open-face rib eyes ($10.99) and Fat Tony burgers ($7.49) slathered in house barbecue sauce.
Twenty-four hours a day, the cooks at Tom's Diner prepare classic American food and sumptuous Greek cuisine. They shave gyro meat to serve with greek salad or spinach pie, sprinkle handmade gnocchi with romano cheese, and augment half-pound burgers with bacon or fried onions. Patrons can also opt for breakfast items such as frittata with asiago cheese and grilled asparagus.
Freedom Square Diner is a family-owned, community-centric restaurant that understands the value of a home-cooked meal. A friendly staff welcomes all foodies into a modern diner atmosphere where comfy seats cradle gastronomic cravings. An appetite can be cuddled by breakfast-menu bites such as a country breakfast with four eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, toast or English muffin, and a pair of pancakes ($7.99) and the crab or salmon Benedict over two poached eggs with an English muffin dressed in hollandaise sauce ($7.99).