At Austin's Wood Fire Grill, hand-carved hunks of filet mignon and swordfish sizzle over wood-fueled flames, soaking up a smoky aroma. The restaurant’s refusal to use gas or the pages of paperback romance novels reflects a commitment to traditional, down-home cooking. This commitment also surfaces in their made-from-scratch breads, pan gravy sauce, and cognac cream sauce.
The flames dance atop the hibachi grill, reaching higher than the chef?s head. It is an impressive sight, to say the least, and one guests get to experience up close as chefs chop and flip chicken, steak, and shrimp right at the table. The hibachi master's creative efforts are rivaled only by the eatery?s sushi chefs, who tuck tuna, chili tobiko, and radish sprouts inside rolls shaped like caterpillars, turtles, and DNA strands.
The staple of Sushi Rock’s menu is its selection of roughly 50 sushi, sashimi, and maki rolls, which collect multiple Japanese flavors into one neat package. The Sushi Rock roll alone packs a punch of shrimp tempura, crabstick, salmon, tuna, asparagus, and masago. A slate of USDA Prime steaks and fresh seafood entrees such as sesame-seared tuna complement the sushi-bar creations. Each meticulously plated dish arrives in Sushi Rock's ultra-modern dining space, where backlit bottles glisten against a cityscape mural in the bar area, and color blocks of red and black pop in the dimly lit dining areas. Together, Sushi Rock’s choice food and hip vibe earned it a No. 1 ranking on CityVoter's Best Sushi list in 2010.
The broilers at Harry's Steakhouse sear perfectly straight lines into all of the eatery's daily, fresh chops, prepped by the in-house butcher. And before these steaks are aged and prepared, they're chosen from cattle that have been fed with corn their whole lives, as opposed to those with a habit of binging on fast food during their teenage years. Specialty steaks include the crowd favorite, 22 ounce bone-in Ribeye. Steaks can also be finished with sautéed mushrooms or onions or a skewer of grilled shrimp.
Knife tricks and bursts of flame enliven hibachi meals at Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, where chefs clad in bright red hats juggle steak and seafood over tableside grills. A sushi bar supplies an extensive list of flameless fare, and tempura and teriyaki dishes arrive at tables awash in their signature sauces. Groups of up to eight can withdraw to private dining chambers to practice human pyramids atop soft tatami mats.
Craving steak? Head down to Cleveland Chophouse and Brewery in Cleveland and choose your own cut of perfectly marbled beef. Health nuts will be pleased with the menu at Cleveland Chophouse and Brewery, which includes a number of fresh, nutritious items. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Cleveland Chophouse and Brewery has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Parents, bring your kids along to Cleveland Chophouse and Brewery, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. For your next big bash, consider hosting at Cleveland Chophouse and Brewery, a great space for big groups with a private room to boot. Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Cleveland Chophouse and Brewery's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Cleveland Chophouse and Brewery in jeans and a hoodie. Through their catering service, Cleveland Chophouse and Brewery can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Take the stress out of searching for that perfect parking spot — Cleveland Chophouse and Brewery's W Saint Clair Ave business offers easy valet parking.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.