Bistro dining has slowly but surely spread from France to the rest of the world, just like Impressionist painting, black-and-white striped shirts, and the refusal to stop smoking baguettes. Perform cultural exchange in your stomach with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of bistro fare at Quince in Olmsted Falls.
Cleveland native and executive chef Gregg Korney draws on his extensive experience and personal inventiveness to craft an ever-rotating menu of fresh-made delights, earning Quince the top spot in Fox8’s Hot List Best New American Restaurant for 2009 and 2010. Toss aside Scooby-Doo lunchboxes in favor of dining on hearty soups, greens, pastas, and sandwiches during lunch at the eatery. Meaty Quince burger patties, garnished with prosciutto, provolone, and spicy aioli ($10), wedge apart a clod of house-baked bread, and the from-scratch fall butternut-squash bisque's ($10) savory liquid warms throats on brisk autumn days. Dinner patrons can start with oatmeal-crusted calamari ($7) before crushing hunger beneath an unforgiving avalanche of lobster gnocchi tumbling down a mountain of seafood mac 'n' cheese in a river of tomato-vodka lobster cream sauce ($22). Choosing between meaty entrees of bacon-wrapped meatloaf with cheddar tater tots ($17) and crispy roasted duck ($23) proves more difficult than choosing your favorite arm.
8074 Columbia Rd.
Olmsted Falls, Ohio 44138