Bistros are remarkable in that they somehow manage to be both fancy and casual at the same time, much like a necktie with Taz on it. Feel gussied up without too much fuss with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of upscale sips and savories at The Office Bistro and Lounge, nestled in the historic Temple Square district.
The Office provides enough delicious eats and drinks to stuff the belly’s briefcase to the buckle. Appetizers entice professional palates with sophisticated options—such as wasabi-stuffed shrimp cocktail and seared scallops with asparagus and mushrooms (both $10.95)—but also assuage simpler salivations with comforting pre-dinner fare such as wings ($7.95 per dozen), loaded Irish nachos ($8.95), and herb-and-parmesan fries ($4.95). Once your mouth is warmed and ready, direct its incisor specs to the entrees like temporally displaced Napoleonic soldiers toward a Russian teahouse. Bacon acts as the ambassador of turf-born protein on the otherwise surftacular plate of pan-seared salmon and lobster, which swims in a sea of tomato-compound butter ($17.95). The mushroom and swiss burger ($7.95) and flat-iron steak ($15.95), on the other hand, stand their ground as terra firma edibles. Lighter bites that are equally heavy on flavor include the mesclun salad, which is a fresh toss of strawberries, candied pecans, dried cherries, feta, and balsamic vinaigrette ($6.95 for a full).
As you prove your responsibility at The Office by chewing each bite at least 30 times, soak in the cozy, notably not-fluorescent sights. Warm amber sconce light floods the bistro's chic, casual confines, illuminating vibrant abstract wall art and glimmering off the shiny surfaces of the full bar. The Office also houses a big-screen TV, so customers can moonlight by training for Jeopardy! as they munch, or watch reruns The Office while talking about how similar it is to their office while dining in The Office.
CityVoters ranked The Office Bistro and Lounge in the top five for best trendy bar in 2008 and 2009:
- Excellent food combined with outstanding service everytime. – Kevin S., CityVoter
- The food is amazing, extremely flavorful and satisfying at a very reasonable price. The service is top notch. From the owners to the servers and bartenders, they will have you feeling like you are the most important person in the restaurant. – Lois Z., CityVoter
778 N Main St.
Akron, Ohio 44310Get Directions