The servers had no clue, served the wine after our first course. We had to ask for bread...even after we ordered mussles. The menu is somewhat limited if you ask me. On the other hand, the food was very very good. The back of the house really needs to straighten out the front of the house before I go back..
Doug, you are pretty right on. Service: We had a server who admitted she had never heard of a brined pork chop.... as though it was something new ("he brines it... Never heard of that....") Food: I also noted the UN-chopped chopped salad /, as you did. (good salad but time for a new name, Tim...it is not chopped unless the lettuce is chopped too..). We also had cold pasta... (as "didn't heat it up" cold, not "Sat took long before serving" cold... And frankly temp was off on all 3 hot dishes we got...) And though I can't put my finger on the dish I remember one that was a "please charge me more but give me more" kind of thing. not a complaint about price of item, but more of a needs to be more but I will pay for it kind of thing.
Rumor around town is that old timers who probably pay $14 for a mediocre (but loved) burger at Ricks Cafe - which is not shy about charging high prices for ok food,- are angry this place doesn't have those legacy dishes at cheap prices... "Too expensive" in a town of well off folks..
(I live up Main St...)
Food was average, pricey, service slow (they need a much better wait staff) dark not a friendly atmosphere. They said they spent $600K on renovations??? they kept all the old tables and booths, not impressed. By the way, most of the CF folks I talked to don't rate it very high either.
The odd sized tables are so authentic Poland... Most could not survive real life in Polska. Seven Roses is one of the last true authentic Polish eateries in Ohio.
The schnitzel is Lubelski style. Egg coated. Southeast Poland. Like chili here, pork cutlet has regional variations.
I want to work there and bring a true Spanish twist to it from Guatemala!
Now if I could only afford to eat there.....
The world is finally ready to pay $20 for (3) domino-sized pieces of cheese! thank you Standard, Urban Farmer, Crop, etc... It's so exciting; I can't even decide which restaurant had the best presentation!
Food was very tasty. Curried goat over rice/beans was delicious. The oxtails were super tender. I would like a little more heat. I understand this is a new operation and I am sure as time goes on the interior will improve. But it doesn't detract from the great food. Will go again for sure.
Anyone know of a Chinese restaurant in Asiatown that has a patio?
Open kitchen? There was no open kitchen there. They could use a carpet change from the old stained one. Food was decent but no different really from some of the other Chinese restaurants in the area
We need a Jamiacan spot in Akron
Scene: it would be fantastic if you would get in the habit of providing an address and even a telephone number in your reviews, which are otherwise rich in detail like prices and the history of previous tenants. The interwebs are not always kind in coughing up this information in the case of new restaurants.
great article Doug farm to table and bodies the best of good nutrition sustainability and local business it's the trifecta To save us from the plutocrats.
I have been there a couple times and the quality is excellent. My burnt ends were good so it may have been a timing thing? I live right up the street from here and every time I drive by the place is packed.
Wasn't very tasty. The oxtails had much more bone than meat, everything lacked flavor, and the place is in a very sketchy area. Won't be going back, not worth it.
Thank you for the interesting review! I (and perhaps others as well) would like to know if this restaurant features any vegetarian dishes.
Can't wait to go there! Great article Doug and congrats to Brian from Ochoa Rios!
As someone who is in the demographic of people they are looking to attract at the Red Lantern I would have to pass on it. Was in there once and that was enough. The food is mediocre at best, and the prices are insane for what you get. The space itself has a lot of potential but they really need to add some charachter to it. Instead of trying to be like Tremont or Ohio city maybe they should try to be more like the extremely successful Melt? Trendy bars and restaurants do not last and the novelty wears off fast. There are so many other places in the area that have good food and will not leave you hungry afterwards. As it is now, you have to walk over to Gyro World afterwards to get full. Just take your money over to the other places nearby like Thai Elephant. MMMMM I think I will get that after work today.
"So this place has "food that calls to mind that found in far hipper neighborhoods"...gee, Doug, thanks for the snark. Why didn't you just call the corner "Little Dublin" or "The Green Mile" and be done with it?"
This. Precisely this. I love my neighborhood, and it has much more to offer than chain restaurants, thanks. Cuisine du Cambodge? Der Braumeister? Thai Elephant? Phat Daddy's Kitchen? No, guess it's just too easy to knock on our "uncoolness" because we have a nice stretch of Irish bars along with the other businesses on one of Cleveland's busiest traffic corridors.
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