Aging steaks is not challenging. Cooking steaks is. Get it right and it may be worth the money. No one should pay over $50 for a meal in CLE.
How bout Anericano? Best restaurant in Cleveland bar non.
Yeah, that's not a filet mignon. Perhaps a NY Strip?
Love how the internet bequeaths industry knowledge with the strike of the "enter" key. Watch:
How do the words "plastic ware/paper napkins", "bathroom key", and "cash only" equate with the word restaurant? Why would you return to that restaurant?
Restaurants take reservations for a reason, and it is not to inconvenience the guest.
Taverns and Bars do not. If you show up late for a happy hour, or the place is busy, or you didn't read the limitations on the advertisement, why should the owner make room for you? Happy hours are to attract bar business, not to offer a bargain basement dining option. Not a restaurant issue.
Why does everyone get so chapped about S & P? There isn't a chef worth his salt that thinks he knows what a diner should or shouldn't like. And, there isn't a restaurant worth it's salt that doesn't have S & P available on request for your meal, just like a pepper mill. In a restaurant, I would no more expect shakers on the table than a salad fork for a salad I didn't order. Not to put this on the dinners, but if I sat down and there were no napkins or silverware, I would ask for them knowing I will probably need them. You like S & P? Why not ask BEFORE you get halfway through your food? If the food is that flavorless...
Where is it written that Free Bread is a civil right? Some restaurants charge for their bread which I find fair but distasteful. Most "free" bread I find as an afterthought and pretty reprehensible anyway. Bread is a foil to a salad and a mop for a delicious sauce, neither of which are on your table when you sit down. Here's a tip: If you want free appetizers, make your reservation a half hour later and stop in the bar for a cocktail first, there are likely chips or nuts on the table or available by request. Unless there is a "Happy Hour" and there are no tables.
The table by the kitchen gets seated LAST. Don't be that guy. If you like a restaurant, learn the table numbers and ask for them when making your reservation. Restaurants like people that like them and want to make them happy.
If there is a blanket covering the door that leads directly into the room you are seated or the plates are bigger than the tables, you are probably in a tavern, bar, or gastropub, not a restaurant. There is a distinction.
I am guessing this was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek humor piece for the dull days after the new year. It isn't funny that these constructive criticisms are directed at establishments that may not have presented themselves as a restaurant but get graded as one giving restaurants a bad rap. If I go to a pub and get restaurant service, I can be very happy. If I go to a restaurant and get pub service, unless the food is stellar, I don't go back. No problem.
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