24519 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, 216-691-7000, www.josephbeth.com
Whether you're a hungry bookworm or a bookish gourmet, you'll enjoy this novel restaurant inside Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lyndhurst's Legacy Village. A far cry from the bustle of the nearby Cheesecake Factory, this charming little bistro brims with erudite character and quiet sophistication. Stocked with everything from salads, baked brie, and quiche to big burgers and two-fisted sandwiches, the menu is a real page-turner too. A modest but spirited collection of beer, wine, and cocktails helps round out the offerings, and an outdoor patio, a kids' menu, and special recipes culled from each month's featured cookbook broaden the spot's appeal. Bind it all together, and it's no mystery why this bistro is the final word in good taste.