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Comment Archives: Locations: 2 Stars

Re: “Buckeye Beer Engine

Has gone from 5 star to a weak 2 star. Beer list is predictable while service is adequate. Kitchen and food are very good but again has not improved with the changes. I'm not sure what caused all of the changes but it did not improve the Beer Engine. Has become just another bar, worth the stop if your actually driving past but not worth seeking out.

Posted by raj201 on 03/24/2013 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Grillers Pub

Has a great menu. Small concise. As the owner says its delicious. Problems are the biker chick bartenders and the smell of unclean drains. I'm not sure why anyone would spend their money there.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by beerguy on 10/26/2012 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Gallucci's Italian Foods

Be very careful when you buy prosciutto here. I was told by the deli manager that Ray does not allow them to trim the excess fat off so your product maybe just fat. Inspect the product to make sure it of the quality you expect. Many times I have taken the product home. only to find it is too fatty to serve or the meat is not layered on tissue properly and you can't separate the slices.

The bakery is generally very good, but make sure you have the time to wait for service. They people in the bakery move at their speed and have no sense of urgency. The Gallucci brand olive oil is the best for the price. I highly recommend it for dipping.Especially at the price. The peperoncini is mediocre at best. It generally too soft without any crunch. I have found that Bell View is a superior product to what Gallucci carries.

In general other than the olive oil Gallucci's is no longer worth the drive. All of products can be found closer to home at about the same price.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Thomas J Parma on 08/06/2012 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Fratello's

food is good ... service is terrible ... staff needs to appreciate customers are the ones that keep restaurants open

Posted by bobg on 06/08/2011 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Romeo's Pizza

The last few years it hasn't won any awards, and from what my wife and I can tell, Romeo's has really gone downhill. Of course, we've only got 4 years to judge by in this area, but the ingredients and cheese are far less than on the same pizzas we used to order.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bob123 on 03/18/2011 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Dreamer's Bar & Grill

Bartender downstairs has super stank attitude...seriously the one was named Karen and she was so snotty....would never go back to a bar or anywhere for that matter, to feel like were bother the employees....hello this is your JOB you get pd to serve US.....besides the employees, the place would be ok.....

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by edlaya on 12/31/2010 at 4:41 PM

Re: “P.F. Chang's China Bistro

Same as the other reviewer. Without the big azz horsies and asian decor adorning the interior this place is your quintessential crap-factory of "Chinese".

Posted by dave13748 on 09/16/2010 at 9:47 AM

Re: “ThornCreek Winery and Gardens

I would not recommended spending an evening here. While the wine is mediocre, the service is terrible. The manager was using profound language in front of a crowd of customers, clearly lacking class. Next time I'll choose one of the more refined, nearby wineries.‎‎

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by drcromwell on 05/09/2010 at 9:28 PM

Re: “Dreamer's Bar & Grill

Nice spot and decent size party hall downstairs available to rent. Drink prices are crazy high though and bartender's act like they have something stuck up there asses. Overall it is okay.

Posted by Big George1972 on 04/08/2010 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Das Schnitzel Haus

Here's a copy of the letter I sent to Das Schnitzel Haus this evening:

Tonight was the third time I've been to your restaurant, and I must say that this was the most disappointing. The food was mostly pretty good, but the service was lousy. Our waitress (rather old for a waitress, I thought) was much more interested in the large group sitting outside (with presumably the larger possilbe tip) than my date and I. I even had to get my own beer at the bar at one point. Then, while we were still eating, another waitress started spraying the tables near us with glass cleaner, and an ammonia fog mist drifted our (and I'm sure other people's) direction, and it's all I could smell for about 10 seconds. This was rude, unthoughtful, inconsiderate and nauseating. PEOPLE WERE EATING! Certainly she could have used something other than glass cleaner or she could have sprayed the rag instead of the table. Completely unacceptable.
The last time I visited your restaurant I brought a group of people and gave a $25 dollar tip; this time I left $2 dollars, which was probably $2 dollars too much. I can't imagine returning any time soon.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by smurfdog on 03/05/2010 at 9:47 PM

Re: “Ferris Steak House

i don't know who gave 5 stars, must be an employee, overpriced, the cook, i refuse to say chef, it would insult the real ones, must think seasoning is related to the weather... but i guess you pay for the ambiance? go to texas road house for what it's worth.

Posted by mitcht on 07/02/2009 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Trattoria on the Hill (Roman Gardens)

This place is just not that good. We went there for the Art Walk. We had a measlye $5 coupon from the Entertainment book. The waitress said that they were not accepting them for the Art Walk. I realize that the use of coupons is at the discretion of the establishment, but come on! $5 is not going to break the bank either way. I won't become a millionaire by using it, and they won't have to close the establishment by allowing patrons to use them. These coupons are a gesture to patrons. Most of us will order well above that amount and they will make $$ and make more friendly patrons. It's just good business sense to not argue or embarrass the patron by calling over the manager to discuss it. I would never have made the trek to Little Italy with the purpous of dining there. I went there only because of the coupon. They are far from the best restaurant on the Hill, and even farther from the best Italian rest. in the city.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by teachcaine on 06/10/2009 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Dave & Buster's

Whoever gave this place 5 stars has no idea what respectable food is. The food is cheap, low quality, overpriced, comparable in quality to Applebee's but more expensive. Inferior cuts of meat, frozen veggies, served lukewarm. Not a place to go to eat.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by chris on 03/05/2008 at 1:28 PM

Re: “4th Street Bar & Grill

We arrived early as instructed, around 7:00 on a Sat. night, because the Corner Alley/4th Street Bar and Grill does not take reservations. There was a three-hour wait to get a lane. Three hours!?! It's a bowling alley! So we asked to play some billiards. The tables were empty. Couldn't do that either because a band was arriving soon and that's where they were setting up. Since we were waiting for some friends to arrive, we decided to get a table rather than walking out at that point. The waitress, who looked like she had rolled out of bed minutes before, sat down at our table to take our order. Tip to all servers: Never sit down at your clients' table. There's some serious failure in the management of any establishment that tolerates such behavior. Beer selection was fine if somewhat limited. After everyone had arrived--as well as our appetizer in a ridiculous paper cone that dissolved, spreading calamari all over the table--we left. With so many options in Cleveland for sports bars with basic but tasty fried food, put the 4th Street Bar & Grill at the bottom of your list. Lesson learned: if you want to do some bowling, go to a real bowling alley. (The last time I wrote up my review of our experience at the 4th Street Bar & Grill it "disappeared." Hopefully that won't happen again.)

Posted by David on 02/01/2008 at 11:25 PM

As advised, because they do not take reservations, we arrived early in the evening (7:00) on a Sat. to get a lane. Only to discover that there was a three-hour wait. Waiting for friends to arrive, we decided to try to play some billiards instead. Couldn't do that either because a band was arriving soon and would be setting up in that area. Then we got a table and ordered some appetizers from a waitress who looked like she had just rolled out of bed and who sat down at our table. Tip to other wait staff: never, ever sit down at your client's table. You're there to make them happy, comfortable, etc. Not be my buddy. Appetizers eventually arrived that had obviously come out of a box. Calamari was served in a paper cone that soon dissolved and spilled over the table. As soon as everyone arrived, we paid our tab and went around the corner to Pickwick & Frolic, where we had a great meal and exceptional service. That's where we will start next time.

Posted by David on 01/31/2008 at 11:16 AM

Re: “The South Side

Let me preface this review with the fact that I contacted the restaurant regarding my dining experience via their website and as of today Saturday January 19th there has been no response. So, Sunday evening January 6th, I decided that to treat myself to a meal in the Tremont area. I caught a glimpse of the place in the PD and thought it might be worth checking out. The atmosphere blends in extremely well with the Tremont bar and dining scene. The lighting and music was right and they have a side enclosed patio dining area with a fire place. Sunday night not the place was not busy, I had the whole enclosed patio to myself. I kicked back ordered a black and gold along with a featured dinner the roasted red snapper with garlic spinach and risotto. Outside of the cheeriness of the hostess, the waitress was basically a droid, lacking personality and any concern over my dining experience. I was hoping that the meal would offset that lethargic service by the waitress, but unfortunately that was not the case. The red snapper and spinach were fine, but the meal was ruined by a extremely greasy risotto, typical of risotto that has sat and is not freshly made. So given the reputation of the Tremont are for good food and drinks, this establishment might as well close down the kitchen and just focus on keeping the tap running or we just might see this place on KITCHEN NIGHTMARES….good luck if you dare dine there, I hope your experience is better than mine.

Posted by CLEVELAND WEST on 01/19/2008 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Winking Lizard

I can't believe this is listed under "pizza". Their pizza is awful, crappy crust, not cooked well, it reminds me of cafeteria pizza from high school. This place is OK to get some bar food and drinks, but don't expect much.

Posted by Beth on 12/02/2007 at 3:15 AM

Filet mignon was excellent, according to my wife. Mi amigo and I had the 12 ounce strip steaks, very mediocre. I don't understand why some restaurants feel the need to coat a good piece of beef with seasoning salt. Additionally, my wife (the payor), checked her bank account the next day, only to find that Austin's had double hit her debit card to the tune of approximately 135.00 extra. She called the restaurant, and Denise, a manager, informed her that things like that happen all the time, my wife would receive a credit to her account in 3 - 4 business days. There was NO apology of any kind. I can't imagine ever returning to Austin's.

Posted by Mark Yezzi on 11/03/2007 at 2:01 PM

Re: “XO Prime Steakhouse

Horrible service! My first experience at XO was a couple of months ago. A group of my girlfriends and I decided to check it out... we heard that it was a good spot to have a drink and mix and mingle on Saturday night. When we got there, the service wasn't the greatest, we were pressured to order quickly, and it took them the longest time to give us the bill. But that was not nearly as horrible as the experience we had just recently! So again I'm there with friends, I met up with them later so I was one of the last people to be seated at our table. The server asked for my order and when I requested a beer called Peroni, had no clue what it was and of course, XO did not carry it. I told the server that I would order something later. Then the manager comes up to me and tells me to give up my seat along with another friend because we were not buying drinks, we were "taking up seating that could be used for real customers" even though 8 out of the 12 members of our party had purchased several drinks. He proceeds to argue with me, after I tell him I have patronized this establishment before and that I did not appreciate the way he was dealing with his customers! The restaurant was not even full and had empty seating throughout that night! Needless to say that I will not be returning, and will pass this information along to my colleagues! The food and drinks are not worth dealing with poor customer service!

Posted by Future M.D. on 10/14/2007 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Willoughby Brewing Company

Food is unimpressive, reminds me of Applebee's. Beers are OK but nothing special.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by chloe on 09/10/2007 at 1:27 AM

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