Best Of 2004

Best Place to Get Your Fixe: One Walnut

Jonesing for Big City style on a Cleveland budget? Then One Walnut is your place to score. Well-connected Executive Chef Marlin Kaplan (pictured) is a pro at sniffing out what is new and good on the national scene, transforming it into a unique, exciting dining experience that transcends mere geographical boundaries. From the sassy prix fixe menus (au courant, but affordable) to the whimsical culinary creations (think watermelon sushi or roasted John Dory with cilantro foam), Kaplan's food is serious fun. Factor in the elegant surroundings and professional service, and a visit to One Walnut is major dope.