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Match Works Tavern

$$$
American, Contemporary, Pub
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8500 Station Street, Mentor, OH 44060
(440) 255-0400
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Come visit us in the historic Match Works Building for a truly unique...
Come visit us in the historic Match Works Building for a truly unique culinary and social experience in a "casual atmosphere with serious food". Founder and Executive Chef Tom Quick is a graduate of California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. His culinary skills are an eclectic fusion of American, Asian and European cuisine. If you liked Epiq, you're sure to love his Match Works Tavern.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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As the name implies this place has German and Hungarian dishes. Think schnitzels, spaetzles, sausages, cabbage rolls and potato pancakes. YUM! If you like big, thick very crispy potato pancakes, run to Harry's. We added the lox/capers/onions to the 2 huge pancakes. It could be a meal! I had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Carol V
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Painesville, Ohio
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Painesville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

As the name implies this place has German and Hungarian dishes. Think schnitzels, spaetzles, sausages, cabbage rolls and potato pancakes. YUM! If you like big, thick very crispy potato pancakes, run to Harry's. We added the lox/capers/onions to the 2 huge pancakes. It could be a meal! I had the sausage sampler with the knockwurst and Hungarian, sauerkraut and mashed.... More 

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Worthington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant has changed since my last visit. It is now German style. Primarily schnitzel and wurst our party of 4 tried different offerings and were all thrilled with our choices. Everything was well prepared and delicious. We all love the new style. Try it!

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Willoughby, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Fathers Day was to be special . The hour plus wait for food was long, but the tough beef strogenoff was the real disapointment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My in-laws treated my wife and I, along with my sister-in-law and soon to be brother-in-law for a night out and we decided to go here. The atmosphere was low key, quiet, and cool. We decided to get a few appetizers and tried the sauerkraut balls with horseradish sauce. Honestly, I wasn't expecting much but they were amazing. I could... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Our first trip during the opening resulted in leaving without dinner - they had run out of food. I thought that was a good sign that the food would be good. We went back next week on a Saturday and were seated promptly. I ordered the schnitzel (veal) with potato pancake and my wife had the chicken paprikash. The schnitzel... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Had planned to go here when it was the Match Works Tavern, but they recently and somewhat abruptly changed format to a Bavarian restaurant. We went recently and it is a little hit and miss. Perhaps they are not fully through their "shakedown cruise". The good: Their duck was very, very good, but the side served with it was just... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Excellent service .The restaurant is a converted match factory with much of the original structure. We have enjoyed every meal we have had there. It has become our favorite place to celebrate special occasions.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have always wanted to eat here after seeing what a beautiful atmosphere this place had. Unfortunately, this was the best quality of the visit. I dined on the patio on a great summer afternoon, and the server told me of the specials of the day. None appealed to me, and the somewhat limited menu for a place like this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went in two occasions for cocktails an appetizers and it just didn't do alot for us. Its a very creative menu, slightly overpriced. Efficient but not overly friendly service.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had wonderful service and excellent food. The entertainment was great. The Malbec wine was superb. We ate on the patio and had a great time. Would go back anytime.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8500 Station Street, Mentor, OH 44060
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lake County  >  Mentor
  • Phone Number: (440) 255-0400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Come visit us in the historic Match Works Building for a truly unique culinary and social experience in a "casual atmosphere with serious food". Founder and Executive Chef Tom Quick is a graduate of California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. His culinary skills are an eclectic fusion of American, Asian and European cuisine. If you liked Epiq, you're sure to love his Match Works Tavern.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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