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Match Works Tavern

$$$
American, Contemporary
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8500 Station Street, Mentor, OH 44060
(440) 255-0400
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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: 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Outdoor seating
Reservations
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Absolutely our favorite restaurant in the neighborhood

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
Christine H
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Mentor, Ohio
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mentor, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

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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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Must go if in or near Mentor Ohio! Food was phenomena! Has a difficult time choosing. My wife has dietary restrictions which were not fully understood by our server. Where the appetizer arrived we saw we couldn't eat it. We told them and said all was well and we asked for a different app. They apologized and we ordered another.... More 

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Concord, Ohio
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Very Nice - Drinks at the bar great. Wine recommendations from Genny perfect. We shared several specials, smoked salmon and trout mousse bruschetta, crab stuffed salmon with a delicious light citrus sauce, house-made lobster manicotti (they let us order 1/2 portion to taste) land we also asked to order just one piece of perch to try. Everything was delicious. I... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My wife and I have gone to Match Works several times. The food is always excellent and there are always new specials. Staff if very friendly and it's not loud like very other restaurant in Mentor. It's our go to restaurant in the area for quality meals and the price is very good for what you get. If they have... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Go there occasionally, but getting very disappointed and won't go back for a while. Last time expensive lobster risotto type dish- little lobster. This time, fish fry was not cooked, doughy, and not a good deal or taste. Didn't eat half of it, did note issue on the two orders placed, but wasn't a great concern to the staff. Average... More 

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We came here for dinner with another couple. They had been to this restaurant before the current (new) management. We read that it is chef-owned. The building is interesting in its historical past usage. Our waitress was friendly and new-ish. She made some mistakes with our order and we had to ask her about it. Overall our dinners were good.... More 

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Willoughby, Ohio
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Off the beaten path but worth looking for. Good wine selection, good food, good service. Cost is $$$, but worth it. Call for their great directions and daily specials.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?