On a recent road trip that took us through Cleveland (primarily for the Rock&Roll HOF), we had the opportunity to have dinner at Michael Symon's flagship restaurant. Firs of all, with an 8:15 reservation on a Saturday night, we were seated PROMPTLY at 8:15. (How often does that happen?)
Pretty much every single item on the menu was creative and well executed - from the crunchy pig ears, beef cheek pierogies, and pan fried bone marrow appetizers, perfectly cooked rib-eyes, and well balanced sturgeon (if a bit small), to the INSANE ingredients in the desserts (porcini mushroom caramel, bacon ice cream, gold leaf chocolate ganache). All I can say is WOW! Add to that the very attentive and friendly service, and it is no wonder this place continues to be a favorite Cleveland landmark!