Kosar's Wood-Fired Grill
Kosar's Wood-Fired Grill

Kosar's Wood-Fired Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hrrocksinonorthfieldpark.com/
  • Phone: 3309087619x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Satuday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm (Lounge Menu)
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    All guest must be over 21 years of age to enter the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park and dine at Kosar's Wood-Fired Grill
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chris Poplin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alexander from the No/Olde 8 road from the So
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self parking and valet parking
A word from Kosar's Wood-Fired Grill
Satisfy your senses in the casual elegance of Kosar’s Wood-Fired Grill. Take in all the sights as you're surrounded by authentic memorabilia from Cleveland’s favorite number 19, Bernie Kosar. Smell the aroma of our wood fired grill uniquely preparing your choice and Prime steaks, chops, and fresh seafood. Hang out in the Bar and experience some premium specialty drinks, a selection from our extensive wine list, or a nice cold beer while you watch the game. And, of course, your taste buds will be assured guaranteed win! Bernie! Bernie!!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Kosar's Wood-Fired Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
406 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (277)romantic (97)fit for foodies (95)hot spot (87)good for groups (78)neighborhood gem (62)late-night find (57)notable wine list (51)vibrant bar scene (46)great for lunch (15)great for outdoor dining (14)great for brunch (10)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    the pretzel bread sticks were great. loved the salad bar.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food..Casino Prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Because the restaurant is in a Casino don't expect a quiet, cozy romantic atmosphere. It is a casual environment that is tastefully decorated with memorabilia from Bernie Kosar's career. The service was very good and the food was very good. I thought it was over priced considering the casual environment, but that is to be expected with it being in a casino.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The restaurant is very nice and has a comfortable atmosphere. The service was outstanding, never had to wait for drinks or anything we needed. It is a little pricey, but for special occasions who cares. My wife's filet mignon was fantastic, and the lobster Mac and cheese was great. I got the ribeye, and it was cooked perfectly. The only thing with the ribeye was it seemed to have a lot of fat which made it tougher than it should have been. Overall we liked the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I took my fiancé here for his 32nd birthday. He loves prime rib and Kosars did not disappoint!! It had a nice atmosphere--maybe a little loud Bc it opens into the casino, but still pleasant with a nice view of the casino. Staff was pleasant and accommodating!! They even brought him a chocolate cake for his birthday free of charge. Prime rib was excellent, filet cooked as I ordered it. Mostly importly, we enjoyed ourselves. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grade A
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Grade A! Only issue I found was the side dishes were to large and expensive for one entree. Split a side dish between two dinners would be more then enough. Overall I was very satisfied and will return!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally got a reservation!
    Grampybruce
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have been trying to dine at this restaurant since it opened. We booked a reservation on Open Table and were pleasantly surprised to get a reservation. The service was adequate. The waiter seemed distracted as if he had too many tables. He was, however, very pleasant. The food was excellent with the exception of the brussell sprouts, as they were very tough and laden with garlic. We waited some time for our entres and for our plates to be cleared. For the most part it was a good experience, but we do not like the tables so close that you are hearing each other's conversations. I would rate it a B-. May or may not return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great dinner get away
    Meateater
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We have been to Kosar's several times and each experience was good. Excellent steaks! We like the prime rib special, for $25.00 you get soup and salad bar, huge prime rib and desert, have never been disappointed. Atmosphere is very nice and you can make it a fun night with friends by visiting the casino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4 course dinner
    nettie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Thought the 4 course dinner was good and priced great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Treat
    GreggC
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Kosars was a terrific surprise, surrounded by the noise and energy of the Casino, this little Steakhouse, knows their Beef. I would definatly go again, surprisingly able to have a business meal, in spite of the casino noise.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Ordered a steak medium well .it was burnt n dry.didn't send it back just probably won't go back there.waiter was very nice.salad bar looked like its been out for awhile.it was 9:00 pm
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    ILOVEBERNIE
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The experience was wonderful as soon as we entered the restaurant. From the fire place, to the bar area it had a classy feel and our service was great. I would've liked a few more selections on the menu but I had the scallops and they were delightful.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Salad Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I think there should be more or a selection at the salad bar
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kosar's fumble
    Ceasar
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The restaurant is very nicely decorated, they should have spent the money for a clock for the chef. It took 1 hour and 30 minutes to receive our food, and the kitchen must have been out of spices, very bland. The next time I visit the Rocksino, dinning will be at the buffet, sorry Bernie.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible Service & Management
    CasinoAl
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    From the second we arrived the issues began. The hostess station was confused and having issues seating customers with reservations. After a few second wait, we were seated. We had 2 hours until the concert was going to start. Drinks were ordered and came, food was ordered. I infomred the waitress we were going to the concert and she said she would put our food order in right away. 1 hour & 25 minutes later our fodd had still not arrived. I requested the manager and while the waitress was getting her, our food finally arrived. My wife's filet mignon was cold, not warm, COLD. Manager Nikki came over and after interrupting us to tell us we were the only ones with issues offerred to take the steak off the bill. UNACCEPTABLE - poor management
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Odd layout
    Valentine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food and service were excellent, however my wife and I were in a booth capable of seating six people and it only had access on one side. Too big for two people and not practical for a group when both ends of the booth don't provide access (particularly since there is a salad bar. None of the booths were really made for two people, so they were not what one would call "romatic seating". The service was great and the food was attractive as well as tasty. A big plus for us was that the beverages were frequently filled without us asking for refills. Since it was my wife's birthday, a dessert choice was offered to her by the restaurant. That was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal
    Lovechicago
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our meal was very good the grilled smokey flavor was fantastic. Will be back. Our waitress was excellent
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - great location
    EdthePole
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great place to dine prior to a concert. Food is very good and the portions are about right.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definite Rocksino dining
    NYCvisitVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our server, Tricia, started our dining experience off on a very positive note with her friendly and enthusiastic greeting and attentive service all the while tracking our time so we could make an 8pm concert. Our meal started off with the salad bar with its unique daily offerings including the soup du jour, a great chicken corn chowder. Our steak selections and fish of the day were prepared exactly in accordance with our requests. We accompanied our dinner with sides of grilled Brusssel sprouts with bacon and some fantastic lobster mac and cheese. Two sides were plentiful for sharing at our table of four. Our meals were all of high quality and of comparable value to a fine steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table layout
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had a great evening,overall everything was fine..I would only say that some of the tables are too close to the next table,makes conversation a little awkward..most restaurants are like that,due to square footage!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • customer service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We waited a long time for our meals to arrive, then we had to ASK for the check. 45 MINUTES. That's how long it took for the waitress and the manager to figure it out and come back to us. 45 minutes after the meal was over, waiting. We were celebrating our anniversary and mom birthday. It was not a good experience. The food was great. The service was terrible.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food and noise level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Ordered filet. ordered medium rare came out med to well , Did not send back Husband does not believe you should do that. Noise level high for fine dining. Drinks were expensive. I think overall cost was expensive. Tip should also be able to take out of comp funds.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RRNBR
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Second time dining at Kosars. We dined the weekend before thats how fantastic it was. We also ordered the same entres as the week before and they were just as good as the first time. Cant wait to return. The whole staff from point of contact at entrance to all that work there were professional,polite and excellant customer service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good steaks
    Justme
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a good meal. The breads were tasty, especially the pretzel bread. All of our group ordered some type of meat, be it a filet, prime rib or steak, and each person enjoyed their meal. The beignets were very tasty, favorite dessert of all our group. Wine list was good, as well. The service was ok. Not 5 star like a fancier steakhouse, but good overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience!
    nursedebbie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We loved most everything about this restaurant. The service and food were exceptional as well as the decor and atmosphere. The only negative comment is due to the fact you are right off of the casino it is rather loud. The tables for two are also rather close together so it would be difficult to have a private conversation, in fact, we ended up having a pleasant chat with the couple sitting next to us! They do offer U shaped booths which would be better for a more intimate dining experience however we were not seated there. It was our anniversary and if I had been there before I would of requested a booth, I now know to do this next visit when wanting a romantic setting. Overall we had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep driving
    Quickie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Will not return! The noise level was yell at each other! It felt like our waitress was yelling at us, and she talk so fast we felt like we were in a race! The waitress had to say it's all alicart at leased 10 times! Price is very high for what the food taste like "just average"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent date night dinner!
    Goodeats
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Although pricey, u pay for the 5 star quality food and are very pleased with the overall fine dining experience! It is a great place for a date night or special occasion. Very convenient to then go to a comedy show or concert. Recommend making reservations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After Spending $$$ per person...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    ...thought sitting by the kitchen I was a part of the crew. I always thought that when you are spending the higher price point you wouldn't feel like you were working. Even though we had a reservation for 3 we were sat by the kitchen. Wasn't asked if our table was ok, just left there until our waitress came by. She was sweet and was eager to take our order. At 9:15 at night, I think everyone there wanted to just go home. The food was good and when having to buy al carte we had enough to take home. Overall the dinner was very good, the seating was just ok. Would I return?...only if it was being comped.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food poor service
    Rizz0613
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was top notch. Unfortunately it took us over two hours from the time we were seated to the time we paid our tab. When spending over $250 for a meal for 4. I would expect much better service. Our server disappeared for very long periods of time many times after asking us if we would like a fresh glass of wine for example and coming back 15 min later to say your wine will be coming soon. You have a great product but you need to work on your presentation. Thank you for reading my rant and good luck.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kozar fumbles
    tennislove
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Reservation was for 7:45 & didn't get seated till 9. We had my 83 yr old father out for his birthday. Then service was poor. Did not finish till after 11! Scallops good; filet's were moderate.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Disappointed
    Bonnie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    7:15p resrvation, seated @ 7:50p. It seemed as if everyone was not on same page. It was about 10p when we were served. Food was excellent, however, i specifically asked for my rib eye to be pink for clarity. It was well done!!!!! My son had prime rib which was perfectly(rare) pink through and through. He split his with me. I did share with our waitress, she asked me to cut into the center, i did there was ever so slightly dark pink. She asked if i wanted to have it returned, i said no. I did not want to wait any longer for a second rib eye. Had my 89yr old mom with us and she is heading for bed about 8p. The wait was a problem. Everything ala cart is a bit much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exellent Food/Loud Atmosphere
    BeemerboyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was excellent. Really enjoyed the Wagu beef flank steak which was sliced and served with roasted mushrooms and crispy fried shallots. Although nicely decorated, the atmosphere was still that of a casino as you could hear the slots and constant announcements over the loud speakers which really took away from the experience. The food was worth the price, but would prefer a more intimate atmosphere when spending that kind of money.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not very good
    Acura
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We decided to try it out before a concert we attended. First...we were seated on time for our reservation. After watching them tell walk up business it was an hour wait we saw at least a dozen tables open in our section so I assume it was a staffing issue on a Friday night? We ordered Shrimp Cocktail which were small and overpriced, the same goes for my Sea Scallops which were small and rubbery tasting. My wife ordered a strip steak and it was tough and not very good. The Brussels Sprout side dish was the worst ever, very mushy like it was reheated from prior night. We feel it was very overpriced. It was also very loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice ambiance, but fell short.
    DisappointedInKosars
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very good service from Kelly - she did a great job. The dinner started out well with delicious french onion soup and salad w/ pretzel bread that my wife loved. Then the main course came and she had order the chicken breast - which was smaller than I would have cooked on my grill and was lackluster in flavor. The real disappointment was the Prime Rib. It was dry to say the least and very tough - kind of counterintuitive to most other experiences with Prime Rib (moist, tender, melt in your mouth). It taste like and had the consistency of a bad quality strip steak. Based on this, your restaurant overpriced me and underdelivered. I would not recommend your restaurant based on this first experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow to serve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    At first when sitting down, we told our server that we had tickets for a show at 8pm. We sat down at 6:30pm. He disappeared many times and drew out our ordering process. Finally when we did order, we were told that we wouldn't be able to get most items on the menu because they would take too long. When our food did come, we had to inhale it and were 15 minutes late for our show. Very disappointed considering we made early reservations to be done in time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyable visits
    gametodine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    besides having great food: enjoy your salad bar w/your soup entree your booths are relaxing in the vigorous atmosphere
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Timing of courses wasn't good, food was bland, shrimp scampi not flavorful, clam appetizer was disappointing, cheesecake seemed to be old, coffee was robust and flavorful, salad bar OK, sides too large and pricey for one person, service was friendly and attentive, overall food was disappointing and not worth the value.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night out at The Hardrock
    tom1jan2
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our first time at Kosar's Wood Fired Grill and we enjoyed our experience and dinner very much. We had always thought "The Keg" in Niagara Falls had the best steaks, but this was equal to or better. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    nicemeal
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    On Friday august 29th we took my mother-in law out to Kosars for her 87th birthday and she was telling everyone what a great meal she had She had the Twin lobster tails and salad bar and love it all. she also received a birthday cake which was outstanding. Our server and I am sorry I forgot his name was excellent. Nice job
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    jennyg
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The meal was excellent, despite being extremely busy, the service was good. The prime rib special was liked by all. Was surprised to see, that even with confirmed reservations, we had to stand in line to give our names. Once the 10 to 15 minute wait in line, we were seated quickly. I highly recommend the restaurant, it was our second time there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Service was excellent and the food was very well prepared. I had the swordfish and my wife had salmon. Both were prepared very well and the cuts of fish were the largest I have ever been served in a restaurant anywhere. Our waitress was very helpful since it was our first visit and very efficient. The dinner was just an overall wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.