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Match Works Tavern
8500 Station Street
Mentor, OH 44060
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Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contemporary American, Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
We cater on and off premise for all events. Our Chef is skilled in catering of any style from casual picnic fair, appetizer buffets, to formal sit down dinners: French, Italian, Asian, American, Mediteranian......Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Fair. He will create a munu with you specific to your preferences and budget. Recently we have catered business luncheons, funeral receptions, rehersal diners, birthday parties, first comunions, fund raisers, golf outings, weddings and casual meet and greets with appetizer buffets.
See our web site for featured entertainment. www.matchworkstavern.com
We have two large parking lots. One is directly across the street and the other is beside us joining our patio.
A word from Match Works Tavern
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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I had chicken Marsala with mashed
potatoes (which I haven't had in years) they were home made and the Marsala gravy was really yummy. My friend had lamb shank with mashed potatoes and she wanted to lick her plate. The lobster bisque is so filling I really didn't have room for my meal."
Dined on 7/25/2014
My wife and I had a very enjoyable
Monday evening in the quiet ambience of this tavern. Pleasant way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Fish and chicken entrees were excellent, hence the title of this review. Server was welcoming and appreciative of our business. We shall return!"
Dined on 7/21/2014
I begin by sating there was a oil
smell upon entering. Also, there were about 3 ants we had to kill that crawled on table. My food, the perch was terrible. My daughters salom was ok, my husband said his salmon was good. For the price, we expected much, much, better."
Dined on 7/8/2014
Small, out of the way, amazing
food and good beer. Love it here."
Dined on 7/5/2014
We had a reservation for 6:30
Tuesday evening. It wasn't necessary. The place was essentially empty. I don't know if it was just an anomaly, but we were there nearly 1.5 hours and we had the entire dining room to ourselves. This was fine with me, but it did seem unusual. Obviously we got very good service. The menu was somewhat limited. The food was very good, but over priced as were the drinks. The salads were especially skimpy considering what they cost. Maybe that explains the lack of business."
Dined on 6/17/2014
We had an excellent experience at
Matchworks Tavern! We had 4 small children with us in a party of 13 to celebrate Papa's bday. The restaurant was very accomodating setting us up on the patio as we requedted. Although there is no kids menu, the chef cooks to order so made buttered noodles for a couple of our little ones. The servers were so friendly and the food was outstanding! Between us we had everything from lamb shank, steaks, fish to burgers. Everything was amazing! If there is one criticism I'd make it is that it took a while to get our food. But overall an excellent experience. I highly recommend it!!"
Dined on 6/5/2014
Dinner was excellent. Always
looking for something different to go to other than the chain restuarants. This is the place."
Dined on 5/31/2014
A nice, quiet atmosphere with a
relaxing and romantic atmosphere. The food was great. My wife loved the variety of martini's available. The service was great. "
Dined on 5/30/2014
Food was delicious, very tender,
even though steak was more pink than I'd ordered. Vegees were delicious as well, but skimpy. Bananas Foster was pretty much ice cream soup by the time it was brought to the table . Place was rather empty for a Friday at 7. "
Dined on 5/24/2014
We had a party of 12 for a
Birthday Celebration. We had our own dining area, excellent food and very attentive service. The music from the lounge was right outside our room and the sound and quality was excellent background. We were able to enjoy the music and still converse and enjoy our personal conversations. The menu was varied, and offered a nice selection for our large group. The whole group was pleased with their selections "
Dined on 5/23/2014
There were six guest present for
dinner and everyone agreed that the food was excellent. The steak was prepared as ordered and all off the other food was hot and tasty. The server was friendly and courteous. The atmosphere was pleasant, but needed updating. The beverage list was superior and served at the proper temperature. The seating was comfortable and not crowded. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys fine dining."
Dined on 5/17/2014
We went specifically for the date
night special; French Onion soup (Tom makes the best), a huge Porterhouse steak with carrots and mashed potatoes, and a variation on Bananas Foster for dessert. Delicious! The steak was very tender and flavorful with plenty of meat for both of us. We paired it with a bottle of Petite Syrah that was excellent. I would have preferred that the bananas be sliced a little smaller but that is a very minor observation. A great meal and a great deal. I hope that they do more specials like this."
Dined on 5/16/2014
Had been to Match Works in the
past and the food was very good, quality was good. When we saw the Mother's Day menu we we pretty excited! When they brought the cheese plate out I knew we were in trouble. It was 4 slices of cheddar cheese 4 chunks of Swiss cheese that you could by at Marc's. Nothing special. Th e hummus was tasteless and watery. Didn't have the deviled eggs. Everyone was happy with the salad and bread. I ordered manicotti for my entre. It was ok, but not hot. They barely put it in the oven. The cheese was just melted on top, not browned to make the dish look inviting. For dessert most of the party got the carrot cake and it was so dry it wasn't edible. All in all it was disappointing and definitely not worth $38.00!"
Dined on 5/11/2014
I took my friend to The match
Works for her birthday and we had a lovely lunch. Service was very good, food was outstanding and ambiance was lovely. I 10 on a scale of 10. They overheard my saying something to my friend about her birthday and surprised us with a delicious piece of carrot cake with candle and all!"
Dined on 4/30/2014
We had a dinner for one of our
team members who is departing. Food and service were exceptional."
Dined on 4/26/2014
Everything was perfect. I had a
shrimp cocktail (they were 3" long) cooked perfectly and enough to share a piece with my daughter(5 large shrimp) She had the smoked trout bruschetta and shared one of them with me and even gave one of the deviled eggs up. For our second course I had the salmon over a freshly made crunchy potato pancake with a creamy dill sauce and she had the steamship round perfectly medium rare with delicious real mashed potatoes I had creme brulee that was classically perfect and the carrot cake was the best I have ever had with a pineapple filling drizzled with a salted caramel sauce. I hope they have the carrot cake for Mother's Day. We made reservations for Mother's Day on our way out."
Dined on 4/20/2014
our home had a last minute
plumbing issue, so we needed to find something near our home and a last minute find. this restaurant was just perfect. handicap accessible, low noise (which was good as we had an elderly person with us with hearing issues) and the food and service was fantastic. price was great for a 3-course meal. we will go back"
Dined on 4/20/2014
For the price, the portions should
have been bigger. Nice atmosphere, good service."
Dined on 4/20/2014
Good food and good service but was
a little noisy for our taste. Sounds seemed to bounce off walls and ceiling. The ham had a sauce over it that wasn't mentioned on the menu but was surprisingly good. Felt a little rushed for an Easter Brunch even though the restaurant busy but not crowded. "
Dined on 4/20/2014
The negatives: I got the lobster
manicotti; a special. While it was tasty, and the pasta homemade, the lobster was cooked to death and entirely too tough. Additionally, for $30 a dish, I would have expected it to have included salad, or larger portion, to justify the cost. I have no problem paying $30 a meal, but two moderately-sized manicotti was definitely not worth the cost. Also, the decor is outdated and the bathrooms need serious upgrades. The positives: the homemade lemon blueberry cheesecake was amazing; and the espresso-chocolate mousse was one of the best things I have ever eaten - ever. Seriously-ever. The homemade bread was also quite delightful, and the staff was beyond amazing."
Dined on 4/18/2014
I had gone to Match Works Tavern
years ago and was excited to try it again. We ordered the Maine Lobster Bisque as an appetizer. It came out quickly along with some warm and very tasty bread. I ordered the Braised Beef Short Rib and was not disappointed. My boyfriend had the cod which was one of the specials that night and commented on how happy he was to go with this special.Good food with great service and an intimate atmosphere made this an excellent "date night" chose."
Dined on 3/22/2014
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 have not had a dining experience like this in a very long time. A nice treat. We will be back soon. Everyone there was so nice."
Dined on 3/21/2014
Fresh lobster bisque, fresh
roasted beet salad, braised lamb and the house made manicotti...hands on service chefs presence in the food...two thumbs up. We will be back next week!"
Dined on 3/10/2014
I love Cajun cooking so when I saw
that Chef Tom was doing a Mardi Gras dinner I knew I had to go. We had the Louisiana Hot wings for an appetizer. Nice and meaty, hot and crispy, the sauce was not too spicy and had a little something in it to knock back the vinegar bite. Delicious! I had the Blackened Grouper which was also delicious. The rice under the fish, though it had good flavor was only lukewarm. My partner had the Sirloin Steak. She did not care much for the creole mustard sauce( not enough mustard) or the crab mashers (too fishy) but she did like the steak, which was perfectly cooked. Apparently our server was a fill-in and so service was lacking but all-in-all we enjoyed ourselves and will be back to enjoy the regular menu."
Dined on 3/4/2014
I didn't know this place was so
close to our house until Open Table showed it when I looked this weekend. Fantastic food, I especially loved the braised short rib and my Tavern Greens salad with some heavenly crispy cheese medallions. Our server was incredibly knowledgable about the food, and even suggested a beer that I loved. I will definitely go back."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Such a lovely dinner. Appetizers,
salad, main courses all delicious. Very special and very well reprepared."
Dined on 3/1/2014
The food was outstanding, the
service was knowledgeable and attentive. A must for those seeking an upscale food experience with fresh ingredients!"
Dined on 2/22/2014
What a gem! Everything else in the
Match Works has crashed and burned but this is a great spot with an excellent staff and a very nice menu. The ambiance is wonderful - very tasteful and comfortable. This will definitely be a regular stop from now on."
Dined on 2/7/2014
Great wine selection, specials
that really are, servers that treat you right and a host/owner that wants your evening to be a great experience. You can't ask for more. We will be making another reservation soon."
Dined on 2/1/2014
This restaurant is worth looking
for, as the setting is truly wonderful and service delightful. Our wine was a delicious surprise, and the food outstanding. Definitely a great choice."
Dined on 1/23/2014
We had dinner here because we were
given a gift certificate. The venue is wonderful - nicely decorated, spacious, you can carry on a conversation without raising your voice. However, our table by the window was chilly - I had to keep my jacket on for the whole meal. Food was good - in fact the braised lamb was a real hit with my husband, My pumpkin ravioli was delicious but came out of the kitchen lukewarm. I didn't send it back because I didn't want to wait - it was edible,but certainly would have been much better a little warmer. The appetizers - lobster bisque and a calamari special - were both excellent. Service was a little annoying because there was little coordination among servers. Too much repeat requests by different people."
Dined on 1/11/2014
We dined there one night before
attending a movie. Everything was excellent. We were in a bit of a hurry so decided we need to go back soon and just enjoy the evening there."
Dined on 1/4/2014
We had dinner with our 17 year
old, 19 year old and her boyfriend on New Year's eve. Limited menu was not appealing to our son-everything served on top of mashed potatoes! Food was OK-nothing great. Restaurant not packed, so not sure why there wasn't a regular menu because nothing was out of this world special on the offered menu. Our server was not great-very personable, slow, and forgot my husband and I had not ordered ala carte, and we didn't get our salads which were part of the 4 course selection, so he did change it. Atmosphere pleasant, wine and bar list good. Good for a quiet dinner with friends I would say. Not sure if we would go again as it was nothing special."
Dined on 12/31/2013
Slow service Food - I wouldn't go
back for it. (so-so) Pricey Nice Ambience Quiet"
Dined on 12/23/2013
The atmosphere was nice, the food
was very good, & our service was great too! We went in to try it out & would def. go back again! Nice for a special occasion too."
Dined on 12/23/2013
We enjoyed our latest visit to
Match Works. Our meals were the the Lobster Ravioli and Onion soup and the Berkshire Pork Chop and Beet Salad. Both meals were delicious and presented well. This was perhaps the best meal we have had here."
Dined on 11/22/2013
This review is long over due.
We've been fan's of the Quick's since the Epiq days and the good food and outstanding service continues at the Matchworks. From the cod to the steaks, everything here is outstanding."
Dined on 11/16/2013
It was so bad. Our appetizer of
crab cakes were the best part and that took 27 minutes. I could understand if they were busy but we were one of three tables. The food came out undersized, dry and cold. When we mentioned it they told us they would give us a VIP card for next time. We didn't take it because we won't ever be back."
Dined on 11/14/2013
I had the Elk and it was great!
The food here is consistently good. Always some live music on Friday, really good choice for a end of the week dinner."
Dined on 11/1/2013
Menu offered many diverse and
interesting choices. Service was prompt and helpful. Food tasted wonderful and more than met expectations."
Dined on 10/11/2013
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