Went here to celebrate a birthday and was not disappointed. The staff was kind enough to put a candle in a delicious chocolate moose as a surprise for the other half. Definitely a must go. Possibly one of the best places to eat in Mentor.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was really good.
The food was really good. the only slight downfall was the host and our server. they both seemed to give the impression that they were confused which was somewhat odd. Our server was very nice, but was not always on top of things. Besides that, everything else was very good.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for Easter Brunch. An excellent dining experience. Crab cakes were better than I've had in Maryland! Will definitely be back.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very unique setting (in an
Very unique setting (in an old match factory). The food is very good; the menu appears limited but there are always multiple specials. Very enjoyable place for dinner.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our meal was excellent, the
Our meal was excellent, the best meal that we have had in Mentor in a long while. I would recommnend the Match Works Tavern to anyone.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef Tom Quick never disappoints!
Chef Tom Quick never disappoints! Excellent meal! We were treated like family from the moment we arrived until we left. Everywhere else is just dinner, Matchworks Tavern is a Dining Experience!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have eaten here, and at Tom's previous restaurant (Epiq), and always had great food and service. Special at this visit was Julia Child's Beef Bourguignon, the same recipe Julie struggled with in the movie...Tom nailed it. He's one of the best chefs in the Cleveland area and this is a gem in Lake County. Highly recommend.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu options and the food preparations result in excellent meals. The decor needs a major updating.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brian and I wanted to take this opportunity to extend a huge thanks to both of you and all of your staff for a fabulous Rehearsal Dinner! The setting, the service and the food were all exceptional! You would not believe the number of people who came up to us all throughout the weekend to rave about what a great time they had and how wonderful the food was! You certainly hit a home run! Several of Stacy's family members from the Cleveland area commented that they had not been to Match Works before but would certainly be coming back!!
Enjoy the rest of the summer! Again, thank you SO much for all you did - It was a great start to what turned out to be the magical weekend they'd dreamed it would be. You played a huge part in kicking that off!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food in a Relaxed Atmosphere
Great place for couples to enjoy their conversation along with their meal in a comfortable setting with attentive servers. Fish dinners (most recently, potato encrusted cod) have never disappointed and the salads are excellent. A good selection of wines are available.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE BEST CRAB CAKE I HAVE EVER HAD!
I have been craving Match Works Tavern's crab cake all summer! I just got back from Baltimore and had one at the Market for $14 served on a paper plate and it just doesn't compare to the one I had on the patio in Mentor, Ohio for $12 with an Andouille and potato hash with an aioli that just puts it over the top. Everything else was great too;I just can't get over the crab cake! They make a potato crusted cod that will not be forgotten served over an Andouille-shrimp risotto...yum.
7/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Relax and Enjoy!
Enjoyed a relaxing evening with a good friend with her favorite crab cakes-best she's ever had. Good wine choices as well. Nice, quiet place so we could talk and the server was very attentive. Didn't kick us out at closing time.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great dinner there - service was fantastic. Wine list great. food great.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Attentive and pleasant maitre'd who found us a table on beautiful Northeast Ohio evening right in front of Alex Bevan who sang and played up a storm with the trains and a spectacular sunset providing a perfect backdrop.
The clams and pasta were great on a cool Summer evening. That Quick's have done it again!
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
There were 4 of us and everyone
There were 4 of us and everyone was very pleased with whatever they ordered. Our server was very attentive and accommodating.
We will go there again.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Clambake! Perfect Night!
We decided to eat outside; there were about 25 corvettes in the parking lot a large corvette; club was inside for a private party. It was a little chilly but the sunset and the corvettes were great ambiance! The weather screamed clam bake which is being featured through October for $25 we had chowder, Caesar salad and a dozen middle neck clams over pasta aglio-e-olio and we shared house made casatta cake and a bottle of Miomi Pinot Nior...all were excellent! We made reservations for the Clambake event they are hosting with Alex Bevan next week! Its usually not real busy when we go, it was nice to see a full house and every server stopped by our table outside away from everyone to check on us, the service was amazing!
9/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at matchbox tavern. It far exceeded expectations. I had the chicken Caesar sandwich - I would definitely order again. My guest had the mushroom burger which was great as well. The ambience was so unique as it is an old factory. Next time we will try dinner and stay longer.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another great meal.
Having just seen the movie "Haute Cuisine" and watching 1-1/2 hours of great food being prepared and savored we were primed for our own. So, of course, we headed for Match Works Tavern. Friendly attentive service. My wife had two appetizers for her dinner, Escargot and Gnocchi in garlic butter sauce and crab cakes (the best in the area). I had Calamari Steak Piccata with tender calamari over delicious pasta. Homemade strawberry cassata cake topped off our visit. All outstanding. Tom Quick remains the best chef in Lake County and always worth the trip.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Menu offered many diverse and interesting choices. Service was prompt and helpful. Food tasted wonderful and more than met expectations.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
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.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
This review is long over due.
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM