Funky and fun. Food good,
Funky and fun. Food good, very good, but no pretense of super outstanding. Lovely friendly service, unassuming and timely. A place I would easily and happily return to.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous A la carte Easter Brunch
We wanted to avoid the over-priced Easter buffets and then remembered how fabulous West End Bistro was last year. We returned for a lovely Easter brunch and it was wonderful. My husband and I had the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with perfectly poach eggs while my Grandmother and 12 year old son enjoyed the French toast prepared "Bananas Foster" style. Everything was to die for including the service. If only the weather had cooperated. Next year we'd like to return to the gorgeous outdoor patio.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
West End Bistro in Chagrin Falls,OH
If you don't mind walking up the steps for the upstairs dining, then definitely take a walk upstairs - it is a very different atmosphere. My dining friend and I felt for the wait staff - having to walk up/down the stairs...however, our waitress did not seem to mind since we had some questions about the food items. Madison was most agreeable and made sure my dining guest, who could not tolerate butter or dairy was able to meet these requests.
The tenderloin was delicious - though surprised they did not ask us how we wanted it prepared. And my - those mashed potatoes - YUM.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Chagrin restaurant!
I love the small plates menu! It gives you the opportunity to have a whole bunch of things. My husband and I enjoyed 5 different dishes. The tuna tartar is one of my favorites and the Hanky Pankys are delicious. We also had the bruschetta, margherita pizza and caprese salad. Each plate left the table clean! A perfect restaurant in the heart of Chagrin Falls!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A gem in CF-excellent food/service
The West End Bistro always has delicious food and great service. The atmosphere is nice, especially in the Summer on the patio.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A table on the back patio is always special. Appetizers, especially the ahi tuna, are excellent. Only disappointment was the kitchen being sold out of salmon by 8 pm on a Saturday night, with no other fish options, so obviously some poor planning .
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outdoor Dining with Excellent Food
We went to the West End Bistro for the first time on a Saturday night. It was a beautiful night and we sat out in the back outside. It's a very nice setting with good people watching for Gamekeeper's as well. We went for the special 3-course tasting and we both liked the offerings. The Scallop was perfectly cooked and very tasty. The Arugula Salad was a great second course. The Oxtail & Pasta medley to finish it off was also good with all parts being cooked just right. We also went "off the board" had the Hank Panky as an additional plate. I loved it more than my wife but we both liked it a lot. It's a favorite as an appetizer in my family and I liked how they went with the Chorizo sausage and the sweetness of the fig.
We'll be back.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Find in popular locación.
Mushroom pizza was really good, and I loved the thin crust. Service was great for attitude and pep, but slow with drinks when we first arrived. Overall, a nice evening.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A favorite in Chagrin Falls
Healthy choices, fresh ingredients....great for lunch on the patio. A nice happy hour. One of my favorites in Chagrin Falls.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A limited menu, but what they
A limited menu, but what they have is so good. Good sized salads. My wife had the salmon and I had shrimp and grits. Both were tasty with a nice little kick to the shrimp. The portions wre just the right size and priced good also. And you could talk to your tablemate without shouting which is highly unusual anymore. We will be visiting it again. Srvice was good too. Didn't smother you or ignore you.e
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Great service!
West End Bistro has delicious food, simply put! I have never had a bad dish at this bistro. The French dip sandwich is fantastic and their eggs benedict are the best in the area! The ambiance is great indoors or out. The last time I was there was during the Art By the Falls Festival. I had a reservation which I recommend for West End. It was super busy and they seemed short staffed. Our server (I think her name was Ashley, not sure), was courteous, professional and cool under intense pressure. She was great! She handled the crowd with a smile and was very polite throughout the busy afternoon. Great service!
We make the trip from Cleveland to Chagrin Falls just to dine at this super restaurant! Always worth the drive!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice casual spot for relaxed dining
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner on the patio. We were going between Gamekeepers and West End and we're glad we chose West End. We enjoyed the low key atmosphere and our food was tasty. My husband enjoyed his pizza and I enjoyed my pasta. We would recommend West End to people wanting a relaxing dining experience. Service was a little inattentive at first (our food was brought before we even had silverware or water) but once our food was delivered things evened out and we had a nice evening and liked the patio. We will go back.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first visit was a treat. Lunch special (soup, salad, and sandwich) was perfect, service efficient and timely, and outside seating (at the front of the restaurant) was confortable and pleasant. We will definitely be returning.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Smaller plates, cheaper prices!
With all the local restaurants packed on a Fri night, we were able to get a table at West End in the bar area where we like sit anyway. The Bistro salads were very fresh, and the margherita pizza was exceptional. Glen (bartender) was really hustling getting drink orders ready but was still able to serve us in reasonable amount of time. A very pleasant evening!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful experience. Very
Wonderful experience. Very nice menu selection with excellent special. The waiter was awesome.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate on the patio and it is a great location. They use local produce and the chef prepares a wonderful food that has a great combinations of flavors.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great find in Chagrin Falls, Ohio
The menu was limited with small plate options and we so enjoyed our experience there. The timing of each course was perfect, we got to leisurely move on to the next course after having finished one. We weren't rushed even tho they were completely full on the delightful patio. We'll be back!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy, friendly restaurant
Very nice small plates menu at this neighborhood gem of a restaurant. Variety of mixed drinks and beers. Very good food at reasonable prices. Highly recommended for intimate occasions. Best for outdoor seating.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, and even though they called them "small plates" they were perfectly portioned. Salmon with pistachio on top was great, spaetzle had a twist to it that made it fantastic, and ahi tartar appetizer was couldn't have been better. This is quickly becoming my favorite restaurant in chagrin falls.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
West End Bistro is a FIND...
Delicious mushroom pizza. Salmon was prepared exactly the way we enjoy it. Daughter LOVED the scallops and sweet corn succotash. Portions were PERFECT .... just enough room to stop in at Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream for dessert! Wonderful evening in Chagrin Falls.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been here numerous
I have been here numerous times for lunch and the salads are fantastic. Dinner was mediocre at best--the manager was apologetic and took it off our bill. Service was average. Patio dining is alway lovely though.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best of the Gamekeepers' group!
After many trials, I must say we far prefer the West End Bistro to Gamekeepers' Taverne in every respect. Great food, innovative menu, nice cocktail and wine selections, and a century house vibe make this our restaurant of choice on West Street in beautiful Chagrin Falls.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for a restaurant in Chagin Falls to stop at on a Friday on our way home from Cleveland. Found the West End Bistro on Open Table. Read the reviews and thoght we would give it a try. We were very pleased. The food is outstanding. Very, very enjoyable and tastes are outstanding. Would highly recommend to anyone.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
From Shaker to Chagrin Falls
We decided to drive out to Chagrin Falls and I'm glad we did. I am a "foodie" and have several dishes I use to compare restaurant kitchens. I had the shrimp and grits, which was actually polenta, but great nonetheless. My husband had the salmon. It was cooked just right - not dry. The wait staff was attentive and the wine list was decently priced. Will return.
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Small but the food was really
Small but the food was really good...will definitely return
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quite a find!
The mussels were outstanding. So was the flat bread pizza. The small plates are a great idea. This was our first visit but we will be back.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a great meal and the staff was friendly and attentive. I definitely will return!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
visit to west end
Great place, servixe way better than in tha past. Server was Michael. Need to have Australian/New Zealand Sav Blanc!!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM