About Austin's Woodfire Grille - Brecksville

Austin's Woodfire Grille is located directly across from Heinen's in the heart of Brecksville. At Austin's, we've been cooking the old fashioned way since 1994. We start with the freshest ingredients we can find, delivered to our kitchen each day of the week. We make everything on our menu from scratch, every day. We grill over hardwood, not gas, the way that it was a long time ago. It may not be the fastest or least expensive way to do business, but for us, it is the only way. We want each meal you enjoy with us to be a memorable and delicious one; so we work hard preparing each dish to order, smoking ribs and brisket, filleting fresh fish, hand cutting steaks, preparing homemade soups daily and baking our fresh breads and desserts. It’s a difference you can taste and one we hope you will keep coming back for. At Austin's, everything we do, we do because our customers deserve it. We will always insist on a level of service and quality that helps us deserve you.

8121 Chippewa Rd.
Brecksville, OH 44141
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday : 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM; Lunch: Daily: 11:00 AM - 4: PM; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sunday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cross Street:
Rt.21 and Rt. 82

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(440) 546-1003

Website:
http://www.austinsrestaurants.com/

Catering:
We cater parties of 40 to 400 people.

Executive Chef:
Raffaele Domenico Rescina

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Austin's Woodfire Grille - Brecksville Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Romantic (8)
Business Meals (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Healthy (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
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Comfort Food (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food, but ambiance doesn’t match. If you can, get by the fireplace. Smaller and more intimate.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Have eaten here many times over the last year or so. Never disappoints. Menu is basic items that taste just a little different.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Austin’s Wood Fired Grill proved to be a good choice for a week nite, casual dinner. We were seated promptly, and our server was attentative. Our three meals were adequate, but not exceptional in any way. Yes we will go back, though it was pricey. I really like the upscale but quiet atmosphere with a fireplace in the front room. I have already recommended it to a friend.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was wonderful. Great catching up with my 2 sisters. Very nice atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

First time there, got a gift card as a gift and decided to try it. It’s tucked away in a corner of the shopping center so it was hard to find, but it was only moderately busy and we got seated right away. The food was spectacular, service was great. Would definitely come back again. Best prime rib I’ve had in a while!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Awesome cozy great food great service! We come often and are never disappointed!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Fun, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We visited for the first time New Yr Eve 2017 and it was a great experience-our server was attentive, funny and engaging. There was live music and everything we ordered was perfect-everyone got the filet mignon, salads and we had the apple crisp and ice cream for dessert. Wine list was acceptable and prices were as expected. Overall a great experience and we will be returning soon!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Enjoyed New Year's Eve with friends. A very busy night, but the service was still excellent. They event provided live music. Lively, fun atmosphere. Food was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I was really looking forward to going to Austin’s in New Year’s Even but the minute I sat down I was disappointed. They had a limited menu. I don’t understand why restaurants do that and I try to stay away from those that do. I can’t rate the food four or five stars because the selection was next to none for those who don’t want fish or steak. They should post on their website that they have the limited menu. It’s deceiving for those who look forward to a nice meal on New Year’s Eve.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great experience and the food was excellent!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Austin’s has continued to get better and better for the past year or two until it is now the best restaurant in Brecksville and surrounding area. Tonight was an exception but I don’t think it’s reasonable to expect perfection from a kitchen. The swordfish special was overdone and then some and the combo blue cheese/miso sauce was not complementary to the flavor of the fish. The manager graciously comp-ed my entree and apologized. Exactly the right thing to do but often neglected by all but the classiest of restaurants.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had amazing service - our service was spot on. It was the Kobe that made me a fan as well.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Go about once a month. Usually this food/service/drinks are excellent. This Saturday, had the scallops special--was overcooked and VERY salty. Would have returned it, but food was long to get to the table after ordering and I did not want to have to delay further

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My wife and I attended Austin's and enjoyed not only the meal but also the overall cost for such a high end style of food.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food, quick service.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Austin’s has made a major transformation from a barbecue smoke house to an upscale but unpretentious restaurant that has very good food and excellent service. Even in Brecksville where most residents are in bed by 9:00 on Saturday night, Austin’s is just getting rolling. It’s definitely the best restaurant in the area.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great steak.. cooked to perfection! Service was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Get together with friends. Good food and quiet so we could talk. Good service

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

excellent meal as always at Austin's. One of the most consistently good restaurants in town.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Awesome service and food. It was more expensive than we thought it would be. 7 people $330
One person only had a salad, and no desserts.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great simple clean food. Professional staff. Good price for great food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Love the cozy environment and ambiance. Had a table by the fire with a group of 5 people for a Bday celebration. Everyone was happy with their food. They did not offer a dessert to the Bday girl.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Only 1 bartender working slowed things but everything else made up for it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Went to Austin's in Brecksville for dinner. They have a great menu, the service was good despite it being pretty busy in the restaurant. Also had some great wines to select from.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service a little slow tonight, food taste was still high quality, meat portion on beef tip meal was a little small, always enjoy going here.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We enjoyed our meals at Austin's. My husband & our friends had BBQ ribs which were quite good. I couldn't find anything on the menu that suited my low fat/ low salt diet so they prepared a salad with salmon for me - very nice service & it tasted good.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wanted to try something different so drove a 25 min to get there. We were not disappointed. Our server was friendly and gave recommendations. We were seated near the lit fire which was nice for a cold wet night. The crab cakes had a darker flavor and came with a tasty aioli which I think had cumin spice in it. The grilled asparagus and shrimp were done to perfection. I hoped to get an unusual martini, but they were what I find most places and not extensive. The only reason to not come back is the drive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was decent, probably a little over priced. Very noisy.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Outstanding food and service. We will definitely be back.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Prime Rib is never a disappointment!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

table for 5, we were seated promptly and drink orders were taken, upon return to table, my drink was spilled all over table ending up on my left pant leg all down to my sock. it was an accident I know, but still it was me and now I'm all wet getting ready to order dinner. we were moved to another table in lieu of trying to mop up and clear the mess on our first table. I hit the restroom to do my best at drying off. server was apologetic and sincere and I was fine with that. we finally ordered dinner and all were fine except mine as I asked specifically for mushrooms and no pepper and got the opposite. so I sucked it up and kept my mouth quiet until we received bill at which time I discreetly told our waitress just so she could relay this to the kitchen. we received our checks as we split into 2 checks, looking at mine I saw they mixed up in that drinks for the other check were put on mine, again I said nothing as we exchanged monies to correct the error outside in the parking lot. I did not enjoy my visit (nobody wants to eat while wet)and my wife told me to just not to make a scene. they did take my drink off the bill and replaced it with another but that would not save the evening...sigh chalk it up to bad luck

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Went for dinner based entirely on other OpenTable write-ups. Overall, incredibly satisfying dinner. Ambiance was excellent, food was excellent, service was excellent. Will absolutely visit again.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was good nothing exceptional. When I made reservation I noted it was a birthday-nothing was mentioned for the occasion.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Been here 6 times over past 3 months. Have yet to have any problem. Great food, good portions, friendly service.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Awesome as usual... of course we will return.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Food was outstanding! Waiter was attentive. Nice ambiance. Daily specials were a pleasant surprise. Will definitely dine there again!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Kevin and the rest of the staff was very attentive! We enjoyed our dinner with our in-laws!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amazing as always. Austin's is our go-to place when we want a great meal!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Had another fantastic time at Austin’s! It’s become one of our favorite staples in the area.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 28, 2017

This was our second time dining at Austin's. Excellent food, service and ambiance.

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