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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4.4

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4.4

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4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (9)
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Quiet Conversation (8)
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Good for Birthdays (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
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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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vip
 (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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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Food was outstanding and service was normal. We will go back.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Typically go at least once a month. Did not have our usual server--this person was just not as good/attentive, especially considering that it was not very busy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was just OK. For the price I expect better than OK. and to classify yourself as a steakhouse, the steak should be done to perfection. It just wasn't. I ordered a steak medium, it was done well. My husband ordered his medium rare it was done medium well. Service was pretty slow. The food wasn't bad, it was good. Just, it was very expensive and for that price I should be wowed.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Ordered: salmon and chicken parmesan, and chicken chowder. All was delicious as always, service attentive, and price was appropriate. Will go again.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

I was somewhat disappointed in that when this reservation was made we designated that the meal was to celebrate a birthday. When the server was taking our order I even mentioned "the birthday girl" but nothing was done to make our occasion notable.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

WE have always enjoyed our visits to Austin's in Brecksville. Highly recommended

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Service was excellent, food was delicious and was served in a timely manner. the chicken corn chowder is my favorite soup. The crab cakes/shrimp combo was also very good. shrimp portion could be a little larger though. The blackened chicken alfredo was excellent as well. Definitely will return.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We thought that they would be busier on a Saturday, but it was fine. We both had the Horseradish Crusted Salmon and it was quite good. The horseradish was not so overpowering that you could not enjoy the fish. The service was just right. Not too bothersome that he was at the table every second, or so removed that you had to flag him down every time you needed something. The asparagus was done perfectly. We especially liked the Parmesan Potato Wedges as well. All in all, it was a very good night out.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Delicious food. Menu for all tastes and preferences. Have candles for birthday celebrations.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 8, 2017

If you are looking for a nice quiet dinner this is definitely not the place. The acoustics are awful and it's very loud. Although this was a busy Friday night I've experienced the same level of noise at a luncheon.

Our waitress was rude and made no attempt to get the details of our order. When we inquired she insisted we had ordered specific side dishes. The soup was so hot my husband could not touch it. On the other extreme my shrimp was just barely warm.

Magically our waitress was switched. The second did do everything possible to better our experience The quality of the food was certainly not her fault.

All in all this is not a restaurant I would choose to visit again.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Another lovely meal. Beef tips, chicken Alfredo, chocolate cake, key lime pie. Beef tips good flavor, tender with onions and peppers, beef and chicken good. Chocolate cake great, key lime pie - great texture, flavor good but not great.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Ordered:chicken Alfredo, orange roughy, chicken chowder, tuna. All was very good, service as one would expect, ambiance classy. Will return.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Everything was perfect! Would love to see a larger craft beer selection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Second time we have been there. Steak and chicken was perfectly cooked. Must try the smoked chicken chowder if you go! We will be back. Took our 2yo daughter, she even liked the mac and cheese and almost ate all of it. Even that seemed home made.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We drive the extra distance for this Austins as we find it completely different and way better than the Austins that is closer to our home

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Only in Cleveland once a year but we try to visit Austin's if possible. Probably our 10th visit in mayby 11 trips to cleveland

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Have been there numerous times over the years and have never experienced one complaint. Service and food always excellent!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great food and bar! Received outstanding service from Carmen and we loved our meal!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Disappointed as it seems the menu has changed. Also the restaurant was half empty on a Saturday evening. A departure from past experiences there.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Excellent server
Nice brunch selection.
Very efficient and pleasant family brunch; 16 of us; love their corn chowder

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food was very good. And the atmosphere was very enjoyable. I would go back again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Happy hour prices only applied if you sat at bar and not to those seated at dining tables.

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