Monday, July 23, 2012

GNO at Battery Park Wine Bar

A recent GNO with Michelle led us to Battery Park Wine Bar for dinner and drinks.
"R" and I had dined there a few months ago, only trying their mussels (which were okay but nothing special) and the lamb sliders (dry and under seasoned). So I was anxious to try it again, and our GNO experience was totally different than my first visit.

We decided to just share a couple of small plates. First up, the Watermelon Fennel Salad.
It was very mild and refreshing, a great summer salad that I would like to try and replicate at home. I'd probably try to infuse a bit more citrus just to punch it up. The watermelon was the sweetest melon I've had so far this summer.

We split a flatbread- the Arugula Pesto, Camembert, and Roasted Grapes ($11).
Nice flavors, the crust was thin and crispy, and overall I really liked it.

The last dish that we decided to share was the Citrus Scallops.
Served on a bed of fresh spinach, the three scallops were prepared well (look at the nice sear). Upon our first bite, we both weren't sure if we liked it. You were smacked in the face with tart citrus. But as I continued to eat, I found myself enjoying it more and more. It just had to grow on us.

Top this meal off with some good wine, and this was a "win" in our opinion. The restaurant is industrial-chic, with plenty of free parking and seating. They offer an "All Night" Happy Hour on Tuesdays, and from 4-7PM Wednesday-Friday. This includes $3 draft beers, $4 wines by the glass, and $5 select food items.

It's close to other Gordon Square restaurants and bars, so it's easy to hop from one place to the next (as we did that night). After enjoying dinner and wine at BPWB, we popped over to Stone Mad and then XYZ. I really enjoy that neighborhood, and loved sharing it with my east-side friend.

Battery Park Wine Bar
7524 Father Frascati Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102


Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

I love that flatbread with the grapes -so yummy! And that watermelon salad looks GREAT! Looks like I need to get there while it's still in season.

Wearing Mascara said...

Thanks for the review! I haven't been here yet and every time I tell someone, they are like "Ohhhhhh I loooove that place!" Can't wait to try it.

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