Friday, May 8, 2015

Merwin's Wharf

We tried to get to Merwin's Wharf twice after it opened, but the wait was always too long, and we turned away. Now, seasons have passed, but it was time to check it out. This restaurant/bar is located in quite a desirable spot along the river, with views of Downtown Cleveland, towering bridges and passing boats. Owned and operated by the Cleveland Metroparks, it has an expansive patio and outdoor area on the water, a big bar, and plenty of indoor seating as well.
On one of the first nice days of Spring, we grabbed a patio table and I ordered up a Bloody Mary.
Look at that meat and cheese skewer! Also, note the large outdoor fireplace and seating area just beyond our table.

Mr. H had their Black Bean Burger ($11), and it was quite awful. Mushy, flavorless, and an odd grayish brown color. Head to Town Hall in Ohio City for a much better version.

However, I had the Mushroom Melt with arugula, goat cheese, and pickled carrots and red onion on toasted sourdough bread. It was exceptional. So good, that we tried to recreate it at home last week.
Even though this was just two weekends ago, the online menu isn't listing this item any longer. I sure hope that it's still there, because I'd go there just for that sandwich.

A great summer spot in Cleveland. Take in The Flats, enjoy being by the water (which is hard to find in our area), and try out their menu. I think some are hits, and some may be misses.

Merwin's Wharf
1785 Merwin Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113


Bite Buff said...

Chef confirmed: new menu does not include this sandwich. Boo!

eatdrinkcleveland said...

This is one of my favorite spots!! I've never had the black bean burger and I'll be sure not to order it. We had sliders and the chorizo stuffed jalapenos on our last visit - both were really good.