Match Works Tavern - 8500 Station Street  Mentor, Ohio  44060 / 440.255.0400




Reservations Suggested

call 440.255.0400 or Make an On line Reservation
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Happy Hour Features:
Hard Apple Cider
The  Macerated Pumpkin Martini
Great Lakes Christmas Ale
Espresso Martini

DINNER:   5-9 Monday-Thursday. & 5-10  Friday-Saturday.
LUNCH:   Tuesday-Friday 11:30-2:00 Reservations preferred

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for reservations
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Liked: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value

Reviewed July 2, 2013
Hi, Denise and Chef Tom!
Everyone arrived back to their respective home states, and we just received a text from Adam and Stacy that they've landed in Maui.

Brian and I wanted to take this opportunity to extend a huge thanks to both of you and all of your staff for a fabulous Rehearsal Dinner! The setting, the service and the food were all exceptional! You would not believe the number of people who came up to us all throughout the weekend to rave about what a great time they had and how wonderful the food was! You certainly hit a home run! Several of Stacy's family members from the Cleveland area commented that they had not been to Match Works before but would certainly be coming back!!

Enjoy the rest of the summer! Again, thank you SO much for all you did -- including wrangling with the guys with the fork lift to change the light bulbs! It was a great start to what turned out to be the magical weekend they'd dreamed it would be. You played a huge part in kicking that off.

Patty & Brian

My husband and I booked the Atrium for our son's and daughter-in-law's rehearsal dinner. As some of us know, when there's a special occasion there are no do-overs. It's make it or break it and after meeting with Denise I felt as if she genuinely understood and embraced this concept. It was her goal from beginning to end to make our evening as special as the event should be. Whatever I requested, from the chilled salad forks to ordering an off menu dessert, Denise's answer was always the same. She'd jot it down in her notebook and say, "Not a problem. We can do that." She suggested that we pre-order and took it upon herself to email our guests the personalized menu and a follow up phone call if necessary which thankfully left me without that extra chore. But no matter how accommodating Denise was if the food was substandard the event would be deemed a disaster. I am please to say that the appetizers, entrees and dessert were as excellent as her attitude. My Strip Steak that was paired with Crab Mashers rivaled Morton's in their heyday and my husband's Cedar Planked Salmon was moist and perfectly prepared. From the edible art that was presented on 3 tables on one side of the fountain that graces this elegantly rustic room, to the center pieces on our tables, the staff that anticipating our every need, Chef Tom's flexibility and execution of his menu, from beginning to end, there was no need for a do-over at Matchworks Tavern.
mom of bride ‎ - Jun 2, 2011
We had our daughters Rehearsal dinner here and it was fabulous. Food was delicious. Delicious appetizers. I had the steak, that was cooked to perfection. Presentation was nice. Service was excellent. I would highly recommend this for your special gathering, or just a nice evening out.
Liked: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value
Match Works Tavern is looking for experienced bartenders,servers and LINE COOKS. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. APPLY IN PERSON. Experience is preferred; will train, a hospitable personality will be our first consideration!

For an outside look at some recent reviews click on  links below.
 One of my favorite things is finding a “hidden gem” restaurant – a place with great food and great service – and then getting to tell people about it. In Mentor, that hidden gem is Match Works Tavern. The quality of the food and wine at Match Works is a welcome addition to an area that can be dominated by chain restaurants and sports pubs.Chef/owner Tom Quick and his wife, Denise, have been part of the Cleveland restaurant scene for some time. They not only know their way around a restaurant, but they are welcoming and inviting people who make dining at Match Works a true experience. - See more at:
--About Jen I’m a CLE gal, born and raised. And I’ve lived other places, but I always come back home – by choice, not by chance.View all posts by Jen ... there is nothing ordinary at Match Works. Classics are there, but Quick gives them his own touch. He has introduced some extraordinary selections, too, some such as porchetta of roast pig, duck confit pirogi, and veal sweetbreads. Those remarkable choices have brought fans from around Northeast Ohio. Click on link above.*****5 Stars / Dined on 02.22.2013
My dinner companion and I stopped in on February 22, 2013 for a “special occasion” dinner. While we had been at a previous restaurant at the same location we were not sure what to expect at the Match Works Tavern. You greeted us with a friendly hello and within a minute we felt as if we were old friends. We met our server Angela, ordered coffee, and enjoyed discussing appetizer’s, getting her opinion on menu items, and learning about the specials. When I took the first taste of the coffee I instantly knew we had made the correct choice in experiencing your restaurant. We ordered appetizers and you took the time to discuss the history of the building and of your restaurant with us. You made sure every detail of our dinner experience was taken care of. Angela, our server, was very knowledgeable about every item on the menu. Angela is an exceptional server that perfectly balanced her time at our table. She took the few extra seconds to have a pleasurable chat when we initiated it. Then the food began to arrive. I was told by my dinner companion that the lamb kabobs were very good; however, I can truthfully say that the Maine lobster bisque was the best I have ever had. Next was the main course. Chicken Masala that was perfect and a prime rib tomahawk chop that looked too good to eat. From across the table the prime rib looked like heaven on a plate. The food not only looked good but tasted phenomenal. It was greatly appreciated when you stopped by the table to ensure the dinner was perfect. It was perfect, in every way. We were full from the main course but the desert menu was too intriguing to pass up. The crème brulee was crunchy on top, as smooth as silk underneath, and delicious throughout. My companion had the carrot cake and wondered how the chef got a copy of her recipe! Needless to say, desert was wonderful, especially with the coffee. Overall, the food and service was outstanding. The atmosphere is nothing short of fabulous. You, the chef, and Angela made sure our dinner was exceptional. We pulled into the parking lot of your restaurant as guests and left as friends looking forward to the next visit. Obviously, our first visit to the Match Works Tavern will not be the last. We look forward to seeing you again soon, Debbie and Teri
By Janet PodolakChef Tom Quick pours andouille sausage into a pot of gumbo he made on the stage during a Fat Tuesday celebration at his Match Works Tavern.The abundance of fresh seafood for Lent combined with the cool temperatures of late winter set the stage for wonderful soups this time of year. (CLICK ON LINK ABOVE TO VIEW VIDEO AND ARTICLE)
Why? Match Works Tavern!
June 8, 2011 · 8:07 am
Match Works Tavern offers friendly service, a relaxed atmosphere, and truly amazing food.  Plus, supporting owners who have spent their careers contributing great food to the CLE restaurant scene is always a good thing.  And until the next time, I’ll be dreaming about that duck pierogi…
First look: Match Works Tavern~A delightful new surprise to the Mentor dining scene, By Kellie Love
Special to Metromix
April 13, 2011
"Bottom line: Match Works Tavern is a delightful new surprise to the Mentor dining scene. Customers will not be disappointed in the atmosphere, the service, and particularly in the food. Add in great wine without all of the high end mark up, and there you have a recipe for sweet success".
For Chef Tom Quick and his wife, Denise, the opening of their new Match Works Tavern, in Mentor's historic Match Works Building, is a homecoming of sorts...                                                                     
Lunch  Hours:
Monday thru Friday: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Dinner Hours:
Monday thru Thursday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Happy Hours:Monday thru Friday
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Closed on Sunday 

8500 Station Street Mentor, Ohio  44060

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