Melt Bar & Grilled
Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by adamette:
3.1/5 rDev -25.5%
Original bar had capacity for 60. A new expanded area can sit about 20 more. The kitchen, however, does not apparently have capacity for more than maybe 10 customers. More on that later. Returned home from there one hour ago. Here is the breakdown.
A Really good. A regular bar with cool dark wood surfaces most everywhere with chalkboard anouncements of specials, soups and the like. Menus are on old album covers which is really cool too.
Q Good for the food and the beer selection.
Service: Not impressed in that four of us ordered grilled cheese sandwiches (each of them come with fries and cole slaw like each of the sandwiches served there) and it took something like 1 hour 10 minutes to get them. We arrived at 4:45 and our order was in before 5pm. I understand that they are a small place but grilled cheese, fries and cole slaw? How long could it take to make that stuff?
Selection: Good with about 20 taps and about 100 bottles of high quality. There was a fun selection of grilled cheese sandwiches as well, about 30 of them I think. They don't have a lot of other food choices but that is o.k., they are a grilled cheese place.
Food: My food was served cold (no wonder with over an hour of wait time) but it would have been great if it were served hot. As mentioned before, there is a fun selection of foods there.
Value: A sandwich, fries and cole slaw for $9. That is not bad. Beers were competitively priced as well. I got a nitro Old Rasputin for $5.50.
11-02-2008 01:25:03 | More by adamette
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3.68/5 rDev -11.5%
This review concerns the Melt location on Lee Road in Cleveland Heights and may not apply to the Lakewood location, although if it is the same company, one could assume that the same operating procedures are in place. And those procedures are CHEATER PINTS. Enough said, right? As I've stated in other reviews, CHEATER PINTS are a conscious, calculated decision to short-shrift the consumer, to take more of your money for less of their product. The beer selection is solid. The food is waaaay above average, awesome even, but CHEATER PINTS are CHEATER PINTS, and anyone who is interested in a fair exchange should avoid places that SERVE BEER IN CHEATER PINTS.
10-26-2012 00:40:49 | More by alebird
4.48/5 rDev +7.7%
When I visited: May 2012.
What I had: Victory Throwback Lager (draught), 21st Amendment Back In Black IPA (can), Three Floyds Alpha King (draught), Peanut Butter & Banana Grilled Cream Cheese Sandwich, Hot Italian Sandwich, soup of the day, coleslaw, fries, wine and cocktail for my better half.
What I liked: approachable downmarket atmosphere, crowd minds their own, cool signs and memorabilia on the walls, redonkulous sammies, excellent taps, a few rarities in bottles/cans, waiter made great food recos, dirt cheap prices ($40 for everything we had).
What I disliked: Guinness and two ciders detract from an otherwise perfect draught list, but that’s a minor quibble.
Would I go back? Absolutely.
Overall Rating: 90
07-22-2012 18:53:00 | More by cratez
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
Ate lunch here on our way through Cleveland. Had seen it on Man vs. Food tv show, and come for the food. Didn't realize their crazy huge beer list until we go here.
They had about 15 beers on tap, and then pages and pages of bottled beer. All good craft selections.
Service was fine, our waiter forgot my wife's drink for awhile, so it was on the house. We had some of their famous crazy grilled cheese sandwiches, were were huge and tasty. I had a bacon egg and cheese version, by wife had a peanut butter banana cheese one.
Definitely a unique place and one I would stop at again
06-12-2012 18:49:23 | More by jmdrpi
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
(Visited 03/2011): This location of Melt is in Lakewood on Detroit Ave north of I-90. Street parking is available in the surrounding area.
The interior is comfy, made more so by the seemingly endless crowds trying to get in. The bar is on the right side after weaving through tightly packed tables. We were quoted a 2+ hour wait but thanks to my friend being on crutches we were able to get a couple sympathy seats at the bar pretty quickly. Cool blue tin ceiling with hanging star-shaped lights. Precarious journey downstairs to the restrooms.
The beer selection is solid, with around 20 taps with beers from Rooster Fish, DFH, Bells, Southern Tier and Stone. The bottled selection exceeds 100 with many NE Ohio brewers represented such as Hoppin' Frog, GLBC, Thirsty Dog etc. Other craft brewers such as Rogue, Stone, and the like, plus a good amount of imports.
Service was about as good as could be expected given how busy it was. With all the production around the challenge the bartender did a good job with refills and beer knowledge.
Food is the main draw at Melt, and they deliver in spades. My friend took the Melt Challenge and didn't make it 1/3 of the way through, but he got 3 delicious meals out of the deal. My sandwich was excellent as well.
Overall this place is pretty amazing although I would recommend going at an off time.
11-15-2011 04:46:28 | More by Dogbrick
4.6/5 rDev +10.6%
This place is a must when you're in the Cleveland area. The atmosphere is like a cool tattoo parlor with a 50's greaser vibe. The service is solid and I've never had any issues.
The beer tap list can vary but for the most part is always very good. They have a pretty cool bottle list as well that has new stuff added.
The food is where it is at though. You must go here no matter what as the grilled cheese menu is out of this world. It has every crazy type of grille dcheese you can dream of. Fat people will love it, but most people will want to split a meal to save room for beer.
All in all, you have to hit this place if you're in the Cleveland area.
08-04-2011 21:18:45 | More by steebo777
4.47/5 rDev +7.5%
a: Very cool place with unique decorations. Where can you find big plastic pumpkins, vampires, easter bunnies, and santa at one place in May? Melt! The menus are on old record covers too, and just a cool look as a whole. Cooler atmosphere than the Cleveland Heights location.
q: Superb for both beer and food. This location does not have as many taps as the Cleveland Heights location, but everything is high quality.
serv: decent, but nearly always quite a long wait.
sel: very nice beer selection, with several options for varietals.
food: Best grilled sandwiches I've ever had!
val: Very good for the price.
If you haven't been here and you are in Northeast Ohio for whatever reason, you should absolutely stop in!
05-29-2011 06:07:43 | More by zchall23
Melt Bar & Grilled in Lakewood, OH
92 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.