Housemade Soup with cornbread cup 4.95 | bowl 6.95
Asparagus Tempura Salad ‘Tis the glorious season for asparagus and we celebrate our favorite icon of springtime by dunking the spears in a light, feathery batter, frying them and placing them atop a tangle of arugula tossed with bacon, goat cheese and a bright mustard vinaigrette. The contrast of textures and temperatures is stunning and the asparagus hold its own with the bold, delicious flavors. 10.95
Slow-roasted Red Beets with horseradish, pecans and crumbled goat cheese 7.95
Cone of hot, crisp Garlic Frites with two dipping sauces 6.95
Israeli-style Hummous with roasted eggplant, chickpeas, olive oil, za’atar, warm pita 7.95
House Green Salad 8.95 | half 5.95
Cut romaine, spinach leaves, shredded cabbage and fresh herbs, lightly dressed and served with warm toast
choice of housemade dressings:
- mustard-caper vinaigrette
- sesame-lime vinaigrette
- French blue cheese vinaigrette
- creamy lemon
- grilled angus beef 7.00
- seared salmon fillet 7.00
- grilled Lark Burger patty 6.00
- grilled Meadow Burger patty 5.00
- grilled chicken breast 5.00
- raw or grilled tofu 4.00
- smoky Nueske’s bacon and cherry tomato 5.00
- crumbled French feta and good olives 3.00
Chopped Salad 12.95
Chopped cucumber, tomato, radish, carrot and celery are tossed with fresh lemon vinaigrette on a bed of chopped romaine and piled with egg, avocado, crumbled feta, herb leaves and a drizzle of homemade herb mayonnaise. Served with warm toast.
Caesar Salad 10.95 | half 6.95
Crunchy romaine, classic anchovy dressing, homemade croutons and roasted tomato garnish, served with warm toast.
Vietnamese Noodle Salad 9.95
Chilled rice noodles, a goodly portion of crunchy, thinly-sliced vegetables, hot grilled chicken, steak or tofu and a showering of mint, basil, cilantro and peanuts. Served with the chile/lime juice/fish sauce condiment called nuoc cham. Ask for vegetarian nuoc cham or even non-spicy nuoc cham if that suits you better.
with grilled angus steak 15.95
with grilled chicken or tofu 13.95
Seasonal Dinner Specials
Beef and Basil Springrolls 7.95
Spicy, highly seasoned ground meat is a Southeast Asian cornerstone, and this is a delicious, addictive preparation of it. Angus ground chuck is browned and seasoned with a slew of Asian flavors, including soy sauce, orange zest, lots of fresh basil and mint, garlic, ginger, peanuts and chiles. The juicy filling is rolled and fried into long crispy cigars and served with a bright, spicy/sweet chile sauce..
Fried Green Tomatoes with Chow-chow 8.95
Sliced, coated in breadcrumbs and fried till crisp and golden brown, green tomatoes soften and sweeten with cooking and are many people’s favorite treat. The hot tomatoes are dolloped with a lively remoulade and served with homemade chow-chow, a chopped mustardy relish full of cabbage, peppers, onions and chopped green tomato that goes with every summer thing in the world.
Crab Rangoon Toast 11.95
Based on everybody’s favorite Chinese restaurant snack, sesame toast is slathered with a crab and cream cheese mixture, then broiled to bubbly and topped with Brauny’s homemade sweet and sour sauce and a frizzle of fried wonton strands. 11.95
Pan-fried Walleye 28.00
Fresh out of Canadian Lake Erie, walleye pike is Ohio’s favorite dinner fish. And no wonder—mild and sweet with a delicate texture, I can hear it sizzling in frying pans all over the state. Here the fish is rolled in cornmeal, fried crispy on the griddle and served with celery sauce, a creamy, Southern-style tartar sauce flavored with minced celery, celery seed, green onion and lemon. Add buttermilk mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables and you’ve got Midwestern eating at its best.
Alaskan Halibut with Salmoriglio and Spinach Risotto 34.00
Silky, meaty fresh Alaskan halibut is a perfect match for the classic sauce called Salmoriglio, an olive oil and herb sauce from Sicily. This version comes from Marcella Hazan, who adds her own Venetian influences of fresh thyme, mustard and butter for a sauce that goes wonderfully with fish. Plated alongside a creamy risotto made with handfuls of Parmesan and fresh spinach leaves.
Grilled Hanger Steak with Worcestershire Butter 26.95
Juicy with a meaty flavor, this delicious cut is perfect for summer eating. The beef is rubbed with spices, grilled, sliced and slathered with a spoonful of a steak butter made with an incredible, barrel-aged Worcestershire sauce that tastes like none other you’ve had. We discovered it at DLM. They sell it under their name. Go get some! It goes with beef and butter in a most heavenly way. The steak is served with fresh vegetables and crispy little Yukon gold potatoes.
Everything-crusted Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce 24.95
We took the “everything” garlic seeds and salt you customarily find on a bagel and dredge a thick salmon filet in it, with delicious results. Give the top a crusty sear and cloak the fish in classic Mediterranean cucumber-yogurt sauce and you’ve got what a salmon lover like me wants for dinner. Served with crispy Yukon potatoes, roasted carrots and asparagus.
Pickle-brined Fried Chicken Thighs with Hot Honey and Pickled Peppers 19.95
Superior quality, all-natural chicken thighs are a different eating experience entirely, and wait till you taste them. Here we bone them out, brine them in our leftover homemade pickle juice, dredge them in buttermilk and flour and fry to order. Drizzled with house-made spicy honey and sprinkled with our pickled peppers, this is super-crunchy, juicy, flavorful chicken. And then some. Served with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.
Seared Garlic Chicken with Goat Cheese, Capers, Spinach and Lima Beans 19.95
Juicy boneless chicken breast seared to a garlicky, crisp-skinned golden brown is paired with tender baby lima beans that have been quickly simmered with lots of fresh spinach leaves, a handful of capers and a splash of chicken stock. The limas are ladled over steaming jasmine rice and the chicken set atop the beans with a dollop of warm goat cheese and a strewing of fried garlic bits.
*Pork Tenderloin with Jezebel Sauce 22.95
Juicy pork tenderloin cutlets are seared and sauced with Jezebel, a classic Southern combination of peach preserves, mustard, horseradish and white pepper, which we hit with a shot of cream to form a silky, addictive, bold-flavored sauce that is perfect with pork. It’s not spicy, but it is lively. And the all-natural Midwestern-raised pork is the best we can get. Served with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.
Thai Coconut Summer Curry with Tofu and Vegetables 16.95
A quick, aromatic Thai-style curry flavored with fresh basil and coconut milk and chock full of vegetables including broccolini, red peppers, zucchini and green beans, along with sauteed firm organic tofu.Served with steaming jasmine rice.
Ricotta Tacos with Green Chiles, Capers and Spicy Tomatoes 17.95
A mixture of ricotta and goat cheese with green chiles and capers is rolled in fresh corn tortillas, crisped on the griddle and sauced with tomatoes cooked down with butter, white wine and fresh serrano chiles. Served on dressed cabbage and radishes as a fresh, crunchy counterpoint along with lemon-scallion rice and creamy, smoky pinto beans.
*Strip Steak with Haystack Onions, Rosemary and Herb Butter 29.95
We cut our strip steaks in-house the traditional way, leaving the outer edge rimmed with a bit of the fat cap. If you would like us to trim it fat-free, just let us know. The meat is rubbed with coarse salt, black pepper and rosemary, then grilled and served the way James Beard liked it—with a dollop of herbed butter and a tangle of crispy fried onions. Accompanied by buttermilk mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.
Spaghetti Carbonara 17.95
Steaming strands of spaghetti very lightly coated with tiny soft curds of egg and ricotta, accented with Nueske’s smoked bacon, peas, black pepper and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of
food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.