Located in the East Fourth Street Entertainment District, Lola Bistro is the signature restaurant of Food Network star, Michael Symon. The food is eclectic and well-conceived, making use of regional produce and meats. Lola is open for lunch Monday through Friday and for dinner seven nights a week. Reservations are a good idea.
2058 E. 4th St.
Lolita's is Symon's contribution to the Tremont restaurant scene. Symon, one of the pioneers in Tremont dining, offers tasty Mediterranean cuisine in a casual setting at Lolita. The menu features a variety of cured meats (pork is Symon's favorite food group) as well as pizzas, pastas, small plates, burgers, and grilled entrees. Lolita's is open for dinner only Tuesday through Sunday.
900 Literary Road
Cleveland, OH 44113-4441
Bar Symon was Chef Symon's casual Avon Lake eatery. Opened in July, 2009, the restaurant closed permanently at the end of October, 2010.
Parea - New York City
Parea was Symon's venture in New York City, a casually-elegant Greek restaurant in the city's Flatiron neighborhood. The restaurant, which opened in 2006 and closed in 2007, was rated a respectable two stars by the "New York Times" food critic and gave Clevelander, Jonathan Sawyer (of Bar Cento and Greenhouse Tavern fame) his first head chef position.