Parallax and Chef Bruell
The decor at Parallax is minimalist, with sleek aluminum chairs at simple wooden tables. The circa 1900 building shows off exposed brick walls and its high ceilings. The effect is warm and inviting.
The menu highlights fish and seafood dishes, complete with a sushi bar, along with a smattering of grilled and braised meats. The menu changes seasonally to take advantage of local produce and other seasonal ingredients.
Appetizer highlights include a selection of fresh oysters, a Japanese tuna tostado, and lightly fried green tomatos with crayfish. Salads include another favorite from "Z," Bruell's warm mushroom salad as well as a tasty salad of seared sea scallops with arugula and a truffle vinaigrette (pictured by clicking above).
Entrees favor seafood. Highlights include a complex and delicious Thai fish stew, black cod with a miso glaze, and local walleye with coucous. A favorite meat entree is the "Osso Buco" style braised short rib (pictured by clicking above).
Desserts are limited, but delectable. Selections include a warm apple tart, always some kind of chocolate surprise, and housemade ice cream.
2179 W. Eleventh St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
Reservations are recommended.
(Last updated 1-25-07)