Our latest family outing involved a trip to Cleveland, Ohio--and an overnight stay in nearby Beachwood, Ohio. As our trip plans took us to Beachwood a little before dinner time; I began searching for a new-to-us restaurant in the area. As I researched, I discovered a regional chain called B Spot, just down the road from our hotel, in Woodmere. The gourmet burger chain, the creation of Chef Michael Symon, has locations in Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, and Indianapolis. Since we frequently find ourselves in one of those cities--and live minutes from one of the locations--I thought it would be a nice chance to check it out. What was our review of B Spot in Woodmere, Ohio?
B Spot has a "hot spot" location in Beachwood/Woodmere. Visitors will find B Spot in the heart of the Eton Chagrin Boulevard Mall/Shopping District. Columbus, Ohio, residents may compare this area to Easton Town Center or Polaris. B Spot's entrance sits off a large parking area and offers both indoor and outdoor seating areas. We expected a bit of a wait since Eton was fairly crowded--but, we were offered immediate seats. Since the predicted rain for the weekend was still some time away from us; we opted for a patio table.
The service was prompt and friendly--but... Our server arrived immediately to take our drink orders. The girls ordered their usual lemonade and iced tea. I noticed that there was a charge for lemonade refills while other sodas and iced tea were refilled free. This caused a moment of pause--but, it was pretty insignificant. My husband asked about the available draft beer selections. Our server noted rather curtly that the draft beers held a special designation on the menu. He made a selection from those options (which he had already considered). She said that that beer was out of stock. (This was the reason he had asked about the available beers on tap.) She made a recommendation for a similar beer. He opted for that beer. She returned a few minutes later to let him know that that beer was also "sold out". (Again--this this was the reason he had asked about the available beers on tap.) She made another recommendation. In the end (I think) he opted for Rogue Ales, a Chocolate Stout--and it was actually on tap and available. Next, we ordered our meals. There seems to be some hesitation to modify the pre-set sandwich toppings--so our middle daughter simply opted for a salad. The burgers and brats are served without side dishes--so we decided to share a side of french fries.
How was the food?
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