Seared Restaurant Open for Business

The restaurant opened at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

The “grand opening” might not be until November, but opened its doors to customers as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

“We’re really excited to be a part of the community,” said assistant general manager Robin Schulze.

The restaurant, which was , is starting with a soft opening, and some details—like the exact date of the grand opening—are being kept quiet for now.

Schulze said the steak, seafood and raw bar restaurant will be serving a variety of wines and cocktails, and all the food will be made in house. Customers who want to try the raw bar will have to wait a little while still. Schulze said they expect to have that in during the next few days. Typically, that will be available as a special weekend feature.

And in the future, the restaurant plans to offer brunch on Sunday mornings.

Hours, courtesy of Schulze:

  • Monday – Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Thursday – Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (The restaurant will begin opening at 8 a.m. on Sundays once brunch is available.)

Reservations can be made online at opentable.com or by calling 440-526-8100.

Susan Ruiz Patton October 06, 2011 at 12:40 AM
Cool. I'm curious to try it. Would love to hear from people who have already been there. Share your reviews!
mindy October 06, 2011 at 02:35 AM
nowhere does it say where its located???
Wallace Huskonen October 06, 2011 at 12:24 PM
Kudos to Seared. My wife and I enjoyed our dinners on opening night at this "new" restaurant in the "old" Spanish Tavern space at the intersection of Brecksville and Fitzwater Roads. The new operation does justice to this interesting space and is a welcome addition to the restaurant scene in Brecksville. As for the food, we both chose the Filet Gorgonzola (she had the 5 oz size, I the 7 oz selection), with grilled asparagus and honey Dijon redskin potatoes. The steaks were done just right. And our desserts were very good, too. We had a peek at the luncheon menu, and we're looking forward to "doing lunch" here as well.
Rachel Abbey McCafferty (Editor) October 06, 2011 at 01:04 PM
Hi Mindy -- the location is 8188 Brecksville Road. There's a map to the lower right with the address, but it got pushed down the page a bit. Let us know what you think if you try it!
Rachel Abbey McCafferty (Editor) October 06, 2011 at 01:04 PM
Thanks for your feedback, Wallace!
Rachel Abbey McCafferty (Editor) October 06, 2011 at 02:18 PM
Anyone else with a review? I'd love to hear more!
Stacie October 06, 2011 at 07:57 PM
Seared is the new gem in the heart of Brecksville! I visited for dinner this past evening, and I have nothing but wonderful things to say. I was greeted by the hostess (Miriam) who introduced herself with a smile and walked me to a cozy table near the fireplace in the newly renovated bar area. I was then greeted by Caelan, my upbeat assistant server offering beverage service. Courtney was my server, she was also very upbeat as well as professional. Now for the food....FABULOUS!! My compliments to the chef. I had the filet mignon. It was prepared to my liking perfectly, topped with a gorgonzola cheese and complimented with dijon roasted potatoes and asparagus. The presentation alone was very impressive. For dessert I had the lava cake......need I say more? It was chocolate heaven, perfectly paired with vanilla ice cream and a fresh strawberry garnish. The management team has done an amazing job in creating a cozy & upbeat yet classy atmosphere, a welcoming staff and entrees that exceed expectations. Overall seared gets a perfect score from me. I live in the City and have high hopes for this establishment. You have my vote, and a regular customer for life. Keep up the great work!
Rachel Abbey McCafferty (Editor) October 06, 2011 at 08:33 PM
Thanks for your comment, Stacie! The reviews are looking good so far -- anyone else who has visited, what did you think?
Jodie October 07, 2011 at 02:32 PM
My husband and I stopped by Seared last night for a light dinner. We ordered Shrimp Ceviche, chicken soup (which was the soup of the day), the crabcake and a caesar salad. We followed this with the bread pudding (it's loaded with cinnamon, YUM!) and the sorbet. Everything was plated beautifully and absolutely delicious. The service was excellent - they are eager to please. The new management has done a very nice job on the interior of the building - a much needed facelift! Very simple, but elegant. We were happy to see the big heavy doors between the bar & restaurant have been removed making the space much "friendlier". We are looking forward to a return visit!
Rachel Abbey McCafferty (Editor) October 07, 2011 at 04:22 PM
Thanks for your take on it, Jodie. I plan to feature the reader reviews next week, so keep them coming, everyone!
Claudia Haney October 07, 2011 at 09:22 PM
How is the pricing?
Rachel Abbey McCafferty (Editor) October 08, 2011 at 05:10 PM
Good question -- can anyone who's visited there speak to that?
Jodie October 10, 2011 at 01:19 AM
Pricing is a little on the high side in the restaurant area - more "fine dining" appropriate. We paid $12.00 for the shrimp ceviche appetizer. Soup of the day was about $6.00. The steak dinners were in the $25.00+ range. We were told they also have a bar menu - but I assume that would only be available while seated in the bar. One thing I forgot to mention in my first comment...They have an extensive "by-the-glass" wine list available, which is unusual.
Claudia Haney October 10, 2011 at 12:57 PM
I will have to try this restaurant, but I was hoping for a restaurant with pricing closer to Applebee's, Red Lobster, etc. $$'s are a cherished commodity for me, along with many more people. I cannot say that there is any soup I'd want for $6.00, not when Olive Garden offers all you can eat soup for under $6.00. Love to see Seared take off and continue to prosper, but maybe it's too pricey for those of us living in this area. I will probably make that one visit to check it out, but unless they have BOGO offers, that will probably be my only visit. And no Sunday football games??? :)
Rachel Abbey McCafferty (Editor) October 10, 2011 at 03:13 PM
Thanks, Jodie!
Rachel Abbey McCafferty (Editor) October 10, 2011 at 03:15 PM
Let us know when you do try it -- and I'll be sure to let you know if I hear whether they're showing the games on Sunday! Anyone else -- will the prices keep you away? I'm sure Claudia's not alone on that one.
Ron October 11, 2011 at 01:46 PM
The bar was open at 11am. I stopped in about 3:30pm and the bartender Nicole told me I was her first customer of the day. Both NFL games were on the four large screens in HD. Both games were blowouts so I asked Nicole to switch one set of the screens to the Nascar race which she did for me. I had stopped in on Friday and had the seared calamari appetizer with two house made dipping sauces, both were fantastic and it was only $5. If you want Applebees or some pre-made over loaded sodium soups go to Macedonia. If you want high quality fresh made on location meals spend a few dollars and support a local establishment.
Rachel Abbey McCafferty (Editor) October 11, 2011 at 03:02 PM
Thanks for your feedback, Ron -- and Claudia, there's your football game answer!
Jodie October 11, 2011 at 07:35 PM
Ron, Perfect answer to the pricing issue! The quality of the food is outstanding - definitely above the quality level of a chain restaurant.
Claudia Haney October 11, 2011 at 11:51 PM
Good to hear they do have football games. Shame on me for anticipating that they would not have tv's in a "fine dining" restaurant. I wasn't saying I would prefer other restaurants to Seared, but, being retired and living on a fixed income, I was stating that pricing was too high (in my opinion, and that of others I've spoken to who HAVE eaten there, and btw, didn't even get bread or rolls with their meals??!!) I'm really hopeful that Seared is a huge success, but, unfortunately, I don't think I can afford to go there as often as I had hoped I might. But, I will give it a try, and most certainly will let you know how my visit went. GOOD LUCK SEARED!!
Joe See October 19, 2011 at 02:30 PM
We visited this restaurant recently for dinner and we were less than pleased although there is an understanding that bumps do occur with new openings. I do think they will be great soon! Pros: Kudos for bringing your establishment to Brecksville Wonderful table settings Removed booths in the bar area Nice menu selections Cons: Too many table assistants always bumping into each other and not knowing exactly what to do. Staff members singing to each other at their stations after several songs ended which was distracting and rude. Silverware ends too pointy Wrong salad delivered Chicken Balsamico looked like (we don't know what) and was drier than dried paint. Substituted side dish item not present when dinner arrived. Gave up waiting for a dinner knife when asked for a replacement and used spouses after 7 minutes. No sugar offered when ice tea was brought to the table. Manager was apologetic but arrogant. To be honest, he actually seems like he did not give a Sh** if we showed up and ate there and kept saying, “well, we’re new and I’ve opened many restaurants”. I had lunch there 2 days previously and really enjoyed the Calamari. I even ordered it again when my family and I went for dinner. But this time it chewed worse than winter tire tread and could have made it as a stand in for the Disney movie Flubber.
Elizabeth Ganim Marnecheck October 30, 2011 at 09:24 PM
Went to Seared last night and had a wonderful dinner. The sea bass was excellent and my friend had a wonderful tuna dinner. The salads were fresh and very good. The staff was efficient and not intrusive. Prices are reasonable and the redecorating was well worth it. Encourage others to go and see for themselves what Seared is all about.


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