Discount Dining in Fairlawn: Hyde Park Happy Hour
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse | 4073 Medina Rd | Fairlawn, OH
Hello, Hyde Park … we meet again.
I first blogged about Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse when my wife Tiffany and I visited the Beachwood location during Cleveland Restaurant Week, an annual two-week event every November in which member restaurants of Cleveland Independents offer special three-course price-fixe menus for $33. It serves as a fun and cost-effective way for diners to sample potentially new and/or high-end eateries throughout the region.
I know what you’re thinking—Steve, you actually went back to Hyde Park for a regular dinner? To answer your question … no, no I didn’t. Especially not after visiting Marble Room. Keep in mind, I’ve yet to start my new private sector job. Until now, I was a grossly underpaid employee of Cuyahoga County Public Library. So, why would I take my wife out to Hyde Park for dinner, you ask? Simple—they have happy hour!
We hit up Hyde Park’s Fairlawn location last week. While not as physically impressive as the Beachwood spot, there’s still a lot to like—Hyde Park in Summit County is located at Route 18 and I-77, near all the hotels, retail spaces and offices in Fairlawn. Adjacent to the Holiday Inn, it’s only 10 minutes from downtown Akron, 20 minutes from Canton, and 30 minutes from downtown Cleveland. Side note: That information comes straight from my head, not from the restaurant’s website. 😉
Hyde Park’s happy hour features cocktails and bar plates. Drinks—ranging from $6 to $8—include a black cherry old fashioned, a cosmopolitan, martinis and a spicy & smokey margarita. Food options—five in total, ranging from $5 to $7—are bruschetta-style flatbread, oysters, calamari, sirloin sliders and the Rockefeller flatbread (bacon, caramelized onions, spinach, boursin sauce, provolone and mozzarella). Side note: delicious complimentary bread is provided to diners.
Tiffany and I ordered calamari, sirloin sliders and the Rockefeller flatbread. I was pleased with all three, as the taste and presentation hit the mark. The calamari, to me, was the best of the bunch—it was generously portioned, firm and complemented by a tasty mango sweet salsa. The sirloin sliders—accompanied by a heap of crispy onion straws—were tender and fresh. Though it possessed a bit too much spinach, the flatbread was sizable and employed a soft dough. Plus, I’m a sucker for carmelized onions.
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🍷🍷🍷 I’m a fan of Hyde Park. The atmosphere is classy and upscale without being pretentious. Moreover, their happy hour—available in the bar area Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.—offers significant savings on food and drink. My only suggestion to the restaurant—include beer and wine on the happy hour menu!
Hyde Park has lots of locations throughout the state (and country, for that matter). Chances are you’ll see me at their Beachwood spot … or Fairlawn … or downtown … or Westlake … or Columbus … Cheers!
Coming Friday: High tea in Broadview Heights—we’ll visit The Macaron Tea Room.