The Food Court: Frederick’s Wine and Dine
KIMBERLEE TRUMBO | 9/4/2013, 3:03 p.m.
At least once a week, we all decide that we want to eat a particular food group. It may be chicken, steak, pasta, or fish. We then try to think of an eatery which will satisfy our taste without breaking the bank. Last week, I was in the mood for fish and embarked upon a journey to search it out. Having worn out my normal haunts, I wanted something new. I landed at Frederick’s Wine and Dine on Emery Road in Warrensville Heights.
I was greeted by a very pleasant, smiling maître de named Michael. There were two of us. I’m sure everyone has that friend that likes to try out new places. You know, the one who is going to start that diet with you… next time. My food companion is my good friend Leathea. We were seated at a clean, quiet table and told our server would be right along, and he was. Harold practically read the menu to us and answered a common question, “What do you recommend?” Harold answered with a smile, “Everything.” We settled on a spinach artichoke and chips appetizer and the perch for an entrée.
The dip was served hot, smooth and delicious. There was more than enough to share with some leftover for later. The perch was cooked just right and the filets were a good size. The hand cut fries were well-seasoned, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. The cole slaw was missing but the portions were generous and filling. While reflecting upon our good meal with the usual clothes adjustment, Harold presented us with a fruit plate of cantaloupe and strawberries. Nice touch! Our meal was well worth the nominal price of $10. You can always tell when the food is good, too busy chewing to talk. Ours was not the only table lacking conversation.
Frederick’s boasts live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights as well as an extravagant buffet on the first Sunday of every month. The buffet features all of your grandma’s favorites and a few new items which will satisfy the palettes of every family member. Reservations are highly recommended.
If you are looking for a nice place to network and socialize, Happy Hour fits the bill. Guests will enjoy a beautiful mahogany fifty (50) foot custom made bar. The ultimate in comfort. The restaurant has plenty of room to host a private party or event as well. Your guests will be delighted with the food and the ambiance.
As we got ready to depart, the owner Frederick Parks inquired as to our visit. Next time we’ll sit on the patio.