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SPOTLIGHT: Melt Bar and Grilled

Melt Bar

Matt Fish, Owner of Melt Bar and Grilled coming to Easton in December 2014.

Cbus Chic: What is Melt Bar and Grilled

Matt Fish, owner: Melt Bar and Grilled is a very unique restaurant based in Cleveland, Ohio. Melt specializes in gourmet grilled cheese, a large craft beer list & specialty cocktails all presented in a very fun and eclectic atmosphere. The unique experience offered at Melt is an all encompassing delight to the senses. Affectionately called the “Melt Experience” by the staff, which involves the great food, personal service and the fun atmosphere.


Cbus Chic: How was the idea for Melt Bar and Grilled conceived?

Fish: The idea for Melt Bar and Grilled was created by owner/founder Matt Fish. While cutting his teeth in the Cleveland restaurant scene and playing in local punk rock & roll bands the idea was born. Matt wanted to create the perfect restaurant and bar that would cater to all walks of life with a fun and non-pretentious vibe. Presenting amazing culinary driven food in a very comfortable atmosphere centered around craft beer was his ultimate goal.


Cbus Chic: What are some examples of the menu options?

Fish: Melt Bar and Grilled is the ultimate comfort food paradise. The gourmet grilled cheese menu makes almost any comfort food cuisine possible. The theory at Melt is “if we can fit it on a grilled cheese we will!” Melt is also very vegetarian and vegan friendly with many amazing options for all.

Some of the favorite menu items are as follows –

  • Parmageddon / potato & onion pierogi, fresh napa vodka kraut, sautéed onions, sharp cheddar
  • Cuban War Pig / honey ham, roasted pulled pork, mojo glazed pork belly, fried pickle spears, honey mustard, swiss
  • Winter Chicken / roasted pulled chicken, sautéed onions & peppers, tortilla crusted mozzarella wedges, honey chipotle sauce, pepper-jack
  • The Dude Abides / homemade meatballs, fried mozzarella wedges, basil marinara, roasted garlic, provolone & romano
  • Godfather / 3 cheese lasagna with fresh fennel-oregano pasta sheets, basil marinara, roasted garlic, provolone & romano
  • Shrimp po boy / pan fried shrimp, cornbread hushpuppies, tomato chipotle jam, white bbq sauce, arugula, pepper-jack
  • The Good Burger / house made vegan burger, piquanté pepper hummus, pickled cucumber & red onion salad, arugula, muenster & feta
  • Peanut Butter & Banana / caramelized banana, house made peanut butter, sweet cream cheese, candied peanuts, mixed berry preserves


Cbus Chic: What is the price range?

Fish: Melt Bar and Grilled strives to provide amazing food quality and quantity at an affordable price. Melt is big on flavor, portion size and value. The menu entree pricing is between $6.50-$14.50 and an average dinner for 2 is around $35-$40.


Cbus Chic: When did Melt Bar and Grill open?

Fish: Melt Bar and Grilled opened its first location in Lakewood, Ohio in 2006. They have continued to expand since and are soon to have six locations in Cleveland and Columbus.


Cbus Chic: Where are its locations?

Fish: Lakewood, Ohio; Cleveland Heights, Ohio; Independence, Ohio; Mentor, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio in the Short North District; Columbus, Ohio at Easton Gateway


Cbus Chic: What should our readers know about the opening of the new location?

Fish: The new Melt Bar and Grilled location at Easton Gateway will be opening in December 2014. We are part of a new development at Easton which is very exciting. The new Easton Gateway location will be unique in size, shape and decor. All Melt locations are very similar yet very different for each other. This particular location will have an original mural painted by famed Cleveland artist Jake Kelly. It will also have a very unique exterior light effect. This special lighting will create a light show in the windows each night.


Cbus Chic: What can are readers expect from a visit to Melt Bar and Grill?

Fish: Readers can expect awesome award winning food, great service and a fun eclectic atmosphere. The readers can expect an experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the world except at Melt Bar and Grilled. Readers can expect an unforgettable experience that entertains and delights all the senses.


Cbus Chic: Where can our readers go to learn more?

Fish: Our website at

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