87 west 2 opens in crocker park

The Gamekeeper’s group, the people that own, well, Gamekeeper’s in Chagrin Falls, as well as The Inn of Chagrin Falls, Bass Lake Tavern and the original 87 W, have recently opened a spin-off of the original, called 87 W 2 in Crocker Park.

The wine bar will feature a selection of 120 wines from Ohio and the globe, as well as martinis, local brews and specialty coffees. To soak up your alcohol, the menu will feature a variety of cheeses, tapas and desserts. According to the press release, signature dishes include: sweet lump crab meat tacos, Tuscan pulled chicken melt. Ritz crusted Australian lamb loin and Maine lobster nachos.

Jonathan Guest will serve as executive chef. Guest, who has never stepped foot in a culinary school, was previously executive chef at XO.

I haven’t checked this place out, but definitely plan to – especially since I have two sisters close by. We’re fans of the original 87 W. I admit the wine list there could use some help, but the patio in the summer is fantastic and they carry a variety of cheeses from Baricelli.

Look for the Gamekeeper’s group to strike again in the very near future, this time with a gourmet cafe next to the Inn, Tavern and 87 W (they basically own that street in the Falls), called Village Exchange.


  1. Alexa
    Posted March 27, 2008 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    i stopped in this place on saturday. it is fabulous. as long as you don’t mind the glow of the huge dick’s sporting good sign. ha.

    there also is a nice outdoor fireplace that looks oh so cozy for a nice fall evening.

    i didn’t get to drink or eat anything, just peaked in. but from what i saw i was very impressed.

  2. D
    Posted March 28, 2008 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    We also stopped in Saturday night but we did enjoy some food & drinks. We were very impressed with everything we had, especially the lobster nachos. One of the most impressive things was the service, it was amazing! Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and the wines. I think that’s very impressive for a place that has been open less than a month.

    Can’t wait to read what you think about it.

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