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“Hidden in Plain Sight”

Wiseguys Lounge and Grille
Ranked #218 of 528 Restaurants in Akron
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

The restaurant has been in business for a few years now. We went in the very beginning to follow a chef to the new restaurant. And then continued to return as that chef moved on. We have never been disappointed in the food. It is always tasty and we leave happy. Our current favorite items are the crab bisque and rib eye. We often will enjoy appetizers and take a steak home for the next day. The staff is friendly. The food is excellent. it's a nice place for a quiet evening with friends or a celebration.

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4  Thank MissDoug
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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a restaurant you should try--and if you were disappointed when it first reopened (used to be Anthe's) you should try it again. We have eaten there 6 times in the past year and have always been blown away by the excellence of their kitchen. The food--particularly the halibut--is wonderful. While it was at first overpriced, their current pricing is more than fair. Ambience is pleasingly old school and the service is friendly, though they can get overwhelmed easily and then the service slows markedly. This would have been a 5 star but for that unfortunate fact. Really, you should try this place!

1  Thank Michael B
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Reviewed August 28, 2015

We have dined here twice and found it to be pleasant enough. Some of the menu items we sampled were quite good. One test item for us is usually calamari, and they did a very nice job with this. On one evening, they served a seared salmon special that was outstanding -- quality ingredients with excellent preparation. Not everything was to this same standard (rice pilaf was tasteless and dipping oil was poor quality). but most items were well-prepared. The place tries to be up-scale and is in some ways. Our advice is to choose wisely from their menu, and ask for advice from the wait staff who seemed to us to be quite accommodating. There is a dining room and lounge bar, and the bar side can be a bit noisy. However, it is a generally cordial place with repeat clientele who tend to be beyond the age of young rowdies. Since we fall into that same category, we'll probably return.

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1  Thank PCmonkey
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Reviewed June 18, 2015

We used to love this place when it was Anthe's so maybe our opinions are tougher based on an unfair comparison. It's never crowded but always friendly. The owner and bartenders are great. We were surprised that they ran out of Grey Goose on a Friday. Had dinner in the bar because the restaurant side is always so empty and the food was great. Always have a good meal when we are there. Would love to see their business pick up and get a bigger following. Try it; you'll really like the place, the food and the people.

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Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have visited Wise Guys 4 times since they opened last year. In the beginning the food was fresh and good. Service has always been spotty, but last night it was horrendous! My friend and I arrived at 6 p.m. on a Monday. There were 3 other tables in the dining room with patrons. We did not get our drinks til after 6:30, not even water! No food arrived until almost 7. We wanted to order scallops or scampi, but when we inquired as to how long ago were these items delivered, we were told scallops 4 days ago, scampi 2. No seafood should be kept more than 2 days. We ordered steaks and they were quite good, but it took forever to get our check. 2 1/2 hours later we were done. Sorry, I wanted to support you, but I cannot.

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1  Thank Tripleb358
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