Marion's Mediterranean Restaurant & Tapas Bar

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“I knew that if I ever had my own restaurant, I wanted to offer the people of this area a variety of authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Whether you enjoy Italian, Greek or French foods, often it’s just a matter of how something is prepared that gives it the flavor of a particular region.” —Chef Marion Smith

Categories: Eastside Food & Dining

Chef Marion Smith has come from the most iconic restaurants such as Classics in Cleveland, Geraci’s in Cleveland Heights and Waters in Hudson, all after studying classic French cuisine at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA).

Marion's Mediterranean Restaurant and Tapas Bar, located inside Holiday Inn Cleveland Northeast in Mentor, continuously pushes the boundaries by offering many unique appetizers and entrees along with a few signature one-of-a-kind dishes sure to become favorites.

Marion’s style is all about taking something familiar and adding a new twist. The handmade pastas include the fruitti di mar, which combines squid and tarragon red pepper linguini pastas with clams, lobster, scallops, carrots and turnips in a fresh herb smoked jalapeno lobster sauce. Marion’s filet of salmon is stuffed with a shrimp mousse and served over gazpacho sauce.

Part of Marion’s commitment is to take advantage of the food and drink produced right here in Ohio. Whenever possible, Marion’s uses local produce and meats and is proud to showcase local wines and whiskey. “Ohio has much to offer in locally produced food and drink,” says Marion. “We take advantage of what’s fresh, and local whiskey and wines are always on the menu. I like to offer some wines you can’t get anyplace else. It makes your night out a little more special.”

Marion’s Mediterranean Restaurant and Tapas Bar is a unique place to gather with friends and family and experience award-winning food in a relaxed environment. The main dining room and Tapas Bar offer live music, and the hotel can handle large and small groups for weddings, corporate functions or reunions.

Marion’s Mediterranean Restaurant and Tapas Bar is located at 7701 Reynolds Rd in Mentor. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and closed on Sunday. Reservations are available through or call 440-951-7100. For more information visit the website or Marion’s Facebook page.