What: Noosa Bistro, a fine dining restaurant in Mentor that has been around for more than 20 years.
Where it’s located: 9500 Diamond Centre Drive, on the south side of Diamond Centre Drive, just east of Heisley Road in Mentor.
When it’s open: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday; bar open until midnight every night.
Why you should go: Great ambience, impeccable service, and an exceptional bar, accompanied by solid menu options, explain why Noosa has been among the mainstays on the Mentor dining scene for more than 20 years.
What you should eat: The balsamic drizzle on Noosa’s truffle fries helps the appetizer stand out from the pack. The crab dip, a layer of cheese resting atop the slightly sweet concoction and served with toasted baguette slices, is a solid dish.
How to get more information: 440-953-1088, noosabistro.com
A version of this story was originally published on News-Herald.com. Image: The crab dip appetizer at Noosa Bistro is served with toasted baguette slices and is slightly sweet (photo by Mark Koestner).