While at Frederick’s you will see the Fred Parks is passionate about food and wine, and his primary goal is excellence, not making a fortune. “Decent restaurants should be cherished and valued, and we should reward them with our customer service,” said Parks.
By JAMES W. WADE III
Frederick's Wine and Dine is a new restaurant to the city of Warrensville Heights, creating a casual, friendly sophisticated full service restaurant and lounge. It features a stage for live entertainment in a supper club atmosphere.
Located at 22005 Emery Roadyou'll enjoy a warm welcoming ambiance with rich mahogany accent, this is a place to get some great food and hear great music. They serve great food with flavor that make you want to try everything on the menu.
The large television screens are in the bar area for those who want to keep up on current events or sports and a state of the art juke box and stylish fireplace. .
The restaurant opened in 2011, with the vision of Frederick (Fred) M. Parks Jr., who grew up in Warrensville Hts, and wanted to come back to his city and give back. Being in the catering business for years, it was always his dream to open his own restaurant.
Parks approaches his unique dishes with creativity, using only the highest quality ingredients that offer premium freshness and taste. “My concept behind cooking and being a good chef is, first good quality food products and using items from the local markets, not limiting myself to rules but rather using the basic principles of cooking along with a well-trained staff,” says Chef Parks.
Part of the fun in eating out is the fact that it’s an unhurried social experience, with plenty of time to interact with your dining companions. There’s something about the restaurant setting that encourages relaxed conversation and enjoyment of food and wine.
On any day people can start with lunch at 11 a.m. everyday and a new Wednesday Blues night with bands playing the blues all evening. While listening to the bands you can wine and dine in the spacious dinning area or enjoy food and drinks at the 50 ft custom built granite bar that seems to be a natural gathering place.
If your sole purpose is coming there, of course, is to eat, he uses fresh ingredients and the menu offers something for everyone, as well as sandwiches or entrees. Frederick’s is one of the best locations to get some grilled salmon. Each entrée comes with a hand tossed salad, made as you order your food.
Already Parks has plans to expand with a patio in July that will have live music and opening a wall to have a separate party room with a special menu and various party packages that will include invitations and everything needed for your party, a one stop spot.
They offer an exclusive wine list and will soon offer appetizer, salad, entrée and a bottle of wine, all for one price. Ultimately, the food makes a great restaurant but, the environment also contributes. The ambiance can't distract from the food or the experience. The service has been excellent each time I have been there.
While sitting and enjoying your dining experience, you may sometimes see Chef Parks in one outfit and then look a few minutes later and see him in a different outfit. No need to panic, yes you are seeing double, Chef parks has a twin brother who frequents the place regularly.
Successful restaurants often offer great dining experiences that you only notice when you experience the same things going wrong in bad restaurants. So although I suspect it would be a lot easier to write about what makes a bad restaurant, I am glad to write and recommend this great place.
While atFrederick’s you will see the Fred Parks is passionate about food and wine, and his primary goal is excellence, not making a fortune. “Decent restaurants should be cherished and valued, and we should reward them with our customer service,” said Parks.
Enjoy your favorite happy hour specials Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday: Burger, Homemade chips, and Budweiser for $5, Tuesday is .35 wings with seven sauces.Frederick’s is open for lunch and Dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. You have to call ahead to make reservation especially on the weekends. Call (216) 581-Jazz (5299).