A little bit gourmet, a little bit rock 'n' roll--Chef Matt Fish caters to the funky, friendly, and unpretentious at Cleveland favorite Melt Bar and Grilled.
Winner of more than 30 awards--including accolades from USA Today and Esquire magazine--musician and chef Matt Fish has become a Cleveland icon with his grilled cheese mecca Melt Bar and Grilled.
Chef Fish is committed to serving fresh, high-quality ingredients from scratch in a comfortable atmosphere, what he describes as “comfort food dressed up.” He has received his share of national limelight after being paid visits by Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and Adam Richman on Man v. Food.
A professional chef for more than 20 years and grilled cheese fan for life, Fish first opened Melt in Lakewood in 2006 to establish an eatery that specialized in craft beer while offering unique spins on America’s favorite sandwich. Signature dishes include the Parmageddon, filled with cheddar, sauteed onion, vodka kraut and potato pierogis, and The Dude Abides, which comes stuffed with provolone and romano, homemade meatballs, fried mozzarella, basil marinara and roasted garlic. Ten years later, Fish’s Goliath-sized innovations are what keep everyone coming back for more.
The restaurant, now open in eight locations, has even branched out to Columbus. With the new locations came new accolades, with Chef Fish winning the Small Business Association's 2015 Ohio Small Business Person of the Year.