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At Musketeers, you’ll be in good company whether you’re popping over from one of the nearby business parks or are a local resident looking for a great place to sip and sup.


Musketeers

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Published: 11/06/2012

by Peneope Derethik

All for fun and fun for all is an apt motto for Musketeers Bar and Grill, in Richfield. It’s just the kind of place where you walk in and immediately feel at home. From the casual ambience and professional service to the virtually limitless beer selection and outstanding house made foods, it’s the spot where you just want to kick back and relax.

 

Although nearly a decade old, and under the new ownership of Nick Kostandaras III and Dave Fontana, this family-friendly sports-minded eatery has really come into its own.

 

“We get patrons from all over the area,” says general manager Mike Malone, who came on board a little over a year ago. “Our clientele ranges from suits and ties from the nearby business parks to local residents to who are looking for a great place to sip and sup.”

 

Nick, who besides his ownership duties is at the helm in the kitchen alongside assistant Dave Blakeslee, is forever coming up with new dishes to tempt your taste buds. The Athena, made of mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, and kalamata olives, is piled high with spit-roasted gyro meat and slathered in house-made garlic tzatzaki sauce. Try the Warthog Stack, stuffed with slow-roasted BBQ pulled pork, bacon, cheddar cheese, coleslaw, and crispy onion rings grilled between two slabs of thick white bread.

 

The fiery Triple X burger is dusted with Cajun seasonings then topped with cheddar cheese, jalapeno peppers and an onion ring, with spicy siracha remoulade to finish, and is served with garlic mashers and seasoned broccoli.

 

But one of the most compelling reasons to visit Musketeers is the pizza. According to Mike, the kitchen follows the same recipe created by the original owners.

 

“People have been longtime fans of Romito’s Pizza and that goes back to the beginning,” says Mike. “We’ve continued that tradition, making our dough fresh each day and using only the best ingredients.”

 

The daily specials are hard to beat and include the wildly popular Steak Night on Thursdays, when an eight-ounce strip steak, complete with baked potato and salad, can be had for a mere $7 and everything at the bar is available for $3 after 5 p.m.

 

Speaking of the bar. This is where beer rules.

 

“We offer 16 working taps that change out regularly, along with a rotating selection of 100 bottled beers from across the country, around the world, and, of course, local selections like Great Lakes Brewery and Fatheads. No matter what your taste in brew, you’re likely to find it here,” says Mike.

 

Need a place for a sports banquet, corporate lunch or a fundraising effort?
“We can and will host groups from just a few up to 200,” says Mike. “No matter what the size of your party, we’re happy to work with you to accommodate your needs and select a menu that’s just what you’re looking for.”

 

Since the owners Nick and Dave are both local residents, they’ve become very dedicated to giving back to the community, in particular to the Revere school system. In the past they’ve hosted golf outings, bike runs and spaghetti dinners, as well as fundraisers for personal interests, like autism and juvenile diabetes. Since taking over, the team has raised thousands of dollars for community groups and those in need.

 

“We really believe in giving back to the community that supports us,” says Nick “It’s the right thing to do.”

 

Musketeers is located at 3027 Brecksville Road, in Richfield, and is open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., Monday through Sunday. For more information, call 330-659-4111.