Sarah and I recently got takeout from Brennan’s Colony (ph: 216.371.1010), a family-friendly pub on Lee Rd. and Meadowbrook. We’ve been there numerous times before, but there have been a number of changes over the last year or so. First, they’ve expanded their menu to include more vegetarian options, including this Portabella Ciabatta:

The flavor was outstanding. The combination of balsamic aioli, bleu cheese and carmelized onions make for a very tangy, satisfying sandwich. The Ciabatta itself (basically an Italian sourdough) contributes as well.

Their salads are excellent as always. Sarah ordered the grilled chicken:

The chicken had a nice grill flavor and the greens were crisp and fresh. We hadn’t picked up the new menu yet when we ordered, and Sarah was a little sad she didn’t try the Buffalo Chicken salad. My personal favorite is the Blackened Tuna Salad with balsamic dressing–they’ll also cook it rare if you ask.

Other changes include putting their wraps on the regular menu (they used to be only available at lunch) and adding a hostess station. Seating used to be a bit tricky when it was crowded, so I’m sure having a hostess helps. They’re also probably getting more customers now that the Pub on Lee closed.

They still have an excellent selection of draft beers and a menu of nightly specials that include higher end menu items, e.g. steaks, trout, scallops, and vegetarian pastas. Their adults-only patio is closed in the winter, but it was pretty busy when I had a couple of beers there last summer.

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  • maybellesmom

    Try the mashed potatoes and meatloaf. They are good (filling, so don’t order them with a guinness) but good.

  • Mimi Hargate

    We eat there regularly and are rarely disappointed. Try the Lobster Mac & Cheese or any of the Fish Specials. The staff is friendly and helpful. The patio is one of the best and they were having live music on the patio on Thurs. nights.