Cleveland's 25 Best Restaurants of 2019
May 9, 2019
We are honored to be named one of the 25 best restaurants in Cleveland by Cleveland Magazine! "With such a small footprint, snagging an open table or a seat at the bar on the weekend here is a feat, since locals know chef and owner Rusty James Phillips is a genius in the kitchen. So listen to us when we say that it's worth the trip to the sleepy lakeside community just to get a taste of what Phillips is cooking up for his seasonal small plates menu."
25 Hard-to-Get Cleveland Tables That Are Totally Worth It
April 12, 2019
Cleveland Scene Magazine: "The Pompadour is a ways away, but absolutely worth the trip and the scheduling. Be sure to call ahead, and take in the great views and scrumptious tapas."
The Pompadour in Fairport Harbor Delivers Tapas Worth the Drive
August 1, 2018
Douglas Trattner, critically-acclaimed freelance writer and dining editor for Cleveland Scene Magazine, notes: "We worked our way through a third of the menu with one regret: that we didn't have room for more."
The Pompadour is a Tapas Paradise
June 7, 2018
Kim Schneider, managing editor of Cleveland Magazine: "Playfully named as a nod to a hair salon that once occupied the space, it still feels more like an intimate neighborhood bar than somewhere where you'd expect to find a stellar small plates menu and creative cocktail program. But that's the beauty of Pompadour -- it's not flashy or showy. It doesn't pretend to be anything more than a hidden gem serving simple, stripped down tapas that let the four or five ingredients shine."
Pompadour, in former Fairport Harbor dive bar, astounds diners with creative tapas
August 29, 2018
Lake County News-Herald's travel and dining editor, Janet Podolak: "Word of [Rusty Phillips'] bold, innovative food has spread to Cleveland's West Side, Erie, Pennsylvania, and beyond, luring diners to seek out his tapas-style dishes in the restaurant borrowing its name from the beauty shop that once occupied the space."
Small plates of The Pompadour big addition to Fairport Harbor
October 26, 2016
Lake County News-Herald restaurant reviewer, Mark Koestner's, visit left him "impressed with everything about The Pompadour. The service was excellent, and the creativity that food trucks have always seemed to embody definitely carries over to this brick-and-mortar establishment. Quality food and drinks in a cool atmosphere make for the night-time experience this great daytime area needed."