At Jojo’s Bar in Chagrin Falls, Italian Trattoria Meets Classic American Chophouse

Apr 05, 2022 196

BY: Douglas Trattner

“Now this is a bread basket,” a tablemate declared. In the age of dwindling amenities, Jojo’s Bar welcomes guests with a linen napkin-lined silver bowl overflowing with a cornucopia of fresh-baked treats. Tucked within are poofy seeded rolls, slices of artisan bread and shards of thin, crispy lavash. On the side are ramekins filled with soft salt-capped butter.

“That’s how you kick off a meal,” another guest replied. The amount of restaurant tinkering that has occurred in downtown Chagrin Falls over the past few years has been nearly impossible to keep up with. At the intersection of West and River streets alone, diners followed along as Jekyll’s Kitchen gave way to 17 River Grille and Gamekeeper's Tavern transitioned to Bull and Bird, before being completely reimagined as Jojo’s Bar. 

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