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The Brickhouse is Solid: Young Restaurateur Continues Family Tradition

Brickhouse Restaurant and Bar is a short drive down Alexis Road. Housed in the former Ahmed’s (which then, for a short time, became Chubby’s and then Sardini’s) on Alexis Road, east of Lewis Avenue, Brickhouse opened in January 2023. The restaurant has been completely redone, featuring a bar along the back wall, plenty of seating at booths and tables throughout the space. 

Frank Elmazi, 33, Brickhouse owner and operator, has restaurant experience, working with his family, which is an asset that truly shines. Elmazi’s family has run the American Table eateries in the area for years, along with the Red Star Diner across the Michigan line in Temperance. Frank struck out on his own with Brickhouse and has done a good job of creating a welcoming atmosphere with a varied menu and good food. 

A variety of good options 

The menu has starters including shrimp, mussels and wings along with the usual pub fare of fried treats with the addition of Wisconsin cheese curds. A wide variety of sandwiches, wraps and burgers are available along with salads and flatbreads. Entrees include ribs, steaks, several chicken preparations and perch and cod. Specials the night we visited included chili mac, a hot roast beef sandwich, a turkey sandwich, prime rib and a few others. Most entrees and sandwiches come with sides and all are served with a smile and enthusiasm. 

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Our group enjoyed the firecracker shrimp appetizer and then entrees including chicken parmesan and chicken marsala, chili mac, a reuben sandwich, the coconut shrimp and a NY strip steak. Preceded by a salad or soup (the French onion was very good) and accompanied by cole slaw, baked potato, fries, onion rings, pasta or a vegetable, the portion sizes were generous and the food was served hot. 

Service and accessibility make this an easy choice

The wait staff is beyond pleasant, moving on to friendly, and that makes the Brickhouse experience one that will have guests coming back. Good humor and helpful suggestions concerning menu selections made us feel at home and comfortable. There is plenty of parking and easy access to the seating. The entire place is noticeably clean, including the bathrooms.

The background music is kept at a level which allows for easy conversation.  

For dessert we shared six battered and fried oreos with whipped cream and chocolate and caramel sauce (we couldn’t resist), which capped a great meal with a sweet treat. The Brickhouse delivers good food at a fair price and excellent service in a comfortable atmosphere. We will visit again, and so should you!

M – Th 11am – 9pm; Fri-Sat 11 am – 10pm; Sun Noon – 9pm. 535 W Alexis Rd. (419) 214-0465 Facebook Brickhouse Restaurant

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