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New celebrity chef restaurant opens at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

The F&B offering at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) has been enhanced with the much anticipated opening of Bar Symon.

Located in CLE's AIRMALL, the outlet features "comfort cuisine" and craft cocktails and beers courtesy of celebrity chef, Michael Symon.

“We are thrilled that Michael Symon has a new restaurant in his hometown airport,” says Tina LaForte, vice president of AIRMALL Cleveland.

“Travellers will get a delightful taste of Cleveland from Bar Symon’s scrumptious signature menu and its distinctive décor.”

Located in Concourse C, the 2,100-square-foot restaurant has a full bar and dining area with seating for 89.

The décor celebrates Cleveland’s culinary history with turn-of-the-century photos of the iconic West Side Market, the city’s oldest operating indoor/outdoor market.

The tabletops and florescent light fixtures in the bar utilise reclaimed wood from a Cleveland area bowling alley.
“The new Bar Symon is a welcome addition to the dining scene at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport,” enthuses Robert Kennedy, director of airports, CLE. 

“We are excited that guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the authentic flavors that characterize his dishes.”

The 'farm-to-terminal' menu features chef Symon’s comfort food favourites ranging from Rosemary Fries to Potato and Cheese Pierogis.

Bar Symon prides itself on its award-winning burgers, including the Lola Burger and Fat Doug Burger, made from a custom blend of sirloin, chuck and brisket, free of hormones and antibiotics.

Chef Michael Symon, co-host of ABC’s 'The Chew', winner of Food Network’s 'The Next Iron Chef' and co-author of several cookbooks, owns 20 restaurants throughout the United States. 

With United Concessions Group, he operates Bar Symon restaurants in Washington Dulles International Airport and at the AIRMALLs at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Pittsburgh International Airport.

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