Closed hot-dog shop will become Westerville Grill

North Lewisburg chef Rick Stevens plans to open Chef Rick's Westerville Grill at 59 S. State St. Full Story
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Unrepentant Cynic

Pickerington, OH

#1 Jan 27, 2010
Sounds like good old American food stuff.
It'll never work though.

Hmm...
Not enough low fat meals.

Wait until the food police show up.

Another CLOSED sign won't be far behind.
best of luck

New York, NY

#2 Jan 27, 2010
my husband and i were just talking about something coming in that was similiar to Westerville Grille...best of luck to you!
ORGANIC PLEASE

George Town, Cayman Islands

#3 Jan 27, 2010
HOW ABOUT SOME NICE, HEALTHY, ORGANIC FOODS.....I AM HOPING THAT A RESTAURANT LIKE NORTH STAR WILL OPEN IN WESTERVILLE. YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A GREAT WINE STORE WITH ORGANIC SELECTIONS IN WESTERVILLE. THIS WOULD BE A PERFECT PAIRING.
PEOPLE.....WE NEED TO ALL EAT ORGANIC. WATCH FOOD INC. OH MY GOSH....
IT SPELLS IT ALL OUT. WE ARE KILLING OURSELVES WITH THE WRONG FOODS.
GOOD LUCK TO THE NEW RESTAURANT. I WILL TRY YOUR CUISINE IF, AND ONLY IF, IT IS ORGANICALLY BASED.
Jim

Marysville, OH

#4 Jan 28, 2010
Glad to see a new restaurant going in there. I will be patronizing it.
cacknballz

Delaware, OH

#5 Jan 31, 2010
ORGANIC PLEASE wrote:
HOW ABOUT SOME NICE, HEALTHY, ORGANIC FOODS.....I AM HOPING THAT A RESTAURANT LIKE NORTH STAR WILL OPEN IN WESTERVILLE. YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A GREAT WINE STORE WITH ORGANIC SELECTIONS IN WESTERVILLE. THIS WOULD BE A PERFECT PAIRING.
PEOPLE.....WE NEED TO ALL EAT ORGANIC. WATCH FOOD INC. OH MY GOSH....
IT SPELLS IT ALL OUT. WE ARE KILLING OURSELVES WITH THE WRONG FOODS.
GOOD LUCK TO THE NEW RESTAURANT. I WILL TRY YOUR CUISINE IF, AND ONLY IF, IT IS ORGANICALLY BASED.
If you do open an organic joint you will only have 2-3 visitors a day.
Mama J

Marysville, OH

#6 Jan 31, 2010
So I take it he's going to nix the restaurant that caught on fire in North Lewisburg a few months back?
bob

Marysville, OH

#7 Jan 31, 2010
i used to work for this guy and he is a scam artsit. he will fuck you over if yo work for him. and he claims so much about his food and he doesnt even make half of it. most of it it frozen then the rest he pys other people shitty wages to make
bob

Marysville, OH

#8 Jan 31, 2010
plus the one that caught fire in north lewisburg wasnt even up to code in the kitchen. i dont think he was operating legally
Chef Rick Stevens

AOL

#9 Feb 2, 2010
bob wrote:
i used to work for this guy and he is a scam artsit. he will fuck you over if yo work for him. and he claims so much about his food and he doesnt even make half of it. most of it it frozen then the rest he pys other people shitty wages to make
Bob I am sure I paid you the wages you where worth, I don't remember a Bob working for me. You should use your real name when calling people names. The Restaurant In north Lewis was in a 100 year old building and was approved and leagal acording to the health department. I hope you have a good life and learn it is better not be so bitter, I will miss North Lewisburg, the building is very old and will be months before it can be brought up to code.
Chef Rick Stevens

AOL

#10 Feb 2, 2010
Mama J wrote:
So I take it he's going to nix the restaurant that caught on fire in North Lewisburg a few months back?
I will not be reopening the North Lewisburg Restaurant, The building needs a complete rebuild because it is 100 years old and will take several more months. Maybe even a year. The fire did very little damage but the county deemed it unsafe for structial reasons and will not allow it to reopen until all support beams are replaced and brick work redone. I will miss the wondrful people of north lewisburg some of the beat and most loyal customers I have ever had. As I do not own the building I have no control as to the work being completed.
Chef Rick Stevens

AOL

#11 Feb 2, 2010
Unrepentant Cynic wrote:
Sounds like good old American food stuff.
It'll never work though.
Hmm...
Not enough low fat meals.
Wait until the food police show up.
Another CLOSED sign won't be far behind.
We will have some low fat and several healthy meals
Chef Rick Stevens
chad shuster

Columbus, OH

#12 Feb 2, 2010
so when are they gonna open for business im looking for a job in town ill wash dishes best of luck to the new ownership i just might check out this new place tomorraw
Grill Neighbor

Westerville, OH

#13 Feb 2, 2010
WELCOME! We are very excited to have a diner coming back into this spot! We live just behind the elementary school and loved being able to walk over to the grill for any meal! You will do great in Westerville! Best of luck!!

By the way - Uptown Market failed miserably after attempting to go organic/local goods. Too pricey with too little selection. Not recommended and not what Westerville needs!
bubba

Marysville, OH

#14 Feb 5, 2010
its the cafe all over again
Pamela

New Britain, CT

#15 Mar 3, 2010
We were in Rick's Grill today, and the waitress, Liz, just sucked. After 1/2 hour of waiting for our food, we watched it sit in the window for 5 minutes, while she walked by the appetizer 3 times (along with the 6 other staff members at the counter), then sat down to bond and hug on her boyfriend. When we finally got her attention, she came over and asked if we needed something. Well, duh! I asked when we might see our appetizer, and she looked over at the window, and said, "They just put it up". Nope, they didn't. I watched it for 5 minutes and wondered if anyone was going to see who it belonged to. Then, we watched our meals sit in the window for 5 minutes, again while she was sitting with her boyfriend, some other waitress brought it over, and half the sandwich fell apart onto the table. Nice! Needless to say, I didn't eat that part. My bread was supposed to be toasted, there should have been cheese on my sandwich, but neither happened.

So, we will definitely not be going back there. It shouldn't have taken an hour to eat a quick lunch of sandwiches at a diner that has 6 tables, and too many people working there. Plus, it was overpriced. We'll stick to going to Old Bag of Nails or something for our overpriced sandwiches.
Big Ed

Westerville, OH

#16 Mar 5, 2010
Come on people, give Westerville Grille a chance. They have to find the right people for front and back of the house and its hard to find good quality staff. It will come.
Grill Neighbor

Westerville, OH

#17 Mar 5, 2010
Thank you Big Ed! Does anyone remember the service at Old Bag when it first opened?! Terrible! This is a new restaurant that will have it's trials before running smoothly - like all others new restaurants! Shame on you residents (although Pamela is NOT a resident and/or native it appears) for being so rude and unwelcoming!
Blake

Westerville, OH

#18 Mar 5, 2010
Thanks Neighbor, we are tring real hard to work out the kinks. We are all working hard and very much appericiate the buisness this past week.
Foodie

Westerville, OH

#19 Mar 7, 2010
You have to have good food from the start. People will forgive slow service (at first) if the food is worth waiting for. I heard this guy is a "Certified Master Chef". Doesn't take a CMC to open cans and boxes...

Go check out Mudflats Bar & Grill in Galena - they know good food!
Cleveland Brown

Lima, OH

#20 Mar 7, 2010
Foodie is on the mark, he is not a CMC. Not even close. Everything he makes is from a box, bag, mix, or frozen. The people of North Lewisburg that I have talked to(which is quite a few)are estatic to see him go. Westerville can have him. Goodluck to all of you. Keep your eyes & ears open especially if you work for him.

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