The Rusty Anchor at the Music Box is Cleveland’s favorite fine dining restaurant located on the West Bank of the Flats. Located on the riverfront, our patrons have access to some of the best views of the city. Whether you are sitting in our dining room or on our dockside patio, you’ll be able to enjoy the lovely riverfront and cityscape views while sipping on a cocktail or enjoying a meal.
About Our Menu:
Our menu focuses on seafood, steaks, and chops, with the addition of local favorite dishes. Drawing on locally sourced food products, Chef Dennis & The Rusty Anchor have created hearty dishes that are sure to please the palate.
Our on staff sommelier also strives to ensure the latest drafts, crafts, and wines are in stock.
About our Chef:
Chef Dennis Devies originally hails from Alliance, Ohio. With nothing but a Jimmy Buffett CD, $1000, and high hopes he set off after culinary school to work under Chef Dave Kendrick at St.Croix. After gaining a few years of experience, he moved back to Ohio where he would spend nine years as the executive sous-chef at Brookside Country Club during the busy season, while continuing to work in the islands during the off season. In 2014 he was hired by the Millers to become the executive chef of The Rusty Anchor and Music Box.
Working at the Music Box and The Rusty Anchor has meant more than just creating a menu and cooking food for Chef Dennis, it’s been about creating an experience. Having opened a well-known space, with amazing views opened the opportunity to host events and weddings. Creating the menu and preparing the food for these events is something that Chef Dennis insists on. Why?
“I like to see the satisfaction on each and every guest’s face as they sit down and enjoy their meal,” he explains. “There’s something to be said about being a part of an event and watching the guests be able to take away a memory of a great time, with good people, and excellent food.”
Having dedicated his entire life to the food industry, Chef Dennis is often recognized for his talents and his skills in the industry, and credits his hardworking team for his success.
“They keep things fun, but when it’s show time they’re good about putting their game faces on,” he says. “We get the job done, and have a good time doing it.”
Having also won the Most Mouthwatering Menu award for Cleveland’s Restaurant Week, Chef Dennis competed against some of the biggest restaurant names in Cleveland and walked away with an award chosen by the attendees of the kickoff event. This award is something he’s very proud of.
“This kitchen is something we’ve had to build from the ground up,” he says with a smirk. “Winning an award of that caliber in our second year is an honor and it’s pretty cool.”
When asked about what he likes most about Cleveland, his response is one word. Everything. “I like the food scene, I like the atmosphere, and I LOVE the Indians.”
What you should take away: the most important thing to Chef Dennis is delivering a good product and guest satisfaction.