About Beau’s Grille

Chef Beau Schmidt at the age of 19, opened his first restaurant, the Oakwood Grill. Beau’s next move was to Crocker’s in the Valley, where for the next nine years he was the manager and chef. In 1993, Beau and his partner opened Beau’s Tavern in the Valley. In December of 2000, Beau moved to the Fairlawn area and made his final move to the former Market Street Grille at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel and Suites in November of 2003.

Accomplishments and Awards

2014 Beacon’s Best
(Top 10)

Best Chef – Beau Schmidt
• Fine Dining
• Seafood
• Happy Hour
• Martinis
• Patio
• Wine Bar

Beacon's Best 2012 Top 102014 Akron Life
(Top 5)
1st Place Best Local Patio Dining
• Top Local Chef

2013 Akron Life
(Top 5)
• Most Inventive Chef Beau Schmidt

2012 Akron Life
1st Place Best Outdoor Dining

2011 Akron Life
(Top 5)
• Best Power Lunch
• Best Seafood
• Best Cocktail

2013 Akron Beacon Journals “Beacon’s Best” Poll

Beacon's Best 2013 1st PlaceBeacon's Best 20131st Place for Happy Hour
• 3rd Place for Patio
• 3rd Place for Chef
• 3rd Place for Fine Dining
• Top Ten Seafood
• Top Ten Romantic Dining
• Top Ten Casual
• Top Ten Appetizers
• Top Ten Wine Bar
• Top Ten Live Entertainment

2012 Top 10 Finalist in the Akron Beacon Journals “Beacon’s Best” Poll

Beacon's Best 2012 Top 10• Top Ten for Happy Hour

• Top Ten for Patio

• Top Ten for Wine Selection

• Top Ten Appetizers

• Top Ten Chef

• Top Ten Desert

• Top Ten Fine Dining

• Top Ten Romantic Dining

• Top Ten Seafood

• Top Ten Steak

2011 Top 10 Finalist in the Akron Beacon Journals “Beacon’s Best” Poll

Best Appetizer

Best Chef

Fine Dining

All awards are from the Northern Ohio Live Magazine Reader’s Poll

Best New Restaurant

Best Steak

Best Restaurant Akron

Best Place for Lunch

Best Appetizer

Best Casual Dining

Best Hotel Dining

Best Business Lunch

Best Chef

Best Dessert

Executive Staff

Les Dennis
Les Dennis
Food & Beverage Manager
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Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith
AM Restaurant Manager
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Shelley Carver
Shelley Carver
PM Restaurant Manager
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