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Crop Bistro & Bar Restaurant Review: Occupying two expansive floors, Crop Bistro & Bar is housed in a space reminiscent of NYC's Grand Central Station's Main Concourse with soaring ceilings, a glittery bar and an 18-person chef’s table that overlooks an immaculate open kitchen. Unlike in the Big Apple, this locale is close to Cleveland’s famous West Side Market. The menu hints at culinary imagination and a sense of experimentation without pushing the envelope too far. Start with the signature cherry bombs, a chorizo and Jack cheese filled plum tomato clad in crunchy wonton skins. The roasted beet salad features both red and yellow beets and pecan-crusted goat cheese lightly dressed in a tangy apple vinaigrette. Mains are equally inventive: cornmeal-crusted pork chop presents a meaty cut set above rich chorizo gravy, cheese grits and wilted greens. For dessert, we suggest the light pear and fig puff pastry, while “Steve’s Sweet Foie” pairs sweet foie gras with an espresso blondie. Cocktails are both strong and creative, and the wine list is one of the area’s best.