Bass Lake Taverne

Bass Lake Taverne

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.basslaketaverne.com/
  • Phone: 4402853100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 9:00pm Friday 11:30am - 10:00pm Sunday 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Johnson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Menus created on an individual basis. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Bass Lake Taverne offers 2 semi-private 2nd floor areas seating up to 50 guests each. The private Clubhouse is also available seating up to 50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Michelle Niehus 4402853100

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bass Lake Taverne
Located in the country atmosphere of Chardon. Casually sophisticated dining amid fireplaces or on a charming courtyard. The menu features steaks, chops, seafood, a number of "little plates" along with homemade soups & desserts. Consider a complete stay with the 12 room Bass Lake Inn adjacent to the restaurant. Bass Lake also offers private & semi-private dining rooms to host your business functions, rehearsal dinners or special events. For Courtyard reservations, please contact our staff directly, as online reservations will not be honored outdoors.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Bass Lake Taverne reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (39)neighborhood gem (24)special occasion (20)good for groups (18)great for lunch (18)fit for foodies (15)romantic (14)great for brunch (10)scenic view (9)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Cozy brunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Brunch was good fairly quick, decently priced. Great spicy bloodymary! Best of all was sitting next to the cozy fireplace.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Dining Experience
    JoeZ
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We really enjoyed the food, ambience, and great service at Bass Lake Taverne. Creative menu options for appetizers and entrees abound, and the quality of the dining experience met all of expectations marvelously.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming choice!
    OliviaVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    When the weather is nice and you want an outdoor brunch/lunch, this is a great choice. The food is usually well prepared and tasty, the service is friendly and efficient, and the setting is charming.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time dining here
    MrsBeagle1
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was a very nice restaurant with a rustic feel to it. The little plates entrees is the perfect portions of food. Enough to fill you without having to take home. AKA a NORMAL size portion of food. It is a little pricey but the taste of the food really delivers. The staff is nice but for the price of the restaurant and the feel, I am surprised they don't have a 'uniform' serving outfit which kind of detracts from the ambiance of the place or have the wait staff do their hair up so it doesn't get in the food. (we did have this as an issue) Overall, it felt a little cramped and crowded feel with so many tables but the overall ambiance was nice. Noise was moderate so you could still hold a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Lonnie follower
    Nancy55VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had dinner at Gamekeepers last week With the first bite I knew it wasn't Lonnie's food. So I ask a lot of questions and they finely told me was at Bass Lake. You are in for a treat when Lonnie is cooking. Bass lake needs some of his signature dishes but it was very very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch
    Vicious
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I took my wife here for a birthday lunch. The food and service was great and the desserts were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining….IF
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    One of best summer outdoor dining patios in area. Unfortunately weather was really cold so could not enjoy a fresh air lunch. Food is always good. Service too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food, Beautiful Ambiance!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    ALL of the menu items were delicious from brunch veggie omelet to stuffed french toast, lunch's mediterranean and field greens salad along with the cream of portobello soup and especially dinner's eggplant parmesan and the bistro sirloin with red pepper mashers and mushroom sauce! The grilled vegetable bruschetta was a showstopper and the pickled onions on the caprese salad an accompaniment to be copy-catted for sure! The patio seating was breezy and fun as well as romantically lit with Edison type lighting, just charming...the indoor dining room felt very woodsy and 'lodgy' and was quiet and quaint when we dined. Great food and truly accommodating staff! :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Patio gem
    DavideVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    One of the best patios in the area. Food is excellent and great staff serves it up. We had dinner on a perfect summer evening. Have eaten here many times and food is always excellent at both dinner and Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good date night spot
    Linda
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very good food and service. Couldn't eat outside because of the weather but will be glad to make a trip back to sit on the beautiful patio. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goodeatn
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Wonderful food the service is good ... We were able to comfortably communicate
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every summer!
    Ellie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We look forward to good weather, good times and good food on the Bass Lake Tavern patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    Willis
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My fiance and I were looking for a one night getaway at a local bed and breakfast, after many days of online research we stumbled upon the Bass Lake Taverne and Inn. We booked an evening at one of the rooms at the Inn and planned on dinner that night. The room was perfect for a couple. Very clean, nice size room, and comfy king size bed. The room we stayed in (#9) had a nice patio with a view of the lake and had a peaceful vibe. The dinner was amazing, every bite was great. I had the lobster quesadilla and crab cake BLT, the fiance had the pork tenderloin. From drinks, to dinner, to accomodations, this place was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BLT July
    MiamiQVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Took in-laws to dinner and BLT did not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice menu and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Although there were many open tables we were seated right next to a group that was a bit loud and took us a bit longer than usual to be served. My foodie friend was impressed with the menu and the food was beautifully presented and tasteful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 348 reviews are from the Bass Lake Taverne reviews archive.
  • Awesome Outdoor Patio
    janetgVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had a delicious dinner on their wonderful outdoor patio. Absolutely awesome. The only minor inconvenience is that you have to leave the patio area and go through the front door and bar area to get to the restrooms. Next time I will be more aware of this and it won't be an issue.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • should have been fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    It was a perfect night in a beautiful setting with 6 close friends celebrating a milestone birthday. There even happened to be some nicely priced Monday night specials. Wine was lovely. HOWEVER, after 45 min. salads were brought out (waitress had forgotten about appetizers.......when reminded she whisked away salads and brought one appetizer......told us others wouldn't be coming for 7-10 minutes) Just absurd, after an hour, to not have them served at the same time. Main courses were flavorful but lukewarm........quite sure they were sitting out while appetizers were being prepared. Very disappointing for a long-time establishment!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No manager in sight.
    Noname
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband's steak was over cooked so he had to wait while the rest of us diners ate, and although our waitress was very apologetic the manager never came out. What was much worse was my son's dessert had a sharp, jagged one inch piece of plastic or glass in it. He had this in his mouth and thank goodness did not swallow it! Again the waitress was great, she felt horrible, told the manager and he took desserts off the bill but never came out to the table to check on us or apologize! The waitress said he may come out but he never did. I can understand these things happen but can not excuse a manager for not caring about his customers and not supporting his or her staff in such an uncomfortable situation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A-
    kab514
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Seated quickly. Server not familiar with the menu. Great food. Great atmosphere. Pleasant staff. Would dine again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BLT June
    MiamiQVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Good food, as always, and drinks! Small plates no longer as good a value as in the past.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grad Party
    jack
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    took a party of 7, all of whom enjoyed their meals. Pot Roast ravioli was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bass lake
    wearepennstate
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I was expecting more from a well established restaurant. Just so so.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinner with the boss
    jag02
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We brought our boss to dinner, he loved the ambiance and loved the little plates because his appetite isn't what it used to be and he appreciated the good food he received! We had a great time and will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise Birthday Dinner
    Shane
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The evening was very nice and had a lot of menu options that were great. The service was perfect and the beauty of the room was perfect for our surprise birthday dinner. The room did get a bit loud with so many people in the restaurant. It is a place we will go back to again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit overpriced
    Alice
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    For our Mother's Day dinner, I was taken aback at the special menu and the pricing levels. It was expenses, with salads additional. $30 for a small portion of beef tenderloin and potatoes. The vegetables were the largest portion on the plate. $4 for a bowl of lettuce, shaved parmesan and three croutons seemed high. I have enjoyed Bass Lake lunches, and will return to those tasty, more moderately priced selections. But for special occasions, we will go elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No more holidays
    sincewhen
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    3rd time was NOT the charm. Once again, despite begging on 3 separate occasions, they made our 89-year-old mother go upstairs. This time they had her take the elevator, which is in the kitchen and a very messy, completely unappetizing bus station, to get to her seat. Food was good, it typically is, but we are done on holidays.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My husband and I went to dinner at Bass Lake Tavern and had a great meal! The atmosphere is wonderful and dinner portions are generous! It was too soon in the year to eat outside but we will deffinetely go back in the summer because the outside patio is so festive looking! Love the fireplace too!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our favorite was amazing! Cannot express that enough! We had the chicken and pasta with goat cheese, the bistro sirloin with lobster potatoes, two salads with the house dressing and martinis. Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly. I love about 2 hours away in Pittsburgh but I cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely night
    serene
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We ate at Bass Lake as part of an overnight stay package. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Everyone was friendly from the time we walked in. Our server Shauna was the best. She wanted our meal experience to be the best. Very personable but professional. Food was excellent and a generous portion. Was one of the nicest getaways. Would definitely recommend and wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fish fry
    Barb
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We went with friends for the fish fry on Friday. While a bit pricey the fish was great. We went about 5 pm as Fridays during lent are always crowded later. Around 6ish it became a bit noisy and getting crowded. Did not get to see the upstairs as our guest had a walker and no way to get upstairs. I did hear it was quieter up there. Very enjoyable evening and would go back for a special test.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    Jason
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My wife and I were staying over night at the Taverne's sister Inn and had reservations after our afternoon excursion. The wait staff was pleasant and the ambiance was rustic. The seats were a little more than half full but the noise was at a level were one could still be easily heard from across the table. The food was served warm and cooked exaclty as ordered. It may be slightly over-priced but you will receive what you want in a timely manner while sipping a glass of wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fine evening!
    regularguy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was our second time at Bass Lake Taverne. we were warmly greeted and immediately seated. Service was prompt, pleasant and professional. The atmosphere was warm and comfortable. The food was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average at best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The waitress was very attentive and pleasant. Otherwise, the food was average, at best, and the same could be said for the ambience. The menus was overpriced and the portions were rather small. To sum it up, this establishment is nothing special.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner
    MicroBrew
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My wife and I were looking for someplace nice for dinner and, thanks to OpenTable, we booked a last-minute spot right in our own neighborhood at the Bass Lake Taverne. Nice selections on the menu and Fat Tire on tap. Our waitress was very helpful with the menu and the specials and promptly brought us our drinks and our food. The food was very good. The booth was a little breezy from sitting next to a window, but in BLT's defense the temps were in the single digits outside that night. The fireplace in the main dinning room adds a nice touch. BLT will mostly likely become a regular stop for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, could have been great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Made a late reservation for Valentines, was seated promptly. The only issue with the food was the seasoning, or lack there of. I ordered the Strip, my date ordered the Salmon. Both cooked to perfection, however, very bland. I am almost positive my steak was not seasoned at all. A little salt and pepper could have turned this into a great dining experience. Our server was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    mattjub
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Eat upstairs for a nicer experience. Downstairs seems like a tavern. Upstairs is quiet, romantic and very nice. Food was good but kind of luke warm, like it sat for a bit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Attempt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It took 12 minutes to receive our first drinks that we ordered, but when my glass of wine came to the table there was something in it. We even had to ask for the server to bring us water. I ordered the seared tilapia (Fresh tomatoes, garlic, caramelized onions, asparagus, basil w/ a hint of cream, brown rice), which was prepared well but we had to ask the server what type of sauce was on the fish because the fish was so overly sauced (completely covered) it did not look like the same meal that I had previously had on our last visit. The temperature in the upstairs of the restaurant was freezing I literally ate dinner in my winter coat. I let the manager know and she replied that they have a hard time with the temp upstairs.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BLT Jan 2014
    MiamiQVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Everything was great except our entrees came to the table luke warm. Appetizers was nice and hot, everything tasted very good, service was excellent. Good drinks also ( espresso martini and dry Manhattan up).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet little gem......
    Jroller429
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This is a great little spot for dinner and breakfast..... The service was wonderful and the food quality was great! Drinks, appetizers, main dish, and Sunday Brunch were all worth going back for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Me and my wife went here for our anniversary dinner and was nothing short of fantastic. Dinner was great along with the service. But I do recommend that you make a reservation as it was packed when we got there.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.