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Bass Lake Taverne

Bass Lake Taverne Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.basslaketaverne.com
  • Phone: (440) 285-3100
  • 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 (440) 285-3100

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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Seated quickly. Server not familiar with the menu. Great food. Great atmosphere. Pleasant staff. Would dine again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Good food, as always, and drinks! Small plates no longer as good a value as in the past."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "took a party of 7, all of whom enjoyed their meals. Pot Roast ravioli was phenomenal."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I was expecting more from a well established restaurant. Just so so. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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!"
    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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This is a lovely place to dine and spend the night at the Inn if you have a chance and want a pleasant surprise of good food, lovely room and great staff."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Bass Lake is well known in the community for a quality meal. It is a little high priced. That is alright. The quality and ambiance make it the perfect place to have a nice dinner without having to wear a tux. The dress is dressy casual- nice jeans and sweaters are fine. I particularly like their 'Little Plates' selections. They are a set of entrees which do not have large serving portions so I can enjoy Beef Oscar and still have room for desert and go home not feeling stuffed."
    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."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We have been dining at Bass Lake Taverne for many years and are always satisfied. I don't know what happened on January 9th, but the Mahi Mahi that four of our party of six ordered was awful. It was cold, lacked flavor and the accompanying rice and vegetables were not even average. The other two diners who ordered from the small plate menu were satisfied with their dinners. That will teach us to stray from what is usually a very good meal. It will be a while before we return to Bass Lake to dine. The special was pricey and not very good. Is there a new chef? If so, get rid of that person."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "It was a very cold night and they huddled us all in the lounge area. That increased the usual noise level yet made it cosy at the same time. We had a very enjoyable time."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Have dined at Bass Lake so many times over the years and have always enjoyed the excellent quality of food/service. Had dinner on New Years Eve and were very disappointed. It's either new management /new chefs or both because you could tell when the food was brought to the table the overall presentation was not up to par. Asparagus was tough and stringy, rice was blah. The lobster bisque was so horrible, tasted like the whole salt shaker was dumped in (inedible). Would try once more, if it's the same dining experience we won't go back. Which would be too bad, we have had so many wonderful meals there over the years, can't beat the atmosphere. Must add that the service was excellent and our waiter was very friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very good three course meal for just under twenty dollars. Great early revelers special!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We went to an early dinner and the place was packed. We had a lovely filet mignon little plate with lobster bisque and chocolate mousse for dessert. We were filled up and ready to enjoy the rest of the evening!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is the 4th year in a row we've commenced our evening celebration with the early bird dinner special at Bass Lake. Good food and service"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "but on this most recent visit the server, although friendly and pleasant, rushed us a bit - wanted our order immediately, brought the entrees before we were done with the salads - and then seemed to forget about us for the rest of the evening and left us waiting for the check much longer than necessary."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "There were three in our party. One had soup, salad and small plate (filet) and they loved every bite, it was cooked properly. Another person had soup and salad and they too were very happy. I had the Airline Chicken($26) and it was decadent, it was served with sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts with Pancetta with I think it was a lemon Blanc sauce. The flavors were great together. I prefer a little less butter on my food. Others would probably think it was fine. Normally I don't order this rich of a meal, but I was so glad I did. The group had 1 drink, 1hot chocolate and 2 glasses of wine and the bill was $93. A little pricey, and that's why we only make it here a few times a year. We know the food's always good. Our Server was very good."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Wanted to show the better half a great night out with good food...heard many good things but tonight was not that night....made reservations for 7...drove an hour to get there ..upon arriving I was told it would be a 15 min wait as they seated walk in customers first...taking precedece over reservations. @740 I was called with a table. The meal was disgraceful and not worth the $55.00 paid. Food looked and tasted like it came out of a lean cuisine box...the eggplant my wife ordered was saturated with grease and terrible at best. Last meal and recommendation I will ever make for this joint...my wife actually said she wished we had gone to McDonalds. .....to me that says it all."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "A nice spot for those special evenings! Hospitality and ambience was wonderful!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Happy Hour was wonderful. Bartender went out of her way to make us special drinks that we requested. 1/2 price apps were amazingly delicious. Dining room was rustic- wood tables, woodburning fireplace - perfect for location. Hannah our waitress was great, not intrusive, but very attentive. Definitely will return. Only downside is the distance from Cleveland Heights."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "I went there to celebrate sweetest day . My wife an I had a great time, thank you"
    Dined on 10/18/2013