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Bass Lake Taverne

4.1
492 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

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About

Brass Lake Tavern in Chardon is a casual restaurant that offers guests a charming atmosphere either outdoors in the courtyard during warm weather or indoors near the crackling fireplace in the winter. The menu is filled with fine American fare that includes wild game and seafood, as well as homemade desserts.

Try the Brass Lake Tavern�s artisan mushroom toast or homemade soup of the day to start your dinner, before enjoy a slow braised pot roast or a fried lake perch. Sunday brunch at Brass Lake Tavern includes a breakfast burger, while the weekly prix fixe menu for two features pulled pork rice bowls and blackened fish tacos.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 9:00pm Friday 11:30am - 10:00pm Sunday 11:00am-8:00pm
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Phone number
(440) 285-3100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Johnson
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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.
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Private party contact
Michelle Niehus: (440) 285-3100
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Catering
Menus created on an individual basis. Please call for details.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
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3.7
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on October 28, 2016

Restaurant was VERY noisy. Despite the fact I made reservation MANY weeks in advance our table location was less than desirable. My salmon was totally tasteless. My husband's meal was ok. We would NOT make trip from where we live to eat at BASS LAKE again.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2016

Enjoyable evening out with my wife. Excellent service. Would recommend highly.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2016

Our server, Tina, provided outstanding service and the food quality & quantity were excellent.

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1.0Dined on September 17, 2016

I made a dinner reservation through OpenTable for Bass Lake Inn for a party of six to celebrate three wedding anniversaries. The reservation was for 6:30 pm on 9/17/16. At 6:50 pm, after inquiring with the hostess when we might be seated, we were told she didn't know how long it might be. It was very clear upon our arrival at 6:20 pm that the restaurant was already at capacity and overbooked as there were no tables available and several groups of people at the bar were also waiting for a table. Since we were told by the hostess that she could not estimate how long it would be for a table to open for us we left Bass lake Inn at 6:50 pm and dined elsewhere. It goes without saying how disappointed we were that the restaurant could not honor our reservation. They clearly were overbooked which left us no other option but to leave and find another restaurant to service us. I sent an email to the restaurant on Saturday evening 9:17/16 through their website expressing my disappointment over this incident but I have received no response. Their lack of response is a testimonial to the fact that they could care less.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2016

Our friends enjoyed it so much the last post Chardon FB game dinner we had, they asked to come again! Of course we obliged and they loved it on the patio as much as we usually do! So fun and food was Delish as usual, atmosphere wonderful! Thanks again for an awesome evening!

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2016

Dinner was excellent. Steak was cooked to preference. Brunch meal of pot roast hash was a bit of a disappointment as there was not much pot roast included but rather many pieces of fat. Cocktails were delicious.

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4.0Dined on September 14, 2016

Good food and service, but Date Night a disappointment. We do not agree on choice of wines so a bust for us. Ordered off the menu and as I said good food.

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4.0Dined on September 11, 2016

Second time our food was below par - will not go back

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2.0Dined on September 10, 2016

Even though we used the open table app to make a reservation and stated it was a special occasion, nothing was mentioned. We waited a number of minutes for anyone to approach our table. The wasn't one server in the room for quite sometime. We were ready to order everything by the time someone came to even acknowledge us. The first glass of wine that was brought to the table had lipstick on it. Other tables were given bread, we were not offered it. Appetizer was okay, no one came by to ask about it. Salad was wilted and the ceased dressing was too vinegary. Dinner was bland and left much to be desired. All of our plates we stacked at the end of the table as no one ever came by to pick them up. No one ever came by to ask how dinner was, who the waitress finally came back all she asked was finished? VERY disappointed!

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3.0Dined on September 10, 2016

We think the restaurant could benefit from some updating, both in the space itself & in the menu.

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2016

Hostess was very unwelcoming. When we arrived we were met with a scowl and the only comment was "just the 2 of you?" We felt like we were getting in the way of something. Menu is rather overpriced for the quality.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2016

We love Bass Lake and brought our friends here after the Chardon Football Game since they had been hearing how much we loved it. They loved it as well and we had a great time! Delicious food and wonderful service. We usually dine outside this time of year, but it was a little on the cool side. We love the patio, so fun!!!

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2016

Great food and our waitress, Tanya, made the service so enjoyable!

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2016

As always........the best !
Been a Bass Lake friend for quite some time........

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2016

Server was efficient and friendly. Filet and burgers very good. Bread excellent too.

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3.0Dined on August 20, 2016

I thought the food was just average, though most in my party liked their meals. Had a Turkey sandwich with only one slice of turkey. Service slow.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2016

A great time was had by everyone! From the Steak Oscar, Perch dinner to the Penne Pasta Chicken everything was delicious. We were also amazed and the large amount of options for dessert. Service was fast and friendly and we never felt rush. The ease of booking a reservation online was an added benefit.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2016

Loved the food and especially small plates which I prefer. It was a beautiful setting and even though it was a little rainy it was delightful under the tent!

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2016

Ate outside. Great service good food. Nice ambiance.

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2016

The Gazpacho had way too much acidity to it. The menu needs changing and to be a bit more innovative.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2016

Sat out in the courtyard on a wonderful summer evening!

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2016

After a bad experience the last time we were here, we returned with serious trepidation. I'm glad to say this visit was much better. Great service at the bar during happy hour, as well as when we moved to the patio for dinner. Our entrees were prepared properly, and quite tasty!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2016

Great waitress and beautiful patio

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2016

Kitchen execution was horrible, Overcooked angel hair pasta was a watery soup.
Sloppy handling of our reservation.
This place used to be a favorite but the food quality has gone down hill in recent months.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2016

This is the second time that I visited Bass Lake Taverne. During my first visit, the food and service was excellent. I was not disappointed on my second visit. The specialty martinis were unique and delicious, and the wine list offered a wide selection of whites and reds. The menu offered a wide variety of choices. Our party of four enjoyed seafood, chicken, and steak. Each entree was cooked to perfection. I will certainly return to this restaurant and will recommend it to my friends.

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3.0Dined on July 10, 2016

COLD FOOD IS UNACCEPTABLE WHEN THERE IS ONLY ONE OTHER TABLE FOR BRUNCH INSIDE.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2016

Jackie was a pleasure. She did an Excellent job as our server on a busy evening. Our meals were Excellent! We always enjoy our visits to Bass Lake Tavern❤️

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1.0Dined on July 9, 2016

I would like to review. However, we waited 23 minutes and didn't get any service at our table, so we left. The worst service of any restaurant I've ever been to. The hostess even said - to another customer(!)- "can you go outside and tell the hostess outside that I need help"

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2016

Jackie was an excellent server all around. The hostess was one of the best ever. Food was delicious, served at appropriate temperature. We were not rushed but also did not wait too long for the various courses. Great time was had by both of us!

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2016

I ordered the Oscar Tenderloin, medium, which I've had on numerous occasions at this restaurant before. It was jelly and sinewy in the middle, so I asked for it to be cooked longer. When it came back, it was still raw in the middle, and tasteless. I will not order this dish again.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2016

Great food and a good time.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2016

The filet was very good. My wife had the penne pasta with chicken. It was very bland. No flavor. Needed lots of salt. We like the patio atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2016

We ate on the patio, one of the best in Lake County. We both had the cedar plank salmon and it was excellent. A thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2016

Horrible service. Kitchen probably understaffed.
Also had to wait 45 minutes for a bottle of wine!
They serve mainly "Sysco" food

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2016

Always a great venue. Light bites are good if you don't want a huge meal. The patio is great for outdoor dining.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2016

Impressive ! Bass Lake is a place we've all known of for years, and driven past multiple times. But in the past we opted for Gamekeeper's in Chagrin. On Father's Day the outdoor patio was a beautiful atmosphere, with plenty of canopy protection from the sun and cool breeze blowing through. Table and chairs were quality and comfortable (not the cheap plastic outdoor furniture). Even the two vegans in our group had plenty to choose from after slight adjustments to their offerings. The fish & chips, gazpacho, salmon salad, mushroom burger and arugula salad were each excellent dishes and did not leave us thirsty or reeking of garlic (as so often happens today in the world of "fine dining"). Beers on draft and white wines by the glass were of relatively good variety and fair pricing. The wait staff was polished and professional, displaying courtesy and personality as well. And to top it off there were two musicians playing jazz and blues. We'll definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2016

Excellent Father's Day brunch experience. The wait staff was very accommodating and patient with us. Our only issue was the lack of umbrellas on our table (it was a very hot day) and the staff resolved the issue (twice). Excellent food and variety of choices.

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2016

Sat outside this visit- previous visits were inside during winter. Less pleasant visit than previous. Some tables had umbrellas for shade, but were ineffective to stop late afternoon blinding sun. Waiter was very personable, and worked very hard, but kitchen delivered two of three meals with incorrect items. Also bar was extremely slow in providing drinks. Waiter was forced to apologize repeatedly for slow bar service and kitchen errors. Food itself was okay but not outstanding. We will try again assuming that they were shorthanded or having an off night. Atmosphere is charming and is the prime attractant.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2016

From our waitress to our meal, everything was wonderful!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2016

A very good, local restaurant and inn in Chardon. We went there for lunch and enjoyed a salmon BLT and and an excellent salad. We've been there for dinner and also recommend it as well.

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