Black River Tavern

4.4
159 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Black River Tavern, a unique, casual restaurant and bar situated on the picturesque Valley of the Eagles Golf Club, featuring handcrafted walnut tables made with repurposed timber and natural stonework locally quarried.

The menu is a mixture of farm-fresh salads, sharable appetizers, gourmet burgers, artisanally-prepared meats, homemade desserts, and many seasonal inspired dishes.

Come and experience the state of the art Indoor Golf Simulators, challenging enough for avid golfers yet suitable for all ages and skill levels, with full menu service. Black River Tavern is the perfect venue for all celebrations and every day gathering. Join us to watch your favorite sports events on the big screens or at the individual booth TVs. No game is left behind.

Check out our Happy Hour and Week Night Specials.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 159 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Elyrian
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food and atmosphere was good. Service was really slow. Hopefully this was just due to the pandemic affecting staffing. I would give them another try but not for a few months.

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NikoleL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS food, all covid prevention measures are great, and servers are so nice! We'll be going back again and again!

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bebeA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A perfect spot for lunch with friends! Beautiful natural setting that is warm and cozy with a menu that has something for everyone.

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RhondaW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint & clean. Something for everyone on the menu. Excellent service. Great food.

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VickiC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the server was the best we have ever had. Andrea (?) made our night ... I’d fact this is the second time our group has had her and actually we requested her !!!! Also I believe she was the bartender ....: 5 stars for her also. We were greeted with a smile and the evening turned out wonderful .... could not have asked for a better night. Thank you so much for hiring Andra.... we will be back because of her and the food and the atmosphere . Lol. Everything !!! Vicki Coen

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PattieS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for lunch or dinner. The food is fresh and delicious and the fries are great!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there service and food was excellent! Will definitely be back!

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Flintstone
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We've eaten at Black River Tavern about six times over a two-year period. Each time the food was particularly good. It seems their biggest issue is consistent service. Our server was incredibly good once he was assigned to wait our table. We were seated, a party of five, at five mins to six. It wasn't until 6:20, and after I and to find a manager, did any one approach our table. No water, no drink orders, nothing for 20 minutes. To credit the staff, they all did an exceptional job to make the evening enjoyable. The food and drinks arrived in timely fashion. The manager personally came over to apologue when our drink order arrived. She returned at the end of the evening to check on us. She then helped to clear the table. This has not been our first experience with subpar service, pun intended. On our last visit, the kitchen was out of the dinner special and somehow never told the server. The kitchen then put the entire order on hold waiting for us to order a different entrée. Once again, our server never approached us to make a new selection. We waited for again about 40 minutes before someone realized that our food never arrived. Then we've had other times where the service and food were fantastic.

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StephenM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A nice hidden spot in my hometown. Parking lot needs to be resurfaced. Food was very good, with generous portions. I wanted to try their signature bourbon drink, but they were out of bourbon (bummer). With tip, I spent $120 for 3 people, which was reasonable.

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DeborahG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met with friends

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ScottR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent.Service friendly and quick; I will be goign back!

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StephenW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Nice golf course restaurant on the edge of Elyria. Cocktails were very good. Food was just okay. Lobster bisque had the cream curdled so there was fat separating from the soup not the silky smooth texture you expect from a bisque. Braised short rib was obviously not braised that day and you could tell you were eating something left over. The sandwich my wife got was much better but it was so overloaded with rosemary it tasted medicinal. Best thing we had was the pub chips and the fig salad. The fig salad itself could have been a home run with execution. It had lovely dried figs, good prosciutto, candied pecans, and tasty dressing but then someone had the horrible idea of adding cheese and not some nicely hand shaved Parmesan but some straight out of the bag pre-shredded covered in starch dust flavorless hard cheese. It was a travesty as it ruined the dish. To be honest with a little more detailed execution and knowledgeable preparation I would pay quite a bit more for the dishes they were trying to pull off. It either seems like they are not busy enough or don't care enough to do it right.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Very nice place to go for a relaxing dinner. Food is a little above average but so are the prices.

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RhondaN
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I played around of golf and had a early dinner afterwards ,it was are 37 anniversary, and thoroughly enjoyed the day ,highly recommend and will definitely be going back

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DeniseB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always fantastic and ambiance is beautiful

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Jazzy
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food. Reasonable prices. Great atmosphere.

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vipjackk
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside was great. Food terrific

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TammyS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food & service. Mindful of social conciderations as well.

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JaynaA
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Black River Tavern is a gem! The food was delicious and our server was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside. Great views, great service. Very good about social distancing and nice spread out tables. Very fast service.

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MarioG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very tasty. Server was attentive and personable. Nice views of the grounds from the patio.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good service!! We will be back.

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CrushLovers9
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our meals were a 50/50- there were 4 of us & 2 had good meals, 2 did not.
The cheese steak calzone was very good as well as the club sandwich but the perch was way over salted and the mac & cheese with chicken strips was not tasty & chicken overdone.
Love to come to this place, have always gotten good meals but hope they correct the issues they are having.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Super friendly staff and awesome experience on the patio! We will be back!

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MIKEM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and attentive service

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I had a blt it was good but the bacon was a bit over cooked.

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JenC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. We will def be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, nice setting, reasonable prices. The entire staff were polite and friendly. The food presentation was nice and the meals were well-prepared. Nice lunch, for sure!

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DeniseB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful, food and service is always fantastic. This is my favorite place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The whole experience was great from beginning to end. Cocktails were great and the food was even better! I got the steak and frites, the truffle fries are not to be missed especially with the dipping sauce the come with and the steak was a great cut and cooked to a perfect medium rare with one of the top compound butters I’ve had. My husband has the short ribs that were incredibly tender and lasted all of 5 minutes on his plate. We started with the margerita pizza that was very good as well with an amazing pesto on top. Our server was very attentive and incredibly personable. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Will definitely be returning!

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vipmangs8
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joshua provided great service, welcome back!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Steak wasn’t cooked correctly! Up charge for some ranch that was homemade and wasn’t very good . 3 dollar up charge for some coleslaw that was terrible . Just wasn’t good at all . Server was good most I can say

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kathleenp
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful atmosphere.

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Wezz
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food and good service. Can’t wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good. Chicken was way overcooked dry and burnt. Short ribs were good. Girlfriend never complains. Told the server after the meal she stated she asked if everything was ok which she did. Added chicken onto a salad. Was clear it wasn’t eaten. Could have taken the cost of the chicken off the bill even though we did not ask her to.

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vipMilford
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and outstanding Service! Charming and picturesque location with ambience with lots of architectural character! Quality food at a great value! Tremendous thought and insight has gone into the menu, the food and architectural details that are quality and unique! Many choices for both omnivores and vegetarians! Everyone makes you feel welcome and everyone is friendly!

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JoanM
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we really enjoyed it can’t wait to come back and try some of the other delicious food.

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TINAA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Where we were seated was very cold. We asked to be moved; the owner moved us herself. My food was room temperature; the owner had the cook make me another plate. Owner was very nice. We will go back again and I recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentines Day dinner with my wife. Food was absolutely outstanding. Appetizer, salad, meal and desert, all spot on. Service was great. We sat at the bar and the bartender Kayla was very attentive and informative about the menu. Great experience, we will definitely be back.

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Scott
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience2

We have been to the resteraunt numerous times and have enjoyed so much we returned. Tonight was a let down for sure. We were sat in the area where the closed in outdoor area is and it was very cold. Most people sitting there had to keep their jackets on while eating. We asked to sit in a booth as we had sat numerous times but were told they were reserved. Strange since we had reservations through open table. Feels like our reservation through open table did not hold any weight or was appreciated. Lastly the burgers we normally love were under seasoned and the buns were very dry and crumbled over my entire dinner parties laps. Seemed like the excuse for the night on the poor service was do to the comedy show happening that night? Hoping i don't have to delete this resteraunt as one of my favorites.

FAQs

Black River Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (440) 365-1411 ext. 2.

Black River Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.