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Summer House, Lakewood, OH

Summer House

4.6
4.6
942 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
It’s a Summer State of Mind! Cleveland's new standard for scratch-made food, smooth drinks, and good vibes on the legendary Gold Coast! Our Contemporary American Scratch Kitchen combines creative, sharable plates with fresh, modern twists on your favorite standard entrees. With a strong dedication to maintaining a seasonal menu, your meal will always be prepared using the freshest ingredients. Our bright and airy interior boasts some of the most beautiful lake and cityscape views in the Cleveland area. #longlivesummer

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (216) 270-2300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Thanases Asimakis

  • Private party facilities

    Intimate, private dining is available in our private dining room for up to 10 people. Enjoy a cozy fireplace, warm interior design finished with teakwood and burnt orange accents.

  • Neighborhood

    Lakewood

  • Cross street

    Lake Ave.

  • Parking details

    Use front entrance for The Carlyle On The Lake and follow Summer House signs left, go around the bend and take driveway down to private parking lot. Valet may be Available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 942 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Great for Brunch

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Scenic View

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Most Booked

  • Cleveland

    Great for Brunch

  • Cleveland

    Scenic View

  • Cleveland

    Contemporary American

  • Cleveland

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, waitstaff attentive, kind and quick. Beautiful view from the water and tasteful decor.
  2. S

    Shay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance was everything! We had a reservation for my birthday and the waiter and hosts made us feel welcome and accommodated us very well. We will be back!
  3. DT

    DennisT

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A rare find in northeast Ohio! Summer House offers great food and a spectacular view of Lake Erie and the downtown Cleveland skyline...
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The view is great... The brunch was OK... Not much to eat... Limited menu but nice for a visit once in a while.
  5. L

    Leah

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice brunch here. We love the whole vibe and atmosphere. The food was good too. Our server was super sweet, which always makes for a pleasant time. Definitely recommend- such a fun place.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Over priced for location and food. Waitress did not smile and wasn’t attentive. Would benefit from outdoor deck View of lake is with a parking lot and construction
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The appetizers, drinks and deserts were wonderful, the main course was…eh, okay. The quality of cooking was not worth the price. Maybe we ordered the wrong things. Next time we’ll stick to just getting a whole bunch of appetizers. Excellent service, nice presentation, great views and a perfect ambiance.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter. Josh
  9. JD

    JDwolf

    Cleveland

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view of Lake Erie, staff was good. Food was really good. I will be back.
  10. K

    Kayla

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We went here to celebrate our anniversary and was easily impressed with the view, food and overall service. Our only complaint was that our server pushed us to get a special that we weren’t really keen on, and felt rushed when ordering. Besides that, excellent experience.
  11. T

    Terry

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food Quality was Decent. Service was good. Some dishes are very overpriced for what you get.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food but small portions and pricey.
  13. C

    Ck123

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The view was nice and the service was decent. The food was underwhelming. It was an ok experience but I don’t think we’ll be going back for food.
  14. DB

    DaveB

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    the bussing station in the lower level against the "branch/mirror" wall is tacky. It was noisy with dishes dropping into whatever bin is back there. That is not a fine dining atmosphere, it is more a short-order kitchen atmosphere.
  15. J

    Jenny

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    There was a table of around 10 customers who were loud and yelling at times - this was during brunch! No one asked them to keep the noise down, from what we could see.
  16. SR

    SusanR

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Salad, lamb meatballs & bucatini and a glass of wine. Miles of Lake Erie outside the expansive windows leading right to the downtown Cleveland skyline.Wonderful.
  17. IL

    ILoveCleveland

    Cleveland

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always except!
  18. DL

    DocL

    Naples

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good Food Nice Service! Last Year there was a discount for Winton Place owners, but apparently no longer available.
  19. SB

    SandyB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very Clean and classy, food was awesome, service was Great. Summer House is a Whole Vibe
  20. KA

    KAP5

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, terrific staff, and the food was wonderful.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, per usual. Jasmine was the absolute best, very pleasant and attentive.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Will go again and always recommend!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent brunch spot.
  24. HP

    HantzP

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was wonderful. She made the night even better. Big Thanks to Her.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Menu didn’t have many options. Food wasn’t good at all. But the service was amazing and so was the ambiance. Wish it had better food choices / flavor.
  26. DJ

    DisappointedJim

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The ambience was nice and the food was tasty. However, it was very overpriced compared to so many other good restaurants. I was also quite disappointed that I put in the reservation it was my wife’s birthday and the hostess confirmed it when we arrived and there was nothing done or said to celebrate it! That does not speak well for them.
  27. L

    Lovenewness

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was amazing! The food was excellent and the ambience couldn’t be bottled up if you tried! Thank you for an amazing experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jane was our server and she was beyond incredible. Thank you for being so good to us! You made us feel welcomed.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Service was great and I even had the opportunity to meet the owner…Tony! We look forward to dining there again!!!
  30. c

    concettah

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    i had the strip steak ...out of this world! will definitely go back many times!
  31. AB

    AmyB

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Second visit. Loved it just as much the second time. Outstanding service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Summer House a few times now. This place never disappoints. Great service and food is always outstanding!
  33. F

    Fr2020

    Cleveland

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow what an amazing surprise to be here for Sunday brunch! Truly a wonderful experience of dining. From the atmosphere to the service..to the meals—& most importantly for the reason you give to those in need! Thank you! I will be back and share the good news with many! Thank you Joshua. Especially thank you Joseph—you run a wonderful place!
  34. L

    Lillie52

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We order a simple brunch, but the food was outstanding! Eggs, omelet, bacon…all delicious.
  35. MR

    MeganR

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views, really good food and drinks. A little expensive for what you get but it’s worth the experience
  36. DK

    DarylK

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    It is an interesting, and somewhat unique menu. We experimented, and enjoyed everything we ordered. We also looked at a number of dishes that went by us. Wonderful scenery and great people watching – if only they could do something about the noise levels.
  37. NZ

    NicoleZ

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    I specifically stated it was my daughters birthday when making the reservation. Not one person acknowledged it. Also our server never came back and asked if we wanted another round of drinks. Then she never came back period and had someone else get our check. It was supposed to be a very special brunch and I feel that summer house really lets us especially my daughter down.
  38. E

    Erin

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    The environment and location was beautiful the drinks were wonderful but I was very disappointed with the food. The portions were very small for the price. Also I just didn’t think the food was that good at all. We ordered an appetizer two entrées and a side. I ordered a Caesar salad and it just lacked in taste. The pickles and olives were also very bitter. I was unable to finish them, and the appetizer portion for the smoked fish and chips was so small. Very disappointing.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant right on Lake Erie with view of Cleveland. Excellent food... Short rib was delicious. Service was fine. Noise level high too. Would return.
  40. OS

    OliverS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Overall it was a great experience. Our waiter was a little slow getting to us during our time there, even before things picked up. But she was totally nice. The sugar top on my tiramisu was also too think and the inside was too cold. The flavor was still good not great but good. But the best part for me, is cracking a very delicate sugar layer and having little delicate sugar pieces through my custard. With this experience, I could take the entire sugar top off as a full unit and it was hard to bite into. I don’t mind the custard being cold under the sugar but this was super cold. Also, I am not disabled but are there any areas of entry for a person in a wheelchair to come in? With all of this being said, this is a lovely restaurant with a beautiful environment. I would still come back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Summer House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 270-2300.

Summer House is rated 4.6 stars by 942 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Summer House

12900 Lake Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lake Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Lakewood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Use front entrance for The Carlyle On The Lake and follow Summer House signs left, go around the bend and take driveway down to private parking lot. Valet may be Available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thanases Asimakis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (216) 270-2300

  • Private party facilities

    Intimate, private dining is available in our private dining room for up to 10 people. Enjoy a cozy fireplace, warm interior design finished with teakwood and burnt orange accents.

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