Summer House

4.6
203 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Cleveland's new standard for scratch-made food, smooth drinks, and good vibes on the legendary Gold Coast! Summer House's 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. Expect an eclectic array of options when you visit Summer House; seared salmon, fine Ohio C.A.B steaks, unique flatbread creations, fresh-pressed pasta dishes, refreshing salads, a double patty smash burger, two types of Oysters, Dry-Aged Clothesline Bacon, a new-spin on traditional hummus, and much more. The bright and airy interior boasts some of the most beautiful lake and cityscape views in the Cleveland area. #longlivesummer
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.7
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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fouslim
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Splendid view of downtown. Dishes quantity were small (tapas style) but tasty. Perfect place for happy hour.

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KevnSue
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The ambience was warm & comfortable. Would have liked to have happy hour in the dining area instead of a high-top table in the lounge. The server was knowledgeable, friendly, offered suggestions when asked. The food was high priced, but my date and I shared everything, so it wasn't out of our budget. Food was delicious, interesting, well prepared. We enjoyed the menu - not everything was just as everywhere else. The only disappointment and warning to others, dessert (apple gallette) was very bad. All dough, no apples. No flavor and the dough was just no taste. We told our server it was not anywhere near as good as the other food, and she just said their desserts can be not very good. Yet, we weren't offered something else or had it taken off our bill. Would have been nice to have some concession, especially after the total amount we spent that evening was considerable. However, our overall experience was very good and glad we went there. We also appreciate their contributions/donations to Amazing Angels.

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LTho
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and atmosphere were spectacular, service was good!

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Jodi
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view, service and quality of food, just a bit pricy for what it was.

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vipBrentB
Cleveland
50 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

This restaurant is beautifully decorated in a contemporary design, with a fantastic view of downtown Cleveland. The food we ate was well-prepared and tasty, but we thought a tad overpriced. Our serve did not write down our order, and brought one guest the wrong appetizer and brought me the wrong entrée. Later, the bill had to be corrected. The server also repeatedly addressed each of us as "my friend" when this was the first time any of us had ever met him. Just a pet peeve of mine, I guess.

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TracyL
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and the view was as amazing!

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JulieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent, Food Amazing, Smoked Oysters are the best around.

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Melvin
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Entrees are overpriced for the quality. Drinks were awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is beautifully done and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. I ordered the New York strip which was cooked to perfection. However it seemed to be the toughest steak I've ever had using the knife I was given. In all honesty when I do come back and I will, I will bring my own steak knife.

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EmilyA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The experience was at Summer House was very good. The service was great. Food was decent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience with excellent food.

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JenniferA
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The view, the music, the food and the service.

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Sam3
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great atmosphere!! Brussel sprouts are amazing and the hanging bacon is the cutest.

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! Soo creative snd delicious! Brussels sprouts were amazing

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DP2020
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Joshua is a top notch server! Everything is great!

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vipunclelou
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The good: appetizers, drinks, ambiance, view, friendly staff.
The not so good: main courses - meat was not tender.
The really not so good: service was slow but at least they were friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We came for our 5 year anniversary and we

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vipJudeDe5ign
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

American & Mediterranean food served with a creative flair. Professional staff, great food, great views. We have been here often, feel safe and welcomed.

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ColleenH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful view. A bit pricey but a lovely experience. Servers and hostess very friendly and made us feel very welcomed.

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BridgetK
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was clean and safe. The wait staff was friendly and professional.

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ShaneS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful accommodations. the best place on the west side for a high class meal with still having a modern feel. great view of the lake and the city. absolutely top class food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine were great and loved the atmosphere!

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johnc
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Music is always much too loud. Food selection items ridiculously identified. An extremely beautiful restaurant.
Service is good , and food portions adequate. I resented the fact I was charged for an extra food item that I thought was being substituted for something else. Having said all that, I am very thankful that Summer House is open, and trying to survive in this dreadful health atmosphere.

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DanaS
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our food was cold and not that great. The drinks and service were great! Probably a good fit for happy hour as opposed to dinner.

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Favtoeat
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely!! We had a wonderful lunch with a very professional and attentive server, and the perfect view!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Service and food was great!

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LibbyB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved this place. Will definitely be back. The butcher steak was amazing. Fish fish was very good!

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vipEllenB
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Summer House and it was very enjoyable! Loved the menu, the food was very good, and our server (Sarah) was excellent. The restaurant has done a great job with distancing the tables, creating plexiglass barriers between tables, and all servers wore masks. We felt quite safe. Be sure to try it out...the view of downtown Cleveland is spectacular!

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GaynelM
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to lunch on a Monday. Obviously a quiet time. But great service and food.

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RyanK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of Downtown and the lake. Food was all really good and the service was great. Seemed pretty full even at reduced capacity due to COVID but guests and staff were following the rules. My wife and I were clearly not the only people enjoying the food and the ambiance.

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swagmom
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cool place but we had a bad table. Would have been a completely different experience is we we closer to the windows. We had zero view. Hope next time we have a better table. Can’t win em all. Very loud too. But the menu was interesting and we enjoyed our food and drinks. Love the decor.

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Dendra01
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful bola e with excellent service! The food small plates gave us an opportunity to try different food selections on the menu. Would highly recommend!

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lee14
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Over priced and limited menu choices Service was outstanding and view is spectacular. Prob return for small plates and a drink

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annb
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, awesome vibe, beautiful views.

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LisaJ
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular, the place was absolutely stunning and service was on point. We will definitely make it a regular spot.

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ClaudiaA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

Will accomodate special requests.

Beautiful venue but a little loud.

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NicholeK
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here. They set us up at a nice table with a beautiful view of the lake. Our waitress was very tentive. The food came out quick and hot. Food was delicious. They brought us ice cream with candles for our special occasion to make us feel special ❤️ So glad I found this hidden gem.

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Sutton
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall1food5service3ambience3

Buyer Beware: This restaurant is owned by the George Family of TownHall disgust. They operate under a business model that say donates 100% of profits to a charity called Awakening Angels who surprise, surprise: has multiple George's on the Board as well as Tony himself speaking on behalf of their postponed events.

Do not give any member of the George Family your hard earned money unless you are fine with supporting racism and bigotry.

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot, and view... service is really good and the food is well above average (I suggest the Gnochetti). Good vibe, dress is modern casual. Solid 4⭐️ all the way around

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Uzsumcents
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serve makes a meal and we absolutely had a wonderful server. Food is EXCELLENT! Cornbread bits and Deviled Eggs are AMAZING! I had the Fisherman's Stew, my sister the salmon and my Mom the Walleye- all EXCELLENT! Dessert was not too bad either. The view was icing on the cake.

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 203 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.