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Summer House, Lakewood, OH

Summer House

4.6
4.6
858 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

10:00 PM


Booked 49 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 858 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Scenic View

  • Cleveland

    Great for Brunch

  • Cleveland

    Scenic View

  • Cleveland

    Most Booked

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  1. PP

    PatP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful time meeting and eating with my brother who flew out from Portland, OR. Joshua was an exceptional host who served everything perfectly fitting our tastes. The smoked chicken, copper salmon, roasted beets were out of this world. We had a perfect seat looking out at the lake. Noise was a bit much esp. when all tables were occupied.
  2. F

    Friday

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Will be back for Sunday brunch:)
  3. AL

    AngelaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Summer House is a great place for date night! Beautiful views of the lake and downtown Cleveland. Delicious food and drinks. Great atmosphere!
  4. l

    lightning

    Cleveland

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fun, energetic place to dine! Food is great and service is outstanding! Very cold so bring a sweater or jacket!!
  5. N

    Nick

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joshua, provided outstanding service, and impressive knowledge of the food and the menu. Ability to customize our dishes without any hesitation. Great representative of the restaurant. Additionally, the food was very good with very generous portions.
  6. MK

    MonikaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks and food we’re amazing. Friendly staff. Beautiful atmosphere and the meal was tuned to perfection
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Our friends have been telling us to come here to check out the spectacular view. The view was spectacular and one of the best in Cleveland. Into the restaurant was also very nice and modern. This is the best part of the experience. The food was poor all around. The beef short ribs were very fatty and the mashed potatoes seem like they’re out of a box. The kebabs were good but the beef was well over done. The cornbread appetizer was decent but they bake it in too much butter and oil for my taste. The lamb meatballs were very dense and not what I expected. Overall the view was great but the food was very poor for the money you are paying. You’re pretty much paying high food prices for a great view.
  8. DL

    DocL

    Naples

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view. Good Food, Good service. Lively environment ...
  9. TH

    TimH

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special place. Great story behind the place and Michael. Successful people sometimes get a bad rap but I wish nothing but the best for Tony and the entire George family. Before you trash 45 you should know what he did for Michael. Hopefully that will take the venom out of some people. Great place to go while in Cleveland.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful environment - very relaxed & modern. Delicious food— we enjoyed Happy Hour appetizers - brussel sprouts, deviled eggs & the smoked fish dip —all very good. We enjoyed 2 of the salads - a beautiful Caesar- very unique presentation & a beet salad. Our entrees included the lamb bolognese & The walleye - both excellent. The third member of our party had the braised ribs flatbread… Which looks beautiful but beware it has chili oil on it and was extremely spicy. They kindly returned it for her and let her have an alternative tomato flatbread. We also enjoyed the lovely white summer sangria offered during happy hour. It really is a beautiful place and a nice relaxing way to spend an evening with friends. My only negative would be, as a mobility impaired person, it’s great they have an elevator, however the door to get in where the elevator is, is not automatic and it’s quite a struggle if you’re alone. But I look forward to returning.
  11. DB

    DruB

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From the apps to the drinks to dinner. Everything was amazing and the service matched! Love eating dinner with the cleveland skyline as the backdrop.
  12. RH

    RyanH

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good experience.
  13. SD

    SamanthaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Lauren, was awesome. Everyone was super friendly, the food and drinks were fantastic. We can’t wait to go back!
  14. k

    kath27

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great views. Friendly service. Excellent eggs benedict. Hashbrowns were mediocre. Espresso martini was good but $14 seemed expensive for a drink that was mostly cold coffee.
  15. RL

    RebeccaL

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Summer House for Father’s Day brunch. The food was amazing and the service was top notch. The view of the Cleveland skyline was gorgeous. Highly recommend!
  16. MD

    MicheleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend Summer House! Beautiful view and good food.
  17. N

    Nana

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had the Lake Erie fish spread with homemade potato crisps, peppercorn filet, salmon and chocolate cake. The food was delicious. The staff was friendly. It was so noisy I couldn’t enjoy the conversation. Everything was amplified and echoed because of all of the hard surfaces. Perhaps some drapery panels on the sides of the windows, fabric upholstery or carpet runners would reduce the cacophony.
  18. B

    Bernie

    Naples

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Put the flatbread margarita on the brunch menu.
  19. LG

    LynnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the setting and service! Food was good. Will be back!
  20. LA

    LALAlakewood

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with wonderful options! Service was wonderful. The view us simply amazing 👏
  21. KS

    KarS

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view is beautiful and the food is always delicious
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love it here! The food is amazing! The staff members are so knowledgeable and helpful. I cannot wait to go again!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The restaurant exceeded my expectations for ingredients quality, promptness and cordiality of service, overall a fun and delicious experience.
  24. GC

    GeoffreyC

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. First table was small and had no view. Staff was understanding and very accommodating, and moved us to a window table with a beautiful view. Food was great, drinks were cold, and service was wonderful.
  25. B

    Bubba

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great apps…good dinner…great service…great drinks…ambiance was excellent with a wonderful view of Cleveland downtown!
  26. AT

    AndreaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful place to dine...food is amazing...very nice experience each time I've been there😊
  27. SB

    StanB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit and we were impressed with location and decor. The drinks were generous and the food was excellent. I highly recommend.
  28. TE

    TracyE

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! The service was excellent!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food was delicious but felt rushed throughout our meal. We weren’t even finished with our appetizers when our main courses came out, which then got a bit cold and we weren’t offered dessert, coffee etc.
  30. JT

    JimT

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superlative meal with the best views of Lake Erie and the Cleveland skyline. The appetizers are amazing, many varieties of main courses and desserts. The drinks are unique and excellent. SummerHouse is an August day every day, gorgeous and never fails.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Overall a pleasant time. Our waitress was MIA most of the time. We had to flag her down to order more drinks and food as she would zip past our table without a glance. We were never offered coffee refills after our first glass, nor did she check on our meals after they had been delivered. Thats the only complaint. Otherwise everything was wonderful.
  33. c

    cathyf

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Best brunch in CLE. Wonderful view of the lake and city, no matter what season!
  34. MB

    MarciaB

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FANTASTIC!!!! Enjoyed so much, I made Reservations for Dinner for the Following Week!!
  35. BK

    BrentK

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food is very good, but $10 drinks. Come on now. The drinks are good, but $10 for a half glass Bellini and Mimosa
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely awesome! Great view of downtown right on the lake! Made reservations for Father’s Day brunch!
  37. SL

    StacieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with a great view of Lake Erie and the Cleveland Skyline. The sweet potato pancakes are amazing! Highly recommend!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Slow service - would’ve ordered more drinks but waitress did not return often. Confirmed the reservation in advance and included it was a birthday in the reservation online and when I confirmed and spoke to the hostess day prior and there was no option to even purchase or order a dessert. Server did not even mention it.
  39. d

    dianeb

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted and sat at our table promptly. As usual, the food and service were excellent. We were happy to get in before the Friday evening crowds!
  40. RI

    RIta2

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time. Our food was delicious and expertly prepared. Our waitress was top notch! Though it is pricey, we enjoyed happy hour drinks and appetizer, and were most happy with our flatbreads. The waitress served us each mango sorbets as we were celebrating our birthdays (mine is 70th!).

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 858 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 49 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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