First Look: Lindey's Lake House in Lakewood, Opening May 13

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Lindey’s Lake House
Jammy Buggars diners will hardly recognize the former business upon visiting Lindey’s Lake House (15625 Detroit Ave.) in Lakewood. After months of heavy construction, the space is nearing completion, and as one can tell from the photos, the transformation is nothing short of dramatic.

Rick Doody isn’t one to sit on his hands. He and his brother Chris founded (and have since sold) the Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Doody opened Cedar Creek Grille in Beachwood, Coastal Taco in the Flats, and Lindey’s Lake House in Beachwood. This past winter, he redeveloped the Flats property into his second Lindey’s Lake House and come Monday, May 13, Doody will unveil the third location.

click to enlarge First Look: Lindey's Lake House in Lakewood, Opening May 13
Lindey’s Lake House
“We’re trying to build a brand in Cleveland,” he says. “People love the vibe of Coastal Taco, the bar-centricness of the place, but you’ve got to have more than just tacos these days.”

Like the other two spots, the Lakewood Lake House features a beach-chic vibe with exposed bricks, pickled wood floors, white-washed ceilings and theatrical lighting. A wall of glassy garage doors ushers in a remarkable amount of light, and when open, unites the indoors with the outdoors.

In terms of food, diners can expect most of the items from the Beachwood and Flats location supplemented with some of the most popular items from the adjacent Cedar Creek Grille. On the bill of fare will be small plates like crab cakes and calamari, wedge and chopped salads, al pastor and chicken tinga tacos, crispy flatbreads and entrees such as fried chicken, fish and chips, lobster rolls and steak frites.

“It’s like the best of both worlds,” Doody notes.
click to enlarge First Look: Lindey's Lake House in Lakewood, Opening May 13
Lindey’s Lake House
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For 20 years, Douglas Trattner has worked as a full-time freelance writer, editor and author. His work on Michael Symon's "Carnivore," "5 in 5" and “Fix it With Food” have earned him three New York Times Best-Selling Author honors, while his longstanding role as Scene dining editor garnered the award of “Best...
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