Comfy, cozy, elegant and delicious
Walking into Timber Lodge restaurant is a lot like walking into that rustic chalet in the mountains where all your cool friends hang out.
Owned and managed by restaurateur Ron Levitt, the Medina restaurant is known for finely prepared fresh food, eye catching portions, and outstanding service.
It’s a great place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with its cozy booths, warm fireplace and hearty menu featuring The Loving Couple ™ – a hand-cut center-cut tenderloin filet and an 8 ounce warm water lobster tail served with salad, fresh-baked rolls, a choice of any side, and a traditional warmer filled with real clarified butter.
“Wine and Dine Your Valentine ™ is our theme for Valentine’s Day,” Ron says, “We want couples to come in and enjoy a romantic evening at our restaurant on Valentine’s Day, or for that matter, any time!”
Timber Lodge is renowned for its superior hand-cut beef.
“We’ve been voted one of the five best steakhouses by Cleveland.com,” Ron says, “The Plain Dealer named us one of the 15 coziest restaurants in Northeast Ohio. And out of 130 restaurants on Trip Advisor, we’re number one.”
With a smoker on the premises, the restaurant turns our succulent smoked ribs, chicken and pork loins.
Ron says the restaurant’s always fresh fish is shipped in from all over the world. “Africa, Australia, Alaska, the North Atlantic, the Pacific. We have everything from grouper to Chilean sea bass. We have a huge following as a steakhouse, but our guests also come for the seafood.”
The restaurant carries fine wines, high-end bourbons and scotch, aperitifs, martinis, and more.
“Every month we do a wine tasting to update our wine list,” says Ron. “Our wines are reasonably priced and chosen to complement our menu.”
The full-service Jackalope Lounge offers Group Therapy (happy hour) from 4 pm to 7 pm, Monday through Friday. You can tuck into any menu item, from a two-fisted sandwich to a dinner entrée.
Ron is understandably proud of the restaurant’s long history. “Elijah Boardman, one of the original investors in the Connecticut Land Company, owned the land. His son, Henry sold the 32-acre plot to Samuel Clark, who built the first structure in 1844.”
Over the years, the farmhouse and orchards were owned by various families. The farmhouse was rebuilt, used as a school, and later sold to the Keller family. The Kellers added to the farmhouse and opened the Pine Tree Tavern in 1934.The restaurant passed hands several times before operating as Golfers at the Turn. Ron bought the property in 2002 and returned the Old Pine Tree to its former beauty as Timber Lodge. For decades the location has been – and remains – a most popular Medina spot.
Timber Lodge is at 2809 Pearl Road, Medina 330.725.6288 TimberLodgeMedina.com