Welcome to The Lake Effect Restaurant

at VITALIA® ACTive community at solon

A great dining experience is a core tenant of the experience at VITALIA® communities. Food not only nourishes the body but fosters friendship, encourages discourse, and binds family. Not only is our food delicious and nourishing, but we pride ourselves on the restaurant experience that we offer. Opening daily at 7 AM, servers are waiting to take your order from an expansive menu of 50+ always-available options. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy.

Featuring daily specials, breakfast all day, exciting seasonal options, and tried-and-true classics, our menu is designed to meet your preferences every day of the year. We want you to leave satisfied and excited for the next time you dine with us.

Meet Executive Chef Nicholas Gutendorf

With over 17 years of experience in professional kitchens, Chef Nicholas Gutendorf brings passion and pride to the table. Working alongside many great chefs through the years, Nick has always strived to satisfy the guest with every plate he puts in front of them. He found his desire for kitchens at a young age. At 15, Nick started washing dishes at a local pizzeria. He quickly moved on to cook, gaining knowledge and credit, and working his way to kitchen manager in fine dining for 8 years. After catering many large weddings and banquet events, Nick landed a job as culinary director at Vitalia Active Adult Community of Solon.

Residing in Aurora Shores with his family, living the lake life has always been his dream. Nick enjoys the outdoors, especially being on the water or riding his four-wheeler. He also reminisces his youth days as he coaches his son, Donovan, in baseball.



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Arrow Senior Living

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6050 Kruse Drive

Solon, OH 44139

Arrow Senior Living serves and employs individuals of all faiths, regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or handicap, except as limited by state and federal law.

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