Summer House on the Lake Continues to Take Shape at Disney Springs

Construction continues to push forward as Summer House on the Lake takes shape before its 2023 debut.

Summer House on the Lake

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The structure has slightly layered sections of the roof to create a dynamic façade with awnings.

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We didn’t see any construction crews actively working on this visit, but the roofline of Summer House on the Lake has taken more shape with added steel framework. Scaffolding also surrounds the roofline as construction continues.

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The walls surrounding the construction site showcase photos of some of the dishes you might be able to try once the restaurant finally opens. The restaurant will feature a menu of fresh, modern American cuisine, including seafood and steak options. With indoor and outdoor seating, diners will be able to enjoy views of the lake while savoring their meals. The decor will be sleek and contemporary, with touches of natural wood and greenery. Expect a lively atmosphere, with a full bar and specialty cocktails.

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Summer House on the Lake was announced in the summer of 2022, taking over the space formerly planned for Beatrix. The new restaurant is a spin-off of the popular Chicago and North Bethesda, MD restaurant Summer House Santa Monica. Both Beatrix and Summer House Santa Monica are owned by Lettuce Entertain You.

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The completed exterior will be gray and white, with vine-covered walls and planters. The interior will also be white, with wicker chairs and plants throughout.

Do you think Summer House on the Lake is poised to become a go-to spot for both locals and visitors to Disney Springs? Will you be dining at this new restaurant when it opens this year? Let us know in the comments below!

Other Disney Springs News

Corkcicle shop opened a few days ago at Disney Springs. The brand is known for selling colorful insulated drinkware and accessories with products ranging between $29.99 and $49.99. Corkcicle’s product line includes insulated tumblers, water bottles, stemless barware, and coolers that are easily portable.

Meanwhile, the UGG store at Disney Springs permanently closed in February. The storefront is located in the covered section of Town Center. UGG originally opened with the Disney Springs expansion in 2016.

Just like the dinosaurs, the National Geographic store at Disney Springs is now extinct and The Dress Shop has moved back into the space within Marketplace Co-Op.

While The Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando within the Disney Springs Area first started welcoming guests last December, the hotel officially held its grand opening ceremony in February and is ready for guests to come in full force. The Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando is an Official Walt Disney World Hotel. It features the same amenities as Drury Hotels nationwide along with a free shuttle to all Walt Disney World theme parks and early entry to the parks. They do not charge a resort fee on top of the nightly cost unlike many in the area.

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