- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The Butcher & Grocer steak, Arugula, Baked Shallots, Whipped Feta, Croutons, Pecans, Burnt Lemon Dressing
Just 2 meatballs on a stick. Rotating meat, rotating sauce
Gently smoked pork shoulder, The Butcher & Grocer Ham, house pickled spicy Ohio cucumber, smoked mustard, smoked gouda, & Matija ciabatta
Love this local, seasonal concept and the food and service was fantastic!
Food was delicious and service was great!
The squash salad was so flavorful. The beef and cheddar sandwich was melt in your mouth delicious
CORBAN KILLED IT! It was a business lunch so we were discussing a lot of work related topics and he balanced interrupting at the right times which is an art! He is fantastic. Great food. Amazing service and will becoming an amazing part of the columbus history.
Thank you for the kind words. We have an amazing staff and I appreciate you recognizing them. Thanks for the review. Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
I had a great time.
It was a pleasure to meet the owner as well.
Will be back for sure.
Great restaurant and enjoyed the experience. Kitchen closes at 8p on weeknights which is a bit earlier than we'd hoped.
Thanks for the review Michael. We hope to one day stay open later on weeknights. Thanks for the review. Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
This was our first time at Cleaver and it will become part of our regular dining out rotation.
The service was very timely which is uncommon given the restaurant worker shortages. Although our first server seemed new, the two problems with our order were fixed very quickly. A second server took over our table halfway through dinner and he was great. The very nice owner also spent time at our table and seemed to check on all of the other guests.
We eat out frequently at restaurants with patios and Cleaver has one of the most best patios at this price point. The seating area was very pleasant and the neighborhood is very quiet. They also had heaters which will be useful when the weather gets colder.
Our family was generally very happy with our food. The kids particularly enjoyed the mortadella and aged cheddar on the charcuterie board. I ordered the tartare which was superb. My son thought his beef and cheddar was much better than Arby’s which is high praise from a boy whose favorite fast food is Arby’s beef n cheddar. My wife and I had the Cubano and pork collar entree which were both tasty (although we will probably order something different next time). The only complaint was from my daughter who did not not like her meatballs. I tasted them and although I thought that they were good, there seemed to be spices in them not typical of Italian meatballs.
The selection of wines by the glass was small, but we were very happy with our glasses which were very good and reasonably priced. There was also a wide whiskey selection that was priced below most restaurants. I’ll come back sometime just to have drinks.
Overall, this patio dining experience was a solid “A” and as good as you can expect during this crazy time we are living in. We will definitely be back.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant and I'm glad we were able to remedy your issues in a timely fashion - we have a great team. Your family is great and I'm glad I had the opportunity to meet you all. Thanks for the review. Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Excellent food, great cocktails, wonderful ambience, super good service = a favorite restaurant!
Thanks for the review. Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Wife and I shared the featured Steak Special with the leaf salad and Shagbark Hush Puppies.
Steak was absolutely delicious and perfectly prepared.
Salad was simple and delicious.Hush Puppies were good but not really Southern Style
Wife had the Salted Peanut Butter ice cream from Jenie’s
She thought it was divine. Not a big peanut butter fan so I will defer to her.
We will be back
Thanks for coming in and taking the time to review the restaurant. Come back soon. Thanks for the review. Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Food and server (who provided me with excellent recommendations) were amazing. Will definitely return. Hopefully will get the same server :)
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We look forward to having you back in. Thank you so much. - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Service great . Foot great . Loved the store next dooe
Thank you so much. - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Very slow service on a Wednesday night with only 1/4 tables full.
I apologize for the slow service, we are still dealing with not being fully staffed. I checked your seating time and it appears we were able to get you in and out of the restaurant in 56 minutes....we are definitely not a fast food type of place. Thanks.
My meal was fantastic. Perfect blend of heat and sweetness and acidity on everything. The smoked cauliflower was particularly good.
The owner waited on me and was friendly and helpful. A terrific experience.
I appreciate the kind words and your taking the time to write this review. I hope to see you again soon. Thank you so much. - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Great food and good service
Thank you so much. - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Thoroughly enjoyed our experience! Food was great along with the service. Interesting cocktails mostly whiskey based. Vibe was very chill. We sat inside but the patio looked lovely. We will definitely go again.
Thank you for coming in and for the very kind words. I hope to see you soon. - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Expected a higher level of food.
Thanks for coming in. Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Great fresh food, deliciously prepared. Good cocktails too.
Thank for the review and for coming in. I hope to you make it back soon. Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Anna served the 12 of us and was outstanding! Talk about hospitality…she made sure we had everything and when we asked for items, she did it with a genuine smile. My out of state (TEXAS) friends absolutely loved the food! Explosive flavors and the drinks…well you’ll have to see for yourself. :)
Thank you so much for the review. Anna does an amazing job, I'm glad the Texans enjoyed everything. - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Great food, atmosphere, and service. On the expensive side but we’ll worth the price.
I'm glad everything was to your liking. Come back again soon. Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
We had a large family dinner on the outside patio of CLEAVER & had the BEST experience. The hummus appetizer was the best hummus I have ever had. I tried a bite of the pork jowl and it was my favorite thing I tried on the menu but also loved the steak, pork chop & burger. Everything was soooo good. The fries were also a yummy side to add on. I wish I took more photos to share. The patio was quiet and relaxing with hanging lights over head for the perfect ambience.
My family traveled in from all over (OH, TX, GA, CO & FL) and all agreed it was one of the best meals and by far the best customer service we have ever had. From the start, I called to change the number of people due to flight delays multiple times. The host and hostess were always so accommodating and helpful. They never seemed annoyed (when they should have been) with my many changes!! Then @ the restaurant, the owner came out and introduced himself. He told us where each of their meats and produce come from. It is all locally sourced. He was so personable & you could tell he cared about each of his customers. Lastly, some of our other family wanted to join us late (restaurant was about to close). The owner went to tell the kitchen to stay open for us - that is unheard of!!!! The owner, servers & hosts went above and beyond to make our experience enjoyable and I cannot rave about how much we loved everything about this restaurant.
Lindsey: Thanks for the kind words and for the appreciation for what we do. I hope the wedding went great. Please come back Thank you so much. - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
A unique, whimsical place with the best food drawn from their own butcher shop a couple doors down. The atmosphere is relaxed, the people are knowledgable and friendly, and the cocktails are especially good.
Thanks so much Thomas. I hope you make it in again very soon and, please, stop in and say hi at The Butcher & Grocer. - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Sat outside and speaker was right over our heads, but hostess kindly turned it off. Corbin was fab as were everyone’s meals.
Thanks for coming in. Corban does and amazing job. Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
We had a reservation and we’re seated inside however it was very nice outside so the staff was able to seat us on the patio. Our waiter was extremely quick and attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. The food and drinks were delicious and it was overall a great experience.
I'm so pleased you enjoyed everything and we were able to provide a great experience for you. Thanks for coming in! See you soon!! -Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Wonderful service and food! It was so impressive how knowledgeable our server was about the menu and bar drinks. Everything was timed perfectly and we never waited for anything. The food was fantastic!! Try the burger and the beef sandwich! I will be back for a steak next time!
Such a wonderful review. I truly appreciate you coming in and I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you so much - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
The appetizers were better than the meal.
Mussels were fantastic and we all loved the panzanella. But wished it as bigger.
Drinks were a bit underwhelming and overpriced.
Thanks for coning in and I hope you will try us again sometime. Thank you so much - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Great experience! Good food, good service, good atmosphere
I'm so happy you enjoyed yourself. Thank you so much - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Fun dinner! Great food - owner came to talk to diners. Great service.
I'm glad I got to meet you. Thank you so much - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
We came in on a Saturday night. The atmosphere and ambiance is very welcoming. The staff was very friendly and helpful, but the food and meat quality is what you should come for. Amazing, fresh, flavorful meat, everything we had was spectacular!
I appreciate you taking the time to make the review and that you could taste the difference. I hope to see you gain soon. Thank you so much - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
The burger is one of my favorites but I tried the cubano sandwich and it was equally great!
I'm so glad you enjoyed both sandwiches. Thank you so much - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Everything was great! Our ribeye steak was wonderful -- one of the best we've ever had! We also had some black sesame ice cream, something we've never before heard of, and it was amazingly good. The sesame flavor was both interesting and incredibly good. We'll definitely be back.
Thanks Eric. It was great seeing you and I can't wait for you two to come back. Thank you so much - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
After passing CLEAVER several times, I finally decided that it was time to give it a try. I am so glad I did. The food and service exceeded my expectations. The owner and staff create a wonderfully relaxing environment that is great for socializing with friends. I plan on visiting regularly.
I'm glad we were able to get you in after passing by. It was great meeting you and I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you so much - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
PLEASEdo not overcook your hamburgers! You make a big deal out of how good your beef is, then overcook it. I think it has potential, but brown meat tastes like brown cardboard. I want some pink. I was never asked how I wanted my burger cooked. I could not detect any flavor from the cheese. I love a good, sharp cheddar.
Kielbasa was too peppery for me, though I am a wimp.
Service was on the slow side, but not too bad.
Maybe it was a bit loud, but it wasn’t bad.
I would like to give it another try
Thanks for the five stars! I'm sorry your burger wasn't prepared to your standard. We typically shoot for mid-rare, but if we ever miss the mark, we are more than happy to re-make it. Again, sorry for not hitting the mark for you. Thanks so much. -Tony Tanner, Co-Owner.
took my reservation on Opentable for brunch with family and friends, showed up and the restaurant was closed.
What day was your reservation. Since you made this review anonymously, I can't tell what day you were supposed to come in. We are open everyday but Monday. Our opening hours are different depending on the day so I want to make sure OpenTable didn't make a mistake. Can you please contact me: To y Tanner, 614-296-1283
Great experience. The food is incredible and the service was great. It’s a true family atmosphere with the staff. The owners were on site, present and personable throughout the evening. I’ll definitely be back.
Thank you so much and I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself. We can't wait to see you again. Thanks! -Tony Tanner, Co-Owner
Exceed my expectation, everything was amazing!! Can’t wait to go back
Thank you so much - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
The burger and roast beef sandwich were really good (the cheese sauce makes it!!) I didn’t care for the scotch egg, but I’m not a huge fan of them anyways. The fries were good, although not outstanding. I want to try the steak salad next time-it sounded unique and tasty!
I'm so glad you enjoyed your sandwiches. Can't wait to see you again. Thank you so much - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
incredible food, drinks, and staff. my new favorite restaurant in grandview.
Thank you so much - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Nothing short of amazing!!!!! Pretty much the best restaurant in columbus! And hands down the best burger on earth - not even In and Out burger comes close
Your kind words are so kind. I'm glad you enjoyed the burger. Thank you so much - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Staff was great. Quality of food was fine but the overall taste wasn’t very universally liked. We ordered several dishes and I felt like I was eating cigarettes with the smoked taste. I do like Smokey flavors but I wasn’t enjoying their style. The music was too loud for the time of day and the water glasses had a fishy smell from their dishwasher. No children’s menu made it impossible to order for the children. Overall it was a decent experience but we wouldn’t likely go back.
Thanks for taking the time to write this. I'm not sure what you ordered, but the only item with smoked meat is our Cubano - not sure about the smell of the water - that is a first for us and we do have two items for kids - a burger with fries and a grilled cheese with fries. Thank you so much - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
Amazing staff and the BEST food! One of few places that really supports local farms.
I'm so happy you brought up our Ohio farmers - they are the ones who don't get nearly the credit they deserve. Thank you so much - Tony Tanner, Managing Partner
You can order delivery directly from CLEAVER using the Order Online button. CLEAVER also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 914-8057.
CLEAVER is rated 4.7 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.