The Greenhouse Tavern

4.6
3229 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
In 2007 a young cook named Jonathon moved back to his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. After spending most of his culinary career cooking in New York City kitchens, he decided that it was time to come home.
Chef Jonathon Sawyer brings love and happiness to each plate that is put out of The Greenhouse Tavern's kitchen. Using local produce, protein, and grain Chef Sawyer supports our revitalizing economy in Cleveland, Ohio.
Always working hard to be at the forefront of the rustbelt revolution the team at The Greenhouse Tavern is constantly looking for ways to innovate in the city, the kitchen, and on the menu.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Bar
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am
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Phone number
(216) 443-0511
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jonathon Sawyer
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Private party facilities
We can accommodate groups of 15 to 40 in our private areas. The entire restaurant is available for events with 130 or more guests. Off site catering also available. We understand each event is different so we will help customize to your specific needs.
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Private party contact
Tom Sawyer: (216) 443-0511
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Catering
Off site catering is available upon request. Please email events@thegreenhousetavern.com in regards to your event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Euclid & Prospect
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Parking details
Valet is available on East 4th at the cost of $8 per vehicle. Valet operated by MVP Parking. Prices may vary. Network Parking also operates many parking lots in the area.
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Public transit
Short walk from both Terminal Tower and Public Square - RTA and Trolly lines (http://www.riderta.com/).
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

5 Course Chef tasting menu for $125. New Years Champagne toast.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 3229 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Our waitress was super sweet! My moms chicken was raw in the middle, manager tried to explain its how they prepare it that causes it to look that way? Lol no, it was not cooked through. He was kind enough to take it off the bill. My sisters toast was burnt to a crisp. I honestly don’t think it was worth it. I don’t think the price reflects the quality of food we received.

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JM
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

This restaurant was not "exceptional". Food was mediocre with poor plate presentation. Service was okay.

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SP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was great! The brussel sprouts were very very good. Our server, Amanda was the wonderful. We will return.
Thank you

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K
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent lunch! The grilled brussels sprouts are AMAZING!! Would highly recommend!

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MG
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still a gem of a place after all of these years of Chef Sawyer establishing a culinary destination on East 4th Street.

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W
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing exciting about the place. Food was good at best. Service was extremely slow not being busy. Server came back to the table maybe twice. Seems the quality of the food did not meet the higher than average price paid. A good chance I will not return.

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JP
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t stop talking about Greenhouse! The food there is AMAZING! Especially the chicken wings...fall off the bone! We would definitely recommend this place to anyone and will definitely be back!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, I had scallops that were filling. My wife had the steak. Bourbon selection is dynamite. Our waiter was outstanding and very helpful in picking entree’s. The table was okay, would have preferred a lone table over sitting next to a larger group at the booth/chair wall but overall really great experience at one of my favorite spots in Cleveland!

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HB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Wish there were more Vegan choices. If I ordered the “veggie burger” vegan style it would have come with no bun and no sauce. Buzz kill. Good food for kids.

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a
Toronto
58 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time we’ve been here while visiting Cleveland, so good the first time we had to come back. The tomahawk pork chop and the tomahawk steaks are amazing. Can’t go wrong wrong with anything on the menu.

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RC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The location is great, the decor was really nice, the bartender was very helpful, but they weren't busy at all and it took forever to just get our starter, then just as long for the dinner, and this was the first I have ever had to send a steak back, ordered medium and it came out raw in the middle not even rare I can handle that but when the middle is cold and uncooked I can't.

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TP
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Interesting menu...appreciated the Gluten Free Options..HOWEVER we were there at 11 AM and they were out of Gluten Free Bread !!! Very disappointing. Whoever does the ordering blew it. Probably not going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. Server was top notch. Will always come back.

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DB
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Much too noisy. . Much too noisy. Loud loud loud. I do I need to use 15 words ?

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and very good service. One drawback is the noise level - difficult to carry on quieter conversations...

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TG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food! We went with friends for the first time, we all enjoyed it!

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H
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved our dining experience in fact we were going to go back for a second night that’s how good it was

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SK
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was fantastic. My husband and I arrived late due to traffic and construction. They seated us right away and took our orders quickly since we were trying to make a show. The appetizers and entrees were excellent. The custard cake dessert was not as flavorful as expected. Overall great would go back again. Kudos to Andrea to get us out in time for our show even with dessert!!

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k
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, amazing service and even great for vegetarians who are dining with their meat eating friends. Great location! Cool vibe.

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an early dinner here after a Browns game. The brussel sprouts appetizer was great and the vegi burger was the best we've ever had.

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TC
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was disappointed this time. This is one of my favorite downtown restaurants, including an innovative brunch menu. There was nothing special this time. Eggs were over cooked and egg sandwich was dripping in pimento cheese spread. To top it off, ice tea was an outrageous $5.00. For that price, it should have been a mimosa, not flavored water. Will not be back soon.

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h
Cleveland
92 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointing dinner, unfortunately. My veggie burger was an undercooked soggy mess, my husband’s walleye amazingly bland and unremarkable. Our waiter tried to be friendly but was inattentive and service was incredibly slow. We had an 8:15 reservation on a Saturday night; the place was about half full when we arrived. Elton John’s concert had just started and we figured the place has been packed with pre-concert diners and was now slowing down; but it slowed too much for us. Not worth the money!

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S
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Greenhouse is on the Daily Meal top 101 restaurants for a reason.

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FC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Kevin was great waiter

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BL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Make sure you get the Brussel Sprouts and Fried Chicken as an appetizer to share. Then the Skirt Steak was the overall winner out of 10 dishes in our group!

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NM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

We were sat on 2nd level in corner...way too loud and I am generally very tolerant of loudness but wow ...difficulty talking and hearing.

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T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of four and ordered several small plates to share. Each was unique and yummy, with good presentation. We especially liked the beet dish and the clam dish. We had great service. Truly enjoy the ambience and noise level was acceptable, allowing us to easily converse.

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BS
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner was great as usual. Something must have gone wrong in the kitchen. We ordered our salads and entrees at the same time, we were heading to the Cav’s game. Our waiter was very nice, brought our salads and somehow disappeared. We waited almost 20 min before we caught him. He said there was a problem in the kitchen and our meals were delayed. The manager brought them with an apology. The food was great and the service was great, we just had some sort of a delay and we’re not sure why. Won’t stop me from going back as the food is always delicious.

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D
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had salmon with a walnut crust, butternut squash rice, and roasted broccoli—yum. My furies had the veggie burger and salad. She enjoyed it. Looking for another excuse to go back for lunch.

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SC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in Cleveland, and it never fails. John was a fantastic server, and the food was amazing, as always.

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E
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Night out with my wife. Great food and service. I had the Nonna's Gravy and my wife has the Strip Steak, both were excellent. Had the chicken wings app on the suggestion of our waiter, they are truly the best.

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MB
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited here several times now, and once again the food and service were excellent. We are very lucky to have such quality restaurants in Northeast Ohio!

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LS
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I have eaten here before and book a lot of business dinners on behalf of my company here as well. I have never had an adverse experience until this visit. My bucatini was served cold and my husbands fries were so salty he was unable to eat them. Must have been a bad night in the kitchen. Service was great as always.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Performance

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j
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Kevin was amazing - friendly, attentive, responsive, funny ...

I strayed from my typical veggie burger and hit the fish. It was delicious!

We’ll be back.

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F
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Good meal only dampened by The waitstaff spilling a number of dishes behind our guest. On his jacket his shirt his neck. You apologized but 15% discount? ReAlly? It ruined our get together even though our guest was polite. The discount didn’t even cover the dry cleaning

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SG
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food! Loved the wings, clams, burgers, and buttered popped corn custard dessert!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food quite possibly one of the best lunches i've ever had...the falafel bowl was so delicious i could eat it every day...fresh, flavorful, perfect portion...this place is simply exquisite

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M
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

There was negative air pressure in the building and the kitchen air was being pulled into the dining room. Hence we smelled kitchen sewer gas during the meal, subtle but noticeable. This made being in the room uncomfortable and unpleasant.

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TS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Poor menu, limited selections, over-priced. Meal was under-cooked. Waited "forever" to get ketchup. Server did a great job...she was very friendly.

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