The Greenhouse Tavern

4.5
3471 reviews
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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.
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Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

It was completely mediocre and very expensive. I wouldn’t go back.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server made great suggestions and was really on top of everything

d
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great charcuterie and pickled vegetables were delicious

PL
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I was disappointed in The Greenhouse Tavern. The lighting made me feel like I was in someone's converted garage. My salad had too much dressing which meant the greens were limp, nothing was crispy or crunchy. My steak, cooked perfectly, tasted good in the 1st 2 bites, but overall it was way too salty. I went elsewhere in search of dessert. I won't be returning.

KC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational food and drink! It was clear each bite was crafted with expertise and care! Thank you!

JV
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND GREAT FOOD. I MET CHEF CLINT WHO WAS FRIENDLY AND ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THIER CREATIVE MENU. DON'T MISS THIS RESTAURANT FOR BRUNCH.

TB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another great dinner at The Greenhouse Tavern ! We got the Flintstone sous vide short ribs which were succulent and excellent. Come hungry since this dish is very rich and almost too much for 2 people.

LR
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was the very best part of this place, but the food wasnt far behind. We loved everything about it.

SK
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had six for dinner so we were able to try many plates. Rice, tandoori carrots, Brussels sprouts and wings for apps. Strip steak, rainbow trout, tongue lasagna and a bucket of fried chicken. Everything was outstanding!

RR
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best restaurant in Cleveland hands down.

k
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun evening on the patio, amazing specialty drinks , appetizers and Alice our fantastic waitress.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was great. Food was good- maybe more veggie options. Seating outside was very pleasant.

B
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

The menu had changed so much from when we had been before. Our most liked dishes were no longer available. We had eaten the wings on each visit, but they really fell short this time. We were so excited to take our visiting Florida relatives for dinner, but ended up being disappointed. Probably will not return.

MS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellant food and service!

OT
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Chris was wonderful! The food, drinks, and atmosphere were top notch!

JY
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Our first time at Greenhouse (and last). Came with high expectations and left highly disappointed. The appetizers, particularly the No-Name Frites, were very good. We were thoroughly underwhelmed and disappointed with the main courses, particularly the lamb stew. The lamb in the lamb stew was inedible -- it consisted mostly of gristle with small fibers of meat surrounding the gristle. Service was lackluster at best. We didn't realize that there were specials until after we ordered and overheard a server stating the specials to another table. The meal and overall experience would have been disappointing even if the bill was 25% of what we paid.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FUN! Really fun. So much fun!

PB
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good enjoyed dinner

i
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were excellent as always.

S
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a city full of great restaurants, this is still my favorite. Had the Caesar salad for the first time and it was memorable. Makes eating healthy a joy.
Not so healthy that we didn’t have the chicken wings. I would never skip those.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great New York strip and fish of the day. Order wasn’t quite right but was fixed quickly. Thanks for a great meal !

D
Cleveland
35 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The vegan burger is always great. I also had the soup which was near perfect.

JO
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

it was a very hot night - seemed like the AC was not working. very hot and uncomfortable

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always amazing here. We drive 55 miles every couple of months just to have the greatest wings ever created

JS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, as always. We sat at the bar overlooking the kitchen. This adds to the experience but can get noisy and hot.

ET
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Service attentive. Lots of small plate options. The kimchi fried rice was delicious and an unexpected use of black rice. Roasted brussel sprouts were plentiful for 4. As an out of towner, I would certainly go back.

OT
Cleveland
83 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I just wish it hadn’t been so noisy (on the second floor).

VR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Greenhouse Tavern is a fantastic casual restaurant. Our service was prompt and friendly, and the food was outstanding. I strongly recommend the No Name Frites. Prices are reasonable for the area and considering the quality of the food. It was a bit loud but it was quite busy at the time.

LD
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Disappointed with our brunch. Food delivery time was over 30 minutes. One order was not delivered and the three that were was cold. Coffee delivered with no question whether we’d like cream or sugar. Pancakes delivered with no butter or offer of syrup.

Have had brunch there before and enjoyed the experience but the service and food quality were poor for this outing. And on top of it all we had a reservation. I may have been more generous had we walked in.

KJ
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I realize that I likely will be in the minority here, but I thought our brunch left a lot to be desired. This was the third attempt at dining here (for brunch), and though I've never thought it was spectacular, our meals on June 14 were the worst. There were 4 people in my party (including myself), only one of whom was relatively satisfied with his meal of chicken and waffles.
The other meals were: 1) pancakes with seasonal compote. The pancakes were barely lukewarm; my girlfriend ate roughly 1/4 of her meal. 2) Braised beef over polenta. My girlfriend's husband was shocked at the meager amount of beef there was. And though he said the beef was "tasty," the meal was mostly composed of polenta. He ate what little beef there was, and some of the polenta. 3) My meal, simple pancakes and syrup. The pancakes were cold.
Also, it seemed like it took a long time for our meals to be served. We had 11 a.m. reservations prior to an Indians game. We arrived on time, we were seated within minutes, and ordered only a few minutes after being seated. It was 11:35 before our meals came out.
This experience left us all in agreement: there are better options for Sunday brunch. Sadly, the best part of this meal were the mimosas.

SS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

surprised on the service. she was slow, not overly friendly and not the typical shrive from GHT. We have not been here in over a year, and typically need to book a few days in advance. i was able to get a 7:30 reservation a few hours before. in fact, the restaurant was about 1/2 full. it was a beautiful saturday night and the tribe was playing. maybe the service has fallen off all together.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Cute atmosphere, poor value for food- very underwhelming and slow service

RL
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Friendly staff! Menu is for everyone.

TB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love your restaurant. It is very difficult to hear, please turn down the volume.

DP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in the Cleveland area for a concert, and wanted to try The Greenhouse Tavern. They were able to accommodate an early dinner pre-concert. We were seated promptly, and our server was very helpful in navigating the menu choices and the excellent alcohol selections. We chose small plates and a shared poutine, and were extremely impressed by the quality and quantity of the meal. I had pulled pork and potato croquettes, while my wife had a pea tartare, both of which were excellent. We each ordered a charcuterie, which was excellent and ample. The shared poutine was over the top delicious. We left a bit on the table as we were fully satisfied. There was a mistake in service of the pea tartare, a salad inadvertently substituted. The mistake was immediately corrected by our very attentive server. All in all, a wonderful and adventurous dinner, which we highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We go to Greenhouse all the time. One of our favorites in Cleveland. Delicious thoughtful food. Andrea has become out favorite waitress in Cleveland. In a city where service is generally poor, Andrea has been fun, attentive, and gives great suggestions.

GS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Good gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options. The cocktails are great. Out server, alice, was very knowledgable about the menu and answered all of our questions

CP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great flavors, nice location. We are from out of town and didn't realize we couldn't bring our own wine, so that was a bummer. Also, if you want the pig head, order it as soon as you sit down. By the time we asked, it was sold out and it takes an hour to prepare. Cocktails were good. Would return.

KC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining here — the experience was wonderful, our waiter very knowledgeable, and the food delicious! Would definitely go back whenever I’m in town!

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