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About The Greenhouse Tavern

Chef Jonathon Sawyer's sustainably inspired flagship restaurant located in the heart of downtown Cleveland.

2038 E 4th Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, French, American

Hours of Operation:
Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Euclid & Prospect

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 443-0511

Website:
http://www.thegreenhousetavern.com/

Catering:
Off site catering is available upon request. Please email events@thegreenhousetavern.com in regards to your event.

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.

Public Transit:
Short walk from both Terminal Tower and Public Square - RTA and Trolly lines (http://www.riderta.com/).

Executive Chef:
Jonathon Sawyer

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.

Private Party Contact:
Tom Sawyer: (216) 443-0511

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Greenhouse Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (42)
Local Ingredients (38)
Special Occasion (37)
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Creative Cuisine (35)
Good for a Date (30)
Worth the Drive (28)
Hot Spot (27)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Authentic (23)
Fun (23)
Casual (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Great Beer (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Tasting Menu (17)
People Watching (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Healthy (11)
Vegan (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Business Meals (10)
Romantic (10)
Seasonal (10)
Organic (10)
Cozy (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Tapas (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Scenic View (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Spicy (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Sports (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was poor quality meat and uncooked vegetables. Food to table time was slow.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food, cozy atmosphere—love the vhs movies playing at the bar, very cool space.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Sadly Very Disappointed! We've gone to Greenhouse many times in the past and have thoroughly enjoyed everything. We even had a large surprise birthday party there several years ago and it was excellent. But our last experience was not a good one. Last Saturday was supposed to be a special 21st birthday dinner for our son. Our 2 orders of Ciopinno were $35. each...they were cold and had next to nothing on the plate...we returned them. Then ordered the pork dish and it was good. My sons steak was ordered med rare came out as rare (literally very red through out and bloody). Our server said " It looks med rare to me". We returned it and my son enjoyed the Med rare. At 7:00PM they were out of several dishes. Our server while possibly not intentional had very argumentative replies through out our dinner. I personally found this offensive. Felt the $200+. was definitely not worth the frustration. While I have many nice memories of dining here I'm sad to say we will not be going back.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was fantastic as always - thanks! Wish you would sell your pickles, they’re the best out there ☺️

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

At first we were a little nervous and unsure about the menu and sitting next to others that close but after ordering and eating and the drinks we are definitely going back. Like I said a little outside of our comfort zone but felt right at home very quickly.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Lamb loin special was spectacular. A friend had the "Pork and Pie' and it was impressive. I've always had the pot de creme for dessert and branched out to try the French silk pie. The pie was good--and visually beautiful, but not as good as the pot de creme.
Service was friendly and added to a great evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Organic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Tapas, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Vegan
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great meal. The grilled Brussel sprouts appetizer were delicious. The Lamb Loin was prepared in a very unique and wonderful manner. Different but absolutely delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I love the idea of Small, Medium and Large plates. I had one Small dish and two Medium dishes and was able to try three different items/types of food off the menu.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Casual, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Celebrated New Year's Eve with family and a great Greenhouse meal. Service was outstanding, and food never disappoints. Wings and squash for appetizers and a variety of dishes for dinner. Best burger I ever had, and others in our party loved the lamb chop/pork chop, and rigatoni.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Was doing an impromptu road trip around the upper midwest/great lakes for some wings and I couldn't pass up the great ones at Greenhouse Tavern. Just as enjoyable this time as any other.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Best wings! Loved the no name Pommes Frites!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The Fried Brussel Sprouts, Chicken Wings Confit, and Roasted Pig's Head were all amazing. The service was wonderful, and the ambiance was also very chill.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary here. Amazing food (duck breast, chicken wings and Brussels sprouts).

Highly recommend to anyone for any reason

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Greenhouse Tavern knocked it out of the park on all levels. I will definitely be back!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food and service were outstanding!! My friends and I came in for my 40th birthday and had an amazing time. The Greenhouse never disappoints.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Special Occasion, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Vegan, Healthy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Best service for a large group I have had in a long time! Thanks so much!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We traveled from Rhode Island to visit family, this was my choice as a great location for dinner. I’ve followed the restaurant and chef as a friend from the Culinary Veg Institute. Amazing tasting. Had the chicken wings, clams and beef tartar. Lamb burgers were classic. The diverse menu allows any option from small bites to a amazing full entree. Desserts were amazing, recommend the Pot de cream. 5 Stars!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We really liked the preparation of the food. The crispy wing appetizer was very unique with the lemon flavor. Our waitress was very sociable and knowledgeable about drink pairings, popular items on the menu, and very considerate of giving her guests about proper space. This made it a comfortable environment, while in a packed environment.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Absolutely fantastic food! Kevin, our server, is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We felt at home, which is rare these days.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The attention from the staff was and has always been exceptional. Alice is our favorite server. Great food with different tastes! Fantastic 4th Street vibe!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 21, 2017

While we were in town for a Basketball game, my father and I had dinner at Greenhouse. The service was good, as was the food. However, my single complaint was the value/price of the food. The steak and hamburger we had were overpriced, but would still recommend the Greenhouse Tavern to a friend.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent meal
Creative choices of food pairings, all superbly cooked. Can't go wrong here.
Ordered several items and shared among four of us.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Definitely worth the drive - we drove over an hour to sit in the basement (yes - the basement) at the counter where we could watch the kitchen cook some amazing food. The brussel sprouts are amazing - and definitely order the wings. You won't go home hungry and will be happy with your bill.

We will be going back there again!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Sitting at the bar / watching the food being prepared in the basement was awesome. The portions were surprisingly large and it was a great experience for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Fun
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Lots of interesting offerings. I'm so smitten with the lamb burger that it's hard for me to branch out to other choices. But I always try what my friends order--and it is all good.
Don't miss the chicken wings. Don't miss the lamb burger. Best Cesar salad I have ever had.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Not a bad meal, but didn't meet my (admittedly high) expectations. I think I went in based on how the menu looked online. Unfortunately they didn't match. Then one of the things I really wanted was 86'd. Then.... It just didn't blow me away at all. I mean it was OK... nothing was BAD... But nothing was GREAT either. Top Tip: Bring your own chopsticks to eat the pig ears. Forks don't work, so I had to use fingers and they are a hot mess so you look like a hobo in there sucking on your fingers. Not that I minded... They were good.

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Gluten Free Options
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was outstanding. The wings were good. The burger was OK.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food, damn near 3 Star perfection. The acoustic of the place make everything louder, it’s only draw back, that a quit person will have to speak up.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We go to the Greenhouse Tavern every time we're in Cleveland - the food is always wonderful and the services is great. If you have an extra $10, you can buy the kitchen staff a round of beers... which they love and is super fun!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a last minute reservation and the only seating available was at the Bar in the basement, which turned out to be the best surprise! We were seated right in front of the kitchen staff, and were able to see exactly how the food was prepared, which was super fun! They were playing music also, that was more fun and less fine dining which we enjoyed. It felt like a private event with the chef! The food was incredible and the seasonal drinks were fantastic! It was my first time at Greenhouse, and I will absolutely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The service (Alice) was outstanding for a busy Friday night at 8:00pm. The small plates and appetizers were very good and with ability to mix and match for a table share was the best option. The wine selection was great but a bit on the pricey side and their cocktail list was a bit short. But with a full bar, you can order whatever you like. The beer and whiskey/bourbon list was extensive as well with a great selection of upper brands.
My only negative was the size of the main entrees. While selecting the seared duck breast sounded great and it did taste good, the portion left a lot to be desired for $34 (four small strips). The other entree was the special of the night "sea scallops" and again should have been bigger for the price paid.
$300 tab for 4 people.
Overall a good place and food and alcohol selection were very ample.
Give it a try and judge for yourself

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food, beer list and wine by the glass were all every good. The service was good. The atmosphere is nice and the location is great. My only disappointment is that I chose it because I was anxious to try the Vegan Barbecue. It is no longer on the menu but it's still listed online as being on the dinner menu. I felt a bit cheated. I just looked again and it's still listed even though our waiter told us that they were supposed to take it off the online menu. It's a nice place and I would consider going there again.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Came here for the first time Saturday night last weekend, bachelorette evening, our server was amazing and patient and accommodating. Came back with my husband after a date day for dinner, he was impressed, we had a great time!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Everything was just ok, nothing special or spectacular, had heard folks rave about the place, maybe my expectations were too high going in ......... just not that impressed. Many other spots downtown that we would prefer.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went there for brunch and were really happy with the food and drinks. The serving size of the food was great and definitely worth the price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our server, Alice, was outstanding. She patiently took the time to walk us through the menu and offer suggestions along the way. The wings were some of the best we'd ever had! She helped us choose the perfect bottle of wine to complement our meals as well. We can't wait to come back to the Greenhouse again to enjoy the excellent service, food and dining experience!!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had been waiting to eat here for almost 4 years and decided to finally make the trip( it's about 4 hours) My husband and I try places that aren't chain and then write a review . Boy, was this place a huge disappointment. I was so excited to try the 'pig head' we had seen on tv, but let down once we got there. We got there at 2 and had to order the brunch menu ...we asked do we have to? We brought others along with since we had talked it up so much, they too, were equally excited. We were told we had to order brunch. When we tried to order the 'face and eggs' we were told it takes a long time, way over an hour, are you sure you don't want something better? So we ordered something , it was a huge let down! We got our food and I only ate 1/2 of it because well, it was horrible. One of the four people we came with had the same problem I did, did we order chicken with our sauce? The burger was ordered medium and was well done, the only thing not worth complaining about was the chicken and waffles-they were by far-the best item we ordered out of all of us and we all ended up sharing it together. This place was a huge disappointment... with a reservation , and the place was near empty, having to wait for almost 20 mins to sit down was puzzling-I should have taken that as a sign- truly disappointed-I cringed when I had to the bill for food that just plain sucked! I like to end the review on a good note...the 'lady gaga' waitress we had was very professional and sweet-thank you 'lady gaga'

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was colder than we prefer, but flavors were good. Service very friendly beginning and end, but so-so during the meal.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I was greeted promptly upon my arrival. The staff were all very pleasant and my food was served in a timely manner. I was there to have dinner before my concert. I had the Strip steak and it was cooked perfectly. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was just superb. Only ate there once (out of town) but everything was very good .

Tags: Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Casual
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