Why Cleveland?

Cleveland is the / city where we come from so / run run so run run  



People from around the country always ask us why we moved home to Cleveland to open a restaurant. As much as we loved living in New York City, we always felt a pull from back home. After going back and forth from NYC to CLE, we decided to make it permanent.

For us Cleveland is at the beginning of it's glory and we love a good 'ol Renaissance.

From the 101 year old, West Side Market to the East 4th dining district we are in love with our city. It's that simple. Cleveland is the city where we come from, so run run. 

Bone Thugs said it best. 

Jonathon and Amelia Sawyer opened the Tavern in 2009 at a time when everyone thought they were nuts. Cleveland was getting killed by the economy and their friends in the bigger cities thought they might be drinking the wine a wee bit too much.

Alas! Jonathon and Amelia knew something their big city friends  didn't. They knew that the spirit of Cleveland was back and bigger than ever.  Together they took the risk on Cleveland. 

And we are so glad they did.  

Cleveland is and always will be our home and our inspiration at The Greenhouse Tavern.  You can see it in our food and on our menus.