Hot In Cleveland: The Greenhouse Tavern.
The Greenhouse Tavern is an exceptional restaurant located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Chef Jonathan Sawyer creates delicious eats with a green twist. The Greenhouse Tavern was the first certified green restaurant in Ohio and follows a “farm to plate” mentality. Chef Sawyer, a 2012 James Beard award nominee, was awarded Bon Apetit’s Best New Restaurants in 2009 and Food & Wine’s Best New Chef in 2010. We were lucky enough to eat at the Chef’s table in the basement of the restaurant with close access to the kitchen. One perk to eating in this area are the surprise plates that you get throughout your meal. We were given several dishes to taste throughout our dinner in addition to what we ordered. The menu changes often with the season and has a variety of options including some vegan and vegetarian dishes. The dishes are original, creative and flavored to perfection. The service is beyond excellent and the atmosphere is fun and lively. You can really taste the love and effort put into each dish. Simply put, The Greenhouse Tavern is a phenomenal dining experience. I highly recommend every dish we had, shown below.
Shout out to Jamie and Karen Morse – Greenhouse Tavern’s two best customers! Thanks for taking us for a lovely dinner.
Crispy Chicken Wings Confit with roasted jalapeño, lemon juice, scallion & garlic.
Spicy Raw Fermented Ratatouille with eggplant, zucchini, onion & tomato.
Jean Louis Chave & Mushroom Risotto with porcini & wood ear mushrooms.
Properly Cooked Heirloom Ohio Bean Salad with extra virgin olive oil, pinto, turkey caw & calypso.
Pan Fried Pork Chop Saltimbocca with sage, country ham, pomme purée, scrapple & red eye gravy.
Strongolopretti Pasta with red beets, pecorino, day old bread, parsley, blue poppy seeds & brown butter.
Strip Steak Frites with Ohio only certified Angus beef ®, pommes frites, parsley, shallot mignonette & buerre rouge.
Raw Apple and Celery Leaf Salad with Rittman orchards apple, walnut tahini, radish, Mackenzie’s goat cheese, cracked fennel & almond.
Roasted Squash Double with amoretti bread crumbs, sage & love.
A Very Merry Un-Birthday Cake with aerated sponge cake, cake batter ice cream, vanilla frosting & sprinkles.
Smoked Malt Walnut Financier with chocolate cremeux, toasted oat, lemon & parsnip puree, almond crunch & candied walnut.
Vegan Huckleberry Sorbet with huckleberry and juniper sorbet, toasted almond cake, coconut whip, chia seed & house made muesli.