Bon Appetit has named The Greenhouse Tavern one of the 10 Best New restaurants in America.
The downtown Cleveland restaurant is helping complete east Fourth Street's restaurant row. The living green concept that's being weaved throughout the city is the main mission behind the restaurant.
It first opened in the spring and serves anywhere from 200 to 400 people a night. The restaurant also recently opened for lunch Monday through Friday.
Everest Curley, the general manager for Greenhouse Tavern said, "Being down here, having the Cleveland Indians, having the neighbors everyone can help generate business for each other which has been really wonderful."
The principle concept of the Greenhouse Tavern is farm to plate; bringing food straight from the local farms. The use of local food not only helps the economy here in northeast Ohio, but it also reduces travel expenses and pollution, and gives the customer the freshest ingredients available. And it's more than just an idea, it's a team effort. "I've had more people come in who want to be part of the team because they believe in the mission of the restaurant," Curley said. "They may not have any restaurant experience but they want to be part of the mission we're trying to do."
The green concept is weaved throughout the restaurant with Civil War-era barn siding and flooring made out of fly-ash, a by-product from power stations that makes the concrete more durable. Bike wheels have been turned into lamps, and cabinets from the science department at John Carroll University adorn the front of the bar. "It's been overwhelming its been wonderful its been more than we can expect we're so glad the community can attach themselves to the idea and make it their own," said Curley.
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