Greenhouse style

This is the second installment about my trip to The Greenhouse Tavern in Cleveland. I want to show you the restaurant itself … cozy, cool, hip and decorated with recycled materials. Paintings from a local artist. Lots of old barn wood, re-purposed cabinets and yes, bicycle tires. The space has a personality I’d love to visit again and again. So c’mon. Let’s step inside!

Thus, we begin our journey: Going green …

Recycled glass in the outdoor street lights. I’d love to see these at night!

Yes, those are bicycle wheels at the top and bottom of these super-cool lights.


The kitchen is in the basement. On special evenings, you can be seated down here and watch the goings on. There on the left are shelves and shelves of cookbooks. Honestly, I wanted to pull up a chair, grab a stack of books and immerse myself in the culinary arts.

There’s a jukebox in the kitchen!

By the way … I don’t know if I’d get stage fright or not with these women staring at me in the ladies’ room, but I love this wallpaper. I’d like to put this paper in my girls’ bedroom closet!

In warmer weather, we could have gone up another flight of stairs. The Greenhouse Tavern has a rooftop garden, and offers outdoor dining in summer months.

I have to tell you … I covet those floors. I am definitely green with envy.

I also want these magazine racks. I would never again have to throw away my precious periodicals. I also love the slate wall color with the wood and wine bottles.

Again with the floors … and then there’s the table. A tree slab. My heart doth leap in my chest.

I wish I had a better picture of this cupboard. See a hint of the bead board on the hutch? It was truly fabulous. Truly. Chef Jonathon said when they found it, the original flour bins were still in the bottom!

The funny thing about the restaurant? The treasures aren’t apparent … it’s not in-your-face style. It’s interesting, pleasing, textural. You have to stop and look around to get a sense of the overall space. The backdrop creates a friendly, warm atmosphere that envelopes you while you savor the amazing food.

And beyond the restaurant there’s a little alley across the way. You’ll want to follow that meandering path under the canopy of colorful lights!

The Greenhouse Tavern is located at 2038 East 4th Street in Cleveland. For hours and directions, click here.

Go exploring! You may enjoy these previous posts.


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    Nancy February 11, 2011 (8:46 am)

    Oh what a neat place!!! Thanks for the tour! Your pictures, as always, are great. I’m so glad you blog!!!

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    Nashville February 11, 2011 (3:59 pm)

    It looks awesome! I would love to go with you sometime.

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    Weekend Cowgirl February 11, 2011 (6:21 pm)

    Wow, looks like it is filled with wonderful things. Loved viewing the pictures; almost feels like I am there which I wish I was!!

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