CLEVELAND — Cleveland chef Jonathon Sawyer on Thursday confirmed that his downtown Cleveland restaurant, The Greenhouse Tavern, will close Feb. 16.
Sawyer posted about the closure to his Instagram page Thursday afternoon.
"After 10 years, we have decided not to move forward in renewing our lease and will be closing the doors to the tavern on February 16th, 2020. We are grateful for the support of the the city over the years and even more grateful that our kitchen could be the jumping off point for so many amazing chefs in this city. Thank you for your love, support, and kindness throughout the years," Sawyer wrote in his post.
The Greenhouse Tavern was the flagship spot for Sawyer, and was among Bon Appétit magazine's "Best New Restaurants" of 2009.
The closure of The Greenhouse Tavern marks the third of Sawyer's eateries to close since January 2019. Trentina shuttered its doors in January 2019, while Noodlecat at Westlake's Crocker Park closed last month.
Sawyer's Van Aken District restaurant, called Sawyer's, opened in Shaker Heights last fall. The chef also shifted south to Columbus, where he opened SeeSaw, a partnership with former Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis.
3News reached out to Sawyer, who said he will speak about the closure after Greenhouse Tavern's final day.