A little over 16 years ago, with no fanfare or publicity, we opened a wine bar and tavern in a rustic-urban setting just north of what would much later be known later as the Waterloo Arts District. Our concept at the time was unique to Cleveland: to provide sophisticated food and wine service in a local, tavern setting. From our modest beginnings, we never lost sight of our focus: to bring great food, beverages, and above all, service, in a comfortable environment to people from all walks of life. We’ve helped you celebrate life’s milestones: anniversaries, weddings, engagements, and birthdays. We’ve supported causes large and small, and we thank you all for supporting us.
But, as the Grovewood grew, so, too, did the Cleveland food scene. Today, our original “gastropub” approach is ubiquitous. We are proud to have been on the forefront of so many at the time “cutting-edge” ideas that now are common enough to be part of the everyday vernacular of people who care about food. Local. Sustainable. Fresh. Hand-made. Craft. Pairing Dinners. Regrettably, as quietly as we entered Cleveland’s restaurant scene, we must now depart. It is with sadness that we announce our closing, effective immediately.
Thank you for being part of the Grovewood family.
Beth Davis-Noragon & Tadas Gelazis
August 9, 2015
Chef John Bausone has embarked on a great new adventure, featuring the great food and service Grovewood has been known for. Called Forest Hill Kitchen, full details are available at this website.
As of late January, 2016, the Grovewood Lounge and Grille has opened at 17105 Grovewood Avenue. Visit their facebook page here and stop down soon!