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CLEAVER, Grandview Heights, OH

CLEAVER

4.6
4.6
201 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Ohio meat-centric restaurant in Grandview Heights, Ohio. We are open for dine-in and takeout.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (614) 914-8057

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jay Kleven

  • Private party facilities

    Contact gm@cleavergrandview.com for private event information.

  • Neighborhood

    Columbus

  • Cross street

    Oxley Drive

  • Parking details

    There is parking on the street and in front of the plaza.There is additional parking on the other side of the park in front of the restaurant & makes for a nice walk.

  • Public transit

    COTA Bus Stop Across the street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 201 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Columbus

    Fit for Foodies

  • Columbus

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. s

    sophiek

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the chicken, and it was absolutely incredible. Fantastic flavors. The duck was lovely with the fruity compote. The burger was one of the best we have ever had. You have to order the brussel spouts–perfectly sweet with the carmelized onion jam and crispy edges. We loved it so much for dinner that we came back for brunch the next day! Highly recommend the breakfast sandwich. We loved learning about where the local meats came from and knowing we were supporting local.
  2. E

    Edward

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All meat dishes are excellent. Always have had a pleasant experience. Waiters are friendly. A bit noisy. Try the ice cream. It is my go-to eatery in Grandview. Expect to spend $25 per person, but well worth it...you will be happy you did.
  3. NB

    NanB

    Columbus

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed! Service, food, cocktails always excellent!
  4. YF

    YFrank

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service. We had a toddler and a newborn with us. The staff was very accommodating.
  5. EQ

    ErinQ

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time dining at Cleaver with a much larger party this time! Everything was excellent the food is always top notch and the staff is attentive and helpful! We loved our experience at Cleaver and would definitely dine there again!
  6. RB

    RetailButter

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delish Great and unique local prep but not pretentious. Eat the brussell sprouts So good
  7. DP

    DeanP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great locally sourced food prepared in an amazing way. Really a great find.
  8. W

    Woodsy

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Menu is limited and decidedly meat-oriented, but they do a great job with the dishes that are offered. Likewise, the beer and wine lists are pretty small, but the selections are high quality, well thought out and reasonably priced. Service is friendly and welcoming, with occasional visits from the owner. Nice neighborhood feel to the place. Overall, a unique and pleasant place for a meal. We will definitely go back.
  9. V

    Vickie

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We split the beef and cheddar sandwich and steak salad. The beef and cheddar sandwich was amazing! Just the right amount of cheese and succulent beef and the hand cut fries were tasty. I was so full I was unable to eat the salad. Steak on the salad was done medium rare and juicy.
  10. TF

    TonyF

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Good food but so so service. The dishes are unique and worthwhile.
  11. BA

    BarryA

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was wonderful. Wait staff and food fantastic. We will be returning next visit to Columbus.
  12. TH

    ToHo

    Columbus

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Every dish we had was great - casual atmosphere and friendly service with upscale food. Smoked pasta, duck, brussels, house made "bread and fat" -yum. Great bourbon list as well. Looking forward to our next meal at Cleaver.
  13. LE

    LizEatsALot

    Columbus

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places to eat in town. Their food and service are both outstanding.
  14. K

    Kevin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We loved it and will be back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. H

    Holly

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    We had really poor service and will not be returning and would not recommend to anyone.
  16. l

    linda

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    this is definitely a good restaurant. a little meat heavy for my taste, but the quality was exceptional. I had the burger, but I think i'll go steak salad the next time. the service was beyond outstanding. even if the food was not as good, I would have given it another try based on the service!
  17. TW

    ToddW

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Nice staff, but very limited menu. While some people may appreciate local and homemade, it is nice to still have a name-brand soda or condiment. The food was mostly fine, but expensive ... especially when having to select from such a limited menu. Some may love it, but it wasn't our cup of tea.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic....will certainly be back...would love if you open one I'm Dublin!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Strip was excellent, girlfriend loved the Cuban, and the bread with fat was ridiculously good
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Tho Scotch egg was cooked well but lacked flavor, the pork meatballs didn’t have any flavor except for the delicious grilled, spicy pineapple sauce that was served on the side. The meatball should have stood alone in flavor but there wasn’t any seasoning in them. The steak salad was drenched in dressing and we found the steak that we ordered medium rare to be a bit over cooked and tough. We were disappointed and won’t be returning.
  21. GO

    GarrettO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I enjoyed this place and will not hesitate going back! The burger is your must get, that bacon 🤤, I had the focaccia and whipped feta that was very delicious as well, espresso ice cream using espresso from the coffee shop next door was remarkable! Thank you for the great service and amazing food!
  22. S

    Sara

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Two people in our party had to return their meat due to it being undercooked after ordering it medium rare (steak, which arrived raw, cold and dark blood red) and medium (hamburger, red on the interior). They did take both items off the bill and prepared a new burger.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience here. The food and service were all phenomenal!
  24. LD

    LisaDK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ordered lots of little plates. Our server was unsure of food descriptions and ingredients but was very kind. All steaks are souvied (yes I am sure I spelled that wrong) so if you like a steak with a good sear then go elsewhere. Food was lovingly prepared. Whipped Feta was amazing. The menu rotates so don’t go by what is shown online. We had grits with bacon (undercooked grits but bacon was unbelievable) and steak medium rare but it was definitely RARE. Friend took it home to re-grill but not after saying “this is the best piece of me I’ve had in my life) good drinks too prices in line with everywhere else pretty much. The place was packed by the time we left. Definitely worth a try and so glad Grandview has a new place worthy of the old bag of nails which was a community center as much as a restaurant. I’ll be back even if I need to cook my food a little longer over the candle.
  25. DB

    DorothyB

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Cleaver! The Dorothy Denver Steak is wonderful!
  26. ST

    SonnyT

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there, loved the place! Excellent food, great drinks. Definitely will be back.
  27. ST

    SoTex

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for Sunday brunch — get the whipped feta as an appetizer. It was cool when we visited, but the patio out front would be great in warmer weather.
  28. D

    Dublinfoodie

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We always enjoy Cleaver. The food is interesting and well prepared and the service is always great.
  29. SH

    SondraH

    Columbus

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wow! My hubby and I were thoroughly impressed with the food, drinks, and people. We arrived much earlier than our reservations and we were welcomed at the bar by Eric. Eric was super helpful in navigating our first visit to Cleaver. The Smoked Old Fashioned was smooth and very delicious. Eric then suggested several items from the dinner menu and took the time to describe and tell us more about how the menu revolves around local sourcing. We enjoyed the duck and the pork dish of the evening along with the amazing grits, bread and fats, scotch egg, and fries. A lot went home with us, but we had to try these offerings! Our kids really enjoyed the take always:-). All in all, a great meal, great drinks and great company!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch and everything was amazing! So incredibly tasty, every bite packed with flavor. The handmade ice cream capped off an incredible meal and we are looking forward to returning soon! Our server Anna was exceptional and the icing on the cake!
  31. VG

    VicG

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food! Had the duck - delicious. Wife had the steak salad and loved it.Grits with bacon was very good. Place a bit noisy for conversation but overall it was a great evening.
  32. J

    Jack

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. More affordable whiskey/cocktail selections would be nice.
  33. LE

    LizEatsALot

    Columbus

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful meal!!! Everything we ordered was delicious.
  34. GL

    GrandviewLocal

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! We had the burger and the coq au vin. Only downside was no gluten-free option for the burger bun, but other than that it was great!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Understaffed so we were semi-ignored for a while, even though we were one of only three inhabited tables in the main dining space. Food was so-so, nothing to write home about. But the worst part was the music — top 40 bangers at a crazy high level. Didn’t fit the place’s vibe at all. I’d give it a MEH.
  36. BK

    BillK

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My group all ordered different food and drink items. To a person, they raved about each entrée, and enjoyed the variety of beer, wine and drink selections. Excellent experience!
  37. JF

    JustinF

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal I've had in Columbus. It was my gf and I anniversary and they made it a special experience for both of us
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience all around. The service was fantastic, the drinks were superb and the food was amazing. The Ribeye, in particular, was phenomenal... easily the best I have ever had. Cannot wait to eat here again!
  39. AP

    AnthonyP

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!
  40. BS

    BarbaraS

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was our first trip on a Saturday night to Cleaver. We were seated promptly for our reservation time. We sat in the bar area. It was busy, but service was good and food arrived promptly. The food was very good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from CLEAVER using the Order Online button. CLEAVER also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 914-8057.

CLEAVER is rated 4.6 stars by 201 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for CLEAVER

1097 W 1st Ave Grandview Heights, OH 43212-3601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Oxley Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Columbus

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is parking on the street and in front of the plaza.There is additional parking on the other side of the park in front of the restaurant & makes for a nice walk.

  • Public transit

    COTA Bus Stop Across the street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jay Kleven

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (614) 914-8057

  • Private party facilities

    Contact gm@cleavergrandview.com for private event information.

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