Our Story

CLEAVER opened its doors in August 2020 (smack dab in the middle of a global pandemic). Under the direction of Chef Jay Kleven, our culinary team creates exciting dishes, from scratch, for dine-in or carryout.

Our managing partner, Tony Tanner, is the owner of The Butcher & Grocer, located just a few doors down from the restaurant & that is where we source all of our beef, lamb, pork & chicken. They only work with Ohio farmers & all of our meat is antibiotic & hormone free, live their life on pasture & are only fed non-GMO feed. We are proud that our menu is the "cleanest" menu you can find in Central Ohio.

Our goal is to create a dining experience that is unmatched in Central Ohio. In addition to our meat, when in season, our produce is brought to us from Ohio farmers.

Check out the OUR PEOPLE section of our website to learn about our farmers, growers & makers. We are always looking to add to Our People, so make sure to speak with Jay or Tony if you would like to be considered for our menu.

We look forward to seeing you.