John Willey served 3 yrs as an Ohio Representative, 3yrs as a Ohio Senator, before being elected the first mayor of Cleveland for 2 terms. He dubbed the Flats, Willeyville for a short period of time in the mid 1830’s. None of us were around then but we think it is a cool name and fitting for the rebirth of the Flats.
The Willeyville is gathering place for food and drink, a place that strips away the formality of fine dining and has fun taking food and service seriously. Our cocktails are crafted using all house made juices, bitters, mixes of various sorts. Some cocktails are as old as John Wiley himself while other cocktails are a bit more modern, but all delicious.
Our menu is an ever changing homage to the lost art of homemade food, seasonal ingredients, and
American cuisine. America is a melting pot and our cuisine draws upon many different influences.
We have several comforting selections on our menu that are familiar. You also have plenty of room to explore different techniques, flavors, cultures, with an emphasis on house-made items. We want to keep these crafts alive, while exploring new ways to present these dishes to you but make no mistake they have been around a long time.
It is exciting and humbling to be able to mix, cook, and serve you, we hope you enjoy it as much as we love doing it!