Downtown restaurant reflecting a vibrant Cleveland and serving locally sourced food


Now Open


Located in the heart of downtown Cleveland in a prime East 9th Street location, we serve locally sourced food and celebrate Cleveland’s history and vibrant future.

The roots of the restaurant date back more than 30 years, when it was first established as Sweetwater's Cafe on Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland by well-known restaurateur Gary Lucarelli. It later moved to a vibrant mall at the downtown Galleria with the name Sweetwater’s Cafe Sausalito.  Now, under the new leadership of Indian immigrant Saravanan "Babu" Chandrababu, a re-envisioned restaurant resides in a beautiful, contemporary glass-front location along bustling East 9th Street in downtown Cleveland under the name, Sausalito on Ninth.

With a contemporary feel featuring decor with a nod to Cleveland’s history,  Sausalito on Ninth celebrates Cleveland’s strong roots and reflects its vibrant, growing downtown.

Its location is premier: a short walk from the lakefront and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Browns First Energy Stadium and nearby Progressive Field. It’s also near numerous downtown hotels.

The restaurant’s new menu features chef-inspired, local Ohio cuisine and is prepared and served by staff who genuinely care about quality and service. Sausalito on Ninth also boasts a curated wine and beer menu and hand-crafted original cocktails created by a nationally known cocktail specialist.

The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, and hosts weekday Happy Hours for the after-work crowd.



Weekly Specials

Char-Grilled Tomahawk Pork Chop: served with chorizo risotto stuffed pepper, wilted spinach and cajun butter sauce

Pan-Seared Salmon: served with creamy asparagus polenta topped with tomato lime salsa

Open-Faced Steak Sandwich:  topped with pepper jack cheese, peppers, mushrooms, onions on garlic bread and served with french fries



Lunch Menu


Dinner Menu


Drinks Menu


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New Address:

1360 E. 9th Street Suite 125

Cleveland OH 44114

Hours of Operation

Monday-Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm

Happy Hour:
Monday - Saturday 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm


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The Penthouse on Ninth is the premier location to enjoy Cleveland’s award-winning Sausalito Catering.

Perched high above East Ninth Street with views of the lake and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, our spacious penthouse is the perfect setting for almost any event.

From business luncheons to corporate meetings, birthday parties to cocktail parties, anniversary celebrations to weddings and more, The Penthouse offers a diverse menu and seating for up to 100.

Our elegant space, combined with our 30-plus years of catering experience, makes The Penthouse on Ninth the ideal location for your next event.


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Call us today at 216.696.2233 or use the form below to contact us and learn more about this spectacular venue.

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Bringing you great food and efficient staffing, Sausalito Catering  is the go-to caterer for all of your party needs, at the location of your choice. 

For any occasion, Sausalito Catering is the superior choice  to handle all of your special events. We're here to help you.




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Call 216.696.2233 or  use the form below to learn more about how we can help you host the perfect event.

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Cleveland's premier restaurant and caterer.