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Brown Dog Cafe

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1000 Summit Place, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (Pfeiffer and I-71)
+1 513-794-1610
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Today
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to this restaurant for many years. Since they moved to the larger location, food has become quite inconsistent. One day it will be delicious, then the next time (e.g. last Wed evening), the chicken leg special is limp and undercooked, the rest of the food is not memorable at best. Maybe it depends on whether the... More 

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Thank Cameliah
skrichey1971, Owner at Brown Dog Cafe, responded to this review

Would love an opportunity to get you back on the 'go to' list! Please feel free to give us a call and ask for Chef Shawn, as he is working diligently to fix inconsistencies. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our waiter was the personification of insincere, more like a salesman than a server. The food was good, though overpriced. The beet salad had very few beets.

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Thank Lee G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Very cool place with outdoor dining. Lots of cocktails, a little pricy. Great variety. The burger and fries were great, as was the ribeye and lamb chops

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1 Thank donnalynne59
skrichey1971, Owner at Brown Dog Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed! Yes, in the middle of a park may be odd, but soon there will be more things in the area. More 

Mason, Ohio
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Fabulous meal, our first in their new location. Our server Leah was terrific, friendly and professional. I experimented with the venison and was extremely pleased, paired with couple glasses of a nice red Zinfandel. My wife had the paella, loaded with mussels, shrimp and scallops (I think ...) and tried a cocktail made with bourbon and blackberries. We were celebrating,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We showed up a bit early for a 7:45 PM res on a busy Friday night and the hostess was very attentive and got us a seat at the bar as soon as possible and then at a table right next to the kitchen, which proved to be interesting to watch. The food was solid. Nice beer selection, did not... More 

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United States
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143 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was our first time at Brown Dog's new location, and I was not all that impressed. The restaurant itself is beautiful, although some of the booths are extremely small and sitting next to the coffee pots and right off the kitchen does not impart much ambiance. Service was prompt, although he was in a big hurry for us to... More 

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Thank HHLVR
skrichey1971, Manager at Brown Dog Cafe, responded to this review

I am sorry that you were seated in a less then desirable location. We do move people that request being moved, if we are able to accommodate them. Really wish you would have let us know your issues at the time of dining. We have looked into our wine pours and did move up to a 6 oz pour. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Just revised the Brown Dog Cafe on their new location (it used to be in a small plaza.) The new place was hard to find in the dark but it was worth the search. Beautiful space, great service. The lamb chops were divine with burnt careots, asparagus and polenta. My husband had pan seared snapper with quinoa, Carmel iced Brussel... More 

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Thank medeirok
Leland, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This restaurant moved to a new location which we had a bit of difficulty finding (the AAA guidebook had the previous address) but that was the only glitch. The service, food and wine were all superior. The restaurant is very modern and clean. If we were to be in Cincinnati again, we would definitely return to Brown Dog Café !!

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Thank Mary Anne C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a Cincinnati MUST. From the caffeinated wild boar, Brussel sprouts with an egg and balsamic, blue crab corn chowder, the molten chocolate banana bread to their mocktails with basil and fruit, they emphasize local ingredients and dishes you won't find anywhere else. Our waiter John and the entire staff were attentive and welcoming. Don't make the same... More 

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Thank Amy C
skrichey1971, Owner at Brown Dog Cafe, responded to this review

Amy, The Brown Dog Family is very glad you enjoyed your food and over all experience last evening. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Cincinnati, OH
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Down from my usual 4 or 5 rating, but I gave the benefit of the doubt due to the new location and the fact that we have always been so happy with our meal here. We've been Brown Dog fans for about 10 years so when they moved to the new larger Blue Ash location we were so excited to... More 

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Thank debbieleeg
skrichey1971, Owner at Brown Dog Cafe, responded to this review

Debbie, I would like you to please call me as this is not the service expectation or experience we want you to have. Unfortunately the patio was reserved for a private party the night you dined with us. I wish you have asked for a manager or the owner as we would have dealt with your issues immediately. I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Cuisine
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Summit Place, Cincinnati, OH 45242
    (Pfeiffer and I-71)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Blue Ash
  • Neighbourhood: Blue Ash
  • Phone Number: +1 513-794-1610

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?