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Brown Dog Cafe

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$$$
Blue Ash
American, International, Eclectic
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5893 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (Pfeiffer and I-71)
(513) 794-1610
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food great service

We had four appetizers before heading out to the opera. I had the salad with beats and goat cheese. Plenty of beets and perfectly dressed. I also had a wonderful crab cake that was served with an outstanding garnish of cheese and I believe fennel. My husband had seared tuna which the chef kindly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Susan d
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had four appetizers before heading out to the opera. I had the salad with beats and goat cheese. Plenty of beets and perfectly dressed. I also had a wonderful crab cake that was served with an outstanding garnish of cheese and I believe fennel. My husband had seared tuna which the chef kindly prepared an appetizer portion (even though... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Oui. This indie eatery is shoehorned in a old strip mall behind the Bob Evans on Peiffer Rd. It is also next door to a sushi lounge. The door and window says it all: from Zagat to Frommers and from Travel Channel to TripAdvisor, this place has stickers that virtually cover a window. Best food, best plating, best atmosphere, best...well... More 

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Worthington, Ohio
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Wow factor for your palate. The grilled caesar salad wrapped in prosciutto and parmesan topped with a quail egg started the dinner followed by Sea Scallops with spring pea grits and caramelized Brussels Sprouts.A fantastic pairing of flavors that complimented each other. The bellinitini was refreshing and freshly baked hot bread served with roasted garlic and olive oil. Dessert choices... More 

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Miami, Florida
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205 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The restaurant is located in a strip mall next to a Subway shop and many budget hotels, but don't let that prevent you from eating here. It has ample seating space and well decorated. The food is of good quality, especially for the local area. I would rated the best in the area. Good extensive wine selection and the service... More 

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Central Ohio
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I had a very late lunch here and the staff was extremely welcoming although I was only a few minutes ahead of closing time. We were attended to promptly, but never made to feel rushed. The menu at lunchtime has a wide assortment of sandwiches, salads, small entrees, and appetizers, as well as a full bar which is probably quite... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I was extremely disappointed in my dinner at the brown dog cafe. The cafe was recommended, but the person noted that service can run poor and inconsistent. Our dinner was terribly over priced and under delivered. It started with the waitstaff forgetting a glass of wine, despite reminding her. She also forgot one of our appetizers. We admitted defeat and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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127 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This chef-owned restaurant is a small gem in Blue Ash, a northeast suburb of Cincinnati. I have been here several times over the years, most recently last Saturday. I had what the menu listed as "two birds," a combination of a perfectly cooked duck breast and some house-made pheasant sausage. Also on the plate - some nicely cooked greens, new... More 

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Marengo, Ohio
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The menu selections are varied and a little something for everyone. They have a huge wine list and speciality martinis. The best Sea Bass I have ever had. Menu is unique! Small and charming decor. Husband had venison which was good but growing up in a rural setting with hunters in the family, we had had better. The corn chowder... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Do not get misled by the location. Inside the restaurant is very welcoming and the food of top quality

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Montgomery, Ohio
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Brown Dog Cafe looks unassuming from front and is located in a strip mall. However, once inside you get a true gourmet experience. Menu is innovative with many interesting choices. They state local sourcing. It is not cheap but quite a good value for the food and experience.

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Additional Information about Brown Dog Cafe

Address: 5893 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone Number: (513) 794-1610
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Blue Ash
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5893 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
    (Pfeiffer and I-71)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Blue Ash
  • Neighborhood: Blue Ash
  • Phone Number: (513) 794-1610

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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