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Brown Dog Cafe

5893 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (Blue Ash)
(513) 794-1610
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Ranked #46 of 1,729 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
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
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Blue Ash
Cross street: Pfeiffer and I-71
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I work near this cafe and eat there often. I thoroughly enjoy the food options and quality each time. The food is always fresh and delicious. I particularly like their salads and seafood specials. The way the chef displays the food is noteworthy because it is pretty. The restaurant is also a surprise in terms of its location. It is... More

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Huntington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Tucked away in a strip mall behind Bob Evans, location was difficult to find. With a call to the restaurant, however, we were successfully guided there. Because of traveling delays, we missed our reservation time, but luckily our table was awaiting us after calling to explain our delay. They even seated us with wearing very casual attire because we had... More

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Naples, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

In connection with our retail tennis business we attend the Cincinnati tennis tournament each August. The couple that attended with us recommended the Brown Dog since it was close to the hotel where we were staying. The restaurant was wonderful. If you go for a view or ambiance, don't go. If you go for food, please go. Game, steak, excellent.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Second time we dined at the Brown Dog Cafe, keeps getting better! Loved the Thursday night special, appitizer, salad and entree for $30. Vodak gimlets good too!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We treated my brother and sister in law to dinner as a thank you for hosting us. We had a great dinner. Every appetizer, entree and dessert was a big hit. Great drinks end, too. Each course had gluten free options. Service was good, and our server was friendly and answered our questions. Each course did take some time, and... More

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Dayton OH
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My husband and I are foodies and seek out yummy places to dine. Our meal of grilled Cesar salad, cheese plate, and a combo dinner of fois gras, duck, and venison was tasty because of the added sauces. The key lime pie was better than in Miami, tangy and tart. Service was excellent in this small bistro setting. We can't... More

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Loveland, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

This was probably my eighth trip and the food never disappoints. However the service this time was sorely lacking. We had two waitresses and waited a long time to place drink then dinner orders. She didn't smile once. She did not warn us they don't split checks and looked very put out to go thru the effort. There are too... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We were a group of five and there were mixed reviews. My steak was over cooked and the mushroom sauce was very salty. My Son's venison was undercooked (purple). My wife had Ravioli that was just not good; the sauce was so peppery that it overpowered the dish. Not only that but seriously, 4 ravioli for $20 (please)! We have... More

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Food was simply amazing from the Mediterranean Plate appetizer to my shrimp and vegetable bowl which was so flavorful and fun. Yes fun!!! What a great place for an eclectic dinner with a number of choices including venison, duck, quail eggs, burgers, salads, steaks. Such a wide variety of options. The restaurant definitely looks deceiving as it is in a... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Brown Dog Cafe is a terrific small restaurant 'hidden gem' that's locally owned/operated - and a 'go to' dinner favorite of ours. We have been consistently pleased with their fun, adventuresome menu with seasonal specialties. Traditional favorites include their crab cakes, creative duck dishes and delicious fries. However, they also do a terrific job with a range of other seafood... More

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