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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 - 10:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene

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  • 59
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  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I go there when I want to treat myself

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
ViaggioQuandoPosso
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Reservations
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

creative dishes without being overworked. Somebody in that kitchen knows how to cook! I cook a lot, so I appreciate what is being made at BDC. Can't wait to go back.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This quaint little restaurant in a small strip mall offers over the top cuisine. Don't be fooled by the location when you pull in. The place offers limited seating which allows the head chef to create some of the best, most unique meals I've ever had. The menu changes frequently so I never get bored with the place. I am... More 

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Wilmington, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

They serve a variety of types of meat that you don't often see, much less see done well in a restaurant. The Venison Wellington was delicious. My sister had the duck and pheasant dish and said they were delicious and my sweetheart had fish which he enjoyed. The chef changes the menu often though, so don't count on seeing the... More 

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Cincinnati
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111 reviews 111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went to Brown Dog Cafe twice recently once for dinner and once for lunch. It's located in a small strip mall in a suburban setting next door to a Subway restaurant. The level of cooking is definitely higher than one would expect from such a setting. You can have a very nice lunch there without spending a lot of... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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193 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We took advantage of a promo offering two 3 course dinners for $60. The food here is unique and priced accordingly. If we had ordered ala carte it would have cost considerably more, Expect to pay about $10 (or more) for a glass of wine and most entrees are in the mid $20 range. Service was very good as was... More 

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122 reviews 122 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Had the lunch trio special. The pumpkin bisque was incredible. As was the tuna on a pretzel bun. Service was quick and friendly. A new favorite.

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Crescent Springs, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I have been to this restaraunt severeal times and mostly for lunch. Their menu has changed quite a bit but they always have amazing food! It's the type of place where you know everything is fresh and they care about the quality of their food. The only downside is that it can be a bit pricy depending on what you... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Full disclosure: We eat here almost every Wednesday evening and have done so for about 8 years now. That said, I have no problem recommending this fine dining establishment, even though you might find it hard to believe when you arrive in the parking lot and see that it's surrounded by a Japanese restaurant, a Subway, Bob Evans, Office Depot,... More 

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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

Questions & Answers

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