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Trendy Steakhouse voted "Best Steak" Award of Northern Kentucky - 8 years thru 2020!! This cozy spot offers fresh, house made food with a large menu including delicious steaks, seafood, pastas and burgers. Dine inside or outside. Reservations of 6 or more or weekends suggested. Large groups welcome, call ahead. Located walking distance from hotels, shuttle and stadiums. Serving Brunch Sat & Sun 10 am, lunch and dinner daily. Free parking three lots behind restaurant.
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $49
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews steak salad ny strip salmon onion straws baked potato fish and chips cheese sticks cooked to perfection were seated immediately the river dinner with friends saturday night great dinner small bar sat at the bar blinders
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Reviewed November 1, 2020

First time to Covington and chose this restaurant based on Tripadvisor review. Friday night and there was a crowd. Had to wait about 25 minutes before we got a table outside next to street. Staff was very friendly and owner/manager? came around to check on...things. Our waitress seemed overwhelmed and had tables inside and outside and she forgot a couple of orders for drinks, but otherwise everything was good. All five of us enjoyed our entrees and everyone had something different. Would definitely return if I'm back in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 2, 2020

An excellent dinner after a few delicious cocktails. I did it right by going on a Tuesday for the New York Strip special. The steak and sides were prepared perfectly. Robin and Lindsay were awesome behind the bar. Inside and outside sidewalk seating available. A...must visit when in town.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 11, 2020 via mobile

The front desk at our hotel suggested this place. When we called, we were told there would be an hour and a half wait, but we chose to go anyway. We waited about 5 minutes. We sat in Italia's section. She was amazingly friendly and...knowledgeable about the menu. We would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 7, 2020

We were visiting Covington as a birthday getaway on June 27. Blinkers was recommended to us by the hostess at our hotel, and I am so glad I asked about a good place to get a great steak! When we first arrived to Blinkers, I...was put off by the hostess's snobby attitude and we almost left. She informed us that the only seating for dinner was outside due to being booked all evening. Since we have been trying to practice social distancing, we were ok with sitting outside. However, during the 2 hours we were there, several people walked up and ended up being seated inside. This hostess was snooty to us, but warm and friendly to other patrons, and that was quite off-putting. Our server was Mandy, I believe. Thank goodness for her welcoming attitude and great customer service. She was very attentive to us during our entire meal, and even let me know that I could get a free dessert for my birthday! The food was simply AMAZING! The Blinker NY Strip was cooked perfectly and had such wonderful flavor. It's no wonder that they have won the Best Steak category for so many years in a row! My husband had the clam linguine and said it was also very delicious. We will definitely visit Blinkers Tavern on our next visit to Covington - in spite of the snooty hostess!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 22, 2020 via mobile

We had a wonderful bridal shower on the back patio of Blinkers, thanks to their creativity in accommodating our vegan requests and their efficient event coordinator, Susan. We ordered the Buddha Bowls (no egg or aioli) off the regular menu, and from their catering menu...we had bruschetta without cheese, Saratoga chips with barbecue sauce and pinwheels completely revamped using avocado and fresh veggies instead of lunchmeat/mayo. The cocktails and atmosphere were amazing as well!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

Our dinner group went to Blinkers this week there were 10 of us but the reservation was for 8. Fortunately the staff quickly worked it out so that everyone was seated comfortably. We were served quickly without much wait time. Since this was on a...Tuesday, it was steak night, $5 off the NY strip and most of us took advantage of the deal and it was a good choice. My steak was cooked perfectly MR as I requested. My friends ordered a Salad with Salmon and Goat cheese and they loved it. The only issued I had was the noise level there were parties of 8 to 10 people in a small alcove and it was difficult to hear each other talkMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

Very good steakhouse just over the river from Cincinnati. I’ve been twice and had a great experience both times. Steak is very well prepared, the menu is diverse but not overly big and the service was very good.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

I come here about once a month for lunch meetings. The food is excellent and i've always been happy with my meal. The service is great too and the ambiance is pretty cool. My one minor complaint is that it is a little pricey.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020

We chose this restaurant on our way to Kentucky because it had been awarded the best steak in northern Kentucky since 2013, and it was well deserved!! They had the most amazing truffle fries as well. DELICIOUS and HIGHLY recommend!!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

Blinkers is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. The staff is friendly and professional. The menu is wonderful, especially the steak and the atmosphere is fun!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Samuel P
January 9, 2020|
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Response from SandyM799 | Property representative |
There are 3 free parking lots behind the restaurant. One directly behind one to the left and one to the right behind the dentist. Free parking at meters at night also!
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Doug H
August 13, 2017|
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Response from xparker2017 | Reviewed this property |
You need to ask the restaurant directly...
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LarryJ626
July 16, 2017|
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Response from SandyM799 | Property representative |
Yes we do with lots of options. Thanks
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