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“Great, fun restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Abigail Street

Abigail Street
Ranked #56 of 1,954 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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“Great, fun restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

I've been to Abigail Street many times. It is excellent. The atmosphere is fun and a bit funky. The whole menu is built around small plates that are perfect for sharing. This allows you to get several items and try lots of different things. I've never been disappointed. The olives appetizer is fantastic and I always get it. Another great dish is the potatoes, which seem to complement just about anything else on the menu and are not too hard and not too soft ... just right! They have a fantastic sauce at the bottom, so make sure you use your spoon to get the full experience. I'm getting hungry again as I write this. Of all the restaurant options in this fun section of Vine Street, I would put Abigail Street at the top of the list.

  • Visited September 2012
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Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Different...but excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

It's new and unique! The service was excellent! Our server Laura did a great job! The food was served tapa's style...so get several plates and share! The Olive dish was quite unique....large black and green meaty olives that are marinated in some fresh herbs and are quite good. The Chorizo stuffed dates were a unique pairing that worked! We also had the Octopus dish and the lamb special and both were excellent! The wine list was good but a little pricey. It would be good to offer a few more value buy wines and less of the mid-high priced wines. We did not try their signature box wines as the Red selections were limited or unavailable. Overall this was a great dining experience. I am certain that Abigail's will make it to the top 10 on TA for Cincinnati. If you would like something a little different....i highly suggest you try this place. It will not dissapoint!!!

  • Visited September 2012
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Durban, South Africa
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, fantastic wine list”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

My wife was waiting to introduce me to this little foodie haunt in Over-the-Rhine. She hyped it up quite a bit and it was certainly valid. The food is excellent, as is the service and the wine list.

The food comes in "small" amounts - though small is relative. Most dishes are easily shared between two. We had five dishes (of which one was taken home) between the two of us. Truly excellent food (though the tuna tartare was a little too cold).

The wine list really stands out. It has a variety of offerings for all price points, including some excellent Hungarian options. They don't steer you towards the high priced wines, but listen to your preferences and pick out what they think you would enjoy. On all occasions my wife found new, interesting wines to try out (and then hunted down in the days thereafter for our cellar).

No reservations are taken, so go early (they open at 5 and fill up by 6). It can be a little loud, so be prepared.

  • Visited September 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Small Plates. Great Food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

During the past 5 years, the Vine Street area has emerged as a cultural and entertainment hub in Cincinnati. There are excellent theatres nearby and Music Hall, home of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchrstra, is only a few streets away. A number of new restaurants have opened. Abigail Street is the latest, joining the Senate, Local 127, Lavamatic, Bakersfield, A Taste of Belgium and A Tavola. It is a good addition. My wife and I recently dined there and had a great meal.

The restaurants on Vine Street occupy what were previously stores. Abigail Street has tables on one side and a bar on the other. There is a nice selection of wines. The menu is mostly Mediterranean. I ordered the scallops (with couscous, oyster mushrooms and bacon) and she the vegetable tagine (roasted local squash, zucchini, carrots, raisins, chick peas and couscous). For dessert we tried the baklava. The food was excellent. Their "small plates" are more than enough for a light dinner. The service was attentive and not obtrusive. All in all, a memorable meal.

  • Visited September 2012
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Saint Joseph, MI
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“Has been a long time..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

that I had such a memorable meal. Food was just flavorful and well balanced in aromas. The middle eastern north african inspiration dishes was just a refreshing presence of a too often forgotten cuisine. The Maitre D was present and discreet at the same time, insuring the room was managed and the service smooth. The waiter were attentive and efficient with class. Has I wrote, it was a long time I had such a delightful moment. The only "bemol" was a noisy room, but hey, it didn't ruined anything and will be back or recommend to anyone going to Cinci.

Visited July 2012
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