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Brown Dog Cafe

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1000 Summit Place, Cincinnati, OH 45242-4819 (Pfeiffer and I-71)
+1 513-794-1610
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We showed up a bit early for a 7:45 PM res on a busy Friday night and the hostess was very attentive and got us a seat at the bar as soon as possible and then at a table right next to the kitchen, which proved to be interesting to watch. The food was solid. Nice beer selection, did not... More 

Thank John D
United States
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143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was our first time at Brown Dog's new location, and I was not all that impressed. The restaurant itself is beautiful, although some of the booths are extremely small and sitting next to the coffee pots and right off the kitchen does not impart much ambiance. Service was prompt, although he was in a big hurry for us to... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Just revised the Brown Dog Cafe on their new location (it used to be in a small plaza.) The new place was hard to find in the dark but it was worth the search. Beautiful space, great service. The lamb chops were divine with burnt careots, asparagus and polenta. My husband had pan seared snapper with quinoa, Carmel iced Brussel... More 

Thank medeirok
Leland, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This restaurant moved to a new location which we had a bit of difficulty finding (the AAA guidebook had the previous address) but that was the only glitch. The service, food and wine were all superior. The restaurant is very modern and clean. If we were to be in Cincinnati again, we would definitely return to Brown Dog Café !!

Thank Mary Anne C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a Cincinnati MUST. From the caffeinated wild boar, Brussel sprouts with an egg and balsamic, blue crab corn chowder, the molten chocolate banana bread to their mocktails with basil and fruit, they emphasize local ingredients and dishes you won't find anywhere else. Our waiter John and the entire staff were attentive and welcoming. Don't make the same... More 

Thank Amy C
skrichey1971, Owner at Brown Dog Cafe, responded to this review

Amy, The Brown Dog Family is very glad you enjoyed your food and over all experience last evening. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Cincinnati, OH
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Down from my usual 4 or 5 rating, but I gave the benefit of the doubt due to the new location and the fact that we have always been so happy with our meal here. We've been Brown Dog fans for about 10 years so when they moved to the new larger Blue Ash location we were so excited to... More 

Thank debbieleeg
skrichey1971, Owner at Brown Dog Cafe, responded to this review

Debbie, I would like you to please call me as this is not the service expectation or experience we want you to have. Unfortunately the patio was reserved for a private party the night you dined with us. I wish you have asked for a manager or the owner as we would have dealt with your issues immediately. I have... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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158 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The new venue is wonderful: the restaurant has excellent space, tables well laid out leaving enough room for privacy. The outer section is not air conditioned and has views of the park. At late evening, there are no lights in that area so caution in case you like lighting. The seating area facing the outer side is the best. The... More 

1 Thank 2012sunilmumbai
skrichey1971, Owner at Brown Dog Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are working toward uniforms. This is the wish of many staff members, management and ownership. More 

Loveland, Ohio
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175 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a late girls night out. I really like the new location, so much more open with a nice view and outdoor seating. We shared many yummy appetizers, including the charcuterie, Brussels sprouts (with fried egg!), peppers, and crab cake. The grilled Caesar salad was the highlight. The in house made cocktails were incredible. All the service was attentive.

Thank Gina R
skrichey1971, Owner at Brown Dog Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the many great comments. More 

West Chester, OH
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Just finished Sunday brunch and it was delightful. Great bloody Marys, tasty lattes and, wow, the Juevos Benedictos were spectacular. Toss in the great weather on the patio and this made for a great Sunday. Can't wait to come back and try the poutine.

1 Thank hmizer
skrichey1971, Owner at Brown Dog Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed everything on our first brunch! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A few mom friends and I visited Summit park last Thursday with our children. I had never been there before and was thrilled to learn there was a restaurant in the park that smelled divine. My friend, Annah, and I decided to head there with our two 1 year olds after playing. Given that is was in Summit park and... More 

2 Thank angelarack
skrichey1971, Owner at Brown Dog Cafe, responded to this review

I am sorry for your experience. We have many children dine here everyday for both lunch and dinner. We have taken your comments into consideration for change. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Summit Place, Cincinnati, OH 45242-4819
    (Pfeiffer and I-71)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Blue Ash
  • Neighbourhood: Blue Ash
  • Phone Number: +1 513-794-1610

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