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Brown Dog Cafe

1000 Summit Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7564
+1 513-794-1610
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1000 Summit Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7564
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Reviewed 5 days ago

They took an old private airport and made a beautiful park with an ultramodern restaurant area in which this place is located. There is a lot of stone and glass, allowing you to look out on the park, or you can eat outdoors. The service...More

Thank CaTraveler7777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second visit to this new location. The first was fine, last night was terrible. I got the fish special, grouper and my husband got the halibut off the regular menu. My grouper was flavorless, even the sauce was bland, and for $28...More

Thank grandpaSarah
BrownDog_ChefShawn, Owner at Brown Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Next time please ask for Shawn or Saundra or a manager if your meal is not as expected. We would rather try to fix the issue at hand immediately. We do read all comments and take note. Our fish is flown in fresh, so there...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had been to this restaurant for lunch and we liked it, so we wanted to try it out for dinner. We got seated right away. There were plenty of customers, just not full- and the weather was nice so some preferred...More

Thank TripPhotographer52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with a group of friends to this restaurant for the first time. I was surprised to see so many GF options. The topper was the best Key Lime Pie I've ever had! Glad they have burgers to offset some of the more expensive...More

Thank Diane115
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Had not eaten at the new place, in spite of the fact it's been open almost a year. For starters the new location is easily four times as large, and now offers outdoor seating. Easy to find in the new Summit Park (old Blue Ash...More

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Our first time to the Brown Dog Cafe. It was recommended by family. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary that night. We ordered off the Spring Restaurant week menu and also ordered a bottle of red wine. The food which we shared between us was...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We have been going to the Brown Dog for over 10 years for special occasions. The new location is quite a bit larger. I do recommend that you check the calendar of events for Blue Ash and avoid going to the Brown Dog if a...More

Thank jrblust
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We have been going to this restaurant for many years. Since they moved to the larger location, food has become quite inconsistent. One day it will be delicious, then the next time (e.g. last Wed evening), the chicken leg special is limp and undercooked, the...More

Thank Cameliah
skrichey1971, Owner at Brown Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Would love an opportunity to get you back on the 'go to' list! Please feel free to give us a call and ask for Chef Shawn, as he is working diligently to fix inconsistencies.

Reviewed 19 January 2017

our waiter was the personification of insincere, more like a salesman than a server. The food was good, though overpriced. The beet salad had very few beets.

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very cool place with outdoor dining. Lots of cocktails, a little pricy. Great variety. The burger and fries were great, as was the ribeye and lamb chops

1  Thank donnalynne59
skrichey1971, Owner at Brown Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Glad you enjoyed! Yes, in the middle of a park may be odd, but soon there will be more things in the area.

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Do you serve beer?
4 June 2016|
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Response from LetsGo800 | Reviewed this property |
Yes beer!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Summit Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7564
    (Pfeiffer and I-71)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Blue Ash
  • Neighbourhood: Blue Ash
  • Phone Number: +1 513-794-1610
  • E-mail
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