The Brown Dog Cafe

★★★★★
  • 1000 Summit Pl A

    Blue Ash, OH 45242

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  • 513-794-1610

About The Brown Dog Cafe

Hours
Sun 10am-2:45pm, Mon-Thu 7am-9pm, Fri 7am-10pm, Sat 5pm-10pm

Food

Food
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I agree with another comment, which was put brown dog to sleep!
Pretentious is right. Trying to sound intelligent by using long, complicated words, even though you don't know what they mean. Pretentious people often fit into 2 groups.

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★★★★★

I agree with another comment, which was put brown dog to sleep!
Pretentious is right. Trying to sound intelligent by using long, complicated words, even though you don't know what they mean. Pretentious people often fit into 2 groups.

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Restaurant Location is okay, but I've heard catering is a different story. Usually it's one or the other. Not sure where the owner finds time to do both. Way over their head in a time like now, maybe 20 years ago.

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★★★★★

Restaurant Location is okay, but I've heard catering is a different story. Usually it's one or the other. Not sure where the owner finds time to do both. Way over their head in a time like now, maybe 20 years ago.

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This was a place that had class and it just changed over the years. This is a place we went to for valentines, but apparently someone else didn't like it for valentine's. Unfortunately I think we will pass this year. Jeff Ruby's sounds

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★★★★★

This was a place that had class and it just changed over the years. This is a place we went to for valentines, but apparently someone else didn't like it for valentine's. Unfortunately I think we will pass this year. Jeff Ruby's sounds

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Melting Pot, yes!!!!!!
Quick lunch if your budget is over $10 and you have a 1-2 hour break. What really bothered me was the customer service. Not up to par!!!! The place is very confusing as far as the menu and decor, especially in a

3
★★★★★

Melting Pot, yes!!!!!!
Quick lunch if your budget is over $10 and you have a 1-2 hour break. What really bothered me was the customer service. Not up to par!!!! The place is very confusing as far as the menu and decor, especially in a

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Newly employed in Blue Ash, my husband was hoping for a local and unique establishment, and thought a strip-mall implied unpretentious. He ordered the veggie wrap hoping for healthy food, then called me while he waited and waited. The

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★★★★★

Newly employed in Blue Ash, my husband was hoping for a local and unique establishment, and thought a strip-mall implied unpretentious. He ordered the veggie wrap hoping for healthy food, then called me while he waited and waited. The

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Don't waste your time!! Service was rude! I'm not saying anymore. Food tasted like it was reheated...

3
★★★★★

Don't waste your time!! Service was rude! I'm not saying anymore. Food tasted like it was reheated...

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Brown Dog Cafe Nailed a perfect Valentines Day Dinner.

They had a special holiday menu that was very well put together. We did wait for a bit for our table but that's expected on a holiday. The staff went out of their way to be sure we where happy and enjoying ourselves.

The Fried Oyster Tarts were a wondeful way to start the meal.

My husband and I look forward to returning to the Brown Dog. We so glad we found a family run restaurant with a touch of romance and class.

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★★★★★

Brown Dog Cafe Nailed a perfect Valentines Day Dinner.

They had a special holiday menu that was very well put together. We did wait for a bit for our table but that's expected on a holiday. The staff went out of their way to be sure we where happy and enjoying ourselves.

The Fried Oyster Tarts were a wondeful way to start the meal.

My husband and I look forward to returning to the Brown Dog. We so glad we found a family run restaurant with a touch of romance and class.

Pros: Ambience, Food, Service

Cons: Hard to find on your first visit.

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Not up to the standards for the price in our opinion.
We went for valentine's day and we hope this was abnormal.
For ~$150/couple total we got.
40 minute wait on a reservation with nowhere to stand for half of that but in the way or a freezing foyer.
The host seemed brusque and not welcoming.
Crowded tempory tables with one of us pressed against a pole in the middle of the room and the neighbors way too close to our table.
Lackluster plating that did not match the pictures on their website. More like a much lower price chain in our opinion.
The food was tasty but not of superior quality and not sumptious.
The website said music on Saturday night which Valentine's was and was one reason we picked it. There was no room for a band and we were there late and there was no band.
We had not been told there was a special valentine's day menu when we made the reservation and the items we had picked out from online were not available.
This may have been an issue of them crowding in cheap tables for valentine's day and then not having the staff in the kitchen but it was worth at most 1/3 of the price in my opinion.

We will not go back.

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★★☆☆☆

Not up to the standards for the price in our opinion.
We went for valentine's day and we hope this was abnormal.
For ~$150/couple total we got.
40 minute wait on a reservation with nowhere to stand for half of that but in the way or a freezing foyer.
The host seemed brusque and not welcoming.
Crowded tempory tables with one of us pressed against a pole in the middle of the room and the neighbors way too close to our table.
Lackluster plating that did not match the pictures on their website. More like a much lower price chain in our opinion.
The food was tasty but not of superior quality and not sumptious.
The website said music on Saturday night which Valentine's was and was one reason we picked it. There was no room for a band and we were there late and there was no band.
We had not been told there was a special valentine's day menu when we made the reservation and the items we had picked out from online were not available.
This may have been an issue of them crowding in cheap tables for valentine's day and then not having the staff in the kitchen but it was worth at most 1/3 of the price in my opinion.

We will not go back.

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I cannot believe the last reviewer thought the portions were so small. The portions are of nice size; howver, if you are really hungry and only order an entree, you may need an appetizer, salad, or dessert.

This restaurant is located in a strip mall, off the beaten path, shoved in-between a Subway and Sushi Restaurant, I would consider this a hidden gem (chef owned). The restaurant offers excellent service and food at a reasonable price. I always enjoy the meal whether it is the Brown Dog Filet or a Fish special. The staff seems to never change and they are friendly and appropriately attentive.

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★★★★★

I cannot believe the last reviewer thought the portions were so small. The portions are of nice size; howver, if you are really hungry and only order an entree, you may need an appetizer, salad, or dessert.

This restaurant is located in a strip mall, off the beaten path, shoved in-between a Subway and Sushi Restaurant, I would consider this a hidden gem (chef owned). The restaurant offers excellent service and food at a reasonable price. I always enjoy the meal whether it is the Brown Dog Filet or a Fish special. The staff seems to never change and they are friendly and appropriately attentive.

Pros: small, intimate, off the beaten path

Cons: located in a strip-mall off of the main road making it a hard find, not many tables (reservations may be wise)

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Rarely have I gotten so little, for some so much and was so average. Although the presentation was very good, the food was ordinary. My wife usually can't finish her entree at most places, but she had no problem here. Be sure to get an appetizer, salad and ask for more bread.

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★★☆☆☆

Rarely have I gotten so little, for some so much and was so average. Although the presentation was very good, the food was ordinary. My wife usually can't finish her entree at most places, but she had no problem here. Be sure to get an appetizer, salad and ask for more bread.

Pros: Food presentation, ambience, service

Cons: Average food, poor overall value

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My wife and I are two travel weary foodies just relocating to Cincinnati and chose The Brown Dog for our first night out and were very impressed. As a Sous Chef myself transplanting from Nashville, Tennessee, this place was right on every mark. Five diamonds!

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★★★★★

My wife and I are two travel weary foodies just relocating to Cincinnati and chose The Brown Dog for our first night out and were very impressed. As a Sous Chef myself transplanting from Nashville, Tennessee, this place was right on every mark. Five diamonds!

 

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