20 Brix
20 Brix

20 Brix

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.20brix.com/
  • Phone: 5138312749
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Barraco
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact Hunter Thomas for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Garfield
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Behind Restaurant lot and Bank lot across from restaurant.
A word from 20 Brix
The 20 Brix wine bar and restaurant features over 100 selections by the glass or bottle. Along with an extensive wine list, the restaurant has an impressive assortment of premium liquors and specialty beers.
20 Brix also includes a patio with comfortable seating areas for customers to enjoy. 20 Brix has created an environment that not only provides a unique wine and food experience to patrons, but also a relaxing backdrop to enjoy every last sip and bite.

The knowledgeable staff is ready to offer suggestions and tastes of the available wines at any time. Part of the pleasure of visiting the 20 Brix wine bar and restaurant is pairing your favorite wine with one of the contemporary entrees, salads, or pizzas.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
20 Brix reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (102)neighborhood gem (82)fit for foodies (77)great for outdoor dining (74)special occasion (57)romantic (46)great for lunch (19)good for groups (14)hot spot (9)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (4)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Went above and beyond
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The young lady who served us was so knowledgable and helpful. She knew of my partners bday and went out her way to surprise him with a sweet treat. The hostess and other staff were stellar. We will return. Thanks again for everything.. Oh! The shrimp and grits?!!! Amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • September Dining
    Love2dinebutvalue2
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Dined outside noised level was ok except for the occasional Truck or loud car, food was ok but overly priced for what you got, not a wine person but my wife is and she enjoyed the server's suggestion
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Great Visit
    WinerVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    20 Brix is our "go to" restaurant whenever we want to enjoy inventive, delicious food, attentive service and a good wine selection. We took a guest from New York City and she was very impressed, which says a lot given what she has available where she lives. Once again, 20 Brix did not disappoint. Can't wait for the next excuse to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere great food & wine
    Jodi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went for our first anniversary dinner. Has a very nice, romantic atmosphere and excellent service, The wine list is very unique, will have to go back for a tasting night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • smittenbyfoodnotbyservice
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our waitress Vicky seemed kind enough but appeared to be busy with other things - a little cold but not unkind. Would have been nice to have a very nice waitress to match the very nice food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    First time visitors and not disappointed. We shared a crab cake appetizer, excellent, followed by a menu item, pork chop and the special sea trout. Both main courses were wonderful. Many wines offered by the glass with 2 oz. size for tasting and full glasses available. Our server was knowledgeable about all the wines offered and made some great suggestions. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent...however menu is limited
    Mobius
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Dined on 8/28/14 evening. Food was excellent, wine list was varied and impressive. My only suggestion would be to expand the the dinner menu. Entrees were unique, but limited in all categories (seafood, beef, pasta, etc.)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Meal, Great Service
    KarenCVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Love this place. Great ingredients, and a talented chef make a great meal. Food was fresh, presentation was lovely and the flavors melded beautifully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Deliciously Delightful Dinner!
    8greatfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Once again 20 Brix provided a wonderful dining experience for my family. It gave us an opportunity to relax and reconnect as we enjoyed the good food and wine. The service was attentive but not intrusive, we were able to have time to be together after a long busy week. 20 Brix is a real treat for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carnivore Meets Vegetarian
    vegetarianmeetscarnivoreVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    There is always a new interesting (always delicious) salad to try...and the crab cakes are some of the best that I have ever eaten...great as a slider or standing alone!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    MamaBVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We brought a friend from Minnesota and she was blown away. We have never been disappointed at 20 Brix and look forward to many more visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Wine
    WineLovers
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were visiting the area and took our son and daughter-in-law to dinner. Not knowing the area we found this restaurant on Open Table, it did not disappoint. Wine selection was good and prices are not over the top. Our daughter-in-law facebooked "best steak I ever had". When we are back in the area we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I took my wife to 20 Brix for her birthday and we were extremely pleased with the quality of food, atmosphere, and service. Our server Joe was very attentive and had a great attitude. We enjoyed the chicken and waffles, lobster BLT, and carrot cake. Everything was delicious and it made for a very special evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Cfsdir
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Went there for our anniversary and Jeffrey our server made it great, paired wines, suggested entrees, attentive but not intrusive - overall great dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cici47VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Perfect spot for dinner outdoors on a warm summer evening. Great food and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    HonestFeedbackForYou
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The location was perfect, the wine list was long, the food was delicious, the service was comfortable. We planned on spending $70 between two of us, it was $144 with a 20% tip. While the soup for the evening was amazing, it was a small serving for $10. It was worth it, just different pricing than we had planned for.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refreshing change
    wwpls2
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    20 Brix is a nice change from all the me-too steak and seafood venues in the city. The wine list is most impressive and the entrees are very interesting. My wife had the Steak Frites and was very pleased. I opted for the Chicken and Waffles. The chicken was of fried and the crust was just too hard and thick however the honey drizzle was a brilliant touch. The beans and greens were outstanding, wonderfully seasoned. Our only complaint was the service. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable but it seemed to take forever for our dinner to arrive. It was a Tuesday night and perhaps they were understaffed. We will definitely give it another try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good but noisy
    likesquietplaces
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Really liked the food but it was uncomfortably loud on a Saturday night. We passed up dessert and coffee because we didn't want to stay any longer. If we go again, we will wait for a table outside where it is quieter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Was disappointed that the server did not mention that the sauce on the trout was spiced with curry (I don't like spicy food). My friend sent her steak back 3 times to have it cooked properly. Not worth the price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kitchen Trouble?
    downtowners
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Hospitality doesn't happen when the kitchen cannot deliver a menu item; take it off the menu if it means three in a party of five get served (after a long wait) and then the dish--delivered 40 mins after other diners got their entrees--is way below par.
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  • Consistently Excellent
    WinerVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We took some friends this time and we all enjoyed the wine and the inventive, delicious food. Service is always attentive, but not overbearing. Continues to be a dependable favorite and we always look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enoladiner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I love this restaurant. The wine list is great and allows us to try wines we might not think to try otherwise. The staff is knowledgable and friendly. The food is wonderful. I always love to start with the Brix Board and then hear the specials for the day. Never a disappointment. I enjoy sitting out on the covered porch when the weather is good. It has a relaxed friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice anniversary dinner
    Chemmc
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We came to 20 Brix expecting to use an online fixed menu deal we had purchased, but decided to order off the regular menu because the specials that night sounded too good. My husband had the curry/cauliflower soup and ahi tuna specials; he loved both - the tuna was perfectly cooked rare/medium rare. I wanted to save room for the carrot "lava cake" so I had a salad and for dinner a crab cake appetizer and the brussel sprouts. My meal was delicious - I would return just for the carrot cake alone. Our server was unusually good and friendly - we weren't rushed, neither did we have to wait. We chose to eat inside and the place was hopping so it wasn't a quiet place that night, but certainly quiet enough for us to talk and hear each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rayet
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My husband was very excited to see Shrimp & Grits on the menu. He loved it! There were some large parties & it did affect our service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    dandj
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Visited for lunch with friends. We ate inside because the weather was not good. The food was good, the service was good and the wine list is great. The lunch menu is very reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great wine selection wonderful menu
    Tony
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Beautiful restaurant nestled in quiet downtown Milford. Perfect setting. The wine selection was quite extensive but Lauren helped us navigate to a great bottle which matched perfectly with tasty appetizers and an outstanding entre. Wonderful meal in wonderful setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HungerGamesVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Never disappoints. Clay manages a wonderful gym and adds a personal touch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michelle
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Wine selection is great. Wine on tap was very good also. Service was good and friendly. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 20 Brix
    Awesome
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We frequent 20 Brix several times a year, and the food has been hit or miss. Sometimes it is fantastic and other times just okay. This time was a miss. We always try something different off the menu and we had the pork with mushroom goetta. The goetta was good, the dish itself was very peppery, and the pork had a lot of fat on it. It was also served without any vegetables, unless you count the mushrooms in the goetta. The service is usually great, but this time the server complained because we used a prepaid Visa that was given as a gift. We will go back again, but it will be awhile until our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Divine
    Ralph
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Been to 20 brix times. If it s possible it s gets better everytime. Hunter and Clay have a staff that is always on their A game. In the kitchen Paul and crew made sure that the salmon dish was one we are still talking about how great it was days later. Always at the top of our list of places to dine out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Meal and Great Service
    luv2vacaVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    On par as usual! Jeff is terrific and the food and beverage wonderful. Thanks again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently a favorite
    frenchies
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We go here often and are never disappointed in the food and wine. Service varies from average to excellent, although always great follow-up from the manager. On the last visit we both had the salmon with beet/carrot purée and it was fantastic. Vanilla crème brulée for dessert was just a tiny bit too sugary, but still perfectly prepared and very delicious. 20 Brix is definitely one of our top restaurants in the Cincinnati area, and best in the Northeast; I would recommend it to anyone. Go ahead and order a bottle off their excellent wine list - they have wine doggie bags to take home what you can't finish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 20 Brix Just the Fix
    jfripp
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Never been disappointed by this restaurant. Food is always very good. Very good presentation. Service is excellent. Atmosphere is inviting and relaxing. Wine list is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First but not last time
    JulesgirlVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Not sure why we've never been here but...we'll be back. Got a special deal on a prie fixe menu which led us to finally come. Got an outside table on an absolutely perfect evening. John took great care of us-walking us thru both menu and wine list. Portions were small but creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice girlss' night out
    OlgaVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My friend and I had a light supper after a shopping night. We enjoyed sitting outside because the weather was lovely. We were famished and we had to wait for our food for 40 (!) minutes. Thank goodness for the really good bread and flavored butter that accompanied our Prosecco. When we mentioned the long wait to our waitress she did not apologize, just stated that "everyone showed up at the same time." We should have appreciated an apology and being kept informed on what was going on. But we certainly had a lot of time and catch up and when the food (lobster roll and salmon) arrived they were really good, hopefully not just because we were relay hungry. But we had eaten there before and will certainly come again.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very surprised
    annonamous
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Was at a tasting and the wine and food were superb. This last visit was not as good as the first visit very disappointing. The Beet Root Risotto was very dry and hard sent it back. Very small portions for the price paid. The wine selection was very good and the Monday night special is excellent for the wine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    Shon
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were looking forward to trying 20 Brix for the first time. From the service to the food ~ it was all very disappointing except for the carrot cake desert. Not sure if it was the restaurant or our server, but they didn't go out of their way at all nor did they try to accommodate. Besides the food being mediocre, and VERY overpriced it took over an hour and a half to receive our dinner! Needless to say we will never be going back and we would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. In fact we have already told over a dozen people about our awful experience and have no problem telling a few dozen more! There are way too many other good restaurants to go have a nice dinner were they will actually appreciate your business & go above
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  • Chef Paul Rocks
    Diana
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We loved our dinner along with fantastic cocktails and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Absolutely love 20 Brix. The food is always creative and made from fresh, local ingredients. The staff is knowledgeable and eager to make recommendations to improve your dining experience. If you've not been before, definitely give this restaurant a try soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outdoor Dining Find
    Foodlover
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had dined at 20 Brix before, but sat outside for the first time--found my new favorite outdoor dining spot here. My scallops were delicious, but my husband had the special, a take on a southern crawfish boil, and it was so-so (and not much food for the $32.00 price). Loved our waiter, but at one point my husband had neither water nor alcohol left--ordered wine before dinner that came toward the end of our meal. Still, overall the place is worth another try: great atmosphere, great wine and beer lists, inventive food, personable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.