20 Brix
20 Brix

20 Brix

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.20brix.com/
  • Phone: (513) 831-2749
  • 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
103 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (89)neighborhood gem (76)fit for foodies (65)great for outdoor dining (55)special occasion (45)romantic (42)good for groups (16)great for lunch (14)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    20 Brix is a local gem. Great location for us in the NE suburbs. Limited but nice menu selections with quite a bit of fish. Service was excellent along with the food. Wine selection and segmentation is a real plus for diners. We will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 20 Brix
    pamb
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This is always a great place to take people who are not familiar with the restaurant. They are amazed at the great food, wine pairings and good service. Hats off to the chef and everyone who works so hard to make this a special "neighborhood gem".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Ralph
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Staff and food were great. Clay and his staff do an outstanding job of making sure everything is perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent find
    willworkforwine
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Chose this restaurant for a business dinner based on an OpenTable recommendation. We were not disappointed. Food and service were excellent. I'll be back with my wife for date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Apocalypse Dinner
    MamaBVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We were fortunate to attend this amazing feast. The premise is what would you eat after surviving the apocalypse. The chef and staff treated us to 5 amazing courses of unique and delicious food. This event sold out last year before I could get in and this year they did two of them. So glad I got to do it, would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great wine and wonderful service
    impressed
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The wine selection is vast yet very well-organized with options for tastes, glasses, carafes, and bottles. Great range for all wallets and pallets. The service we received when we went was some of the best I've ever had. They started with a complimentary champagne toast for our anniversary, which was very nice. As we asked our waitress several questions about the wine, she surprised us with two tastings. After choosing one, they were out and instead brought us another tasting of a different bottle. It was more expensive but they only charged us what the other would have costed! Now that's treating your customers right. We had the cheese plate and a variety of appetizers which was plenty of delicious food. We will absolutely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You don't have to be a wine lover
    CincyDiner543
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    20 Brix is a great destination for a romantic dinner, or a casual fun spot. My date is not a wine drinker, but there is a full bar with a nice beer selection as well. She had the Steak Frites, and I had the pork chops. Both were well prepared and flavorful. I highly recommend the mushroom bruscehtta, one of the best appetizers I've had in a long time. Wonderful ambiance, we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time at 20 Brix
    20brixrules
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food is unbelievable. There is no question about that. I highly recommend just ordering the special and being surprised by the amazing food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Linda
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Excellent presentation, wonderful wine list and luscious desserts! Entree selections were varied but limited.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elistar
    Elistar
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Twenty Brix was wonderful! All four of our group loved the food, decor, and the waiter! I had the salmon and it was one of the best I have had. My husband had the steak and he said it was the best dinner he has ever had! There is a huge wine list and they are very kind to give just a taste to see if you like it. The restaurant was very crowded so I suggest reservations. The entire staff was very helpful and kind!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened to the food
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have eaten here many, many times over the years. Usually very happy. This time I got the shrimp and grits, which I have had before. The shrimp were popcorn shrimp(very small), where they formerly served 4 large shrimp. My wife had the crab cake which was dry, tasteless and bready. Hopefully they will rectify their changes in recipes. They are not cheap, but they used to be good. I will not spend hard earned money on poor, downgraded entrees. Please change
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal!
    Rooftop4
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Thanks for such a great meal! We really appreciated the table in the rear of the building. For six people, it was a nice quiet space for talking and listening. Steak, shrimp and grits, and the hamburger were good. One person in out party ordered the monkfish and wasn't wowed. Maybe next time. Our server was great. He was personable and very helpful. However, he did charge one member of our party for a salad that never came - maybe a pepper salad? Our guest was too kind to mention it and paid for it anyway. Also, we ordered our drinks and had over 20 minutes to look over the menu and make our decisions before the specials were mentioned. I would have liked to have heard them right away to better make my selection.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    luv2vacaVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    As always, 20 Brix is one of our favorites. The specials are always a treat and you can always count on some of the regular items. Best Burgers around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    wineaux
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Loved everything. Excellent service and a great variety on the wine list. Nice to see a list that isn't simply a bunch of California cabs and wine you can buy at Kroger. The shrimp and grits was phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • just ok
    Sandy
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I met gal psls for lunch during the week. Nice ambience, great location, food just ok. I had the crabcake, tasted like it had been a frozen boxed item heated up; no crab meat all fillers. This is my second dining experience at 20 Brix and really not impressed either visit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing Everytime
    PDiddyHixVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    My wife and I frequent 20 Brix for our dates nights (and sometimes date lunches). It has an AMAZING wine list with all wines available for purchase in the front wine shop. The food is always fantastic. You should make sure you try the Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts. They will blow your mind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Neighborhood Dining Gem
    Luv2WinenDineVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and I have dined here more than a half dozen times in the past 3 months, each time trying different apps & main courses, and we haven't been disappointed yet! The food has been amazing every time and the service has been very good as well. They also have a very good selection of wines that are reasonably priced and are also available for retail purchase. We highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience, great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We really enjoyed our dine in experience at 20 Brix! The staff there was very friendly and professional, the food was great and we would definitely go again. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and food items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Anniversary Dinner
    RareNightOut
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary with dinner at 20 Brix. It was a beautiful night, so we were able to sit in their outdoor porch area. Our waiter, Jeffrey, was very knowledgeable and personable which enhanced our dinning experience. 20 Brix offers some unique dinner options and based on the recommendation from our waiter, I tried black fin shark and my wife had monk fish. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable night!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    ForTheLoveOfFood2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a fantastic meal. Can't wait to return! Great wine list. We went for a family birthday dinner and brought our tween age kids. They loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
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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.
  • small issue with server
    bernard
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I discussed with general manager but I like my wine poured by server...that s it...great first time. Thanks for having Cain 5
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • 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.
  • Cooper
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic