Great date night
Me & my husband were in town visiting for the weekend and found this place - it was very similar to Indy's Jazz Kitchen and we loved it!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of fun - great change of pace!
We'd heard about the Blue Wisp but never made the effort to go till Restaurant Week. Food was very good. Young jazz band (Young Lions, I believe) were also good. Looking forward to going on a big band night.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were excited to go the
We were excited to go the the Blue Wisp and we are looking forward to returning. We went for the music not the food. However the food and service was good but not as good as the music. If you like music and have not been to the Blue Wisp you definitely will have a good time.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service..great atmosphere
Excellent service..great atmosphere...jazz concert was great as wwwwweeeelllllllll!!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good choice for pre-theater dinner
Half-a-block from Cincinnati Shakespeare, with a nice menu of pub grub and some decent entrees and salads. (Check the website thebluewisp.com for for the full menu.) The space is attractive and includes some outdoor tables. There is live music at night, but it is acoustic during the earlier part of the evening. Also: Happy hour drink prices!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious and well prepared. Even asked one of us how we would like our salmon cooked...a new question but made a difference to the fish! Location was great and I recalled another nice restaurant in that spot once. Service a bit slower but they were busy with a special event in the back room. Food was worth the wait. We asked for pita chips to nibble on and they were delicious...served hot.
Biggest surprise was the the music ended earlier than expected. Website said Sundays 6-10 pm. We had a 7 pm reservation. Music stopped st 8 pm. So, go earlier on Sundays.
Hope they update the website on times and keep cooking the great food.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
girls nite out
got together with friends for big band nite, our girls nite out, and we all enjoyed our experience ....will definitely do again, maybe on a different nite...with our husbands
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to visit when downtown. The food was good, music and atmosphere were great. Great spot for after dinner drinks and music.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, service, and music. A little pricey, but, worth it.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our new spot for pre-show dining. Food is excellent, happy hour prices are terrific, live entertainment is always wonderful.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I enjoyed a romantic dinner! First time ever at a Jazz bar. We are now hooked!! We loved everything about it. We watched an awesome show. We actually walked out for getting our credit card and they came searched for us :)
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Jazz,Blues & Food
The Wisp is Cincinnati's premier venue for Jazz of all kinds. From big bands to single performers and national acts, it can be found at the Blue Wisp. The food is excellent as is the full bar. Bring ear plugs as the music can get loud, as it should.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wisp is a breath of fresh air!
Great music. Great music. Great music. The food is good and the bar has great cocktails/beer selection, but the Blue Wisp is awesome because of live jazz, blues, etc. I highly recommend it especially if you haven't gotten into the Cincinnati music scene.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a nice time for a birthday celebration. The artist scheduled to be there canceled but the band that replaced her was very good. My meal was great and better than I expected. My steak was cooked perfect and the potatos adn asparagus was quite tasty. The only downside was that the sound system was not the best. The mics were a little muffled and there was always some kind of sound tweeking during the show. All in all a great time.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
No pretensions... just Great
No pretensions... just Great jazz combined with an excellent menu with food that was delicious ... what more could anyone ask for? Honestly we were just looking for someplace different near the Aranoff before a play. I didn't expect such an excellent menu from a jazz club/bar. We will definitely be back!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great jazz club with good food
My friend and I had supper in the front room before hearing the Big Band in the back room. We had planned to have coffee and dessert in the back room while we listened to the Big Band. When our server asked what we wanted to drink, we asked for decaf coffee. We were told they don't serve decaf! Had this just been a jazz club and not a full service restaurant, we might have understood, but what kind of restaurant doesn't have decaf coffee? Since there was no coffee, we skipped dessert, thus depriving our server of the opportunity to earn a bigger tip. We enjoyed the music while sipping on our glasses of ice water.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was not crowded when I
It was not crowded when I went due to weather but the food was excellent and the mood set by the band created a perfect atmosphere to enjoy a late night meal. I would like to come back when there are more people to experience the full effect of the restaurant and band.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM