Excellent, as always!
Coldwater Cafe provides the perfect combination of great food and a leisurely dining experience. I highly recommend an evening or even lunch.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Best Chef in the area by far
We are regular dinners at CWC...and Nick is the owner and Chef...our most recent visit was to celebrate my wife and my retirement day....as always the food and the service was outstanding...Thanks Nick for a special evening....with a special thank you to our requested server Kelly...we will be back soon....
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the Salmon
Had a truly wonderful salmon dinner at Coldwater Cafe. It may be one of the best restaurants in the Dayton area. Just wish it was closer to our home in the Centerville area.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love and enjoy Coldwater Cafe
Our experience at Coldwater is always wonderful. The food is outstanding and full of flavor. The staff is always there to meet our needs and explain the evening entrees if we have questions. The music on Saturdays is there to make the evening complete. I have recommended Coldwater Cafe to my friends and will continue to come back to enjoy a very special evening out with my husband and friends. Thank you.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made a reservation online based on other reviews I read. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and I wanted a restaurant that has a special touch. We were seated in the vault which gave us a little more privacy. Our server, Rebecca, was very friendly and checked on us frequently. Our meal was delicious! Wonderful service, generous portions and fabulous food!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time guests
Even with their front street torn up due to road work, they had great signage in the back to tell us how to get in. A waitress pointed us to the front and our hostess seated us. When we asked for a booth instead of a table, she immediately took care of it. Our waitress was very pleasant and found out we were first time guests ( she asked!) and told us about specials, and wine list. Our meals were served timely but not hurried and they were wonderful. The dessert menu is fantastic. Very hard to choose with all of the choices. The manager stopped several times to make sure everything was o.k., and our waitress did the same. We will be back and we will be bringing family and friends. Great dining experience.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our party of 6 enjoyed a variety of entree's - I had venison for the first time and it was delicious, not at all gamey tasting. My husband had the special red snapper, two friends had the tilapia, another had the vegetarian lasagna and her husband had the ahi tuna salad. Each couple shared the special tiger shrimp cocktail with their excellent house-made cocktail sauce. All of us had enjoyed our choices, which isn't usual in a group of six diners. They have ostrich on the menu, which one of our group had at a prior visit and reported it is delicious.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stopped here while on town
We stopped here while on town for a family reunion. What a treat! The service was great and the food was amazing. Wish we lived closer!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Gem
Coldwater Cafe has a refined country restaurant feel to it, not upscale but not middle of the road either. Food was very good and service was okay. Asked for booth, got table, and then noticed when leaving the booth we wanted was still empty. While friendly and neighborly wait staff, it quickly became evident we were not fine dining. For example, fork and knife not automatically replaced after salad, nor when dinner is served, you must ask for them. Very nice, cozy little bar area where the locals gather. In the end, my wife and I enjoyed the occasion and can certainly understand why the locals like it at the Coldwater.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service a bit slow
The food here was excellent. The service was a bit slow, but we will definitely go back. The environment was interestingly good, as it use to be a bank, and one dining room was inside a vault (door was still there).
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere at Coldwater Cafe is always pleasant and the food always great. Their chicken salad is my favorite for lunch - tasty and filling, and all their desserts are delicious. Their English Tea Cake is to die for! It's a lovely place to lunch with friends or for a wonderful place for a special occasion dinner with someone special. I've eaten there many times and never been disappointed.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. Coldwater Cafe was recommended to me by a friend who also enjoyed his time there. I'm glad I took the chance on a new experience.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Halibut special
Pecan tilapia was good based on comments from 3 of our party o4 5.
The horseradish encrusted Halibut could have been superb if the horseradish crust would have had more flavor and bite.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exquisite fine dining experience-ex
Exquisite fine dining experience-excellent food and service.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our third trip to the restaurant for a special occasion. It's always fabulous. The lobster crabcake appetizer was delicious. I had the special-ribeye dinner. The best seasoned and prepared ribeye I have ever had. My husband tried the duck and found it very good. He loved the jasmin rice as well. Wish we had left room for dessert. Even the iced tea was special, with a hint of mint.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant surprise in the small town of Tipp City. Very trendy! We felt just a bit of the obligatory snobbiness often found in trendy places, but overall this was a very pleasant experience with excellent food. This is a very nice restaurant. Well done and worth the drive from Dayton!
7/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great dining to celebrate our anniversary! First time we had ate at Coldwater Cafe and will be returning. My husband had the ostrich filet and I had filet mignon. Both thought our food was very good. We brought our baby with us and were the only ones with kids.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been a patron for years. Wonderful food with great presentation. The staff are friendly efficient and helpful. Menu range is small with some exotic choices (ostrich for example) but caters to omnivores and herbivores alike.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bleu cheese-stuffed filet was the most tender and tasty I've had. We also enjoyed the ostrich filet. We come every year for our anniversary and have a lovely evening!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tipp City Gem
We have just moved to Troy and my husband found this restaurant for our anniversary. They had a few specials for dinner, which my husband and I chose 2 different ones. The manager came over to give recommendations for wine. Nice restaurant and staff. Will go back. Cheese plate could use toasted bread or crackers (not the bread they serve it with. My husband and I have eaten at a lot of wine bar's/restaurants in AZ) Dinner was great. Recommend the antelope.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere is very unique,
The atmosphere is very unique, and the food was excellent!! I highly recommend Coldwater Café!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sea Bass EVER!
The sea bass was, by far, the best sea bass I've ever had. It was cooked perfectly- crispy on the outside, super tender, almost creamy on the "inside". All components of the dish complemented one another quite nicely. My only issue that there wasn't more of it, and I'd have to drive 2.5 to have it again. Thank you for a great dining experience!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Class Act!
Dining at Coldwater was a classy experience from start to finish! Reservation was booked on-line easily and we were welcomed graciously. The restaurant decor is elegant but with an eclectic, easy living feel that seems to pair well with the dressy casual fashion worn by guests. We were seated in a room that had formerly been the vault of a yesteryear bank that was decorated with shades of green and pictures of currency (appropriately!) Our entrees were perfectly done: a locally grown filet grilled perfectly on top of a bed of potatoes (REAL comfort food!) and a smokey-grilled salmon that was buttery with perfect spice. Salad dressing was also a highlight- homemade cucumber dill. For dessert- a warm toffee cake to die for!!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
good local spot in Tipp City
north of Dayton, really good food and service at a reasonable price, a better choice than driving much farther and dining on similar food at greater prices. for those north of Dayton, why waste the time to drive south??
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with a party of 8 -our table for 8 happened to be right by the drink station, so it did not provide the best level of ambience, but it was not a problem. Everything that was ordered was outstanding - absolutely delicious. Loved the ostrich (a lean meat in a fabulous cherry sauce)! Extensive menu with many wonderful choices. Our waitress was particularly helpful in suggesting dishes and pairing them with wine, potato/rice options. Dessert menu was to die for!!! -- excellent chocolate nut ball, bread pudding, bourbon chocolate pecan pie and expresso creme brulee!!! We loved it so much we booked an other reservation for next month as we left.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took a couple that had
We took a couple that had never been to the restaurant and they enjoyed the restaurant and the food very much. We were seated promptly and the waitress was courteous and professional. We each enjoyed our entrees and the dessert was perfect for the 4 of us to share. This is one of our favorite restaurants for both lunch and dinner.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Coldwater Cafe is always a treat when we are in Tipp City visiting Harmony Farm, a wonderful site for healing relaxation and learning. Coldwater is a local gem - the chef is innovative and the dishes he creates are a delight. The last time we dined with them my husband ordered goat and it was worth a giggle until he tasted it and found it succulent and delicious! This weekend we dined there again and found ostrich on the menu; my husband, the adventurous diner he is, ordered it with the waitress' advice to have the sauce on the side. It was a marvel of tenderness and flavor.
It's always good and we'll be back!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am from Europe and when I have my European friends over, this is the place to go for us. The food is a great combination of European cuisine and American service. This is my #1 favorite!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a pleasure to see great
What a pleasure to see great wines offered at a reasonable price. And a knowledgeable wine steward.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. It was our second trip there for an anniversary. We sat in what they called the kissing booth. Whilel it was private I was expecting a bit more of a romantic look and feel. Our waitress was awesome and very knowledgeable of the history of the place and food, also very friendly. The food was to our satisfaction. The menu is limited, the only downfall I know of. Check out their menu online on their website to make sure they have something for you. They also did something unexpected....didn't charge us for the bottle if wine we drank. Was very happy with that. We shall return.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome as usual
This place could just as well be in the nice part of Beverly Hills. It's that classy. Kelly is incredible. Always enjoy and would highly recommend to anyone.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem in a smaller town!
We had various wines, appetizers, meats, spuds, veggies and then we all took desserts home. We were on a road trip to Dayton and found this gem on the internet. Four people had no leftovers. We will be back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten at the Coldwater
I have eaten at the Coldwater Cafe many times and have always enjoyed the excellent food. There is a variety on the menu and often some unusual choices. Quich is a specialty and it is always delicious! The restaurant is tastefully decorated and is a great place to take guests.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been here several times and every visit is always outstanding. The staff is always very friendly and the food is amazing. One us was gluten free and one of us was allergic to nuts. The waitress was so very helpful and the chief had a lot of knowledge for both concerns. They even had a great dissert for gluten free people.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the evening
Had dinner with a couple of friends. Really like this restaurant. Have dined there several times even though it's a 40 minute from home. Lunch and dinner menu offer selections for almost everyone.
My friends and I had a very nice waitress. Our meals were prepared in a timely manner and were the Cafe's usual high quality.
Dessert was tempting but I didn't order any. (I'd had 3 slices of their wonderful white bread.)
Coldwater Cafe is an absolute favorite for me!!
P.S. The decor is wonderful! Great wooden trim and tasteful but comfortable decoration.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
our waitress got lost
Our waitress seemed to be a good waitress but we seemed to lose her before our food came. We were all finished with our salads and waiting, waiting, waiting for our entrees. It seemed like a long time. We were on a babysitter deadline and thought we had allowed plenty of time. Not sure what the hang up was. The food was great as usual though.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
CHEF Nick Really wowed us with his flavorful and romantic restaurant experience. Damien and our server Michelle put together a delightful memory that my wife and I won't soon forget of our 33rd wedding anniversary. Thank you so much :)
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surf or Turf!
We have come to this restaurant many times. For the first time I went with the filet mignon. I was a little trepidatious at first having never done the steak at CW. I must say that I was VERY happy. Perhaps one of the top five steak dinners I have ever had in my life.
My wife tried the striped bass special of the day. The jasmine rise was the perfect offset and, as always with CW, the fish was tender, flaky and tasted amazing.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is always a treat to eat
It is always a treat to eat at Coldwater Café. Chef Nick is talented and also makes the rounds at each table to check on his guests. Betty has created a lovely atmosphere and the decoration are always beautiful and awesome!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been here a few times before and took my Girlfriend there for her birthday.. great wine selection, and being a Kansas guy I finally have found a place that has great steak, cooked as you like and try the tea cake for desert mmmmmm. Restaurant is down town and is in an old bank. enjoy ..
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We really enjoy Coldwater
We really enjoy Coldwater Café on our date nights. It is a really nice place with good food and service. The live Jazz is the "icing on the cake" for a great evening.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent evening. one of
excellent evening. one of my guests stated the evening to be the best ever, Flower deliver to the table was perfect,
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellence in dining
Service was second to none, the food was excellent, served at the appropriate temperature and with the perfect presentation.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been around and have eaten at many fine restaurants. To have found this one in a small OH city was an unexpected pleasure. Everything about the place was outstanding; food, wine, ambiance & service. It certainly had a smaller, romantic atmosphere which was just what I was looking for. Would definitely return if ever in the vicinity again.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of our absolutely
This is one of our absolutely favorite restaurants but the "special" prime rib on Tuesday was not very good. I will go back to the delicious filet mignon for my next visit which is next week.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Coldwater Cafe never disappoints. Chef Nick and his staff offer wonderful food. I love going there.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Food and Service
We have been to Coldwaters several times and have never been disappointed with the food or service. It is a special place for us. Friday and Saturdays are always great with the small two piece jazz band playing, the wonderful food and the atmosphere. Every time we go I like to try something different but our favorite is the shrimp and Brie pasta. The waiters and waitresses know the specials and provide great service. We will be back soon. Thank you for a wonderful evening again.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Café is a Gem! Food & service is always outstanding. It's just so nice to know that you don't always have to go South of Dayton to find an awesome restaurant. We have one right here in Tipp City!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, great bartender
Excellent food, great bartender (Kevin) good wine list. A pleasant evening with my wife with good food, wine and friendly service
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very accommodating! Food great!
Very accommodating! Food great! Service friendly! Holiday decorations beautiful!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM