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
122 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (101)neighborhood gem (80)fit for foodies (77)great for outdoor dining (73)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
  • so many wines, so little time...
    crazytrain
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Our experience @ 20 Brix was very, very good! The atmosphere was good, the food and service were awesome, and the choice of wines by the glass were stellar! I wish we had tried this little gem sooner! Nice to know that there is an upscale restaurant on the Eastside of Cincy. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wines, not great wine policy.
    Hurricane
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Food and service both very good, but wine/corkage policies are inconsistent to anything I have even seen. $15 corkage fee for a $57 bottle we purchased from your OWN wine store's selection? Server said the fee was "discretionary". We will use better "discretion" next time in choosing our next dinner out. Would have been better to bring my own bottle, and pay corkage. Never have seen a restaurant with such a great wine reputation have an inconsistent corkage policy.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleasant experience.
    Tucker
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We received a gift card for 20 Brix for Christmas and it was our first time to dine there but we will definitely return. I had the Duck Liver Pate appetizer (best I have ever had), scallops and desert. Our party of 4 had no complaints whatsoever. None of us had wine with dinner but the wine list is huge for those that are interested. The restaurant is not cheap but is reasonably priced for the quality of food and service. The food is ala carte so be prepared to spend $100 for a party of 2 and more if you like expensive wine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaraunt does great
    TrevoeVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This restaraunt does great food but big groups should be discourage due to the size of reataraunt
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Returning to 20 Brix
    FoodieDog
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Came to 20 Brix just after they opened years ago - enjoyed it but lost touch. Came back again on a whim due to prompt from OT. Really appreciated the Sommelier's attentive service and impromptu tasting!! Two items we would not have picked and certainly not have paired...The Freakshow Cabernet and the top cut Cheeseburger are now a new favorite combination of ours!! Cant wait to come back with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth the trip to Milford
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The restaurant is located in the quaint town of Milford just east of Cincinnati. The restaurant has been nicely renovated with large window. We were running late so we called and the host said no worries he would just move it back for us. Upon arrival our table was indeed ready and we were seated promptly. This was our first time visiting and we received excellent recommendation from our waitress. We started off with the soup & it was delicious. I could've eaten another bowl. I then had the crabcakes with fruit (or vegetables). My wife had the chicken salad that was light & flavorful w/fries. The portions were just the right size & we even shared a warm stuffed carrot cake which was awesome. We plan to go back with the kids in a few weeks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Bonsaiannie
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Our party of 6 celebrated my birthday with delicious food and wine! Loved that you can have 2 or 5 oz. wine pours. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. He was very helpful in making wine and food selections. We truly loved the whole experience except for the brussels sprouts - I forgot to order them! I will be back for them though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome wine and dining!
    Mike
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Really enjoyed the selections of wines. The table tried several and shared more. The food was excellent and wait staff pleasant and professional. Can't wait to go back when the weather breaks and sit in the outdoor area, Overall just a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Mike
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We come from time to time as a treat to ourselves. Food, service, and ambiance is perfect. Inside it is warm and comfortable and you can have an intimate conversation without having to talk over the din in so many restaurants. We are thankful the location is in our town. I grew up hear and at a younger time in life, in the old building, I used to get my hair cut. Quite a nice improvement for me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awsome
    satisfied
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Upscale great atmoshpere. One of the best places around
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent place to dine
    FightsfiresVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We've ate here a couple times and have always been impressed with the quality of the food. Menu is creative and always very tasty. Definitely a good place for an excellent meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    JillianH
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    20 Brix was a delightful find when looking for a new place to dine for a special occasion. It was a great experience all around, with great staff, amazing food, and a phenomenal wine list. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Catch up dinner with friends
    Iwine
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Wonderful food and service. Restaurant is very quaint
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Lunch @ 20 Brix
    FOODIECHER1VIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Our Out to Lunch had a good time here. The food was very good and the creme brulee-YUM. Our server; Vivki M, was very friendly and efficient. We will recommend and be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Connect
    Wayne
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at 20 Brix, good was great and wines even better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • NICE SURPRISE
    Navyman
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    This was my third time at Brix. The first two visits were a dissappointment. However , my wife urged me to give it one more try. Much to my surprise it was great. Great service and the food was very good. I will go again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday
    AOEsq
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Went there for a birthday a couple of years ago. But the power went out and we had to go elsewhere. They however gave us a gift card which they honored on this trip. Treated like royalty! Great food. Awesome wine menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Personal great service
    DandyDon
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Excellent, personal attention, great service, outstanding, and professional.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice dining experience.
    Craigw4628VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Excellent food, service and an astounding wine list. We ate, sipped wine and enjoyed pleasant conversation for 3 1/2 hours and, even though the placed was packed by the time we left, at no point did anyone try to rush us along. Robin was our server and was very friendly, helpful and attentive. The fried chicken and waffles were very good, but the cheeseburger was amazing. I would also recommend the charcuterie platter which is big enough for 4 to share. I will definitely take my wife here again and have already suggested it to some of our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've come here several times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I've come here several times and the best meals I've had were the simplest ones. They do salads and appetizers better than entrees. Each entree I've had has me excited for a five star experience based on the description but always disappoints me. It really comes down to the execution of the dish. Either the flavors don't meld well (who puts broccoli with scallops?) or each part isn't cooked quite right (under done potatoes). The food is good, don't get me wrong, but it's not to the level I would expect at this restaurant and not worth the money. This is why I tend to go there to get a great bottle of wine and a few small dishes which they usually do well. This keeps the bill relatively cheap and I leave more satisfied with the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    We had an outstaning experience at 20 Brix for my wife's birthday. Clay was an excellent host and recommended 2 different wine flights to pair with our entree's that were fantastic. I would highly recommed this place for anyone who loves to taste and try different wines, and enjoys season cuisine that is locally sourced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dinner @ 20 Brix
    FOODIECHER1VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    My husband and I had a great dinner here, He had the burger and I the scallops. Both were simply delicious! Our server; "Jeffrey"'was very efficient and friendly. We love this place! So much so, that I am bringing friends next month for lunch! And also want to try Padrino!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Excellent
    WinerVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Seasonal menu is inventive and flavors are just delightful. Wine selection is extensive and there is usually something new to try. Clay knows wine and never fails to come up with a great suggestion if you ask for one. We love this place and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mothers birthday
    chefgrl45
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    We had a party for my mom who's birthday it was. dinner was great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great late night food after
    TastyVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Great late night food after a movie. Enjoyed a very reasonably priced and tasty Barbera d'Alba with some pizza and salad
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unusual menu
    cincynaplesVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Not a place for unadventurous eaters! Menu is quite strange --- very hard to find "normal" fare. And many dishes are quite rich. But great wine list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have never been disappointed
    TZ33VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We eat here quite a bit, the service is always great. Wine knowledge is spot on. The menu is the best, Chef Paul does the most amazing things with food. Do a tasting with food pairings...........you will not be disappointed. Check out the web site. Bottom line: Eat here!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Evening
    jonnio
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We hadn't been in a while. My wife's favorite is the chicken and waffles which is truly outstanding. We love all of the food and the wine and beer list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Place for New Year's Eve
    JennyVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My husband and I wanted to dine early on New Year's Eve but not too far from our home in Loveland. This restaurant was the perfect place to celebrate - close enough to home but with quality and ambience that rivals those famous places downtown. The atmosphere was cozy yet lively enough to make you feel you were out celebrating with others. Food was excellent - my salmon was a generous portion, perfectly cooked, accented with beets and greens. My husband had the beef, again perfectly cooked, with steak fries and mushrooms. A wonderful way to support a local establishment and celebrate the New Year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a special occasion
    DeeDee
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Took our daughter to 20 Brix for her birthday. Service is great and we loved the menu... Not the same old, same old.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent, I guess...
    JimH
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Recently went for a Saturday lunch. Our sandwiches were good not great. I had a grilled cheese with bacon, but the bacon was cut like a thick slab of ham and it just really didn't work - I would have preferred the crunch of bacon to compliment the gooey grilled cheese, not a thick chewy ham like piece of bacon that made the sandwich harder to eat and with less complimentary texture than I would have preferred. The service was good, but I wouldn't order that sandwich again. The tomato soup was good though.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good meal, never
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Always a good meal, never disappoints! Look forward to dining again there soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Dinner
    MamaBVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    This is our go-to restaurant, it's close enough to home and never disappoints. I chose the Scallops entrée and my daughter chose the filet entrée and then we shared and made our own Surf & Turf. My husband got the Chicken and Waffles and he thoroughly enjoyed it. The portions are very generous and everything was so tasty and fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good wine, average food
    Neha
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    3 stars cause we were disappointed by the main course, the desserts were really good though. Wine list is elaborate and the place is great otherwise.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • as always...
    dinerlady
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    It was great from beginning to end. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Wine selection excellent. Only downside is that the menu is slightly limited in choices...not that there aren't good choices just that they are limited. They work with my food allergies to adjust what they do have for gluten intolerance which is a plus. The flip side to limited choices is that their menu changes so with evening specials there is usually something for everyone. Have never had a bad meal here and have eaten here many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i have eaten here many times
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    i have eaten here many times and this experience was lacking. The noise level was very high.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Another fantastic visit. Menu is original seasonal and delicious. Really great specials and noteworthy service. We just can't get there enough. Bravo 20 brix!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Review
    Lefty
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    My past experiences at 20 Brix have been very positive. This time - not so good. Our server was terrific! But my food was not - I repeat not good. I was disappointed - but I'm sure I'll give 20 Brix another try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent but tight fit..
    Bingo1
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    This was the 2nd time my husband and I have eaten here. The first time we were with another couple and I found the food very good but the atmosphere and tables to close together hence limited privacy. This time, with just the 2 of us, it was much better. The space is narrow and awkward but the food is creative, inventive and delishous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great local wine bar!
    Redmond
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We have been going to 20 Brix for years and it is consistantly great! They have many wine experts that can suggest great wines to try. The best part is you can purchase hard to find wines right there at their shop and they don't mark it outragiously. Perfect spot for a group of friends or just having apps at the bar. A Cincy must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.