20 Brix

4.7
1856 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Party of four. We all had something different and everyone loved the food. We will definitely make a return visit. I wasn’t sure about the “wine on tap” but the Cabernet (I think it was Coast & Barrel) was an excellent choice. If you go, the bread with the tomato/fennel dip is a must. Desserts of Crume Brûlée and cheesecake were very tasty as well. Relaxed atmosphere. Great service too.

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J
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and everything was great except our wine was about $25 more per bottle on our check than it was on the wine list. There may be an additional corking fee we didn’t notice on the list, so check that before ordering.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! We had the Brussel Sprouts for an appetizer, hubby went with their burger (which he LOVED..added pork belly to it), and I had the fried chicken. Everything was so mindblowingly delicious! We can’t wait to go back. Sad we hadn’t been here sooner!

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e
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been in a slump regarding finding good restaurants . Brix was such a welcome change . The service is outstanding . The food was delicious . We had the scallops which I asked for blackened and they were perfect . Friend had the braised beef pasta and it was simple but very interesting . My only complaint would be that it was a bit pricey since the entrees do not come with any salads or bread . We were impressed and will definitely return

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SA
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable; delicious citrus vinagrette dressing, and crab cake which was petite but tasty. Very attentive waitress.

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C
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really love coming to 20 Brix for lunch or dinner. The food is always very good as is the service. It's never been bad!
Highly recommend!!

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RB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

We came to 20 Brix to celebrate our anniversary and would definitely not come back. It was difficult to get the server’s attention, and one of our entrees was inedible and the server did not offer any kind of substitute option.

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m
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

You need more gluten free and dairy free options for us with compromised digestive systems.
Thanks

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W
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Extensive wine list, unique appetizers, knowledgeable staff

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WV
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food. Exceptional service - the bartender Joe was amazing. Go eat here now!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster and halibut specials were excellent. Nice people.

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OT
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food, service, wine. Outstanding.

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J
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely dining experience with excellent food. I did not care for the bread starter.

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OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Had been there in the past and it was much better then

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ML
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the birthday of our friend
20 Brix is her favorite restaurant
We had a great time

Service was awesome

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ML
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are probably the loud ones so sorry about that! Food was great as always. Had a beautiful evening and enjoyed it on the patio.

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JD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal at a great little restaurant. Perfect evening to sit on the patio. Food was imaginary and incredible

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BS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and a great contemporary take on food that is needed in this city

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t
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Reconnecting old friends

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met our needs

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NS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time here! Service was exceptional and the food was amazing! We will most certainly be returning!

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MR
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When the hostess grabbed an umbrella and came out to escort my wife in the building I knew we were about the have a great evening. Class act establishment top to bottom. We will be back!!

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GS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We were looking forward to a nice dinner experience, but it fell short of our expectations.
At our table we had the two Lake fish and one Crab cake entrée that was very salty for everyone. Fish it's self was ok, but sauce and vegies were over the top salty. Lamb steak was bland.
Prestation was poor with overcooked veggies and brownish two tone butter sauce. Service could be better. Never asked if we need additional drinks, but was nice that he kept our water glasses full.
I was a little concern with the very light crowd at 6:30pm on a Thursday night, but understand.
The server did a ok job, but again it was just ok.

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JV
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The farm to table concept has become quite popular in outlying area of major cities, probably because there isn't much dining to choose from in the first place. I tried there crabcake as an appetizer. It was so sour, I would have returned it, but the server never returned to find out what I thought of it. The steak was simply prepared and ok. Nothing to write home about. For the money I spent there, I could have had a fantastic meal in the major city.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner! It’s always delicious and the food pairs so well with the wine list.

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C
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so pleasant. Waiter knowledgeable, serving size perfect for our group. Excellent flavor and blend. Interesting decor. We will be back

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OT
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I went with the most recommended dish: the crab cakes... it was outstanding! In Brazil we eat crab shells with a hint of lime, so they brought it to me (sorry chef) and it was just the perfect combination. For dessert, I chose the creme brûlée and it didnt disappoint (i live in Montreal so I have tried many) and this was one the best! Perfect combination with strawberries on top as well!
Superb dinner!

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and Service. 20 Brix always delights!

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h
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Used the deal from Cincy Special Reserve for a 3 course meal for two. Every dish was excellent and service was top notch. One of my favorite spots!

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JR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were AMAZING! It was our first time there and we will definitely be back.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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TG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Mediocre food and service. This place is tired, and I guess people who are tired of the "usual" restaurants go there for variety. Unfortunately I did and was reminded that the "usual" places are very good.

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JD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The Proseco was the best we’ve ever had. What a way to start a fantastic meal. The crab cake appetizer tasted like we were in Florida. We could have sopped up the sauce with bread. The special with pasta and veal sausage had the most amazing Tomberry tomatoes that burst with flavor and were the size of a blueberry with very thin skin. The Stroganoff had the freshest sugar snap peas, tender beef cheeks and a to die for sauce. To end we had an extraordinary trio of homemade macaroons! Very memorable meal!

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JS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time- wonderful service with Tony and the food was awesome. Will be back!

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always everything was delicious, server was fantastic! We will definitely be back!

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n
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The wine is so good! The food is delicious and the menu is different every time we go. Our waiter was great. Very accommodating. Helped me fine a wine I would like and then surprised us with a dessert for our anniversary. I love this place and will definitely be back.

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DL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed at 20 Brix. Food was excellent as well as service. Had a great time never feel rushed.

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SC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely divine. Each sauce was just perfectly paired with amazing flavor combinations. Our waiter was kind, knowledgable, and patient. The wine list was also outstanding. We will be back.

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e
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday for a friend. Server was great! He let us talk and served us at a nice pace.

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GS
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We've been to 20 Brix many times, and there is a reason we keep coming back. They do an excellent job of changing up the menu and trying new combinations...perhaps better than any other Cincinnati restaurant in their price point. There has been the occasion when we've not been a fan of a new item; but the vast majority of the time it's an adventure worth taking. But, even if you're not the adventurous type, you can find comfort in their "staples” (e.g., one of the best burgers you'll ever eat, shrimp and grits, etc.) which you'll always find on the menu and are consistently top notch.

20 Brix has a quality, reasonably priced wine list, with many selections being available by-the-glass, so you have the opportunity to try something new without paying for a full bottle. Finally, in the warmer months you can enjoy your meal in a quaint, peaceful outdoor eating area, although seating is limited so you will want to request an outdoor table with your reservation.

At this price point, you won't find many restaurants in the Cincinnati area that have such a fresh, unique menu and are as consistently good.

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