20 Brix

4.7
2119 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VLHS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food options and great wine! Crab cakes were great

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StacyG
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love going to 20 Brix. Always a great meal, cocktail, and ambiance. We sat on the porch and it was just perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience!! Food is amazing. Love the ambiance.

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vipBabs
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent choice for a girls day out.

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vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
180 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent meal, with great service, at a reasonable price. The only downside would be that, like a number of restaurants these days, is that the background music on the outdoor patio was too loud, although not so much as to distract very much from an excellent meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very long wait for food on the patio. Flat bread was over cooked and cold. With that said, I love 20 Brix, but this was definitely an off night for them.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food is good but not as good as it used to be. I ordered the steak which I’ve had multiple times and it just wasn’t as good. It wasn’t very hot and definitely didn’t have the same flavor as before.

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vipRalph
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food excellent as always.

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ToniS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were able to sit outside - really nice evening but breezy and heaters came on as needed. Very comfortable and good spacing on patio from other diners. Appetizers were good - brussels sprouts are excellent. Also had the conversation platter with meats, cheeses, nuts and olives. The restaurant does not have salmon as a regular offering on their menu, but will add to salads as a protein upcharge. Two of our party enjoyed that with the salmon blackened. As with other reviewers, the price is not cheap, but for our first dinner out during a very much isolated pandemic period, it was great overall!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very helpful waitress and one who let us set the speed of service.

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Miranda
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. When we asked about a wine on the list our server got someone who could explain everything about it and it was exactly as he explained it. The service was perfect too. Will definitely return.

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vipjonnio
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and atmosphere! I wish I could go there more often!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambiance, COVID guidelines being followed, all excellent! There was a table next to us that was SUPER loud, but that's not the restaurant's fault. Looking forward to going back!

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vipAnthonyG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to 20 Brix over twenty times. The chef never fails to serve just amazingly great food. Fun wine selection. Great spot for a very nice dinner! A go to place for us :-)

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vipBobB
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience.

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FoodieChefBK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Disappointing entrees x all 4 dinners. We ignored the bad reviews since we had been there before for family, friend, and business lunches and thought those bad reviews must be a fluke or picky eaters. Were very much looking forward to dinner as we have enjoyed a few great lunches and an enjoyable pizza dinner years ago at 20Brix. We started with wine/beer/cocktail which were all good and ordered:
Appetizers: Bacon wrapped dates were just okay-the spicy sauce didn't "go with" and covered up the taste of the date/bacon/cheese and ruined the dish. Cheese board was okay and everyone was able to nibble on an item or two...enjoyed the liver pate. Thank goodness because...
All four dinner entrees surprisingly were terrible. First time we have ever experienced this...and we are not picky. And we were famished but...
The fried chicken was extremely dry with a taste of funnel cake breading and excessive salt and couldn't be eaten.
Steak was tough and looked gray as when something is microwaved/boiled and blood turns into gray juices congealing.
The scallops w/fish under them (3 little square pieces of fish slightly bigger than scrabble squares) was over salted. Was probably the most edible item we ordered but fell far short of expectations...would not order again.
The "short ribs" were the most disappointing with a few straps of dry leathery non short rib tasting meat that was just awful (NOT short ribs at all as you'd expect) and accompaniments that were inedible. We still can't believe the dinner entrees that were served us at the expense that was charged and even that there was a charge for the entrees.
We have supported numerous non-chain restaurants and 6 of our own family owned restaurants during this challenging time and we would have to say we would never order dinner entrees from this restaurant again which is unfortunate-we wanted to love it. This is our first negative review of a restaurant. The service was excellent and the atmosphere pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Lamb meatballs were great! Scallops and short rib entree were outstanding. Joe was awesome! We will be back soon. Thanks for a great night.

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MarcusE
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I loved the short ribs. My wife only liked her crab cakes. The black bean soup was outstanding! Service...a little slow to get our food. We’ll go back.

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KimW
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Service was great. However the dishes were not pleasant. Not worth the money. Lacking flavor a lot. Presentation was good but flavor let it down.

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vipTMMACK
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant that we visit every time we are in the Milford area. The porch dining is very important during this time of the pandemic. Everyone there was nice and the food and drinks great.

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vipJanelleE
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing at 20 brix. This time around we had their caprese appetizer, the lamb ragu gnocchi, and the short rib with hand rolled gnudi. So so good

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vipAmyF
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. The new spring menu is so yummy! We shared the burrata appetizer, scallops and Branson’s, and pork chop. 20 Brix never disappoints!

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JudithB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner. John is an exceptional server and very attentive. Scallops and Bruschetta were great. And as usual the wine was excellent.

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LindsayS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine and food! Brussels sprouts and crab cakes were delicious.

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AmandaS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was unbelievable and the experience intimate and impeccable. Even during a pandemic, 20 Brix is still setting the bar for the Milford dining experience.

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Jerry34
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and server Joe was very knowledgeable about the menu, the restaurant, the drinks.

I ordered the spinach salad and the lamb meatballs. Would have liked to have my salad first instead of salad and hot meatballs at the same time.

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vipSloanen
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lack of gluten free options of any sort other than take the bread off your order is definitely not good

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vipRalph
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and impromptu running into long time friends. Joe and Clay quickly accommodated 2 extra’s. Staff and service excellent as always.

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HighSchoolHarry
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic perhaps hidden gem of a restaurant on the fringe of the East side. No hustle bustle traffic and parking. Located in the middle of gentrifying and laid back, tolerant Milford. Perfect for dinner for two or a small group. Food is excellent, can't go wrong with anything on the menu. This is my first visit in awhile but I/we will be back soon and more often. Highest recommendation.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were wonderful. Only complaint is cold air blowing on us.

LW
LisaW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the menu selection and the opportunity to try new dishes and flavor combinations. Always excellent service!

JC
JohnC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our group had several appetizers, which were expensive for what you get, but all were delicious. Entrees were disappointing. My wife had Creole Shrimp and Grits (VERY bland and tasteless); I had the Mushroom Risotto (also bland and tasteless). I had a taste of the the BBQ burger. It was okay, but $17 for a cheeseburger and fries?! The wines we had were good.

Our waitress was wonderful and very helpful and friendly.

Bottomline - good atmosphere and staff, but overpriced mediocre food. I doubt we'll go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go here. Hospitality and food alike will blow your mind. Joe our server was fantastic. He was able to explain wine pairings as well as the food. Joe perfectly timed our coursing and needs. Clay the GM was fantastic as well! He Introduced himself when we sat, and stopped back multiple times to talk to us about our coursing. Absolutely loved his presence. Hats off to 20 Brix. They nailed everything!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
195 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops and pasta entrees were great. Nikki, our server enhanced our evening with wine and menu assistance.

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vipRed24
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

20 Brix always has the best risotto dishes and the service is always impeccable!

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vipOhioDad
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great choice for a date with my wife! Entrees were creative and full of flavor. Custom cocktails were well done. We will be back!

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vipPhil
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, a terrific meal at 20 Brix.
Service was outstanding as usual.

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OrchidT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch.

ME
MarianneE
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal on a Tuesday night! We LOVE the bacon wrapped date appetizer and always have a wonderful meal here!!

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You can order delivery directly from 20 Brix using the Order Online button.

20 Brix is rated 4.7 stars by 2119 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.