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Permanently Closed - Argentine Bistro

79 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
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  • Neighborhood Gem (74)
  • Fit for Foodies (63)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Simple food from honest ingredients. Pure, regional and rustic. Full bar and boutique wines.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Latin / Spanish, Vegetarian, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am to 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm to 10:00pm
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Phone number
(859) 426-1042
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Roberts
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Catering options open to your imagination or ours.
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Cross street
Dixie Highway
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Live Music Friday and Saturday beginning at 7pm
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Special events & promotions
Wine tastings, wine dinners, live music and cooking classes.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.4  based on all time ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on March 19, 2016

Authentic dining experience. Highly recommended if you enjoy the finest cuisine. The service was perfect. Plan to meet Javier and also the Chef. Didn't catch Chefs name but he spent time with us and he was amazing.

Dave (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on March 15, 2016

We had a delightful time. Food and service were outstanding. Highly recommend the lamb shank. I've had it several times and never disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

You have to try the stuffed Ribeye with a side of ravioli! Javier was personable and attentive. Live music on Saturday evening created great ambience for date night with my husband. To top it off ...coconut cake for dessert. Can't wait to go back with friends!

vipJCol (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 26, 2016

A relatively new establishment, recently renamed Argentine Bistro (was Argentine Bean). The owner/chef personally came out after we were seated to give his recommendations- I have never seen this before. He even had pictures of his special, which had shrimp and salmon; we both ordered this and were quite pleased. The absolute standout, however, was a crostini appetizer which consisted of toast, goat cheese, ratatouille, and a sauce that all came together perfectly. I will return just for that.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

Great food and wine. Our server Javier was excellent.

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

Overall very good. It was clear they knew we had an Open Table reservation as the Chef came out on three occasions to talk to us. I did order the steak and was told by the chef that since the meat was frozen he did not feel comfortable serving it. I got the chicken instead (for free) and it was fantastic. My wife and daughter had the egg plant lasagna and both said it was delicious. Overall we would go there again.

kozmokadetz (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2016

They have lovely live music to go along with the delicious food and decor. It is a hidden gem for sure!

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2016

Enjoyed being out with family, starting a new family tradition. Will come again when weather is warm for outside dining.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

The Pecan Crusted Chicken is a must have! It was such a huge chicken breast that I took leftovers home. It was just as good the next day. Yum!!

vipManalapan (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2016

Service was incredible unfortunately the food was not.

GailReb (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2016

The food was amazing and our waiter was a living encyclopedia of knowledge of food, wine, and culture. The lamb that Javier recommended was absolutely delicious and paired perfectly with the Malbec reserva. The chichuri tasted fresh and the desserts are also great and the portion size is enough to share with someone. This is definitive a gem in the neighborhood and we will be back. Overall excellent dining experience!!

vipDeborah (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

We had such a great time here! Our food was spectacular ! And best of all was our server Xavier !!! They were a little short handed that evening but you wouldn't have known it . Xavier was always there before we needed him. The food was served beautifully and it was delicious ! We love the atmosphere and the musician was wonderful ! This was our second time there and we will definitely return again. Thank you so much Xavier and Argentine Bistro!

Ehhhhhh (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

Ten minutes for a drink order to be taken then another twenty minutes for a food order. No bartender..horribly understaffed. Too bad the food was delicious(with the exception of the calamari "soup") because the understaffing really took away from the whole experience. Two servers and no bartender for a full restaurant on a Saturday night.

vipNewtoCincy (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2016

We love everything about his restaurant.
The food, great service, ambiance...

FoodieWannabe (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

This restaurant is definitely underrated- it was a great experience! The food was excellent, several different notes in both their appetizers and main entrees. They had a special menu for NYE and it was EXCELLENT. I will definitely be going back! We had leftovers to take home and they were accidentally thrown away in the kitchen but the chef whipped us up a brand new steak and salmon piece and apologized! Not all restaurants do that and it was definitely appreciated! A gem of a restaurant! :)