Brown Dog Cafe
We have UV LIGHTS into our HVAC system that will cleanse up to 7,000 cubic feet, which covers more than our current space, we disinfect the entire restaurant every morning before service, our menus are in plastic menu holders that we disinfect after each use, we disinfect every table after each use, our entire staff wears masks always, customers are to be in masks except when seated, eating & drinking.
Good food that is not pretentious, this is the motto of Brown Dog Cafe owner and executive chef, Shawn McCoy. McCoy and his culinary team offer spirited, playful dishes that reflect the diverse influences on American food today. The Brown Dog Cafe continues to specialize in wild game preparation.
The Brown Dog Cafe provides casual fine dining for personal as well as business dinners. Our bar is a fun, personable place for drinks.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Brown Dog Burger
Our 6 oz burgers are ground from Ohio raised angus beef chuck, served on brioche bun + tomato + lettuce + smoked garlic aioli + house fries. Sliced or grilled onion included at your request. No Bun No Problem: green salad + sliced tomatoes + red onion + Kaiser pickles + aioli
smoked Chilean salmon patty + citrus slaw + tomato + tzatziki + mint cucumber relish + fresh fruit
Brown Dog Poutine
fries + beef barbacoa + white cheddar cheese curd + demi + farm fresh egg
Great food and service.
We were there for Opera in the Park so they were very busy. However our server was great as was the manager who kept making sure things ran smoothly. Bravo!
They, like others in this business, suffer from lack of help. However, the manager stepped in to provide assistance to the server (on his own and not as a result of us complaining).
There was some wait time but that should be expected under circumstances. They were very transparent and acknowledged the situation. The food was excellent and the staff friendly.
This was a first time visit and will definitely frequent again. Our party of 4 enjoyed ourselves.
Slow service, several items missing from our order, and average food.
Overall terrific….just like always. Great food. Friendly service.
Like so many places right now they were under-staffed but the food and service did not suffer
Fine service by Katie, excellent Hefeweizen and food. Great sitting outside.
Great family brunch last Saturday!
I am so sorry to say this but my meal was not good. The flavor was good but it had clearly been sitting under a heat lamp for a very long time. The top of my mashed potatoes was hard. This was my first time to BDC. It’s such a great location, but I was disappointed by the food.
They were understaffed, letting us know with a note on the door. So service was slow, but we knew why. In spite of these post-pandemic problems, we saw the staff working very hard to maximize our experience.
Food came out too quickly. Apps and salads were barely out and entrees were delivered. Service was just okay. Food was better than okay.
Pizza crust was burnt and waitress said that’s how it’s done! Not edible. Mgr came over and took off bill plus gave another pizza to take home. At least he did the right thing!
Great location and the covered outside dining is a plus.
1) The ONE good point - our server was knowledgeable and very personable.
Now the rest..........
2) Not enough staff, but they let ANYONE with money. in the door. Even Cracker Barrel limits the customers if they don't have enough staff.
3) Waited 5 minutes for water. 15 minutes for drinks, 50 minutes for food.
4) $36 for FOUR scallops that were nothing special. $30 for Haute chocolate boar that was so burnt on the outside that I had to scrape it off, so that I could taste the boar.
5) They were out of carrot cake.........and Key Lime pie.
6) If I"m going to spend $156 (including tip), I'll go to another restaurant that really IS up-scale.
We are regulars at Brown Dog because it is one of our favorite restaurants. We always know we can count on excellent food and service. Always the staff are inviting and make us feel appreciated as guests.
Hey Brown Dog Cafe. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and drink at Brown Dog last Saturday! Our servers were very pleasant and efficient. However I'm refraining from writing a review because my husband ended up wearing a full glass of water that slid off the 6/8 top wood plank table outside because the table surface is not level and it was rather humid outside allowing the glass to run on it's own. Another member of our party had a similar near miss with a full glass of beer. The fact that it happened is one thing. The fact that we interacted with a hostess and server before our food runner cautioned us about the slant of the table (too late) is a significant opportunity for improvement in training and guest service. The unacceptable fact is that when my husband, now wearing very wet clothing, spoke to a manager about the accident the ONLY response was something to the effect of "we're aware that this happens"...guest service fail.
Not sure what happened but they dropped the ball on every front. Refused to switch out table after we requested and their was several open tables. Waitress was aloof, never checked on drink refills, food took for ever and was subpar at best (meat and cheese board was the worst we’ve had in the city!), when we informed them food was not the best received attitude from the server and management. Used to be a great place but I wouldn’t even take my dog there now.. You could get thrown in jail and get better food and service. Spent $150 on dinner for family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids under 10) and feel like I’ve been conned. Heed my advice, I never really leave reviews let alone bad ones and always give the benefit of the doubt. If I’m recommending not to go than it has to be damn near cursed! 2 thumbs way down!
We have only eaten lunch there, but the service was excellent, the menu interesting, and the food very well prepared. We would go out of our way to go back there.
Dinner with a special friend
Although the sign on the door said they were short staffed, the service was attentive and timely. We ate outside and enjoyed the breeze and the view. The food was good and nicely plated. The lunch was enjoyable and the six of us plan on going back soon.
I ordered the Blue Salad with blackened chicken and that was a mistake. The chicken was over seasoned and did not pair well with the salad. The salad by itself was good. I ordered the Brussel sprouts and they were pretty ordinary. Some of the Brussels seemed undercooked and others were great. For that quality of a restaurant, I would have expected better. Prices are expensive for what you get.
Grilled chicken sandwich was terrible
We went for a late lunch with our granddaughter before walking over for her to play at the large play area at Summit Park. We sat outside with great shaded ambiance and light breeze.
There were great options for lunch/brunch Like sandwiches, burgers, and salads. I was able to substitute not only some veggies for my buns, but also substitute a grilled chicken breast for my burger patty.
Sat outside, on a lovely day. Server was Norm. He was pretty good, I did have to chase him down for some crackers that I highly emphasized I would want with my soup. I guess they didn’t have many because he mostly brought some stale tasting tortilla chips.
Overall ( and I have dined here probably 15 times in the last 12 months) this was a pretty nice experience.
One of the best with the front desk because we arrived at 2:30. Considering myself a frequent flyer here, I can say their biggest issue is the host- hostess desk.
Love the menu and food! We had an excellent bottle of champagne for our Saturday mimosas!
Quality of the food was not worth the price.
I get the server was very busy. Was at the table twice during the meal. She at least could have been just a little bit courteous, and a whole less condescending :-(
Had lunch with friend and it was pleasant
Nice dinner, good food and great service.
Excellent food as always! Wait staff also excellent. Ambiance was amazing.
We had a great lunch, I highly recommend the hummus plate and add pita bread.
Our server had a remarkable cheerful attitude. Loved it!
Exceptional service and food!!
Busy night because of the food truck rally. We had made a reservation so we had great service and were seated on time. They said they were short staffed but everyone from the hostess/ bartender/ kitchen staff went out of their way to help. Great service and food. Definitely will go back.
MY SERVER WAS NOT GOOD AT ALL. NOT IMPRESSED WITH PAYING $20 FOR A HAMBUGER.
We arrived there for dinner last night. There was a sign on the door to be patient, that they did not have enough staff. Well, you wouldn't know that from our evening. Holly took care of us. Service ice was good and timely. The food (we had salmon and halibut) was outstanding. You would not know they were short staffed. We did not have to wait long. We drove about 40 minutes to go to the restaurant, and it is well worth it!
Food is terrific. Lots of gluten free options too. Service was great despite being understaffed.
Unorganized at hostess table
Poor value on $36 meals
Restrooms a mess
There was a sign on the door saying they were short staffed in the kitchen and service area, but all went well. Was able to get RSVP and sit on the patio on a nice night. We will be back.
Brown Dog Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 794-1610.
Brown Dog Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 2481 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.