About Brown Dog Cafe

Brown Dog Cafe is located in Summit Park, Blue Ash, Ohio, formerly the Blue Ash airport.
We believe in supporting local artisans like Blue Oven Bakery & WoodBottom Quail Farms. We source our greens, asparagus, meats, eggs, nitrate free bacon locally. We use Blue Oven Bakery bread & we select sustainable seafood for our dishes. Our pate, stocks, preserves, jams & dressings are made in house, from scratch.
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, such as rabbit, duck, venison and boar.
The Brown Dog Cafe provides casual fine dining for personal as well as business dinners. Our bar is a fun, personable place for drinks.

The Brown Dog Cafe offers private seating for groups of up to 65 guests.

1000 Summit Place
Suite A
Blue Ash, OH 45242
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Wild Game, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Serving breakfast, lunch, light fare and dinner.
Mon - Thurs: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cross Street:
Glendale-Milford Rd and Reed Hartman

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 794-1610

Website:
http://www.browndogcafe.com/

Catering:
Executive Chef Shawn McCoy will be pleased to personalize a catering menu for your wedding, anniversary, or corporate event.

Parking Details:
Parking Lot

Executive Chef:
Shawn McCoy

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Brown Dog Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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3.9

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (23)
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Neighborhood Gem (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Local Ingredients (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Cozy (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Business Meals (17)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Seasonal (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Fun (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Scenic View (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Romantic (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Organic (7)
People Watching (7)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Authentic (5)
Great Beer (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Late-night Find (2)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service and great food, will be a place I make a regular destination.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Came here on a date night with my wife. We were seated in a very dark corner where it was so dark you could barely read the menu. When we sat down, someone immediately brought us a crab cake. We were so surprised in the moment we couldn’t catch him to say it was a mistake. The food was pretty good but we didn’t feel like it was worth the $30 a plate price tag. I had the boar and my wife had the duck. We had the poutine for an appetizer. Everything was ok. Nothing was bad but nothing was good enough to bring us back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and atmosphere!! We will be back!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Brown Dog is always fantastic. It never fails. Unique dishes, hearty portions, and delicious.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service. Accommodated dietary restrictions and offered warm service

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

A favorite! Food is fresh and delicious and the staff is so accommodating to dietary needs.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

Always great....and I have tried most of the menu

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely superb food and wine matching. Always excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Just finished Valentines 5 course meal. Different menu from their typical selections but food was still very good. The rack of lamb, roasted pear salad, chocolate cake, and steak tartare were good. We enjoyed excellent service by Adam. I suggest adding the wine course or sampling the unique selection of microbrews. Nice atmosphere with the harp player and red tablecloths. Only issue was the cheese course was clunky, a fondue might have worked better then 3 varieties of chunked cheese. Place was busy but service was very attentive with plates cleared quickly and water glasses kept full.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was excellent. Very fresh and nice atmosphere. Very consistent.will definitely be back

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Valentine day brunch

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great look, food (I had rabbit pot pie), and service. Can't wait to try more of their menu!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great burgers

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was great and the presentations very nice, but the service was terrible.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We visited the Brown Dog for a Sunday Brunch. We were immediately impressed the location and atmosphere, open views of the park. We were immediately greeted with a friendly smile, seated right away, and drinks delivered quickly to the table. The brunch choices were all tempting, and the four of us chose a wide variety. From a Spanish inspired Eggs Benedict, to a Poutine that was just delicious, a burger that was tasty, and a more traditional breakfast everything was well prepared, presented very well, and tasted fantastic. We highly recommend you try brunch at Brown Dog!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Awesome all around

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went later in the evening after a show so things were winding down and there wasn't time to linger. It was my first time and I will definitely go back, the outdoor seating area looked like it would be great in nicer weather. The food was good but I was surprised there wasn't an item with chicken as the main protein, although they were happy to substitute for us. Lots of natural materials used in the decor such as wood and stone which created a very welcoming decor to me.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

They have updated their menu and it is great. I need to go back.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was really good. Our server (Alex, I think) was great. The artichoke appetizer was nice, as was the corn and crab chowder. The beet and goat cheese salad was very good. And one can never go wrong with poutine!

I hadn’t realized Brown Dog moved to a new location, so finding it at the backside of the new development was tricky at first but fine. I chose this restaurant because I was meeting a friend and wanted a more intimate feel. The new location does not have that. Our booth was small, just big enough for two which is fine, but on a busy aisle. It has high ceilings and lots of hard surfaces — it is much louder than before.

But again, the food and service are very good. I will likely be back but for different reasons and with different expectations. Still great overall.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed the atmosphere and dining experience. We really want to come back when it’s daylight to see everything that area has to offer. We live in Milan, Indiana and it was definitely worth the trip.

Tags: Disabled Access, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Brown Dog was fantastic! The food, wait staff, and overall experience greatly exceeded my expectations. I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Consistently good food, good service, good drinks. The corner we were in was chilly - wish I had worn a sweater. There was a big screen TV on in the room they seated us in. I asked if it could be turned off and it was! A little pricey always, but we keep going back because it's always a good meal!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server was amazing. We asked about a particular wine, she researched with the owner and it was fabulous! Our dinner was perfectly prepared. The entire evening was wonderful, I look forward to dining there again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was great with attentive staff.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great burger and salad. Extensive bourbon AND rye selection.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was very good and the food good, except for the coffee. It was too weak.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Dinner was an excellent experience overall. The menu was sufficiently diverse that everyone in family could find a favorite. The pork chops were so tender, I used a butter knife. Unique flavors showed-off the creativity of the kitchen. Portions were appropriate and everything was well-prepared and presented. The cocktails were generously prepared. The ambiance is ok, modern and clean, but not an intimate, romantic feel. I always love when the chef roams the dining to talk about the food! The development is also odd. The distant parking and the design/arrangement of buildings reminded me of a highway reststop. (It didn't help that you pull in from a 4-lane divided road to a barren field.) Go for the food and not for the view of playground equipment and acres of brown grass. Put this restaurant in OTR and you'd never get a table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent food and creative cuisine. Great for a date. Great for foodies with gourmet twists on well known themes. I’m impressed every time I visit. Excellent choices. Good variety. High quality.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Took a long time to get waited on and took a long time to get our food

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We were exploring this restaurant and tried many items. We wanted to experience their offerings. All items were good and definitely suitable for business meals (lunch or dinner). Great find!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We have eaten here many, many times and always are satisfied. They have so many gluten free options, including several wonderful desserts!! Just tried the brunch and was great as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We have been numerous times. The food is mediocre and very overpriced.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 18, 2018

This was a book club meeting . The seating was amazing - they gave us a quiet table in a nice place. We Appreciated that. The server was a little too loud. And the mushroom cheeseburger I ordered Was just ordinary.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Wonderful place to dine! Service is great and the atmosphere is very pleasing and cozy. I would recommend highly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Love Brown Dog Cafe! Food is fabulous, great selection for eating healthy or a splurge. Service is excellent. Highly recommend for any occasion!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Outstanding! Complementary chowder shots from the kitchen started the evening off with a taste bud party. My wife and I had the wild boar and pork chop. Both were excellent - exploding with flavor. The boar is best cooked to medium rare temperature. Bread pudding dessert is a must.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Worth the Drive, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food; good service; a little noisy for conversation.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

A personal favorite! One of the ten best restaurants in the city for both food and service.
Sean and Saundra run a first class operation...Love the new Sunday brunch menu!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wasn’t great-burger waayy undercooked-waiter offered to take back but service was so slow didn’t want to wait. We got there at 7:00, didn’t get service for 10 minutes, drinks weren’t given to us until 7:25, way too slow.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We typically have a good meal at Brown Dog and on our visit had some good items--except for the Wild Board I ordered. I was able to eat some of it, then had it removed from the table. Service staff was on the issue, and they removed the item from our bill. The rest of our experience was good.

We will return.

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