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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.
Blue Ash, OH 45242
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
Glendale-Milford Rd and Reed Hartman
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Executive Chef Shawn McCoy will be pleased to personalize a catering menu for your wedding, anniversary, or corporate event.
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
Very Mixed Experience
Very excited to try this restaurant as we had heard a lot of good things. We made a reservation and showed up about 10 minutes early. We were told it would be a minute. That minute ended up being 35. No explanation, no apology. When we were seated we were put at a table in the kitchen. This is not an exaggeration, there are three tables that literally are in the kitchen. Her server seemed upset that we requested a new table. We were greeted by another employee who offered us bread as compensation. We thanked him but said we really just wanted a different location - he went straight to arranging a new table they from outside to set up for us. After ordering our meals, we were a little disappointed in how they came out. Fish was overcooked, steak was undercooked. Seems like a nice place with a lot of potential but unfortunately our first visit will probably be our last.
Service and attention to detail was aweful! It took over 30 minutes to get our drinks and our food came sporadically. The server had no idea who had ordered what, the wine delivered was the wrong bottle, and we had to pay a 20 percent gratuity! Lunch here is wonderful but dinners are nearly always lousy and subpar.
We have dined at the restaurant before and enjoyed it so decided that a visit on a beautiful fall Sunday afternoon would be perfect. We arrived at 5:00 at the start of dinner service and the trouble started. Instead of giving us dinner menus they provided the lunch menus. Not a big deal but it gets worse. We ordered a goat cheese and beet salad and when it came it was without goat cheese and three small slices of beets. The rest of the salad was greens. This was a problem. Finally the server arrived with the goat cheese. It was frozen hard. What we could chip off tasted stale and nothing like goat cheese. This was a bigger problem. Finally a replacement salad was offered and the salads were comped. I ordered the rabbit pie as a main course since the game dishes have been good at the restaurant. Mistake!. The vegetables were only semi-cooked, not even al dente, just plain semi-raw. The rabbit was in shreds and not a lot of it. The flavor of the dish was bland and unremarkable. When we were offered dessert we said no for fear and stopped to get some ice cream on the way home. Will be some time before we even consider another visit.
Butter nut squash with red curry sauce was too spicy to eat- would not try this again.
Otherwise the bread, beet and fried goat cheese salad, hummus tray were very good.
Dessert of banana cake with chocolate fudge and ice cream was great conclusion to our meal
While the food was ok it took over an hour to arrive at lunch. There was a problem evidently with their computer. Hard to imagine why our meal couldn't be prepared in a timely manner. While they comped our meal we are not going again. Before move was better organized
Overall we had an enjoyable time and the food was excellent along with the staff.
My only complaint was that we took family there for the "adventurous" menu that we had expereinced about 7 months prior. The new menu, while delicious and well prepared, is more of the standard fare you can get just about anywhere. A lot of the neat items had been removed.
I come often and always enjoy the imaginative menu and specials, but the service is routinely awful. This last visit, a Monday, only half the tables were seated and one large party, yet we didn’t see a server for well over 10 minutes after being seated, the clearing of salads took even longer and when it came to clearing entrees the staff had to be asked three separate times to wait till everyone was finished eating.
The food was very good. Unfortunately, we were seated at a booth back by the kitchen. That ruined the whole experience. I should have resisted sitting there and luckily we were with friends that kept our attention. The booths are high so we could not see anywhere but straight into the kitchen! and that's not a good thing. And I think there are 3-4 booths set up that way - I don't get it. It would be tolerable if you could also look around. So I would definitely recommend asking for a table looking outside.
I have dined at Brown Dog several times. This time, I reserved on Open Table and specifically said that it was a birthday dinner. Our server was hard to locate and the service was unusually slow. By the time we were ready to celebrate the birthday, it was getting late AND the birthday had never been mentioned. We asked if the Birthday celebrant could take his dessert home and we were told no. I understand that, but if we had ever been able to find our server, this wouldn't have been an issue. I'll be back, but will hope for much more efficient service.
Tried Brown Dog for Restaurant Week. Loved the new location at Summit Park--lots going on! Very nice meal--excellent taste adventures. We were in a high-backed booth by the bar which was very cozy and felt secluded. Good for a date or quieter dinner. If you want more ambiance and people-watching, ask to sit elsewhere. Patio looked inviting. We will dine there again.
We went to Brown Dog Cafe for Cincinnati Restaurant Week, and had a great time! We loved the decor (I'm a sucker for Edison bulbs) and the patio was packed (it's got heaters!) and looked like a lot of fun. The fries we ordered were excellent (our favorite sauce was the curry) and came served in a dog bowl! The food itself was pretty good - our brie tart wasn't what we were expecting - and was served pretty quickly for how busy they were. Definitely try a cocktail, they make the syrups in house! Our waitress was also so friendly, and we will be going back.
We were long time patrons of Brown Dog before they moved to the new location. The last couple of visits, we were disappointed with the "growing pains" they were experiencing with so many new staff. We also thought the food was not quite up to previous expectations. This visit, we were pleasantly surprised that the food and service had much improved. We were there during Restaurant week, and had the special Prix Fixe menu. Both my husband and I enjoyed all three courses. Our only complaint is that we felt rushed through our meal. Even after we told the waiter several times that we were not in a hurry, he continued to bring out the next course immediately after we had finished the previous one. Perhaps they were trying to turn over our table, but we would have appreciated a more leisurely date night, with time in between courses to enjoy our wine and conversation.
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