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Coldwater Cafe & Catering

4.8
1072 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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This restaurant housed in a former bank building in the heart of downtown Tipp City offers quality dining in a small-town setting. The decor is warm and welcoming and is a delight for the senses. The fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere while the full bar allows patrons a relaxing stop while awaiting a fabulous meal. The inviting atmosphere encourages relaxed conversation. You may be surprised to find that a restaurant in such a small town has some rather sophisticated choices on the menu alongside your more normal fare, with entrees such as ostrich being offered. If you are looking for a decadent dessert, look no further than the butter-drenched English Tea Cake! An easy drive from all points in the Dayton area, words cannot do it justice. A visit is a must and will be the first of many.

Reservations accepted for dinner only.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch (Walk-In Only): Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner (Reservations Recommended): Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(937) 667-0007
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Katy Fischer
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Private party facilities
We have two rooms available for private dining, each with its own style and personality. We will work with you to create a personalized dining experience perfect for your event.
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Private party contact
Jenny Swigart: (937) 667-0007
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Catering
Coldwater Cafe & Catering is able to do events from 12-250. Coldwater can do anything from custom catering menus, standard catering menu or box lunches. We can design a menu for your special occasion or you can choose from our standard catering or box lunch menus.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 2nd and 3rd Streets
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Parking details
A newly-designed and landscaped parking lot is in the rear of the building. Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
None
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Entertainment
Jazz music consisting of guitar, keyboard and/or bass, mostly on weekends starting at 7:00 PM
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Special events & promotions
Every Valentine’s Day we create a specialized menu for the evening. Chef Nick puts together a divine combination of entrees, sides, salads and desserts that are not offered together during the remainder of the year. Founder, Betty Peachey, creates an ambiance not to be missed with the dining room bathed only in candlelight. Reservations are recommended.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Birthday. Enjoyed food and service

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DerrickW 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Just an awesome environment and experience! Well done!!

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I recommend this restaurant all the time...I have never been disappointed,

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Nick and Katie were the best!! Kelli did a great job taking care us all!! We appreciate the tour of the kitchen and Nicks establishment next door!! Always a pleasant experience!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We had an excellent dinner! We met friends from Piqua and it was a perfect restaurant to spend the evening at. The bar area is wonderful and they had live entertainment when we arrived.

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JaredR 
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

My wife says this is her new favorite restaurant, so she would likely give it a 5. I also really enjoyed it. Everything from the appetizer to the desert were on point with a creative flair. My only criticism would be that just about everything we ordered was just a little bit sweet. Each individual dish was spot on, but I’m going to try and avoid that overarching theme next time. For the record my wife thought everything was perfect and that I was crazy for uttering anything but praise, so your mileage may vary. The ambiance was nice. We particularly enjoyed the live music, which was loud enough to enjoy but not affect conversation. Our server was great. We spent about $120 with tip, for the two of us. On the expensive side around here, but fine for a nice night out given the quality. We’ll definitely be back. If you like fish, try the ruby trout. Cheers.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Coldwater is one of the best fine dining establishments in our area. Food preparation, timing of courses, great drinks, and muscles to die for. Doesn't get any better than that.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I'm always a fan of coldwater cafe. The food is always delicious. The port shoulder was beautifully cooked and very tender. As usual, I had to get the cherry almond bread pudding. Huge fan of the bread that is served. This place gets two thumbs up!!!!

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JimM (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, knowledgeable sommelier. Our favorite place and it's 25 miles away

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jwmusic (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We have been a fan of Coldwater Cafe for many years. We have enjoyed lunches as well as dinners and have never been disappointed with the service or the food. This is our “go to place” when we are looking for an outstanding dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant, but we had never been here for Valentine’s Day. It was even more lovely than we had imagined. They closed the restaurant between lunch and dinner (which they don’t normally do) to transform the restaurant. It was beautiful and we enjoyed the fresh flowers and chocolates they provided. We will definitely do it again next year!

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The restaurant was phenomenal. The food was out of this world. The service was incredible. However, there should be a better connection between open table and the restaurant because the reservation was a little over an hour pass it’s time, and that really made it a little tempting to leave...

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Gary (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

For Valentines and man did it come through on the love category. The make you feel very welcomed (even though reservations were running an hour behind... so what... and extra glass of wine while waiting is NOT a bad thing). They even left you a rose at your table... Just a totally amazing place.

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FoodFerret (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had reservations on Valentines Day and were an hour late being seated, so, reserving one star for that. We do plan to return for a mid-week meal so we can see what it's like on a more typical day. The food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines. The only negative is they messed up the reservations and our table was an hour late.

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vipZRIZVI (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Unfortunately in spite of good food and atmosphere management of this restaurant continu to fail guests who have reservations. We had the reservation at 7:30 pm. We have to until 8:20 before table was offered and we were standing during all this time. Guest who had reservations at 7pm they waited until 8pm and some of the guests decided to leave. This is not first time happened at this location. Management continue to underestimate, cooking or service time and making their guests suffer.

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SeanP (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was great! Service was great! Atmosphere was great! A table near us probably didn't have the same experience, but I assure you, it wasn't because of the service. Some people just can't be pleased. Second time at the restaurant and it was just as good if not better than before.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This restaurant always delivers great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day dinner!! Our server Stephanie was AWESOME!! They offered a special menu but we ordered from the regular menu.

All the food was prepared as ordered and was delicious. We shared a first course of Lobster Crab Cakes. The spicy corn sauce was amazing!

We both had the Brussels Sprout salad which also was very tasty. A basket of sourdough bread with honey butter accompanied the salads.

Third course was Scottish Salmon (ordered medium rare) with asparagus and Jasmine rice for my husband. I ordered the New York Strip steak (ordered medium rare) with asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes.

Dessert was Chocolate Mousse cake with chocolate ganache. The cake was light and moist. Mousse and ganache YUM!!

A Winter Margherita and a glass of Pinot Noir completed the meal.

Wonderful atmosphere too!!

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Goodeats (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The most amazing home town dining anywhere around. Not good but great food eveytime and the service is top notch.

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