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Coldwater Cafe & Catering

4.8
1070 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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DerrickW 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Just an awesome environment and experience! Well done!!

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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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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JasonC (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

As always Coldwater Cafe is a favorite for great romantic dining. I highly recommend anything on the menu as I’ve never been wrong with a different choice each time!

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ChattyKathy (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

What a treat! We drove to Tipp City from Columbus to meet with Springfield friends and we were delighted with a country french ambiance, lively crowd but not too loud for conversation, and the food was fabulous! It was totally worth the drive and we hope to see the charming Tipp City in the daylight!

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OpenTable Diner (Toledo)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Good food and service

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

All good. Wait staff and food very good

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Gary (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Went this time to celebrate family. An amazing time. The waitress overheard me tell my daughter to order the house salad with the dill dressing as the dressing is fabulous and I am still trying to copy it at home. At the end of the evening, the waitress gifted me with a nice quart tub of their dill dressing. The staff are just so warm and friendly at this place.

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This restaurant has consistently good food served piping hot. We always have had attentive servers that know their food and beverages. Live 2 piece band play on weekends starting at 7pm for nice background music. Make sure you have reservations or you won't get a table on the weekend.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Service and food were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

The service, food, ambiance and staff are all fantastic. We love dining here.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

My steak came out after the other members of our group were finished with their dinner. They did not charge for my steak. Food was still great as always there.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful and creative dishes that never disappoint.

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Scaleman (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

There are two sections to this restaurant and one is for the occasional visitor and the other is for the connected every day/week person or local. We have been to this restaurant numerous times and are always seated in what I call the "cheap seats". That is specifically the first set of tables that you come to. Where everybody who walks into the restaurant seating area will walk by you and your food. All of the waitress' and waiters will also walk by you because this area is the "main drag". You have to walk through here to get anywhere. Anyway, if you go and I suggest you do, make sure you don't end up in the "cheap seats". Food is very good, service is excellent and the pricing is reasonable.

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Topgun1954 (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Coldwater Cafe is one of those places where if you don't know its there, you may never find it. We came upon Coldwater about 3 years ago on a friend's recommendation. So glad we found out about this place. The restaurant is located in an old bank building. They have tastefully decorated the restaurant with cozy booths and plenty of tables. One unique feature is that you can actually dine in the old walk-in safe (the thick heavy door is still there).

Their menu is manageable in size and full of unique dishes. For something different, try their Red Deer main course coupled with a very nice wedge salad. The roast pork shoulder is to die for. Lots of unique appetizers to choose from. The desert offerings are plenty and all are freshly made. The bar serves some great drinks and craft beers.

We've learned that, to get a good seat, you really need to get your reservations in well ahead of time. Our last dinner on a Saturday night started at 5:30. By the time we left at 7:30, the place was packed and all of the seating was filled.

Good food and great ambiance equates to a very busy and bustling place. Do yourself a favor and make reservations to dine at the Coldwater Cafe. You'll be impressed.

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