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For 2
Date
Fri, 4/20
Time
9:00 PM
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Coldwater Cafe & Catering

4.7
1099 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Worth the Drive
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.
Additional
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
What 1099 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was really good as always. I had something different and tasted hubby's plate. It was a great experience and the inlaws seemed to enjoy it too. I'd highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was our wedding anniversary dinner and we were treated like gold. From Kris at the bar to Kelly our evening was amazing. Shannon as well made our evening memorable. Thank you

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Very nice atmosphere. Service was excellent. It was our second time visiting, steak was not as good as the first time through as they had an extreme amount of grizzle, but over all the meal and dining experience was very good. The lobster crab cakes are great. We will def. be going back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This restaurant has great food and pretty good service. I am glad to see they improved reservations system, we don’t have long for our seats. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our go to restaurant for special occasions. Oh and the lunch menu is good too. Did someone say quiche.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

First visit, will be back often, everyone was first class. Food was terrific, we loved the place and we will tell everyone how great our experience was!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We went to Coldwater Cafe to celebrate my parents 50th anniversary. The experience exceeded my expectations. The food was amazing and the service was top notch. The staff treated my parents wonderful. My parents didn't want a big production and this is the perfect place to quietly celebrate a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We eat at Coldwater at least once or twice a year for a friends get together or otherwise. My wife has celiac’s and they take great care to cater to food allergies. My recent red fish meal had a unique and creative flavor to it along with some good wine....

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Excellent food and superb service. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu

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1.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I was very happy and surprised that we were seated right away. That was my main concerns in past about this restaurant, in-spite of reservation we have to wait at least another thirty to forty minutes to be seated. I am glad to see management realized that is not a good approach and bad experience for guests. Thanks appreciate it.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food is great, service was very good. Only wish we could have been in the main dining room.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great! Outstanding time.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

This is our all time favorite place to eat! We have eaten here many times and are never disappointed.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Had dinner for the first time at the Coldwater Cafe and overall was pleased with my visit.
Service was good, waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and specials, food was delivered with good timing between courses, and was good also. Two things that struck me, the bar noise carried into the dinning room, making it hard to talk quietly at our table and the prices seemed a little inflated for where it is located.
Other than that, no complaints!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent as usual!!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Coldwater Café is our favorite restaurant. We have been coming here for years and have never had a bad meal. The food is delicious! The service is excellent. We love to eat there and also go there on special occasions.
We have introduced our friends to Coldwater
and they love it , too.
We recently celebrated our anniversary there and Coldwater made it extra special. Thank you to Coldwater for always making dining there extra special!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The wine, food and service were outstanding , as always. This place is out favorite! It’s consistent And cares about all of its customers and goes
Out of its way to value the regulars like us.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

As always another great dining experience at the Coldwater Café.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I gave all 4's on my first review because we went on Valentines Day and the place was a madhouse, but our latest outing was exceptional. The food, the service, the seating, everything was superb. If they would add Col. E.H. Taylor Bourbon to their top shelf I'll be able to grant that last star the next time we visit...and there will definitely be a next time.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

My wife and I were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary along with our son and daughter in law. When I made the reservation on open table I mentioned this fact and asked if they could make baked Alaska which is definitely not a common desert. The executive Chef surprised us with a great presentation of the desert after a truly wonderful meal. My thanks to all of the staff who made our evening very special and memorable.
Gary Barker

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The food is always good at Coldwater Cafe I love Wednesday wine night all glasses only $5 and their house salad dressing is a cucumber dill that is really good. I do wish they would put their Lobster crab cakes back on dinner menu and not just as an appetizer it has always been one of my favorite. You will not be disappointed if you dine here

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent food and outstanding service. The dinner menu is creative, and the presentation is beautiful. The Coldwater Cafe is one of the few truly special dining experiences in the Dayton area. I've already made plans to return for lunch this week!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Wanted to find a memorable venue for a very special visit, and we were very pleased with our entire experience. It is a warm, cozy and unique venue with upscale menu selections and an outstanding wine selection, all at a very reasonable price considering the quality. Will definitely keep this option in mind for future special occasions.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Birthday. Enjoyed food and service

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Just an awesome environment and experience! Well done!!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We enjoyed the food and the experience, and look forward to returning there--liked that there was flexibility to tailor items for dietary needs.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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