Cutler's

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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
We offer guests and area residents two great places to dine! For the ultimate in Athens fine dining, Cutler’s Restaurant is the city’s most popular eatery offering a menu focused on simple dishes prepared with the finest local ingredients. Cutler’s has garnered a long-standing reputation for the greatest steaks and freshest seafood in town! For something on the lighter side, Bunch of Grapes Tavern is a classic tavern offering lighter fare, cocktails, wine, beer, and more.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.6
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ellen
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience4

no salmon. OU should not have opened without one of the staples. Shrimp old??
It could have been purchased at Koger!!!
The salad dressing on the strawberry salad a new recipe???? no class and not the same.
Did not enhance salad at all.

This is the only restaurant that has any class in Athens and it absolutely was bad, I do understand everything going on, but these issues have nothing to do with the above.
The best food in the world can be served on Paper and still taste good.
Good luck in getting the OU INN back to the name it deserves.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We’ve dined at Cutler’s a number of times and have always had more than satisfactory service. But tonight was not a got experience. We got to the restaurant rather early. It was not busy. It took our waitress 12 minutes to even acknowledge that we were there. We ordered drinks and had to ask for straws multiple times. We ordered hors devours and they came out at exactly the same time as our dinner. Our waitress only checked on us when our food came out. Then we waited for 45 minutes to get her attention to bring us our bill and Togo boxes. She didn’t even package them up for us. She never asked if we wanted dessert. Total disappointment, except for the live music and time with my girls. We we were headed to a daddy daughter gala. Super disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great B-day/Sibs weekend dinner! Fantastic service always makes it special!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner- food was high-quality and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Let me start by saying was down for dads weekend. So have to expect certain things. Overall the food was delicious. Shortcomings was service and location. I had taken 2 of my triplets to dinner for their birthday. They attend OU so was looking for better then bar food. Daughter had a filet and my son and I had rib eye. Steaks were tasty...I ordered mine blackened. Mine could have had more flavor..it appeared only slight season was used. The down side was even though we had reservations we were seated in the bar. I was somewhat bothered by a group that was drinking and loud. Was really hoping for conversation time as for not seeing the kids in awhile. But otherwise everything worked. I imagine we will give it another try next time thru town.

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brent1970
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Athens for Dad's Weekend and came for dinner here with my family. The staff was very friendly, and they sat us next to the fireplace - - felt like VIPs. The atmosphere is lovely - - lighting was perfect. There is a beautiful view into a courtyard, and live music was playing at a proper sound level. Service and food were timely and excellent. My steak was cooked as ordered, and my son's andouille and crawfish ravioli was delicious. I will definitely come back again!

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Donk
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best Restaurant in Athens! We always love the experience and location to campus.

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MaryAnn
Adelaide / SA
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We visited Cutler’s after the football game. They put our group in a separate room to accommodate our 8-person group. We had a TV and control of the lighting and personal service. The food was quite good.

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Lizb7812
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service is poor, won’t be back. Food average and overpriced

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JosephR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food here is outstanding. Last night our meal included a 10/10 peperonata (with ricotta crostini), a great mixed greens salad with fresh local greens, a 10/10 pork ragu with perfectly al dente fresh pappardelle, and incredible desserts including a chocolate amaretti cake and a pear honey cake. Excellent service, and the chef prepared a more basic pasta dish for our daughter.

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vipRhonda
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been here several times when coming in from out of town. The service has been a little slow almost every time but the food and waiters are excellent so not a deal breaker. We will be back for sure!

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LotiO
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Steaks were fabulous - mac and cheese had no flavor - we sat for 20 min. before someone addressed us then 20 min later asked for a waitress - then that waitress forgot our bread - food took a long time and was not that crowded - then had to take our check up to pay - not sure what happened but steaks were great!

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susanf
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service not even busy. Waited over an hour and hadn’t ordered food yet. Left without eating dinner

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vipLuv2dine
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This restaurant serves good food, but the service is very slow.

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ThomasL
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful setting. Quiet. Service was great. Food very good.

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LoriLou
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We had 2 appetizers: Crab cakes and green tomatoes with pork belly. Crab cakes could have been hotter, but were good. Green tomato app was good. The Creme Brûlée for dessert was awesome. Best we've ever had. The rolls at the beginning were very good. The bad part was the service. They were not busy at all. I think we were the only ones there on a Sat. night. The server took too long to come to our table at the beginning and never came to take our payment after bringing the bill. We had to get up and walk around to find her or someone, anyone to take our money.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and even better service

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vipJimc
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Reasonably priced and decent food selection. It is a good restaurant.

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sunshine
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cutlers Restaurant at the beautiful Ohio University Inn is a lovely place for any meal. My filet mignon for dinner was superb and melted in my mouth. We love dining at Cutlers!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding! The food is always great and the service was superb!

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vipFoodFanatic
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from start to finish!!! By far the best restaurant in Athens!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food quality was good, however the wait staff left a lot to be desired. We finally sought out a different waiter to help us Because the waitress who was supposed to take our order left us sitting there for 20 minutes. The other problem was the hostess said she needed to seat us in the tavern. Two other tables were filed there.

We arrived at 1:15, which seemed a little early to close the dining room. The other people on the wait staff seemed fixated on doing a changeover , maybe the wanted to leave? Not sure. The waiter who I asked to help us was on top of it and made sure our food order came out quickly.

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Athensdinerx2
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was excellent with the fireplace going & comfy seating. The food was very tasty and filling. Our waitress was friendly & very attentive to our needs. We will definately return.

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BrianH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Very happy with our meal. I would recommend eating here on a trip to ou!

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Dave
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waited 2 hours to eat. Waitress tired to pass off one wine for another. They were out of all red wine by the glass except for one brand. Two people had to send their food back twice as it was not cooked. The waitress brought back a different steak form what was sent back. HORRIBLE experience. So bad the manager comped the whole meal.

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vipBigcordo
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Had an enjoyable dinner with my wife and daughter as we were in town for Freshman drop-off at Ohio University. In town with limited fine dining choices Cutler’s has been pulling off for decades. Quality of food was good, service was excellent. We will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed going to this restaurant for our anniversary. We booked through OpenTable and it was literally the only restaurant that was on the app. So we really didn’t have another choice for our Anniversary dinner. The food was good but there was a few bland items. The mashed potatoes were a bit on the dry side. Other then that the place was very classy and quite. The servers were really nice. Over all 3 stars.

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DaunL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and Food are both outstanding. They really take care of you and provide a great dining experience. We have been here 2 out of 2 wedding anniversaries and will go again!

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vipAstep
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting son

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had to return my 9oz. filet because it was cooked medium well not medium rare as ordered. My group enjoyed their entrees while I waited an extra 25 minutes for a new steak. The waitress asked if I wanted it boxed to go before she served it. For $36? Nope. The steak was served but my side did not come out until I was finished with the steak. No manager in sight. The waitress comped my can of beer. The restaurant was very empty. Easter dinner wasn't what I expected.

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JoeM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super in every way!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my son here for his birthday and the food was excellent (filet with asparagus/Brussels sprouts). We had great service, someone was playing the piano, it wasn't overly loud and I was pleased with the entire evening. We will back again.

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vipfit4fun
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little gem in Athens!

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vipFrequentDiner
Palm Springs
448 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cutler’s has earned a reputation for reasonable prices, friendly and professional service, a very good food. It was our pleasure to enjoy dinner there on a Friday night!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Excellent meal and celebration for wedding anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
71 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The entrees and accompaniments were creative and quite good, particularly the salmon. Dessert , an apple crisp with caramelized toasted pecans topped with ice cream and warm caramel sauce, was spectacular. The only negative tho was the somewhat rapid-beat music which was annoying and stressing. Service was very good.

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PatB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday and could not have been more impressed. The service was phenomenal from the friendly hostess to our helpful server. The food was great and really matched the great atmosphere. Thank you to the whole Cutlers Crew for making this special occassion that much more special.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and a great waitress. A hidden gem. The entire staff was extremely nice.

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DaunL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I spent a great evening with dinner at Cutlers. Our first experience and will be back! The food is amazing and the service is fantastic! They treated us as we were the only two dining that night. There is a piano player that was awesome also! Played everything from Beethoven, to Pink, to everybody loves Raymond. All 3 courses and the wine was some of the best that Athens provides.

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Shemp111
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went to dinner there for my daughters graduation, expected a regular menu, and was told that it was buffet only. Totally misrepresented the dining experience. Thought I was going to a steak house for dinner, not a Golden Corral. Especially when they told me it was $60 per person for over cooked terrible looking food.

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