Le Bar A Boeuf

4.7
628 Reviews
$30 and under
French American
Jean Robert Presents Le Bar a Boeuf, a french neo-bistro. Indulge in one of Chef's carefully thought-out entrees. True to Jean-Robert's style you will find many French classics on the menu such as escargot and duck leg confit, always with a contemporary twist. Happy Hour available on Wednesday & Thursday from 5:30 -7:00pm. Jean Robert and Maitre’d Marilou look forward to serving you. Located in the Edgecliff Building in Cincinnati’s East Walnut Hills.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 628 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryP
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat on the terrace, the view, weather, food and service sublime. We love this great restaurant.

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vipSaltacidfat
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious: lobster Mac and cheese, salads, steak frites, bacon wrapped salmon, creme brûlée, dark chocolate pot de creme. Perfect service. We will be back soon!

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vipamyw
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is a quaint place tucked into the lobby of a condo building. The food was fresh and good. Our server did not explain what items were on the charcuterie board and the menu was not the same as the one posted on the restaurant website but everything was prepared excellently.

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ScottS
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was a perfect dinner with wonderful specials and selections. Thank you for another great meal.

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vipGregoryD
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The puff pastry accompanying the foie gras was a delicate, flaky perfection. The fresh from the oven French bread was a light, warm crunchy treat. Grilled duck was delicious. The creme brûlée was a wonderful finish.

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vipCarolPms
Cincinnati
126 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Jean Robert himself, when he stopped by our table, said it was a challenging night. For us, as his diners, it was a challenge to get a reservation for 8 with the staffing shortages. We were glad to be accommodated & we were glad to be able to enjoy a truly leisurely dining experience. Our group had the specialty cocktails (more than one of each -- that good.)
Escargot, beet & goat cheese salad, the Maisonette shrimp, for beginners. Entrees included the rack of lamb, halibut special, salmon, chicken, & utterly delectable duck. Three of us had desserts of creme brulee. It is nice to have a quiet meal with good service that was understandably doing the best they can in today's circumstances.

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Dinadiner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit in several years and it was wonderful. The French 75 was a tasty, light cocktail and perfect for a celebration. Loved the beet and goat cheese salad. Nice tender red and yellow beets and super creamy goat cheese with fresh greens. The duck and the halibut special were scrumptious. No room fir dessert.😫

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vipAndreaC
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab a bite.

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GDub
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I always enjoy LeBar. It's a nice little gem nestled in Walnut Hills near the park. Last night the service was not as good as in the past. Two large groups sucked the air out of the place, and that's okay. It took way too long to get a simple hamburger. However, I'm not complaining. I'm just glad to see the place busy again.

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vipEnjoys
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, enjoyed being w Megan again
Fun evening celebrating Bastille Day
Dinner, as always, excellent

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vipFranS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu

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vipAndreaC
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so creative, it was amazing.

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vipDavidR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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LauraGossett
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find, especially for pre-theatre experience.

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MaryS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and very much enjoined speaking with Jean Robert, and
as always so good to chat with Marilou.

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vipGecko
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food!

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vipDonnaH
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and food. Good place for an early dinner before going to a show at Playhouse in the Park

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vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
192 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice to back dining again at Le Bar. Where else can one get great French Comfort food at a very reasonable price? Our duck and Arctic char were both delicious and would buy again. The wine list is short but well selected and reasonably priced. Service was excellent and professional. Ambiance is very nice with white tablecloths. The restaurant was a bit cold by my standards, but my dining partner was fine. Highly recommended.

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RoseanneC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

In the beginning, the appetizers and cocktails were good. Wine recommendation from wait staff was not on mark but that wasn’t a problem. We were one of the first customers with a 6:15 reservation but didn’t get our dinner served until 2:00 hrs later. I really believe they forgot about us and/ or we weren’t as important as others. Not at all as special as it was at Jean-Robert’s Table restaurant he had in downtown Cincinnati. The lamb was a very small portion for the price of the entree. The view was lovely from what we could see around other tables. Hopefully they will open up the patio dining in the near future. It was closed last night. Not sure that I would want to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food!

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LHallE
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from the moment we entered.

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frenchies
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The food is outstanding; it's obvious Jean Robert is in the kitchen. Our group had the foie gras special, tartare, a mac n cheese, steak, burger, and fish, and everything was exquisite. The chocolate pot de creme for dessert was exactly like the ones I loved when we lived in France, and I wish I could eat one every day. Our server, on the other hand, was really terrible. We were seated for 40 minutes before we got our drinks (besides water, that came right away). He told us when he brought them that he'd "be right back to take orders" and he then proceeded to go to all the other tables around us, dropping off and picking up checks, dropping off food, and even going behind the bar to take a break and get a drink before finally coming back. After that, things moved a bit better, but he still made mistakes with the cutlery, had someone else's dish come to our table, and a few more. All the other servers seemed fine, so next time we go back, we'll just be sure to not be seated in his section!

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vipcincynaples
Cincinnati
123 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed two of their nightly specials: halibut and filet mignon. Both were excellent. Although pricier than the standard menu items, they were definitely worth it. Jean Robert himself was in the kitchen, and his hand was evident in those entrees.

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vipEpiGirl
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Cincinnati!

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TomO
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very disappointing. This is our 4th Jean Robert restaurant and had hopes. We were not greeted or acknowledged for 10 minutes when we arrived at our reserved time. Our drink order were wrong including missing a drink. The appetizer plates were dirty. The bottom of one of the plate had large pieces of dried food on it that was transferred to the one under it. No apologies over that just taken without a word. The salmon was extremely dry. Even with the sauce it was dry. The remainder of the food was just OK. Not good for the price. Not sure if we were supposed to receive bread but most of the other table did and it was not offered. Not sure if there was coffee or any other offer it after the entree because nothing was offered. We have enjoyed L. Table Maisonette in the past. This did not meet our expectations of the quality of service or food we experienced. Would not recommend

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KristinM
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jean Robert always has such delicious food and the presentation is simply the very best. I noted tremendous attention to detail on cleaning every single thing on the table - silverware, glasses, plates - prior to setting it. We were lucky in that chef was "in the house" cooking last night. So amazing.

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Erbi
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Halibut was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quintessential French meal! Truly, one of the best dinners in the Cincinnati. Created with unparalleled skill and lovingly served in a comfortable environment, we will be going back weekly!

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DougL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun vibe with authentic, fantastic food! Great desserts!

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dasbird
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Bar A Boeuf continues to impress me with their quality of food, ambiance, and service. Jean Robert is the greatest chef not only in the area, but the region. He is truly a legend! He has taken many of the well known dishes from his old restaurant JR's Table and incorporated them into the revised menu for Le Bar A Boeuf. Every time I eat there I am more and more impressed!

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vipJWW1
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and service was attentive. Nice selection on the menu and entrees finished with a sauce poured on by waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love Jean Robert’s restaurants generally but have not been for several years (prior to Table closing) and this was the first time we had been to Le Bar a Bouef. We were not disappointed! The food was amazing. We started with the beef tartare and the escargot. My wife had the calves liver entree and I had the blue cheese encrusted steak special with fingerling potatoes. Liver and steak were cooked perfectly and there was not a drop of food that was left when we were finished. Finished off the meal with a very reasonably priced glass of Bordeaux. Thank you for the lovely date night!

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vipTDch
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb chops cooked medium rare and bacon wrapped salmon dishes were both fantastic and prepared as ordered. Our meal begin with the shrimp Maisonette Style and this appetizer did not disappoint. We shared the Creme Brulee for dessert which was well prepared as well. The restaurant was busy and vibrant. What was nice about the evening was we were not rushed and were able to enjoy the food and atmosphere.

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edwinp
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you have not been to Le Bar A Boeuf lately you will be pleasantly surprised at the changes that have been implemented. Be sure to reserve for weekends.

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CooksWithWine
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Even giving grace for short-staffing due to COVID, we had to wait almost two hours from the time we ordered to the time they came out. When they were finally brought to our table, they were all overcooked (medium-well to well-done when we asked for the rare side of medium-rare). The manager initially wanted to offer an after-dinner drink or dessert and still charge us for the entrees. Ultimately, she offered 20% off which still did not cover the amount they charged us despite only one of our party actually eating their entree. Our experience was definitely not up to the level of expectations we had for a Jean Robert operation!

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vipCintiKate
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, well managed, superb food and great wine selection in a lovely setting.

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TimK
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in an intimate setting. Prices vary from modest to expensive. Service was attentive but not overbearing.

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WineMe1
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always good. There is variety in the menu. Wine list is good. Service is excellent. They even found a pillow for me to use in the chair so I'd be more comfortable.

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carasdad
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!!

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GreekGuy
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, very French! The pace of service was slow by American standards, but spot on for a protracted, relaxing “French” evening. Don’t go if you’re impatient or in a rush - leave your watch at home and savor the experience. It was absolutely transporting! The kitschy décor is très amusant. I’m guessing, but I infer the servers were transferred from one of J-R’s upscale shops. Very professional, cordial, competent. In summation, Bœuf is a gem, but expectations are key to enjoying the experience. The server knows you’re there. The server knows who’s next. The server WANTS to serve you. Just relax and wait your turn. Your patience will be richly rewarded!

FAQs

Le Bar A Boeuf offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 751-2333.

Le Bar A Boeuf is rated 4.7 stars by 628 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.