Le Bar A Boeuf

4.4
426 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
French neo-bistro by Jean-Robert de Cavel in the Edgecliff Building in Cincinnati’s East Walnut Hills.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Bistro, French American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday- Thursday: 5:30- 9:30, Friday & Saturday: 5:30- 10:30pm
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Phone number
(513) 751-2333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Francis Ln.
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Wine
What 426 People Are Saying
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H
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food good value great ambiance

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AR
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our server Larry was outstanding!! Food was a little disappointing but overall a great night!!

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ES
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. We loved the food and the service was super.

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b
Louisville
70 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food,service and ambience. My wife's favorites are the liver and hamburger;mine are the trout and the veggie mac and cheese.Perfect place for before or after Playhouse in the Park.

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AR
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Larry is a wonderful server and we had a terrific time!!

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c
Cincinnati
268 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were there for Beaujolais which they did indeed have. The fireplace is so nice now that it is getting cold. Our service was good as was the food.

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K
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and a terrific server made for a delicious evening!

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DJ
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Although the dining room had many empty tables we were seated next to the kitchen . This should always be the last resort as it was noisy and lots of servers going in and out . We were not offered bread and did not have the opportunity to ask as no one came to check after food was delivered . The entrees were good . The food was hot . Liver entree and Scallop special . Service and servers attitude can make the difference I overall experience.

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b
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Great food but we had very inattentive waitress. Hopefully just an off night

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M
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very nice salads. One guest had trout, said it was good. Another had the scallops - also good. Two of us had the beef burger w/béarnaise. Burgers cooked as ordered. Béarnaise was thin and oily - a disappointment.

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DT
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two at our table ordered the scallops and they were prepared to perfection. Another in our party had the trout and the individual thought the trout was the best he has had in the city. He stated the chef's preparation was perfect. The other person in our party had the cordon bleu and the preparation was unique and very good. A description won't do it justice. One will simply need to give it a try.

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c
Cincinnati
67 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have eaten here many times, but this was one of the very best experiences. Our server, Tom, was excellent --- just the right amount of attention. Food was even better than usual.

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K
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. All menu items have a nice twist or unexpected ingredient. We both had seafood dishes. Next time we really will try the beef!

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LT
Cincinnati
124 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I had four courses: two were excellent (soup and salad), one was a very good foie gras (not as good as recent ones at JR's Table), one was good (crab cake, which, to be fair, I asked to be pan fried instead of their normal deep fry. Probably should not count as a judgment when the chief has to stick a special prep into the schedule on a busy night.). Service was outstanding: very attentive and pleasant. Price value is very good by my standards.

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JS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good portion size and service fairly quick.
Much better / faster than a high end restaurant we ate at earlier in week (not L ). Truly a value for good creative dining

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a good place with a great view.

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M
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible. We had to send out burger back. Asked for medium and got raw. Still inedible even after they attempted to cook it. Still raw in center. Bread pudding was dry and cold in the center. Must have been weeks old and they attempted to microwave it. Complained by manager and waiter didn’t seem concerned. They could have at least comped our drinks given food was awful. Waiter commented hopefully it will be better next time. Will not be a next time. We will not go back and will tell everyone how bad experience was. Restaurant ‘‘twas not busy for a fri night. Wonder why???? And it took forever for kitchen to make order even with restaurant being slow

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G
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

My 17 year old son took his HOCO date there a couple weeks ago and was rushed out the door and not offered dessert. The restaurant was basically empty. We sent him there because I've always had very good experiences with both service and food. I called the restaurant to share my concerns, but no one returned my call.

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TD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Bartender got in a yelling match with a customer... inappropriate regardless of who was at fault.

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AD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Attended with my 18 year old granddaughter from Salem, OR. She loved it.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious, definitely recommend the artichoke appetizer!. Overall great dinner and evening!

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T
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Impressed with the food service and the view. LARRY was very attentive and very experienced and explaining the different foods. Had a great time and will return

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EL
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Le Bar A Boeuf many times but not recently. It just hasn't been "on our radar" but it should be. Regardless of your attire, you will be made welcome and comfortable. Intimate, cozy spaces, efficient staff and a bar that you don't want to leave. Parking is free and easy. We were with friends we had not seen in 20 years since they last lived here. They loved it, as did we. The steak tartare was fabulous and I cleaned my plate of the beef liver. Our server, Thomas, understood our need to reconnect with our friends after so many years and his approach was perfect. Never felt rushed. Courses well timed.

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PB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is delicious very french traditional with an American twist. The service is too slow.

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AE
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was fine when we finally received some of it but service was awful. One person canceled his main course because of so late being served.

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h
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was chaotic! Our food took almost an hour to arrive. Quality of the food did not match our previous experiences at this place. We left a bit dissapointed on this visit.

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OT
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for happy hour--in the pouring rain. It appears that many of the customers are residents of Edgecliff, the building which sits on top of this restaurant, and that creates a very casual familiar feel between customers and staff. Even though the restaurant entrance doesn't look like much, we decided to go because the chef/owner and the restaurant have such a good reputation. My husband had the small meat and cheese plate which was really, really beautiful and well done. I had the shrimp appetizer which was also very good. The potato dauphinoise was okay. Because it was raining so hard, we decided to stay a little longer at the bar and get martinis which were great. We also shared the pot de creme--excellent. This was our first visit and the weather was so miserable that I am reluctant to be critical of our experience. I see that someone else described the service as 'amateurish,' and that may explain some of what we felt. It's as though the restaurant can't decide if it wants to be elegant or casual. We live in the neighborhood and I expect that this will be one of our 'go to' places for happy hour.

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B
Cincinnati
186 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique and complicated menu with thousands of possibilities. I rely on our server to help with the decision and it always turns out great. Cocktails are very good and generous. Soups are generally large servings and very filling, almost a meal in themselves. My wife typically orders just soup and salad and is quite satisfied. Out door seating is superb when the weather is nice. Le Bar A Boeuf is our go-to place pre- Playhouse.

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c
Cincinnati
268 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place to meet up with friends for a good meal that is reasonably priced.

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NJ
Cincinnati
48 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Bar A Boeuf is a really great place. Love the build your burger aspect but if you want good entrees those are available as well. I was said to see the tongue appetizer go away but the smoked salmon is fantastic as is the tomato salad. The wine list has a lot of great value wines. And the service is excellent

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EB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good Restaurant but I think its crazy to have to pay for a bun. Everything is ala carte
Very loud

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OT
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Delicious hamburgers, but also some great other dishes as well! I had the trout and my husband had an 8 ounce burger. Both were very good and nicely presented. Dessert of creme brûlée and pot de creme were a nice finale to a classy casual meal. The staff were all VERY nice, but were overwhelmed by the number of guests that were there. They needed a few more staff to handle the number of people. All in all a nice meal, but it took more time than we expected.

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JH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktail,the dinner and our server were all fantastic!

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RL
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super place for casual dining for those seeking a sophisticated ambiance and quiet surroundings.

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C
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Too bad no open table points. I think I mentioned this was for a birthday on the reservation notes, but nothing was mentioned by our server. The service was great though and we enjoyed the evening very much. The halibut was outstanding.

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y
Cincinnati
55 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Laura was our server and did a great job.
We had a party of 8 and everything was great!
A few had never been to before and they loved the meal !
I have been to a few times and the foods were delicious and didn't disappoint.
I also had a cocktail that was refreshing. A gin concoction and my preference is rum !
Thumbs up-- thank you!

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g
Cincinnati
86 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

food is really delicious, especially the no bun burger with choices to add. It was a magnificent evening so sat on the deck (first come first served on deck), overlooking the Ohio River.

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c
Cincinnati
268 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was fine and we love the menu of the day. Food came out from the kitchen at odd times and we were told a new chef was getting their rhythm so things were a little out of sync.

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We were sad to see that the restaurant was not busy at all. We were one of four or five parties there that evening. This restaurant has seen better days.

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TL
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Unbelievably S-L-O-WWWW service!!! Unacceptable.

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