Le Bar A Boeuf

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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.

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Out2lunch
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

For a slow night, service was slow.

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vipPaul
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Laura was a wonderful server. A very worthwhile evening.

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AnthonyV
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quirky little joint in a quirky little location but would definitely go back here, especially in the warm weather to enjoy the patio and the view.

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vipbobs
Louisville
112 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, excellent service ,nice ambience ,what more can one ask for.

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vipFoodie
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was wonderful...Good menu choices. Will go back again soon

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DavidG
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day dinner. A very lovely, low noise restaurant. Was hoping for their bison patty but they had a special menu for the evening. Nile the food was fie it seemed rather overpriced for the portions received. Staff were only mildly attentive. We love this restaurant and will be back, they just weren’t on their game that night

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vipAndreaC
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going. Nice friendly staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
63 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I love Chef JR and was excited to eat here. It was ok. The food was nothing extraordinary and I don't think it lives up to his standards. The burger was cooked perfectly but had no great taste and the goat cheese and "onion jam" was bland. The fries were very good, but the onion soup (a French standard!!) was overly salty and dull. It tasted like it was a few days old - good, but not umami yummy.

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RichardF
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Truffle truffle McTruffle. It’s not bad, just not great.

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viplibrarian
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Wanted a straw with a soft drink. No straws. Ordered an iced tea. No iced tea. Ground beef specials dry and tasteless. Once seated, took a long time for the waitress to come over to table. There were 4 of us. None of us will go back.

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vipStevie
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We have been to Le Bar A Boeuf several times and always have enjoyed it. This time the service was absolutely terrible including when I called in advance with a few questions about the menu. I should have taken that as a sign. We definitely understand that things go wrong but this was everything and no one cared. The only positive was the food was good. If upper management would like to call me, I would be happy to explain our experience.

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Bessicajet
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Terrible service.
Got multiple items wrong. The absolute worst.

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vipMaggie
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

You were out of all the fish selections and the eveing special.

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vipNorthernKYGal
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for dinner prior to Playhouse in the Park. Free Parking. Excellent, food, service drinks and dessert!! I saw a previous review where they praised the bartender's Sidecar cocktail....I agree! The bread pudding was huge and delicious. The burgers were great, although the boursin cheese was a little rich and probably not necessary. The burger with the Forestier sauce alone was fantastic.

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vipJmyers57
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tasty! The charcuterie board was good, not great, but the accompanying crostini... super good. The Wagyu burger, creamed spinach and kale wrapped asparagus were all delightful (shared all with my dining partner). This is my second time there, left wondering why I don’t go more frequently!

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rhope
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food delicious cocktails great service

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vipMable
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite dining places.

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vip7yearplaygoer
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server Laura. Trout almandine was prepared with steel headed trout. Shrimp appetizer with mushrooms, tomatoes, wine sauce was delicious. Hubby had the lamb burger with Boursin.

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vipPaul
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptionally good. We had a superb server, which always makes the meal better. We had not been there for about 2 years, but we will definitely return soon.

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Ozzie
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was our first experience at Le Bar and, since this is a Jean Robert restaurant, we were expecting to be Wowed. Not "L" wowed, or "Table" wowed. But "better than ordinary" wowed. Oh well. Our total experience that night was a solid "good" but not GREAT. This is an across-the-board comment, meant to cover the food and service experience combined. Perhaps our expectations were too high. Regardless, we will give it another go in the spring/summer season when the outdoor dining area is open.

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vipSouthAfrica
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer. Artichoke appetizer was fantastic. We had Callie risotto for our main outstanding. Crepe dessert Ed excellent. Torri our server was outstanding

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Foodquest
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new chef is phenomenal. There is new life in this place. Flavors were so well balanced. We had Wagyu burgers which were out of this world and the toppings were perfect. From appetizer to dessert we had a lovely evening. Charming. Will be back very soon.

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vipTastyFood
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here. The food was great and cooked perfectly. Our waiter was super attentive and took great care of our table. This was a great dinner and I would return again.

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vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
159 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love Le Bar and will go back often and have written a number of reviews in the past. This particular dinner was unusual in that we had six dishes, four of which were outstanding and two of which were not.
Both soups - the French Onion and the Veloute were the type I would order very time I dine at Le Bar. Our two different salads likewise. The beef tartar was less good for my taste. I have had the tarter several times before at Le Bar ( and elsewhere) and this particular preparation was different in that it was more like a mousse of beef. Others might prefer it. My partner ordered tongue; something she loves. For some reason it was very tough and so chewy as to be inedible. My suspicion is that this was a one-off error in preparation and will not happen again. The server was very understanding and replaced the dish for a different one quickly and without fuss . None of this took away from an evening of enjoyable dinning since we have had so many 100% fine meals at Le Bar in the past. We will return soon and will not hesitant to try the tartare and the tongue again since they have been quite good in the past.
One final comment: the restaurant is a great value in my opinion.

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vipBobby
Cincinnati
233 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is delicious. Bartender makes a terrific sidecar. Service was fine. The building is old and tired looking. Radiant heat is suspect, the bathrooms need to be updated, and the parking garage is difficult to maneuver.

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vipbobs
Louisville
112 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, nice ambience and excellent service;wht more can one sk for.

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vipNJenkin
Cincinnati
70 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had tickets for Cincinnati Playhouse and with the theater just over a mile away this is a great place to have a meal beforehand. As usual every item was topnotch. My wife really enjoyed her bison burger creation. I had the special burger that night with beef, pork belly, tomato, etc and that too was outstanding. The service was great.

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vipAndreaC
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time!

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vipSATURDAYDINERS4
Cincinnati
269 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service from Matt was fun and very good. Food was expensive and good not great!

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vipedwardB
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food is always perfect also.

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vipKMAc
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Like all of JR's restaurants this is excellent. The food was wonderful and the wine list was very good and very reasonably priced.

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vipcharbono
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

First time visit. Service was slow even though only 2/3rds full at 7:15 pm. The specialty here is custom burgers...over 40 minutes to get two overcooked orders. Would have told the staff except she just disappeared. We ate, food not ruined, just overcooked. Finished our drinks, 10 minutes later wait came back and asked now the meal was, never asked on the drinks. We shared our view on events. The manager showed and was nice to make the meal a comp. Did point out the food had been sitting. Did point out the mayo for burgers was old enough to have film on it. She needs to spend more time in the kitchen...she was the entire time we were there up front at the reservation desk and did not check on other tables. Not impressed for a JR operation in Cincinnati. This places needs oversight it is not getting.

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vipPamycat
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food definitely was served room temp all five of us foodies thought

Sitting too long under a lamp. Disappointing. Meat was also dense and dry.

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vipAllisonR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Restaurant severely understaffed and no one seemed even remotely concerned. Took almost 20 minutes after seating for anyone to even acknowledge we were there. They were out of several menu items and took forever for items to come once they were ordered. This used to be a favorite spot, but after such a horrible experience, would be reluctant to ever go back. STAY AWAY!!!

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tricks15
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!

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vipMainelady
Cincinnati
122 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a pre play dinner and had plenty of time to enjoy our meal and get to the Playhouse on time. Brady did a great job of serving under some rather difficult conditions. He was professional at all times.
My salad greens, duck leg confit, frites and Brussel sprouts were more than enough to fill me up--but I did make room for a pot au creme. A pre dinner drink and a glass of cotes du Rhone filled out the meal. My husband enjoyed his tomato salad, salmon, veggies and mashed potatoes equally as well.

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vipLindaandBill
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a very nice evening at Le Bar A Boeuf. The food was outstanding. The service was okay--there appeared to be only 2 servers, and they were working hard.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Server needs more training. She told us that they have a new chef who is still trying to figure out ordering because they were out of some items. Service was not very attentive, food was average. Nice ambiance.

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MichelleG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Le Bar a Boeuf was a good spot for dinner before a show at the Playhouse in the Park. Our server was great and very friendly. However, the price was not a good value. My husband got a burger with sauce and one topping and it was $21! not including a bun. My side salad was $5 and it was literally a small bowl of greens with dressing. Would not recommend based on value.

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vipAndreaC
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Everyone is truly wonderful here. The only thing that needs to be addressed is the air conditioning. Please get it fixed.

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