Permanently Closed - 8th & English

4.6
653 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

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This restaurant is permanently closed. DELICIOUS FOOD FROM THE SEA WITH UNRELENTING ATTENTION TO THE MOMENT.

My vision for Eighth & English is to create a place that moves to its own eccentric rhythm; a place where people feed on the energy of the room, the food on the plate, and the art on the walls.
Our menu is inspired by water: rivers, streams, lakes and oceans. You’ll find seafood with scales and some with shells, some in the raw and others cooked until tender or flaky. But fear not carnivores, we have you covered, and you too who prefer nourishment born of seed and soil.

Come in. Dine out to sea.
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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed for what looked like not paying their taxes, but pentacle allowed me to make a reser4vation and go there--only to see PUBLIC NOTICE: no retail sales allowed, and all the lights out. Then, because I had a reservation, I couldn't make another as a substitute. Great night.

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vipKevin5171
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is shut down and did not tell any people with reservations. I had a party of five go there last night for a Birthday celebration and it was dark with dishes and glasses still on the table.

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vipMichaelN
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Showed up to a closed

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vippenguino
Cincinnati
46 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed when we arrived there😫
Went out of business.

We went 4 months ago and everything was awesome 🥰

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BethB
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I work 7 days a week, sunup to well after sundown. We had a rare few hours off together, wanted some delicious food with good service, so we headed here! I’ve been here a couple of times previously, she had not, but I highly recommended the food, and she’s usually thrilled with healthy, fresh ingredients. I’ve had the same server every time I’ve been there and we had her again, I wish I could recall her name, she was lovely. We were greeted immediately at the door by a bubbly (not too bubbly) hostess with a big smile, our server was on it in an appropriate amount of time for us to know we definitely wanted a couple of the cocktails on the list, but we’re unsure which ones. We heard the features for the evening, and got down to business. Both cocktails were lovely, the Ecliptic and the Honey & Rye. We shared 3 appetizers, the poke, stuffed squid, and the octopus salad. All were delicious, although we are salt fiends and could’ve done with a tiny bit more in the squid, we moved onto the striped bass. This dish was perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned, I’ve not had better bass before. I can’t wait to try it again, actually. Our server suggested the verdicchio, I was waffling between a Chablis and a Sav Blanc, the Verdicchio was the perfect balance, especially with the bass. Dessert was great too! An almond cake that was dense, not too sweet and not too rich, with en espresso and a 10 yr Tawny Port. It was a great night out! I know we’ll be back, thanks for a much needed perfect evening!

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vipOHGirlInChicago
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent anniversary dinner! The swordfish meatballs were delicious. We then shared the raw bar platter and the halibut. Everything was wonderful. One of the best places in the city to get fresh seafood! Our server was also very knowledgeable about the menu and took great care of us. Will definitely return!!

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vipHungryHoward
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dollar oysters on Tuesday is a great deal. Staff was very friendly and took great care of our large party. Only down side is no draft beer which is a must for oysters.

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SIGGIE
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

There were too few customers, the wait staff was less than energetic and inviting. A bad night? . . . maybe.

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vipIAMHS
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tuesday oyster night was everything I expected and more. Matt has served us twice. He is pleasant and personal.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed nice dinner

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RichardH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8th and English is a lovely restaurant in ambience and service. We have dined there before and always taste something different, except for the swordfish meatballs which are a must. Our server helpfully described several wines in words we could understand to pair with our order. This is seafood with an adventurous zing.

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vipIAMHS
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent quality food and service. It was a nice atmosphere for an early Wednesday dinner.

JK
vipJustinK
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A large group of 9 celebrating a birthday. Our waitress was knowledgeable and very kind - especially with have three small kids. The food, as always, was delicious. I highly recommend this fantastic place to get your seafood fix!

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vipGuinness
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service. I will definitely return.

JR
vipJimR
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

My stuffed pepper was good. I don’t think it was $18 good. The sauce on the plate was fantastic, the pepper itself was ok.

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vipMikeC
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and ambiance. My go to place to bring out of town guests.

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vipSteveT
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is great. Although they were out of one entree we ordered and a bottle of wine we ordered. Not the cheapest place, we are well, but it was a $500 bill for four of us..

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vipHadrian
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food great. Sloppy service. First my son’s apppetizer never came - they somehow thought a 25 year old man was having the appetizer as a main course. Then, we had 3 desserts and only two came.

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vipRavenous1
Cincinnati
57 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelously prepared butterflied branzino. Crispy skin, and succulent meat. Easily enough to share. Unique tasty fries with bottarga, and a devil's food cake dessert that is worth waiting for. Imaginative and delicious specialty cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Parking is an issue.
We will go back.

JW
JerryW
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you like seafood this is for you. Varied menu but limited in entree selections by design.
Order the orange cake for desert. All was very good although I felt a bit pricey.

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vipJenniferP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very helpful, friendly, engaging. Truly enjoyed ourselves!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge surprise, fantastic and delicious menu!!!!

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DrewW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and environment. Came for the oysters and they were great. All the other seafood we had was delicious. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

It was fine. Nothing special. Great service but food and space were meh.. Not a memorable experience overall or a place I'd necessarily want to go back to.

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CarolineP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very sweet and even gave us a small appetizer and champagne for free since it was our first time and our anniversary.

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vipBrightrubies
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always have a great meal at 8th and English . The oysters from Prince Edward Island were outstanding, the halibut was superb and the stuffed pepper is always a favorite. The servers are always friendly and it's one of our go to restaurants. If you want a great meal you can't go wrong

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vipBrunch
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great seafood. Our server was outstanding!! He was incredibly knowledgeable about all the items on the menu, and food in general.

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IonasDad
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely fresh seafood every time, small portions so that you can try a couple of things, decadent desserts that make you feel a bit guilty afterwards - isn't that what a special occasion is all about? Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Cool ambiance but very loud! They have a nice variety on the menu... not sure if it was just an off night but 5 of the 7 in our group thought their dishes were extremely bland- specifically the gnocchi and lasagna. In fact, barely editable. The sword fish meatballs were good as was the halibut. The waiter was charming but not consistent in his attentiveness. Also the timing of the food was not in sync-assuming that was more an issue in the kitchen. Don’t go for the wine selection ... IMHO this place is good to meet for drinks at the bar... the bartender was on point. With all the options in Cincinnati and if they don’t step up their overall foodie game, I don’t see this place lasting.

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vipccurran
Cincinnati
361 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tues was oyster night and we had wonderful dollar oysters! All was good except some where in the kitchen my wife's fish got lost and I had been served my meal and it was another 20 min before her meal arrived. The manager stopped by asked how our food was but did nothing to make up for the snafu. Things happen but it's what follow up there is to straighten things out that counts. That was our first experience like that there so hopefully management comes up with a backup plan should the ball (or in this case the fish) gets dropped.

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Ranger
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for oyster night on Tuesday night and the oranges were just scrumptious we had two different varieties and one was better than the other so love oyster nights love their fries just a different type of restaurant. Their Branzino is really tasty. They will definitely see us again

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OTRUrbanite
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I'm a big seafood lover, and was a big fan of the Anchor in OTR until it closed. So, naturally I was excited to try this place, and I hate to say I was disappointed. Most menu items were underwhelming for the price. Our server was very soft spoken. We could barely hear him or get him to explain some of the dishes. Therefore, it was very hard to get excited about the menu. We ordered enough shareable plates to give the menu a good try. The best things we had were the potted crab, and swordfish meatballs. The stuffed squid was too salty and came out lukewarm. The gnocchi didn't have much flavor - had to add salt. The prawns were good, but very small and you only get four. The wedge salad was a bit odd - too many flavors trying to happen in at once. The beet dressing was a slightly weird pairing. Maybe we didn't try the right things, (but most were recommended by the server), however it is indicative of what the rest of the menu might be.

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TigerMike
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and wine list, and provided helpful, timely, and not rushed service. Our dinners were excellent with two having the striped bass and two the halibut. The curry sauce on the halibut was unusual and added to the flavor of the fish without overpowering. The grill technique for both was frost rate with a light char on the outside but moist and warm inside. The menu is not very large but each item including special salads were very well prepared and presented. Cincinnati has very few good seafood restaurants and this charming place is first rate.

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vipMarkS
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to get your seafood fix in Cincinnati and if you have some that will not do seafood... there are some poultry, meat and Vegi choices as well... but grilled fish was top notch.

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NathanW
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great seafood and drinks. Not a huge menu but they go for quality over quantity. Dessert also unique and delicious. Highly recommend. The menu has a few non seafood options for those whom fancy more land-based fare.

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Ranger
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

They use small gimlet glasses for martinis. Give me a break. They are less than half the size of a martini glass. So be warned while u are paying 12 dollars for a half a drink. Lousy pour.
I would definitely come here for dollar oyster night on Tuesdays or after seven on the weekends great looking place incredibly nice white staff but drink at home

JK
vipJustinK
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great, prompt service. Food was delicious as always. We didn't know Tuesdays were $1 oyster night - it was such a great surprise. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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vipJohn
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is very good, but prices are pretty steep for small plates.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, knowledgeable staff. Definitely will be back.

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Permanently Closed - 8th & English is rated 4.6 stars by 653 OpenTable diners.