Bauer Farm Kitchen

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$31 to $50
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German
A farm-to-table European-style dining experience with an emphasis on German, French, and Eastern European cuisine. Guests will enjoy fresh, locally sourced food cooked to perfection by our world-class chef, Jackson Rouse. At Bauer, you can expect the freshest Old World flavors presented with a modern flair.
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LG
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Strange tacky decor but amazing food. The mushroom soup is outstanding.

DK
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good beer and wine selection; German menu with some twists; food was excellent; great for a dinner where you can also sit and talk.

FM
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Another excellent experience! We enjoyed trying new dishes and speaking with the wait staff about the plans for the next incarnation of the restaurant. Good luck to all!

LT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great restaurant. so much better than I expected.

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was horrendous! We were seated 25 minutes before anyone took a drink order. Free dessert was promised to compensate, but didn’t happen. Apologies were half hearted at best. We enjoyed the food, but service needs to be far more professional before we recommend to others or choose to return ourselves.

BM
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There were too many good choice, need to come back

DT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drink selection. We exception as long service.

OT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Schnitzel was very good.
The wife enjoyed her goulash.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Curtis was great food was delicious

J
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Cheese appetizer very nice. Pork chops over cooked and tough. Ratatouille kinda of boring! Really disappointed generally. So sorry really wanted to enjoy everything and give s good review!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks, good explanation of menu and recommendations provided. Very pleased with experience

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was slow to come out. Waiter was super busy.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time celebrating my son’s birthday. We had desserts and drinks. They were delicious. Our server Kurtis King was super attentive and knew the menu very well. Overall a great experience.

GD
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very up to date German influenced menu. Aesthetically pleasing design. Staff wonderful.

LP
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience - top notch service and excellent food. We will definitely be back.

NF
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! The cheese board, ratatouille, and pork chop were so delicious! Highly recommend!

TS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere, service, and food were all amazing!

GA
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent.

t
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome food and service. a real Cincinnati treasure.

SC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waiter Curtis was wonderful. Our food was good and hot. I love the half circle booth. That means I get to sit real close to my handsome husband. Very enjoyable.

C
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Mushroom Bisque and Pork Chop were great. Dining area decor was OK. Located in basement, so no windows, but no problem with noise level. Unique German cuisine. Give it a try.

SL
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is good, not great; pacing is pretty slow, and a party in the bar area made the restaurant noise level unbearable.

c
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food is wonderful and we are so happy they are relocating with the building being sold.

FM
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING experience from start to finish! We LOVED our server, Clint, and all of his recommendations. He was very knowledgeable and personable. We coursed out several items so we could try every section of the menu and it was absolutely delicious. We will be back!

JM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the feel and ambiance of the restaurant. Being down one level from the street made it feel quite cozy. The food was spectacular, I'm always happy to find a place with spaetzle on the menu! The table next to us had gotten the Tête u Couchon meal, it was amazing to watch their server carve up and serve the star dish... definitely thinking about calling ahead for that for a future visit!

C
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Innovative and fresh takes on traditional German meals with great attention to detail. Highly recommend the amazing pork chop and chicken schnitzel was fresh and lively. The chef is top notch.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome. Exceeded expectations. Prices are very fair for what you receive.

KT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was terrific, as was the service provided by Christian our server. Great job!

MD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

I wanted so badly to like Bauer more than I did. We went based on the Cincinnati magazine best of article, this resturant placed ahead of some our favorite places. In order to reccomend a resturant it needs to have excellent food, ambiance and service. They missed the mark immediately, the entrance was odd and disconnected from the resturant. From a decor standpoint there were some nice feautures but it lacked beauty, which took away from our experience. We ordered 3 dishes, Ratatouille (Not worth the price), gnocchi (amazing and very well crafted) and a burger (tasted good, cooked to perfection). Each dish was paced way to slowly, 20 plus minutes between each, we we're ready to go by the time the last arrived. To say yes to dessert felt like we might be there until close. Our server was knowledgeable. This is just a side note and maybe personal preference, they did not have an open kitchen, which I believe is a mark of a good restaurant. To smell all the food cooking and see the chefs working creates anticipation for my meal.

PJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and great service. It is a nice restaurant downtown so you will drop a bit of cash but I thought it was more than reasonable for the quality and quantity that we got. If I lived in cinci I would be a regular.

OT
South Dakota
17 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great wine selection. And fantastic service. Would definitely go back again.

JH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely outstanding! The chef board had so many delicious, unique flavors. It alone is worth a visit. Very memorable meal. Our entire party of four was very impressed. It was one of the best meals I have ever had.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great - dumpling soup, sauerbraten, pieroges, ratatouille were all really good. Uniques takes on drinks, some hard to find German beers, finish the meal with an underberg it was one of the best meals I’ve had in a while.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent menu. Steak frites was cooked perfectly. The real standouts for us were the cocktails.

KK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service...terrific food well prepared and the presentation was great. Great bar.

U
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

After hearing so much about this restaurant,
My wife and I were very excited to try. Came back a little underwhelmed and disappointed as it didn’t really live up to the hype. If Bauer is this year’s #2 in the city (according to Cincinnati Magazine for 2019) then all the restaurants in the city have a long way to go to even be in the same breath as Sotto on food, service, and overall experience.

SK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Menu items overly complex for farm-to-table profile, using mix of local and exotic components. Basement locale is dour. Decor is bizarre, with old "farm stuff" plus 78 rpm records on tables with empty "vintage" salt/pepper sets. Servers wear drab, heavy workers' aprons that look dirty. Stairs are substantial, no elevator. An impressive list of European beers.

RP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was excellent! It’s one of my fav places in cinci hands down!

d
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Food was fantastic and the service was great.

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