Bauer Farm Kitchen

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$31 to $50
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German

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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StacyB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

They were a bit slow due to being understaffed but there is a pandemic going around right now. The food was amazing. I had the duck breast medium rare and it was succulent and tender. Mushroom soup and rabbit perogies were the real standouts

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vipBucketlistmeal
Cincinnati
105 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bucket list meal. We had family in town and I ordered the pig head. It was carved and served table side with delicious sides. Along with other ordered items, we enjoyed spectacular bottles of Riesling and Cab Sauv. WE will definitely return.

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JohnF
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was terrific and service was very friendly. Only negatives were it was a little pricey and the hard surfaces made it somewhat noisy. Nevertheless, we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem!!!

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vipTreysacharm
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you like a good charcuterie board then this is a must visit restaurant! Great fresh farm to table offerings prepared in a unique way. The only thing on the board that I didn't particularly like was the smoked grapes. They were smoked way too long and to the point that all you tasted was smoke. Matthew our waiter was outstanding and delivered the type of service we should all want when dining out. He was around at the right times and made sure we were taken care of. Highly recommend as a unique place to seek out while in Cincinnati.

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vipDSVS
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Hard to choose from all the wonderful items on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible dinner at Baüer! The food was outstanding, the service so friendly, the drinks were good, it was a perfect night out. One of our favorites!

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vipChrisF
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Good was overall very good. I highly recommend the cheese board. Great choices and accoutrements. The pork chop is excellent. The brisket was a poor piece of meat consisting mainly of fat with little good meat, however the sauce and vegetables were quite good. The most disappointing part of the meal was the service. Our overworked waiter could barely keep up with his tables, so dinner took 1 1/2 hours for basic food and we had to flag him down to get drinks. We attempted to order dessert but just gave up.

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Shelby
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bauer Farm Kitchen is a cute spot tucked away from the traditional Cincinnati scene. The food was authentic and fresh, with good flavors. The restaurant was nearly empty while we were there, and our server was very attentive with great recommendations. They have great vegetarian options but really a menu designed for anyone. We'll definitely be back!

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vipNKYFriend
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is hard to find but worth the effort. This is really good German inspired dishes, the Red Cabbage is outstanding. They have small plates and full entrees and they let us mix and match so we got to try many items.

If you want good German food in a quiet and pleasant environment this is the best place in Cincinnati

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; professional and welcoming staff. Clear advice on meals and items to share.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was good, the drinks were not. We were seated an hour and a half before our dinner arrived. We were charged prices higher than what was listed on the menu and when we asked about the bill the staff argued with us. Our original server fixed the issue, but we will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Monthly night out to try a new restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised and both loved our food. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Bauer farm kitchen. Definitely get the chef's board, it was huge and amazing! We shared small plates - spaetzle, Ratatouille, cauliflower, and sausage, and they were all delicious!

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RobK
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was awesome. Very informative.
Food was very good. Piergies to die for!
Highly recommend it.

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turnerc
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

To understand the situation it was Valentine’s Day and they were very busy so it could be a one off situation. We came in and before we could tell the host we had a reservation she told us to sit at the bar. She did not come back over to ask us anything and we had to tell the bartender (who was very nice and understanding) we had a reservation. We ordered an app and wasn’t given plates for it until about 5 mins after the app arrived. We then received our entree an hour after our reservation. The food overall was good. We ordered a steak but wasn’t asked how we wanted it done which I thought was strange. Was not how I wanted to celebrate the holiday and was overall pretty disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We made a reservation for two at 7:15, for Valentine’s Day, a few weeks in advance. We were running about 5-7 minutes late but we called just prior to our reservation time to let them know. The hostess said it wasn’t a problem. When we arrived at the hostess stand, the hostess was about to take another couple to their table. She said to us, “welcome, I’m going to seat this group and I’ll be right back to seat you at the bar while you wait.” I responded assuming she thought we were a walk-in, “oh, we have a reservation for 7:15.” Her response was, “oh I know we don’t have any available tables.” She walked away. At 7:35, the hostess came back to the bar and had us cash out so we could be seated then she walked away to seat another couple. We waited for 15 minutes before she came back to seat us. Fortunately, the food was very good and our server was attentive.

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Kyle
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service here is fantastic and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. I'm not a big fan of German food, but the dishes we tried were terrific--schnitzel, spaetzle, pierogies and black forest cake were all terrific and I'd highly recommend. On the other hand, unless you like pickled things, the charcuterie board was a pass. It very well could be that this is authentic German food, which in that case go for it. But if you're like me and don't quite like pickled everything (a lot of different vegetables) with some meats, then you should pass or go for a cheese board instead :) I'll be back for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as always at Bauer. Amazing charcuterie board! A well-deserved top 10 restaurant ranking for Cincinnati.

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McShanahan
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service, went on Valentine’s Day.

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vipbriank
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We enjoyed our food however our waiter was inattentive and appeared overwhelmed. He was slow to get us to serve us and once our food was brought to table he never came to check on us or see if we were finished. We sat at the table for 25 minutes after we were done eating before we had to hail him to get our bill. I know this can be improved on.

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Carsj
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We read the reviews before dining here. We were expecting better tasting food. We like to explore different cuisines and flavors and we were a bit disappointed. The food was good not great. For the high cost and very small portions, we will not be back. The picture here is the chef’s board that we got as an appetizer. The cheese and meat portions on the board were tiny. Everything else was pickled (we like pickled -but not everything). The server was attentive and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you like German food, this is the place for you. Our meals were good but nothing was unexpectedly delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I had not been here before but had heard good things about it. It’s hard to imagine in a city with so many Germans that there hasn’t really been a good German restaurant until now. There were so many interesting and appealing things on the menu, that I will certainly be returning to try some more. The food was delicious and the service was very good. In terms of decor, generally they have done a very good job with the space. I wish however they would ditch all those ditzy little collections of countrified objects that seem to be littering every corner available.

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vipMitziB
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went after a function at the convention center. Dinner and dessert were excellent. As well as the beer selection. Plan on returning soon. Best part? We didn’t need to scream to have a conversation.

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vipMainelady
Cincinnati
120 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time dining here. Our server--Tamisha I believe--was wonderful. Calmly explained offerings and/or answered questions. She was also very busy with s few large tables and several parties of two. She remained unruffled throughout :)
We shared a bread boat, pickle board, and sauerkraut balls (not my favorite part of the meals--not an Oktoberfest recipe). I had the pork stroganoff which was delicious--the sauce is so good. My husband had the salmon and like his as well.

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vipJenniferB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This will be one of my new favorite places to go. It is decorated very stylish - the food is delicious - the service is great!

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vipDebB
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We always enjoy our meals here! The goulash is fantastic! A little off the beaten path but worth it. The service is slow sometimes so be prepared for a slow moving but tasty meal!

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JeffB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Most interesting menu, perfect portions, with great complimentary side pairings. All four of us tried a different entree and all were pleased. Staff was authentic in there understanding of the menu.

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VirginiaM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not all the hype - I was very excited to take my fiancé here for his birthday because he loves German food. We ordered the sauer kraut balls, stroganoff (both were fantastic), the pork chop and mixed German plate for entrees. Our appetizers were fantastic, but our entrees were just OK. Our cocktails were also just OK. The service was very nice and the rooms were quiet. I was disappointed in the decor, some items seemed a little cheesy for a $30 entree type of restaurant. Overall, I would say it was a good experience. However, I felt the ambiance and value were lacking. Let me make this clear— I would go back if invited, but I wouldn’t tell anyone to run downtown to try this place.

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Leslie
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent menu with unique and delicious vegetarian entrees, as well. You can't miss with Bauer Farm Kitchen; lots of variety to choose from, reasonable prices, excellent beverage list...Great Place!

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JohnA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, original, attractive presentation, great service!

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SteveS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden gem in my book. Lots of interesting out of the ordinary dishes. Was a very nice experience!

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plusnick
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Servers were knowledgeable and approachable.

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pogo
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Only bad thing was finding it.

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vipjessicamaej
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Not impressed. This restaurant is all over the place. I think they have a good idea but the execution is lacking. German themed, farm to table with literal wheat on the walls. We ordered the sauerkraut balls as a small plate app and were shocked to see the presentation. It was decidedly phallic. The taste was bland, like someone had made hushpuppies and passed them by a can of kraut on the way to the fryer. The stone ground mustard was a nice touch, but tasted just like the inglehoffer brand from the grocery. I ordered steak frites, medium rare. I got steak well done. One friend ordered soup and salad. The salad was literally entire pieces of bibb lettuce with rolled up prosciutto. The mushroom bisque was cold. The restaurant brought out the completely wrong dish for my other tablemate. I do appreciate that they took this meal off the bill but it was awkward to eat while not everyone had been served. Sigh. A lackluster meal.

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vipCherylB
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good and the service was very nice. The only problem is that parking the car is a challenge. We needed to park far away due to the event parking of fee of $20. it was raining and storming and walking from the restaurant to the car was unpleasant.

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vipMarkCincinnati
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You better believe there IS a great German restaurant in downtown Cincinnati: BAUER FARM KITCHEN.

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vipTobilicious
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They forgot my husband’s soup but the chef was very nice to send out something else for the table. We did appreciate that. All our food was delicious.

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ChuckB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our New Years Eve dinner / tradition at Bauer. Outstanding food and excellent service.

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