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About Bauer Farm Kitchen

A Farm to Table European Farmhouse restaurant, emphasizing German food , with some French Country food as well. "Bauer" means farmer in German.

435 Elm St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
German, European, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

***December Only Hours***
Tuesday-Thursday: 4:00pm-9:30pm
Friday: 4:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
We are located on Elm between 4th & 5th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 621-8555

Website:
http://www.bauercincinnati.com/

Executive Chef:
Jackson Rouse

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bauer Farm Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (28)
Good for a Date (26)
Local Ingredients (25)
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Fit for Foodies (21)
Authentic (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Cozy (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Great Beer (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Romantic (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Organic (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Fun (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful and unique food. German and French cuisine. They did have a hamburger and that was 17.00. Overall the atmosphere is happy and charged ... great atmosphere and the staff was terrific. I can not wait to go back. The ribs were fabulous as was the veal.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 3 days ago

I'm so glad that Cincinnati finally has a good German restaurant. I went here for date night and could not have been happier with my choice! Between the food and beer / wine selection, I wouldn't go anywhere else. Can't wait to go back!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

What a wonderful surprise. German cuisine like none other. Small plates....amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Perfect. Eclectic food. Phenomenal service by our waiter Nick.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food tastes fresh, home cooked. Restaurant great ambience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Absolutely loved it! Brought my mom here for her birthday and they did it up right. We had the charred cabbage salad, sauerbratin short ribs and the cauliflower. They were amazing! Our server was very knowledgeable and helped us to pick out beers from their wide selection. The desserts were to die for as well. Highly recommend and can't wait to come back :)

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service. Excellent food.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent service; unbelievable gnocchi. The decor is a bit odd—Old Germany plus mirrors plus mid century modern chairs plus some bold color. But the many tastes and flavors from the multiple accompaniments are terrific.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Servers were very friendly and helpful in guiding us through the menu. Food was fantastic German inspired fare, especially the Schnitzel and porkchop.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Overpriced meat and cheese plate delivered with a thump.
Salads good.
Entrees were fair except for the pork chop.
Desert under cooked. Had to saw at the pear with a knife. The pan was hot though
One member of our party kept getting bumped by the wait staff, so we moved our table ourselves.
Candle smelly.
Waiter reached across several times and delivered the water with a thud.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This restaurant is a neat concept. Ambiance is good for adults. Some dishes were exceptional, others were just ok. The establishment is not kid friendly. They did nothing to acknowledge the special occasion, despite a call to confirm the reservation setting up some expectation of recognition. Parking is difficult. Overall it was a good experience, but not great. May visit again, may not.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

My wife and I dined here this past weekend and weren't pleased at all. It was our first time and the server was aware of it yet never explained any of the menu, specials, beers or wines. It took 20 minutes to get a beer brought out (from a can) and a glass of wine. The cheese board we ordered came with only tiny slivers of 4 different cheeses and burned toast to spread them on and share. My main course of schnitzel was very good, my wife's burger was good but her fries were cold and soggy. We then got a dessert of something chocolate and ice cream mixed and the thing was so frozen we couldn't cut it and the ice cream part was crystalized, which usually indicates it was in the freezer too long. When the bill came I was amazed to see that the restaurant had a line item for "rounding" and they had rounding my bill up to a nice even number for me. I'm glad they charged me (it was only .01 cents but it's the principle) for nothing. Overall I didn't think it was worth the price at all and I doubt we'll be returning.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Bauer has become our go-to restaurant for dinner before attending the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concerts at Music Hall just down Elm Street. The menu is creative in the French/German manner and the wait staff is outstanding. The wine list is unique in the city...featuring many Alsatian, German and Austrian wines at competitive prices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on November 24, 2017

They went out of their way there make sure it was a fantastic experience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went for my anniversary. Server was not really that friendly and didn’t make it feel like a special occasion for my wife and I.

There is a very limited vegetarian menu. The beer list is not good at all. Mostly European beers and not many local options.

The dining area is small resembled something you would find in a diner or something. If your looking for a special romantic night out, look elsewhere

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

If you like old fashion German food, you'll love Bauer Farm Kitchen. The quality of the food is outstanding. ,the chef prepare a feast on every plate. We will definitely be back again, and can't wait for the spring menu.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful food and beverages! Attentive service. Will definitely be back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was SO good.
I ordered the veal. I havent had veal with mushroom sauce like that since my grandmother (God rest her soul) would cook for me. The whole meal was so good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Experience was outstanding started at the bar and had a drink before dinner. Food was wonderful. The charcuterie board had a great variety and the swordfish was prepared very well. The cauliflower spaghetti squash was one of our favorite dishes. Desert and coffee to end the night was perfect.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This restaurant was overall good. It doesn't rank in the list with Salazar, Please or Abigail Street for flavor combinations, but it was evident there was some thought in the dishes. For a family of 4, we shared 5 smaller plates and 2 desserts. None were disappointing, but on the other hand, none of them left us wishing for more, either. When we discussed whether we'd return, the consensus was if we were ever with other people who wanted to go, we'd go with them. But it probably won't make our rotation list in the city. Overall, a solid 3 stars.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Creative food. Friendly, informative service. Pleasing attention from the management. Would go again readily.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went on a Saturday night, two dads and two sons (one a teenager). This is our fourth year attending a Colts away game, and Bauer Farm Kitchen did not disappoint. We shared starters, apps, and mains, and nothing survived. You must get the short rib, and buy extra bread (worth it) to get every drop of sauce on every plate!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food is based on familiar German dishes but then given many creative twists. Everything from appetizers to small plates to full dinners to dessert was delicious. Our waiter was excellent but can't say the same about some of the other contacts. I will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I've been to Bauer twice recently, and both times everything was great. The food is wonderful, with the German inspired dishes bringing a different dimension from other downtown restaurants. The service is great, and the space is very nice and relaxing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was great but the service was ok. Great place to try.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very nice atmosphere,good and great service.
Near downtown with parking across the sheet.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Celebrating birthdays.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had the oxbow tail .. the dish was very fatty but tasty .. my wife had the veal schnitzel.. the dish was ok but not near the taste and quality that we’ve had in other German restaurants...

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Prompt, friendly seating. Semi-surly bartender. Great selection of wines by the glass, but very stingy tastes and fairly stingy pours. Food was unique and had a great concept, execution fell short. Not nearly as flavorful as you’d expect. Ambiance was depressing, honestly. They’d do much better in a brighter location and with the addition of a more engaging barkeep. Wouldn’t return, with so many other, better options.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was underwhelming. I don't mind paying paying for quality food, however, not one item we order (and we were a party of 6 and tried most of the menu) was better than mediocre. Atmosphere, service and wine list was good but will not be going back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The first impression as we entered the Bauer Farm Kitchen was warm and welcoming, from the atmosphere to the servers. The white and wooden farmhouse decor was spacious and inviting. Our entire meal of tasty wines and cocktails to the German and European cuisine was a uniquely satisfying surprise!This restaurant is a MUST on a list of the best places to dine in the Cincinnati area!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fall - Winter menu: Not your Oma's heavy German food. As a person of German heritage who was raised by a mutter who survived World War II as a professional cook, I can say I know a few things about German food. Not surprisingly my father, a widower, loves German food and always compares it to his late wife's cooking and is always disappointed. But the whole family and my dad liked the Bauer Farm Kitchen. The service was exceptional and the staff all appeared to love the job. It was not your basic pretzel, pork chop and beer place. It was German cooking meets local fresh farm ingredients cooked in a German style but with less of the heavy and more of the subtle flavors. Food was fresh and well presented, the portions were not glutinous. We shared many small dishes and added a few larger plates to share.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

It was our first time and it was excellent in every way. Comfortable, Great earthy vibe excellent food, wine and cocktails. Excellent service very knowledgeable staff. Can't say enough great things. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Went for my wife's birthday to grab some dinner before seeing Wicked...I called in advance to get a birthday dessert and they had it ready with a candle after dinner...The waiter was great, the food and handmade cocktails were GREAT and the atmosphere was fantastic...if youre on a date ask for a booth...best new restaurant in town IMO...

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The new Fall menu is very good. Chef Jackson truly takes local ingredients and gives them a contemporary German twist. This is a true gem and different than any place else in the Midwest.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

We were extremely impressed by the food and service. You can confidently dine and know you will be well taken care of.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great food and good beer selection. Service was very good and they even offered a free desert for our anniversary.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great restaurant! We are with friends, enjoyed the delicious food, wine and great service. Will definitely come back.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great atmosphere, food was delicious and the Service was excellent and swift. We will definitely make a return trip

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Pretty great meal and ambiance, just needs to get more attention and it will be a hot spot!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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