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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.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
German, European, Farm-to-table
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
***December Only Hours***
We are located on Elm between 4th & 5th Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bauer Farm Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
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.
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 :)
Overpriced meat and cheese plate delivered with a thump.
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.
Waiter reached across several times and delivered the water with a thud.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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...
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