Permanently Closed - Bistro Grace

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411 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary European
This restaurant is permanently closed. Located in the Northside neighborhood, Bistro Grace specializes in traditional culinary dishes with a modern twist. To accompany the cuisine, there is a large selection of craft beers, local beers on tap, signature cocktails and a wine list offering new world and old world selections. Along with the menu offerings and reasonable price points, the urban atmosphere and excellent service will keep you coming back.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, Modern European, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Brunch
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(513) 541-9600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Bever
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Catering
Will cater events
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hamilton and Blue Rock
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Parking details
Meters in front and pay lot behind restaurant.
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Entertainment
Satellite music, one television, live music on occasion.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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DR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Bistro Grace. Their burger is outstanding and always have nice menu selections. This time I enjoyed the Cornish hen with some delicious vegetables.

CZ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We recently at Bistro Grace- it was quite empty so we had plenty of attention. Order the charcuterie plate- excellent salmon and cheese; the deviled eggs ( only 3 halves on the plate- why not 4? for $7, I think this they could be a little more generous); beef medallions/tournedos, portobello and pea tortellini, and duck breast - all really excellent!; the seafood medley, truly delicious-and big enough for a main dish- very yummy. The only dish that was a little disappointing was crawfish beignets- only 3 for $14, which isn't best value on the menu and the blue cheese was too strong- crawfish lost in the flavor war. The cocktails we tried were all great. Staff polite, attentive, and groovy. Eat here so it doesn't disappear!

AT
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing surprise!!! In town for Xavier graduation and found this restaurant by chance. This was one of the best meals we have had in a while. The deviled eggs, the homemade hummus... rack of lamb, the filet... no words. The macaroni and cheese added to the decadence. The meal was not over until the chocolate mousse cake was the last bite of goodness with a content sigh. Thank you chef, server, staff, owner.

DP
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Owner Suzanne always takes care of us and Chef David's food is fabulous. Reasonably priced wine list (good for me) and good beer selection (for rest of family). If you haven't tried it go for it and then walk across street to The Hamilton Wine Bar.

LT
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent and good ambiance. Good Tuesday happy hour prices for cocktails. Cocktails themselves were interesting but not so delicious. Good wine selection. Good options for gluten free and vegetarians. Beer cheese and pretzel app was good although the beer cheese was different than I have had before. Hummus was inventive (mixed with horseradish). Burgers were also on special - good but salty. Overall, good evening.

RH
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Perfect meal prior to the symphony.

p
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good as usual. Salmon was perfect... and the Manhattan was good also!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Bass was fishy and server was very nice but hard to get his attention at times. The charcuterie is amazing and the wine bottles are a GREAT value!

KM
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Half priced wine wednesday is the BEST!

This is a wonderful place and the deviled eggs are wonderful.

DL
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood gem. Solid bar. Friendly, accommodating service. Food was delicious. We’ll be back.

MA
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate at Bistro Grace one other time and it was good, but this time it was even better! There were 6 of us, and all the meals were delicious. (Salmon, burger, lamb, and tortellini, as well as appetizers of deviled eggs and hummus with root vegs) Service was also top notch with Tabby as our waitress. We'll definitely be back.

EL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very personable, friendly yet professional staff and gourmet, delicious food in a beautiful dining room.

N
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six of us had dinner at Bistro Grace after attending a 4 o'clock show at the Playhouse. We have a lovely dinner. The table was situated so that we could all hear each other. Our food was very good and our server was great. Thank you!

A
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Excellent value

GM
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Grace Bistro is fantastic! A hidden Gem in the North Side!

OT
Cincinnati
57 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good. The tables are very small and they have a decent variety of dishes. There chicken was very juicy, cooked perfectly, but the quinoa was dry and the sauce was just okay. The Autumn ravioli had wonderful flavor and paired well with the Bordeaux but the pasta was overworked and chewy. Good service.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were giving this place a 2nd shot due to our first experience not being to great. Much better the 2nd time around

p
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great as usual. Great place!

G
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service at a reasonable price

B
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

So a mixed bag- strip steak was amazing, beer cheese apptz was awesome. Dining partner had ravioli- it was pretty much tasteless- we both tasted it. Service was so so, it was busy on a Saturday night- ordered side dish of macaroni and cheese when our dinner arrived - server told us kitchen was backed up, and it wouldn't come out for awhile. They did bring it out at the end of dinner and didn't charge us - which was nice. Tried it the next day, and it was tasteless as well. Talked to our neighbors at the next table, they ordered monkfish and said it was awful!! They need t tweek the menu, and it could be home run

R
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Given the selections of the Valentine's day menu, I had complete confidence my girlfriend would enjoy everything but I wasn't sure l would. I don't normally choose tofu nor many types fish or seafood. Venturing outside of my comfort zone, I was delightfully surprised how much I enjoyed the first course of spicy tofu with lentils and a cream sauce and the third course of Red Snapper, stuffed bell pepper and greens. Among the other great courses, I think they were my favorites. Everything was delicious! I've uploaded a picture of the delicious 4th course (regret not capturing everything), the seared duck with quinoa, etc.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Valentines Day. Four out of five courses were good. Service was great. Fell down on the main course with undercooked duck that was impossible to chew.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unexpected fixed price valentine dinner which we thoroughly enjoyed!! Great bottle of wine at very reasonable cost. Eager to return:)

c
Cincinnati
313 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This location continues to create wonderful restaurants from Boca to Honey and now Bistro Grace. We really enjoyed the food, drink and service and will return soon.

GF
Cincinnati
64 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

This was my 3rd visit to Bistro Grace, and unfortunately, it was my worst. My business colleagues all said their food was good, but the monk fish was in some sort of brown broth, and it had the same vegetable medley as did the duck and steak plates. I had the duck, and it had some sort of overly sweet undertone, which didn't mesh well at all with underlying mushroom risotto - earthy with sugary sweet was odd. The sides came out cold, and without serving spoons or plates...I guess the monk fish broth could've had floating mac & cheese side with it? Very strange. If it wasn't for my outstanding first two visits, I would not recommend this restaurant, nor would I go back...I'll give it one more try in the future.

KM
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The duck cassoulet might be the best appetizer in Cincy. The food is great and 1/2 price wine on Wednesdays is a must. Overall excellent food and is more moderately priced than the same quality/type i.e. Maribelle's or J Alex. My wife and I love this restaurant.

OT
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date night. Excellent food and drinks. Our waitress was very sweet and attentive. Very reasonably priced. Definitely recommended!

OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely. Cute little place without trying to be overly trendy. Very nice service from everyone. The food...deicious. The deviled eggs were, well, nothing I could make somehow. Duck and salmon entrees were perfect in every way. Mushroom risotto was delicious. And the bread pudding was amazing! We literally cleaned our plates! Only minor picky thing...Caesar salad was weird, with full leaves of letttuce with small pieces...red onions and tomato. Just was a little meh! I will definitely be back!

m
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time to Bistro Grace but it won't be out last. The good wad excellent as well as the staff. Tabby did a great job taking care of us and other members stopped by to say hello. I felt like is been coming there for years.

p
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat out quite a bit and find Bistro Grace to be all around wonderful. Price, quantity, personnel, service, atmosphere and most important, the tastiness of the food. Just outstanding!

c
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I've ever had in my life...I'm still dreaming about it. Everything was phenomenal, and I can't wait to go back!

OT
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Grace did it again. We went for New Year’s Eve, and this time we had a couple of vegans with us. Always accommodating, everyone had a fabulous meal. Still one of my favorite places.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Been here several times. However, Open Table didn't specify there was a select menu for New Years Eve. Wasn't what we expected.

G
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

This was new year's Eve, so they had a set menu, which was really good. We just felt really rushed. We were happy to go across the street to Hamilton's.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Server was from their sister restaurant, so knew little about the menu. Food was disappointing.

BS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

loved the place, hate to write reviews. sorry.sorry.

L
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our server was friendly and the restaurant was cosy. Entrees were much better than the starters. For people who aren’t foodies this is good value in a fine-dining atmosphere.

Y
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was OUTSTANDING went on half nite bottle night and couldn’t have been more pleased!

KA
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Grace is one of our favorite restaurants. The menu is creative and entrees are wonderful. The staff is friendly, professional and attentive. If you have not discovered Bistro Grace yet, you need need to go!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent find in North Side. They have a great 1/2 price wine list on Wednesdays. Food was exceptional! Service was great!

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