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About Bistro Grace
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.
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Contemporary European, Modern European, Bistro
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday Tuesday- Thursday: 4:00-9:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm. Closed Mondays and Sundays
Hamilton and Blue Rock
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Satellite music, one television, live music on occasion.
Will cater events
Meters in front and pay lot behind restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Beer dinners, Bourbon Dinners, Wine Dinners
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Bistro Grace Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!
I have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed in the food. The combinations of food they serve together is beyond delicious. I savor every bite.
Love the ambiance as it is fun and warm yet can be as upscale as you wish it to be.
Definitely my go to restaurant for all occasions
I had the beet salad and salmon entrée. Both were excellent! I am a big fan of salmon and this did not disappoint. My friend had the Brussel sprouts appetizer, the cheesy root vegetable appetizer and a side salad and she ate it all, so enough said. We each had a glass of red wine. The bill was a little on the high side, but the food was worth it. I will go back.
We had walked past Bistro Grace many times when in Northside and finally had the opportunity to go for my wife's birthday with friends. The service was outstanding and our server was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the food and wine. She was able to help us decide on starters, salads and entrees as well as wine pairing. Excellent information about other neighborhood stores that partner with the restaurant for various items. Definitely recommend dining here for any occasion!!! Costs were extremely reasonable as well! Great place and we will be back!!!! Thank you very much for a great experience.
It was my birthday and I really wanted something special, but not fussy, with good food and atmosphere. Total SCORE on both fronts. Great service and the menu had just changed and there were tons of good choices. The burger was great and the beet/pear salad subtle and delicious! Also loved the hummus appetizer, the accompanying pita wedges were lightly fried and to die for! We will be coming back soon.
Bistro grace is actually a neighborhood gem. We drive 20 miles past chain restaurants to eat there. The food is not the same ordinary stuff. The beer selection is great. The people are welcoming. We are regulars and Grace's has become our go- to restaurant.
It was extremely quiet when we went at 6:3o. A few tables came in later. The food was a nice mix of more traditional proteins paired with various purees and beds of greens. I found my salmon itself okay, the VERY flavorful bed of bean puree, garlic and many other spices was very good. The key lime pie was delicious, and that is one of my favorites, so I have many to compare.
The beet salad was decent. Then the special of the day came, which was a cold pureed soup (it was a hot, humid evening), with radicchio on top, and "poached shrimp marinated in house vinaigrette", as our waitress described it. What we received were two bowls containing completely raw shrimp. Not ceviche, not poached, just gray, raw shrimp! The waitress took them back, to put the shrimp on the grill. So our soup still had juice of raw shrimp, even if the actual shrimp was now, at least partially, cooked. Then we asked for bread, and never received it. $100 for two (we split the salad, and had a bottle of wine), and we ate crackers when we got home, to help with the queasy feeling.
2 of us dined on a Saturday evening. Clintele ranged from couples to families. Not very crowded on so we were surprised at the slow table service. Excellent charcuterie for an appetizer. We ordered linguini, which was outstanding and summer chicken which was good. Creme brulee trio for dessert was delicious. All priced reasonably for the caliber of food; relaxed atmosphere was justv what we were after. Would definitely fine here again
We arrived and were promptly greeted and seated. We dined outside and the restaurant is clean and friendly. The server quickly took our drink order and explained some of the items on the menu. We each ordered a glass of red wine which was a nice Cabernet Savignon, nothing exceptional. We decided to share an appetizer of steamed mussels. They arrived within a short period of time and were perfect. The broth was flavorful but not over powering and the mussels were tender as well as tasty. I ordered the Duck Breast and it was okay. There wasn't anything unique or special to give it the wow factor and I don't think a Mole sauce is a good choice to serve it with. The vegetable medley was beans with aioli and the beans were not quite cooked through. My wife had the Chicken Breast and it wasn't exceptional, just average. Her vegetable medley was black-eyed peas, corn nibblets, red bell pepper and Brussel sprouts with a smear of Mole sauce. We will go back for the mussels and will give it another try. We had the chocolate cake for dessert and although pretty good I am not sure that it wasn't a frozen cake from a food service. It is a pleasant place and maybe music outside would help the ambiance. It was a little pricey for lacking "Zing!"
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