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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.

4034 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Hamilton and Blue Rock

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 541-9600

Website:
http://www.bistrograce.com/

Entertainment:
Satellite music, one television, live music on occasion.

Catering:
Will cater events

Parking Details:
Meters in front and pay lot behind restaurant.

Executive Chef:
David Bever

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
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Special Occasion (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Cozy (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Casual (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Organic, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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

Tags: Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This Northside gem should not be missed. Great staff, great food, great service. Seasonal menus. The chef is outstanding.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A real Gem in the Northside area. Great food, good menu, a fair price for the quality of the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I love Bistro Grace. Pasta was disappointing, but the other three meals were superb. Wonderful restaurant.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food is great as always. I love the seasonal change in menu items.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Comfortable inviting environment. Friendly caring service. I had the grilled salmon and the meal was delicious.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The beet salad with pears was outstanding. Our entrees were also good. Service was good. Only negative is that I think I got regular coffee instead of decaf. I still would recommend Bistro Grace and go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always a good choice for dinner. Beautiful and delicious food. Quiet place and we were able to get a front window seat.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I so enjoined my dinner. Well prepared and nicely served. Dessert cake was tasty but had no observable or tasteable peaches. Cost was higher than $$.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

There were 7 of us . The duck, salmon and chicken were very good. Those of us who had the grilled Caesar salad , some liked it and some didn't. Those who had the flank steak liked the topping but said it was too chewy (tough).

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed Bistro Grace very much. The food was delicious, the service was very good and the artwork was fun and vibrant. We hadn't been to Northside in years and it was great to experience a bit of it. We would go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Delicious, amazing, beautiful, one of the best restaurants in Cincinnati! Worth every dime and will 100 percent be back!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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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