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Branch & Night Drop, Walnut Hills, OH

Branch & Night Drop

4.5
4.5
532 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We look forward to serving you at Branch Restaurant & Night Drop Patio. For your convenience, Night Drop serves our full menu to those looking to dine without reservations in a more intimate environment.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 221-2702

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alessandro Urbisci

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us directly for private event information. We will be happy to accommodate private, special events when possible.

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    Woodburn and Madison

  • Parking details

    Public pay parking lot 1/2 block west on Madison Ave. Plentiful metered street parking.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 532 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Cincinnati

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. SF

    SusanF

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, wine & service. Really enjoyed the atmosphere
  2. R

    Roberta

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Branch and we were very happy with the meal and the experience. We went on a Sunday evening and there were not many diners there, so it was quiet and we had a lot of space. The server and bartender were attentive and personable. We especially enjoyed several starters: polpette, artichokes with polenta and salsa verde, and Caesar salad. The menu is fairly heavy on spicy dishes with Calabrian spices, so if you don't like spicy food, you will have a more limited selection of dishes to choose from.
  3. CG

    CG1lover

    Cincinnati

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My sister and I had a lovely evening at Branch. The food was delicious! Our server was outstanding. My sister has allergy issues. She was very conscientious about meeting my sister's dietary needs. It was a fabulous night there! Thank you!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Of the 4 of us that ate none of us were impressed with any of our entrees. Place was dead as well. Maybe others are realizing food is sub par. Sad, because it’s a really cool venue.
  5. S

    Suzy

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    The food was great, but the atmosphere was not. It was SO loud in the restaurant it was hard to even hear our server. Would be great if they fixed the noise level.
  6. MD

    MonicaDenise

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was a pre-concert meal I indicated on the reservation, and the team ensured we were on time. Since the venue was in Clifton, travel time was important. We felt addended to and not rushed or an inconvenience to the staff; they were kind to keep us on schedule and allow us to enjoy the ambiance and meal. Speaking of our meal - it was fantastic and flavorful. We started with the Artichokes, and we had the Arrosticini and Pork Loin for our entrees. Both were mouth-watering and delicious. The Insalata di Fagioli that accompanied the lamb was a nice blend of beans. We could have eaten a bowl of sweet corn risotto that served as the bed for the pork alone.
  7. ED

    ErinD

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We ordered two appetizers-the bread and butter and the artichokes. The server accidentally brought two orders of bread-no big deal as this was quickly corrected and the manager told us the artichokes would be comped. The bottle of wine we ordered was out of stock, so we chose a different one. When the bill came-we were charged for both orders of bread and both the bottle of wine we had AND the one out of stock. As for the food-the butter with the bread and butter lacked flavor-I suspect they used unsalted butter. The gnocchetti had good flavor but was tough. Not undercooked-just too dense. I thought the swordfish was decent but my friend found it dry. I had high hopes for this restaurant, but it definitely didn’t live up to expectations.
  8. SB

    SusanB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really nice, welcoming, and accommodating staff and an attractive space. Portions were small by most Americans' standards (but just right in terms of what a dietician would considerable reasonable and appropriate). The exception was my daughter-in-law's burger, which was huge. We enjoyed our evening.
  9. KL

    KenL

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has fantastic food and the service is great, would highly recommend.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Charcuterie board was excellent and they even brought me gluten free bread for it. Server was pleasant and attentive and recommended a good wine for my main course. A little on the pricey side but what isn’t these days. My friend enjoyed the gnocchi as well. Wasn’t too busy so it was not very loud in there as others had stated. I’ll dine again there.
  11. k

    kathyw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tasteful menus, superb and friendly service, good ambiance; I always see friends and neighbors.
  12. PC

    PamelaCristina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Branch was truly a great experience. You know you have a capable and talented chef when the waiter does not ask you how you’d like your food prepared. The octopus, pork belly, steak, and service were above and beyond expected. We can’t wait to dine again!
  13. LP

    LauraP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Just OK food. I got the salmon, which I think was farmed and a tiny portion— maybe a 2-3 oz filet. My friend got the pork ribs that could have had more flavor. The venue is neat in an old bank branch, but the room is extremely echoey so it was loud and hard to hear people. Not bad, but I won’t be returning
  14. b

    bootstown

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our brunch was lovely in every way. The architecture is beautiful and the room felt light and airy with interesting art. Our server was delightful - she was so friendly and attentive. And the food was outstanding. The breakfast sandwich was definitely elevated from what you usually get, as was the avocado bruschetta. We will definitely be back!
  15. VS

    VeroS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate my retirement, the staff was very nice and treated us with a glass of champagne 🍾. We followed the server recommendations, all choices were delicious and well prepared. Definitely, we will be back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My guests and myself had a great experience at Branch! This was our first time for dinner and the food was fabulous. The menu is small, but every option packs a punch. I'll definitely be going back!
  17. KB

    KBRN

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We tried the bread and butter, which was delicious because of the balsamic butter. We also tried the ceasar which was also lovely. The rye crumb was much better that the standard croutons you get in other resturants. We tried the gnudi, but my husband was not a fan of the texture. The flavor was great, just be aware that they are very soft. Lastly our favourite dish of the night was spinach tagliatelle. It was just an awesome dish from start to finish.
  18. M

    Michelle

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good Italian fare. Good choices of affordable Italian wines. Cool ambiance. Octopus was chewy to us but the fried bread and meatballs were outstanding. Rack of lamb was tiny but delicious. Pasta dishes packed with flavor. Good food but slightly underwhelmed with the serving size for the price.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Josie took care of us and she was wonderful. Bar service was excellent and the food was delicious. Our table was ready at reservation time. Great place to go.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent spot for dinner, easy menu to get into if you want apps or a shared meal with friends. Service and food presentation is fantastic. Very friendly staff.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Branch has always been one of my fav restaurants in the city and their new menu is delish! Service was excellent too 😊
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Brunch is always great at Branch. Can’t wait for them to open the patio!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food!! Fantastic drinks! Beautiful atmosphere.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The cocktails and bar are stellar. Excellent selection and the mixed drinks are on point. The food is okay.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was good, but the service was very fast and almost felt rushed.
  26. c

    ccurran

    Cincinnati

    420 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    420 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy being welcome by the staff and having great cocktails and delicious food at a reasonable price. And the latest painting completes the trio !
  27. l

    lfmom

    Washington DC

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Let’s start with the most important thing, the food. Everyone’s food was great! From the shared bread plate and warm farro salad, through entrees and to dessert, it was all delicious. The warm farro salad with grilled broccolini deserves a special shout out! Wow! The chicken entree and salmon were both delicious. And we shared the pound cake with orange glaze for dessert - good, not too sweet and plenty for three. Emmett, our waiter in training, and Noah, our waiter, both did an excellent job of offering flawless service without being intrusive. We’ll be back soon.
  28. RM

    RobM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The signature cocktails were great. I have been there before and the food was wonderful. This time, I had a pasta dish that had way too much salt. Very briney. Too bad. The server was very nice. Great space and location! Hopefully the food will be better next time.
  29. CS

    CainS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The building is gorgeous and the gnocchis are fairly good. But the orange cake is stale, and the food is certainly not worth the price.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Service was slow. Music was too loud. Food was SO overpriced, not very flavorful, and cold…
  31. JF

    JimF

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I ORDERED THE RIBS. THE ORDER ARRIVED TABLESIDE WITHIN 15 MINUTES. IF THE RIBS WERE ACTUALLY COOKED THAT DAY, I'LL GO BACK AND EAT THE SILVERWARE. THEY WERE NOT HOT AND THEY LOOKED LIKE RIBS I'D EATEN AS LEFTOVERS OUT OF MY REFRIGERATOR. MY WIFE'S ENTRE WAS JUST FINE.
  32. LS

    LillieS

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful local restaurant that does an excellent job with presentation and unique flavors
  33. CT

    ClaireT

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Entrees we’re just OK. Branzino filets we’re small and overcooked/dry. Not really as described. Love the building though. Cool vibe.
  34. c

    cincynaples

    Cincinnati

    135 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    There's a lot to like at Branch. Convenient location for us, nice atmosphere, interesting menu of tasty dishes, and outdoor dining. Last night we were seated inside and, unfortunately, under an air conditioning duct. The music was way too loud because they have only one speaker and it is located at the entrance so they have to crank it up so that it can be heard at the back of the restaurant. We love 16 Bricks bread, so we ordered the bread and butter. Unfortunately, the bread was well past its prime. But the arugula salad and the pasta dishes were great!
  35. LF

    LouF

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The excellent service added to the visit. The craft cocktails were very good.
  36. a

    amyw

    Cincinnati

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great spot for brunch. The ambience is eclectic and service is perfect. Each member of my party had something different...I had the avocado toast which was delicious; the pancakes, breakfast sandwich, and hash were all plated beautifully and everyone was completely satisfied with the portion sizes and flavors.
  37. JF

    JenniferF

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Food was good but not stellar. Service was awkward. Same drink ordered-made different both times (once up and once on the rocks). Not major issues-we will return.
  38. c

    ccurran

    Cincinnati

    420 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    420 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new menu is wonderful. It's really kicking up a notch. The Polpette Di Olive is fantastic, the ribs are meaty and fall off the bone and the Salmon was delish. The cocktail list has been expanded and they are all good.
  39. SG

    ScarletGray

    Cincinnati

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Th pastas all are winners. Nice selection of appetizers, wines, entrees, too. Unfortunately this place is really really noisy--difficult to hear across a dining table.
  40. LC

    LoganC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on a double date and it was excellent. The food wasn’t tasty, our Resy was for date night which came with a splash of champagne for everyone. Vegetarian options as well as seafood and meat. Menu leans Italian New.

FAQs

Branch & Night Drop offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 221-2702.

Branch & Night Drop is rated 4.5 stars by 532 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Branch & Night Drop

1535 Madison Rd, Walnut Hills, OH 45206

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Woodburn and Madison

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public pay parking lot 1/2 block west on Madison Ave. Plentiful metered street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alessandro Urbisci

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 221-2702

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us directly for private event information. We will be happy to accommodate private, special events when possible.

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