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BrewRiver Creole Kitchen, Cincinnati, OH

BrewRiver Creole Kitchen

4.4
4.4
743 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Our vision combines New Orleans inspired recipes with handpicked top-notch local ingredients. We are Cincinnati's only New Orleans inspired gastro pub and we are passionate about staying true to those roots. Our mid-19th century building beckons our guests to come in for one of 18 all craft beers and wine on draft, a house made craft cocktail or one of our lovely small production wines. However, the food is the star at BrewRiver.

Our outdoor patio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink and an amazing meal! You may be lucky enough to wander in on a night where a blues, folk or jazz musician is playing! Our goal is to give you a little bit of The Big Easy right here in The Queen City! We hope you will come join us and Laissez les bon temps roulez!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Gastro Pub, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 861-2484

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Shields

  • Catering

    BrewRiver has a full service catering kitchen. We can design a custom menu for your event based on cuisine, budget, and location. Chef Michael Shields has been offering top notch, house-made catering in the Cincinnati area for over 10 years.

  • Private party facilities

    BrewRiver Creole Kitchen has the perfect event space for parties from 10 to 100. Our beautiful New Orleans inspired dining rooms, offer event spaces that provide a cozy comfortable atmosphere for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Joby Bowman: (844) 222-5958

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    Linwood Avenue

  • Parking details

    Parking is available free on the street as well as in the lot across the street. We also offer valet on Fridays and Saturdays starting mid January 2019

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 743 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SM

    SophiaM

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fully scratch kitchen with creole cooking well worth the wait. The cajun crab rangoon apps on the specials menu were some of the best I’ve ever had. Long and varied cocktail list that makes you feel like you’re back in New Orleans. Great live music the Friday night I was there was an added plus. Felt like a restaurant on Frenchman street. If you know, you know ;)
  2. JD

    JenniferD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As part of Restaurant week, I found this restaurant. It is relatively close to where I live, and I am happy that I tried it. I will certainly be back. The gumbo was awesome and the shrimp and jambalaya was terrific. We sat outside and it was a perfect weather day for that!
  3. TH

    ToniaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for our large group of 15! Food & service was great!
  4. BD

    BenD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very little in the way of vegetarian items. The Pasta Monica is basically the same thing as the Truffle Mac n Cheese; just two different sauces. Mix in a burger, some veggie etouffe or jambalaya?
  5. TD

    TomD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking for something different and decided to venture over to the east side for a change. BrewRiver Creole Kitchen did not disappoint. Food was very good and service was excellent. We had reservations so didn't have to wait, though surprisingly they were not very busy. If you're looking for some good creole cooking, given this place a try.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was not as good as usual. Service was ok but server was not friendly and seemed bothered that we were there. Will not go back on a Saturday. Sunday service and food was much better.
  7. b

    balrog26

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for restaurant week. Gumbo was very flavorful, but could have been spicier. Some Louisiana hot suck on the side might have been nice. The jambalaya was tasty, but parts of it seemed not quite as warm as it should have been. Other parts were perfect. The big stand outs, though, we’re the desserts. Both the bananas foster bread pudding and the brownie with beer fudge were AMAZING! Overall, for $36 it was a heck of a value, and the food was good enough to convince me to come back another time at regular price :)
  8. l

    lindak

    Cincinnati

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was fine. Our server was really running around due to too few servers
  9. WH

    WilliamH

    Cincinnati

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Very disappointing experience. They only had two servers working, which is the times we live in. However, because it was restaurant week, they were prioritizing the restaurant week menu, and since some people in our party ordered from the regular menu, it took over an hour to get our food. The food was OK, but very pricey for what you get. The server did a good job, considering how busy she was, but we will not be returning any time soon.
  10. D

    Dabr

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. I highly recommend. It was very loud at times, so better for larger groups or your loud friends!
  11. K

    Katie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic. Great food, great vibes, and amazing staff. Had a friend recommend it and couldn't have been more pleased. I will definitely be back for another meal
  12. JM

    JerrodMcC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. At first we didn't know what to expect and as the service proceeded we were taken back by the quality of service and the food was excellent. We will definitely be going back. Perfect for anniversary and many other memorable occaisions!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food! Mussels were perfectly splashed with coconut milk, garlic and Cajun spices. Truffle Mac and Cheese was decadent
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the most authentic creole food I’ve had. It was delectable and the service was unmatched. I would suggest the fried green tomatoes with seasoned shrimp and gumbo as they were to die for. The Caesar salad had such fresh anchovies they tasted like they were right out of the water. I was beyond impressed. Thank you open table for suggesting I spend my bday here. Oh and the drinks were the perfect high note.
  15. SB

    StevenB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a great pick for a date. My girlfriend and I loved everything about the restaurant!
  16. M

    Mrjackson77

    Cincinnati

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great restaurant and brunch! Everyone loved their food but the service was slow. It was early, so maybe there weren’t enough servers. Wiling to overlook it because food was great. Mimosas had way too much orange juice though. We had to buy another bottle of champagne to add to our craft of mostly orange juice. Still fun time and would come back.
  17. BW

    BrittanyW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Service was slow. It took a long time to be waited on for drinks (20+ minutes) and a long time to be served said drinks and food. Reservation was for 6:45 and didnt leave until after 9. Food was mediocre and spice levels didn't match typical Cajun. The inside and outside eating areas were nice. The live music was the best part.
  18. JW

    JerryW

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Samantha was very attentive and took great care of us. The food was great as always and portions more than sufficient.
  19. KC

    KristiC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The staff was complaining about work conditions loudly in the presence of customers. We were given the wrong menus. Brunch started at 10 and was supposed to have music that didn’t start until after 11.
  20. GG

    GregG

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a really cute place with a unique menu of yummy options!
  21. SB

    StephanieB

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Waitress was very attentive
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time and great ambiance.
  23. AT

    AndersonTWPFoodie

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The shrimp etouffee was fantastic! My husband had the oyster po'boy and said it was very good but expected more oysters. The oyster to bread ratio was off. Did not enjoy the chicken liver. It needed more herbs, spices, salt. It just tasted like chicken liver. More of the onion. The salad needed more radish More tomatoes. More bleu cheese. More almonds. Needed a bit of sugar or honey in the dressing. And where were the beignets? The sazarac was delicious. Due to the electricity outage due to the weather and limited menu we will definitely come back to check out the full menu. The server was perfectly attentive.
  24. T

    Tink65

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I've been here several times for brunch. I enjoy their unique selections. This time, the attention to my food was a little off. Nothing horrible, but I ordered the poutine with eggs over easy to medium. When it was brought out, it was easy to see the eggs were fried hard. The server rushed us. The restaurant wasn't crowded, yet she had our bills on the table when we still had at least half a pitcher of mimosas left.
  25. SP

    SweetPea99

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on a Saturday afternoon and were nearly the only patrons there. It was quiet and peaceful. The inside is decorated exactly how I would expect for a New Orleans inspired restaurant, with beautiful chandeliers and ornate mirrors. The service was spectacular, food was delicious, I highly recommend the poutine.
  26. KB

    KennethB

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent gumbo
  27. BN

    BethN

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First experience there and we were all very pleased! Great atmosphere, terrific jazz, wonderful service and delicious food! We will definitely be back and will recommend to others👍
  28. MP

    MrPEN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and Samantha was a great waitress with solid recommendations and pleasant helpful personality!
  29. CH

    CHRISTIH

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Cajun food we have experienced. Everything made from scratch. The band was really good too!
  30. B

    Bean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Decent time, out of stock Mussels, the creole chicken mac and cheese was delicious however overpriced for what it was. Fish and chips were normal, nothing special, only got one piece of fish. Music was pleasant, however would have preferred sitting in view of the band or outside. Server was fantastic, and did the job exceptionally well. Overall, it was good, overpriced, nothing there I have to go back for.

    BrewRiver Creole KitchenResponded on July 29, 2022Thanks for visiting BrewRiver! To explain our pricing: We use only organic chicken & sustainable beef. The large piece of Cod you had is a loin, not less expensive filet. Kimchi tartar sauce that came with it is made with kimchi we ferment ourselves. Mac n cheese is made with gruyere, fontina, and parmesan, cheeses we have to pay more for. Restaurants have experienced 2 to 5 times price increases. We are doing our best to cook our gastropub style food while keeping our prices in line.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening with great food and service!
  32. MG

    MandyG

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, authentic tasting food, great Dixie Land music with Randy Villars band! It all makes for a great evening!
  33. VW

    VernW

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and we’ll be back! The 4 of us ordered different drinks, starters and main dishes and everyone truly enjoyed their drinks/ food!! Our waitress was timely with great customer service !
  34. RC

    RayC

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was excellent, but service could be better. Salad is a starter; server brought out all our courses at once. That's a no no in any book.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Pasta Monica would be what I come back for as well as the music. Very fun atmosphere, great entertainment. Other than the pasta Monica, the food was just okay. Management and the hostess were very friendly, but service was a little slow. Overall we would probably come back for drinks at the bar & to split the pasta
  36. SG

    SueG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Amish Chicken was amazing! So tender I cut it with my fork!
  37. DM

    DamekaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was just okay. We had a 7:45 reservation and didn’t get our food until 9:30. The manager did take half off the bill knowing that a 2hr wait was ridiculous, so that was nice. No food is worth an almost 2 hour wait but subpar food definitely wasn’t. The ambiance was just ok. Definitely not an upscale place. Live music was a nice touch.
  38. SB

    SandraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. Good food, drinks. Service and music.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Almost cancelled our reservation after hearing about long wait times and noise level. So glad I didn’t! Wait was NOT long, staff was great and the food was delicious.
  40. AS

    AnnS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was good with average prices. No bread served. $8 beer. We came for the jazz band which was great. I'd eat there again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from BrewRiver Creole Kitchen using the Order Online button. BrewRiver Creole Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 861-2484.

BrewRiver Creole Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 743 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

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for BrewRiver Creole Kitchen

4632 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Linwood Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Gastro Pub, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available free on the street as well as in the lot across the street. We also offer valet on Fridays and Saturdays starting mid January 2019

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Shields

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 861-2484

  • Catering

    BrewRiver has a full service catering kitchen. We can design a custom menu for your event based on cuisine, budget, and location. Chef Michael Shields has been offering top notch, house-made catering in the Cincinnati area for over 10 years.

  • Private party facilities

    BrewRiver Creole Kitchen has the perfect event space for parties from 10 to 100. Our beautiful New Orleans inspired dining rooms, offer event spaces that provide a cozy comfortable atmosphere for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Joby Bowman: (844) 222-5958

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