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BrewRiver Creole Kitchen, Cincinnati, OH

BrewRiver Creole Kitchen

4.3
4.3
721 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 22 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 721 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. SP

    SweetPea99

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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.
  4. KB

    KennethB

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent gumbo
  5. 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👍
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening with great food and service!
  10. 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!
  11. 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 !
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. WO

    WilliamO

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We were seated in the bar on a Saturday night so we could hear the music. The waitress brought our drinks, gave us time to decide, and took our order. We both ordered wedge salads; my wife ordered shrimp and grits and I ordered shrimp etoufee. The salads arrived promptly- each was not A wedge, but TWO wedges. In other words, half a head of lettuce with enough toppings for one wedge. Who does that? We dug into them, only to be surprised a moment later by the arrival of our entrees! My etoufee was ok and I ate it along with my salad. My wife finished one wedge of her salad, by then her entree was cold, so she sent it back. They rewarmed it slightly but it was not worth the effort. She orders shrimp and grits often; this was the worst she had ever had. BTW, they did the same thing to the couple next to us - brought their entree and salad at the same time. How amateurish of them. Do they know nothing about timing of service? At least they removed the shrimp and grits from the bill, but the City of New Orleans should sue them for pretending to do Creole cooking. One positive note - the band was great.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were looking for a new place to try. We had never been to BrewRiver and decided last minute to go. The food was good. The service was nice and the cost was very reasonable. Definitely try the out if you haven’t.
  21. N

    Nikki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is authentic and delicious. I also love the service and atmosphere, with great live music!
  22. CS

    ChristyS

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Menu is small. Food is very spicy. The menu should state the spice level.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very nice staff, nice portions of food. The music is very unique to the style of food.
  24. LM

    LarryM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Awfully noisy
  25. BG

    BillG

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!They have a great drink menu and wine selection.Plus outstanding beer selection.
  26. KF

    KimberlyF

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Brunch -- food was amazing with an authentic NOLA flavor. Great live music and Abita beer rounded out the entire experience. Don't wonder - just go!!! You'll love it!
  27. K

    Kelly

    Cincinnati

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The ambiance doesn't really feel like New Orleans but the food was good. The service was ok and the noise level was tolerable. We had a nice dinner!
  28. F

    Flamenca

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great venue, good music and delicious food! The server was very attentive.
  29. SF

    SaraF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding meal with excellent service. We just love how wonderful the food was. Will highly recommend to all our friends.
  30. SG

    SueG

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waitress was so positive and energetic! The food was excellent. I am never disappointed at a meal here!
  31. x

    xxxxxx

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Better than I expected. Excellent service and ambience. A little pricey but good food— worth it.
  32. TM

    TyMart

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Reservation for 11:30 - at 12:40 they still could not tell us when our food would be served. 1 hour of sitting with no bread, no attention from staff, no explanations or apologies. When we finally hailed our server, she seemed surprised that we were disappointed and said “we have a full house and only 2 cooks, so there’s nothing we can do.” If you don’t have sufficient staff to handle a full house, maybe you should not offer reservations that fill the house!
  33. ML

    MichaelL

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We had such high hopes since our last visit. Sat for a solid 15 minutes before waitress came and asked if we were being helped, wasn’t sure who our waitress was. She took our drink order and food order all together which was fine and kind of got the feeling they might be overwhelmed w Mother’s Day crowd. 1st round of drinks came out wrong but compensated by comping them which was very nice. Food was really good but again 2 egg brunch items and chicken waffles shouldn’t take 30 minutes. That being said food was enjoyable by all and waitress did apologize several times. We will be back but stay away from special occasion days.
  34. AC

    AdamC

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Came for Mother’s Day brunch. The food and service were great but the kitchen was slow. We were the second table seated and it took our group of 5 and hour to get our food after we ordered.
  35. KW

    KarenW

    New Orleans

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service in an interesting place
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It was loud- our server was busy - the shrimps and grits for 25. Wasn’t worth the value.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was amazing but we did have to wait a long time for it. They were busy and everything is so fresh. The Pimento cheese was soooo good. I can’t wait to go back so I can try more.
  38. AH

    AmyH

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious Cajun food. Good gumbo. Huge portion of jambalaya. My only complaint was that they charge $5 for a tiny loaf of bread.
  39. d

    daml

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is always outstanding. We enjoyed 3 different appetizers and we all chose different entrees. The cocktails were delicious. Our waitress was very attentive. The kitchen was a little slower than usual but that might have been due to our unusually late dining time on a Friday night. - All round a wonderful dining experience. We love to go there for special occasions knowing we'll enjoy a nice night out.
  40. H

    Hawken

    Cincinnati

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great from scratch food. Excellent flavors. Recommend the Shrimp and Grits, Fried Green tomatoes and the Fish and Chips. Caesar salad was great also! Everything fresh! Great service and loved the Piano Man!!!

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 4.3 stars by 721 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 22 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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