BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell

4.7
258 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The hamburger is over 100 years old. It’s a classic, purely American, and an icon. The hamburger is the people’s sandwich, everyman’s food. BRU is an ode to our love... the Burger.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 258 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JandK
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always. Courteous and quick service. Our favorite burger place and they have awesome onion rings too! Their selection of food and drinks is another big plus.

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ttttttttttt
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Burgers were over-cooked. Onion rings were greasy. Told server food was just ok and she didn't ask why. My drinks sat empty for a long time because server didn't check back with us until we called her over from another table.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded 3 days ago

I am so sorry for your experience. What you have described is not our standard here at BRU Ft. Mitchell, yet we clearly dropped the ball. Please, call me at your earliest convenience so that I can gain more understanding of your visit and see what we can do to improve and gain your trust back. - Cheyenne, GM 859.331.3888

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable dinner on the patio

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review! We look forward to having you dine with us on the patio, again!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Cincinnati Burger Week. I had the burger week burger and my friend had a regular menu burger. They were both delicious and cooked perfectly. There were some delicious burgers on the menu that we didn’t get to try this time. We will definitely be back.

What made our visit fantastic was our server, Chase. Chase was super attentive and was very knowledgeable about the menu. He was so friendly and kept us up on what was going on with our food (which was delivered hot and ready). Chase did a fantastic job and really took care of us.

Good service and good food. Can’t ask for more.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on July 18, 2021

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. I am excited to share your praises with Chase, also! We are pleased to hear that we have gained a new VIP member and can't wait to have you back, soon!

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vipMichael
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great, just as great as downtown location. There is a reason this place was so available and had all time slots available during burger week, on a Friday and downtown didn’t. Service, the service was horrible. They stated it’s been “crazy” with burger week but had less than 50% occupancy and after we waited 20 minutes for just our drink order we had switched waiters for some reason, and after our meal came out before our appetizer I knew we made a mistake coming here. Plan ahead, go downtown. Don’t waste your time with this location.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on July 17, 2021

Thank you so much, Michael, for your feedback. While it has been a "crazy" week, that is no excuse for the service you received last night. I have spoken with both of the other managers who were working on the floor to figure out exactly what happened with your table and it sounds like we dropped the ball a couple times. I would love to speak with you further about your experience. Please, give me a call me at your earliest convenience. Cheyenne, GM 859.331.3888

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
39 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server and great burgers!!!

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on July 17, 2021

Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nachos were delicious and our server Jade was wonderful! Great beer selection!

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on July 17, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! I will share your kudos with Jade. We look forward to having you back soon!

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MurmG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love BRU Burger. The service and food are consistently great!

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Responded on June 21, 2021

I'm so happy to hear that you love BRU, Murm! We love having you join us! We'll see you soon! - Cheyenne, GM

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice experience. The waiter was very good and food was prompt and very tasty

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thanks so much, Mary! I am so happy to hear that you were well taken care of. We look forward to having you back soon to enjoy another BRU experience! - Cheyenne, GM

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VickyG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service I have had in a long time. Server was quick, attentive and informative. Beautiful outdoor seating. Highly recommend!

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you so much, Vicky, for your glowing review! We really appreciate your time and we look forward to having you back, soon. - Cheyenne, GM

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Joan
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Service was great. Our booth was so cold we were shivering. It was really uncomfortable. Everything else was perfect.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you, so much, Joan, for joining us. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch and service while dining with Bru!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars!

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ScottTabitha
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was AWESOME! I have to say he moves pretty fast for a person with a boot on his foot. He was kind and it is nice to finally open the world up to friendly faces.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on May 20, 2021

Thank you so much, Scott & Tabitha for sharing your experience! Jonathan is a great team member, even with his boot on! We look forward to having you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was very nice, our server was attentive and prompt with requests and getting our food to us.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thanks for sharing your experience! Come back and see us soon!

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jamesE
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food good . Overall we like BruBurger.
Service a little slow but polite and helpful
Wish that they opened the bar area for seating like other restaurants. Made it appear too empty
Time to open the outside

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience, James! I'm happy to see the food was good! We are adhering to the Governor's restrictions and limitations. As soon as those are lifted, we will be so excited to start opening up the bar seating! As far as the patio, we are completely open, weather permitting. We hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at BRU Burger! We were on the first evening of our vacation, and could not have been pleased with our choice to dine there. The Gorgonberry Pecan Salad was amazing (we split) and the burgers were the best we’d had in forever! Even the fries had an interesting seasoning that I LOVED! Thank you to everyone at BRU Burger Fort Mitchell. Yum delish!!

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! Come back and see us on your next visit!

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Pipes
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is my favorite spot to grab a burger in nky. The assortment of choices along with tasty beverages definitely makes this a recurring restaurant to dine at.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on April 23, 2021

Thank you, Pipes! Your review makes us sound kinda like a big deal if we are your go-to burger stop! We just started some new signature cocktails, today. We hope you come back in to try them, soon!

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LizR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service. Easy parking. Food is yummy. Great bar. Outside is fun on a nice day.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on April 15, 2021

Liz, we really appreciate your kind words! Thank you for recognizing each part of your experience and we hope to see you soon!

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JerryL
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and pricing. This restaurant is our “go to” choice whenever we crave a really good burger or other meals.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on April 15, 2021

We are so happy to see that you enjoyed your visit, Jerry! Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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vipTedH
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleased with service and quality of food. Really liked the outdoor seating option under cover of roof. Did very good job of spacing tables for covid precautions.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on April 8, 2021

Thank you so much, Ted, for joining us yesterday with that beautiful weather we were having! We look forward to having you back, soon.

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JimH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for my birthday dinner. Great food and great service. Will definitely be back.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on April 10, 2021

Happy birthday! Thank you for sharing your celebration with us and we look forward to having you back!

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JanetB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and great outdoor patio.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on April 23, 2021

Thank you so much, Janet! We hope to see you when the weather warms up a bit!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat!! One of the best burgers I’ve ever had🙂

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on April 8, 2021

Thank you so much for the glowing review! We look forward to having you back, soon!

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CareyC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I have never been disappointed at BruBurger (Fort Mitchell). The food and drinks are always top notch and the service is wonderful.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thank you so much, CareyC! We greatly appreciate that you shared your experience! We look forward to seeing you back, soon!

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PNickd
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was cold. Onion rings delicious. Service was slow- very few people in restaurant, tables very nicely spaced. Outside dining looks wonderful. May return when weather gets warmer.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on March 18, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback! We appreciate that you took the time to let us know where we can do better. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the Onion Rings - they are definitely a favorite here! I want to apologize for the slow service and cold food. That is definitely not up to our standards, nor your expectations. At your convenience, I would love to hear more about your visit. We look forward to seeing you this Spring! Cheyenne, GM 859.331.3888

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DaveW
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Appetizer came with our meals, one of the burger meals came 10 minutes after every else’s.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on March 11, 2021

Thank you for your review, Dave. I'm very sorry for the long wait on your guest's entree. I can assure you this is not our standard of service. Please, join us again soon so we can "wow" you!

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vipCheri
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I have always visited the Bru in Lexington and enjoyed my experience. This was my first time to Ft.Mitchell. the atmosphere was ok. Service was really good. I got my usual and the burger was as expected, very good.. The Mac and cheese lacked any cheese. All I tasted was pasta with andouille sausage and jalapeño. Very disappointed..

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on March 1, 2021

Hi Cheri! I am so sorry that your Jalapeno Mac was so underwhelming compared your past experiences. I will definitely share your feedback with Chef Jamie and see if we can correct this before your next visit. We do hope to have you back, soon, to earn those other 2 stars! Cheyenne, manager

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DavidH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Love the atmosphere and service. Burgers are huge and tasty.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on February 21, 2021

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience, David! We look forward to having you back, soon!

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JasonM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was great. Overall great experience.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on February 12, 2021

Thank you so much, Jason! Such a great review to share. We'll see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on January 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review! Come back and see us!

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RODW
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was delicious but the service my party received was absolutely horrible. After being seated, our table (of 4) sat for nearly 20 minutes without a single employee checking on us. Meanwhile, there were four servers and a hostess standing around the hostess area talking. When I finally couldn’t take it any more, I got up and asked the bartender if she would take our drink orders (which she did). After another 20-30 minutes with no one checking on us, I approached the bartender again and told her that no one had brought menus and taken our order. Instead of passing the blame, she said that she would take care of us and quickly brought us some menus and (after a couple minutes( took our food and drink orders. She took care of us the rest of the night and did a great job. I only wish I could remember her name because she did a great job. What’s frustrating is that our poor service clearly wasn’t a matter of the restaurant being busy and the servers being overworked. It was quite the opposite actually. The restaurant was half full (due to covid) and most of the servers were just standing around doing nothing.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on January 19, 2021

Thank you so much for bringing your experience to our attention. I am very sorry for the service you were provided. I will do some investigating to see where we went wrong and use this as a coaching moment to better improve our service, overall. I will be thanking Belle for stepping in to take care of your party and salvaging the experience. Please, reach out to Paige or Cheyenne at 859.331.3888 at your earliest convenience so that we can discuss how to make this better for you.

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JrMale2389
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really loved this place and can't wait to get back there. Beers and burgers, how can you go wrong.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on February 21, 2021

Thank you so much, Jr! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner and look forward to your return and earning that 5th star!

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KarenC
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Veterans Day with my husband, VietNam Marine veteran.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on November 15, 2020

Thank you for the 4 stars, Karen! We look forward to earning that 5th, soon, and thank your husband for his service!

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GreggM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and friendly service, assisted in making some suggestion choices

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on November 15, 2020

So happy to hear the service and the food were both great during your experience, Gregg!

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RNPR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their meal. Fries are great. Attentive service.

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Responded on November 15, 2020

Wonderful to hear, RNPR! Thank you for sharing your experience!

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Navy
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

food was really good. social distancing was also good with tables spaced pretty far apart. service was pretty slow and the place in general echo's so it was really loud for as few people that were there. hard to talk to our group.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on November 15, 2020

Thank you for the feedback, Navy. We're happy to see that our precautions don't go unnoticed and appreciate you sharing your experience!

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RebeccaB
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and great food. I highly recommend this place for great beer, burgers, and a good time!

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on November 15, 2020

Thank you so much, Rebecca! Your awesome review is much appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burgers are soo good. I think it’s one of my favorite.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on October 24, 2020

We are so happy that you have chosen us as one of your favorites!

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Ttandy
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Chili and taco salad. Very pleasant waitress

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on October 24, 2020

This is the perfect time of year for our chili! Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you soon, Ttandy!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was very good- food, service, and timeliness. We’ve never had a bad experience here.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell
Responded on October 24, 2020

Thank you so much! Its great to hear that you had a wonderful experience, every time.

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FAQs

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 331-3888.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell is rated 4.7 stars by 258 OpenTable diners.

BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.crgdining.com/Gift-Cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.