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Chez Renée French Bistrot, Milford, OH

Chez Renée French Bistrot

4.4
4.4
320 Reviews
$30 and under
French
AUTHENTIC CASUAL FRENCH BISTROT,
We are really French, in Cincinnati USA since december 2016, to provide family french cooking in a casual french bistrot style, 
Seasonal and local food are using as much as possible, no cooking artifacts or artificials food, only natural food, scratch cooking is our priority, even if it take more time to serve our customers.
A place to go, not only for special occasion... just come in get Lunch and Dinner...
we simply want you to enjoy your experience...

We have a Happy Hour Wednesday and Thursday
check our website www.ChezReneeFrenchBistrot.com

A bientôt

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Traditional French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 248-0454

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Laurent Degois

  • Private party facilities

    Private event in our cozy Bar Space feet up to 40 people

  • Neighborhood

    Milford

  • Cross street

    Locust St. old milford main street

  • Parking details

    lot a parking in the street and around

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 320 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Romantic

  • Cincinnati

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was great. Started with the apple & manchango
  2. BG

    BonnieG

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience2
    Chez Renee was a very pleasant surprise. The food was excellent. The portions were a nice size. The salads were fresh with delicious home grown tomatoes. The restaurant was quiet, ( a very nice change) we were able to talk. The dessert of Chocolate Mousse was EXCELLENT. We are going back soon. You should try it!
  3. SW

    ShelleyW

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. Great ambience. One of our favs. Will probably be there in 2 weeks
  4. IK

    In2itvKPK

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing approachable French cuisine. I am a highly critical of everything person. However, as much as I tried, I had NO complaints at all. Such good food at a very good value. Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Love, Love, Love!!
  5. d

    downtowndiners2

    Cincinnati

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The bread was good. We had the pork chop and salmon. They were both very good. The cauliflower and mushrooms I wouldn’t get again. We would definitely go back. It was our first time and not our last.
  6. MW

    MaryW

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The restaurant was very short staffed but our server was lovely, trying to make the best of it while she juggled several tables. The flowers on the neglected patio were nearly dead and that should have been a warning sign of what was to come. The red wine was pre-poured in small decanters and refrigerated, way too cold to enjoy. The mushroom soup was tasty but the goat cheese toasts were very dry. My duck was gray in color and relatively tasteless. It looked like it came out of a frozen meal. My husband’s risotto was more like white rice, not Arborio rice and his shrimp was quite bland. We gave up after a few bites. Really disappointing and hard to see how they will stay in business.

    Chez Renée French BistrotResponded on September 14, 2022sorry for your bad experience behind each business, stand humans, your review hurt a lot the small team we were this night. As you are not considering supporting our business, we are donating all your bill for the BREAST CANCER research, which mean a lot for us during this time.

  7. SS

    SharonS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service!
  8. O

    Orcas

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good solids bistro food Charcuterie was excellent Nice wine list Young server was ok We will return when in town in the future
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicioso todo! El pato a la naranja es espectacular y la burger con goat cheese es divina.
  10. KW

    KarenW

    New Orleans

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice dining experience, great food and serve service.
  11. KW

    KimW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorites and our go-to restaurant for comfort food, great wine and just a comfortable night out! Not pretentious at all -- just an intimate restaurant with a diverse, delicious menu. The Cream of Mushroom soup is phenomenal but you really can't go wrong with anything. I've tried a lot of the items -- the duck is wonderful, steak and frites are great but my go-to is the Brie Burger. They also offer a nice Beaujolais, which is always a rare find -- we get a bottle every time we go. Their Strawberry-Mint martini is also spectacular. Servers are fantastic, especially Maggie!
  12. BB

    BethanyB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a little French gem!! I felt like I was in a hidden spot in Paris. Food is rich and authentic. Service is just right. Great for girls outing and romantic occasions.
  13. R

    Russ

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is superb, French country style, nicely presented. Price point is perfect for this type of restaurant. The ambiance is okay but could use some freshening. The teal theme is interesting but there’s a lot of it. The outdoor window boxes have tall grass in them that look a bit out of place. Some flowers and color would be a better choice and more inviting. This is a really good place to eat. The surroundings are okay but not up to the same level as the food. We’ve been back multiple times because the food is so good.
  14. EP

    EllisPartyofTwo2015

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the sea scallop risotto! Absolutely recommend.
  15. CD

    CasualDiner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    First, the waiter was average at best. He did not offer us specials until we asked and my wife only got the information on the soup that she ended up having because she overheard the other waiter telling his table about it. He also incorrectly told me that the bar did not have blue-cheese stuffed olives. As such, I ordered a vodka martini, straight up with a twist. When the drinks came, I was presented with a french martini by the bartender who quickly realized that my drink was wrong by my look. I then asked her if they had blue cheese stuffed olives and she said yes. She then made me two well constructed martinis, even asking my my preference for vermouth. She was the best part of the night and we tipped her cash on the way out. The appetizers were really good (potato leek soup and goat cheese toast - highly recommend the goat cheese toast), but the entrees were again, average at best. My wife got the scallop risotto which was okay, the scallops were overcooked. I got the ribeye with potatos au gratin. The steak was cooked medium, but without a good crust. Need to turn up the heat. The potatoes au gratin were sliced way too thick, had not cooked long enough to absorb any of the flavor, and the flavor was limited. It seemed like the sliced up a cooked potato, put cream and cheese over it and threw it in the broiler. Dessert was a chocolate mousse that tasted like brownie batter, with a less grainy texture. Not worth the price.
  16. B

    Barbara

    Cincinnati

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food at a fair price. Have been here many times. Can't be beat !!!!!!!!!
  17. JH

    JenniferH

    Hawaii

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We have been here a few times for dinner and enjoyed our food and experience. This time was not the case. The Brie appetizer was super small with a few pieces of toast and recommended for 4 of us. The beet salad was very good. Our dinners were average especially for the price. Hopefully it was just a bad night because it is a really cute place and the owners are very nice people. It is located on Main Street in Milford so it is fun to dine here and walk around the town.
  18. HE

    HappyEater

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    La fête nationals française!
  19. BC

    BalaC

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was bland and had no flavor. They were short staffed so the service was very slow. Poor presentation of food. Salmon was on the dry side. Risotto was not bad.
  20. LL

    LoveLosanti

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Hard to find authentic French food in this area, but this place has it. Many traditional French bistro dishes and the ones we tried were delicious. It’s a cozy spot with indoor and outdoor seating and a full bar. The menu is extensive and the mushroom soup is worth the trip !
  21. a

    anthonys

    Cincinnati

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a cute little downtown Milford treasure. One of our date night favorites for great ambience, food and service.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like French food - this is the cutest place! It’s like stepping into a little cafe in Paris. The food portions are small compared to the American standard- but they are perfect and we could learn a thing or two from the French. Risotto, Duck and beef were amazing!!
  23. I

    Ingridv

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly staff and nice location in the middle of downtown Milford. Food was very good - casual French food and burgers for those who want more American. The food prices were very reasonable. The only negative was $15 for the cheapest glass of Chardonnay (that wasn’t even that impressive). However strongly suggest you give this restaurant a try.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    First time trying this place and it was a hit for all 6 of us plus our almost 2 year old. There isn't a kids menu but they had highchairs and we weren't made uncomfortable for the only ones having a kiddo there. Our tables favorite dishes were the scallop risotto and cordon Blu
  25. D

    Dcoff

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Chez Renee is an outstanding French Bistrot. For food on your plate you can't beat it. It is a small, quiet, peaceful place with extremely well prepared French-type meals that are reasonbly priced. It is my wife's and my once a month go to place.
  26. n

    nonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Spouse and I both had a leek soup with goat cheese and beef bourguignon - excellent! My ratatouille was beyond wonderful - had to stop short of licking the dish. Chocolate mousse and crepe with chocolate and pear was the perfect ending. This was our first time there, and we can't wait to go back.
  27. SW

    ShelleyW

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love dinner there. Always have the same server.
  28. IF

    IrinaF

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Charming spot, fantastic service, delicious food, perfect for a quiet meal. Will definitely come back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and comfortable atmosphere
  30. G

    Gouter

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Disappointed the "French" selections, eg, no snails, no mussels. The food was tepid.

    Chez Renée French BistrotResponded on May 5, 2022Hi, sorry we did not fit your expectation we DO have mussels, but we were sold out on saturday, we only carry fresh mussels and mussels orders were this week. we would love to carry snails but can t find fresh one here.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite places. It is small and quaint. The patio is great during the warmer months. The French Martini is awesome. I have had the duck, cassoulet, and the swordfish. Really great place if you like or want to try French food! The staff is also amazing.
  32. MS

    MaxS

    Cincinnati

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great menu. Flavorful cuisine. Attentive service
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food. Great service. Definitely a neighborhood gem. Honestly we didn’t have one bad bite of food.
  34. MS

    MonetS

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quaint restaurant. The food was very well prepared and presented. The service was exceptional.
  35. A

    Acorn

    Grand Rapids

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Duck Ala orange sauce too watery and the seafood augration had way too much cheese on it.
  36. AN

    ANonniMuss

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want a quiet dining experience with excellent food and service, this is your place.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the lovely bar area where they were bustling but still had great service and great ambience. The food was absolutely wonderful and we will be back.
  38. MJ

    MisterJ

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Ok, but wouldn’t go again.
  39. JM

    JamesM

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite 'go-to' spots. The team is great and the authentic French cooking is a rarity in Cincinnati. They have recently added a few items to the menu which we appreciate such as dinner salads (not really authentic French, but great). And, save room for the crepes or chocolate mousse.
  40. J

    Jean

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great dinner! Great atmosphere. Really came for the music in the bistro, but our dinner was spectacular.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chez Renée French Bistrot using the Order Online button. Chez Renée French Bistrot also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 248-0454.

Chez Renée French Bistrot is rated 4.4 stars by 320 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 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Chez Renée French Bistrot

233 Main St, Milford, OH 45150

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Locust St. old milford main street

  • Neighborhood

    Milford

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Traditional French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    lot a parking in the street and around

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Laurent Degois

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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