Chez Renée French Bistrot

4.4
233 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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Buy two glasses of wine or a bottle and get a free appetizer.

we do half price wine bottle (over $60) on tuesday and wednesday

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 233 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
PL
PeterL
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and everything was great. Food was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The whole experience was ruined by having our table flanked too closely by plywood racks wrapped with plastic wrap for “safety.” It was unpleasant, like we were wrapped in a cargo pallet. The same thing could be accomplished by closing every other table. Instead the experience was claustrophobic and the racks gave the restaurant a super tacky appearance. I might be back one day when they remove the barriers. Not before.

K
Kees
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was second time visit. We love this place. I and my daughter love them come back again.?

SW
ShelleyW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful dinner & our server, Maggie, is great

M
Mels
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was average. French onion soup was ok. The blue burger was fair. The creme brûlée was awful. It tasted like eggs with crusty sugar topping.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and food which combined into a great experience. Highly recommend and will return.

o
onthe10brink
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Joined friends for dinner here after reading the many good reviews. As a lactose sufferer, I will confess that a French restaurant was not the best choice for me! Lots of cheese in everything. I had the Wagyu burger and did enjoy it, however! Others in our party enjoyed their meal as well, although my husband would change entrees from the Cordon Bleu to the Beef Bourguignon.

K
Kees
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous place. I'd like to visit again! I recommend this place to my friend, too.

y
vipyumyum
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great

JK
vipJohnK
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time eating at Chez and we will be back! Ate here for dinner on Saturday night and the food was really good. Everything was cooked properly and arrived in a decent time.

DH
vipDouglasH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Just not very good. Need to update the atmosphere and the food was just not very good. Very heavy no very French. Server was great!

JG
vipJGK1
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Food decent. Wine selection good. Mussels need toast points to enjoy broth.
Ambiance is funky.

T
vipTrang
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first time and we were delighted...the mushroom soup is very tasty and just creamy enough...menu is simple...steak and frites was done like in France...good comfort food

D
vipDaddio
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall was ok. Disappointed that some of my favorite French dishes not on menu, e.g. escargot or a white fish in Bette blanc. Soup was a potato/leak and was very good, fritters very good. My seafood casserole was so-so.

DB
DougB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Service was prompt, friendly and informed. Food was phenomenal. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

M
Madimerch
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!!!! This place is so cute and we had the best waitress Maggie. A must try in Milford

CH
vipClaraH
Cincinnati
177 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a neighborhood gem! It was a wonderful spot to celebrate Valentine's. The Prix Fixe menu had outstanding choices and the value was excellent. Will definitely come back.

JW
JimW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining here. Food was fantastic and service was great. Will definitely come back.

l
lorac502
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Unfortunately a host or bus person talked the whole time loudly in the back corner to someone else. We heard everything from political views to shoe show downtown.
This place could be a real gem if they had the crew talk in the kitchen , changed the lighting to be more cozy and had the employees dress in black pants , white shirt and white aprons. Make it a bit more authentic. The street clothes just don’t cut it.
The food was good but a bit on the pricey side since the atmosphere wasn’t right.

S
vipSnuggy
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Large proportions. Great value.

SC
vipSherrieC
Cincinnati
102 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious pumpkin soup. Terrific orange duck. Thanks.

TK
vipTommK
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with friends

S
vipShell
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Nice shrimp meal.

CT
ClaireT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soup is excellent!

b
bonhams
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I took my son to Chez Renee to celebrate his first high school exams being over - particularly French. We drove 45 minutes to go there, in high hopes it would be an 'authentic French experience'. I made a reservation on open table, and indicated we were there for a celebration.
Upon arrival I told them I had a reservation... there was really no need as there were only 2 other tables with people. We elected to sit outside by ourselves, as the inside was full of plastic shower curtains and a little unnerving.
We both tried speaking in French to the waitress, and she said she had no clue what we're saying. It was just hello and thank you.
The food was great, and we'd go back again for the food. Just disappointing in terms of expectation of the cultural experience overall.

SS
SharonS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere!!

MM
vipMollyM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, will definitely be going back again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to come back! Service was fast, and server was very polite. The ambience was very relaxing, and very clean outdoor seating.

V
vipVicki
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the best Cordon Blue we"ve been served at Chez Renee. Kudos to the chef.

P
vipParker
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outside for this reservation. It was a little noisy but mostly pleasant. The goat cheese appetizer was quite good! My only complaint is that they were "out" of two fresh items at 5PM on a Friday (ratatouille and strawberries)!

NR
NeilR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fantastic food, served well. Seafood and crepes are a real specialty. Recommend for date night or to take out the family.

R
shawnR
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting in Old Milford, we sat outside but the inside is very beautiful and has covid separators too! The food and wine was wonderful 👏

s
vipskos
Cincinnati
84 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was a very inconsistent experience. The baked Brie appetizer- delicious, the French onion soup, disappointing as it didn’t have any onions in it. The duck breast was very good, the salmon salad- nothing special, the wine selection good. The service was very friendly, but we often wondered where he was. The inside of the restaurant was charming but musty smelling, the outside was noisy from motorcyclist who like to gather a few doors down although that is not their fault.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. The food was wonderful the service was wonderful and we really enjoyed our evening. We will definitely be back!

T
vipThoroblade
Dublin
69 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time here. Impressed. Excellent friendly service. Interesting menu from burgers to well thought out French entrees. My wife had the Beef Bourgenoin and I had the Chicken Persillade. Both excellent. Very tasty and perfectly prepared . Both came with sides at a very reasonable cost. Well stocked wine list.

M
vipMarc
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything is good and authentic country French. In addition to the entrees, we love the onion soup as a starter and the crepes for dessert.

D
Delicious
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loved the area... quaint old Milford. Very happening scene.
We very much enjoyed our dinner. Food was delicious. Highly recommend the charcuterie board. The Covid 19 restrictions take a little of the ambiance away, but it's completely understood.
We will definitely be going back.

W
vipWest
Cincinnati
63 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful! Wine choice not as good.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Drove by this place many times but never tried. My wife and I have always loved French food, the kids developed a love for it during a trip to a Paris last summer. Made reservation for my family of four last Saturday and ate indoors. While a smaller restaurant they do have barriers up and were careful to seat people appropriately distanced. Server was busy but very attentive. The food was amazing. Not a bite left on anyone’s plate and we even enjoyed Crepes for dessert. My son and I had the duck which was very tender and flavorful, the sauce on the side was delicious. My daughter got the Salmon and loved it, my wife the Chicken Persillade. We also had a great bottle of very reasonably priced Cote Du Rhône. Prices are very reasonable. We enjoyed it so much we went back again last night and will keep coming back. I highly recommend.

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 233 OpenTable diners.

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.