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Chez Renée French Bistrot, Milford, OH

Chez Renée French Bistrot

4.4
4.4
309 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 309 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cincinnati

    Notable Wine List

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  1. BB

    BethanyB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  2. 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.
  3. EP

    EllisPartyofTwo2015

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the sea scallop risotto! Absolutely recommend.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 !!!!!!!!!
  6. JH

    JenniferH

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 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.
  7. HE

    HappyEater

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    La fête nationals française!
  8. 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.
  9. 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 !
  10. 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.
  11. 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!!
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. SW

    ShelleyW

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love dinner there. Always have the same server.
  17. 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!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and comfortable atmosphere
  19. 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.

  20. 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.
  21. MS

    MaxS

    Cincinnati

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great menu. Flavorful cuisine. Attentive service
  22. 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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quaint restaurant. The food was very well prepared and presented. The service was exceptional.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. MJ

    MisterJ

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

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

    JamesM

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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.
  29. 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.
  30. m

    mrhodo

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Friendly service with great knowledge of the menu and history. A real great find in Milford Ohio. Excellent wine list.
  31. F

    Fishstix

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Second time eating here and we were disappointed. We had to beef bourguignon and the meat was dry and tough to the point where we couldn't finish the meal. We also had the Waygu burger which was good, but nothing that set it apart from any other burger. Our server seemed disinterested in doing her job which didn't give us a good feeling during our meal. Overall, we're not sure if we will return.
  32. LT

    LaTraviata

    Cincinnati

    236 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    236 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had a great meal. We loved our French onion soups, the cassoulet and the orange duck. Service was bit slow; a function of prime Saturday night time for the kitchen, not service which was extremely attentive. We will go back soon and have no problem ordering the same dishes. Two points of interest: 1) the wine "list" is unique in my experience for a fine dining restaurant in that no makers of any of the wines are listed, only the varietal(s), the geographic source, and a price e.g. Bordeaux, cab. franc. $70. One has to ask to see bottle-by-bottle to choose. 2) the second room can get bit chilly if patrons choose to leave by the near-by Exit. Overall, a fine experience and we plan to return soon.
  33. G

    Griller

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    The food is very good; the service was OK. The biggest drawback is the terrible furniture. Padded benches are used throughout and they are far too deep to sit comfortably at the wobbly table. My wife had to wedge four pillows behind her back to sit at the very small table for two. This isn’t chic or French; it’s cheap and off putting and diminishes a $120- plus dinner.
  34. T

    Tebazile

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I so wanted to love this place. The village of Milford is quaint. A FRENCH bistrot? Yes, please! Could not order from regular menu on Valentine’s Day. Ok no problem the Prix Fix Menu looked decent. Starter was a mini Cheese board. Cute. It was pleasant. Salad—my husband finished his, for me toooo much arugula but the goat cheese was creamy yumminess and the beets were well seasoned. Out came the entree. First of all the food was tepid. The asparagus was overdone and HALF a baked potato? Really. So I had the duck, menu said served medium rare, more like medium well but still tender. Ok. Husband had Salmon in his words worst he ever had, it was “boiled” and served with what looked to be a mire poix—as a side. Weird. Dessert—“Le Royal” aka Trianon. Nope nope nope. Dacquoise was not almond but hazelnut chocolate and HARD as a rock, could not get my fork through it. Mousse and ganache were ok. Coffee was good but again being French i was hoping for at least French press coffee? unh unh. Maybe my expectations were too high having lived in Europe? Honestly I don’t know. I’ll go back to try the regular menu and hope it meets my expectations. Server was great though.
  35. LB

    LindaandBill

    Cincinnati

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food2service4ambience5
    My husband and I had a very nice Valentines Day dinner at Chez Renee. The food and the entire experience were very nice. It was a relaxing, quiet, and delicious way to celebrate the day. Their bar across the hallway is great, too. It's quiet, has music, and the cocktails were great.
  36. M

    Milfordmom2

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Valentine's day dinner was a set menu. Food was good. Service was very good
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Valentines Day special menu. Too many things not right for the price, but with some bright spots. Good salads, starters. No bread. Bad main dishes and sides, not well prepared, did not taste right. (I’ve cooked them myself.) Good Chocolate Royale for dessert. Seating uncomfortable - bench seating too deep. $150 could have been better spent elsewhere.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Was excited to give this place a try but overall was disappointed. So much potential. The flavors in the food were great, loved the mushroom soup, but my shrimp risotto came out somewhat cold and the shrimp tasted over cooked and were a bit chewy. Our waitress told us she was new, so always up for giving some grace there, but she obviously hadn’t taken the time to learn the menu and was very rough in even the normal details like forgetting to give us napkins or silverware and I never gave her feedback on the risotto because by the time she checked back in we were mostly just ready to grab a drink somewhere else due to the overall lack of attention and execution. Two times they were out of something we wanted and the waitress seemed a bit clueless about it. When she came back her suggestions for substitutions were both significant up sales. Ultimately the culmination of everything above took the excitement to try this cute little place and just left disappointed. I should also share that I know many places have been short staffed, and I also always take that into account, but that did not appear to be the issue in this case. For the price point at which dinner fell, it just did not come close to meeting the minimum expectations of other places we’ve visited.
  39. G

    Graves

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The cassoulet was excellent. The appetizer was enjoyable. I enjoyed my beef bourguignonne - just needed to have more veggies.
  40. S

    Snuggy

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent, authentic French. The wine list is French wine and the mark-up is not too high. We took advantage of half-price bottle night to get a nice Burgundy. The atmosphere is laid back and comfortable - like a little French village bistro.

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 309 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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