Chez Renée French Bistrot

4.5
244 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 244 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipanthonys
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cute little French bistro in the middle of the Midwest. Food and ambiance fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. The food was overall very good, but I found my salmon to be slightly overcooked.

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LindaV
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and attentive service.
No problem with adjusting entree for dietary need!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wedding anniversary. Renee greeted us and waited on us. Service and food excellent. Mushroom soup was fabulous.

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LoriN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good but the seating so close to other parties it was hard to not hear their conversations. No mixed drinks yet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Saturday eve date night!

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Linda1022
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my friend here for lunch for her birthday. We ordered iced teas and it took a bit but it was because the waitress said they were brewing it fresh. It was good. We both ordered the croque madame and a side of fries. They have both shoestring and fatter fries which we got. Wow, talk about a huge sandwich! It was so big we had to take half home. It was amazing. I want to try the French onion soup next trip. I would recommend this place.

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vipRaphF
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravo! Wonderful authentic French dining experience. Salmon was cooked perfectly and sauce was perfect. Chocolate mouse is a must for dessert! Will be back!

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vipthefoxes
Cincinnati
76 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first visit and it won’t be our last! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and found many interesting dishes on the menu to try next time!

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vipsarap
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Servers tried vey hard , were friendly & accommodating & were apologetic re delays. ...but at the restaurant's busiest time, there were not enough servers so wait times were long.

Biggest issue was that owners were requested to come to our table twice, both times late in the evening when the restaurant was clearing out. Neither ever appeared much to our disappointment. (No reason given.)

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LaneyB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Mother’s Day lunch

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PeterL
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
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.

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Kees
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ShelleyW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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vipyumyum
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great

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vipJohnK
Cincinnati
19 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.

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vipDouglasH
Cincinnati
4 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!

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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.

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Trang
Cincinnati
35 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

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vipDaddio
Cincinnati
20 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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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vipSnuggy
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Large proportions. Great value.

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vipSherrieC
Cincinnati
104 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious pumpkin soup. Terrific orange duck. Thanks.

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vipTommK
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with friends

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vipShell
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Nice shrimp meal.

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

Soup is excellent!

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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.

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SharonS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere!!

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vipMollyM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, will definitely be going back again!

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

Great food, great service!

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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.

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 4.5 stars by 244 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.