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Cinder

4.3
56 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
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Rittenhouse cider/sour bar and artisanal pizza kitchen features ciders and wild ales on the 32 taps and 70+ bottles.

Pizzas, mussels, salads and small plates in the open kitchen focusing on local ingredients. Creative and classical toppings that are prepared in a custom-built wood-fired pizza oven. Beer is poured from our full custom design system housed in copper pipes.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Brewery
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Hours of operation
Daily 12:00 pm–2:00 am
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(267) 761-5582
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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What 56 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As I was preparing this review I got a nasty gram from Open Table that I had blown off my reservation so obviously everything that follows is in my imagination (including my credit card bill?????) since the restaurant thought I had not shown up. That's a shame since we had a great meal, Kiera was a great server and the tap list was awesome. They even got us in and out to make a show around the corner. So other than their reservation system (or its input "device") it was a great experience. The high point other than the myriad of taps (both beer and cider) were the excellent jams served with the charcuterie and our dessert cake.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great cider, pizza and service. So loud I couldn’t hear my the person across the table from me.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food is great and there is an excellent selection of ciders - try the "full flight".

The service, however was awful. The server brought all the plates at the same time, and was never seen again. No water refills, not one drop by to check on us. I had to walk to the bar where she was hanging out to ask for a check. Then I had to walk back to the bar again several minutes later to pay for the check. Ridiculous....

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Took the in-laws before the ballet at AOM. During happy hour, so noise level was expected. Pizza was great. Will dine here again.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great experience

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great server Kyra!
Great cider flight, well-priced.
Nice cocktails.
Pizza good, not great.
Terrible fish and chips. The batter was great, the fish so tough it was very bad.
Nice steak.
Loud bar.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We had some time before a show and stopped in for a quick bite. The French Brute Cider, the Cider Fries, and Roasted Brussels were all fantastic! Best food we’ve had out in a long time.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

very happy with the Denver Pizza, Chicken & Waffles, and Cinder specials.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I was very disappointed with the service at Cinder. We went to this restaurant for my best friends birthday and the experience we had was extremely disappointing. Not one of our courses came out at the same time so we were all eating at different times. The server was also very rude. And I called ahead of time to tell them to put a candle on her dessert and they did not do that either. Very disappointing.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Stopped in for Restaurant Week and were not disappointed. The menu had four courses and they were all regular full size portions of items on their usual dinner menu. We tried to hush puppies, brussel sprouts (AMAZING), cheese, mussels (HUGE portion), scallops, pizza, and desserts. Will definitely be back for those brussels and make sure to pass along the good word.

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3.0Dined on January 24, 2018

My sister and I went for restaurant week and most of the dishes we ordered were VERY salty. The taste was fine, unfortunately the salt was over-powering. We both needed to chug a lot of water later that night!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Delicious Food. Nice presentation. Great choices for beer and wine. Came for restaurant week. Great find!

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3.0Dined on January 17, 2018

We went for restaurant week and the food was good but service was rushed. Plates were coming out really fast. Otherwise nice place for a casual meal

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Food was meh- but drinks were good and we had a good time

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3.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Although I went there for restaurant week, which is my own mistake, it left a lot to be desired. First course was good, fries and brussels. Charcuterie, I would pass on, cheese was good. Pizzas were bland. We got the sausage, truffle mushroom, and brussel/potato. Sauce on the sausage tasted like it was straight from a can, truffle was barely there and tasted like an alfredo sauce pizza with lackluster mushrooms, brussel and potato was fine but let's be serious bacon makes anything good. Desserts, at least on the restaurant week menu, were probably the worst part. All in all, it was fine, but didn't make me want to go running back.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Service was great and so was food!

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Cool atmosphere, went with girlfriends and plates were good to share! Prices were reasonable. It was tasty and a bit salty. Music didn't match the place.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We went for restaurant week and it was better than I expected for a bar. The drinks, food and service were all great. The portions were more than enough for the cost and there was lots of variety. It was a very good night.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Brunch was very good. Seating was a bit uncomfortable. Not cramped but small

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3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Good beer and drink selection. Smaller food selection. Pizzas looked good

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

We went for dinner before a friends surprise party and the waitress was very polite and understanding of the situation. The mussels were phenomenal and the cider and beer list were also very good. I will be returning to cider very soon!

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Pizzas are amazing, service is good. Biggest complaint is that it seems to be getting louder every time we get there.

*i love the drink selection there but my partner, who is a bit more traditional, sometimes scoffs at the beer/cider list. That being said he always ends up loving everything he tries.

Flights are a great choice!

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Went here for brunch and it was great! Awesome beers and food. definitely worth trying!

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Place was totally empty at noon on a Friday in December. 5 of us dined. Food came out very staggered, which was not pleasant. Some waited way too long to receive their meal. Food was good when it finally came out. Love sours, so I’m happy this place exists.

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2017

The atmosphere is great! Beautiful wooden tables, steal beams, interesting lighting, open kitchen, mosaic bar! Very clean but exciting look. The food was also delicious. Went for brunch and got the waffle. It was crispy and absolutely delicious. Fiance got the breakfast pizza - ratio of toppings was great and I loved the pizza sauce. Their beer and cider list is unique in offering local and hard to find beers and cider. My only complaint would be the timing and pacing of food. My entree came out a solid 5 minutes before my fiances - I didn't want to be done before him, but I also didnt want mine to get cold. Likewise, I noticed the people next to us also got their food at all different times and seemed to also grapple with the dilemma. Overall though, I would definitely recommend and will absolutely be going back to try the rest of the menu!

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2.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Cinder has an amazing beer selection, but the prices are outrageous! $ 8-24 for a beer is just nuts. And the food was bland, pizza was expensive and had almost no flavor. But the worst part was the noise level, I walked out with a headache. I definitely won’t be coming here again.

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Flights of beer and cider were great. Wide variety and a decent price. Device was a little distracted even though the place was not full at 7pm on a Saturday night. Pizza was warm, not bubbly hot, when it was placed on the table. Crust was thinking but chewy, not crisp, as one might expect for a thinner crust-style.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Cinder's brunch was amazing! The food was so good. I highly recommend the Cinder omelette, Margarita pizza and pepper vodka Bloody Mary. The atmosphere is very laid back and nice and the service was great. You cannot go wrong with Cinder.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Was a little disappointed that they were out of the pizza I wanted but overall had good service. Hostess was very friendly.

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3.0Dined on October 26, 2017

The gastropub didn’t meet expectations based on other reviews. The atmosphere was so so. The mussels in cider were good, but not great, although definitely better than the mussels with chorizo. The margherita pizza was ok, but needed a bit more seasoning and should have been baked a little longer. Overall, not the great Pizza and tapas we were expected. Service was ok, not extremely professional.

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2017

The food and drinks were very good and rather cheap for being in the area it is. Unfortunately, it was so loud that we were not able to have any conversation. If something needed to be said it had to be yelled which just increased the noise level.

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4.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Love the food, love the look, but really really needs some sound dampening. Dont try to have a conversation.
The "flights" are a great experience.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Would definitely recommend Cinder and will return. Entire wait staff was friendly and helpful. Menu had a good variety, prices were reasonable, and had good portions. We had mussels and pizza. All good. I’m not a beer or cider connoisseur but apparently they are known for their ciders. Our son had a flight and we all enjoyed trying the variety. Give it a try!

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4.0Dined on October 16, 2017

Great service! Food was creative, yet still publican. Outstanding cider and beer list! Less noisy than I thought it would be (but it was early on a Monday evening).

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4.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything was good! No complaints. Will definitely go back. Would be even more awesome if they offered flights of the beer/cider. Since they are uncommon types and styles, would be great to sample several.

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2017

This was my second time at Cinder, and ... so far, so good! The pizzas are very good, with a tasty crust and quality ingredients. The house-pickled, breaded and fried jalapeno poppers are pretty outstanding!

The only detractor for my group was the noise level - it is quite energetic in the dining room during prime hours, and it can be very difficult to hear people sitting across from you.

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

Pizza was great

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3.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Ambiance is nice (industrial rustic), though dark, and a bit loud/echo-y due to the concrete-poured floors and stark tables and walls. Don't love high-top seating. Service was accommodating. Burger was on the edge of good with slightly burned exterior, giving occasional burned flavor to the experience. Loaded fries were good, though rather blah on their own (i.e., not that crispy, not seasoned).

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2017

I put a high noise level, but that's because of a couple tables that happened to be having an exceptionally great time. Otherwise the wait staff are incredibly courteous, the food is so delicious, and the decor is beautiful.

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2.0Dined on September 17, 2017

I was excited to try the ciders, sours, and pizza, so I was a bit disappointed when there weren't that many sours, and the kitchen had run out of pizza. The food otherwise was nothing remarkable...it certainly wasn't bad, but it really didn't stand out. The courses were brought out uncomfortably quickly, as if we were being rushed out. Based on this experience, I probably won't go back.

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