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Coldwater Cafe, Tipp City, OH

Coldwater Cafe

4.9
4.9
2519 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
This restaurant housed in a former bank building in the heart of downtown Tipp City offers quality dining in a small-town setting. The decor is warm and welcoming and is a delight for the senses. The fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere while the full bar allows patrons a relaxing stop while awaiting a fabulous meal. The inviting atmosphere encourages relaxed conversation. You may be surprised to find that a restaurant in such a small town has some rather sophisticated choices on the menu alongside your more normal fare, with entrees such as ostrich being offered. If you are looking for a decadent dessert, look no further than the butter-drenched English Tea Cake! An easy drive from all points in the Dayton area, words cannot do it justice. A visit is a must and will be the first of many.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:15 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:45 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (937) 667-0007

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Katy Evans

  • Catering

    Coldwater has limited its catering to focus on the banquet space upstairs.

  • Private party facilities

    We have two rooms available for private dining, each with its own style and personality. We will work with you to create a personalized dining experience perfect for your event.

  • Private party contact

    Jenny Swigart: (937) 667-0007

  • Neighborhood

    Tipp City

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd and 3rd Streets

  • Parking details

    A newly-designed and landscaped parking lot is in the rear of the building. Street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,519 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Best Overall

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Best Food

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Best Service

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Best Ambiance

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    American

  • Dayton

    Best Overall

  • Dayton

    Best Food

  • Dayton

    Best Service

  • Dayton

    Best Ambiance

  • Dayton

    Best Value

  • Dayton

    Good for business meals

  • Dayton

    Innovative

  • Dayton

    Neighborhood gem

  • Dayton

    Good for special occasions

  • Dayton

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  1. JB

    JudithB

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful everything!
  2. BD

    BandD

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all had delicious dinners, and Kelly was a wonderful server for us. The mushroom soup with especially flavorful as was the crème brûlée.
  3. T

    Trickyday422

    Cincinnati

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food for the vast majority of offerings is excellent. The duck was outstanding last night. I'd prefer on the tuna presentation for the carrot puree to be on the side, not engulfing the entire plate. Don't understand why a wasabi and/or soy option is not available. I've enjoyed tuna throughout the US and this is the only place such an option is not available. The salads are excellent, but why isn't a protein option offered? That would add to the customer's options. The accompaniments are excellent, especially the jasmine rice. I would like it if they were offered as separate sides.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a retirement
  5. DH

    DavidH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food, Service and owner greeted us at our table .
  6. JP

    JeffP

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always as good as it gets! Never a bad move to go to Coldwater Cafe!
  7. TZ

    TeresaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upscale place with super-friendly service! Looking forward to going again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome as usual and be enjoyed the bar area and the wonderful staff.
  9. W

    Wadeknd

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from start to finish. Food was outstanding. Service was on points. We had a great evening.
  10. JR

    JonR

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in the area. Have never had a bad meal.
  11. LS

    LizS

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service at the bar was perfect!
  12. S

    Stevie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, and food was delicious. Would definitely come back
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love this restaurant for either lunch or dinner. Outstanding food, with great ambiance. Soft music with soft conversation from the folks at other tables. The space is a former bank, so some of the seating is in the old vault. Tasteful decorations inside, with some outdoor seating as well, weather permitting. Tipp City is a great little town, with the Coldwater Cafe a real star.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant! The food is always amazing and delicious. Today we were seated in the volt. If you don't know, this restaurant used to be a bank and was converted to a restaurant. Great ambiance. Great service. Wonderful place to meet up with friends.
  15. D

    Diana

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very busy but food and drink were spot on, delicious and presented by a friendly and capable server.
  16. GH

    GarryH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to go for lunch or dinner. Be sure to make reservations. It’s a popular place.
  17. HD

    HDLOhio

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christine was a wonderful server, and the food was delicious
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love this restaurant stumbled upon it seven years ago. I’ve never gotten anything there. That was not excellent. The food is incredible. The weight staff is wonderful. It may seem pricey but you get what you pay for Grace or special occasions they do pull out the red carpet for special occasions highly recommended.
  19. CR

    CurtisR

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was GREAT!! thanks always being consistent.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice waitress and wonderful food as usual
  21. SF

    ScottF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very comfortable atmosphere with a great menu and wine list. The Filet was excellent and some nice healthy choices for sides. wonderful desert list as well. We will be back.
  22. R

    Rick

    Cincinnati

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all the way round. Great food, my date had the quiche and I the turkey panini. Super service and great eating in the old bank vault. Never a bad time at Coldwater Cafe.
  23. PF

    PamF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. My favorite restaurant.
  24. HD

    HDLOhio

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve never had a bad meal here, and the servers are top notch!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating at the bar is a wonderful experience. John, the bartender, is funny and very engaging! Conversations with fellow diners is just a great way to enjoy dinner. Highly recommend!!
  26. BB

    BrianB

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 2nd time here. First time was great, this time was even better Excellent food all around. Our party had 6 different entrees and they were all excellent. Great service. Overall a great experience
  27. MH

    MarkH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This was our first time for dinner at Coldwater Cafe. Overall, it was excellent - a fine place for special occasions and dining! We both ordered different salads that were fresh and satisfying. My wedge salad was fantastic! My wife thoroughly enjoyed the subtle flavors of her Ahi Tuna, while I flipped over the bolder taste of the Prime Pork Ribeye. It absolutely melted in my mouth. The restaurant was busy on a Saturday night but not too noisy at all. Our server was excellent and timed her service well. The only negative was that we were charged for a Lobster Crabcake appetizer that we initially talked about but did not ultimately order. However, we had a large gift card to spend so the extra $13 was not caught until later. It did not diminish our wonderful experience.
  28. AM

    Air4sMan

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit did not disappoint. My wife and I arrived for our dinner reservation and were promptly seated. Brandon did an excellent job as our server. The duck and salmon were delicious. We’ll be back again.
  29. S

    Skippy

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food was OUTSTANDING! My friends and I WILL be back to enjoy your restaurant again soon!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Always a nice experience here. Zack was a great waiter. Filet Mignon was good, but I’ve had more tender elsewhere. Also, the accompaniments, (potatoes, etc) were lukewarm. Dessert was fantastic, as always.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was amazing, our wait staff was very attentive, and the hostess treated us with a friendly smile even though we were running a little late. Will definitely go back for date night again
  32. TJ

    TroyJ

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant and their staff always deliver an amazing experience. Thank you cold water!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food… great. Server… fantastic. Arrival… meh. Reservations were for 8:30pm. Arrived around 8:20pm and checked in. 8:30 came and went. Waiting. Another party of two came in around 8:40pm. We both waited. 9:00pm - second party of two was seated. I checked back in… was told “10 more minutes. No one is leaving.” We 9:10pm - seated (finally) to an open table. No one had left. I understand being busy… just tell the truth. We were forgotten. Second party of two were seated ahead of us. No one left, but a table becomes available? Tell the truth. Service industry has its challenges. Telling the truth goes a long way. Confusion at the host desk, and lack of communication resulted in my party being forgotten. I get it. We’ll be back.
  34. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always wonderful; each bite is perfectly seasoned
  35. PH

    PamH

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely restaurant with good food and exceptional service!
  36. SH

    SteveH

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go to place for exceptional food and wine. NYE night we had the pleasure of having Zach for our server. He did a fantastic job caring for all of our dining needs. The entire staff at Coldwater work together like a fine symphony to provide a wonderful dining experience for each customer.
  37. JH

    JanieH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our absolute favorite restaurants!! The food is always excellent and our waiter made the experience even better!! You won't be disappointed if you visit Coldwater Café!!
  38. t

    traveler

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated New Year’s. Great experience!!
  39. s

    susans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great meal , definitely pricey ! Bartender when we first walked up to the bar could have been friendlier , he was quick to let us know he was busy but would serve us soon - another gal finally stepped in and took our drink order . She was very nice . There aren’t any other customers, he was cleaning up mess from earlier he said . Which is fine , but be nice about it instead of acting like we bothered them !
  40. BB

    BikingBaker

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual!! Our friend declared the fillet mignon the best he had ever had! Everything else was delicious and service was great! Do you know what they’re doing and then you do it so well!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Coldwater Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (937) 667-0007.

Coldwater Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 2519 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 32 times today
Google Map for Coldwater Cafe

19 E Main Street, Tipp City, OH 45371

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd and 3rd Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Tipp City

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:15 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:45 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    A newly-designed and landscaped parking lot is in the rear of the building. Street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Katy Evans

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (937) 667-0007

  • Catering

    Coldwater has limited its catering to focus on the banquet space upstairs.

  • Private party facilities

    We have two rooms available for private dining, each with its own style and personality. We will work with you to create a personalized dining experience perfect for your event.

  • Private party contact

    Jenny Swigart: (937) 667-0007

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