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Dear Restaurant & Butchery | Dine-In, Carryout & Delivery | Hyde Park, Cincinnati, OH

Dear Restaurant & Butchery | Dine-In, Carryout & Delivery | Hyde Park

4.4
4.4
355 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Dear is a working butchery and restaurant located in the heart of Hyde Park Square. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Brian Young, we serve seasonal dishes using fresh local ingredients. We also offer an abundant wine list with pairings curated by Advanced Sommelier Austin Heidt and an extensive cocktail program. Come enjoy the Dear experience in the early 20th century bank vault, the scenic mezzanine, or the relaxed patio; Whatever the occasion you're always invited!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 321-2710

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brian Young

  • Catering

    Available upon request, please contact info@dear-restaurant.com

  • Private party facilities

    For private event inquiries contact info@dear-restaurant.com

  • Neighborhood

    Hyde Park

  • Parking details

    Street parking and public lots available nearby

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 355 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Notable Wine List

  • Cincinnati

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cincinnati

    Notable Wine List

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  1. j

    jwalkermobile

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful , friendly, restaurant with excellent menu, wine list, and service. One of the best in Cincinnati!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Sunday brunch and it was great! Very fresh & inventive options. Service was great and the owner came over and introduced himself. Will def be back for dinner!
  3. MM

    MichelleM

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Going to Dear is always a wonderful experience! Our group of four had an amazing dinner together. I am always so impressed by the attentiveness of the waitstaff and their knowledge of the menu. The timing of each course is perfect and the portions are perfect for sharing with a group (with leftovers!). The salmon was so delicious. Standout sides were the fried mushrooms, buttery rolls, and the cassoulet. I hope they bring back the lobster roll and the polenta with miso gravy for the winter!
  4. R

    Russ

    Cincinnati

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate on the upstairs terrace, very pleasant summer night dining. The food was extremely good. They’ve definitely upped their game since it’s original opening. Service was on point, very pleasant and not intrusive. Overall very much worth repeat visits.
  5. KQ

    KarlQ

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, great drinks, quiet atmosphere unlike so many restaurants these days! Can’t wait to come back
  6. DM

    DavidM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Baddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. MW

    MariaW

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Glorious brunch experience!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Great location, decor and ambiance. Service from Amanda was stellar!
  9. j

    jwalkermobile

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really a fantastic menu. Friendly service, nice ambiance and decor.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Stunning space and excellent service! Look forward to coming back.
  11. A

    Anonfoodie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    I wanted to like this place so badly, but it was a poor experience pretty much across the board. The service was so slow. It took 25 min to get water, and it didn’t improve from there. Our cocktails took 50 min to arrive and weren’t very good. From there we decided to order a bottle of wine instead of trying several glasses because we were concerned about timing. The wine came halfway through our meal, was decanted and left on a center table in the dining room. After multiple attempts to get a server to bring it to our table we started refilling our glasses ourselves. The food was good, not worth the wait. The wine list was insanely expensive. If you wanted a cab, good luck finding one under $350. I’m not exaggerating. I was so disappointed I texted a couple of foodie friends after and they said their experiences were comparable. Would not go back.
  12. A

    Alex

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Ben was incredible. We made notes about the occasion beforehand and he read them all and congratulated us. The bartender made incredible mocktails for my pregnant wife, which she loved. For the price, I had high expectations and they were exceeded.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Outdoor patio service was poor for the quality of restaurant and price we paid for food. Long delays before coming to our table and what appeared to be communication issues between bartender and waiter.
  14. SH

    SamerH

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had heard a lot of buzz from fellow residents around Hyde Park regarding Dear.So we decided to check it out. on the plus side, the ambience is excellent. They have really done a nice job updating the decor. We know the restaurant well from its previous iteration. This is definitely an upgrade. Some of the food was also wonderfully prepared. The steaks were impressive. Very tasty very lean and cooked exactly to the right temperature. We also enjoyed the tomato and peach salad and the charcuterie board. On the other hand, prices were really steep even for an upscale restaurant. In addition there was a little bit of haughtiness to the staff. The restaurant hasn’t been open enough for them to earn it in my opinion. Especially pricey where the wine selections. These appeared to be at north of three times wholesale which is ridiculous. They were also very few mid range selections. I may come back for the steaks. But I think there are better options around town.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good atmosphere but very expensive
  16. MM

    MichaelM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was in town to celebrate our Daughter’s & Son-in-Law’s birthdays. Sat outside on the upstairs patio and was thoroughly entertained by the live music. Food, wine and service was outstanding. Easily our favorite place for dinner in Cincinnati.
  17. f

    foodie

    Cincinnati

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I enjoyed the brunch ok. However I prefer the dinner experience.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time is better than the last. Wine recommendations have never let me down. Gazpacho is like none I’ve ever had. I will cry when it leaves the menu
  19. J

    Jake

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everytime we go they outdo themselves.. the Service, attention to detail, is spot on. Fine dining without any snobbery.. the beverage program is steller especially the Wine list: is worldly & robust. the cocktail's change & a new favorite is discovered with every visit. BUT the food, Is out of this world.. the cured meats and cheese spread is inventive but still delivers elevated classics.. The oysters as always fresh, as fresh as the accompanying garnishes. Pastas are fresh and transportive. they will make you want to revisit to try them all.
  20. CZ

    ClarissaZ

    Indiana

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    an amazing experience with amazing food and service!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Food and service were very good. However, the price for food and cocktails were somewhat over priced.
  22. l

    love2eatout

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous. Again. The charcuterie board was paired with the amazing biscuits of Caitlin MacEachen Steininger who also stopped by with hugs and her beautiful smile. Props also to chefs Brian Young and Kevin Ashworth for the constantly creative menu. Every dish is so thoughtful and delicious. My wife’s salmon was the finest preparation either of us had ever eaten, and she has had salmon about 700 times. LOL. My cottage ham dinner elevated that cut to as fine a meal as any piece of pork. Somehow Dear marries fine dining, modern cooking and comfort food perfectly. There is no restaurant in Cincinnati like it.
  23. A

    Anonymous

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    I anticipated more meat selections on the menu. The recommended items were chicken and salmon which was interesting. I had high hopes for this, but it fell flat, especially for the price. It was oddly quiet in the restaurant too - no music, no conversations even though it was pretty busy there. Wine by the glass left a little to be desired as well.
  24. AS

    AmyS

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Came here for dinner with colleagues with very high hopes as Dear came highly recommended. The service was painfully slow, even for a Tuesday evening, and seemed like all the tables around us received their orders and attention in general before we did, despite them arriving later well after we did. The food itself was mediocre to borderline just bad - not only did we get incorrect items on our charcuterie board, but we had steaks that were incredibly salty. For being a butcher and a renowned steak restaurant, the steak was terrible. Everyone’s steak at the table was also over cooked. I definitely will avoid this place, and I was embarrassed I even suggested it to my colleagues in the first place.
  25. j

    jwalkermobile

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite spots in Cincinnati. Food so worthy of a special occasion restaurant, pricing for every day dining!
  26. KC

    KateC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I shared a beautiful dinner with a couple friends. We ordered several things off the menu to share that were delicious. Do yourself a favor and order the fried potatoes!
  27. BW

    BWade

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were coming from out of town to friends we hadn’t seen in a few years. Amber our server was phenomenal!!! She was extremely professional and also very personable. She had expert knowledge of the menu and pointed us in the right direction as everything on the menu sounded amazing! We had a mixed charcuterie, fried squash blossoms with in-house smoked salmon, the gazpacho (cucumber and tomato), peach and tomato salad, country ham, spring pea pasta, and a side of the squash. Everything was amazing!!! The country ham was unlike anything else I’ve ever had and the pasta was absolutely delightful! I can’t wait to visit Cinci again during a different season and try the menu then! This restaurant is a gem for the city and makes for a great experience no matter the occasion!!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had in Cincinnati. Came here for my husband’s 32nd birthday & we had so much fun with our group of 4. Trying different foods and sharing all of our plates family style. Highly recommend! Absolutely loved it. Ordered the Foie Gras, ((it came out jiggling!)), and tasted absolutely delicious! We had such a great time! Thank you Dear, we will be back! :) *no photos of - Gazpacho, Met Bangers & Mash, Roasted Chicken Cushion
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the atmosphere. We actually ate in a bank vault. Very cool. Menu was awesome. Fresh, local ingredients. Our server was very knowledgeable and accommodating
  30. SO

    SeanO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was top notch. Prices will leave you wondering what you were paying for...I'd go again, but not frequently.
  31. AF

    AndrewF

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Safia was excellent. Very knowledgeable with food and exceptional service. Dear has a very special thing going on, and is highly recommended.
  32. F

    Foodiefam

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A triumph in every way. I just love the ambiance, decor and of course the food is amazing. The attention to detail makes the dining experience so lovely. Safia was our server and she was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back. (Pancakes….so yum!)
  33. A

    Awesomemeal

    Cincinnati

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular meal! They had no problem accommodating my wife who is a plant based vegan. Excellent service by Paul and great somm selection to pair with my meal. Austin Heidt has created a special restaurant. We will return.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Pretentious. Overpriced. Mediocre. Even the drinks were bad.
  35. a

    abwf

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant staff was excellent; friendly and helpful. Service timing was perfect, and every bite was delicious from starters through to dessert. Plus it’s just a gorgeous space, which makes the experience all the more fun. Highly recommend, and will definitely be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and atmosphere! Good food- all the meats were fabulous
  37. PR

    PhiREflY

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was wonderful! Everyone was attentive and took great care of us.
  38. SW

    SayWen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The experience was "just okay." Servers, bartenders, managers tried hard to deliver great service, but the restaurant seemed to be short staffed—which challenged service delivery and speed of getting meals out of the kitchen to the table. Ordered a steak medium rare, it arrived rare. There were other similar errors throughout the evening... Do they deserve a second chance? Probably. It could have been just a bad night.
  39. JC

    JonC

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We were very excited to eat at Dear, based off a reco from a close friend. I was disappointed by the service/cost ratio. We paid upwards of $250 for the meal, but our second and main courses both were barely room temperature and clearly had been under the lamp for a significant amount of time (the spring carbonara was a giant glob of pasta and sauce with the 'freshly' shredded parmesean completely melted from the lamp, and my medium filet which was very tender was cool to the touch.) The overall quality of the food coming from the kitchen was clearly high, but the service completely let us down-especially for the price. They made early attempts to make the night (anniversary celebration) special, with a small pour of house wine, but things generally went downhill from there. If you are going to give Dear a shot, try to find a time when they aren't busy, so you can maximize the service and attention and get what you're paying for.
  40. KE

    KatieE

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My mom and I were watching the Kentucky season of Top Chef and had to come try the restaurant! The meal was EXCEPTIONAL. Two people in our party said it was the best meal they had in years! Service was a little slow but our waiter was hustling and we enjoyed the relaxing pace. We will be coming back for sure!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Dear Restaurant & Butchery | Dine-In, Carryout & Delivery | Hyde Park offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 321-2710.

Dear Restaurant & Butchery | Dine-In, Carryout & Delivery | Hyde Park is rated 4.4 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Dear Restaurant & Butchery | Dine-In, Carryout & Delivery | Hyde Park

2710 Erie Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208-2104

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hyde Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking and public lots available nearby

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Young

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 321-2710

  • Catering

    Available upon request, please contact info@dear-restaurant.com

  • Private party facilities

    For private event inquiries contact info@dear-restaurant.com

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