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

4.4
4.4
331 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • New Years Eve Dinner

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    We are offering a 5 course pre fixe dinner for $125/Per Person with optional wine pairings for an additional $75/Per Person.

Popular dishes

What 331 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Notable Wine List

  • Cincinnati

    Notable Wine List

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  1. AS

    AmyS

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  2. j

    jwalkermobile

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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!!!
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. F

    Foodiefam

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 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!)
  10. 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.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

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

    abwf

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. KE

    KatieE

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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!!!
  18. JK

    JillK

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 9yr anniversary at Dear! The staff was amazing and the food is spectacular!
  19. CR

    CathyR

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining experience, waiter Paul was attentive and friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and wine selections. Terrific and unique flavors, salmon was perfection and bread rolls were out of this world.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great service, great cocktails. Food was 7-8/10, steak knife was not sharp enough.
  21. LT

    LaTraviata

    Cincinnati

    232 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    232 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first time at DR&B was a very pleasant one. We will return soon. The four dishes we had were perfectly cooked and an ample amount. Service good not have been better. Our server, Ben, was attentive and knowledgeable The wine list is quite extensive but can be challenging for a non-wine geek since "old familiar faces" are few; however, DR&B has an excellent sommelier to guide you to a good choice. There is a good range with price point for everyone. Tables are well placed although some of the seating lacks cushioning. We highly recommend.
  22. BM

    BrockM

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Emily and Stephen were awesome; together they made our experience great! Great wine list and solid menu. Delmonico steak was A++.
  23. TS

    TerryS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A memorable experience for all of the right reasons! Upon arrival we were greeted enthusiastically, and our server, Emily, along with the entire staff was professional, knowledgeable, and customer focused. The service was exceptional at every level. The decor was fresh and upbeat, while at the same time elegant. The craft cocktails were innovative and refreshing. The food was inspired and delicious with a flair of originality. Dear Restaurant & Butchery is not to be missed. We will return soon!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Average at best which is disappointing for the cost.
  25. TB

    TamaraB

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The biscuits provided with the Charcuterie board were outstanding. You might better explain the pricing for the charcuterie boards on the menu. The entrees were unique and well presented. Everyone enjoyed the entre. The wine selection was extensive. The only disappointing part of the evening was the desert. The Strawberry Shortcake was dry and the Lemon Meringue Custard consistency was a bit watery.
  26. n

    nickname

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff went above and beyond and the food was excellent. Very accommodating.
  27. J

    Justin

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Dear was a phenomenal experience! From the host desk to the check, we found the service to be out of this world. Cool AF design and vibes on the inside, but the patio was the place to be. Ben, our server, was incredibly friendly and helpful, as was the rest of the team. Fantastic cocktails, and the charcuterie board/house rolls were amazing. The entrees (steak and the lamb bolognese) were amazing. The fried mushrooms side are also a must. 5/5,would recommend to a friend!
  28. o

    overachiever

    Cincinnati

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The restaurant is currently short-staffed, and it showed in the quality of the service. I felt the prices were very high for the quality and quantity of food that was served.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    This was my boyfriend and I’s first time dining at Dear! We were super excited to try out this spot since we love the Hyde Park area so much. We didn’t know much about the menu and were hoping for an explanation for our server. We told the server it was our first time and we didn’t really get much direction on the menu. The food was wonderful. I ordered an espresso martini before the meal came, and I received the martini 15 minutes after we finished our entrees. We will definitely be back…just a little bummed at service!
  30. c

    cincydiner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The reworking of this space from the previous restaurant is impressive. It definitely has an upscale vibe. And it's beautiful. Excellent, attentive, and friendly service. The food and drinks were delicious. But consistent with other reviews, the portion to price ratio heavily favors price. The cocktails and wine pours were especially pricey and teensy.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food took too long and it was mediocre. Definitely won’t go back.
  32. n

    niknak2

    Columbus

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Went for Mother’s Day brunch with a preset menu for 75$/person. Food was fun and different but I was under the impression there were 5 courses. 3 courses for 75$/person was incredibly expensive for the food you got. I like the restaurant and appreciate the chefs creativity but thought the menu and pricing did not align
  33. VK

    VinceK

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Mother’s Dat dinner
  34. MB

    MickB

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We just felt that everything was a little overpriced.
  35. s

    snap123

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great space.
  36. KL

    KarenL

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Amber, was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The Sommelier was passionate and knowledgeable about the wines. The kitchen ABSOLUTLEY knows how to prepare a beautiful meal. We booked our next reservation before we left.
  37. MS

    MalloryS

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Overall definitely worth checking out. I have not yet visited for dinner however brunch is good. I do think it is a bit overpriced and food can be a little heavy however great ambiance.
  38. CO

    CassidyO

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Dear with my girls for my birthday and we loved it! The food was wonderful, as was the wine. The service was impeccable. We will definitely be back!
  39. IB

    IsabellaB

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was lovely, just slightly disappointed by the food for those prices
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good drinks, charcuterie, dessert. The Hot Sausage was a little underwhelming (just a nice sausage link for $30, nothing else). Overall, good experience and would come back. Rooftop for cocktails is great!!

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 331 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 11 times today
Experiences are available.
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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