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

4.5
207 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipARJ5488
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in after matinee at the theater had a wonderful meal able to talk and relax! Service & Food were excellent! A little pricey but worth it!

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DebbieB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Dear. The three of us split the unusual and delicious Chicken Cushion. Service was top notch. For a bit of added fun, they had a selection of unique wine decanters to choose from. We were in the vault, which is a bit quieter than the main dining room. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night! First visit to DR&B, we ate at the bar and reacquainted ourselves with Steven the Somalia and met Isaac the bartender. We had an excellent meal as well as excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. Our server, Ben did a great job and provide a great food recommendations. Also, ask for Cole he will provide great wine suggestions.

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ErinN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The left side of the menu is absolutely stellar, however the obvious staffing issues last night made the experience a bit frustrating. Outside of the wait and lost food ticket, Dear very graciously compensated for their mistakes with free food and a significant comp to our final bill. Our server, Amber was amazing and great under pressure.

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vipdddd
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I am not a review writer but this experience requires one. We arrived at 530 and grabbed 4 seats at the bar Issac was or bartender and did a wonderful job. We sat for dinner between 615-630. Our waiter recommended a white wine that was very nice, then we moved to a bottle of Red wine is was ok.. but did not open. We ordered dinner by 7. 2 orders of Lamb, 1 order of Beef short ribs, 1 order of sausage and clams. After we waited an hour we asked the server for an update and he was surprised the manager had not stopped to address wait. So he ran and grabbed us "free rolls" we waited another 30 minutes and our food finally arrived. The lamb was cold and overcooked, the Short ribs were to salty and sent back, the clam dish was ok. Once they took back a the short ribs someone showed up and set a cold extra cooked salmon down with out asking. After dinner was done it took another 20 minutes for them to clear the table. We finally stacked the dishes to have some room and left at 9:15. The they gave us our bill $430.00. (they did remove the ribs)

This was a complete fail on all fronts. We would not return and excited for the next restaurant to open, as the space is fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great staff!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. Great concept, great food, great experience!

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vipBrunch
Denver
142 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great! Food was very good for brunch but a few more choices would have been nice. The homemade sausage was really good. I’ve had some great brunch for less money but the restaurant is beautiful and the service is very good.

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vipVictoriaW
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best salmon I have ever tasted! The charcuterie was delicious and fresh!

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vipJenniferT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent! Food took a while to be delivered to the table. Slightly over priced. Atmosphere was lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Waygu for 2. Amazing. Great wine and bourbon list. Wait staff was unobtrusive but attentive. Wonderful dining experience.

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vipWilliamH
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very limited menu and a somewhat eclectic menu, in my opinion. The raw bar oysters were excellent and priced as you would expect but the entrees were very expensive. $70 for a 7oz Delmonico steak was not a good value. Best value was the burger. All would have been OK for a first visit but the service was very slow and the dinner didn't flow - disappointing. Very nice wine selection at a premium.
The experience was less than what you would expect looking at their menu.
One and done for us.

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vipFoodiefam
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday brunch and enjoyed it thoroughly! Pancakes…yum. Emily, our server, was outstanding. Will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and cannot wait to go back! Nathan took excellent care of us. INCREDIBLE food and cocktails!

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vipOliviaM
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We were sat in a back room with two other couples and it was dead quiet…no music on or anything. It was eerie. I had to ask the server if there were any specials he didn’t offer up to us. The charcuterie was amazing. But my husbands $70 SMALL steak and my extremely bland pasta dish were disappointing enough that we will not be coming back. The wine pours are also very very small. They did eventually turn some music on and there was a cocktail of the night that looked amazing but unfortunately that was never offered to us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at Dear. The interior of the restaurant is absolutely stunning, the food was exceptional, the wine selection and presentation is hands down the best in Cincinnati. Thank you Austin and Ben for the incredible experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious!

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CincinnatiFoodie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Sunday brunch experience! The decor and ambiance are amazing, the interior is truly stunning. The service was outstanding, attentive and knowledgeable but not overbearing. I ordered the smoked salmon tartine with scrambled eggs which was excellent, the smoked salmon was incredible. My husband really enjoyed the Waygu beef with pimento cheese. Although we were full, we tried an order of churros which I highly recommend (the generous serving allowed me to take some home for a treat the next day). Excellent Bloody Mary, too:)! We will be returning for a date night soon.

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vipPattyE
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

When you enter the room with the bar is incredibly noisy but if you are seated in the dining room there was no noise at all. Food was excellent. Everything we ordered was beautifully prepared and absolutely delicious. The salmon was delicious with its accompaniments the salad was simple but but perfect, the roasted carrots are a must, the hamachi (sp?) pate was terrific. An excellent meal. I will be back-provided I can sit in the dining room!

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Anon
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Staff is great. Ambiance is okay, but doesn’t seem up to the price tag. Silly example, but the chairs are small and hard. Outdoor chairs seem like metal/woven material. Does not make you feel like you should be paying $$$.

Food was unexceptional for any restaurant, which is especially disappointing given the price.

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vipEllenG
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious! The service not so great. I think they were very under-staffed, and we had to wait awhile for our food and beverages. But overall a good restaurant.

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Julia
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very special evening on the back patio at Dear Restaurant. The food and wine were amazing, and our servers were friendly and very knowledgable. I would highly recommend!

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LailahK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We were there to celebrate my husband’s birthday, when I called and I asked if they did anything for birthday’s, they told me they did but when dining, nothing was brought up about it. Also the server never checked up on us to make sure we didn’t need anything. Hard to get servers attention

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. The server was excellent, although stretched too thin as they were short staffed. We were there for three hours, not by choice. It wasn’t the server’s fault. The food just came out extremely slowly. I have no idea what the staffing was in the kitchen, but they really need to figure out a way to get food out in a more timely manner. It is inexcusable to wait for 45 minutes for a salad which was not even a cooked item. We waited another 45 minutes for the main course, and another 25 minutes for the dessert menu. My coffee never arrived, and we had to remind our waiter for our rolls which ended up coming out after our salads were finished. The sad thing is that the food was really good, and we would like to go more frequently, but will think twice about if we want to sit so long for a meal.

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vipJulieW
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The bar was slow. The waiter was respectful and knowledgeable. He did a good job.
The menu was limited. Don’t expect your empty glass to be refilled or addressed. I waited an excessive amount of time for each glass of wine. We ordered our food quickly, out of fear for the delay in service. Then after ordering a to-go dessert and a glass of wine. We waited…. And waited… and waited. Finally the glass of wine arrived.
I started to enjoy it. Still waiting for our dessert to come to the table. Then we were approached by an employee, who was not our waiter. He explained that our “left overs” were at the hostess stand.
I explained that I didn’t have leftovers. ( I actually had a lot of left over food but did NOT want to take it with me ) After an awkward silence, I asked if he was referring to my “to go” dessert.
In short, I have NEVER felt chased out of a restaurant before this. I had a nearly full glass of wine that I left behind. It was clear that they wanted us out to reuse the table and underserve the next couple. That would be fine, I don’t linger. In this case, the service was painfully slow. I was left feeling disrespected and unappreciated. I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipGoodness
Cincinnati
68 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great evening at Dear. Our server, Amber, was terrific. She was professional, friendly and made our experience truly exceptional. There were a few hiccups with the food, but Amber handled them so professionally and sincerely that they really were just that, minor hiccups. The wine list is outstanding and I think must try items are the oysters, the carrots, the rolls and the steak. It is pricey, but worth it for a nice night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Liked it better the 1st time I visited. Food was okay. Service was okay. Wine was awesome. The place itself is awesome. Was really excited to go. Maybe my expectations were unrealistic.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an unbelievable dining and experience. The service was outstanding the dinner was beyond our expectations.

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vipTristenY
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve dined at Dear twice. First for dinner, and more recently for brunch. Both dining experiences have been exceptional. Nathan was our server both times and not enough can be said about the amazing service provided. Dear is quickly becoming one of my favorites places to enjoy a delicious meal and great drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has it all going on. Food was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

11/10! Sunday brunch couldn’t have been better

MK
vipMKfoody
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always go beyond duty at Dear . The experience is one of the best , professional friendly and very classy .
One of the best restaurants in town

BJ
BandJ2007
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My wife and I were impressed by both the charcuterie board and the pork belly. She ordered the gnocchi and was underwhelmed. Overall, however, we enjoyed the experience.

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vipHawken
Cincinnati
74 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was unique but the menu was strange as to choice sections. The pork belly chop was delicious and fairly priced but the filet which our guest ordered was $60 and just a normal filet. And pasta is just pasta after all. So while a lovely renovated space with unique food I don’t feel this restaurant will last as the prices are very high such as $110 for a chicken dish? The former restaurant was a neighborhood drop in spot…this is not.

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vipGman
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a chucuterie board, good selection of meats and cheeses. Had the 18oz ribeye, med rare. Shared easily for 2. Perfectly cooked w herb and sauce. Excellent flavors. Austin was the wine steward and very helpful and knowledgeable. A bit pricy but will return.

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ChristianR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

First the bad.

When we arrived for our reservation, we were escorted to our table. Which wasn't ready. So we had to step back away and hang out.

We were seated in the room with the safe door - where all tables were occupied by senior citizens. While the front room and by the entrance, all the tables were filled with young, hip people. I get it. I get why they do it. Perhaps make it less painfully obvious.

Cocktails and oysters came out quickly. But so did our entrees - while we were only halfway done with oysters. Because of that lightning fast speed, we didn't get our with-dinner wine until our entrée plates were nearly empty.

We also ordered some bread for the table - which never came. We didn't get charged for it so chalk it up to our server forgetting to put in the order.

Now the good.

The food, from the two kinds of raw oysters, to the Delmonico steak with potato and bordelaise, to the pork belly and eggplant, to the lobster roll, - this was some of the best food we've ever eaten in Cincinnati.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food- maybe the best in the city right now. Great service and amazing wine list!

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vipJosh
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The indivi was overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beyond creative, beautiful and delicious!! Superb wines, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Such a treat in a gorgeous setting! Can’t wait to go back!

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 4.5 stars by 207 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.