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

4.3
4.3
428 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Dear is a working butchery and restaurant located in the heart of Hyde Park Square. 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

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 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 428 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Innovative

  • Cincinnati

    Innovative

  • Cincinnati

    Good for special occasions

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  1. MM

    MarisMac

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    We ordered two pasta dishes (although this is not their primary menu profile). We were not impressed. However, the wine list was lovely.
  2. AH

    AnnH

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We decided to sit at the bar instead of a table because they were a little to close to each other. Our bartender was lovely, and had wonderful suggestions for things to try.
  3. AW

    AlexW

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, food, and drinks!
  4. AB

    AshleyB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a bad meal when we go to Dear! As usual everything was perfect!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The ambiance is outstanding, even though its loud on the first floor. However, our experience was overshadowed by high prices for food that was pretty good, but not up to the quality of other fine dining restaurants (Carlo & Johnny, Precinct). The ribeye was passable, but not great, the squid ink pasta was barely warm. The salmon was the best of the three entrees. Service & food timing was definitely slow, poured our own wine all evening and staff did not mention ordering sides when everything is ala carte. Dessert only had 2 of the 4 options available. Dinner for three with one of the lower priced bottle of wine was over $300, pricey for the food presentation & taste. I’m sure its a welcome addition to dining on the square, but we won’t hurry to return.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was phenomenal. The wine pairings and cocktails with the food was all superb. Service was excellent!
  7. MC

    MarthaC

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Open Table made this reservation for us. We arrived on time for our reservation only to find the restaurant CLOSED! I have a confirmation from Open Table for this reservation. I’m terribly disappointed in OPEN TABLE.
  8. AW

    AmyW

    Northern MI

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Short wait for our reserved table but we’re treated to a small glass of wine - nice gesture. Food very good - beets were spectacular. Unfortunately they were out of some of our first choices - oysters, fish. Would love to see a bit more non meat but it is a butchery!
  9. CA

    ChenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything about the restaurant is amazing 👏 definitely will love to visit again
  10. KH

    KatharineH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live to eat here, never disappointed!!! Love love love!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hannah was our waitress and service was exceptional! The rest of the staff was very helpful and friendly as well. Ambiance was classy but still very comfortable. And food was delicious. Would highly recommend Dear and look forward to going back again.
  12. K

    Kashanik1

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    This was my third time at Dear and somehow it was a complete miss. My first two experiences were nothing short of magical, from the impressive cocktails to the perfectly salted rolls to the most amazing pasta dish I’ve had. This time was different. It started off great with oysters, rolls & cocktails. The charcuterie we ordered never came. Then we decided to try the beet salad, hot Italian & chicken curry sausages and smoked fries. The salad came out with dinner which wasn’t favorable, but worse is that they were so vinegary. I know the fries are “smoked fries” but they were so smoky, I couldn’t get past the smell. I had one bite of everything and was so disappointed. My husband did like the strong flavors so maybe these dishes just aren’t for everyone. After our first drink we asked to the drink menu to order another and our server never came back with it. She didn’t seem too concerned that more than half of the dishes were still half plated when we asked for the check. I will go back and try again but steer clear from what I ordered this time!
  13. f

    funeating

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. From the moment we walked in. Great recommendations for our choices. Particularly loved the salmon dip-normally I don’t like fish dips but this was excellent
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Just a weird menu…
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    anniversary dinner
  16. ML

    MaliaL

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience5
    It took 45 minutes to even get drinks. The waitress got Bloody Mary all over my sweater and my husbands jeans and never said anything. Couldn’t even get a second cup of coffee. Service was so very bad.
  17. L

    Lynn

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We were extremely disappointed with our experience. We could not hear our waitress as she essentially whispered when reviewing the menu, and the restaurant was moderately loud. We realize that all restaurants are struggling with lack of staff thus we understood the slow service, however, when the food finally did arrive, we were not impressed. The steak was extremely salty and the seafood dish had a very strong fishy taste. The food was extremely overpriced. For the significant amount of money we spent, we wished we had went to another similarly priced restaurant. We had great hopes for this space but unfortunately, we will not be returning.
  18. ET

    EvanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this place through Google searching for a last minute reservation. I had really no idea what to expect other than the menu looked amazing online. One thing that should be known is that the menu changes almost daily. This was hands down some of the best food I have ever had. I had the filet and it was seriously top notch. They are a restaurant and butchery. So they cut everything fresh to order. One of the best overall experience I have ever had. I feel like the prices were very fare for the amazing quality of the food. A must go to place
  19. m

    michael

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service and great food we will be back for another dinner
  20. DS

    DanielleS

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    As a first time experience it was a bit pricey for what you get.
  21. M

    Megan

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best maybe THE best dining experience I've had in Cincinnati.
  22. BK

    BrianK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Amazing food. Nice portions. A great dining experience.
  23. J

    Jonathan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Had a great time overall with the location and presentation. While the food was good, it wasn’t really anything to write home about
  24. SW

    ScottW

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Austin the owner, personally served our party of six. He was fabulous, so was the restaurant (converted from an old bank, and of course the food.
  25. C

    Crazyradioman

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Service very slow. Prices for food extremely high
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    The location is very nice, but the food we ordered arrived late (45 minutes of waiting) short (one plate was not available and they brought another one as substitution not at same level - without asking) and the quality of the food was low average for a place like this.
  27. R

    Romo

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delightful. Beautiful space, great service. We had the tuna crudo, a couple of oysters, the ribeye, the squid ink pasta with mussels, the fries with cheese foam, the honey nut squash and the candy bar cake. All delicious. The squash had a cream on it that was super sweet, almost tasted like whipped cream which was too sweet for me. Everything else was very much worth this experience which was a special occasion for my husband and me.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing!!
  29. SG

    SusanG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience was was a hip vibe, seasonally cozy/ comfortable. Service was excellent w/ appropriate attention to wine selection. Food was a fresh and appetizing presentation. THANK YOU Austin!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! Food is perfect! Decor is awesome!
  31. AS

    AlisonS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service. Our waiter made good recommendations as well. Loved the decor and ambiance. Will be back.
  32. PJ

    PeytonJ

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience! Cocktails from Jord were top notch. Stevenpapa was our server and we were blown away by his knowledge, kindness, sense of humor and smile! The chicken sandwich, pasta, mortadella, etc were all perfection! I will be back 100 times.
  33. TN

    TatianaN

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ot was my birthday, and Dear Restaurant made it truly special. Thank you to the whole team! You guys are awesome!🤗
  34. SH

    ShawnHige

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner there for our anniversary. Each food was special unique and very delicious. Especially the count cake cannot be missed!!
  35. KH

    KatharineH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my wife’s birthday and it was amazing!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service and food was amazing. I savored every bite. Best steak and pasta I’ve had all year!
  37. R

    Rharha

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Dear Restaurant was quite disappointing. None of the food was memorable. And their plating is lacking visual appeal. All five of us agreed that it is not a restaurant we would ever go to again. One of the oddest experiences at Dear is that they will not allow you to order appetizers first. They require you to place your entire order at one time. Not recommended.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great other than how long it took. We ended up being there for two and a half hours cause the food to a long time to come out. However we have been here before and did not have this issue
  39. SB

    ShellyB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Overall experience underwhelming. Waiter was pleasant , the live music was very nice. I had the King salmon cooked nicely but was especially salty for my palate , ordered fried mushrooms and skordalia for the table. Everything was just okay.
  40. LV

    LizV

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Went to brunch on Sunday at 12:30, they were out of several items, which we were not advised about when we were given menus. Some members of our party had to pivot twice around the lack of items. Brunch itself was underwhelming and some of our eggs were undercooked. We all ordered coffee and asked for cream, and when the coffee came out, we were informed they were out of cream as well. Without cream, the coffee was unenjoyable for some members of our party and I was disappointed that after our poor ordering experience, they didn't see fit to comp us even one cup of coffee, at $4 cup it should be enjoyable.

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 4.3 stars by 428 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 30 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

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 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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