Goose & Elder

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$30 and under
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Located in historic Findlay Market, Goose and Elder is a great place to grab a quick bite to eat or to spend an evening catching up with old friends. As Jose Salazar’s third restaurant Goose and Elder aims to be a casual spot that keeps sustainability, local sourcing and community in mind.
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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Daughter CPA celebration

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food great service

G
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great new dining option from Jose Salazar. Lower prices with a limited menu, but still good food, nice atmosphere, and attentive service.

m
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everytime i have been I have had a wonderful experience. Food is very fresh(big salad, spinach salad), sweet potatoes hummus is amazing, both desserts (crème brûlée, chocolate cake) are perfect. The staff is amazing, the location is very pretty and the view/windows on the market. Really a great place !!

WD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a casual setting in the Findlay Market district.

y
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff was friendly and helpful. The food was excellent.

KG
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We absolutely loved the food and the staff made great suggestions. We will be back! Fried bologna had me skeptical but it was amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was good. The atmosphere was nice. The food was sub par, and not what I’ve come to expect from a Salazar restaurant.

MS
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently amazing. Brunch is my new favorite there!

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was bizarre that we had to move our table to the “bar section” to receive the happy hour menu. The food was fine, but nothing with a wow factor.

JA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ABSOLUTELY FAB!!!! the food is unique and amazing! the fries with gravy and bacon is to DIE for -- salad was incredible, mac n cheese with jalapeno completely delish - but the best was the fried bologna sandwich! Not a typical fried bologna sandwich from your throwback days - but a GOURMET one! Happy hour drink prices, love the atmosphere, ambiance, great vibe and staff is key! :) Totally recommend to everyone!!! JUST GO!

JD
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food taste was wonderful. Portion sizes were perfect, except the portion of grits overwhelmed the duck.

Sidebar—love the wallpaper selections and paint colors!

MT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was incredible. Everything was well seasoned and executed very well.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

nice low key atmosphere with comfort food options; bit pricey for the style of food

MP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just opened, Food was superb, service was helpful and engaging, location was fun and friendly. Jose was there as well to insure startup goes very well.

OT
Cincinnati
57 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The menu is eclectic and I loved the variety even though it seems weird. German schnitzel, avocado toast and fried bologna sandwich all on the same menu... But it works. The burger was basic and over-cooked, but the fried bologna sandwich is a masterpiece! Cheesy with slaw and a perfectly cooked egg, I cannot say enough about how good this is! It's messy but worth it. I am giving G+E some allowances since they are so new. I'm sure they'll work out the kinks... It is incredibly loud to the point of being unable to hear your dining partner, and they are adding an awning to keep the direct sunlight from blinding you.
The food is solid and they service was on point.

RZ
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a great meal

B
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great duck leg and steak. Bone marrow was lovely. Service outstanding. A little too sunny.

OT
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Unique menu with friendly service. Highly recommend!

J
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was expecting the dishes to be a little bigger, given the cost. My friend and I split two appetizers and a salad, each had a drink, and each paid close to $40, while still being hungry.

T
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The salads & food were tasty. Maybe expand the menu to include a few more choices.

CB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food for a great price. Server was very knowledgeable and the view on Findlay market is so nice. Bar area is beautiful too. I had the burger which was fantastic! Definitely going back to try other things on the menu

AK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Diego our server was charming and so much fun! The quality of service and food is excellent..ambience is very nice with view of Findlay Market. The bar area is beautifully decorated. Highly recommend this restaurant!

CS
Cincinnati
64 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and value. The layout is casual in the dining room. Our server Conner was very attentive. My wife had the chicken Snittzel and I the Sirloin. Both were great. We went over to the vast bar for an after dinner drink. Also great atmosphere and Andrew took care of us.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the wings... looking forward to trying the steak.

JA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it! Food was excellent. Look forward to my next meal.

HF
Cincinnati
146 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to celebrate a friend’s Birthday (and for Sunday Brunch)! Great greeting as soon as we walked in - the hostess was friendly and sat us even though we were early.
We decided to try some of the Cocktail Specials- the Corpse Reviver #2 and the Harvey Wallbanger - our friend got an iced tea. Both drinks were served quickly and were good. Be careful - the Corpse tastes like a lemonade!! The Harvey Wallbanger was great!!
We had a few questions about food and the server was great!! We got the French toast (sans almonds), the Royale Goose (the burger), and the avocado toast with the name on the side. All of the food was outstanding!!! I am as worried the jalapeño jam was going to be too spicy - it was not - I put it on the toast.
Our server, Mac was outstanding too!!
Five stars for Goose & Elder!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
We’ll be back.

JS
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We were disappointed. The service is very slow and the food is not

TW
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I had high hopes for this place. Love Salazar's flagship restaurant and Mita's but was underwhelmed by this latest offering. We waited 20 minutes for drinks and my wife's was really off. Not drinkable. Weirdly, five minutes later, our drinks came out again (!) This was a mistake so they gave me the extra beer for n/c. My wife took the opp to try the second cocktail and said it was different but still terrible. haha

Our appetizer was tasty and came out in good time, but we did not get our main dishes until 8:25, an hour and ten minutes after we sat down. The food was all good but 1:10 for a basic burger? Not really worth the wait and the super loud and frenzied atmosphere. There were servers actually running to tables to clear them.

The view of the market was great and the service was very friendly even though the waitress had to repeat things on several occasions b/c we couldn't hear her. I can't imagine working there. We had to shout to converse. It became comical. Maybe going at a more quiet time and ordering only wine or beer would yield a better visit.

We were asked how our experience was and so we shared our thoughts in a friendly, constructive way. The manager was really concerned and went over the top to try to make it right. I think they will start to get it right, with time. Currently they seem overwhelmed but the manager and staff all provided great customer service and you can tell they are putting their hearts into it.

The menu isn't for everyone. Sacred Beast is also doing the elevated comfort food thing in OTR. This isn't all that interesting/elevated, but it's also a lot cheaper than SB. It's nice to see an attractive, energetic place on this street. I'm sure many will love the late-night hours. For us, it will be Salazar or Mita's every time over Goose and Elder, though.

S
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been waiting for Goose & Elder to open for a very long time, and it was well worth the wait! We had the Mac & cheese, steak frites, and grain bowl, all of which were incredibly delicious. I would definitely recommend a visit to Goose & Elder, and look forward to returning soon.

MS
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our friends for a birthday celebration. Amazing space and food. Highly recommend.

ZL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

It may have just been because it was the restaurant’s opening weekend, but I was pretty disappointed with this place, especially having been to Chef Salazar’s other restaurants and absolutely loving them.

It took my friend and I about 30 minutes to get 2 beers and 2 shots, and the restaurant was busy but not completely packed. Then it took about an hour for us to get our meals, and the food was mediocre. One of my friends got the steak which was good, my other friend got the duck which was greasy, and I got the burger which wasn’t even as good as a Five Guys burger.

Our reservation was for 7 and we were trying to make a comedy show at 9:30 so we figured we would have plenty of time, but since it took so long to get our drinks/food, we were sort of rushing to make the show. We asked for our checks and the waitress mixed up our cards even though we each had our own little black check books that held each of our cards. She had to void out my friend’s card because she charged the wrong amount. We watched her print our checks and then walk away and not come back for 5 minutes; not sure what she was doing, and we didn’t specifically say we were in a rush but it was just kind of weird that she was walking around with our cards for that long without bringing them back.

Overall, it was disappointing to see that this place does not even remotely stand up to the other restaurants this chef has. If you’re looking for good food, go to Salazar or Mita’s, but DON’T go here.

LP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Work lunch/ waited at least 35 minutes for our lunch from time we placed order with server—- chips salad and burger- others came in after us ordered and received their food—- Jose was expediting but I suspect server did not place order - FOH woman came to table after we were straining our necks to see if our food was coming out at kitchen window - we both had meetings -despite my calm and matter of fact explanation of our plight she spit back standards of you must have ordered something more complicated etc with a series of stock replies which was troubling and indicated that she was not a true pro in these circumstances - We adore Jose and have supported all of his restaurants - lunch was over 40 bucks with a 20 percent tip- FOH should have offered to pay for something or a gift card for a future visit - she offered zilch - WE very likely will go back for another try given recent opening but I can assure others would not with this less than optimal customer service response

B
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Eclectic vibe in Findley Market. Majority of food options were too heavy for lunch. Only lighter options available were salads. Boisterous ambience.

h
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and cool vibe. Great value for high quality food. The duck confit is fantastic and so is the hamburger. Desserts are really good too, we tried both the chocolate cake and the creme brulee and they were both spot on. I would recommend any of Jose Salazar's restaurants to anybody, Cincinnati is lucky to have him. I know I'll be back!

JS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great time at Goose & Elder on their opening night! The food was delicious and amazing affordable, the wine was great, and the location is fantastic - right across from Finley Market. Plus, we checked out the beautiful bar around back - I'll definitely be going back there soon!