Goose & Elder

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118 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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DavidC
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great overall, the fries were a bit too salty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow, but the food quality made up for it. The falafel burger was phenomenal.

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Land
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was fabulous, location fun next to busy Findlay Market, however, for Being a fan of Salazar restaurants, the service was severely lacking and does not measure up to the standards of his other restaurants. They were abrupt, had snarky responses to questions about the menu and borderline rude. Perhaps the younger servers need a refresher on basic customer service. Normally I give people the benefit of the doubt of possibly having a bad day but this was consistent with 3 people we interacted with at our table. Otherwise, everything else was fabulous and enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and drinks. Fairly priced and great service. Definitely worth your time.

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vipbuzzardsoup
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very, very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local fare! Good price points & superior value.

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vipCarlS
Cincinnati
70 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit. Great casual atmosphere and interesting menu. Loved the fried bologna and duck. Our neighbors enjoyed their first visit. Plus Chef Salazar is as in the house.

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vipIAMHS
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just can’t get enough of Goose and Elder

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Dojibo
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little gem in OTR is definitely worth a visit. For the unique dishes they have on the menu, the prices are quite appealing. I went with a friend and we had some sort of very tasty little roasted peppers for an appetizer, along with bone marrow roasted in the bone and served with bread to spread it on. We also enjoyed our entrees. The menu is small but eclectic. I definitely will to back to try some other things. I would recommend making a reservation --- it's a small place, so, it would be good to know that they are expecting you.

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JDD2
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and very approachable! It was prepared perfectly! The service was great! We had a wonderful time!

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vipheidiloo
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love goose and elder!
Great food at reasonable prices. This is our 3rd time here but first brunch.

We had 8 people to celebrate a birthday and it was really fun.

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vipMontreal
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Goose and Elder. The food was amazing! Best omelet I ever had. Great coffee. We will definitely be back.

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MelissaS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience today. Service was spot on, the Bloody Mary has been updated and was perfect! We all tried something different and everyone loved their meal. Will definitely be back.

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WendyG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious (and beautiful) and prices are surprisingly reasonable. It was difficult to decide what to order because the menu has so many wonderful choices. We have already recommended Goose & Elder to friends.

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RussCincy
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had an excellent meal at Goose and Elder. It was a Saturday night and we were able to get a table last minute which was nice. The restaurant looks nice inside and the ambiance is what I would call high-end homey. We ordered drinks and had the Shishimo Peppers and beef tartar as an appetizer. Highly recommend the Peppers, but beware the serving size is quite large (3 or 4 people easily). It took a long time to get our main course (like 40 minutes after appetizers). We had the veggie burger and burger with brussel sprouts and gumbo as sides. Again other than the wait time the food was delicious. Unfortunately we ran out of time for dessert.

Overall we had a great meal in a nice space that took a bit longer than planned.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th Birthday Dinner

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IanW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our new favorite places to eat! The restaurant is beautifully designed and ambiance helps highlight the amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

My wife and I went for our annual dual birthday dinner. It was pretty underwhelming. No one asked about or acknowledged the occasion like other restaurants in the area. The food was a little above average at best. Atmosphere felt like a work in progress and it was noticeably understaffed.
To be honest, it was extremely forgettable overall. Probably fine for any random night out, but I would never go back for anything special.

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vipsnap123
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great place, great service. Five Stars

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Delicious food. It took quite a long time to come out, despite them not being insanely busy. Would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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KimS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious upscale entrees. We tried a variety of dishes and loved everything. The value is outstanding!

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EricJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to Goose & Elder and it turned out to be a perfect spot to celebrate Valentine's day. Great food, atmosphere, service, and location. My wife and I area excited to return. Thanks for providing a wonderful place to spend time with someone I love.

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KimP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated Valentines Day at Goose and Elder. We ordered the Duck Leg Confit which was served with creamy grits and braised greens. We also ordered the roasted Brussels sprouts and cauliflower curry. The meal was wonderful and the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend this lovely venue for both its wonderful menu and atmosphere. We drove an hour and it was so worth the trip. Looking forward to a return visit!

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LoraineJ
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good, server was excellent. Nice big windows. Overall good experience.

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viprichclift
Cincinnati
82 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at this fairly new restaurant. It is a bit eclectic, yet it’s comfortable and has a varied menu. Nice selection of local and national beers.

We were first in and last out on a Tuesday afternoon/evening. In at 4:30 and out shortly after 9:00. It was a great place to catch up with a friend!

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DebraZ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat frequently at Goose and Elder. Love the Sunday night vibe, easy and relaxed with no wait.
The food is refreshing.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my bday here with my Mom! It was my 4th visit here and it is ALWAYS such an incredible experience. From the food, to the service, everything is always spot on.

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MelissaS
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We had made reservations in advance and were seated right away which was a positive. The service was really slow at first. It took a long time to just get water and menus and then another long wait for drinks. However, things picked up when we ordered our food and it came out in a timely manner. The food was absolutely fantastic! I can’t say enough about the quality. Unfortunately, we were never asked if we wanted more drinks and had to flag down a server to get anything. The Bloody Mary was blah....watery and no zing.
Overall I’d go back just for the goetta hash but I hope service gets a little better.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific, ambience was perfect and service was great!

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DanielleS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect lunch spot, excellent drinks and great food!! Had a blast and our service was exceptional!

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jeffg
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food, the staff and the location. The city is lucky to have this place. Great food at a great price.

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JennyB
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had chicken soup and a side salad - nice light dressing, and good mix of veggies/lettuce, chickpeas etc. Friends had shrimp salad and grains bowl and all looked great and they said it tasted great!

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MargyW
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooooo good - and such a lovely space, we had a chance to talk and really enjoy a relaxing meal. I can't wait to go back for the delicious salad! Highly recommended.

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vipdennis
Cincinnati
77 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sunday evening after theater matinee. The service was excellent. The menu is very limited. However, the menu looked interesting and worth a trial. We will probably go back to enjoy the location and service but with food expectations more in line with reality.
Several in the party had the chicken which they enjoyed. Since it was prepared schnitzel style we expected something more upscale than egg noodles from a bag. Good? Yes. Great? No.
We also tried the Cubano, something that is usually great or so-so. Unfortunately, the original style bread was not used but something in the style of a Sunshine bakery roll. The rest of the sandwich was good--just not a Cubano.

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Anne
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual neighborhood sort of place with excellent food. The duck confit, salads, and burgers were all enthusiastically consumed by our family. The chicken and biscuit were also delicious. I love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a cozy neighborhood spot next to the Market where you can grab a bite after shopping or on a busy week night.
Except it’s José Salazar’s place so each plate is thoughtful and beautiful and each bite is perfect!.

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vipDave
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, friendly staff, excellent bloody Mary. Highly recommended and another great addition to the market area.

When being greeted at the door, our reservations were ignored and they just seated folks as they showed up even though we mentioned our reservation. Not a huge deal because we were seated within 20 minutes, but what's the point of making a reservation?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The restaurant was not full on a Sunday and it took us calling the waitress several times to get drinks and then to get our order. She was cold and never introduced herself. food was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Favorite spot in OTR to eat any time of day. Veggie options and the food is second to none. Another win for Chef Salazar

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Goose & Elder does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Goose & Elder also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 579-8400.

Goose & Elder is rated 4.5 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

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