Goose & Elder

4.6
358 Reviews
$30 and under
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

girls dinner! It was great! Cocktails were awesome

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vipFitfoodie
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We used to absolutely love this restaurant but the quality of the food has gone down very quickly. They took the steak off the menu which is a huge mistake. We come there to get the steak because it’s one of the best in the city. They also took several other other top entrée items off the menu. We do love our server and he is the best.

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bomber
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service as always was top notch. A great place with great food and a wonderful staff. Truly, one of our happy places

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Janice
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awsome brunch

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger I've ever had!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome fresh food with good service!

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AndrewR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of towners looking for a dinner spot on the night of a game day. Found Goose & Elder as an option outside of the chaos. It was quiet with fantastic service, great food, and an unbelievable atmosphere. So happy about this choice, and highly recommended by some young visiting New Yorkers.

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EricaK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely brunch here. The grits were incredible with the pork added. The French toast was unique and very tasty. My friend who got the avocado toast was hungry, which was the only downside of the meal.

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charrod
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I loved my hamburger, as did the rest of my party. The only reason I gave it four stars is because I found the menu limited.

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MarkG
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My wife and I have been here for dinner before and the food was quite good but I took a group of friends there for lunch and 5 of us had hamburgers… 𝗮𝗹𝗹 of which 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝕆𝕍𝔼ℝ-ℂ𝕆𝕆𝕂𝔼𝔻 (and they'd been prepaired using a sous vide)

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just grabbing a quick bite before we headed out for the evening. Sat at the back bar with Nisha and it was great.

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vipPegH
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Small menu but everything they do they do well!

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

The best burger in town and fries! Shishoto peppers are amazing!

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ColleenC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our time at Goose and Elder! Fabulous food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to dinner with my friend and my mom. Mom and I split the cheeseburger and fries, which were good. Loved the fries - crispy, salty and delicious! The goose sauce was good although I can’t describe it really. We also shared the curry Brussels sprouts and cauliflower (good), nachos (yummy, they’re really Fritos with cheese and fun stuff piled on top, including pork) and the jalapeño Mac and cheese (wonderful). Nice beer, wine and cocktail list. Would go back there for a friends’ gathering or casual date. It’s right across from Findlay Market so that’s fun. Recommend making a reservation in advance.

The photo is of the elderberry margarita, which was wonderful!

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JLCrow
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Max, was very friendly and was able to answer all our questions and provided some great recommendations. The food and service was amazing. The steak was cooked to perfections and the flavor was great. The small "big" salad was very tasty and my wife and I split it. We are looking forward to coming back. We love all of Chef Jose Salazar's restaurants.

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Kristan
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best brunch I’ve had in Ohio! We loved our experience!

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ychocolate
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate at Goose & Elder before an FC Cincinnati game, and we will definitely be going back. We started with the cheese sticks that were fabulous and had a great sweet chili sauce instead of the traditional marinara sauce. I found out that they were hand breaded, so I knew they weren't pulled out of a freezer. My husband had the Chicken Schnitzel over buttered noodles, and it was delicious. The chicken was large with a large amount of noodles. It is definitely unique and apparently not commonly found at restaurants. I had the Big Salad with grilled chicken, and it was great! It had a lot of little additions that made it special like, a hard-boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, olives, and seasonal vegetables. It was served with a house vinaigrette dressing that was delicious. This was a great option for anyone looking for a light and healthy entree. We were so glad that we discovered Goose & Elder, and we highly recommend it.

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Janice
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations on a Saturday at 10a. I assumed it would be packed, but thankfully it wasn’t at that time. We had a window table and were well taken care of.

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GKCO
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got seated. Never was waited on. Two large tables came in many many many minutes after us. They saw prompt service. See them for the 3 and 4 star reviews. We left.

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GregL
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Small and quaint with fairly simple seating but nice and light with a nice view of Findlay Market. The service was very attentive and while the menu was small, the food was excellent. Especially the chicken schnitzel!

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vipcincy
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

nice location just outside of Findley market
Service very good - food we had very good

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time on a Monday night!

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vipPaulaT
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Goose & Elder is a quaint neighborhood restaurant that is larger than it appears from the front. I was surprised at how many walk-ins were being turned away on a busy, sunny, Sunday morning, especially with 90% of the tables vacant. The food coming from the kitchen was very slow... We waited about 45 minutes for avocado toast, fruit salad, a Cubano and fries, but it was very good. Our server was efficient, but another spent a lot of time organizing and reorganizing the serving area versus waiting on customers. There's no doubt that restaurants are struggling for servers and staff.

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vipLisaB
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Zac and the wait staff at G we recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every one was so kind and helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Goose and Elder was perfect for a casual date night. Really friendly staff, good food and drinks!

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vipDeniseD
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great. Friendly and fast.

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viplisaq
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing. We enjoyed sitting outside taking in the neighborhood sights and sounds.

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terryc
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We really love the food at Goose and Elder. They have great entrees and appetizers. They also make great desserts and also serve a fabulous brunch!

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TaraK
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always great. Food, service and drinks.

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BAfoodie
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The quesadilla and creme brûlée were fantastic!!! Will try it again, maybe my experience will improve.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Attended during Restaurant Week! Food was amazing!!

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vipNati
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous and the service was prompt and welcoming!

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice place, great service. Food was really good - burgers and fries to duck

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vipbuzzardsoup
Cincinnati
44 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Early service for dinner but front and back of the house worked great. Understaffed for a short time but did very well.

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vipSamU
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Enjoyed for Restaurant Week. Service in the back bar was a bit shaky.

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TamF
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome! Came for restaurant week and will definitely be back.

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jknepfle
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went during Restaurant Week, and while the menu was not extensive, everything was done well and tasty.

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DaynaR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The staff was great - so friendly and accommodating. They seemed to need a bit more staff there though. Food was really excellent. I hight recommend it!

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You can order delivery directly from Goose & Elder using the Order Online button. Goose & Elder also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 579-8400.

Goose & Elder is rated 4.6 stars by 358 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.