Ludlow Garage

4.3
57 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Ludlow Garage: Cincinnati's coolest intimate music venue.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(513) 221-4111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Street and parking lot parking
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 57 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for the concerts but decided to make reservations for dinner as well. I was not disappointed, the food was great, the service was great, and the staff is helpful and friendly.

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SB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Risotto was undercooked and chewy. The flatbread wasn’t very hot...cheese wasn’t even melted.

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DB
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome burger, great service and friendly staff. Yum!

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious soup and burger!

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TL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We ate here before a live music event mostly out of convenience , but we were pleasantly surprised at by the good food, good value . The restaurant has the urban cool vibe and the service was great as well.
We will defiantly go back again .

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LT
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Great service from Eddie. Average food - burgers were basic, meatball sliders small and no sauce, fries yummy. Have had better for less $. Venue is cool - especially downstairs where bands play.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! The food and service were exceptional. Saw a show downstairs after dinner. Show was fun and it was great having drink service there as well.

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s
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat before going to the a concert downstairs. Service was very good!

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IJ
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It was just fair. The manager came up and talked to us for a bit, which was a really nice personal touch, but the food was pretty much just so-so, and it was priced a bit high for what it was.

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j
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We really appreciated that even though the restaurant was full, we didn't have to yell to talk to each other! We also loved that the owner introduced himself and was friendly with us. Afterwards, the band, The Alarm was absolutely amazing!! (opening act was FAR too loud!) Very comfortable venue.
Will come again.

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RS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Went to aa concert at a nice venue in the basement and stayed for dinner. My wife and I ordered Pesto Flatbread, wings, and fries along with a soft drink. The menu in the restaurant was quite different from the menu found online which was disappointing. They were busy but it didn't appear so much that it would take as long as it did to take our order. Once we placed our order the fries were cold and sent back and our wings were not cooked all the way through. The manager however did take those items off of our bill.

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JI
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before the David Sanborn concert - great service - we got our drinks and entrees in plenty of time. We just let our server know so he let the kitchen know we were short on time. Really recommend dining here before concerts as well as other times.

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BV
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun place and great service.

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JC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Second time there. atmosphere- OK. Menu -very limited. Service - new girl. Still learning. Food- Asparagus soup- very good. shrimp risotto and crabcake sliders - Ok. Nothing special.

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TA
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Took forever to just get our drinks. Was very disappointed in service and had to send our food back because it was not cooked completely through.

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Saw John Lodge of the Moody Blues show was great all of the staff was friendly and warm food was ok too great experience overall

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W
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good crabcake and excellent wine before a concert; convenient, too.

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DL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Nice local gastropub with good vibe. Food a bit "heavy" wits lots of butter. Good stop before a show. Service a bit slow due to short staffing.

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LB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and an intimate music venue. Great bar scene and always fun and friendly service. You simply cannot go wrong!

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A
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service ! Went for the John Lodge concert on October 26th . The staff at The Ludlow Garage couldn't have been nicer. And I must say the same goes for John Lodge and his team ! Will be going back to this venue !

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TD
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good, our waitress very nice, prices fair.

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VR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with 2 girl friends, we shared several items so we could get a sampling. The calamari and crab cakes were quite good, the caprese flatbread was disappointing (needs to be crisper with twice the basil), but by far the hit was the Brussel sprouts! Delicious! The burgers that other diners had looked great also.

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h
Cincinnati
100 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Ludlow Garage is a great concert venue, but the restaurant is nothing special. Most of the food ordered at our table was very average - the exception being the scallop special which was well prepared. The wait staff were very attentive and helpful.

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R
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed dinner between two BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS concerts. Great place to have a meal before or after the live concerts in the lower level. Food was good, service quick & friendly ( ❤️Eddie). Owners & staff make guests feel special. Music/Performers are awesome! My favorite venue to hear my favorite artists!

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C
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Menu has changed since I was there last. I ordered my burger well done, it wasn’t. My dates steak and linguini was flavorful but steak was tough.

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DV
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Ludlow Garage and the events!! Have attended several and plan on going to many more!!

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SD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service with a friendly upbeat vibe, very reasonably priced. I have eaten here many times, sometimes with my wife, sometimes with wife and kids. We have only come here to dine, we have not seen a music performance here yet but we plan to at some point. An upbeat quality establishment.

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LB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend The Ludlow Garage for dining and great entertainment! The flatbread dough is homemade and delish! The brussel sprouts and disco fries are the best ever! The entertainment is top notch and the venue is so accommodating. I have dined in the gastropub several times prior to the live entertainment, and you can't go wrong. It is the perfect way to have a bite and a cold one prior to a concert, and all in one place. My husband and I love locally owned and operated pubs, venues, etc, and this one sure fits the bill. What better way to enjoy the ambiance of Gaslight Clifton, some great food and entertainment!

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c
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dropped in late after an FCC game and they were speedy in every way. Great staff, even had a tv (on silent) of the OSU game. Nice bar crowd. I wish the kitchen stayed open a bit later but all in all, a lovely late dinner.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the venue! Excellent restaurant that offers up a tasty variety of choices preceding the performance of your favorite artist.

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E
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Stopped for a few appetizers prior to a concert. Warm fall evening with the doors open to the street. Nice ambiance. The food was poor and not well prepared. Service was good.

When going to Ludlow Garage for concerts in the future would only stop by for drinks and pass on the food.

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CH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Greenwich village vibe, a diverse mix of locals with a if you are here you are in on the secret.

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M
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a nice enough evening for the doors to the sidewalk to be open, so it felt very much a part of the neighborhood. Great waitress, very knowledgeable about the menu. We were meeting an old friend, and she let us linger at the table to eat and talk, without making us feel rushed. Great evening.

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DL
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Have not been to Ludlow Garage since it was just a music venue. We moved back to Cincinnati a while back after being gone 40 years, and we heard it was a restaurant and had to take a trip down memory lane. Are we ever glad we did. Our waiter was very good and friendly, our food was very good and it was just such a fun time. We saw friends there on their way to the movies and others coming for the music after. It was a delight.

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TA
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good place in the heart of historic area. Open front provides a good view for people watching. Service was great and good food, good times

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C
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was good, but not worth what you pay. Service was terrible. Almost missed the beginning of the show downstairs and we showed up for dinner nearly 2 hours before the start of the concert.

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MC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saw a show here with my family and made reservations in the restaurant beforehand. SO GLAD we found this place! The food was incredible and our waiter made sure we had exactly what we wanted. During the show the waitress checked on us often, and we had the option to order drinks all night long. Such an interesting venue and a place we will definitely be visiting again soon.

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a
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely late summer scene.

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L
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great flatbreads and burgers! Atmosphere fun and great service. Live music was great too!

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LS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We went for a concert and had a great time!!!! They were very accommodating, hospitable and laidback... will definitely go again and encourage our friends and family to visit...

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