Ludlow Garage

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88 reviews
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Ludlow Garage: Cincinnati's coolest intimate music venue.
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CD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The service was good but my wife had a problem with her food.

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LR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Yes, we love it! The shows are top notch and the atmosphere is really good. Looking forward to what the remodel will bring.

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JR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to the Ludlow Garge 8 times and have loved it every single time. Great atmosphere! We like the food and the very attentive service.

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DD
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Great food, good value! Would recommend it before shows!

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SU
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent with a very knowledgeable wait staff. Love the food made in house that is very low sodium and desserts that were very low in sugar. This is our first experience and we will return.

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at the Ludlow Garage. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed everything about the place! We will definitely be going back!

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DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were there prior to a show. The service was stellar and the food was good for most of us. I would not recommend the risotto but everything else was excellent

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TB
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We enjoy the concert venue here at Ludlow Garage and always make a point to dine in their restaurant before the show. The food this past weekend was good. We each had the burger and fries. The fries were cold, but the burger was done to perfection. The manager is personable and interactive with diners and that speaks volumes about the care that is taken in assuring quality. During previous ownership, we had dined there and they had a bigger menu selection. More to choose from in daily specials created by the house chef. I preferred the previous menu under the other owners. But, for a quick bite before a show, this is fine. It is basically a step above standard bar food. If you enjoy burgers, the burgers are excellent.

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JR
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Restaurant is convenient to eat at before a show. Love sitting near the window when the "garage" door is open. Bartenders are great.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great to visit the restaurant before the show on March 30th. Brian was very kind, and our waiter (sorry I don't remember his name) was excellent. The food was great, and being able to finish my drink downstairs at the show was an added bonus. Its a very neat little venue, and a neat bistro type atmosphere. Thanks for the great service.

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SV
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A real gem. Food was fantastic.

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MB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter ( Eddie) was great. Food came out timely and of course the show was outstanding !!

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CJ
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Eddie, our waiter made it great night for the Mrs... I couldn’t have made her night special without his help.

Thanks again Eddie

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful time Kenny Lattimore was fantastic I love his voice and his background singer were great . the place is lovely and I will be coming back again and again the seat are comfortable and the place is cozy .. Would be a great place for will downing kem or Jill Scott ledisi lalah Hathaway .

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DB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

We ate in the restaurant before going downstairs to watch a show. Liked the atmosphere a lot, but similar to other reviews - they don't prepare their burgers properly. I asked for pink in the middle and received a dry overcooked burger. One of the waitresses was snippy with me when I asked for a refill on my beer. The craft beer selection was solid and the downstairs venue was outstanding. If I were to do it again, I would find somewhere else to eat as there were a ton of other options nearby. I would for sure see another show downstairs.

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G
Cincinnati
66 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Had dinner before a show downstairs. The food was okay at best. My husband got the black and blue burger, ordered medium was told it would have a little pink. It was charcoal. After one bite, he couldn’t eat anymore. Server picked it up and we told him the burger was inedible, he said he would talk to the manager. The manager took $8.00 off the bill, didn’t even cover the cost of the burger!
The rest of the food was fine, not great, but fine. Cobbler was the best thing we had that night.
In the future, we will eat somewhere else if we go to a show there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

No, I would not recommend. This was the worst experience I've had in Cincinnati.

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JB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never been to the Ludlow Garage before and though the concert venue was disappointing, the dining was excellent. The menu allowed for needed Gluten-Free options. Our server was friendly, efficient yet didn't hover. I could even carry my wine in to the show. I have already raved about the dining at "The Garage."

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BE
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away. Beverages and food came out correct and were very tasty. We will defiantly return.

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e
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect place to dine before a show at Ludlow Garage. I had the Pork Sliders and enjoyed them, perfect size portion with a beer and then downstairs for a great show. Park once and one stop entertainment for the evening.

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ME
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, good food, and great service! Great prelude to a great show!

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Ludlow, recommend it whenever I can as a great venue where you really get a chance to be close to the performers.
Loundon Wainright was up to his usual antics, and gave a great performance.
The food was great, excellent service, friendly staff.

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AG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall experience was great food very tasty. Staff friendly.

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G
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated right on time. Service was quick but not rushed. Food was well prepared and inviting. Server was knowledgable on menu items.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT!!!

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P
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we had gone to Ludlow Garage and we really enjoyed it. The service was great and the value for your food was outstanding. We went during happy hour and the deals on food and drink were great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat and watch a show

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KK
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Cool atmosphere. Good local beer selection. Food was less than stellar. I had a burger, ordered it medium-rare and it came out well-done, no pink in the middle at all. It also lacked any flavor profile--very bland. Fiance had the Nashville hot chicken and he had the same complaints, was very dry and didnt have much flavor.

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CK
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Ludlow garage for dinner prior to a show. The restaurant was very busy that night. We had a reservation but unfortunately our table wasn't ready. The staff were very accommodating and found us room at the bar and bought our first round of drinks for the inconvenience. The food was great. Despite the amount of patrons in the restaurant the service was quick and we made it to the show on time!

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OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food was good but mostly convenient because we went to a concert after dinner. Concert venue was unique and very fun.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the disco fries

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GW
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
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 7, 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 5, 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
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 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 10, 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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