Ludlow Garage

4.5
34 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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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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 34 People Are Saying
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4.6
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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
1 review
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
26 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
21 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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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Unique atmosphere, great for warmer seasons. Small menu choices, sandwiches and things. Nothing to exciting but was good to try nonetheless.

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C
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best new place in town. Reminds me of the open air cafe's of New Orleans and Paris. The food is spectacular. Try the beet salad. It will knock your socks off! Best fish sandwich in town. Flatbreads, burgers, and a couple of fine dining options. Check out the concert venue downstairs. Fun place with great food right in the heart of the Ludlow shopping district in Clifton. Super fun people watching (wink). Graeter's afterwards.

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BF
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great casual place for a burger. The atmosphere was fun with the garage doors up on a really nice night. Beer list was just right - lots of choices without being overwhelming. We will definitely go back!

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KD
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love this place, especially when the windows are open. Food is very good and reasonably priced. Service was great! Love the wines on tap

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RR
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for the Femi Kuti concert on Saturday. Our food and service were outstanding!

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b
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saw Jonathan Butler after dinner. Manager is hands on. Great guy attending to everything. Great place. Will be back.

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D
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great place to get a meal and attend a concert. The food is reasonably priced and the menu well thoughtout.

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S
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shockingly good. Friendly staff and clientele. Just couldn't do hotel food so open table and uber apps to the rescue.

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J
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was going to a concert downstairs, and decided to get dinner at the restaurant. It was crowded that night because of the show, but I had a reservation and got a table easily. It was SO busy that the food took a little longer, which I simply considered a good problem for the restaurant to have! They were short a couple of people, but my waitress was working her butt off, and I didn't feel ignored at any time. While I was there I ended up chatting with people from the neighborhood who weren't even there for the show, just for a drink or dinner because they loved the place so much. I got the Pinot Noir that was on tap (I love places with wine on tap) and the Italian sausage flatbread, which was HUGE and delicious, I had to take half of it home. I met the manager, who was lovely and very fun to talk to. I highly recommend this if you're going to a show there (make sure you get a reservation) You can eat in the venue, so if you're not done with your food you may take it with you to your seat and finish it.

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TF
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Open garage doors make for great Clifton street ambience. The food is so so. Good for pre-concert dining only.

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BH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & Atmosphere, its located in a lively neighborhood with lots to do near by. They have a small venue concert hall in the basement so you can catch live music there when they have shows, we seen Carbon Leaf there & it was awesome.

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TW
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First visit. So pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, and the excellent staff service. Ruby Trout over rice and a delicious sauce was perfectly filling, and a great price, $19.00! Then went went downstairs and saw an Icon, Jesse Colin Young. One of best, intimate concerts I've been to. Recommend the Garage for food, drinks, and concerts! Limited seating, so get tickets early and make dining reservations.

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SK
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Under new ownership, the Ludlow Garage's food has escalated in a great way! A simpler menu with tons of beer options, I had high hopes going in and was not disappointed. My only suggestion is that some days are way too hot to have the garage door open. It wasn't bad though. Great food and excellent service! Even the hostess on staff was very friendly.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time here. It was my friend’s birthday and we had tickets to a concert in the lower level. Great food and awesome service. We all got something different and each of our meals were very good. Definitely will come back, I love the garage doors that open and the overall vibe of the place was great.

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KR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Newly renovated and under new ownership, this local gem combines great ambience, excellent and friendly staff, and a small but superb menu of affordable delights. With "garage doors" that open up to the sidewalk (temperature permitting), it provides all the positives of outdoor dining with none of the negatives. Bonus: there is an intimate concert venue downstairs with a wide range of musical programming already on the calendar for the coming months. (Hint: It's a small restaurant/bar, so reserve your table for a pre-concert meal, and you won't be disappointed.)

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o
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had tickets for a concert at Ludlow Garage and decided to make reservations for dinner beforehand. this is our 3rd trip to LG for shows but our first sit down dining experience, since we failed to make reservations the previous two times and it was quite full.

food was very good. I had the trout entrée (heart healthy!) with risotto and my wife had crab cake sliders, she really liked them as well. staff was super nice. mgr checked in mid meal, which is always nice.

the garage doors were up and it was a pretty nice evening for June. I enjoyed the ambiance of the local neighborhood and people watching after ordering.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good was great but portion were small for the price. Staff was very attentive and loved the atmosphere!

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