The Birch - In Terrace Park

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$30 and under
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American
The Birch in Terrace Park is a full service neighborhood restaurant specializing in boutique wines, craft beers (full bar also available) and scratch kitchen menu. Host a gathering in our private dining room or enjoy a meal on our patio! You can even shop in our wine retail room to take home your favorite new wines. Now offering Brunch on Sundays!
*Parties of 5 or more, please call the restaurant to reserve your table.
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foodie
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly server. Unique menu.

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vipEastdider
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was great and it’s a really cool little place. Food is limited but really like the wine list. Will definitely go back!

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vip4465975
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at The Birch!!

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MaureenE
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server is the best she is always friendly, patient and fun to talk with. So sorry I can’t remember her name my two girlfriends and I enjoyed our afternoon lunch with some delicious Sauvignon wine from New Zealand. The Birch never fails to deliver.
Maureen

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed our evening out on the patio. Very accommodating due to our lateness. Even offered us water while we waited!

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DaveK
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic. Beer and wine selections very good. Outside tables made the whole dining experience very enjoyable. Will definitely go back.

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vipthefoxes
Cincinnati
64 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Totally wonderful evening, the food, service and outdoor area were all perfect!

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GraceR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at The Birch. We ate outside in the beautiful courtyard area. Service was excellent and everyone who attended our table as friendly and personable. Food was amazing as well. I highly recommend eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dining experience, small quaint hidden gem in Terrace Park!

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vipJeffreyW
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our service was horrible. I find that comical considering the restaurant could only seat to half capacity. We received our first course then our server disappeared. We later learned he was also the bartender. The food really wasn't great either...At least the few dishes we were able to order. Don't waste your time.

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MaryL
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, wine, and service. One of our favorite restaurants. Love their menu!

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HeatherC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and dining experience as always!

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Andrea
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the patio dining. Love this place. Frose was awesome too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The place is nice but the server was inattentive and it took over an hour from when we placed the order for our food until it arrived. The most disappointing part was that it was never acknowledged.

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vipBanker50
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance is very good and server was excellent ! Food was okay wine list very diverse we enjoyed a pleasant evening outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an outstanding lunch with lovely outdoor seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had brunch with my family on Sunday. We met at 12:30 hoping most of the crowd would have already met and moved on. The lack of soft surfaces meant that the rowdy group enjoying brunch at the bar echoed throughout the space, but who can blame them? The server was amazing and interacted very nicely with our 7 month old. All of our food was great and the chocolate chip cookie for dessert was excellent. Would go back again!

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Beth
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I have dined at The Birch a handful of times, and have never been disappointed. The menu is always changing and the service is always excellent. It's so close to home and yet a nice night out.

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Mare
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a table of four, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the wine and food. Great place...love the decor...service was excellent. Our reserved table was by the front door, so not the most favorable area due to people coming and going; and, next to the bar (and higher noise levels). Next time I will definitely request a table further back in the dining area. All in all, a very enjoyable evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Server was overbearing with non-stop interruptions pushing us to order items from the bar, she seemed unnerved that we weren’t ordering alcoholic beverages even though we were a party with children and had opted out of adult beverages that evening. The staff seemed to be disconnected changing the lighting up down up down up down, 3 - 4 times during our dinner, so distracting and taking away from our experience. Staff also keep moving the table set ups all around us which was quite disruptive in such a small area. Food was less than mediocre, flavorless and bland. No one in our party finish their unsatisfactory meal. The only positive I have of the experience is with the Open Table reservation we were greeted and seated right away and the bread which was ordered ala carte as a separate menu item was warm and fresh.

I don’t think I’ll plan to return and probably won’t recommend to others.

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X24Sullivan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine's Day. Great dishes. Nice service. Very cool historic building. Would go again!

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vipSeddy
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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vipJanetS
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both Chris and Beth were very helpful.

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viplplp29
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried the soup of the day, pork and cabbage stew and it was so very good. Highly recommend. The fingerling potatoes were so-so, I would slice them and prepare them more like a loaded baked potato skin. Two in our party ordered various salads, all looked fresh and generous portions. Def will return.

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DiscriminatingDiner
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really pretty spot. Eclectic menu. Nice wine selection. Almost impossible to carry on a conversation across the table as the ambient noise level was deafening.

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AmyF
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We waited over 10 minutes after being seated to receive menus and water despite the manager that sat us walking by us multiple times and seeing that we had neither. Our server was not friendly, didn’t tell us any of the specials or explain what was on the charcuterie board she brought us. In her defense I believe she had tables in the other section of the restaurant at the same time. The host/manager should have been helping her out but he was seen standing at the bar doing nothing helpful for most of our visit. It was very loud in the restaurant as the ceilings are high and we had a large table seated to our right. The food was ok. Not bad, not great. Small portions for big prices. My pork skewer had three small bites of meat for $16. The outside patio looked nice. Perhaps in warmer weather I would stop for a glass of wine in the patio but not for food.

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vipcraigC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place... innovative food, good service, great ambiance.

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vipDianeH
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I really like this experience. I would go back but the food is a bit pricey and they weren't willing to accommodate a meal based on my food allergy. That was a bit disappointing. I ended up ordering something that I didn't care for as much because of this. However, I would go back to try other items on the menu.

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vipJanT
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent, friendly service, shiny clean. Ambience could be little]e warmer, nut it's a nice place and I suspect it's great outside in the summer. We thought the menu could be bigger - not a lot to choose from.

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vipAlzero
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We’ve been four times. We like it and will continue to support it although it’s menu is limited and a few items need improving. The brisket sandwich needs help. We gave it three tries. Mostly, it’s a tough, dry hunk of meat on a bun. I could do better with a crockpot. Sorry. Don’t tell me “this brisket is firm.” Brisket should melt in your mouth after long, slow cooking. Other dishes are good. It’s a charming little bar and restaurant. The burger is delicious as are the loaded fingerling potatoes. Salads are excellent, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love, love the Birch!!

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vipbobs
Louisville
112 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, excellence servic, nice ambience. A great Sunday Bruch.Worth the drive .

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vipThoroblade
Dublin
57 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual.
Can’t beat Chris and Andrew.
Perfect burger and a great glass of wine.

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ChrisW
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

This restaurant was too loud. The waiter couldn't even hear what we wanted to order and had to move around the table to hear us. My food was too spicy and I only ate half of it. I ordered crab cakes. The tables are placed too close to each other and there are no noise buffers.

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vipChris
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server - great! Food - great! Host - stunk. As a customer you liked to be greeted with a smile when entering and thanked for your business when leaving. Neither occurred. Soured our experience.

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LeslieC
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot to grab a bite and a glass of wine.. super friendly service.. food was delicious.. we had the charcuterie tray, the veggie gyro and the pork and sauerkraut.. will go back!

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vipTastyFood
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Birch is fantastic. Simple menu, but good food.

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MAGGIEP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED THE STAFF AND THE FOOD. WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

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vipAlzero
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our second experience after stopping in when just opened (indifferent greeting turned us off). This time was great. Warm, friendly, attentive service and very good food. Short rib sandwich was not so tender meat but the hamburger was top shelf. Good salads, too. We’ll be back more often!

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vippenguino
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we'll be back for Chef Alex's food:):):)):):):):)):)

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The Birch - In Terrace Park offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 831-5678.

The Birch - In Terrace Park is rated 4.5 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

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