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.
What 37 People Are Saying
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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated retirement & 2 birthdays. We all enjoyed it very much!

MK
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time at this restaurant. Fantastic food great service. It was a beautiful evening so ate outside. Also great wine.

R
Cincinnati
55 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfectly done poached eggs on crab cakes. Crab cakes have minimal "stuff" added to them, and are really top notch. The hollandaise sauce is a perfect consistency, with just a touch of lemon for freshness. Home made bloody mary, and fresh squeezed OJ for mimosa. Atmosphere is romantic - a small house with an outdoor courtyard set away from the traffic. Quiet and peaceful for a Sunday morning brunch.

OT
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We have been to The Birch 4 or 5 times now and have loved the experience until this past visit on a Friday night. Service was slow due to a couple of large parties. Also the food was not as good as the other times we’ve been there. Did not care for the grilled romaine salad and the crab tacos were small. Pork belly was good as was the soup. We will definitely try again!

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Wine tasting, cheese board and crab cakes.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time we had brunch and it was delicious!

C
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The food was good and we had a really good time until we received the bill. I purchased a $37 bottle of wine and the bill had a $15 corkage fee. The waiter only had to unscrew the cap from the wine bottle! So now that wine cost over $50 and it was not worth it. The fee should not be that high and should be waived if you are eating there.
I was so excited to try this place, because I have purchased some wine there before that I was impressed with. Unfortunately, because of this outrageous corkage fee, I won't be coming back, nor will I tell my friends to go there.

OT
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place but the food was just “ok” this time

m
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Interesting and healthy

AW
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! We sat outside and it was lovely. The food was light and delicious. A little gem in Terrace Park.

JA
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food with some healthy choices and very good attentive service. The outside courtyard is a very pleasant space. Often when we’ve been there, kids run around unsupervised inside and out in the courtyard while their parents socialize over wine and beer. That was at a minimum on our last trip there.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside it was a beautiful day and the food and service were amazing!

B
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service could not have been better! The bartender, super attentive and spot on with recommendations and pairing.

c
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went with my 5 year old son and wife. We had the charcuterie board, hummus and lump crab salad. All of the food was very good. We all enjoyed it, though our favorites differed. We had one mix up on the order, but it was resolved in a flash with no questions.

I was pleased to find an interesting mix of options that I can share with my family; son included. They made him feel very comfortable and many other well behaved children were there.

I will surely go back. The only real negative was that they did not accept my $25 OT Reward that I booked the reso with. OT quickly credited the points back to my account after contacting them.

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing night! We sat outside in the courtyard and enjoyed a great meal. The choices from the menu were ample and drink menu also offer good selections at fair prices. A new favorite for sure!!!

D
Cincinnati
171 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and based on our experience we will be back quickly. The beer cheese spread and bacon wrapped shrimp were excellent. A very delighted setting with excellent food and service.

m
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I enjoyed The Birch. Nice little place, modern feel. The patio looked relaxing, though we ate inside. The door to the patio needs a blind. We had to keep scooting our table away from the sun as it set. Annoying. The service was mediocre. I appreciate not being pestered, but not getting basic service was annoying. The food was excellent, no doubt.

CE
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved The Birch! We will come back and tell all our friends about it too.

L
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great food for reasonable prices. Features indoor and outdoor eating choices. Contemporary setting, service is good without the feeling of being rushed through the dining experience.

L
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting in Terrace Park. Interesting menu - not overwhelming. Good spot for lunch or dinner.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff and fun wine list. The food was good. It’s a little loud.

k
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as always!!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu. Friendly service. Private room looks lovely!

PB
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was nearly empty when we arrived, and was completely full within 30 minutes. Very friendly staff. Food quality was excellent. Will go back.

s
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

My husband and I enjoy trying new restaurants on Friday nights after a full workweek. We alternate choosing restaurants and then rate each others choices; we call it our "game night" and distribute points accordingly. We have a few starting rules; reservations required; locally owned; relatively healthy; good wine selection and location (< 30 min from respective workplaces). While Birch met our criteria, we will not be dining at this restaurant again, despite the fact I drive past there 5 days a week. I met my husband at Birch, after he had spent the week in Denver on business (blizzard conditions, some meetings cancelled, he often travels) . The noise level was very high because there was a large party of Dads and daughters celebrating the Daddy/Daughter dance. I love children, especially highly spirited girls!! Go Girls!!! What I found disappointing was that the servers did not seem to adapt to the environment and we suffered the consequences. Were the girls asked to lower their voices? Were the girls asked not to run around the restaurant? Apparently not. We were not told the specials on the menu, we were served the wrong wine, second course arrived before we finished the first, thus felt rushed, while we were somewhat laughing about the exuberant girls, the servers were unapologetic. Will not return and I lost the game for that week.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and great selection of food! Very good!! Will be back to try dinner!

M
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, interesting variety of food, difficult with noise level....and just to know, it's mainly small plate food, appetizer....no real entrees, full meals to speak of, but if looking for small bites to share, it's great!!

EK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great atmosphere. My husband wanted to order a second bowl of soup...

NG
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t pass up the opportunity to spend an evening here. The food was fantastic and the service a delight. Don’t live in the area? It doesn’t matter - make the drive and enjoy!

MO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time, and really enjoyed it! I am glad we tried it and found a new local dining hang out!

GN
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cozy little restaurant in Terrace Park with fantastic food! Service was very good too! I would definitely come here again!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really liked our waiter, food was terrific. Had the bean and ham soup and the grilled romaine salad. Both very good and filling. Liked the different draft beers too! We'll be back again soon

SC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good portion sizes, came hungry and left full. Very friendly and customer conscious staff. The Steak and eggs were perfect. Look forward to trying the crab cake eggs benedict on next visit.

JK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only wish they served White Zinfandel! Food was great and service!

KR
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and unique menu items. Great shareable plates so we were able to try multiple items without overeating. Service was wonderful and wine selection good. Enjoyable evening!

J
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third time to dine here, and my dinner was excellent. I will be back.

H
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an absolutely incredible experience at The Birch. Small plates were great and the salads were fresh. Good beer and wine selection too. Service was impeccable. Highly recommend.