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The Butcher and Barrel

4.6
4.6
988 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
The Butcher and Barrel prides itself on maintaining tradition while preparing each and every dish using the traditional culinary experience & recipes from Juan Imeroni’s Argentine heritage to develop a menu that Cincinnati has never experienced before. The Latin American & Italian inspired cuisine is made with fresh, local & imported ingredients that are sure to make each bite better than the last! So come, experience what it’s like to travel to another part of the world in your own city.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Argentinean

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 954-8974

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    The Butcher and Barrel boasts one of Cincinnati's most unique large private dining/celebration areas, that promises to create a wonderful evening for any corporate event, rehearsal dinner, or general celebration or gathering.

  • Private party contact

    Drew Gilby - Private Events Coordinator : (844) 584-1390

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    Race

  • Parking details

    On street parking and several adjacent lots and garages.

  • Entertainment

    The lounge area offers an exciting happy hour and live music as well as DJ's. Sophistactedd comfort to enjoy a night out.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 988 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cincinnati

    Steakhouse

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  1. ER

    ErinR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to dinner before a Broadway show. Service was fantastic and the food was unexpectedly amazing. We will be back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Empanadas we’re killer, wish I would have ordered a couple more. The entree was also very filling and delicious. Would definitely recommend.
  3. b

    bobtheeater

    Cincinnati

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Some good…some food bland.
  4. D

    Dave

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Good place to hang with friends to grab a bite, maybe watch a game. Food is way over priced for the ambience.
  5. SJ

    SJane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nikki was a fantastic ambassador for your establishment. We went for restaurant week and also ordered off the menu. Everything she recommended was stellar. Great experience. Also music in background had a good mix and enjoyable. Thanks Nikki for not sucking.
  6. KK

    KevinK

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a party of 6 with a reservation. We were greeted when we entered and were seated promptly. Our waitress was friendly, helpful and attentive - - very professional. The 6 of us ordered quite the variety of starters, sides , salads and entrees and all were pleased. We found it an outstanding value for the money - - we will be back.
  7. EK

    EKGM

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our dinner at Butcher and Barrel last evening. Our server Crystal was wonderful!
  8. AR

    AmburR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ordered the pork chop with the chimi shrimp on top, with a side of Mac and cheese and mashed potatoes. I could've even eat it all. Also had a mint martini. Best friend also enjoyed the gnocchi and prime rib with her old fashioned. Great night and atmosphere
  9. C

    Caleb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was so great. We shared the experience for two and everything was delicious. The empanadas were amazing and drinks were tasty. Definitely will be back :)
  10. T

    Theatrelover

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night
  11. L

    Lyle

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good however it is not traditional Argentinian food
  12. S

    Shelley

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Super cool vibe! Our server was great until the place got busy. The eggplant parmigiana was deep fried and over cooked. The red sauce was meh. I’ve been there once before and I remembered it being good about four years ago. Might give it another shot.
  13. MM

    MrMoo

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE this place and the people working there. Food is good. Location is marvelous, and Carissa in particular is an amazing bartender. We're gonna be regulars!
  14. DL

    DaveL

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined at Butcher and Barrel during Cincinnati restaurant week, so we chose items off the limited special menu. The full menu is thorough with plenty of options for any appetite or dietary needs. My wife and I both chose the Provoleta appetizer... sort of an Argentinian crostini. It was excellent with gobs of melted provolone, fresh tomatoes and chimichurri to heap on toasted ciabatta. My grilled Caesar was tasty and my wife enjoyed the chopped wedge. Her filet was cooked perfectly and my salmon was among the best I've ever had (and I eat a lot of Salmon). The roasted broccolini and chimichurri on the side rounded out the meals perfectly. We enjoyed the cocktail of the week (Mapple Peach Bourbon Smash). Our server Ethan was friendly, helpful, timely, but not obtrusive. We did not feel rushed at all. All in all, a wonderful dining experience. Highly recommend!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Butcher and Barrel for Cincinnati Restaurant Week and it was a very worthwhile experience! The staff was attentive despite the crowd and the quality of food and drink was top notch. Will definitely go again!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Restaurant week
  17. PG

    PattiG

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our fist visit and it was perfect. We ordered off of the Restaurant Week Menu and were not disappointed. We tried the Empanada, that they make from scratch, the Chorizo Clam Chowder and the Shrimp Pasta. Wonderful! And our server was so sweet and efficient. In addition to the two of us she had a large party of 14 and she never missed a beat. Extra bonus was the parking lot next door so we didn't have to worry about a long walk or unsafe conditions. We would recommend you give them a try.
  18. TL

    TLax

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Skirt steak was literally one of the best Steaks I have ever had. The char and flavor were amazing. A+ Service with great recommendations. This place is now in the dinner out rotation. Great cocktails. Eat here, you wont regret it. Order the Skirt Steak.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, excellent service, good drinks. The gnocchi is out of this world!
  20. JD

    JDXML

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Butcher & Barrel, and I said to my wife “I think I have a new favorite restaurant!” A little pricey, but all restaurants are at this point; so they may be right in line with other similar ones.
  21. RZ

    RyanZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food and Service. They had a live band that played acoustic and they were very good!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food was not good. Steak was over cooked
  23. l

    lizg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time in and the food was amazing! Great service and atmosphere. I would absolutely recommend this place for dinner. Can't wait to go back!
  24. T

    Tastebuddiva

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to dinner here before seeing Hamilton at the Aronoff Centre. 5:30pm dinner reservations gave us plenty of time to get to the show at 7:30 PM Service was wonderful, the place has a really hood vibe and decorated nicely. The food was outstanding! Started with the empanadas then split a half wedge salad which was plenty big for two people and then we split the Argentinian short rib with the added mushrooms and onions sautéed on top. The chimichurri sauce that is served with the empanadas and the short rib was delicious. Then for dessert we had the banana Empanada. Yum! And very reasonably priced. Will definitely be going back to try the other menu items.
  25. MN

    MandaN

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, exceptional service, great location.
  26. D

    Denise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was Saturday night before our Broadway show. Ethan did a great job serving! We were seated in the back room so atmosphere not as nice as the main part of restaurant. Beet salad was very good & unusual. Not the same old thing. We had the bourbon pork tenderloin which was very tender & had interesting sides. Also had the shrimp scampi which was excellent! Had the yummy cheesecake for dessert. Perfect night out. It’s the 3rd time we’ve been there & we’ve been very happy with service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! We did the Argentinian experience for 4 and it did not disappoint. Great service and perfect atmosphere. Would definitely recommend this place if you are in Cincy!
  28. n

    nh12345

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Group of 4 really enjoyed dinner and drinks. The steaks were amazing and sides were delicious. We had cauliflower, gnocchi, and brussel sprouts for sides, would recommend all.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great job with the special note that was requested 10/10
  30. K

    Kiser123

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great - for the value, it’s the best dining experience in Cincy! Highly recommend the proveletta, skirt steak, grilled Caesar, and the Mac n cheese - you won’t be disappointed!
  31. Y

    Yes1

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!
  32. T

    Theresa

    Cincinnati

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good
  33. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to take the lady friend. STEAK!!!!!!!!
  34. M

    Marshall

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, the service was great and the Manager was extremely helpful and professional. Recommend highly.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal for everyone! Will definitely go back very soon.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to The Butcher and The Barrel with another couple for a double date & the food did not disappoint. This was our 2nd time here this summer and the food was delicious both times! Wedge salad to start (split with my fiancé), short rib gnocchi for an entree (SO delicious!) my fiancé had the 8 oz filet and so did our friends. Drinks were also really good! We all got martinis. Will be back!
  37. RB

    RaymondB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Some items tasted like they were salted twice. Otherwise nice dinner for Anniversary.
  38. CA

    CincyAmy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect date night spot! Easy parking across the street, extremely friendly and helpful staff, and incredible food - we will be back often!
  39. RJ

    RyanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is hands down my favourite restaurant in Cincinnati. It’s good vibes, good drinks, and especially good food all around. Everything on the menu is great, but you HAVE to get the empanadas to start.
  40. RB

    RobertB

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Butcher and Barrell. We haven't been for awhile and our favorite server Nicki was there and remembered us. She new our drink order and was awesome as usual. One of my favorite restaurants in Cincinnati!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Butcher and Barrel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 954-8974.

The Butcher and Barrel is rated 4.6 stars by 988 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for The Butcher and Barrel

700 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Race

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Argentinean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    On street parking and several adjacent lots and garages.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    The lounge area offers an exciting happy hour and live music as well as DJ's. Sophistactedd comfort to enjoy a night out.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 954-8974

  • Private party facilities

    The Butcher and Barrel boasts one of Cincinnati's most unique large private dining/celebration areas, that promises to create a wonderful evening for any corporate event, rehearsal dinner, or general celebration or gathering.

  • Private party contact

    Drew Gilby - Private Events Coordinator : (844) 584-1390

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