The Butcher and Barrel

4.6
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530 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Argentinean
Butcher and Barrel is a unique restaurant and bar that takes old world influence and makes it new. From unique cuts and meats with scrumptious sides to classic and modern cocktails. Casual yet sophisticated all are welcome to sample from the butcher's selections and enjoy Cincinnati's most unique bar/lounge.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Butcher and Barrel! Great food and our waitress, Molly, was fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all the way around.. can't wait to go back.

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vipJillbert
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first restaurant we visited after the stay at home order was lifted. Attentive service and phenomenal empanadas!!

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MackenzieM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks, and service on a first night out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A well kept secret. Eclectic menu.

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KevinS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! The food was amazing and the service exceptional. They had some specials that offered great value. We had the porterhouse steak dinner for two and everything was perfect. Madeline was our server and she was great with recommendations, including a wine that paired well with our dinner choice. We will definitely return so we can try more of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Place is Fantastic!!! Everything was absolutely delicious!!!

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vipMarcie
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed dinner here....just across the street from the Garfield theater. The bruschetta was some of the best I have ever had and I spent two weeks in Italy tasting bruschetta as often as possible! Highly recommend! Also enjoyed the asparagus risotto and the gnocchi with spinach and cream truffle sauce. Our waitress was super nice and prompt. Thank you for an enjoyable dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet, Brussels sprouts, short rib gnocchi and bread pudding. The meat was fantastic. Flavor outstanding. Awesome experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Staff is really nice and knowledgeable.

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vipDiner
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal. Wendell was our server and he was fantastic and attentive.
gnocchi and short ribs...always amazing. Tried the tuna special....wow...it was so very good. Large portion of tuna.

Every person that I have recommend Butcher and Barrel has said it is their new favorite place.

Chef - well done!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Drinks and food were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as well as service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and fabulous food! I just wouldn’t recommend a table near the door on a cold day, you definitely feel every time the door opens.

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JessicaW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The steaks were amazing. We dined early, so the noise level was quiet. I highly recommend the Strawberry Mule. Our waitress was very helpful with the menu and suggestions. Would definitely go back again!

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Aaron
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service! Food was overall good and all of the appetizers and sides were excellent, but steaks were under cooked by a decent bit. Had to send one back. The rest of the food was great, drinks were good.

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sublime dining experience. Food is outstanding. Exemplary service.

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AnnaD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was everything we hoped for and more. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious, the service was great, and the ambiance was lovely. High quality food and fairly large portions for the price. I will definitely be returning in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent !

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MelanieS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and great food. The flavors of sides paired with the melt in your mouth filet mignon made for a wonderful date night.

KM
KevinM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tables are in the same room as the bar so the ambiance is 4 star. Food and service were great.

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BarbaraC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome! We sat at the bar, at our request. Our bartender, Kiya, was amazing! She had such a wonderful passion when explaining the different menu options. She made the evening very special.

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vipTobilicious
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband is allergic to all fish and seafood. Server and chef very helpful in choosing food my husband could enjoy. He was disappointed he could not eat the empanadas but chef sent out delicious chicken wings for him. Very sweet to do that.
We all enjoyed our food, especially my fillet mignon, cooked perfectly and the short rib gnocchi

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good food. We had the charcuterie board and Argentinian Experience platter.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holly was an amazing server who had everything we needed without a single menu reference. Ribeye, gnocchi, bruschetta, and espresso martinis were all spot on. Maddie even changed the game on the tv for us. Everything i wanted and nothing i expected.

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Teatimegal
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food- really delicious. Great ambience

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JustinaG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by the food ! Everything was amazing! Would definitely recommend for any occasion! The strip steak and gnocchi were my favorite !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. The steaks were amazing! The service was very personable.

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Lela
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The steak was not good i came for my birthday and the quality of food and the teak was small i was referral by a friend and talk very highly of restaurant they said the steak was worth paying 39 dollars but i was not happy and did not have a amazing experience for my birthday.

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OCJH
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious with great bourbon craft cocktails!

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vipKiser123
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - empanadas, Caesar Salad, and the steaks were amazing! Highly recommend, we will certainly be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining and enjoyed everything. We'll definitely go back!

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vipMike
Cincinnati
99 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had been meaning to try Butcher and Barrel for forever and finally made it Saturday night with friends. Love Alfio and think he is an amazing chef. Butcher and Barrel did not disappoint. Service was spot on. Gabriella was attentive, made great suggestions and even helped us split entrees so we could try multiple things. My wife and I split the Short Rib Gnocchi and Prime Rib Cannelloni. Both were excellent. The sauces stood out here on both dishes bringing the meat forward in the dish. The Gnocchi has s truffle mushroom sauce that is amazing. The Cannelloni had a red sauce that really complimented the baked on cheese and prime rib. Really could not have been happier and will be back soon!

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Dpiddy1
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Service, food, wine and my date were all divine.

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Stefanie91585
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We enjoyed it. The waitress was friendly but I feel as though they were running short staffed... I saw the same 3 people running around for much of the night trying to multi task, the fountain drinks were forgotten for quite some time and there was a small mixup with the wine but overall the experience was good. They were accommodating to a few last minute seating changes for our party. Will definitely be back at some point. Really enjoyed the goat cheese salad, risotto, roasted veggies while others were pleased with the lamb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the host to the server to the food. All excellent. Best service. Great experience. Will definitely keep this place as a go to.

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ZachariahF
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Empanadas were as good or better than advertised! Great steak recommendation and the sides were shared by the table. Also I loved the classic chocolate cake for dessert.

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vipSmith
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Caution: Avoid this restaurant if you have an out-of-state drivers license, they will deny you drinks at the bar. Even valid out-of-state licenses were not accepted at this place, it ruined the atmosphere of the birthday party we were attending, and we will not be back to this place!

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vipEmily
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christmas dinner with the family

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AWESOME! A little pricey but totally worth it. Would definitely go back for another special occasion

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