The Butcher and Barrel

4.6
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525 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Argentinean
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are closed for all dine-in, carryout, and delivery. Please order take-out and delivery from our sister restaurant, Ché, at CheCincinnati.com or on UberEats. Thank you.


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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4.5
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4.6
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KS
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.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
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!

OT
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!

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

Great atmosphere. Staff is really nice and knowledgeable.

D
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!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Drinks and food were excellent.

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as well as service.

OT
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.

JW
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!

A
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.

AM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sublime dining experience. Food is outstanding. Exemplary service.

AD
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.

OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent !

MS
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
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.

BC
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.

T
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

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

T
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food- really delicious. Great ambience

JG
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 !

OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

L
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.

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

Delicious with great bourbon craft cocktails!

K
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.

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
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!

D
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
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.

OT
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.

ZF
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.

S
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!

E
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christmas dinner with the family

OT
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

TL
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall B&B is one of my new favorite places and I will definitely go back! The food is amaaazing and the place is very cool. The spinach empanadas are delicious, the grilled Cesar salad was fanatic and the root veggies and meat sampler platter were incredible. My issues are being sat right next to the door while a cold wind kept blowing in every time the door opened, no list of specials to know that the bar has special pricing/offerings and no prices on the bourbon menu. No bourbon prices makes a place called “Barrel” hard to enjoy when you have to keep asking your sever to go back and check prices. Also, why have the TVs off at the bar when a UC basketball game is on?

f
Tulsa
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lots of potential here, but maybe I just had a bad plate. Wife and I split the $50 special - everything was fine, but nothing blew me away. Expected more for the price.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday dinner

EI
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. I appreciated that the Santa-con attendees were not allowed in the restaurant. The overall experience was great. We loved the smoked pork belly empanadas and the prime burgers. The other food we tried was nice, but not excellent.

W
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good but a little overpriced. We tried the chicken, spinach and smoked pork belly empanadas. They were out of the crab empanadas but I would have liked to try those. The ribeye was flavorful and the gnocchi was good but the short rib was a little too fatty even for short ribs.