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The Butcher and Barrel

4.7
4.7
1036 Reviews
$30 and under
Argentinean
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 23 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Argentinean, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed, 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

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Prix Fixe Menu

    $99.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Another New Year's Eve is upon us, and we're celebrating with an exceptional menu from Chef James Karlson! Enjoy our Three Course Prix Fixe menu with a sparkling wine toast. $99 per guest, with additional offerings to add available. The standard dinner menu will not be offered. Complete menu available on our website First Course – choose one Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Argentine Deviled Eggs Chicken Salsa Verde and Spinach & Mozzarella Empanadas Seared Diver Scallop Bruschetta Course 2 - Choose one Roasted Beet Salad Caesar Salad Chopped wedge salad Lobster Bisque Third Course – Choose one 8oz Filet Mignon 14oz NY Strip Oven Roasted Lobster Tail Antarctic Salmon Pan Roasted Amish Chicken Breast Short Rib Gnocchi Australian Rack of Lamb

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What 1,036 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati

    Romantic

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  1. RG

    RoseG

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience. We had a wonderful waitress that knew the answers to every question we had. The food was perfect and I mean so tasty and perfectly seasoned. This was our first visit and definitely not our last.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loves this place
  3. DF

    DerrickF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steak and great service. Very knowledgeable about bourbon too. Get experience will be back.
  4. AV

    AliciaV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good. Waiter was very pleasant. We were seated near the door so it was a bit chilly when it opened.
  5. j

    johnnyboy

    Cincinnati

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time here. Had the chicken empanadas (4) with the green chimichuri. They came hot and were delicious. My partner and I both enjoyed the 8oz filet, they were both prepared to each our own liking. A great Malbec paired well with the meal. An enjoyable meal all in all.
  6. TG

    TorG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time we arrived at the time we left food, wait staff, everybody was outstanding. We will definitely pass this restaurant along and be back.
  7. SM

    SteveM

    Columbus

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so nice to see a diverse menu while still serving proteins and vegetables we were very familiar with. This truly is a "give me one of everything" kind of place. I could have made a meal on the small plates. I have to call our Tanner! After a long day of working, Tanner made my wife and kids feel very special. Thank you.
  8. G

    Grace

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks and atmosphere. We will be back!
  9. C

    Clinton

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Our server was excellent and the food was delicious. Looking forward to dining there again.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    There was a very cold breeze that came through the front door every time it was opened so we had to keep our coats on throughout dinner. We sat in a booth on the right about halfway toward the back of the restaurant. You need to do something to keep it warm in the restaurant.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  12. O

    Onthe10brink

    Cincinnati

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had dinner here before a show at the Aronoff. Our server was great and the pork tenderloin is divine! Would definitely return.
  13. DB

    DanielleB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve had in Cincy with amazing service to top it off.
  14. LJ

    LeslieJ

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Enjoyable atmosphere. Pasta seafood special fresh and good size shrimp. Empanadas delicious. Steak was unevenly cooked and not searing hot when served. Overall was pretty good and will plan to return to try something else.
  15. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and even better service, thanks to Shelby!
  16. D

    Dwcincy

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I have had out in a long time. Food was top notch and service from Crystal was a delight.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service and great food!
  18. JR

    JustinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Excellent food. The experience for 2 or 4 is the way to go.
  19. J

    Jeff

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They paired some awesome flavors together. I went there for the steaks but ended up having an entree instead. It just sounded to good to pass up. The service was great and very attentive.
  20. BN

    BradN

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We did the parrillada experience. The meat was served on what was supposed to be a grill. However, all the meats were cold. The sausages were cold in the center like they just came out of the refrigerator. I was looking forward to trying this place and sadly was very disappointed with the service and meal.
  21. AL

    AmyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service spectacular. High points were the filet and butternut squash ravioli.
  22. MW

    MarkW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, very fast service and fantastic apple empanada for dessert. And the latter was free because it was my wife's birthday!
  23. S

    Scott

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best NY strip! Been to other high end steakhouses and this beat them hands down.
  24. A

    Alan

    Cincinnati

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Creative menu in welcoming environment
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Traveling with two boys (7&10) and wanted something special. Booths are huge and very private. Ordered 4 empanadas and the huevos rellenos to start - so good! Kids asked for more of the eggs and we all agreed the salsa verde chicken was the best empanada. Next my husband and I ordered the Argentinian 5-meat parrillada special for two people, and we all shared the Caesar salad, butchers fries, and balsamic glazed Brussels sprouts. The skirt steak was outstanding, but my little one preferred the milder herbed farmhouse sausage. We split 3 desserts, all very rich and delicious. My husband was excited about his double pour of Weller, and after seeing the bill was disappointed he didn’t have a second. The boys tried the mocktails and I had a mule. All fine. Our server was very busy but attentive. Food came out perfectly in stages to keep small people from complaining about the length of our four course, two-hour splurge. It was tempting to order double the food, not knowing portion sizes. We each ended up with 2-3 bites of everything and it was perfect. We could have squeezed in another appetizer. Kids had food comas after dessert. Next time I’ll just order the skirt steak because it was amazing and I look forward to trying the gnocchis!
  26. GP

    GPRCinci

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service. However the music was cranked up way too loud and every time the HVAC clicked on the squeaking and rattling was annoying.
  27. KW

    KevinW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been wanting to try this for a while. Wife’s steak was perfect. I had the Butcher chicken and it wa awesome. Highly recommended
  28. CG

    CG1lover

    Cincinnati

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious dinner. My beet salad was amazing! My husband’s burger was cooked to perfection. The staff was helpful and gracious. We will be back! Thank you.
  29. CV

    ChristianV

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic tasting food and wine. Wonderful service from bubbly personality waitress. Really enjoyed our dinner as a first time guest.
  30. P

    Pauls

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second time at Butcher and Barrel, first by myself and they as part of a business dinner. Great food and drinks and service!
  31. DO

    DavidO

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, good food, a really enjoyable experience!
  32. PJ

    PegJo

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great downtown spot with a nice but casual vibe. Highly recommend!
  33. HG

    HeatherG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal! Our waitress Michelle was attentive and the food was amazing. I highly recommend the gnocci with shortribs...it was like eating a cloud with flavor! Would go back again.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Gnocchi was excellent as well as the cocktails. Little pricey for the quality.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ambience was great. We ordered the experience for four and the food was just OK. The steaks were tough and the braised short ribs were rather fatty. Everything was very flavorful.
  36. BT

    BroilinToilin

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Top 3 steak I've ever had. Apps were top notch, house cocktails unlike anything else downtown.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casual atmosphere, food was really good and service was excellent.
  38. AH

    AlanH

    Cincinnati

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    This is one of our favorite restaurants and our visit this time was fine but not GREAT. Their menu changes so some things that we typically order are no longer available. I order the salmon and it was very good. The roasted broccolini was significantly undercooked and hard (even for the knife to cut). My wife's wedge salad was less of a wedge and more of a tossed salad and the predominance of onions on the salad made it less enjoyable. Cocktails were generous pours and service was attentive. We will be back but this was not our best experience.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, service too. Our waiter Jeff was very nice and attentive
  40. TH

    TonyaH

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and great service. Highly recommend!

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 4.7 stars by 1036 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 23 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Butcher and Barrel

700 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Race

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Argentinean, Steakhouse

  • 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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