The Butcher and Barrel

4.5
751 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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  • Valentine's Prix Fixe Menu Dinner for Two

    $99.00 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2022

    $99 Valentine's Dinner for Two! Optional Prix Fixe Dinner Friday, 2/11-Monday, 2/14 First Course – Choose One to Share Burrata Bruschetta Lump Crab Cakes Second Course – Choose One Each Grilled Caesar Criolla Chopped Salad Clam and Chorizo Chowder Third Course – Choose One Each Filet Mignon Horseradish and Mustard Smashed Redskin Potatoes, Chimichurri Grilled Salmon Warm Heirloom Tomato and Fennel Salad, Lemon-Tarragon Aioli Choice of Three Empanadas Chicken Salsa Verde, Buffalo Chicken, Korean BBQ, Ground Beef, Spinach and Mozzarella Served with Bacon-Brussels Sprouts

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 751 people are saying
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Claire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and well priced. Service was excellent! We got a bottle of champagne and never had to fill our own glasses. The only thing missed was I put in my reservation that it was our anniversary and they didn’t mention it. Would have been nice to have a little congratulations. No big deal though!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Great flavoring on the steak. We both enjoyed our date night and were very happy with Ethan our server and the food was amazing. We ordered the steak dinner for two. Ribeye was good but I think next time we’ll get the porterhouse. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dinner and service. It was definitely not what we expected. It is not an ordinary steakhouse. We loved the Argentinian style flavors and didn’t realize the Italian influences on that style. We are looking forward to returning.

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vipbigdog
Cincinnati
52 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has a great time at the Butcher and Barrel. Nikki’ was our server and she was attentive and provided excellent service. Food was excellent and ambience great for our group

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jaberry
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Wonderful! When we visit Cincinnati again, we will definitely eat here. The service was spectacular too. .ask for Crystal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New Years menu was delicious and a great value. Our server, Ethan, was fantastic.

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vipPatrickK
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - the barrel-aged cocktails were delicious. Korean bbq empanada was our favorite. We had the parillada for 2 - a ton of delicious grilled food.

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MarkB
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was awesome and the food was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my daughters 18th bday. It was wonderful! Keep in mind it is almost better to order and share. Empanadas are amazing. Brussels sprouts superb. Gnocchi delish, spare ribs yum! 6 of us split 1/2 salad!

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Rugger
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best skirt steak in Cincinnati. Would recommend it to everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good experience, considering covid has changed dining out entirely. Great server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service were absolutely fantastic! We enjoyed great food and wine and simply had an amazing evening. I would definitely recommend The Butcher and Barrel!

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CincyEats
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service (waitress and even trainee) was great. Would recommend - a nice change of pace. Short rib gnocchi, empanadas, and pirogi were all great. Ambiance was fun and relaxed; noise level low enough to be able to talk. Swivel chairs were cool but a little awkward when sitting at the table. Bar tender was just ok.

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JeffreyS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner date. Able to have conversation while waiting. Food was really good. Get the strip!

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LaurenC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a great time, enjoyed the food and atmosphere! I would recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet and nice restaurant. Service by our waiter Tanner was amazing! Very attentive and the salad was amazing!

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

needed meal quickly to attend movie. served and finished on time

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vipWebz
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Given the circumstances our server was very professional and attempting to make the best of the situation. The chef walked out which you might imagine caused quite the disruption.

Probably will be some time before we try this venue out again.

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vipKrisT
Cincinnati
55 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the environment. Delicious food superior service.

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LesaS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. The food is phenomenal. We decided to eat dinner here before going to The Arnoff. Our waiter Jeremy was amazing. He knew the menu and had great recommendations for us. My friend and I shard the experience for 2. The amount of food you get is enough for 3. The meat is so flavorful and just delicious. The brussel sprouts are a must try. And the Gnocchi, oh my goodness best I have ever had. We also tried the Korean Beef and Spinach and Mozzarella Empanadas, so good. Great food and a Great experience! I will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very accommodating for my food allergies, great night!

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place! Loved the ambiance. Service was impeccable. The bruschetta was delicious. Steaks were a little undercooked but still all the food was good. We all walked away full and happy.

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vipDougD
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food generally ok but steak fries were had what tasted like way to much cayenne pepper on them and the breaded chicken dish was burnt.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Attentive wait staff. Salmon was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food Terrific service.

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NicoletteK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends recommended us to go here for a double date and did not disappoint! We had the bruschetta, mozzarella cheese deep, steak fries and a trio meat dish that I do not recall and a side of mac and cheese and their gnocchi. To say we were full afterwards is an understatement. Everything was amazing, the gnocchi and bruschetta were my favorite but the mac n cheese was high up there. The meats were cooked exactly how we told our waitress, Dee, to which she took very good care of us! Thank you for an amazing experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was average and wait time for salads and dinner was a bit longer than hoped.

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vipSuesam
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

A birthday celebration. The service was slow . We have to ask for plates, utensils, napkins, the steak was tough. The value was not worth the money

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was okay we had a very long wait…

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Andrew
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Steak was extremely tough and not seasoned. They were out out majority of empanadas by 6:30 pm. First time, last time visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience double dating prior to the USA V Mexico game. I love that it is casual enough for a pregame spot while still feeling like a nice date night dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Empanadas were amazing!

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CarlaH
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was amazing and service was great! Would absolutely recommend.

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clarer
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our group thought the service was great and the ambiance was perfect for talking and comfortable. Food was good and not too overpriced

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Shan
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Our waiter was attentive, friendly and fast. Staff very welcoming and friendly.

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DavidG
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Per usual we had a very pleasant dinner at the Butcher & Barrel. Both the food and the service were outstanding. Highly recommend!

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Sunny
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short ribs were delightful!

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amys
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. Our waiter was great and the food delicious.

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Out2dinner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and perfect service. We will be back again. We explained to our waiter that we needed to be at the Aronoff in time for our show and he made certain that everything ran on schedule. We had a delicious meal, thank you!

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vipCindyK
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Our waitress, Dee, was excellent. Made out meal truly special!

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 4.5 stars by 751 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.