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The Davidson, Cincinnati, OH

The Davidson

4.7
4.7
146 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
An American-style bistro drawing inspiration from French, Italain and American fare. The Davidson, which honors Tyler Davidson, the namesake of the fountain just across the street.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, French American, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (513) 263-1060
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 146 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Good for business meals

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    American

  • Cincinnati

    Good for business meals

  • Cincinnati

    American

146 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience overall, but felt like some of the food was over-seasoned, too salty or peppery. Additionally, we tried the Pesto Malloreddus which ended up having some red pepper flakes in the sauce, however there was no mention of any spice in the dish on the menu. For someone who likes a little kick, it would’ve been fine, but for someone with a low spice tolerance, it was a little much when you expect a mild pesto sauce. Aside from this, the food was cooked very well and tasted delicious. I am still planning on going back and trying some other dishes. I just think some dishes could use a few tweaks.

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  2. Giorgio

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific looking restaurant with professional servers. My steak frites were fabulous. My friends and I can’t wait to return to this Cincinnati gem.

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  3. GrandKathryn

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server - the best. Personable yet professional; knowledgeable. Food - perfect temperature; great taste; well presented and prepared Drinks - delicious, unique, beautiful Music - distracts from what would have been perfect dining experience Seating - we sat in the patio space; it was delightful, watching all the folks walk by and other people having a great time at Fountain Square Staff - they work so marvelously well as a team; bartender remembered us and our drinks. What a nice touch

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  4. MarkO

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I was a party of 4 and seated on time for my reservation at 8:15pm. We placed a drink and food order and after approximately 5 to 10 minutes the manager came over and stated was not serving us our drinks. When we asked for a reason none was given. We politely asked again and again given no reason. We decided to leave given the fact we did nothing wrong and not treated well by the manager.

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  5. foodie7

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very loud. Excellent service. Appetizer took 1/2 hour to arrive so they comped it. Delicious food.

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  6. Fair

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was nothing special. Spent almost $300 for 4 ppl, that seems high to me. Service was great.

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  7. CDBanker

    Cincinnati

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my second visit to The Davidson and it won’t be my last. This time, a group of seven women gathered for a happy hour toast to a friend’s new job with bottles of a delicious cremant. We tried both the fondue and the roasted eggplant and both were outstanding. As others have written, the tableside preparation of the eggplant is entertaining, and the bartender was right to encourage us to scrape up every last bite. I’d reserved a table for four for those who might want dinner and the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating when it turned out six decided to stay. Everyone enjoyed their order whether it was a bowl of Palomino’s mushroom bisque or a full entree. We enjoyed a very drinkable house red wine. The only disappointment was with the scallops: the butter overpowered the dish and ruined the balance of flavors. We look forward to returning to sit outside on this busy downtown corner!

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  8. Mainelady

    Cincinnati

    186 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    186 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit. Tried the eggplant that I'd seen reviewed. the presentation was fun, the eggplant was good. My choices, Italian chopped salad and vodka sauce pasta. Both good, both enough to take home. Other entrees enjoyed--scallops, clam pasta, steak and frites. Everyone enjoyed their choices. It was loud and only way to be heard was to increase the noise level :( But everyone seemed to be enjoying time together and their meals, so go with it :) Service was great from entering to leaving.

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  9. ccurran

    Cincinnati

    472 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    472 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took a first time couple and they were blown away. Our server, Levi, was outstanding, again !!

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  10. Paris

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Davidson is a great addition to the Cincinnati dining scene. The eggplant appetizer was amazing and unique. We also really enjoyed the veal with arugula! Chris was very informative about the menu. We’ll definitely return. Hopefully, they will soon allow you to book a reservation on Open Table for more than 4 people.

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FAQs

The Davidson is rated 4.7 stars by 146 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 48 times today
Google Map for The Davidson

501 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, French American, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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