The Red Feather

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Red Feather is a contemporary American farm-to-table restaurant located in the Oakley neighborhood of greater Cincinnati. We offer an upscale casual dining experience with an emphasis on classic culinary techniques and slow, careful preparations. Enjoy twenty-five wines by the glass, 400+ by the bottle, house-made craft cocktails and a comprehensive list of micro-brewed beers. The bar is perfect for an after work drink, meeting friends, sharing a bottle of wine, or enjoying some plates to share. Warm woodwork surrounds our three separate dining areas each with its own personality, from cozy and intimate to bright and airy. We also offer an up close and intimate Chef's Table where one can watch the preparation of our food and interact with our Chefs/Owners. The Red Feather stands for innovation, rough luxury, and honoring those who worked to bring us the products that we are proud to serve and enjoy.
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TW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Other then the waitress spilling the birthday girls drink on her. The great service and delicious food made up for it. We will be back.

LM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. Something for everyone.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service exceeded expectations. The portion size for the gnocchi appetizer was very small, but it was by far the best gnocchi I have ever tried. We will definitely go back.

MF
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was delicious! Food was very different from anywhere I have been in Cincinnati. Nothing was typical of what you would get somewhere else. A small menu but a great mix of anything you would want!

BH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food is excellent. Service is so so.
Biggest complaint — we got there a few minutes early and even tho many many empty tables, would not be seated until the exact minute and second of our reservation. The host was very very cold and unfriendly.
This also happened to us last visit. While we are waiting to be seated because we were early for our reservation, two women come in with no reservation and were seated right away ahead of us. Go figure ??? Will not be back.

M
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was nice but unfortunately it was very cold. Disappointing. We wish there was a better selection of desserts. The service was very good.

R
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We usually love coming to Red Feather. It has a nice vibe, and the food and service are great. This last Saturday was somewhat disappointing though. We waited over an hour for our entree. Too long. Two of us ordered the rack of lamb. Very tough, and not great. On the other hand, my bourbon cocktail was fabulous, as were the starters: salads, brussels, bread. I heard good things about the flank steak and the scallops too.

l
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and will go again. Our waiter Eric was excellent. Great cocktails and wine list.

CM
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. First time here. The food was impeccable and well executed. The fall salad was to die for. The pork buns were amazing. My salmon was perfectly cooked. Husbands chicken and cheese grits were awesome. The chocolate torte and toasted marshmallows? Haven’t had a dessert like that in years. I love how this restaurant is so central and close to us and can’t believe we haven’t been here in years. Shout out to John for being an awesome and attentive waiter. Will definitely come back again!

LC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

It was disgustingly hot. We were sitting by a thermostat and it was reading at 88°. Several of us started feeling sick because of how hot it was. We had a pregnant girl with us and she was completely uncomfortable. We asked the server and he said there was nothing they could do.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was expensive and not very good. Drinks, service and ambiance were great.

OT
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Corrine was a great server.
I would like to have seen more variety in the menu. The salads, brussle sprouts, and crab cakes were excellent. One of us had the chicken which didn’t have a lot of flavor.
The wine and alcohol selection was good.

AS
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Too smokey from oven - they need to install another exhaust fan in the kitchen. Clothes/hair smelled like a campfire.

C
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Stopped by after a 6 pm movie due to great reviews. Service was inattentive. We ordered the Bibb salad, Gnocchi(per server) and salmon entree. Wanted a cheese platter but all the cheeses were goat...Bibb was good but nothing special. Gnocchi was far too salty (and I like salt), the salmon was crispy and tasty but took forever to come out. We were there for over an hour and a half. The drink was good. My 2015 Cabernet was delicious. Would come back for the great wine.

EW
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

There is a ventilation problem at this restaurant. Last number of times I have been there, the dining room is extremely hot and smells like campfire -- strongly. You don't want a fine dining experience (even casual fine dining) and have to shower when you come home and dry clean your clothes. The wait staff was not well trained on menu. Menu has seen little change in over a year, no specials last time we were in. We used to love this place.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a girlfriend and we loved the shareable appetizers and the salads. Terrific place for any night out.

SM
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service here are always outstanding. The best brunch in town!
I can't wait to go again.

h
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this place! I will always come back for brunch for the bloody mary bar and those yummy, complimentary beignets!!

CS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I've been there. The food and service is impeccable. The quiche is perfect! I accidentally left an item a friend brought to give me and the server caught me walking by and flagged me down to return it....which was very kind.

m
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at red Feather!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great but restaurant was very hit

M
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

horrible experience. 2.5 hours of delay and excuses. Paid $150 for a bottle of wine that was enjoyed, but not with food as ordered. Offered many excuses but nothing improved. Promised free dessert that never came. Just can’t make up what a bad Friday night date it was. What has happened to management??used to be great.

ER
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Service was slow - 1.5 hrs to get dinner. Air broken and place smelled like a fire pit. Dinner finally came and was cooked poorly

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was amazing last Friday, but the air was so Smokey that it burned our eyes. Can’t wait to return though.

l
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were amazing but a little pricey.

M
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food!

KS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were awesome. Can't wait to return. Thanks for a great dinner, Red Feather!

R
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red Feather is one of Cincinnati’s finest restaurants

H
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Squash blossoms exceptional, light breading fry with warm gooey cheese inside. Scallops, perfect sear. East coast oysters served with mignonette sauce excellent.

JM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice dinner with friends our server was Keith and he did an outstanding job. The wine list was extensive but unfortunately the inventory was not. Food was over-the-top and the ambience was great however table near the kitchen turned out to be warmer than the rest of the restaurant

S
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Maybe it was the back room or maybe it was the people but it seemed very loud. The food was wonderful.

T
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Camille was an eeeexcellent server! The scallops were PERfect! Delightful evening, we'll be back for sure!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very great for date night!

P
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Red Feather has been perhaps my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati for a few years. I have saved it for very special occasions because the menu is beyond my budget but the quality of the food has been worth it. Nonetheless I had a less than mediocre experience with the two vegetarian options on the small plates menu, both of which were bland and deep fried and very unimaginative. Not what I have come to expect from the chef at RF!

R
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Almost always a lovely and delicious dining experience. This time the food was excellent, as usual, but the portions seemed much smaller...but not the prices. Not a complaint exactly but noticeable and a wee bit too skimpy. The special swordfish was wonderful, as was the champagne dressing on the salad. I want the recipe...! Or do you bottle and sell it?

Thanks for keeping the quality up.

F
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ended up sitting at the bar and enjoyed a very knowledgeable bartender and the lamb and pork chop were amazing.

OT
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The compressed melon salad was exquisite

w
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was mostly wonderful; the pork chop was very juicy and flavorful but way too much for one person! The stuffed squash blossoms were excellent but the arancini were bland . Scallops were very good. The burger was ordered rare and arrived well done. The service was extremely slow and the noise level was very high. A repeat visit to this will wait until they can have their kitchen keep up with the number of orders.

g
London
29 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent server. Nice atmosphere. Food good but for “farm to table” many dishes or sides were fried making freshness a moot point. Ex. a squash blossum appetizer mixed with cheese deep fried so the freshness of a delicate squash blossum lost. Pricey.

c
Cincinnati
103 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Red Feather offers reliably good cuisine and fine wines. Great atmosphere for fine dining. Exceptional service.

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