Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant

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758 reviews
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Home of Cincinnati's Original Annual Oyster Festival. Enjoy fantastic homemade appetizers, soups, sandwiches, entrees, and desserts, in a renovated, turn-of-the-"20th" century saloon. Continental fare and fresh seafood (A Platform specialty!)

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Enjoy a tantalizing buffet of breakfast & lunch favorites, including Omelette Station, Carving Station, Pastas, Salads, Sides, Fresh Fruit, Assorted Pastries & Desserts, and much, much more. Featuring Live Jazz with THE MIKE SHARFE TRIO. Fresh oysters, full bar, wine list & Craft Beers available.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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LS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Easter Brunch was great! Excellent food and live jazz!

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AF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brunch was wonderful and the jazz trio was the perfect touch. Those guys were excellent! Loved the omelette and the carving station. Thoughtful desserts for even those who are gluten-free. Lori's Bake was yummy and the fruit and salad bar was mm-mm good.

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GM
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised with the Easter Brunch menu. The jazz band was a nice addition. Definitely will be back!!

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BT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Easter Buffet! A little pricey and big selection but more than you can eat for 33.00 Service and waitress were wonderful.

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d
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Washington Platform has an excellent brunch menu including made to order omelettes. The desserts are excellent as well.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice jazz band. Food was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was magnificent

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JP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a Saturday pre-theater lunch with my daughter and two granddaughters age 5! Wonderful service and food, even for the little ones.

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T
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Oysters lover but would not come back...service was uneven...we are used to eat them w mignonnette vinaigrette but they only had horseradish and cocktail sauce...presentation was poor...felt like the food was thrown on the dinner plates...very disappointing

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

The food and service were outstanding. We'll be back!

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A
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been to Washington Saloon several times. When several friends and I were planning a visit to Music Hall and needing dining suggestions, my first choice was Washington Saloon, which we agreed on. We were all very pleased and intend to add it to our list of restaurants to frequent in monthly dinner outings!

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GS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had never been to Washington Platform. I had Oysters on the Half Shell and crabcakes which were both delicious.. My husband tried an oyster for the first time and although he's not a fan... he did love the Cajun fish he ordered. The server was absolutely delightful..

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AS
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed Oysterfest 2019! Tasty oyster shooters & oyster munchies. Fun time with friends trying different oyster dishes.

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c
Cincinnati
287 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It's Oysterfest and that is wonderful for our landlocked City. Great menu items if you like oysters.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Low key with a deep menu; if oysters are your thing, this is your place. Cocktail menu was interesting; had a couple of good recs which turned out really well. Will definitely be headed back

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AM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Service was excellent. Went there to celebrate a birthday and they gave us both complimentary desserts. This is one of our regular places we go to eat before POPS concerts at Music Hall.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Who knew you could prepare oysters that many ways? They were wonderful. We were a party of 6 and were had a great time.

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KS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Yes, and we have recommended to friends in the past. The food is good and the price is reasonable.

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ER
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My group of wonderful female friends enjoy our lunches at Washington Platform! Our server graciously allowed us to take our time eating and chatting and gave us all separate checks, no problem. Great restaurant with great food and service!

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YS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious me and my hubby was quite cozy in the setting of the restaurant. He was so comfy he dozed off to the sultry sounds of jazz

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BM
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and seafood fresh and flavorful. Annabelle provided great service. Thank you Annabelle!

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CH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We usually dine at Washington Platform before performances at Music Hall.
This time my meal of fried fish on a bun was sub-optimal. It was very heavily battered & soggy. You really couldn't taste the fish. Would not order it again. The Thai slaw was not crisp & fresh tasting.

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MB
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunday jazz brunch. Perfect! Band was great, wonderful interaction with the crowd. Service excellent.

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R
Cincinnati
49 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent the food was great the selections were varied. Really enjoyed our first experience. Will be back

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RF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

With a reservation, still seated late. Group of four and we were given two menus by hostess. Said she would bring more. Never did. Waitress came by about 20 minutes after we were seated to make sure we had put in our drink orders. We told her no one had come by yet. Gave us a free appetizer. Still took at least 15 more minutes for drinks to come. Service was extremely slow.

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m
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood and a great value for your wallet! Been here for both lunch and dinner and always happy.

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c
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Oysters? What's not to like about Washington Platform.

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A
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very tasty and of an adequate portion size. Our server was very personable and attentive. Truly an enjoyable evening and I have already recommended it to others.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took another couple for their first time and they loved it. Looking forward to coming b ack

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LA
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very casual.... food is fresh and good! The salads were very fresh, the house dressing is so good that they bottle and sell it. I had a pasta dish heavy on vegetables that was excellent. Not dressy, but very comfortable and welcoming.

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DA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sunday brunch was delicious and so much fun! The live jazz just right, some American Standards and also some mellow riffs on Chick Corea. Staff was attentive, engaged in spite of being exhausted from Bockfest the day before.

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MK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Nice spot, good food. Maybe a bit pricey for the overall experience, but we enjoyed it.

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m
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The 3 piece band was nice but a bit loud in the room we were in. Glad they took a break when our food was brought out so we could hear each other better. :) Food was really good (vegetable curry stir fry!!), hush puppies delicious too! Would definitely go again!

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L
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Unique place to eat in downtown Cincinnati. Has some evening entertainment, usually jazz.

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! From the sitting space, to the waitress, to the food. Our evening before our concert at Music Hall was off to a perfect beginning by having dinner at Washington Platform. We ended with the blueberry New York style cheesecake, made from scratch by the chef. It was phenomenal!

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unexpectedly fantastic! You have to try the crab grenade (appetizer)! Everything we ordered was so good, and the menu had a lot of great options. Service was great, very friendly. I had the seafood sampler as my meal and it was plenty of food and it all tasted great! Another unknown great aspect was that they have a live jazz band on Fri /Sat nights @9. This place is like a hidden gem👍🏻I'm glad we tried it and will definitely be back!

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Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great oysters and red snapper. Crab cakes were really good. Try the Outerbankster oysters.

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going to Washington Platform for Jazz Brunch! Feels like New Orleans right here in Cincinnati.

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J
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Real good hushpuppies. Our requested "ocean view" was great 👌

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BR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A refreshing independent establishment that’s not hipster-centric like many of it’s neighbors up in OTR. Interesting variety including many New Orleans favorites. Anybody could find a meal or drink they like here in an honest and relaxed setting.

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