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Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant

4.5
618 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Neighborhood Gem
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!)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Cajun
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Closed Monday
Brunch, Saturday & Sunday - 11:00am - 3:00pm

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Phone number
(513) 421-0110
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jon V. Diebold
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Court
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Parking details
Street & public lots daily. Complimentary parking after 5:00pm in Court Street Center, directly across Elm Street.
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Entertainment
Live music Thursday & Friday evenings.
Second Sunday Jazz Buffet
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

HOLIDAY JAZZ BUFFET- Enjoy a tantalizing array of breakfast & lunch favorites, including Omelette Station, Carving Station, Pastas, Salads, Fruit, Assorted Pies, Pastries & Desserts, and much, much more. Featuring THE MIKE SHARFE TRIO. Fresh oysters, full bar, wine list & craft beers available.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 618 People Are Saying
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service
4.2
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Stopped in for dinner before an event at Memorial Hall - Mavis Staples - so was in celebatory mood!! Washington Platform did not disappoint!! Food was wonderful, spicy shrimp & grits and service great too! Love the exposed brick walls, cozy environment. Can't wait to return!!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The first negative thing that happened was that we two women were seated at a booth in the back of the restaurant by the kitchen. When will restaurants learn not to do this. That should be the last table given to anyone and they should apologize for it. We even had reservations so should have had a much nicer table waiting for us (this was 5:30 on a Thursday). Next the waitress took our orders, brought our salads and did not followup with our wine order. When we were about finished with our salads and asked if she forgot our wine, she blamed it on the bar - that she had put the order in but apparently didn't followup with it. Then about half way through our meal a family with kids were seated at the booth in back of me (I was facing the kitchen so they were more in the restaurant proper) and the toddler was kicking the seat which vibrated through to my seat and was noisy. Food was good but the atmosphere and service was all downhill.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was delicious! Service was good. It was a bit too loud that night!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Oyster festival was fun to experience with over 40 oyster variations. Food was very good for all 4 of us

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went for Oyster season. Multitude of dishes containing oysters but no choice of what kind of oysters - no tasting comparison menu. Dishes we had were all good and they are the only restaurant in town offering so many oyster dishes.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was very good service was very good and will be going back very soon

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Oyster Fest was excellent......definitely will go back!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Love oysterfest! One of our favorite dining events of the year.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Bartender took special care to make me blue cheese stuffed olives for my martini. Sat at the bar for drinks, great appetizers, and then for our dinner. This is oyster weeks and some many dishes. Awesome oyster, seafood paella.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Has a New Orleans feeling!!! Great Bloody Marys👍 A fun place to meet after work.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Delicious menu items and great service; they also have a very popular oyster fest going on at the moment, and the wait staff are very knowledgeable about the options.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Oyster Fest is a must-attend event for us. Great food and enjoyed the endless choices of oysters prepared dozens ways. What a tasty paradise! Thanks for doing it every year and keeping fresh still! Bravo!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This was a first time visit for me..... loved it!
Already have a reservation for tomorrow---- that's just 3 days after my first visit!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great Easter Brunch. Loved the atmosphere. True old world charm.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great service
Awesome Easter Brunch
Will be back!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As always, this Jazz Brunch gives the feeling a great New Orleans style brunch; especially during Oyster Festival.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Overall good experience. One of our guest meal was over cooked so it was not enjoyable for them.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great fried oysters. Other meals also excellent. Other diners had the scallops and a salad with crab meat. All of the food is good as is the beer selection.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We went expressly for oysters and savored every bite of the appetizer -- oysters with bacon. Yum. The seafood chowder was good,also, but too much. All five of us enjoyed our dinners. We'll go again when the Oyster Festival begins.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We eat at Washington Platform before Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concerts at least once a month. Lots of choices, from breakfast to complete dinners. Always nice servers and great food. My friend says it's one of the best burgers she's had and I love the fish tacos!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Decent vibe. Great food! Highly recommend the jambapastalaya! The crab cakes were fantastic as well. Will definitely go again sometime.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was very good, service was excellent we will definitely be going back

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fun times! Great service

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great place to be able park , eat dinner, and walk to CSC or Music Hall. Good food and great service.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very good food, jazz music, and service. Great value.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Lovely time with a friend for our bday weekend away. Searched open tables for distance, available reservations, and menu and came across the restaurant. It didn’t disappoint. It’s a very unassuming building but the food was great and our server was excellent.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We came for dinner before the Cinci Pops performance. Service was good, meals came out almost too fast, we were not done with our salads when dinner arrived. Fish sandwich tasted good, but over cooked. One bad oyster out of six. Crab cakes are deep fried which I was not expecting, and were just ok. Brussel sprouts, rest of oysters and salads were good.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great evening, great food, great service. Oyster appetizer and cold beer set the stage for a nice evening. Live music was a pleasant surprise as well, Steel Drum was a treat.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Really nice place, has A lot of history yo it. Very glad we tried it.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Overall, the restaurant was a fantastic place to go for a Sunday brunch! The food was excellent, and the ambiance was second to none. Just wish the service was a little faster

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great Service and warm atmosphere which lends itself to good conversation at a table or bar! Love the Jazz!! Food is always outstanding and I would highly recommend Washington Platform!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service was great. Loved the jazz band. Oysters are always good as is the rest of the menu. Never had a bad meal yet.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It was a unique restaurant. Love the history

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Excellent food and atmosphere great dining will return

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We dined at Washington Platform right before a concert at Music Hall. The venue is VERY close (just a few blocks) and the atmosphere/booths are very nice for a pre-concert dinner. The food was well prepared. Service could have been a little better, but our server was very nice. She seemed a bit unfamiliar with the menu, so guessing she was new - but definitely she was in earnest. We had a great seat/booth, and enjoyed the dinner very much. Food was freshly prepared.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My husband and I visited here for the first time and loved it. We were seated immediately and drinks were served within 10 mins. Our apps were served shortly thereafter. Our waitress was very attentive as was the girl refilling our drinks. The place is cozy and quiet. The food was delicious and we will definitely be back to try more dishes! I highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Always a great place to go. Great food, terrific nenu, and wonderful place to hang with friends. Never had a bad meal there.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We had a reservation as we had tickets for the Cincinnati Symphony concert down the street. We had a great server and were out in plenty of time! Washington Platform has something for everyone, from breakfast served all day to complete meals. I love their fish tacos and my friend always gets their burgers when we eat there before concerts. She says they make one of the best burgers in town!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

With only short notice they were ready for the eight of us

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