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About Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant
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!)
Cincinnati, OH 45202
American, Seafood, Cajun
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch, Saturday & Sunday - 11:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music Thursday & Friday evenings.
Second Sunday Jazz Buffet
Street & public lots daily. Complimentary parking after 5:00pm in Court Street Center, directly across Elm Street.
Jon V. Diebold
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
This was our second trip to Washington platform. As the 1st trip, the food was phenomenal. Our waitress was fabulous. Even though it was her first night working lobsterpoolosa she was an exceptional waitress. We will be back for wing fling. Hope to get her again. I've never been disappointed with the cuisine from the salad to the soup to the main dishes. The front door staff very helpful and pleasant and directed us where to park. Definitely worth the hour awasnd a half drive from North of Dayton. We've recommended this restaurant to friends who were also very pleased. Keep up the creativity and exceptional service!
We visited Washington Platform for a recent jazz brunch. We will definitely make it a point to go again. The Mimosas and the Bloody Mary's were excellent, as was everyone's lunch. It was nice to be able to order from both the brunch and the regular menus. The fresh oysters were the best we've had since dining in Boston, where good seafood is taken for granted. Be sure to order some of the BBQ shrimp appetizers, too. Delicious!
We were looking for a nice Mother's Day brunch buffet. The notes about the brunch made it seem promising. When we got there it was not what we expected. The buffet was limited. The food was just okay. The desert station was full of items we could buy prepaid at Kroger. The sausages were boiled. The eggs were runny. The omlett bar was the only bright point.
Needness to say, we were disappointed.
We went there for Mother's Day, so the restaurant was doing a buffet. Food was well done, and lots of variety for a small space. Live music was nice, but not if you are sitting next to it and have someone at the table who it hearing impaired. Not their standard great oysters and service, but a worthy go at Mom's Day. (But too much for young children!)
We were a party of 6 for Easter Brunch arriving for a 1:00pm sitting. We were seated within 10 mins of arrival and to our surprise we were given the Chefs table. Great table, good food and great service. Thanks for an enjoyable Easter meal and wonderful Jazz music. See you next year!
Terrible Easter brunch! Not very many items to choose from. Especially for $30.00 per person. The omlet station was behind the bar and it looked thrown together. The guys there to make the omlets looked like bar tenders. The food was mediocre, at best. Most of the selections were not thinks a lot of people would like. The service was awful. Yes, it was busy, but a drink refill would have been nice. It took forever for us to get our check. I will say it was a nice atmosphere and the jazz band was nice. I wish we had chosen somewhere else for Easter brunch.
I went to hear a friend's jazz quartet with another friend. Our table was ready and quite close to the stage. Acoustics are wonderful! Talking was difficult, but we were there for the music. Service was attentive & well done. We both had drinks and I had the Blueberry Grand Marnier Cheesecake... Delish!!! I tried the Cranpri cocktail and was pleasantly surprised. My friend had Grey Goose on the rocks. Good selection of beers and wines as well. The menu looked good, but we had already eaten and dessert was all I could muster. That said, we were not ignored by our server for lack of ordering... She did a great job of checking on us, getting us our drinks and refilling our waters. Nice to go when you are in a festive mood.
My wife and I visited Washington Platform for the first time on 4/1/17. We are both seafood lovers and were searching for a new place to try. Our initial impression was good as the restaurant is in a cool old building downtown. The staff and servers were friendly and the food was good. Our waitress was overwhelmed by having too many tables with large parties. As a result it took a really long time for us to get food. Other staff attempted to help her by getting us drinks but it still took a very long time to get from one course to the next. I'll try again and hope they are better staffed especially on a weekend evening.
I was looking for a restaurant close to my work to meet a friend for lunch. Time was constrained so parking was also an issue. After looking online and reading positive reviews, I thought WP filled the bill. I was disappointed from the time I arrived. Despite arriving early for a 12:15 reservation, we were not seated until nearly 12:30. No one even approached us for over 10 min. Food was mediocre at best.
From Northwest Ohio. This is a must stop place whenever I am in Cincinnati. Last weekend was my third time here. Enjoyed dinner for 4 before the circus. My husband had the wing special and said they were the best wings he ever had. My daughter and I each got a sandwich on pretzel bun. We shared and both were fabulous. We also had an oyster appetizer, and Thai slaw. Everything was delicious. I ended up leaving with 3 bottles of my favorite salad dressing - Sweet Chili Vinagrette. In fact, I am using it for dinner tonight. I love it! And I love, this restaurant.
We ate at the restaurant on Saturday, March 4th. Our reservations were for 6:00 for 8 people. We soon realized that our service was not going to be good. It took way too long to take our drink order and we waited well over 45 minutes just to place our entrees. Since we had an event to attend at 8:00 we had little choice to go anywhere else. We eventually got our food (which was actually pretty good), but the service fiasco continued. Errors on our bills ensued and we didn't leave the restaurant until 8:15. Not a single time did our server apologize for the poor service or offer any explanation. Probably wont be going back any time soon.
Was seated and then waited 15 minutes and still no one showed up. Finally had to go track down a server. Once we finally got a server, she was very pleasant and took care of us. However, food took entirely too long to get to our table. We immediately asked for our check once we got our food because we were running out of time to get to a play at the Aranoff center. Our server never came back to the table to collect our payment and we finally had to track her down to pay. Overall I was very disappointed. I have eaten there many times because it is so convenient to my house. On this occasion I brought others with me that had not eaten at Washington Platform before and I doubt they will ever be back. Our reservations were at 6 and the play did not start until 8 which should have given us plenty of time. Because of the slow service, we barely made it to the theater on time.
I have dined at Washington Platform several times. I like the location and the general atmosphere of the restaurant, but each time I am there something goes a little wrong. Not enough to keep me from going there, but enough to mention here. This time, I ordered a grilled salmon salad with spinach, croutons, walnuts, feta, and dressing. When it arrived it had a lot more on it: cucumbers, tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts, black olives, and cantaloupe. Makes it an entirely different salad than what I wanted. So I picked out the items that I don't care for and ate the rest. There was live music, which was great, but too loud for comfortable conversation with my friends.
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