Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant

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911 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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Erin
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new favorite restaurant! Such great selections and Wingfest is amazing. Carly is the best server in town. She was our server the first time we visited and made amazing recommendations and we were so excited to see she would be our server again. She is prompt, accurate and never steers us in the wrong direction. We will definitely be back. This is one of those places you take the menu from to see what you will get next time. =)

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PatsyW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional; food was delicious, pleasantly presented, and hot when it arrived at the table.

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PattyG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 8. Food was good. Service was good. Good time had by all.

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Larry
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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NotMIlk
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hidden gem! Food was amazing and way better than the price leads you to believe! Live music, great service, everything was outstanding! We will definitely be back.

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LizaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Although my overall experience at the restaurant was good I think to charge to sit in to listen to the music is unnecessary when you are paying for good food I would think you want your customers to have a good James without having to pay for it I’ve never been to a restaurant where I’ve had to pay to listen to the music

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vipPatriciaC
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm friendly staff. Amazing lobster festival. Enormous amounts of lobster in each dish we ordered! Excellent quality food! Nice music by live performer.

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vipSteveJ
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oyster Festival was outstanding as usual. Looking forward to it again next year.

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Larry
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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Erin
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating here. We had the most outstanding server, Carly. She was perfect!!! She made excellent recommendations for us and we tried a lot of food. She was so attentive and we I have not had service that great in a LONG TIME!!!

Every bite we took was outstanding. I thought their prices were very reasonable. We are not oyster fans, but let me tell you, they have quite a variety of other stuff and we tried a lot of it =) We left with 5 boxes to go. Our daughter even raved about how good her tenders and fries were.

Needless to say, we were all stuffed when we left and had tons more food to eat over the next couple of days.

My husband highly recommends the sweet Cajun wings. I recommend the rest of the menu (ha ha). We can't wait to get a date night to go back and have some drinks with our food next time!

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vipccurran
Cincinnati
346 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The annual Oysterfest brought us to try really great oyster offerings only available once a year. It's a tasty and fun event.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was Amazing, as was the service. Our waitress Celeste did a Fantastic job. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, efficient staff. Tasty selections. Never fails to be an enjoyable experience.

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EVH4192
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oyster-fest menu is AMAZING. You won’t find a better selection anywhere.

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MaryD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. So many choices. I am partial to their salmon salad, and have never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Oysters were fresh.

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DianaW
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, atmosphere was fun, bartender mixed awesome drinks and the server was delightful!!!

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vipDougM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat the food is always perfect as is the staff

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PegW
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was just the best and the food out of this world! We visit as often as times allows. Can't wait to go back.

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vipKathleenS
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John and his staff do a wonderful job. Since it’s their Oyster Festival, we ate various types of them. It was a great time. We’ll return soon.

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Sues
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great enjoyed having Oyster. We were happy we could make it to thus years Oyster Fest.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food-great service. 1st there and sad that it was very empty due to virus and protest. Will be back

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Funtime
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service great. Drinks perfect. Loved it all!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary dinner. Relaxing atmosphere with great food, prompt service and good music

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vipDavidC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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Jeepers68
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away. Our server was courteous and helped answer questions about a couple of dishes. She was very attentive. The food was great as usual.

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LindaG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love the Washington Platform. We had 8 in our dinner party, everyone's food came out hot and right. The food is always delicious. The jazz band had just started so we didn't get to hear much of them, unfortunately, because they were good. Our waitress was attentive, and very personable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food had no seasoning. Service took much too long.

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Annon
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We have trouble hearing and did not know that a Dixieland band would be playing in our room. Much too
loud for us at dinner time--though the music was good. No conversation made the experience bad for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server was late to work so we sat ourselves initially. No problems. Manager came over and apologized. So did the server.lol. she did a fine job. Food was excellent. The snapper fish sandwich was among the best I have ever had. Paired with a Thai cabbage slaw, it was HUGE! Took half of it home with me for dinner. Also got a quick tour of the underground malting room dating back to the original business, Armleder saloon.

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StevenB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Seated at a table where the band was setting up and they were extremely obnoxious while setting up
Hard to carry on a conversation with our guest
Foul language and all

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vipKathleenS
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always good food. It was very loud - thankfully we were at other end of room - however it was an enjoyable time. We’ll be back again as I can’t get enough of their fried oysters or oyster stew. Yum 😋

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic! Always enjoy the food and libations here.

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Andrea
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The bloody mary was fantastic! Oysters on the half shell were also incredible. Both soups we tried were outstanding. The rest of the food was okay. I would come here for drinks and apps and ambience. Very much as I remember it from 30 years ago. A Cincinnati landmark!

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Carri
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What was great? Everything!

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CarolJ
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went for a family dinner and six of us were seated at a small round table. Not much room for 6 people with food and drinks on table. Ordered oysters and the first one that was eaten was bad. We sent all back. Did not want to get sick. I felt very sorry for the waitress. It was not her fault. She did make things right with the bill and order. It was busy and service was slow. Might try again when not so busy.

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BrianL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with delicious food and the jazz was an added bonus... great service from Amber and the ambiance was relaxed. We’ll be back for sure

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JeffreyB
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Excellent oysters on the half shell - if you love oysters Washington Platform is worth the trip. Lots of good choices on the menu. We chose the creole combo and the salmon picada and both were very good, but the pace of service was slow. If you have theater tickets definitely let them know ahead of time. The second beer ordered when our entre came was never delivered, and I just cancelled it before asking for the check.

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vipCaptKirkOU
Cincinnati
54 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of seafood in a relaxed casual atmosphere.

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SoniaM
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of eight before the symphony. Hadn’t been here in years and so pleasantly surprised with quality of food and service

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