Chef Shawn and his culinary team proudly present an ever-changing, eclectic menu featuring sustainable Hawaiian fish, steaks, wild game, unique appetizers, vegetarian dishes, homemade pastas and desserts. Along with an array of cocktails, wines and craft beers. Located in the brand new Summit Park development in Blue Ash, just off Pfeiffer and Reed Hartman Hwy.

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Spring Restaurant Week 2020 (April 20-26th)

Posted on: February 7th, 2020 by chef



Enjoy a special 3 course meal for only $36 all week long!

Dinner Only* (after 5pm)
$1 of every meal will be donated to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, sponsored in part by: Cincinnati City Beat

What’s on the Menu?

First Course

(Please choose one option per guest, no substitutions please)

Soup
Ask your server for today’s selection

Wild Mushroom Tamale . VG/GF
Steamed truffled tamale + sauteed wild mushroom + lemon basil arugula

Citrus Avocado Shrimp . GF
chilled shrimp + fresh avocado + tomato + red onion + cilantro lemon vinaigrette

Pan-fried Ravioli
Lamb shank ravioli + shaved brussel sprouts + roast onion + brown butter sherry sauce + parmesan

Second Course

(Please choose one option per guest, no substitutions please)

Soup
Ask your server for today’s selection

House Salad . GF
local greens + dried cherries + spiced pecans + gorgonzola + marinated tomato + balsamic vinaigrette

Strawberry & Onion Salad . GF
local greens + fresh strawberry + Bermuda onion + pine nuts + goat cheese + citrus vinaigrette

Roast Beet & Fried Goat Cheese Salad . GF/VG sans goat cheese
local greens + hemp seed crusted goat cheese + roast pickled beets + lemon basil olive oil + balsamic reduction

Third Course

(Please choose one option per guest, no substitutions please)

Pan-Roast Halibut . GF
Red beet risotto + local mixed vegetables + beurre blanc sauce

Sous-Vide Lamb Chops . GF
vanilla poached lamb pan seared + rosemary fingerlings + grilled vegetable stix + mint sauce + demi

Spidini
beef tenderloin rolls stuffed with wild mushroom + shallot + roast pepper + parmesan + pasta fazoli

Vegetable Wellington . VG
Roast eggplant + squash + portabella mushroom baked in a puff pastry + grilled asparagus + roast red pepper puree

GF – Gluten Free, VG – Vegan

Easter Brunch Buffet 2020!

Posted on: February 6th, 2020 by chef


Easter Buffet


Time: 10am-4pm
Adults: $35.00
Kids: (6–11) 12.00
(+ tax %20 gratuity)
5 & under eat free


Please be aware that we are only offering our buffet for this day, no regular menu is available

OMG—add bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys- only $25!

 

Belgian Waffle Station

Toppings: warm maple syrup, whipped butter, fresh berries,
caramel sauce, whip cream

 

Egg Station gf

Omelets made to order
Cheese: swiss, cheddar
Vegetables: wild mushrooms, onions, peppers, tomatoes, spinach
Meats: sausage, goetta, bacon, ham
Eggs: scrambled, over easy, medium or hard

 

From the Buffet line:

Salad Bar

House Salad: gf
local lettuce + marinated tomatoes + gorgonzola cheese + spiced pecans + dried cherries + balsamic vinaigrette

Caprese Salad gf
marinated tomatoes + fresh local basil + arugula + fresh mozzarella + sicilian lemon vinegar + basil infused olive oil

Fruit salad: gf

house cut fresh melon, pineapple and assorted berries

Chilled items: gf

smoked salmon, peel & eat shrimp, deviled eggs + bacon jam

Accoutrements: gf

caper, egg, onion, herb cream cheese spread,
cocktail sauce, remoulade, crostini’s

Sweets:

cinnamon rolls, cherry crumble muffins, apple turnovers

The Carving Station:

certified angus prime rib of beef gf
brown sugar mustard crusted ham gf

sauces:
horseradish sauce, au jus, raisin compotegf

Breakfast:

bacon, turkey sausage
hash brown potatoes
biscuits + goetta gravy

Main courses:
southern fried chicken

Roasted Vegetable Stuffed Halibut + Vodka Sauce gf

vegetable lasagna


The sides:

loaded Yukon smashed potatoes gf
cauliflour + broccoli + carrot + sherry garlic butter gf

southern style green beans gf

Dessert Station

carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting gf
strawberry shortcake with whipped cream gf
Coconut caramel praline cheesecake
Apple crisp + whipped cream gf
White chocolate panna cotta
chocolate mousse cake
Key lime tartlet gf

First Annual Battle of the Brews at the Brown Dog Cafe

Posted on: January 28th, 2020 by chef



Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!

To spice things up this year, we are challenging our local Cincinnati Brewery Buds to compete in a tournament style event to lock down a tap for an entire year! Our customers will have the final say on which brewery stays, each pint sold is one vote.

Here are the Rules:

There will be a total of 10 local breweries in the competition

Breweries will be paired up for each round which lasts 2 weeks

Each Brewery will be selling a select pint for each round

The Goal is to sell out of each keg before the competition during each round

The Winner will have a dedicated tap at our restaurant for an entire year

This Competition is only extended to local, independently distributed brewery’s


Current Competitors

Fretboard Brewing
Listermann Brewing
Westside Brewing
Sonder Brewing
March First Brewing
Swine City Brewing
Karrikin Spirits
Happy 2 Brewing
High Grain Brewing
Grainworks Brewing


ATTN Breweries: for more info please email us at info@browndogcafe.com

Valentine’s Dinner at the Brown Dog!

Posted on: January 3rd, 2020 by chef



Happy Valentines Day!

We are going to help you celebrate that special someone in your life in our annual tradition with a 3 course dining experience with a Champagne Toast and marbled chocolate covered strawberries
This experience will be available February 14th, and 15th and comes in at a great package price for everything.
Enjoy live Jazz Music by: Jim Pelz Trio on February 14th from 6-9pm!


Dates: 2/14-2/15/2020
Early Bird Seating at 4:30pm: $34.99
Dinner Seating 6-10pm: $44.99
Price does not include Tax or Gratuity

Add a curated wine pairing package! $25 for 3 oz. pours, $45 for 6 oz.

What’s on the Menu?


First Course

Roast Vegetable Empanada with lettuce sauce & fire roast salsa

Bbq Bacon Wrapped Shrimp gf with onion straws & basil bleu slaw

Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio gf with truffle oil + parmesan + capers + herbs

Second Course gf

Your choice of soup or salad

Crab & Corn Chowder

Tuscan Tomato Vegetable

House Salad
local lettuces + dried cherry + gorgonzola + spiced pecans + toy box tomatoes + balsamic vinaigrette

Waldorf Salad
baby arugula + Ohio apple + drunken raisins + goat cheese + candied walnut + celery + cider vinaigrette

Fried Goat Cheese & Beet Salad
roast beet + baby arugula + pumpkin crusted goat cheese + toy box tomatoes + lemon basil vinaigrette + balsamic reduction

Entree Course

please choose 1 option per guest, no modifications please

Filet Oscar gf
king crab meat + asparagus + smashed Yukon’s + bearnaise sauce + demi

Fresh Florida Coast Flounder gf
pan roast flounder + crab meat stuffing + citrus arugula + wild mushroom risotto + romesco

Roast Prime Rib gf
roasted medium rare + au jus + twice baked potato + broccoli

6 oz Lobster Tail gf
garlic butter broiled lobster tail + smashed Yukon’s + french green beans with fried onion

Stuffed Loin of Lamb gf
seared loin of lamb + spinach + lamb sausage + pine nuts + prosciutto + au gratin potatoes + mint tomato jam + demi

Vegan Bowl gf
brown rice & quinoa blend + black eyed peas + French green beans + mint tomato jam + marinated wild mushroom + grilled cauliflower

Optional Desserts

Desserts this evening can be added on to any meal for just $7! Sized appropriately to share.

Tres Amigos gf, vg
lime cilantro, lemon, & strawberry black pepper sorbets + warm cinnamon tortillas + strawberry salsa

Death by Chocolate
Espresso pot du creme + Angel’s Envy bourbon brownie + chocolate chocolate chip ice cream

Pumpkin Cheese gf
with cranberry sauce

Baked Alaska
Neapolitan ice cream stuffed pound cake + toasted meringue + sauces

Key Lime Pie gf
whipped cream + fresh berries + caramel sauce

Apertifs

Add to any meal for $10!


B & B
Tuaca
Kahlua
Aperol
Solerno
Sambuca
Cointreau
Frangelico
Noval Black

Santa Brunches are coming back this December!

Posted on: November 20th, 2019 by chef

A Brown Dog Cafe Holiday Tradition

Every Saturday and Sunday in December from noon-2pm, stop by with the kids to meet Santa Claus!
Restaurant Patrons will receive a special tableside visit from Santa with small gifts for the kids, bring the whole family!

Reserve your table now!

New Years Eve 2019 at the Brown Dog Cafe

Posted on: November 20th, 2019 by chef



Happy New Years from the Brown Dog Cafe!

We’re ready to celebrate in our Classic Annual Tradition

Date: December 31st, 2019
Time: Early Bird ($50*), 4-6pm / Regular ($70*), 6-10pm
(*price does not include Tax or 20% Gratuity)

What is on the Menu?


Amuse Bouche

rosemary spear + fresh mozzarella + heirloom tomatoes + basil oil + fresh fruit + prosciutto + balsamic reduction

First Course

Please choose 1 option per guest, no modifications please

Kumquat Bruschetta
goat cheese + kumquat peppercorn compote + focaccia crostini + balsamic vinaigrette

Jerk Shrimp Skewer gf
jerk shrimp skewer + banana rum sweet potato mash + pineapple salsa + crema

Carpaccio
Thinly prepared Carpaccio beef + truffle oil + parmesan + capers + herbs

Second Course

Please choose 1 option per guest, no modifications please

My Mother’s Oyster Bisque gf

Curried Carrot with Coconut Foam gf

House Salad gf
local lettuces + dried cherry + gorgonzola + spiced pecans + toy box tomatoes + balsamic vinaigrette

Waldorf gf
baby arugula + Ohio apple shards + drunken raisins + goat cheese + celery + candied walnuts + walnut cider vinaigrette

Fried Goat Cheese + Roast Beet gf
roast beets + local lettuces + pumpkin crusted goat cheese + toy box tomatoes + citrus vinaigrette + balsamic reduction

Third Course

Please choose 1 option per guest, no modifications please

Filet Oscar gf
5 oz. grilled tenterloin + king crab meat + asparagus + smashed Yukon potatoes + bearnaise sauce + demi

Lobster gf
8 oz. lobster tail broiled in lemon butter + smashed Yukon potatoes + French green beans + fried onion

Roast Prime Rib of Beef gf
prime rib roasted medium rare + au jus + twice baked potato + broccoli

Halibut gf
pan roast halibut + lobster claw butter + wild mushroom risotto + pea puree

Stuffed Loin of Lamb gf
seared lamb loin + spinach + merguez + pine nuts + prosciutto + au gratins + asparagus + demi + lemon basil reduction

Feliz Ano Nuevo vegan
wild mushroom tamale + vegan enchiladas + Amarillo rice + pickled jalapeno

Dessert Course

Please choose 1 option per guest, no modifications please

Butternut Squash Flan gf/vegan
butternut squash flan + berries + coconut crema + candied walnut + raspberry coulis

Death by Chocolate gf
espresso pot du creme + Angel’s Envy bourbon brownie + chocolate chocolate chip ice cream

Pumpkin Cheesecake
house made pumpkin pie spice cheesecake + cranberry compote

Baked Alaska *Serves Two
mint chocolate chip ice cream + sponge cake + toasted meringue + sauces

Apertifs

*Optional, not included
B&B
Tuaca
Kahlua
Aperol
Solerno
Sambuca
Cointreau
Frangelico
Noval Black


Reserve Your Table Now!

Dog Gone Good Deals for Black Friday – Cyber Monday at the Brown Dog

Posted on: November 19th, 2019 by chef



Attention Brown Dog Cafe fans from the Greater Cincinnati Area!

The Brown Dog Cafe is happy to offer our annual Black Friday Promotion

Earn $20 for every $100 spent on Gift Certificates!

Offer only good in-store during regular business hours 11/28-12/2
*$20 Trade Certificate will be issued for every $100 spent, trade certificates are one time use only, have no cash value, and are not applicable on special events.

Northern Cincinnati Restaurant Week: Nov 11-16th

Posted on: October 15th, 2019 by chef



We are participating in Northern Cincinnati Restaurant Week: Nov 11-16th

Stop by for dinner Monday – Saturday after 5pm, and enjoy a Three Course meal for just $30!

What’s on the Menu


First Course

please choose 1 option per meal

Soup of the Day

Crab Cake gf
back fin blue crab + remoulade + basil bleu slaw + sriracha

Sprouts gf
Roast, sauteed brussel sprouts + farm fresh egg + smoked garlic + shallot + brown butter + sherry + balsamic reduction

House Smoked Chicken Wings gf
Ohio Amish chicken wings + basil bleu slaw + pickle + choice of sauce: Nashville Hot, Buffalo, or BBQ

Second Course

please choose 1 option per meal

Soup of the Day

House Salad gf
Ohio greens + dried cherry + gorgonzola + spiced pecan + toy box tomatoes + balsamic vinaigrette

Classic Caesar
chopped romaine + parmesan + garlic croutons + classic Caesar dressing

Spinach Bleu gf
spinach + gorgonzola + chopped egg + avocado + bacon + toy box tomatoes + bleu cheese vinaigrette

Third Course

please choose 1 option per meal

Petite Filet gf
vegetables ala plancha + smashed potatoes + mushroom demi

Cedar Roast Chilean Salmon gf
maple soy glazed Verlasso salmon +banana rum sweet potato mash + broccoli + pineapple salsa + balsamic reduction

Haute Chocolate Texas Wild Boar gf
adobo + cocoa + coffee crusted boar tenderloin + game sausage + medley home fries + crispy Swiss chard + Ohio apple slaw + bbq demi

Spoil your Sweetheart this Weekend for Sweetest Day

Posted on: October 13th, 2019 by chef



Enjoy a Three course meal to be shared for dinner for just $60!

Step one: Choose an option from each course
Step two: Settle in at your table with some drinks We recommend the Bouquet Martini or a nice glass of wine!
Step three: Sit. Stay. Savor. As you stare into the eyes of your sweetest one!

The Sweetest Menu


Drink Deals

Bottle of House Red, White, or Sparkling Wine for just $30!
Bouquet Martini $8
house infused lavender gin + St. Germaine + Dolin Blanc + rose petals + mint + basil simple + soda

First Course

Please choose 1 item to split with your sweetheart

Shrimp Bowl gf
butternut squash bowl + shrimp + mushroom sherry cream sauce + parmesan + truffled arugula

House Salad gf
Ohio greens + dried cherry + gorgonzola + spiced pecans + toy box tomatoes + balsamic vinaigrette

Spinach Bleu gf
spinach + gorgonzola + bacon + marinated tomato + chopped egg + avocado + bleu cheese vinaigrette

Bruschetta Hearts
heart-shaped garlic crostini’s + heirloom tomato + herbed chevre + capers + smoked salmon toro + balsamic reduction

Fromage
English sage derby white cheddar + brie + mango stilton + house made jam + olive tapenade + fresh fruit + crostini’s

Entree’s

Please choose 1 option from the main’s, accompany it to your liking with your choice of 2 side bowls

Twin Filet gf sans toast
two petite filets grilled on toast + Boursin spinach + smoked heirloom tomato demi + quail egg

Lobster Shrimp Turnovers
steamed shrimp + lobster + sherried cream pot pie vegetables

Vegan Shepard’s Pie gf
mashed potato crust + sauteed peppers + onion + celery + Beyond Meat + wild mushroom veloute

Jerk Smoked Chicken gf
house smoked thigh & breast + pineapple salsa + pan drippin’s sauce

Sides

Please choose two sides to accompany your entree

Smashed Potatoes
Rosemary Roast Fingerlings
Burnt Carrots with Smoked Honey
Mixed Vegetables Ala Plancha
Citrus Broccoli
Brown Dog Fries with Sauces

Dessert

Please choose 1 option to share

Baked Alaska
Bittersweet Chocolate Fondue + Fresh Strawberries gf
Death by Chocolate & Peanut Butter
Key Lime Pie gf
Cherry Apple Crisp + house-made Vanilla Ice Creamgf

Pizza Week Cincinnati: Nov 4-10th

Posted on: October 12th, 2019 by chef



Pizza Week is almost upon us!

Stop by the Brown Dog Cafe anytime from Nov 4-10th to enjoy our “Sweet Dreams” pizza for just $8!

Sweet Dreams

This pizza is the stuff dreams are made of… at least dreams of a Sweet and Savory Earthly delight. *We sometimes have those
The pizza is topped with wild mushrooms, arugula, Taleggio cheese, fresh apple slaw, drizzled with truffle oil and smoked honey… Is your mouth watering yet?


Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy this delicious vegetarian masterpiece, available for a limited time only!
Don’t forget that we offer a cauliflower crust for anybody who desires a gluten-free option.