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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“All About the Boot” Wine Dinner, January 23rd

Posted on: December 19th, 2018 by chef

Mark your calendars, The Brown Dog is hosting a paired dinner featuring Italian wines curated by Maggie Reedy from Wine Trends, with a menu curated by Executive Chef / Proprietor Shawn McCoy.

Date: January 23rd, 2019

Time: 7-9pm

Price: $65 all inclusive *plus eventbrite fees

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We will begin the evening with a pour of Zardetto Private Cuvee Prosecco to welcome you for the evening.


1st Course . GF
Rosemary Caprese Skewer
Aged Balsamic, Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil oil

Paired with 2017 Inama Soave Classico, Veneto

2nd Course . GF
Butternut Squash Gnocchi, Fried Sage, Crisp Pancetta, Brown Butter, Marscapone

Paired with 2015 Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo, Piedmonte

3rd Course
Veal Lasagna
Veal, Marinara. Mozz, Provolone, Ricotta, Lasagna Pasta

Paired with 2015 Rodano Chianti Classico, Chianti

4th Course . GF
House made Spumoni
Chocolate, Pistachio, Cherry Ice Cream

Paired with NV Cleto Chiarli Amabile Grasparosa Lambrusco, Emilia Romagna

Woodford Bourbon + Brown Dog, Event coming January 11th!

Posted on: November 30th, 2018 by chef

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We are kicking our special events off strong going into January of 2019, beginning with a bourbon & small plates collaboration between us and the fine folks at Woodford Reserve Bourbon.

Date: 1/11/2019

Time: 7-9pm

Price: $75 all inclusive *+ eventbrite fees

What is on the Menu?

We will welcome each guest with a bonus Manhattan cocktail made with Old Forester Bourbon, for you to enjoy while you get settled in.

1st course: . GF Sweet Chips + smoked brisket + bacon dip (scallion + beef + herbs + cream cheese + bacon)

paired with: Woodford Reserve

2nd course: . GF Smoked duck + cranberry rice cake + demi + toy box tomatoes

paired with: Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

3rd course: . GF Corn meal fried scallop + mole sauce + chimmichurri + grits

paired with: Woodford Reserve Rye

4th course: . Bitter sweet chocolate chocolate chip bars

paired with: Woodford Reserve Malt

New Years Eve at the Brown Dog Cafe 2018!

Posted on: November 30th, 2018 by chef

Auld Lang Syne!

Every year, we like to do something a little special for our guests on New Years Eve. 2018 is going to be no different, we have a 5 course dinner planned, as well as a special happy hour with Karaoke. Join us this year to see why the Brown Dog Cafe is consistently one of the best places to gather for the holidays.

*We are not going to have our regular menu available for this special event, no modifications please, we are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.*

Date: 12/31/2018
Time: 3-9pm
Location: The Brown Dog Cafe
Price: Early Bird seating (4-6pm) $50 per person (*+ tax, + grat)
Late Dinner seating (6-9pm) $65 per person (*+ tax, + grat)
*Drink Package can be added on for $30 per person

*Make your reservations early, this event always fills up fast!


Amuse Bouche:

Blue Corn Arepas + root vegetable + barbacoa + avocado salad + cilantro oil + crema + red pepper coulis . GF

First Course:

(Your Choice of one dish)

Triple cream brie + Jamon Seronna ham + tomato salad + aged balsamic reduction + raspberry coulis . GF sans crostini

Smoked garlic hummus + trio of tapenades (artichoke – olive – cucumber) + Blue Oven Bakery Crostini’s . GF Sans Crostini

Second Course:

(Your choice of 1 soup or salad)

My Mother’s Oyster Bisque . GF

Curried Carrot with Coconut Foam . GF

House Salad . GF
local lettuce + dried cherry + gorgonzola + spiced pecan + toy box tomatoes + balsamic vinaigrette

Catalina Shrimp Salad . GF
local lettuce + chopped tiger shrimp + bacon + tomatoes + red onion + cucumber + honey tomato vinaigrette

Fried Goat Cheese + Roast Beet . GF
roast beet + baby arugula + pumpkin crusted goat cheese + tomato + lemon basil vinaigrette + balsamic reduction

Entree Course

(Please choose 1 entree)

Petite Filet Oscar . GF
king crab meat + asparagus + parsnip puree + bearnaise sauce + demi glace

Chilean Sea Bass . GF
coconut scallion jasmine rice cake + baby bok choy + caulillinni + red pepper + roast carrot + ponzu vinaigrette

Shanks a Lot . GF
osso bucco + tomato gremalata + demi + lamb shank confit + minted English pea puree + fried spaghetti squash

Crab Stuffed Prawns . GF
rissole potatoes + boursin spinach + cauliflower cream

Rack of Lamb . GF
asparagus + burnt carrots + parsnip puree + mint sauce

Vegetable Wellington
asparagus + burnt carrots + parsnip puree + cauliflower cream

Dessert Course

(Please choose 1 item)

Grand Marnier Orange Sabayon + fresh berries . GF

Death by Chocolate . GF
espresso pot de creme + Angel’s Envy bourbon brownie + chocolate chocolate chip ice cream

Goat Cheesecake + rhubarb crisp tart

Baked Alaska (serves two)

mint chocolate chip ice cream + sponge cake + toasted meringue

Buy $100 get $20! Sale begins Cyber Monday!

Posted on: November 17th, 2018 by chef

Yes, you heard right…

This is the time of year that we want you to celebrate with us, so from 11/26 until 12/3 we are offering an extra $20 in Trade Certificates to anyone who purchases $100 in Gift Certificates. Treat yourself with a little something extra from us here at the Brown Dog Cafe!

This offer is only valid for in store gift certificate purchases, so be sure to stop in during regular business hours to grab yours while the deal lasts!

Northern Cincinnati Restaurant Week: November 12-18th.

Posted on: November 2nd, 2018 by chef

Enjoy 3 courses for $30 for dinner

This Special is only available for the prix fixe menu provided. We are sorry, but we ask no modifications or substitutions during the special

What’s on the Menu?


Crab Stuffed Mushrooms gf
East coast crab cake + baby portabella mushrooms
sizzling’ garlic butter + Chablis + asiago

Soup de jour (first or second course)

Brie Quesadilla gf
White corn tortillas + caramelized fennel
triple cream brie + strawberry jalapeno jam
pineapple salsa

Autumn Ravioli
butternut squash ravioli + candied walnuts
sage brown butter + lemon juice + crispy chard + asiago


Waldorf Salad gf
crisp romaine + cider vinaigrette + apple shards
raisins + celery + Jarlsberg Swiss + candied walnuts

Catalina Shrimp Salad gf
chopped tiger shrimp + toy box tomatoes
cucumber mint relish + bacon + red onion
honey tomato vinaigrette

Hot Slaw gf
shaved cabbages + bacon
sweet and sour hot dressing


Venison Marsala
sautéed scaloppini of venison steak
wild mushroom + marsala demi + herb linguine
crispy chard + parmesan

Duck! here comes your Filet gf
petite filet + potato pancake + boursin spinach
duck confit + demi + quail egg

*Seafood en Papillote gf
Baked in paper mahi + scallop + mussels
local fingerling potato + burnt carrot + broccoli
roast onion + garlic confit + herbs + lemon
Vermouth butter sauce

Pizza Week is Near: Nov 5-11th!

Posted on: October 27th, 2018 by chef

Get ready for some Pizza!

Cincinnati Pizza Week is Upon Us!
Sponsored by Cincinnati City Beat.

Stop by the Brown Dog Cafe any day of the week to enjoy a Philly Pizza for only $8!

The Philly Pizza is made with:
Smoked Brisket + Onion + Demi Glace + Wild Mushroom + Provolone + Cheese Sauce

*No Modifications please!

Book Your Holiday Party at the Brown Dog Cafe!

Posted on: October 17th, 2018 by chef

Wintertime is Upon Us!

With the winter comes the holidays, book your party today!

Here at the Brown Dog Cafe we love the holiday season, everybody getting together with friends and family is a special time indeed. We want to be a part of your celebrations this year, so please keep us in mind for any private parties that you would like to host this season. Your guests will love our fresh, local, and exquisitely prepared cuisine. You will love our competitive private room pricing

We have plenty of options available to suit any size party needs, we even do off-site catering if needed. Just give us a call at 513-794-1610 and explain your needs, we will take care of you.

Also don’t forget our Holiday Tradition, Brunch with Santa will be happening every Saturday and Sunday during our normal brunch hours from 10:00am-3:00pm Stop by with the kids to meet Santa, as well as drop off Christmas Lists for our North Pole Mail Box.

If you don’t feel like cooking this year, we will be selling Whole pies again this year, They are $20 each, and must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance, Choose your flavor: pumpkin, pecan, raspberry peach, apple, cherry, blue lindy, or strawberry rhubarb. Gluten-Free Crust is available!

We also were curious to see if any of our customer’s were interested in whole smoked Turkey for Thanksgiving. We would sell them fully cooked.
Just heat and Eat! Let us know if you would like one for your family!

Celtic Celebration with an Irish Brunch at the Brown Dog Cafe!

Posted on: October 12th, 2018 by chef

The Founding will be at the Cincinnati Celtic Festival Saturday 10/13 at 1:00pm

Join us Oct 13th and 14th for the annual Cincinnati Celtic Festival at Summit Park

This weekend-long celebration, presented by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Foundation, features live Irish music all weekend — including a handful of pipes and drum bands — plus food, beer and games like a haggis toss and a Bonnie Knee contest to see which man in a kilt has the most attractive knees.

Irish Brunch Sunday Oct 14th!

We will be hosting our own Irish Brunch before Mass on Sunday, from 8:30am until noon, join us there!

We are offering our regular brunch menu and an Irish style breakfast special – two eggs any style + house smoked sausage + boiled potatoes + broiled tomatoes + toast for $12

Full Schedule of Events



Midnight At the Masquerade: Dinner Theater

Posted on: September 12th, 2018 by chef

Halloween Evening 2018


If you are looking for something a little different and fun this year for Halloween, maybe as just an opportunity to get away from the trick or treater’s. The Brown Dog Cafe has you covered, we booked our friends at the Murder Mystery Company to treat our guests to a Murder Mystery Dinner.

Only $75 per guest for Dinner & a Show!

Buy Tickets Here!

This Year’s Theme is Midnight at the Masquerade, Please feel free to wear your own Masquerade mask (Recommended), or we will have some available in house for guests.

On the Menu, we have Three Courses for you to enjoy.

First Bite:

Please choose 1 option

Toad Legs with Blood Sauce and Crumbled Moldy Cheese . GF
(Roast Frog legs with BBQ sauce and Bleu cheese)

Sea Critters . GF
(shrimp cocktail)

Potato Coffins . GF
(baked potato skin with house roasted barbacoa and Ohio Amish cheddar)

Graveyard Salad . GF
(tossed salad with fresh local cucumber, marinated tomatoes, carrot)

Main Course:

Please choose 1 option

My Neighbor’s Short Ribs . GF
(short ribs braised with root vegetables and smashed potatoes)

Dead Monk . GF
(pan seared monk fish with shrimp creole and bleu cheese grits)

Gooey Chicken
(chicken cordon bleu)

Final Judgement:

Please choose 1 option

Bone Cookie with ice cream eyes, more blood

There’s Carrot’s in my Cake . GF
(Carrot Cake served with coconut carrot sorbet)

We will also be offering several halloween themed spooky cocktails, ala carte drink options, and a special drink package! Including:

Purple People Eater Punch

pomegranate + pineapple + ginger ale + gomme

Franken Sour

tequila + triple sec + lemon + lime + agave + cucumber puree

Death Eater Negroni

gin + Campari + sweet vermouth + pomegranate + activated charcoal

Wednesday’s Old Fashioned

apple butter + apple cider + lemon + ginger + bourbon + soda

All Eyes On You

vodka + St. Germaine + lemon + ginger bitters + lychee

Dracula’s Cide Car

apple cider + brandy + triple sec

Mortician’s Mimosa

pomegranate + champagne + pomegranate seeds

Grave Digger

house chocolate ice cream + vanilla vodka + house chocolate syrup

Witches Brew

apple brandy + purple shimmer liqueur + grenadine + dry ice

Raven’s Blood

3 olives cherry + lemon juice + lime juice + tart cherry

Restaurant Week is Coming! 9/24-9/30

Posted on: September 6th, 2018 by chef