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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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

Head’s up! We will be closed for Labor Day!

Posted on: August 25th, 2018 by chef

We will be closed on Monday, Sept 3rd

We hope that everybody has a fun, and safe Labor Day, we will see you soon!

Something New this Final Friday… ART!

Posted on: August 8th, 2018 by chef

Starting on Aug 31st, the Brown Dog Cafe is beginning a new Artist in Residency Series…

Each Month we will have a rotating showcase featuring Local Artists from around town. Our first installation will feature Matt Meyung who has an eye for eclectic kitsch, Matt often works with mixed media, reclaimed wood, paints, and occasionally found objects.

Stop by on Friday, August 31st during Happy Hour for a meet and greet with Matt Meyung from 3-6pm. Hors D’oevre’s will be set out at the bar for anyone to enjoy.

Matt’s show will run from Final Friday through September 27th. All of his pieces will be available to purchase on Consignment through the Brown Dog Cafe.

Pacific Northwest Wines + Tapas Dinner 8/23

Posted on: August 1st, 2018 by chef

Buy Tickets Here!

We are hosting our friends from Cutting Edge Selections to bring you another great wine dinner, this time with a focus on small plates and Wines from the Pacific Northwest region.

Menu curated by: Shawn McCoy (Executive Chef/ Proprietor)

Wine curated by: T.J. Christie (Cutting Edge Selections)

The price per guest is $70 each*, with Tax and Tip included.

What’s On The Menu?


Alaskan Halibut Ceviche

Wild Halibut + fresh citrus + heirloom tomato + avocado

Served with: Reverly Chardonnay, WA


Wild Chanterelle Mushroom Soup

Mushroom soy + truffle oil + sesame oil + scallion + cilantro + sriracha

Served with: Colene Clemons Pinot Noir, OR


Northwest Kale Salad

Kale + goat cheese + beets + carrot + dried cherry + hazelnuts + sauvignon blanc vinaigrette

Served with: Patricia Green Sauvignon Blanc, OR


Caribou Poutine

Frites + caribou barbacoa + Tillamook Oregon sharp cheddar + quail egg

Served with: Cadence Code Red Blend, WA


Warm Berry Galettes + huckleberry ice cream

Served with: Elk Cove Estate Riesling, WA

*Additional Eventbrite fees may apply