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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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

California Dreamin’ Wine Dinner

Posted on: July 19th, 2018 by chef

Buy Tickets Here!

July 26th from 7p-9p, we will be joined by Maggie Reedy from

Each course of this dinner will be paired with a wine from the great vineyards of California, curated by Maggie Reedy.

This dinner is available to you and 24 other guests for only $70* all inclusive

Here is the menu!

First Course
Cioppino – Italian Seafood stew with Tomato, Mussel, Scallop, Fish, and White Wine

Served with: Beckman Sauvignon Blanc
From: Santa Ynez Valley

Second Course
California Pizza – Basil infused Olive Oil, Pheasant Sausage, Aged Provolone, Arugula, Toy Box Tomatoes.

Served with: Arena Rose of Carignan and Mourvedre

From: San Francisco

Third Course
Grilled Polenta, Wild Mushroom Duxelle, Local Squash, Roasted Salsa, Feta, and Truffle Oil.

Served with: Merryvale Pinot Noir
From: Carneros

Fourth Course
Seared Garlic Pepper Steak, Chimichurri, with Grilled Avocado

Served with: Beckman Grenache
From: Santa Ynez Valley

Quince Soup with Three Sorbets, and Fresh Apple Crisps

Served with: Fess Parker Riesling
From: Santa Barbara

*Subject to additional eventbrite fees

It’s Burger Week Cincinnati!

Posted on: July 16th, 2018 by chef

Cincinnati Burger Week 2018

July 16th-22nd

Make it a point to stop by the Brown Dog Cafe during our regular business hours to enjoy a $5 burger all week long! We even have a Vegan Option!

Here is what we are offering during Burger Week!

Ohio Angus Beef Patty + Barbacoa + Guacamole + Pico De Gallo + Local Lettuce + Ghost Pepper Jack Cheese. Served on a Brioche Bun

Beyond Beef Vegan Patty + Guacamole + Pico de Gallo + Local Lettuce. Served on a Brioche Bun


We are ending our breakfast service…

Posted on: July 6th, 2018 by chef

Sad news for breakfast fans…

First off, the Brown Dog Cafe family would like to thank all of our loyal breakfast fans that have been dining with us regularly for Breakfast over the past year or so. We have come to a point in our restaurant’s growth where we have decided to build upon our lunch and dinner business and focus our staff effort there. We will still be open regularly for our weekend Brunch Service on Saturday’s and Sunday’s, so if you can’t otherwise satisfy your hankering for delicious pancakes, and savory omelets, be sure to stop by on a Saturday or Sunday from 10am-3pm, and we will be there to hit the spot.

If you really love our breakfast, reach out and we will cater your next breakfast event! Catering menu still up!

This may not be a permanent change, as the Summit Park and DaVentry Home’s continue their development, we may find ourselves adapting again to our new market opportunities, however for the time being Breakfast must come to an end.

We hope that you can understand, and we hope to see you in for Lunch or Dinner in the near future!

Sit.Stay.Savor. ~The Brown Dog Cafe

Announcing our New Brunch Menu for 2018!

Posted on: June 29th, 2018 by chef

Our New Chicken and Waffles dish was a hit on our new brunch debut. With crispy Belgian waffles, hand breaded broasted Ohio Amish Chicken Breast, Glier’s Goetta Gravy, arugula & tomato salad, and whipped maple butter. You have got to try this Brunch Masterpiece!