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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A Very Special Easter Brunch Buffet 4/1/2018

Posted on: March 2nd, 2018 by chef

Upcoming Events at The Brown Dog Cafe!

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018 by chef

We have plenty of fun things in store for you this Spring, and a lot more things to come!

Here is a small sampling of dates that you can mark your calendars for in the next few months.


“An Irish Home Away From Home”, St. Patricks Day at the Brown Dog Cafe
Kegs & Eggs all day long!
Only $5 for 2 eggs and a pint from 9-10:30a
$10 after 10:30a
Irish Specials all day, and live music from
The Marmalade Brigade from 6-9p


Bourbon + Bites
A large sampling of bourbon, paired with delectable bites curated by Brown Dog Cafe Executive Chef/ Proprietor: Shawn McCoy
More info here.

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Easter Brunch Buffet
This Easter Sunday, the Brown Dog Cafe will be offering an all inclusive brunch buffet package that the whole family can enjoy. More details TBA


Pappy Van Winkle Dinner
There are still plenty of details TBA about this event, we can say that this will be the date, and that we will be pouring a pour of Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr, Pappy Van Winkle 15 yr, and Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 yr. We will also be joined by: Thomas Brown (Field Rep for Pappy Distillery)…. and it is probably worth mentioning that this event will be super exclusive limited to only 12 seats, so you can bet on it to sell out.


Solo Vino Dinner
We will be joined by John Offredo and Tony Cranfield from Solo Vino Imports to enjoy an evening of French Wines beautifully paired 5 course meal curated by Executive Chef/ Proprietor: Shawn McCoy


Cinco De Mayo Late Night on the Patio
from 8p-midnight, we will be serving drinks and pizza off our patio.
We will also be joined by:
Triple Dead Heat playing classic rock into the night!

We just won an Opentable Diner’s Choice Award!

Posted on: February 10th, 2018 by chef

Thank you to all of our customer’s for your continued support!
As long as you keep coming, we will keep serving “Delicious Cocktail’s”, “Amazing Boar”, “Great Brunch”, and more!
Our customers are the best!

Bourbon + Bites Event Announced! March 22nd.

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by chef

Vote for us! City Beat Readers Poll for 2018 “Best Of Cincinnati Awards”

Posted on: January 25th, 2018 by chef

We are in the running for many categories here. We just need a little extra push from our fans to bring home a win!

Here are the categories we are up for:

-Overall Restaurant
-Most Innovative Restaurant
-Best Neighborhood Restaurant (Northern Burb’s)
-Best Restaurant Wine Selection
-Best Breakfast
-Best Business Lunch
-Best Burger (Non-Chain)
-Best Neighborhood Burger Joint (Northern Burb’s)
-Best Chef w/ Restaurant Affiliation (Shawn McCoy)
-Best Gluten-Free Selection
-Best Outdoor/ Patio Dining
-Best Restaurant to take a Foodie
-Best Restaurant to take Visitors
-Best Salads
-Best Soups
-Best Sunday Brunch
-Best Under the Radar Restaurant
-Best Bourbon Selection (Bar)

Thank you again to all of our customer’s for a brilliant 2017!
We will keep trying to exceed your expectations.
Through your continued support, 2018 will be the year of the Brown Dog Cafe!

A Taste of the Finer Things Event, with Remy Martin. Feb 22nd, 2018

Posted on: January 20th, 2018 by chef

Valentine’s Dinner with Harpist Rachel Miller

Posted on: January 19th, 2018 by chef

Valentine’s Day Dinner 2018

Taking Valentines Dinner Reservations Now!

Posted on: January 6th, 2018 by chef

We wanted to offer plenty of time for you to plan your evening with that special valentine in your life. As usual, the Brown Dog Cafe will be offering a very special dinner curated by Owner / Executive Chef: Shawn McCoy. Pricing, and more details will be announced in the near future, so please stay tuned! We are regularly fully booked for Valentines Day year after year, so don’t miss out on your chance to join us this year as you celebrate the romantic partner that you love! Call us today at 513-794-1610, or book via Opentable.

Here is a sample menu below. This is what we ran last year for Valentines Day, to give an idea of what kind of a treat you are in for.

New Years Resolutions, 2018 & Beyond at the Brown Dog Cafe!

Posted on: December 28th, 2017 by chef

Our Resolution

“Try new things”

Here at the Brown Dog Cafe, we have always enjoyed pushing envelopes, and experimenting with new trends and ideas. In 2018, we are planning to keep pushing ourselves further, sure we have been in the business for over a decade, but we have only had a little over a year at our current location in Summit Park. We have plenty of tricks up our sleeve as we continue to grow and evolve into our new home, plenty of special events ahead of us, plenty of new menu items, and plenty of heart.

Our Toast

In 2017, we got our brick oven together to bring traditional style pizza to the Blue Ash community. We also had many successful catering parties, in both our new Blue Ash Meeting Room, and abroad. We hosted multiple 5-Course dinners for special occasions, Rombauer Winery a successful buffet on Mother’s Day, an evening with Advanced Sommelier Mary Horn, Business Lunches, Romantic Dinner’s, we have succeeded through Burger Week, Restaurant Week, Pizza Week, Taste of Blue Ash, and just about any other week that Cincinnati could throw at us. We also loved every minute of it, and we love you, the customer’s who have made it possible. So our toast this New Years Eve is to you, thank you for your patronage and support!

Stay Tuned!

We are really looking forward to what 2018 has to offer, Every year that goes by here at Summit Park, things seem to get more interesting. The park is expecting to open it’s observation deck in 2018, and has plenty of big things planned for the calendar ahead. Stop by for some ice skating until February 18th, stop by for the Farmers Market in the Spring/ Summer, say hello during the Taste of Blue Ash, or the Red White and Blue Ash Celebration, enjoy a movie in the park, or maybe just do some Yoga or Zumba courses with the community. We are currently working on a string of special events of our own for the near future, and will be dropping some details soon! Here are a few hints….

Rare Bourbon

Boutique Wine

Fine Food

Coursed Menus

More details to come, follow us here, or on Social media for updates!

New Years Eve Dinner 2017

Posted on: December 15th, 2017 by chef