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Salazar Restaurant

1401 Republic St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 USA

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Sun 10a-8:30p
  • Independent
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Outdoor
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“Farm-inspired new American restaurant”

Farm-inspired new American in the O.T.R. neighborhood of Cincinnati. No reservations. Located in the Over the Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, on 14th street between Vine and Race streets, one block from Washington Park and two blocks from Historic Music Hall. The restaurant is built with our community in mind and our menu and atmosphere reflect the neighborhood- a mix of old and new. Chef Salazar celebrates the changing of the seasons with a farm inspired menu that’s, creative and refined, yet, playful and approachable. Salazar is the kind of restaurant that you could pop in, grab a seat at our comfortable bar, a drink and a quick bite, or you could hang out and sample the diversity offered up by our kitchen. We are also proud of our concise, well thought out list of craft beers, cocktails and wines. Reservations are gladly accepted, but we do welcome passersby as well. Either way we promise to treat you as family and will do our best to make your experience a fun and tasty one. 

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Reviewed by
James Fisher

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  • 534 Reviews
  • 453 Helpful
April 04, 2014
Rated 5.0

Ate here the other night and was very impressed. Firstly, we arrived at around 8:30pm on a Monday evening and the place was packed. It was about a 30 min wait for our little group. However they opened up the side windows for us and served us drinks right out the window onto a little street bar they have set up, with bar stools outside down one side of the restaurant. Gave the place a great urban vibe, the kind you would usually find in a much bigger city. The food was among the best in town, especially the deserts which I would say are the best in town full stop. Our group tried three of them and they all rocked it. I highly recommend Salazar!

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August 29, 2014
Rated 5.0

My boyfriend and I got super lucky on a jam-packed Saturday night here and were somehow seated at the bar within 15 minutes. So, that was an immediate plus for Salazar- and our evening here only got increasingly better. The bartenders and servers were so incredibly nice and full of suggestions. I started off with a 'To the Queen' cocktail (b-cuz I'm like that) which was deliciously refreshing and served with flair. As someone who is not particularly adventurous in my culinary pursuits, the menu (though it changes frequently) frightened me with all its scary French words and shit- the bartender however mentioned some chicken thing with a cheese rectangle (if a bit more eloquently stated) that was one of specials for the evening and I went with that. It was effing delicious. Just perfect. Wow. It had these little pickled vegetable things surrounding it and fuck, they were so goood. I felt fancy and full and content. I, of course, saved room for dessert and ventured to get the frozen Holtman's lemon donut with a house-made strawberry sorbet- that was divine as well.

I cannot rave enough about my experience here. Perhaps it was all of the 'To the Queens' I had, but my evening here was perfect- somewhat pricey but more than worth it.

4 people found this review helpful

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Chelsea Koglmeier

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  • 242 Reviews
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July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0

Love this place. The first time I went, I wasn't impressed, but have been back 3 more times and loved it each time. Food is all delicious, portions reasonable. Pricey, but not unreasonable.

My favorite part is that they have a little window area/patio that they open up in the summertime. It's very European feeling-- set back on an alley, with the windows open and drinking some wine.

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Greg Newkirk

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  • 314 Reviews
  • 362 Helpful
September 17, 2014
Rated 4.0

Really great restaurant, and easily one of the best in the city. Has a very nice dining area, and a good bar, which is nice since they get packed and don't take reservations.

Beware that the seating is pretty tight, but the food is well worth it.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
George Murray

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  • 87 Helpful
September 15, 2014
Rated 5.0

This is my favorite restaurant in SF I mean Cincinnati.

1 person found this review helpful

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Chris Spinney Long

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  • 172 Reviews
  • 208 Helpful
August 31, 2014
Rated 5.0

I can say nothing but great things about this place. I even had a chance to see in the kitchen and it's beautiful even behind the scenes. Maybe my favorite new restaurant in the city.

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  • 184 Helpful
July 13, 2014
Rated 5.0

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Cincinnati. The menu changes frequently so I can't recommend anything specifically, but the foie gras if they have it. I've been 5 or 6 times and thoroughly enjoyed it each time. The cocktails are really good, there's one right now with Pimms that's great. I can't recommend Salazar highly enough. It does get really crowded and they don't take reservations though so that could be an issue for some. Although pro tip: when the weather is nice they open one of the side windows creating a little bar with seating out on the sidewalk. Perfect place to enjoy a drink while you wait.

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Reviewed by
Joshua Smibert

  • 127 Reviews
  • 193 Helpful
June 21, 2017
Rated 5.0

A favorite for my wife and I. Salazars are one of the few fresh and light food options on the Cincy restaurant scene. I can recommend getting the Duck Roulette and a Bruce Banner.

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Anna Hider

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February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0

I went for lunch once and had a good meal... but then I went back for dinner and HOLY shit. Fried Brussels sprouts, marrow butter, the pork jowl with blueberries and chicharrones (you must order this if it's on the menu) and the sweet potato donut holes with s'mores toppings. YUM. They have good beer and cocktails too. And they take reservations now!

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  • 148 Reviews
  • 129 Helpful
February 08, 2016
Rated 5.0

Really cool, cozy atmosphere and super, super delicious. Easily one of the best spots in OTR.

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Salazar Restaurant

1401 Republic St
Cincinnati, Ohio
45202 USA


Open now until 8:30 pm
  • Sat: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Mon - Thu: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Sun: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

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