Foodie Couple

Frenchie Fresh


  • Chef: Fast casual high quality French Restaurant.  Although the food pricing is higher than normal typically found at this style of restaurant, not having to tip the staff makes the experience less expensive.  My favorite fast food place.
  • Foodie:  A casual French-ish bistro; more of a French version of a burger joint.  The food quality is spectacular, with a price tag much higher than most burger places, but well worth the money.  No reservations, order at the counter, yet I can get truffle butter, a little bottle of champagne, and order creme brûlée.  This has turned into my go-to place for faster food.  Jean Robert has another winner!

What We Liked

  • Chef: The food was exceptional.  A nice selection of micro beers.
  • Foodie:  The food quality is outstanding.  Wagyu beef, gruyere cheese, all in a super casual atmosphere.  The mac & cheese is one of the best in the city.  Nice to have a fast French-ish place in town.

What We Didn’t Like

  • Chef: The hard liquor is in plastic single serve bottles.  I strongly dislike liquor in plastic containers.  Although the food is amazing, the selection is fairly limited.
  • Foodie:  The majority of the seating are high-top tables, which I don’t like – not comfortable or kid friendly.  The menu is rather limited so I might get tired of burgers, French-ish cole slaw, mac & cheese, and creme brûlée – but I’m not tired of it yet.

What We Ordered

  • Flat Madame – their version of Croque Madame, which is a ham and cheese sandwich with a fried egg served with béchamel (a white creamy sauce).
  • Wagyu (American Kobe beef) burger with mushrooms, gruyere cheese, and truffle butter French style – French style is served open faced on French style bread.
  • Chicken mac & cheese – too low on chicken and thus a bit too carby for a meal.
  • Wagyu burger with cheddar American style – American style is with the traditional white bun.
  • Frenchie cole slaw – LOVED it; I am a cole slaw connoisseur and this was a nice creamy surprise.
  • Creme brûlée (French vanilla pudding)
  • Pot du creme (rich chocolate pudding)
  • Champagne – small bottle
  • Bottled beer – cans were available at the ordering counter; had to ask for bottles.

Good For Date Night?

  • Yes, but with a long-term relationship.  Too casual for a first or second date.
  • Would make a nice meet-and-greet low pressure lunch date.


  • Chef: Staff was friendly.
  • Foodie: Service was excellent considering this a fast food place.  There isn’t much service other than taking your order and bringing food to you table.


  • Very casual.
  • Not a typical quiet French place, no whispering needed here; this is a place with enough activity to feel very comfortable talking in a louder voice.

Kid Friendly

  • Yes, very kid friendly from a food and atmosphere perspective.  There are kids meals on the menu and they loved the mac & cheese.
  • The seating isn’t very kid friendly, only a few booths in the back.  The high-top seating is a bummer.


  • Best dressed woman in the place was me for a change – wearing a dress, nice shoes, and a blazer (we went directly from a charity event).
  • Best dressed man in the place was wearing nice jeans and a dress shirt.
  • Worst dressed woman in the place was wearing athletic clothing with tennis shoes.
  • Worst dressed man in the place was wearing old shorts, worn out t-shirt, and sandals.

Age of Diners

  • The diners were extremely diverse in age; senior citizens, young families, teenagers.

Part of Town

  • Hyde Park/Oakley/Norwood area, east side of Cincinnati
  • 45209
  • In the Rookwood plaza near Taste of Belgium
  • Parking is easy because it is on the end of the plaza away from Capital Grille
  • Area felt very safe

French Fresh Website

No link to reservations – No reservations are accepted


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