- Chef: Exquisite dining experience. Amazing soups & appetizers, good entrées, and great beer selections. Perfect for a date night with someone special. The atmosphere was cosy without feeling crowded. I will be back.
- Foodie: Pork, pork, pork. Lots of pork options on the menu, yeah!. An upscale dining experience. The soups were the surprising highlight. Good overall menu – appetizers, small plates, entrees, and desserts were all good. The entree prices were high considering the portions were small, but the Small Plates section had good-sized options at cheaper prices. The food flavor and creativity were outstanding.
What We Liked
- Chef: Some chefs believe the merit of a chef is based on the quality of their soup. By that measure, the Red Feather has the best chef(s) in Cincinnati. The food was flavorful and visually stunning. I wanted to take pictures of all the plate presentations.
- Foodie: Best. Soup. Ever. The soups were exceptional. The asparagus cream soup was the best asparagus soup I’ve ever had, but the mushroom cream soup was even better. The spinach fettuccine was a nice surprise. Why did spinach fettuccine fall out of fashion in the 1990’s? The after-dinner coffee was very good. We asked why the coffee was so good and they told us they have a special blend. Wine and beer choices were excellent.
What We Didn’t Like
- Chef: The entree portions were small, and mine needed salt– a lot of salt. They compensated by providing a free dessert and port for us both.
- Foodie: Not enough sauces on anything. Every dish had an amazing sauce but there wasn’t enough of the sauce served. The entrees were small and $21 is a bit much for a small chicken entree.
What We Ordered
- P.I.G small plate, as an appetizer. Braised pork topped with an egg in a braising jus (translation – pulled pork with a poached egg in a delicious braising meat juice).
- Braised Short rib with polenta in braising jus.
- Mushroom cream soup (wow)
- Roasted chicken with spinach fettuccine and prosciutto crisps (translation – chicken with green pasta and fried thinly-sliced bacon).
- Key lime pie for dessert
- Chocolate hazelnut torte for dessert
Good For Date Night?
- Yes, perfect for a date night with your honey.
- Also good for taking picky in-laws from out of town. You can get good food while they order a burger and complain about the foo-foo menu items.
- Chef: Excellent. Fast & friendly.
- Foodie: Excellent. Friendly service. The manager visited us twice on a busy Friday evening. We got two glasses of free port and one free dessert – awesome!
- Upscale feel.
- Bathrooms were clean but located in a weird location downstairs.
- No, no food for kids.
- Best dressed woman in the place was wearing a sleeveless, knee-length, dinner dress with heels.
- Best dressed man in the place was wearing dress slacks and a dress shirt. No ties. No suit coats.
- Worst dressed woman in the place was wearing casual slacks and a nice t-shirt.
- Worst dressed man in the place was wearing khaki shorts and tennis shoes with a button-up shirt.
Age of Diners
- Most diners were over 40. Several couples under 30. One group had an infant baby (who was thankfully sleeping the whole time).
Part of Town
- Oakley, East Side
- In the old Boca location
- Street parking only. No valet – ugh, hate when restaurants without parking don’t provide valet.
- Area felt very safe