Since it’s restaurant week Adam and I decided to hit all the places in Cincinnati that we had been meaning to go to for a long time but never got around to it. Tonight it was Daveed’s turn.
I’ve always heard mixed things about Daveed’s at 934 – everything from it’s the best to it’s the worst. With such mixed opinions we just had to try it for ourselves – and restaurant week is a great week to try new restaurants.
Daveed’s is kind of hidden in a very unassuming brick building a couple streets away from Eden park and the Cincinnati Art Museum. Inside the interior was decorated with a lot of warm earthy colors and the walls painted in oranges and greens, which reminded me of the hipster coffee shops I frequented while in college. Adam said it reminded him of “hippie colors.”
We had made a reservation for 6 p.m., and when we got there we were seated almost immediately. There were very few other people when we got there, only one other table was filled where we were sitting. But, by the time we left it had started to pick up. I’ve read a lot of complaints about the service being really slow, but we were in and out within an hour. For just the two of us dining out together I think taking an hour to eat is just about right. Other than that, our waiter was friendly and checked back with us about the right number of times.