About Coldwater Cafe & Catering

19 E Main Street
Tipp City, OH 45371
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This restaurant housed in a former bank building in the heart of downtown Tipp City offers quality dining in a small-town setting. The decor is warm and welcoming and is a delight for the senses. The fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere while the full bar allows patrons a relaxing stop while awaiting a fabulous meal. The inviting atmosphere encourages relaxed conversation. You may be surprised to find that a restaurant in such a small town has some rather sophisticated choices on the menu alongside your more normal fare, with entrees such as ostrich being offered. If you are looking for a decadent dessert, look no further than the butter-drenched English Tea Cake! An easy drive from all points in the Dayton area, words cannot do it justice. A visit is a must and will be the first of many.

Reservations accepted for dinner only.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch (Walk-In Only): Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner (Reservations Recommended): Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 2nd and 3rd Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(937) 667-0007

Website:
http://www.coldwater-cafe.com/

Entertainment:
Jazz music consisting of guitar, keyboard and/or bass, mostly on weekends starting at 7:00 PM

Catering:
Coldwater Cafe & Catering is able to do events from 12-250. Coldwater can do anything from custom catering menus, standard catering menu or box lunches. We can design a menu for your special occasion or you can choose from our standard catering or box lunch menus.

Parking Details:
A newly-designed and landscaped parking lot is in the rear of the building. Street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
None

Executive Chef:
Nick Hoover

Private Party Facilities:
We have two rooms available for private dining, each with its own style and personality. We will work with you to create a personalized dining experience perfect for your event.

Private Party Contact:
Jenny Swigart: 9376670007x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Every Valentine’s Day we create a specialized menu for the evening. Chef Nick puts together a divine combination of entrees, sides, salads and desserts that are not offered together during the remainder of the year. Founder, Betty Peachey, creates an ambiance not to be missed with the dining room bathed only in candlelight. Reservations are recommended.

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99% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fantastic food and people!

Dined 3 days ago

It's our go to date night place. We love the food and the people!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Our favorite place to dine. From drinks ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

Our favorite place to dine. From drinks to dessert we always have a great experience .

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Small town gem

Dined on April 23, 2016

Have always enjoyed Coldwater for their lunches but had never been there for dinner. It did not disappoint! The food was wonderful, the service exceptional, and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. Especially enjoyed how the food was timed- not rushed at all. We had a very enjoyable evening dinner.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Consistently Great Experience

Dined on April 19, 2016

We have dined here several times and always found the service and food to be excellent. This time was no exception. Recommend having a reservation though.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always great food, good service & personable staff

Dined on March 26, 2016

Live in Centerville but the trip so worth it. Fun to go out of the area & experience wonderful food & service. We love to sit at the bar.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Happy birthday.

Dined on March 24, 2016

Our birthdays are 10 days apart in March, so we celebrate with a nice dinner. Coldwater puts the special in special occasion.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Mr.

Dined on March 17, 2016

We have come to the Coldwater Café since it was in the old building. Never had a bad time or anything but outstanding service and great menu items.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesom

Dined on March 12, 2016

I have always had great meals and felt taken care of by the staff. This is the best local restaurant by a longshot.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

I've never had a bad experience here. S ...

Dined on March 6, 2016

I've never had a bad experience here. Service is always spot on and food is always delicious. Cocktails and dessert are my favorite. Get the carrot cake! You won't regret it.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Reservations snafu

Dined on February 27, 2016

We made a reservation on Open Table - it was accepted. We had to wait over an hour, which was ok as they were kind enough to provide a cheese board after we ordered it. We were going to leave, but a table opened up and they came after us out on the street to let us know. They were very attentive and the food is just remarkable. They need to figure out their reservation times because some time in the future it will backfire on them. We will be back, though, as it's a great location - maybe needs to be a bigger facility. But that's their call, not ours:)

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

I love the specialty cocktails (French 7 ...

Dined on February 20, 2016

I love the specialty cocktails (French 75, old fashion, pear martini) and wide variety of wines and beers. The specials are always amazing as well as some of my favorite staples, the cheese board to start, ahi tuna, and carrot cake for dessert...all at the top of my list of favorites!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome place

Dined on February 19, 2016

Excellent food and service! Coldwater has become a favorite for my husband and I. It's our go to spot for date night.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
food2
ambience2
service2

Very expensive for only average food. D ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

Very expensive for only average food. Disappointing

food4
ambience5
service4
value3

We went on Valentine's Day and they had ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

We went on Valentine's Day and they had a special for this dinner which was not posted on their website. The special entree's were very expensive, and very different food, and you could not order off the regular menu. The food was very good, annot say anything bad about the food. The restuarant is beautiful.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Valentine's Day

Dined on February 14, 2016

Unrushed, but attentive service, semi-private eating area opened for this day. Literally the best steak I have ever had...and I have had a lot of them!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fantastic place

Dined on February 14, 2016

I took my Girlfriend to Coldwater Cafe on Valentines Day, and it was outstanding. The food was wonderful and the service was great. It was an awesome place for a date with a relaxed atmosphere very conducive for conversation. Be prepared to spend about $50-60 per person (dinner/drink/appetizer), but the price is well worth it. I will definitely be back!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Proposed to my fiancée tonight. Everyone ...

Dined on February 12, 2016

Proposed to my fiancée tonight. Everyone treated us like royalty. Fantastic restaurant. One of the best steaks I've ever eaten. Definitely will go back for our anniversary if not before. Love this place!

food4
ambience3
service4

Was busy, made nice cocktails. Had some ...

Dined on February 12, 2016

Was busy, made nice cocktails. Had some nice wines also. Food was good.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding dining experience

Dined on February 7, 2016

Visiting Ohio from Washington DC we chose Coldwater for a family celebration for a significant birthday. The food was both creative and superbly prepared, the server was knowledgeable and attentive, the restaurant quiet and comfortable. The experience at coldwater was as good or better than many of the meals I have had in New York, DC, San Francisco and London. A real gem.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

My favorite place to din

Dined on February 2, 2016

I always leave feeling very special and satisfied. This has been my favorite restaurant for over 15 years We try to go every chance we get. It is always our special occasion place.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Another fabulous experience

Dined on January 30, 2016

We have dined often at Coldwater Cafe and this most recent visit didn't disappoint. The food is creative, delicious, and the portions are generous. We arrived early for our reservation and enjoyed cocktails at the bar while a two-piece string ensemble played. We enjoyed the music so much we would have been content to eat at the bar. However our experience after moving to our table was equally terrific. Our server was engaged and polite and very expedient. We'll be back again soon!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

What a great place to bring my daughter. ...

Dined on January 29, 2016

What a great place to bring my daughter. The filet and NY strip were cooked perfectly. Chef Katy and her crew always do an amazing job! Terri was amazing as well! You all made this dinner a very memorable experience for my daughter and I!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Excellent Experience

Dined on January 23, 2016

Service was amazing, the waitress was very attentive. the meal was excellent will definitely go back and would recommend to all.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Fantastic food - great service

Dined on January 16, 2016

I've been coming to this restaurant for years now & the food has always been amazing. We ate here this last weekend, and everything was wonderful. I've lately had to change my diet and cannot have dairy or wheat, the waitress was excellent at helping me choose an entree. She was patient and kind, and if she did not know the answers to my questions she promptly found out from someone who did. Overall everything was wonderful - thank you for a great date night out. As a mom with two small children, we don't get out much anymore - so great service & great food are valued even more - I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your efforts as a restaurant, keep up the good work!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Dinner with friends

vip
Dined on January 16, 2016

We had dinner in the board room. I enjoyed the Antelope and it was fantastic. Thw wine list was very nice, we enjoyed the Stags Leap Artemus and the price was very reasonable.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Date Night

Dined on January 15, 2016

My wife suggested we go to Cold Water for our date night as she frequents this place for lunch. Great choice. I was surprised by the tech in the restaurant while still maintaining a classy place to dine. Not a single complaint can be had. Tipp City is blessed to have this place located within their city.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

favorite spot

Dined on January 14, 2016

We love Coldwater. We travel a lot and eat at a lot of great restuarants. This local gem, never dissapoints. Great quality fish and meats.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We found our new Anniversary Dinner spot!!!

Dined on January 9, 2016

Simply Spectacular! We went there for a special Anniversary Dinner and Coldwater Cafe treated us like royalty! What a wonderful experience. This was our first visit. Everything from the welcome we received upon arriving, the well stocked bar while we waited, and the courteous updates on how our table was coming. The menu was simple, elegant and diverse. Coldwater Cafe made the evening one to remember. I would without hesitation strongly recommend Coldwater Cafe to any and all. Yes, we will be returning!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Outstanding meals once again!

Dined on January 9, 2016

Don't get here too often as it's a 35- 40 minute drive but worth it for sure! Have been to Coldwater about 6 or 7 times for lunches and dinners. Last Saturday evening 4 if us went for dinner at 6. No wait with a reservation. Did notice that by the time we left the front of the restaurant was full of people waiting. The food was delicious as it has been every time. I had a perfectly prepared filet. The rest if our party had various seafood dishes and everyone was delighted with their choice. No one had a leftovers box except for a little carrot cake, which is very unusual for us. Service was also excellent. I can also attest to Coldwater being an excellent lunch venue as well Finally we had our daughter's outdoor wedding reception catered by Coldwater. Chef Nick Hoover and his staff did an excellent job. The catering manager (sorry can't think if her name) was very accommodating and everything went well and our guests really enjoyed their meals. Won't be too long until we are headed back.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great food and service. However,had rese ...

Dined on January 9, 2016

Great food and service. However,had reservations at 7:45 and we were not seated till 8:20. No one apologized for the delay.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Have to check it out for your self !

Dined on January 8, 2016

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday and had a great experience . Loved that it's in an old bank , the drink menu is gianormous and the menu is even better. The staff doesn't breathe down your necks and give you space which is what many other restaurants lack. They even brought out a dessert for my girlfriend for her birthday and the staff wished her a happy birthday when we arrived as well . Definitely a great place to have an amazing meal and make a memory ! Cheers !

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great setting, people, and food!

vip
Dined on January 6, 2016

Never disappoints, perfect for date night or a nice dinner with the kids. A great break from the boring chains!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

We are never disappointed with Coldwater ...

Dined on January 5, 2016

We are never disappointed with Coldwater! Impeccable service and spectacular

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Wonderful neighborhood gem.

Dined on January 1, 2016

This marvelous cafe serves great food in a wonderfully renovated bank. I have not had the pleasure, but you can dine inside the vault if you wish. The main dining room is very nice and cozy with intimate booths for a quiet night out. The wine selection is very extensive and has a flavor for all tastes and occasions. I highly recommend the Coldwater Cafe if you are in or around Tipp City.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

fantastic, from start to finish.

Dined on December 29, 2015

fantastic, from start to finish. definitely one of the best restaurants in region.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Fabulous as always!

Dined on December 26, 2015

My filet was absolutely prepared to perfection...melted in my mouth. The pureed parsnips were new to me but what an unexpected delight! Delicious! From the baked brie appetizer, to goat cheese salad, to the superb dinner...we will continue to visit Coldwater Cafe!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great food

Dined on December 18, 2015

We have always enjoyed great food at Coldwater Cafe. Some of the new policies are a little restrictive, but it is still a good place to eat. We prefer a booth, but normally can not get one for whatever reason.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Christmas dinner

Dined on December 12, 2015

This time it was a group of neighbors celebrating Christmas. They did a very nice job with our group of 8. Dinners were all wonderful.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Tipp Treasure

Dined on November 28, 2015

First trip to venue, but not our last! Had to wait for table, but able to sit before fireplace and relax. Food outstanding, the tilapia and prime rib were ample and very tasty. Server was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Great creme brulee for dessert, plus a take home "treat"--because it was our first visit! Worth the visit!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Another fabulous meal! Coldwater Cafe ...

vip
Dined on November 28, 2015

Another fabulous meal! Coldwater Cafe is our favorite restaurant and we are never disappointed. We enjoyed the brie and crab cakes for appetizers and our entrees were amazing as well (two had swordfish, one had red deer and one had a pasta dish). We passed on dessert this time, but always love those as well. An enjoyable dinner tonight as usual.

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