Hyde Park Tavern & Grill - a Gastropub! (What the hell is that?)

A Gastropub? Yeah - we were going through all sorts of ideas - all dealt with stomachs...but here you go...if you're dying to know:

Gastropub (noun)~ A combination of the word gastronomy, meaning the art or science of good eating, and pub, meaning public house.

It was a lovely night and we were in East Hyde Park so we wanted to eat outside and Hyde Park Tavern & Grill just seemed like the perfect option!

The atmosphere outside is very nice - fountains, trees, etc... It was a little chilly - but we decided to brave the patio.

The menu is pretty nice - sandwiches, salads and entrees. There's also a chef's special if you're a vegetarian - he'll just take what you like/don't like and whip something up! I thought about getting that...kinda wish I had.

Danielle decided to get a BBQ burger and a salad...she was so good...well it did have caesar dressing so not THAT good. She said it was okay - but not as good as Terry's (we're like a broken record).

Caesar salad - not much interesting here...

Katie also went for a burger...again...you guessed it. Not as good as Terry's. Also - she was asked how she wanted the burger - she said "medium" - this was not medium. It was definitely "well done" and a bit dry.

Smoked Trout Salad - Romaine lettuce, julienne spring radishes, black pepper bacon and quinoia with a creamy vinaigrette

Well - John got this and he thought the amount of trout was nice and the taste good as well. But - he thought the size of the salad was a bit small. Seems odd - give me ample of the expensive stuff and then go skimpy on the iceberg?!

Avocado Cuban: Roasted garlic mayo, avocado, caramelized onions, mushrooms and spring greens served on Italian bread.

This was my order...I have some issues here. Okay - what's a Cuban? Ham, pork and cheese - pressed on bread. Now - when I saw "cuban" in the name - I thought ooh - a twist on a cuban. This sandwich wasn't a Cuban...it was a Puerto Rican. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME!

Really - the sandwich was good...but it wasn't a Cuban. I thought it was going to be all the stuff they mentioned AND the Cuban elements - or at least some of them.

So I am very conflicted - this sandwich was very good and the fries were also great. But it's not a Cuban.

Churros Toasted and rolled in cinnamon and sugar served with caramel sauce and cinnamon gelato.

Yes - after the sandwiches/salad we all still had room for dessert. Danielle has this secret pocket for dessert! She's a tiny thing - but the dessert pocket always has room!

These churros were really great! There was plenty for us all to share and the sugar was just right. The gelato - well - it was a little skimpy. Because the waitress just told us our options - we didn't know if it was butter or ice cream...but found out once we tried it. This was definitely our favorite part of the dinner!

So there you have it - HPTG. Not all good...not all bad. Would I go back? Probably not...well not unless I wanted some churros!

Hyde Park Tavern & Grill
3384 Erie Ave.
Cin. OH. 45208

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  1. The burger pics highlight my biggest pet peeve when it comes to restaurant burgers. BUN SIZE!! How is it that McDonald's manages to figure out the correct size of a bun for their burgers (I know, preprocessed vs hand pressed) but other restaurants can't? If you have more bun than burger, it makes the whole thing look smaller than it is.

    I'm done

  2. Agree - it's why I love Terry's!

  3. HPT has the worst service ever and bland tasting food. Three times in a row across many months. Seven thumbs down.

  4. This message is actually for Rob. I am the expediter there at HPT. The Bun you see there is actually our italian corn meal bun. The proper Bun that we have is actually a nice fit. Sorry we did not represent our hand-crafted burgers properly.

  5. Is this place now closed ?
    FYI - the newport pizza company ripped off their pizza recipe. I wonder if they will follow suit with their service? 2 thumbs down for both places.

  6. they are definitely still open...

  7. HPT is officially closed.