Washington Platform plays a key role in my love for Over-the-Rhine: it was the place where Dan took me to eat lunch on the first day we visited OTR together, and before I visited Findlay Market for the first time.
Yes, that was over a year ago! What of it?
Since moving downtown, Washington Platform is the place that Dan and I reserve for when guests come in for lunch. It's not a far walk, the food is delicious (with plenty of kid-friendly options, which tends to be a big factor), the service is friendly, the atmosphere is comfortable, and it's the kind of place where you can stay for hours and talk if you want.
Naturally I forgot to take pictures of the food on our last visit, but there are plentiful options, especially if you're in the mood for something different. For instance, I love their roast beef sandwich on pretzel bread. They have (or tend to have, from time to time) a wicked wing selection. Dan likes the Dixie chicken, with cheese and bacon and that awesome pretzel bread again.
They own a coffee company now, Muddy Cup, and some family members who sampled the coffee really liked it. So if that's your thing, hurrah.
They also tend to have a ton of events going on, so check the website.
That dessert, by the way? The "chocolate bomb," and my stomach trembles just thinking about that monster. (Yum.)
Washington Platform website: http://www.washingtonplatform.com/
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