Review: Cock and Bull

The Happy Mouth Supper Club journeyed to Glendale for the Cock and Bull a couple of weeks ago.  Jay, a big fan of the pub environment, chose the spot, and chose well.  The name sounds familiar because it is the sister restaurant of the Cock and Bull in Covington– a great place to sit outside and sip a beer, but I’d never had their food.

There were about ten of us, and we started off with beer.  I chose a Guinness 250th Anniversary stout, which was… surprisingly good!  I love regular Guinness, and I describe this as a summer Guinness- lighter, less head, a bit more bitter, and good for sipping on a hot summer’s day.  There’s a lot less of that chocolate and coffee overtone, so it would pair well with lighter dishes.  Not that I got a lighter dish.

Terry and I both went for burgers– he chose the Bull Burger, which is a classic burger with the usual trimmings, with cajun mayonnaise on the side.  He ordered it medium, and medium it was– cooked to order, good toppings, and the cajun mayonnaise was a nice touch (though not terribly British).

I ended up with the 3B Burger– Bacon, Balsamic and Blue cheese.  This was a really fun pick– bacon is always good, of course, but I love sweet, acidic balsamic with sharp, creamy blue cheese.  Especially on a burger that was cooked to a nice medium rare.  I only ate half– but man, was it tasty!

I got the cole slaw– which was nice, but not remarkable.  Terry got fries that were okay, but nothing special.  Again, the focus is on the burger, not on the sides.

I liked the atmosphere, but the upstairs band was a bit too loud for ten people to converse, so a couple of us moved downstairs for more beer.  I don’t get out to Glendale often, but this seemed to be a nice, “neighborhood bar” sort of setting that happens to have good food– they really do the pub scene right.

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  • http://www.urbancincy.com/ Randy Simes

    The Cock & Bull in Covington has a fantastic location and is lots of fun…haven’t yet been to the sister Glendale location.

  • Greg

    We’ve been hitting C & B on a monthly basis since they opened. Great beer selection & pretty good food. Was the outdoor patio open?

    • http://winemedinemecincinnati.com julie

      It was open, but it was right next to the band– so we opted to sit at the bar for our “after dinner drinks”.

  • CincyCapell

    I hope that the C&B’s Glendale location has higher sanitation standards than their Covington location. I’ve been in Covington’s kitchen and their basement food storage area many times, and let’s put it this way: I only drink there. I would never eat anything there. Ever. I have been in dozens and dozens of kitchens around town as part of my job, and C&B Covington is about the worst I’ve been in.

  • http://www.SupernaturalBotanicals.com/blog Robin Feltner

    Cock and Bull have two other locations, too, in MainStrasse and in Hyde Park.  Try Hyde Park’s Root Beer on tap…over Graeter’s vanilla ice cream.  It’s a big mug of fabulosity.  Perfect to cap off “date night”.