$20 for $40 Worth of Urban Comfort Fare and Drinks at Lavomatic Cafe

Over-The Rhine

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In a Nutshell

  • Expertly prepared comfort food
  • Stocked wine bar
  • Charming décor
  • Convenient location

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Promotional value expires Aug 23, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Must purchase 1 food item. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Cooking in the laundry room is an activity marred by unavoidable clothing stains and funky-tasting dryer-mixed salads. Leave laundry-based cuisine to the pros with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of urban comfort fare and drinks at Lavomatic Cafe on Vine.

Setting up shop in a formerly run-down launderette, Lavomatic Cafe provides an opportunity to dine on hearty fare without attracting uncomfortable leers from surrounding shirt-folders. Charming exposed pipes and soft tones accentuate Lavomatic’s décor, which creates a perfect setting for sampling the establishment’s well-stocked wine bar. The menu offers a modest yet satisfying selection of comforting classics with a twist, like when grandma gets tipsy and mixes acids with bases. Start with small bites such as tater tots with chives, cheddar, parmesan, and ranch ($7.33). Warm up with tomato bisque ($5.35) or a fish sandwich with gruyere on an onion bun ($9.40). Refresh the palate with a fusion of flavors thanks to the pesto penne with kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, and tomato confit ($15.16) or smoked pork chops with Sheltowee Farm mushrooms and red wine caramel ($20.47). Sharable sides such as cornbread ($2.92) and onion straws ($3.64) are also available.

Like a classic car fitted with a plutonium-propelled flux capacitor, Lavomatic’s menu offers familiar options that stand the test of time or time-travelling taste critics. Dig into hearty foods that will warm the soul and plate, which will then be lovingly rinsed in a washing machine that will jostle and break it to pieces.

Reviews

CityBeat lists Lavomatic Cafe as a critic's pick. Veggie Option and wine me, dine me have also featured the eatery. Forty Yelpers give Lavomatic Cafe a three-star average.

  • Whilst the appealing presentation adds to the overall experience at Lavomatic, the real showstopper is the food, which is exquisite. – Veggie Option
  • The starters are consistently good, wine list is good, dinner entrees and specials are great. I reminisce about the ribeye special with root veggies--sigh. Desserts are good and well portioned. – Anpan W., Yelp, 8/25/10
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    Over-The Rhine

    1211 Vine St.

    Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

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