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Dee Felice Cafe, Covington, KY

Dee Felice Cafe

4.0
4
311 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Dee Felice Café is a family style restaurant that offers a cozy and trendy dining experience with both indoor and outdoor dining areas. The café is known for offering traditional and modern American dishes along with an open bar for diners and bar hoppers alike. Dee Felice Café has a separate family-style takeout menu besides its original one. The latter boasts a range of fine-dining options from seafood to poultry to beef while the former includes Chef Specialties such as Chicken Picatta, Jambalaya, blackened catfish and Cajun chicken to name a few.

Dee Felice Café also offers a range of pasta dishes such as Fettuccine Alfredo which is available in chicken and shrimp along with ravioli and meatballs which comprises of authentic Italian sausages. This also includes a range of steaks and for dessert diners can enjoy classics such as bread pudding, butter pie, and bol de neige

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (859) 261-2365

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Covington

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 311 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Hot Spot

  • Cincinnati

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  1. CD

    CharleneD

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Worse service ever. Doubt we will go back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place ever! Live music was amazing. The food was wonderful and perfectly priced. Will be back and will recommend to all my friends and family.
  3. MK

    MarilynK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Love the music and our server was great. The menu wasn't what it used to be and none of the appetizers looked appetizing to me. My dinner of ravioli and meatballs was quite good. Most of the other entrees weren't appealing to me.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Spent over $500 on six guests, with very limited cocktails, Got Luke warm food and fish that was suspect. Never, ever again. Quality has gone way down, I will avoid this place. I was extremely disappointed and what I wanted to be special for my 80 year old Mom and family did not happen.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy environment, live music by a jazz trio, tasty food, friendly and excellent service. Loved it!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    166 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    166 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great little place, I'll be back
  7. SW

    ShellyW

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was excellent. Food was very good but the music was too loud.
  8. RG

    RavenG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    The menu was downsized temporarily for the season so most of the items on the full menu is not being served right now.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The jambalaya was one of the spiciest foods I’ve ever eaten! I like spicy thing, but this was so so overpowering. I enjoyed the wine and the band though.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gary was fabulous , martinis amazing , and food great !
  11. TD

    TylerD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would definitely eat here again. The Chey's pie was sooo good. The pie was only missing a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The piano player was nice also.
  12. CT

    CharlieT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The extra cost is worth it on music nights. Why else would you pay so much for basic pasta dishes?
  13. R

    Rozste

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    I use to love coming here. We came for my birthday dinner counting on the music to accompany our dinner. The piano player didn't show. Service was poor and disorganized. However the bar tender was very helpful and tired to fill in the gaps. The food was very good. I hope things improve to bring Dee Felice Cafe back to its higher standard.
  14. KK

    KathleenK

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good, service just fair. Music always good!
  15. F

    Foodisfun

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always happy here, sat in back for a little quieter experience to talk, wished the music was piped in at a low level to fully appreciate the live music
  16. d

    debbie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Haven't bee there in years. Jazz is still good, but food quality has gone way down. Jambalaya was too runny with flavor issues, halibut was skimpy with ok flavor and appetizer came out in middle of the meal.
  17. AR

    ARobs

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made a reservation for 11:30p at 10:30, after arriving late from the airport. The reservation was confirmed by the restaurant and we made the drive over. When we arrived at 11:20 the server said they were closed and didn’t see the OpenTable reservation so we had to leave. By this time, there was nothing else open to reserve so it was a waste of time to have the reservation confirmed. They should not offer an 11:30 reservation if they are closing at that time (or sooner).
  18. F

    Foodie4yrs

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service Great food!!!
  19. MS

    MaryS

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    I have been dining at Dee’s for many decades. When Shelly left I could tell a big difference in the food quality and preparation and not for the better. I have always loved the fried oysters in a bed of yogurt sauce with peppers. It went off the menu and is back. The oysters that were delivered were over fried and hard as rocks. They were also small and very over breaded. Awful. Shelly needs to return to give some lessons on quality and preparation. The prices are also sky high. If I’m going to pay that much more, I expect far more quality than what I received.
  20. DS

    DonaldS

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Mother's Day, buffet was ok, eggs had a burnt disgusting taste. My lady was not given a rose as almost every other woman was so I had to go ask for them to bring her one. Took over 10 minutes just to get water to drink. The live music was very good but the service was mediocre. Still may go back during a regular dinner to see how things are then.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Poor service late getting food and food was average sure miss the old dee deluxe
  22. JL

    JeffL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The service was completely lackluster. I got red beans and rice which was exactly that with basically no seasoning. The escargot had a little flavor and the oysters Rockefeller had no flavor. The bread was hard and he forgot to bring it we had to ask for it. One highlight was the halibut forte which I’ve gotten there in the past and it was excellent as usual.
  23. AJ

    AshleyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the staff was great! This was my 1st trip to Dee Felice but I'll definitely be back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had reservations at 8:15. No one working the front door. We waited for twenty minutes looking for someone to checkin. Finally found someone to ask and their answer was “we are running an hour behind, even with reservations”. She offered no apology, explanation or even regret in her response. Something needs to change, don’t take reservations, don’t put your staff in this situation. Went next door to Ottos who was gracious to serve us. I do not know how the food is, was anxious to try it again since it reopened. Would not recommend this until they get it together. The jazz band did sound good.
  25. DZ

    DanZ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Sat night reservations at 8:15. Arrived at 8:15 to a full place. No hostess. Some people waiting been there since 7:30. After about 1/2 hour standing there. Someone did tell the person in front front of the line we are at least an hour behind. I understand waiting with everyone short on help, but zero communication. We couldn’t even tell anyone we were there. Did find a spot at the bar when 2 people left. Bar tender did a good job but our medium rare burgers came out cook well done with blackened burned buns.
  26. g

    ghost23

    Cincinnati

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Come for the jazz and food, not easy to carry on a conversation while music is playing
  27. KB

    KellyB

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    This was the worst dinner we have had in a long time. We had a 6:15 reservation with our family, including a 4 year old. By 8:15 we Had just received our meals. We were waiting on drinks for 30 minutes. The waitress was apologetic but clearly frustrated, understandably. It tools us 20 minutes to get our check because they only have one iPad to pay on for the entire restaurant.
  28. DD

    DebbieD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    As always, quality food and stellar service; I just wish the music was background and not a full-blown concert. My partner, a disabled Vietnam vet, has hearing issues (we were celebrating his 76th birthday ;-) and I had to resort to lip-reading at times...
  29. FA

    FranA

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We have many many fond memories of going to Dee Felice with my jazz loving parents. I took my husband there for his birthday for the first time in many years. Ugh. Made reservations. I arrived at the hostess stand and waited ten minutes to be greeted by a hostess who seemed lost. She told me to wait at the bar. I got a lemon drop martini (awful) and waited until we were seated at our table. Our server showed up about 15 minutes later. We ordered drinks and the portobello mushroom which was a stand out appetizer in its day. Now it’s about the size of a quarter and heaped in sauce. Our server showed up some time later and asked if we’d like to order. We had never been given menus. My husband enjoyed his jambalaya. I did not enjoy the ravioli and meatballs as it had no flavor and the cheese was an odd consistency. We gave up trying to converse over the exceptionally loud band after about twenty minutes. Overall, we won’t be back. It just wasn’t pleasant. I get restaurants are challenged with food and labor shortages but Dee Felice needs to up their game.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I used to love this restaurant and since reopening, my opinion is that the food quality (for the price) has seriously declined
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  32. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very nice Birthday Dinner. It was delicious and plenty of food. Staff was very pleasant. It is not a fast food restaurant, it is more upscale and makes for a nice night out. Very enjoyable!
  33. NJ

    NoJustNo

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    I don't know what happened. I've been here two other times in the past, but the Easter brunch was an unpleasant experience. We booked an Brunch here and were excited about the ambience, the good meals we've had in the past, and possibilities of live jazz. The piano player was good, but the rest of the experience was not up to par. The buffet offered shrimp (only 3 shrimp left), scrambled eggs (cold), chicken (warm, but not a hint of cajun spice), ham (lukewarm, tolerable), and green beans (cold) Why was the food cold? It turned out that NONE of the sterno cans were showing any flame coming out. Coffee was delivered, but with no cream or sugar. By the time somebody made eye contact with me, the coffee was cold. Nobody came back to refill drinks or to check on us. I tried a crab cake, but there was no remoulade (and it was only 1pm). Only the intervention of the omelet guy saved the day, the omelet was warm and pretty good. And he actually delivered it to our table. One server said "I'd rather be working at Applebees", but it seemed like the whole staff was preoccupied with something else. The restaurant had an extra table crammed in that required everyone using the buffer line to squeeze in between two tables to get back to their seat. That turned out to be less of a problem, because nobody went back to the buffet line after their first run-through. It bothers me that the only good parts of the experience were the omelet, and being able to leave. We won't be back.
  34. s

    selby

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was Easter brunch. Food not always stocked at buffet. Long wait from the omelet station. Items weren't hot. However overall food was good. Service was friendly. Nice there was a piano player. No desserts. Bottomless mimosas. Brunch is not always perfect, but I do really like this place, just better at dinner.
  35. TM

    TammyM

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We dined at Dee Felice on Easter for their brunch. This was set up buffet style. The beef tenderloin and chicken were delicious as well as the made to order pancakes. We did not get a made to order omelet. The rest of the dishes were average at best, most being below average.
  36. TO

    ToddO

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter brunch. Food was great. Wife enjoyed the endless Mimosas! Christian was our server ( even though it was a buffet ) and was very attentive as was all the staff. We loved our experience.
  37. JS

    JustinS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I got a table in a hr which was good ,it was a busy Saturday they forgot what I ordered then brought it and it was still wrong but what I did have was good
  38. DK

    DKW2

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful jazz, great service, excellent food. Great night out with friends. A little difficult to have a conversation, but the music and food are the stars of the evening, so decide what you want most from the experience. Loved it!
  39. N

    Nikk

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food - good music -great people! we will be back.
  40. MH

    MimiH

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good!

FAQs

Dee Felice Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 261-2365.

Dee Felice Cafe is rated 4 stars by 311 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Dee Felice Cafe

529 Main St Covington, KY 41011-1329

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Covington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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