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Lavomatic

1211 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 621-1999
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Ranked #261 of 1,721 restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 12th Street
Description: Lavomatic is an urban restaurant and bar in the heart of the Gateway Quarter of Downtown Cincinnati. We also offer nightly dinner specials in addition to the regular menu.
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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192 reviews 192 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was excited to go to Lavomatic in its vibrant location on Vine Street and the outside of the restaurant was inviting. We called for reservations but really did not need them on a Saturday afternoon. I inquired about eating on the rooftop outdoors and was told it was first come, first served, but upon first sitting outside, found it... More

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Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stopped by Lavomatic after an Underground tour of OTR and the experience was average. The food was nothing to get excited about. While the brunch menu sounded great, the execution was a little under-whelming. The eggs on my benedict were over-cooked and the dish was luke-warm at best, turning cold quite rapidly. The sweet potato tots were greasy and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This restaurant is located in bustling Over-the-Rhine, a hip area of resurgence. We hadn't visited in quite awhile and were pleased with our experience. The menu is small, but features fresh, local ingredients in pleasing, imaginative combinations. The service was very good and we had a wonderful meal.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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65 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We took out of town friends here for Sunday brunch and we had a lovely time. The weather was beautiful and we sat on the roof. The thick sliced bacon remains a favorite and my friend raved about the spinach quiche. The bloody marys were also spicy and flavorful!

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The restaurant is precious...we ate on the roof. But the food was dreadful. Service not a lot better... Maybe that's why it was the only place in Over The Rhine with seating available. Waitress began by giving the wrong wine to the wrong people. Not sure which was which... I'm still waiting for the side salad that never appeared. The... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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65 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We enjoyed another delicious brunch at Lavomatic on a recent Sunday afternoon. The bloody marys were spicy and flavorful. The thick sliced, peppered bacon is yummy. And the biscuits and gravy, with a touch of chorizo sausage, were wonderful. Our only request -- please bring back the French toast!

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Milford, OH
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86 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Probably best for adults. Be Careful of your surroundings after dark. My 3 friends and I ate here on a Sunday (4pm) for the first time. We hasn't planned on stopping - we were just driving through after going to the Museum Center. We had good service and we were all pleased with the taste and value of our food.... More

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Cincinnati
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

What a shame that in a great location with a cute design and very pleasant waitresses that the beautifully presented food was flavorless. At least gift the chef with a salt shaker! (We requested one. They aren't on the table, but that couldn't really salvage it.) What an expensive disappointment. With hundred of herbs and seasonings available, why should food... More

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Mariemont, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We were just looking for a place with an open table in OTR, we may never eat anywhere else. I have never had such a hard time choosing what to order. Everything on the menu sounds amazing. After more than ten minutes of agonizing I chose biscuits and gravy. Just saying it was out of this world does not do... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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65 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This was our first trip to Lavomatic and the four of us in our party all vowed to come back, often and soon! We were there for Sunday brunch and it was wonderful -- started the meal with a flavorful Bloody Mary. We had a variety of dishes in our group: omelet of the day, French toast (but not your... More

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