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Taste of Belgium - OTR

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1133 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
+1 513-381-4607
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Taste of Belgium serves Belgian food with a twist. If it's not Belgian, we...
Taste of Belgium serves Belgian food with a twist. If it's not Belgian, we "Belgianize" it. We serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and one-of-a-kind weekend brunch. We have a full bar and a wide selection of Belgian beers on draft and in bottle. And we serve the absolute best waffles.
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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yummy!!!!

Well worth the wait. Had the fabulous cheese sandwich. Tasty ham inside with three cheeses and an awesome sauce.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Kentuckywoman1
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Covington, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This visit was during lunch time, which has a lot smaller menu then I am used to. I had the chicken and waffles. I thought it was pretty good. The prices are reasonable. The only thing keeping this from a 4 or 5 star is because the service kind of sucks. They are so busy that they just want to... More 

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Covington, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Well worth the wait. Had the fabulous cheese sandwich. Tasty ham inside with three cheeses and an awesome sauce.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We sampled their famous "chicken and waffles" dish while at the Hyde Park Blast last year but never dined at the restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised by the ample space and lack of noise compared to the other OTR hot spots. Moreover, the interior truly mimics a European cafe. Talk about taking a mini-trip to Brussels! I recommend the veggie... More 

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Newburgh, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Both the restaurant's name and TripAdvisor rating brought up in as visitors to the Cincy area. At first, we were a tad concerned...the location is definitely urban, and, frankly, a rougher part of town than we would normally want to go. We would not want to go there after dark. That said, we're not urbanites, so perhaps we're just not... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had heard good things about the restaurant and we were not disappointed. My husband had the chicken and waffle and I had the ham and cheese crepe. Both very good. We were not able to get a table to our liking and decided to sit at the bar. The bartender who took care of our lunch order was very... More 

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Wilder, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

I popped into Taste of Belgium to pass an hour before a business meeting one afternoon. I appreciated brings made aware of the beer special for happy hour as it influenced my order. However when I asked for a small bite recommendation the bar tender literally received the entire menu to me which is too much information for a first... More 

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Loveland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

While several other great restaurants have opened in the area, this is still my favorite restaurant. I have never had anything to eat there that I didn't love. The beers are always great as well. Not to be missed if visiting Cincinnati.

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Hillsboro, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We visited A Taste of Belgium on a Sunday morning, right after the restaurant appeared on the show Diner, Drive-ins, and Dives, so it was very busy. The host even told us that they had been jammed ever since the show was on DDD, but we only waited a few minutes. I had chicken and waffle meal and it was... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Don't bother getting anything but the chicken and waffles. Sweet, spicy, fresh, and generally amazing. But save room for their magnificent desserts, too. Beer selection at this location is mostly limited to actual Belgian beers.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went here during a recent visit to Cincinnati. The fact that it was a full house on a severely snowy day was a hint to the quality of food and service. The atmosphere was warm and bustling yet relaxed. The service was excellent, our waiter was on point, our glasses were never less than half full for more than a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1133 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-381-4607

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: Belgian

Description

Taste of Belgium serves Belgian food with a twist. If it's not Belgian, we "Belgianize" it. We serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and one-of-a-kind weekend brunch. We have a full bar and a wide selection of Belgian beers on draft and in bottle. And we serve the absolute best waffles.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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