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Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516 (Central Business District)
+1 513-564-9111
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Ranked #37 of 1,742 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Scottish, Pub
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between 6th and 7th
Description: Located in downtown Cincinnati across from the Aronoff Center, Nicholson’s is a restaurant and bar serving fine food and drink in a genuine Scottish tavern setting. Taking inspiration from the public houses found throughout Great Britain, our goal is to provide our guests with authentic hospitality and a brilliant dining experience. In addition to high-quality food, we offer a wide variety of beer, wine, bourbon, craft cocktails and feature one of the best selections of single malt scotch whiskies in the area.
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Lebanon, Ohio
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

OK, first I will confess my laziness. We have been to Nicholson's so many times I can not count but this will be my first review. Yea, I know - shame on me!! We are season subscribers to the Broadway Series at the Aronoff Center and we nearly always drop in prior to a show for a drink and an... More

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ThePubGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Nicholson's Tavern & Pub, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you for such for the wonderful review and your loyalty! So glad to hear about your great experiences and your continued support. We will see you for the next show! Cheers! More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Went here with my husband for dinner. Really neat atmosphere and location is fantastic for the downtown area. The food we had was great and the service was incredible. We will definitely go back.

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ThePubGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Nicholson's Tavern & Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Glad you will be back. Cheers! More

Earth City, Missouri
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had lunch on a very busy Saturday but the hostess was super nice and found us a booth. The server was equally friendly & helpful in our selections. My only complaint is the amount of salt in the pot roast which was excellent & healthy portion. Would definitely return for the professional service!

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ThePubGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Nicholson's Tavern & Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and feedback! I have shared this with our team. Glad to hear you will be back. Cheers!! More

Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We read about this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to try. We weren't disappointed. Very friendly staff who were very knowledgeable about the beer and food. We ordered the Duck Fat Fries with house-made catsup and lemon garlic aioli as an appetizer and it was well worth it. My friend had the Pot Roast and I the Salmon. The... More

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ThePubGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Nicholson's Tavern & Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Carol! Glad to hear you enjoyed! I will make sure Mel is recognized for her great service. Cheers! More

Anniston, Alabama
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The fireplace room is big enough for multiple groups and still keep the cozy feeling. The fish and chips are amazing, if you don't like duck flavored fries they can keep that off (I don't like duck flavoring). The chocolate mouse dessert is to die for the best I have had in years!!

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ThePubGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Nicholson's Tavern & Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Glad to hear you enjoyed the fireplace and the Chocolate Pot de Creme! Yum. We hope that you visit us again soon. Cheers! More

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I made reservations for 4 on a recent Friday evening as we happened to be in town during my wife's birthday. Rode the trolley from Covington and it dropped us off at Fountain Square and then a short walk here. Place was easy to find and very quaint inside. Were seated right away and had Christian wait on us. He... More

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ThePubGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Nicholson's Tavern & Pub, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for the great review! So glad you joined us for your special occasion. Hope to see you back when you are in town. Cheers! More

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

In Cincy for my bday, Spencer surprised me with Nicholson's for dinner with family. The atmosphere is great - has that look and feel that it has been there a long time. The bar area (IMO) was the best place to sit, talk and people watch. Our group started off with Spinach and Artichoke Dip/Belhaven Beer Cheese - both delicious.... More

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ThePubGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Nicholson's Tavern & Pub, responded to this review

So glad to hear! I will make sure Christian is recognized for his great service. Cheers! More

Indianapolis
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Just a few blocks from most of the downtown hotels is this nice pub. While on a recent stay we ventured out for a light appetizer and cocktail. We selected the smoked salmon on toast, duck fat fries and lobster mac. Of the three the smoked salmon was by far the best choice for us. The duck fat fried were... More

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ThePubGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Nicholson's Tavern & Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and feedback! We really appreciate it and hope you visit next time you are in town. Cheers! More

Kettering
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Tried this restaurant since it is across the street from the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Reservations are a must before a show. We were very early for dinner and got one of the few tables available without a reservation. Number one positive was excellent service. The Fish & Chips dinner was very good - however the tiny serving of... More

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Thanks for the great review Paul! Glad you will be back! Cheers! More

Jamestown, North Carolina, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

But noisy. That's my only complaint. Live band on the Friday night we were there. And we were in the back of the restaurant. Could hardly hear the other couple sitting across the table. Add that to the noisy big crowd at an adjoining table, and we couldn't enjoy ourselves after about 90 min. But the food was great. Wonderful... More

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ThePubGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Nicholson's Tavern & Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We do apologize for the noise level, but I am glad to see you enjoyed everything else. Thank you for mentioning our service, menu items, and beverage selection! We do hope you will come back and visit. Cheers! More

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Additional Information about Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

Address: 625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516
Phone Number: +1 513-564-9111
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Scottish, Pub

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