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Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

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Central Business District
British, Pub, Scottish
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625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516 (Between 6th and 7th)
+1 513-564-9111
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located in downtown Cincinnati across from the Aronoff Center, Nicholson’s...
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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  • 78
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love the decor. Great location!

Nicholsons is located in the heart of downtown, right by the Aronoff. Great location. I love the decor here, especially the room with the fireplace. LOVE their fish and chips and the chocolate Pot de creme is a rich, dark, yummy dessert. Friendly servers wearing kilts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Juleta23
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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170 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We selected this pub as an alternative to the more expensive restaurants in Cincinnati and for a change of pace. It was an easy walk from the hotel and appeared to be a popular place, especially on weekends. IT was the typical Irish Pub from decor to wait staff dress. The beer selection was good which was to be expected... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nicholsons is located in the heart of downtown, right by the Aronoff. Great location. I love the decor here, especially the room with the fireplace. LOVE their fish and chips and the chocolate Pot de creme is a rich, dark, yummy dessert. Friendly servers wearing kilts.

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

Thank you for your feedback! Great to hear you enjoyed the Fish and Chips! Come back and see us soon, Cheers! More 

TORONTO
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Whenever, we are in Cincinnati, we love to go to this pub. it has great atmosphere, good and drink and the service is wonderful. Well, we decided to make reservations last night for a family dinner and this is an overview: 1. Service not as good as usual - lacked a personal touch 2. A number of us ordered the... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed the BBQ Burger and Beer! Cheers! More 

Tinley Park, Illinois
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124 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Good pub with a nice happy hour selection. $3 drafts - can't beat that. I really liked that you could pick how to make your burger. As someone who only eats turkey burgers you usually have to specially fix up your burgers but they let you pick your meat and then your toppings. They do have a kids menu and... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our happy hour deals as well as our bread board! Come visit us again soon, Cheers! More 

Carmel, Indiana
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Local friends brought us to Nicholson's for drinks and the ambiance. We were not disappointed on either point. The scotch selection was beyond any offered in similar restaurants and my Grapefruit and Basil cocktail to die for. The Irish Pub décor certainly was authentic and seating in the bar area as well as the service was prompt and professional. Also... More 

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

Thank you for giving us a try! It is wonderful that you enjoyed your drink choices during your visit! Come back and see us soon, Cheers! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you are looking for scotch, then this is the place. Prices are average for a bar but you can't beat the selection. Some of the bartenders are more helpful than others if you aren't sure which flavor is right for you.

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoy our scotch selection. Come back and see us again sometime, Cheers! More 

Cincinnati, OH
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The food is very good if you like this cuisine. It is heavy and loaded with calories. They have an unmatched selection of Scotch Whiskeys.

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

Thank you for your feedback! Come back and see us soon, Cheers! More 

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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We have gathered our family a couple of times and have had a great experience. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The food choices are decent and no one has ever complained of a bad meal. The beer selection is excellent. Some of our group wondered over to the bourbon bar next door the last time we are there and... More 

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It is great to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! Come back and see us soon, Cheers! More 

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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Nice setting with friendly servers. All of our food and drinks were excellent. Almost went there again because we enjoyed our experience there so much.

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

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We hope to see you back soon! Cheers! More 

Cincinnati
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129 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

While spending the evening downtown with another couple, we stopped into Nicholson's for dinner and drinks. Hubby enjoyed a Scottish beer while I had wine and our friends had cocktails. One ordered a vodka tonic that turned out to be a little drink with a big price. She didn't order a second. Hubby and I had the Shepherd's Pie which... More 

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

We are very sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy our experience with us. We forwarded your comments to the restaurant and the GM is very interested in speaking with you if you are interested. If you are willing, kindly send your contact information to info@tavernrestaurantgroup.com so that he can contact you directly. Thank you for your feedback! 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 to $30
Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516
    (Between 6th and 7th)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-564-9111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups

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.
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

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