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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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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: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Black and tan oh man

Good grief tall about a good black n tan! The beer cheese is so yummy but be prepared cause they have loads of salt (I don't like salt) this is a great Scottish bar love that they wear kilts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Calley H
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Bardstown, Kentucky
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My son married in downtown Cincinnati so I was in need of a downtown venue for rehearsal dinner. Nicholson's was an excellent selection. It has an interesting atmosphere with an open air patio which is rare in downtown. The entire staff was so helpful. The food was excellent with large portions.

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Hamilton, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have never been let down. Awesome, helpful staff and delicious food in a great atmosphere. Absolutely do NOT miss out on the Lobster Mac 'n Cheese!

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Mason,
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Excellent ambiance; service; food. Great dining experience for adults. Appetizers and main entrees were delicious and it was nicely plated. Waiter was knowledgeable about the food and their scotch. Will definitely go back!

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Celina, Ohio, United States
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Our favorite pub in the city. Always great service, and a great atmosphere. Not a place where all the youngsters. They always have a really good band too. Food is delicious. I recommend the Cuban sandwich.

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

We appreciate your thoughts! Come back and see us soon, Cheers! More 

Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a restaurant with an interesting atmosphere. The wait staff wear kilts and the bar is in the front of the restaurant. There is a lovely patio at the rear of the building that would be perfect for a private party. The porttons are ample but who wants the taste of duck fat on their fries? We were dependent... 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! Cheers! More 

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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Good grief tall about a good black n tan! The beer cheese is so yummy but be prepared cause they have loads of salt (I don't like salt) this is a great Scottish bar love that they wear kilts.

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

We are happy you received a great Black and Tan! Cheers! More 

Gahanna
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We ate here for dinner while in town for a comedy show last weekend. We were looking for a casual place that we could get in and out of quickly. I ordered a classic style burger, it was cooked perfectly and had really good flavor. My husband ordered their Ruben sandwich, and he loved it. Our waitress was fantastic, she... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments! Cheers! More 

woodbridge
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47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I visited Cincinnati for a week for work and ended up eating there 3 nights - why, because the food was excellent - the salmon was sensational - and it came with green beans and mashed potatoes which were also quite good. the bartender robin is awesome, fun, talkative why not a 5? because robin only worked 2 of 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 about your multiple visits! We appreciate your lovely comments about Robin, Cheers! More 

Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had a great lunch. Alex was at the bar and she was fantastic. Easy walking distance to downtown hotels, ball parks and casino.

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

Thank you for your feedback! We will make sure to let Alex know about your comments, Cheers! More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My husband and I sat at the bar. The bartender Andy was so nice and good at his job. My husband got the Cuban sandwich and duck fat fries with their special ketchup . It was delicious! Overall, I'd come back!

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

Thank you for your lovely comments about Andy and it is great to hear you enjoyed the Cuban sandwich! Cheers! More 

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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 - 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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