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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 #53 of 1,727 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Scottish, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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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English first
Troy, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food and great service ! Nicholson's Tavern & Pub has a really nice - casual but classy atmoshhere.

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Bowling Green
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Absolutely wonderful atmosphere, great service, unbelievable selection of scotch and bourbon. The pot roast sandwich and fish and chips for lunch were above par, and the sticky toffee pudding is a must! From the manager on duty, to the server and the bartender, everyone was excellent and very enjoyable to chat with. Would love to go back and listen to... More

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

Thanks for the great review! Hope you are able to visit us for dinner sometime! Cheers! More

Windsor, Canada
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a great establishment for a drink and appetizer in downtown. A must stop for any visitor in the area and well within walking distance from the casino.

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

Thanks for the review! Cheers! More

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Though this is a Scots themed place, I found nobody Scots (other than me) in the place! From what I could tell, this is just a themed bar that has an excuse to sell lots of different Whiskies....and the odd Scots beer (Tennants lager - a staple of Glasgow!). Its fine, but not as Scots as I would have like... More

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very average. Brunch items for father's day were about 10 small options and not really good, just very average. But hey, it's Cincinnati, right?

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A real nice atmosphere, nice servers, and good specials. My wife and I went in for a couple drinks and a snack before a concert. We had a beer cheese dip which comes with soft pretzels and chips, and sticky toffee pudding, both were fantastic! We will definitely go back when in Cincinnati.

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

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

toledo ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Upon the recommendation of my sons, we stopped here for Saturday nite while in town for the weekend. Quite a Scotch menu and the helpful server made for a pleasant pre-dinner Scotch tasting. The food was wonderful. I had the Pot Roast and Mashed Potatoes and it was out of this world. Great atmosphere, great food, great service------great Scotch. Hope... More

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

Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed a wonderful evening with us! Cheers! More

Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I have stopped here the last couple of Thursdays while I wait for my boyfriend to wrap up his meetings at 5/3 bank. I usually have a cosmo or pineapple upside down cake cocktail, paired with the cheese ball. The drinks are always good and so is the appetizer, it's just enough for one person. The bartenders are always friendly.... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to share your review! Glad we are able to provide a great spot to grab a drink while you past the time! Cheers! More

Louisville, Kentucky
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99 reviews 99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My son-in-law recommended Nicholson's... I knew my daughter had good taste. We arrived during a booming happy hour, but had an Open Table reservation for our table of 4, and were seated right away. We all REALLY loved the duck fat fries, and the other food was equally delicious. The beer/ale selections were good, and arriving during happy hour made... More

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

Thanks for the review!! Glad you and your family enjoyed some delicious duck fat fries! Yum! Hope to see you back soon. More

Cincinnati, OH
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Went to Nicholson's Tavern & Pub before a show at Aronoff on a Sunday night. Be sure you call early if there is a show playing, as they book up fast. We all had fish - with some ordering the sandwich & some fish & chips. The sandwich comes with their fries in a little basket lined with paper and... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Yes, we do fill up rather quickly for shows but we are happy to take reservations, please call 513-564-9111. It is very disappointing to hear about the beer you ordered. We would have been happy to replace your beer for a colder one. I have shared your feedback with our... More

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