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Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

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Central Business District
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    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
Good but not quite gret

This is a very good but not quite great pub. The location is fantastic - right across the street from the Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati. There is a decent selection of beers on tap, and they have a deep listing of malt scotches. The menu is short, but most of the selections are good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
jeffsm5111
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Ohio
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ohio
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This is a very good but not quite great pub. The location is fantastic - right across the street from the Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati. There is a decent selection of beers on tap, and they have a deep listing of malt scotches. The menu is short, but most of the selections are good ones. The Shepherd's Pie is... More 

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Thank you for posting your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to try us out! Cheers! More 

Top Contributor
297 reviews 297 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I can't give a full review since we only stopped in late for some beer and a snack. Some locals we are friends with said don't go here but they were wrong. Very big and clean place with a good vibe to it. Duck fries were very tasty! Drinks were good price and big selection. Service was good and fairly... More 

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Thank you for posting this lovely review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our duck fries and our beverage selection during your visit with us! Come back and see us again soon! Cheers! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Tavern has great atmosphere, great experience to see servers in Kilts. The food is really good , everything we ordered was immaculate, although ironically a scottish pub was out of scotch eggs. Great selection of beer and also scotch. Very nice atmosphere with very friendly staff!

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We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your service and liked the kilts! Come back and see us soon, Cheers! More 

Stonington, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

While Visiting the Aronoff for a staged reading rehearsal on March 9th we needed some whine down time after rehearsal. As most places were closed - so early...So we wonder over to Nicholson Irish Tavern and Pub. What a great place for a quick bite and great beer. The Bar tender was friendly and served us with a smile. Sensing... More 

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Thank you for placing this lovely review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! We look forward to you visiting with us again soon, Cheers! More 

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We ended up here due to going to the Arnoff and arriving early decide to have lunch. First off love all the a Scottish decor and the waiters and waitresses wear kilts! I also live the round booths great to sit in with your sweetie! I ordered the turkey sandwich and salad. Turkey was like it was just cut off... More 

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We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to having you visit us in the future! Cheers! More 

Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We went here before a show at the Aronoff. It was our first time here and overall we were pleased . They had a special menu of drinks for the show and I had 2 Sweeneytinis . They were yummy but $8 each . Kinda steep considering they were small . Service was great even though we didn't get a... More 

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Thank you for trying us out and giving us this great feedback! We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope we will have you back as a guest sometime in the future! Cheers! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Really enjoyed the food which is much more than pub food. Had the best fish chips and mac and cheese with lobster. Excellent waitress and cool interior. Wait staff wearing kilts.

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It is great to hear you enjoyed our fish and chips as well as the mac and cheese! Thank you for posting such a great review! Cheers! More 

Columbus, Ohio, USA
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Beautiful pub setting. Food was very good. Service was friendly and efficient. Will come back to this restaurant.

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Thank you for posting about your visit! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our food and service! Cheers! More 

Minerva ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Great place. Great service. Definately a place to go have dinner and drinks. We had a rather large group, 50+ people on a Tuesday night. We gave them a little advanced warning and they made sure they had plenty of staff on hand, etc. Wonderful experience.

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

What a brilliant review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and we really appreciate you giving us the heads up about the 50 top so we could be prepared to take great care of you! We look forward to having you visit us again soon, Cheers! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had such a great time at Burns Night in 2014 that we booked again for 2015. Bummer - out of haggis fritters by the time we arrived at 6:45 p.m. (heavily advertised in the promotion literature), the waitresses looked like something from the Tilted Kilt, our appetizers were to include 2 orders of Scotch Eggs (one arrived and we had... More 

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

Penny, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with us on Burns Night. Our goal to ensure each guests has a wonderful experience on this night and enjoy this holiday. I have shared this with our GM to make him aware and he mentioned he would really like to speak with you further. If you would be willing,... 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: Pub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating

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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