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Arnold's Bar & Grill

210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2104 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #99 of 1,725 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian, Californian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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74 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

From the outside you would never guess that this tiny building is not only a fantastic restaurant with unique and delicious foods, but also a class act bar with a huge selection of beer and great service. Sitting outside on the patio it feels like you are sitting in historic New Orleans.

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Bellbrook, Ohio, Usa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went to have dinner and listen to music on the patio. Patio was nice but it got very stuffy once it was full of people. A few fans would have made that area much easier to hang out in. The music was very entertaining and I would go see them again. ( Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle... More

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

This place is one of the best I have been to in Cincy. Matching up live music (Jazz on the last night I was there) with great food, good service and good beer..... Had an extremely nice evening with some colleagues, will definitely be back!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

If you love history then Arnold's is for you. Great patio space out back with great music. Any review you read won't do this place justice, so go down and check it out for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

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Sacramento, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a little bar and grill that a friend had recommended. We stopped by to have a beer. It's not the largest bar but then it's been around since the 1860's. Don't let the small space scare you away because you keep walking past the bar and you find a nice size patio and more seating. We didn't eat... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were in Cincinnati for our annual trip to Kings Island. We had 4 adults and 4 kids ranging from ages 5-10 years old. We had just spend the day before at Kings Island and that day we had spent 6 hours at the pool. We wanted a restaurant that was downtown and had outdoor seating. By the time we... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Arnold's Bar & Grill is a long time treasure in downtown Cincinnati. We often eat there before a show downtown. It has a great little bar where everyone feels at home. Don't let the unassuming street view deceive you: the interior is an experience. The outdoor patio was our favorite. However, last time we were there it was covered by... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We met in Cincinnati for a convention, and we chose Arnold's for an informal get-together. I reserved a private room 2 months ahead of time, and they were great to work with, and provided us with our own menu. The service was great. It's the oldest bar in Cincinnati, so space is tight, but the wait staff handled it very... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Went there on a Tuesday night and had a bottle of wine and the chicken piccata. Sit in the covered courtyard and soak in the music. The food is decent and the service and clientele are friendly. The best part is the jazz that keeps you bopping all night.

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Loveland Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I went for lunch with a friend. The service was great, nice speedy staff. The food wasn't so good. I just got a burger & fries. Fries were awesome. The bun & toppings were really very fresh, but the meat was Not. Very greasy & rather thin patty, looked like previously frozen. Served in a little basket also swimming in... More

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