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Bistro On Elm

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150 W. 5th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 352-2189
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Nice menu selection, but service was very slow. The dates of travel were due to the Cincinnati Music Festival, which happens every year, and the hotel was not prepared for all of the visitors.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Cincinnati
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Nice menu selection, but service was very slow. The dates of travel were due to the Cincinnati Music Festival, which happens every year, and the hotel was not prepared for all of the visitors.

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Indianapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Woke up and it was raining cats and dogs, so my original plan was out the window. Opted to eat breakfast at the hotel. Due to the convention, the breakfast buffet had been picked over pretty good and did not look like it was going to be replenished. I should have opted for a la carte instead of buffet.

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Hamilton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Limited menu and poor service. Especially avoid the black bean burger. It was so spicy it hurt to eat it.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The eggs were like powder, the potatoes not good and very little variety. Good thing there was toast. Do not eat here.

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Newburgh, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband and I were in town, staying at the Millennium Hotel and had two lunches at the restaurant. The first was the 'convention special' and with the title we thought it would be quick, filling, and reasonable. Two of three, although some would argue with the reasonable part. I had chicken, broccoli and mashed potatoes. My husband ordered the... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

While the Eggs Benedict was good, I feel $12 was a bit much. Service was also slow considering we were one of maybe three tables.

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Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I ordered an omelet and told the waitress I needed to be at an event in an hour and 15 minutes - plenty of time I thought as eggs cook fast and it wasn't busy. 45 minutes later the omelet arrives. They are so focused on the buffet that other orders get delayed, it seems. I ordered fruit and yoghurt,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The breakfast buffet was great! Our waitress was friendly and did a great job. If you're looking for a good breakfast give it a try!

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were over charged for a breakfast that should have come complementary with my hotel room (they let you figure that bit out when you check in). The food itself might as well have been cardboard.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I love staying at the Millenium but the food is not very good. I had a hamburger and it was just not good. The fries were very greasy as well. Would suggest other restaurants in the area.

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Additional Information about Bistro On Elm

Address: 150 W. 5th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: (513) 352-2189
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
Open Hours:
Monday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 W. 5th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (513) 352-2189

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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