The food is great restaurant (not bar) food. The view of the suspension bridge and the river is the absolute best in the Cincinnati area. The decor is warm, modern, and attractive. The beer is great, as you'd expect. Our server was knowledgeable and available.
For a fun, boisterous group, I'd recommend this place.
But...I should be able to give Moerlein's five stars. So why only three stars? Two reasons:
1) The noise. This place needs some sound deadening panels hung from the high ceiling in the worst way. The noise on a Friday night varied between punishing and a-jet-just-took-off loud. That's fixable, and you'll see that as a constant in many reviews, so it's disconcerting that it hasn't been fixed.
2) Lousy place for a date. Aside from the noise, the few two-top tables are stuck in aisleways away from the view and near the kitchen, or in a corner near the kitchen. (and yes, we had reservations) This place is simply not set up for couples.
Both of those problems are fixable, and I hope someone at the restaurant actually reads their reviews.
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