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National Exemplar Restaurant

6880 Wooster Pike, Ste 2, Mariemont, OH 45227-4348
+1 513-271-2103
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (11 reviews)
“frittata” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 2:30 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6880 Wooster Pike, Ste 2, Mariemont, OH 45227-4348
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Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This place is classy and yet not over the top. Easy to relax. I had the liver and onions and it was the best I recall for a long time. Great location with easy parking. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank TravelNutFromPA
Reviewed July 10, 2016

We had dinner with a group of neighbors on a Saturday night. Our table was so dark that we needed our cell phone flashlights to read the menu. The food was tasty but expensive. A slice of prime rib with cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes...More

Thank Debra26
Reviewed June 29, 2016

My husband brought me to the Mariemont for a special weekend. He used to live in Cincinnati, so he knew about this hotel. We had also heard wonderful things about the National Exemplar and knew we had to really check it out. They did not...More

Thank gldnpupper27
Reviewed June 28, 2016

In a lovely, walkable village. The NE is a good option when seeing a movie or visiting friends. Outside, inside or barside service is good and menu options varied. Breakfast is excellent. Usually much quieter than the Deli or Quarter.

1  Thank b52-befiftytwo
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Really charming atmosphere. Food is always good, with an excellent wine selection. Bison burger is a family favorite. There is a very good reason this burger made it onto the cover of Cincinnati magazine! Yum.

1  Thank Terri C
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

After calling around and finding places to dine for dinner would be at best a 2 hour wait, I looked at open table and found what I thought would be a good option. I however saw the lunch menu and not the dinner menu. There...More

Thank cuinthemoon
Reviewed June 2, 2016

Had a great meal there. All the locals eat there and super convenient to the Mariemont inn. Worth a try.

1  Thank Elliot G
Reviewed June 1, 2016

An annual tradition when we have out of town guests is to go to the National Exemplar for breakfast. Often times you will encounter a little bit of a wait, but it's worth it. Wonderful food in a very family-friendly environment, and always great service....More

1  Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed May 26, 2016

Breakfast is quite good & dinner is even better! Our food & wine was above average. This is our second stay @ the Mariemont & our second visit @ the National Exemplar. It won't be our last. All the staff are very helpful & friendly...More

Thank I2096XKsusand
Reviewed May 4, 2016

great service and good menu selection of well prepared foods in a wonderful classic old wooden hotel building

1  Thank Brian R
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Mitsy B
April 14, 2015|
Response from Sam H | Property representative |
We apologize for the delay in contacting you and our email settings have been adjusted so we receive requests from TripAdvisor more quickly. Yes, you can find our most current menus online at our website, National... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6880 Wooster Pike, Ste 2, Mariemont, OH 45227-4348
    (Madisonville Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Mariemont
  • Phone Number: +1 513-271-2103
  • E-mail
In April of 1983, The National Exemplar began operation in the Mariemont, Ohio landmark, The Mariemont Inn. The Inn was constructed in the mid-1920's as a small piece of the very unique Mariemont community, founded by Mary Emery. The National Exemplar Restaurant was named after learning that Mary Emery once referred to her developing community as the National Exemplar, meaning national model community. The National Exemplar Restaurant is a full service, neighborly restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. We only use the freshest quality ingredients to prepare each meal. Our goal is to serve great food, provide friendly and professional service in a clean and relaxing atmosphere.
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