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American, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Central Business District
1.3 miles from Cincinnati Museum Center
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The pandemic had caused them to close for 18 months, maybe even longer! Visiting from NYC, my Cincy office always loved coming here for breakfast. The menu options are great and I'm happy to see them back open for business again!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 11, 2021

My wife and I came to Cincinnati for a Concert. We decided to come to maple wood kitchen because it was right down the street from our hotel. We were so glad we did. The restaurant was very chic, the food was amazing (recommend the...chicken hash), and the staff was incredible. The manager kindly bought our cappuccinos for us when she found out it was our anniversary. She worked so hard and was jumping in bussing tables, taking orders, and answering questions. With a business that hires managerial leadership like that, this is a place that we will be coming back to- and recommending to all of our friends.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

Great food for brunch with fair prices; huge area to dine and a bustling but friendly atmosphere created by the well trained smiling staff. Not Open at dinner sadly

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed April 2, 2021

Delicious lunch place. Note to call ahead to put name on reservation list. If you just walk in, you are basically on standby! Hostess made up for our lengthy wait with free espresso drinks though.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed March 30, 2021

They have a great menu with great options for salads and fresh squeezed juices. Cafeteria style ordering - but a restaurant feel and they bring the food to your table. There is a mix of food so it can keep everyone happy. It's a great...place to meet friends, have lunch - or have a special little girl / mommy daughter dinner before the ballet. I'd recommend checking this downtown spot out.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

So bummed. Drove here based on reviews and signs saying it’s open for breakfast. CLOSED UP! Downtown is boarded up more than it says. Some Marxist :-( graffiti but great to see people caring for the city and trying to clean up. Police visible, very...good to see them around. Looks like a fun city, so sad to see it down. That doesn’t help care for people. Everyone has been great though.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed June 27, 2020

The interior design of this restaurant is very pretty and the atmosphere is very relaxing and cool. I got the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and they were very light and not super heavy. Would recommend going for the food and atmosphere.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

Came here for early breakfast and loved everything bout this place. Walkin place order food delivered to table. Nice ambiance tall ceiling. Staff inviting. Now for the brass tax: the food is EXCELLENT. The quinoa cakes topped with egg and spicy sauce is the best...breakfast meal I have had in awhile. Even the specialty coffee was excellent. The coffee, tea and water bar concept is added touch bc don’t have to wait to be served refills. Breakfast/Lunch date place fa sure.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

The decorations/atmosphere are really cool, but it wasn’t the type of service that we were expecting for how nice the restaurant looks. You order at a register, then they bring your food to you. All regular drinks are self-serve. The chips and guacamole are really...delicious, but definitely not worth the $12 for the portion size (Plenty if chips just not enough guacamole!) I got the avocado BLT and it was not very good. I could only eat half of it because the overly smokey bacon and semi zesty mayo sauce over powered the flavor of everything else. The burger and fries were good, but not anything spectacular.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

I ordered the avo benedict... I didn’t expect the eggs to be hard boiled poached eggs? And the benefict to be on a piece of toast instead of English muffins? I also ordered a Bloody Mary and they garnished it with a piece of salami...without asking me if I’m vegetarian or not? I asked for a side of the pancakes thinking i would get one and instead I got what felt like a full serving - and they were dry. I don’t know... there is promise but the delivery is off.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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June 26, 2019|
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Response from MelWacks | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. But there might be a line. It's worth the wait.
May 28, 2017|
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Response from traci3160 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they did have GF options.
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Yes, Maplewood Kitchen and Bar offers takeout services.

Maplewood Kitchen and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4