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Taste of Belgium - The Banks

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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SHAREABLES
$11.0
Beer Cheese
Raspberry Lambic, house-made pretzels
$8.0
Brussels Sprouts*
Pancetta, parsley, mustard & capers, Sherry vinaigrette
$14.0
Carbonnades Poutine
Carbonnades, Mozzarella curds, frites
$8.0
Mac & Cheese
Cheddar Mornay sauce, toasted bread crumbs
$8.0
Liégeoise
Fingerlings, haricots verts, bacon, apple cider vinegar
$7.0
Escargots
Snails, garlic butter, baguette
TOB CLASSICS
$13.0
Waffle & Chicken
Ohio maple syrup, hot sauce
$15.0
Beltucky Hot Brown
Waffle, pulled turkey, candied bacon, tomatoes, Cheddar Mornay sauce
$14.0
Meatballs
Beef, pork, onions, Sirop de Liège, frites
$16.0
Shrimp & Grits
Cheddar grits waffle, blackened shrimp, creole sauce, green onions, cilantro
$14.0
Burger & Frites
Bacon, goat cheese, caramelized apples & shallots
$14.0
Veggie Burger
House-made black bean burger, Pepper Jack, spinach, onions, tomato, aioli. Choose one: Broccolini, salad
$14.0
Grilled Chicken Sandwich & Frites
Smoked Gouda, lettuce, tomato, aioli
$16.0
Salmon
Fingerlings, farro, spiced rum butter
$19.0
Steak & Frites*
8 oz. marinated flank steak (sliced), herb compound butter, salad
MUSSELS & FRITES
$16 / $24
Spicy Tomato*
Pancetta, garlic, crushed red pepper, tomato sauce
Pesto Cream*
Basil & walnut pesto, vegetable stock, cream
Pernod*
Carrots, celery, onions, Pernod, cream
SALADS
$13.0
Pea Salad
Arugula, savoy cabbage, basil & walnut pesto, fingerlings, peas, mint, pancetta, Pecorino Romano, sunny-side egg
$14.0
Harvest Salad
Spring Mix, Boursin, roasted sweet potatoes, farro, black pepper nuts, dried cherries, apples, pomegranate molasses vinaigrette
$13.0
Niçoise*
Tuna, fingerlings, haricots verts, olives, red onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, hard-boiled egg, red wine vinaigrette
$15.0
Bistro Salad
Spring mix, marinated flank steak, crispy fried red onions, tomatoes, herb croutons, house-made ranch
CRÊPES & GALETTES
Galette: A savory crêpe made from buckwheat flour
$11.0
The OG*
(Original Galette) Runny egg yolk, ham, Gruyère, mixed greens
$11.0
The Italian*
Capicola, fresh Mozzarella, Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan, roasted grape tomatoes, basil & walnut pesto
$10.0
T.B.R.*
Turkey, bacon, house-made ranch, Pepper Jack, roasted grape tomatoes
$12.0
Pig & Fig*
Prosciutto, fig jam, Brie, arugula, honey, black pepper
$10.0
Mushroom*
Roasted wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, Mozzarella, Provolone, Boursin, arugula
$10.0
Veggie*
Spinach, goat cheese, roasted peppers & onions, balsamic
$10.0
'Nati
Egg, Eckerlin goetta, Havarti, roasted peppers & onions on sweet batter
$7.0
Speculoos & Cookie Butter
$7.0
Salty Caramel & Roasted Walnuts
$7.0
Banana & Nutella
WAFFLES
$10.0
Ricotta Cream
Lemon curd, mixed berries, maple ricotta whipped cream, black pepper nuts
$8.0
Waffogato
Waffle, gelato, espresso
$8.0
S'more
$6.0
Strawberries & Cream
$6.0
Belgian Chocolate & Cream
$6.0
Banana & Nutella
$8.0
Seasonal
SIDES
$6.0
Frites (Belgian Fries)*
$6.0
Soup of the Day
$5.0
Broccolini*
$5.0
Stoemp*
Daily smashed potatoes
$5.0
Side Salad*
Spring mix, red onions, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, red wine vinaigrette
$4.0
Waffle
$4.0
Add a Small Frites To any Meal
DESSERT FEATURE
$8.0
Belgian Chocolate & Raspberry Torte
TOMORROW'S BREAKFAST
$12.0
Waffle 4-Pack To Go
$20.0
2x Waffle 4-Pack To Go
TUESDAY'S ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS & FRITES
Tuesday's All You Can Eat Mussels & Frites
While Supplies Last. Begins at 5pm.
About
Taste of Belgium at The Banks has the perfect patios to enjoy great views of Cincinnati's riverfront, Smale Park & the Roebling Suspension Bridge, all while indulging on one of our chef-inspired dishes. Enjoy one of their 54 beers on draft before a Reds or Bengals game or enjoy a hand-crafted mimosa during Weekend Brunch. No matter if you're just visiting Cincinnati or a regular, there is something for everyone!
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Belgian, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
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All reviews brunch chicken and waffles hash burger galettes caramelised apple fries meatballs side salad potatoes mac cheese wonderful selection of beers freedom center smale park hot brown menu items service was great
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This time we had the traditional omelet and breakfast plate along with coffee and a spicy bloody mary. All of it was delicious. We've had the waffles, crepes and mimosas here before, which are also very good. Would love to try lunch or dinner and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Daisy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brunch burger was absolutely delicious. No wonder the chef proudly delivered it to our table. Wonderful selection of beers from here in Cincinnati and Belgium. Great view of the city and perfect spot for walking around.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ltdburnett
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got the waffle and chicken and enjoyed it - much more for the waffle and syrup than the chicken. These are waffles you just don't get anywhere else. The red velvet waffle with cream cheese and whipped cream was fabulous. I guess they only...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Steve B
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I decided to try ToB for dinner on Friday while in town for the Cirque du Soleil show. Dinner was amazing. I am one to always ask for the servers personal recommendation for the best on the menu, this usually works well...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rachelle212
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Love this place! Absolutely delicious food- chicken n waffles, poutines, crepes/gullets, mussels- fabulous.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 50BethP
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Taste of Belgium has a bunch of locations in Cincinnati, but we stopped by the location at The Banks after visiting the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which is just across the street. Belgian isn't one of my favorite cuisines, because it's so heavy, but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alexis B
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

I recently went here with a buddy. It’s a Cincy MUST! We had the chicken and waffles! Imagine dense chewy perfection with perfectly cooked fried chicken. I’m mean, I’m sure if they can make such a delicious dish plate that their other stuff is good...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank joshuah571
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Don’t miss an opportunity to eat here! We came back both days we were in town. The crepes were over the top, great flavor and texture. The omelette on my second trip was excellent. The staff are so nice and attentive. It was so busy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sue C
kytomatillo, General Manager at Taste of Belgium - The Banks, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Thank you so much! We have fun and love to serve great food. Sounds like we nailed it! wonderful!

Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here before a Bengals game. They were very busy, and justifiably so. Put our name in for a 20 minute wait. Seating at bar was available and so we sat there. Ordered two Bloody Mary's that we could not finish. Had way too much...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MrSimpleMan47150
kytomatillo, General Manager at Taste of Belgium - The Banks, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Positive feedback is very appreciated. The goetta hash is one of most popular brunch items. Our "Belgian" twist to that dish is actually the fresh cut Frites blanched in beef tallow. Please say hi your next time in! I would...More

Reviewed November 7, 2018

Good waffles, heavy heavy heavy waffles! I love how you can grab a pack to go too! It's never the same at hoe than at ToB but they're still good and service is always A+!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ASKonrad
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