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The Mercer Otr

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Sun, 2/17
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, Drinks
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

We were a group of 8, our server LeeAnn was very professional & easily worked our table with great knowledge of menu offerings, options for vegetarians, cocktails & wine selections. Menu was bistro style, easy to make selections, nothing wired. Course service was well paced....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bonloft
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Certainly met my expectations after reading so many good reviews. I had the pappardelle bolognese which was amazing. The pasta was clearly homemade. My husband had the halibut which I tried and it was so tender it almost melted in my mouth. Atmosphere was great...More

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

Perfect atmosphere for date night. Great location. The food is to die for delicious! Excellent friendly staff. My biggest surprise was the price. The quality of the food and the type of food you would’ve expected outrageous pricing. I felt the value was perfect. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mikeaU9012GJ
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to try a new place with friends who live on the other side of the river and have them see our son after 20 + years. The Mercer OTR was an outstanding choice. As an added bonus It was Tuesday night and any...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CarolAnnG11
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

The Mercer has excellent food and drink. We had friendly service in a nice atmosphere. Almost everything can be made Gluten Free which is nice with two celiacs in the family.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank U2525FPdavidd
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Okay - so I'm a bit older - but I'm still not yet over-the-hill. But often when I go to restaurants in OTR in Cincy I can be made to feel much older by the general younger age of the people who dine in that...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Musix40
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went here for my birthday. We made reservations and on the reservation on Open Table we wrote that it was my birthday. When we got there, there were many empty tables. The hostess went to seat us at a table right...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank F600PJamyo
Reviewed July 30, 2018

While waiting to see "Another Brick in the Wall" at Music Hall, we found a rare open table at the Mercer OTR, This was one of several times we have gone there for something light and fairly quick.. Everything was great - cheese plate, fried...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Douglas H
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We celebrated 4th of July with fireworks of course but ahead of that, we had a lovely dinner at Mercer OTR. This was my second visit but the first for my husband and daughter. Both of them had the 3 course prix fixe which was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Debbie V
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had tickets at the Ensemble Theatre on a Tuesday night and decided to try The Mercer for dinner before the show. We informed our server, Leeann of our time constraint and she repeatedly checked in with us to check on our...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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