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“Great food, great view, great beer”

Moerlein Lager House
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Ranked #14 of 2,013 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Mehring Way
Description: The heritage of Cincinnati's storied brewing history comes alive along the banks of the Ohio River at this world-class restaurant and brewery. Prominently situated in the dynamic Smale Riverfront Park, the Moerlein Lager House offers a guest experience unlike any other—a working microbrewery producing a full line of Moerlein craft brews, and delectable fare featuring grain spent breads, hand-carved sandwiches, and smoked rotisserie meats… foods reminiscent of those served in the city’s celebrated 19th century beer gardens.
Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant with a few friends and were very impressed.

We had reservations and had to wait about 15 minutes beyond our time after standing in a long line to speak to the hostess. There were probably 20 people standing in line with us. At 6 pm this place was very crowded and loud. Fortunately, we were seated on the second floor with a great view of the riverfront.

Our server was great, he was prompt and gave us good explanations and his recommendations were excellent. As expected, the beer was excellent, especially the Emancipator double bock. We had a meat and cheese tray for which you were able to choose your options, all very good. My wife had the blackened tilapia and I the Tampico shrimp, both were excellent.

Overall we were not sure what to expect of the quality of food but we both came away very impressed. We will certainly visit again.

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Thank Mturner85
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

The food was also excellent. Had the Beer can chicken sandwich with sweet potato chips. Better than expected. The beer was really good.

Thank rk10south
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

I was in Cincinnati for work recently and this place was recommended by the hotel front desk.
It is in the new hip section of town called The Banks, in between the two stadium. The food was awesome, the building is very well designed, and the beers are great. I would recommend it to anyone that appreciates good food in a cool (not stuffy) atmosphere.

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Thank JustinF380
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

While recently visiting Cincinnati we had the chance to visit Moerlein Lager House, have to say we came away impressed. The restaurant offers great views of the city and a sophisticated brewpub atmosphere. I would recommend calling ahead for dinner reservations as we did on a Saturday night. It is obviously very popular already. Our server was very personable and helpful in describing the beers and entree selections. The Pork Belly entree was exceptional, but everyone at our table was pleased with their selections. Loved the beer, but be prepared to pay sophisticated brewpub prices. We did have a large group and they did tack on an automatic 20% gratuity, but in this case it was well deserved. We hope to return sometime soon.

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Thank MrFun77
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We made reservations for a Saturday night and very glad we did because the line was out the door. We were able to bypass this thanks to the reservations and were seated right away. Our server Patrick was wonderful - friendly, helpful, attentive but not hovering and very knowledgeable about the food and beer. The views were spectacular. We didn't find the food too spicy nor too hot, just very good with a nice variety of choices. I had the crab cakes which were great with lots of crab and very little breading. My husband had the steak frite which he thought was delicious with perfectly seasoned garlic fries. Our party of six each tried a different Moerlein beer and found them to be wonderful. The Hefeweizen was exceptional according to my husband. We were happy with every aspect from beginning to end. There is outdoor seating which we are looking forward to taking advantage of in warmer weather.

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Thank Lynn P
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