We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Homemade Catsup!”

Nicholson's Tavern & Pub
Reserve with OpenTable
Nicholson's Tavern & Pub is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #38 of 2,005 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Scottish, Pub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Cross street: Between 6th and 7th
Description: Located in downtown Cincinnati across from the Aronoff Center, Nicholson’s is a restaurant and bar serving fine food and drink in a genuine Scottish tavern setting. Taking inspiration from the public houses found throughout Great Britain, our goal is to provide our guests with authentic hospitality and a brilliant dining experience. In addition to high-quality food, we offer a wide variety of beer, wine, bourbon, craft cocktails and feature one of the best selections of single malt scotch whiskies in the area.
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Lucky to get a seat at the bar before a show. Wonderful Brussels Sprouts and Fried Fish. Make a reservation before a show. Loud and crowded.

Thank TheTripTroupe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (385)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

304 - 308 of 385 reviews

Reviewed November 29, 2012

Poor service, lousy food. We had a table of 10 people and the service was slow and undelightful. The food came out at different times, one of us didn't get their dinner meal until 15 minutes after the rest of the group. The food was average and the entire experience was just terrible. Find another place for dinner before a show.

1  Thank Tom0831
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Nice Scottish pub with great atmosphere! The fish and chips are the bomb! Nice place to eat before a show at the Aronoff! Make sure you call ahead for reservations.

Thank dratt2002
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Located right downtown, no more than 5 blocks from anywhere, this English pub serves British pub grub, as well as burgers, salads, sandwiches and other fare, as well as a full, well-stocked bar and an enormous selection of beers. The waiters dress in kilts, and it gets lively in the evenings.

Thank provoshane
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 7, 2012

We went to Nicholson's after a long absence. What a change. Everything was simply a bit more worn and dated, including the furniture. So, one of us had the steak - we really did take it home for the dog. It was weird tasting. Hope the dog will like it tonight. The fish & chips were greasy, and not close to being average. The lamb shank was interesting. Baked lamb shank with a tomato sauce... hmmm... served over grits. The service was so below par that it was stupid. Our tab was over $100, which included 3 beers. Definitely not worth the money. This is on the "no return ever" list.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank CJ5687
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Nicholson's Tavern & Pub also viewed

 
Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati, OH
 

Been to Nicholson's Tavern & Pub? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing