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“great service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

Nicholson's Tavern & Pub
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Ranked #25 of 1,914 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub, British, Scottish
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Hillsboro, Ohio
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

We were taking in a show at Aronoff,this right across the street from the Aronoff.My wife had the salmon,I had the fish and chips.Good food,nice atmosphere,we had very prompt service.A nice change of pace.

Visited January 2013
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great place to stop for a pint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had already had dinner when we stopped by for a drink. Great beers on tap, service was friendly, great live music, great atmosphere. Food looked and smelled really good. Nice relaxed place to get a drink!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jesswarren
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“New Chef, Better Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

My wife heard Nicholson's had a new, good chef, so we decided to try it again after an absence of several years. We quite enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to going back and trying more of the menu. I had the shepherd's pie and my wife had the salmon, both of which were very good. The flavors were good, the food was hot, and the service was professional and attentive. Nicholson's has a fantastic location right across from the Aronoff Center, so it's close to pretty much everything downtown. The atmosphere is "pub" and the overall feeling is very casual. I see this as a real plus, as some of the other places downtown are a little more dressy. It's nice to have a very good, casual option.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Travelpro513
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good dining experience in this fun pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Our dinner experience here was much better than many of the recent reviews. Our waitress, Robin, was very prompt, attentive and friendly. The hostess brought the kids coloring books and crayons. We had a nice cozy booth and the kids enjoyed seeing the waitstaff in kilts. Although we are not big beer drinkers, they seem to have a large beer selection. We tried the amber ale which was very tasty. We started with the lobster mac-n-cheese, the calamari and the mussels -- all which were very good. My husband and the kids had the fish and chips which were very tasty and I had the salmon which was excellent. This was a great casual, family friendly restaurant.

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Thank kroller64
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“decent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Not my favorite place downtown but at least you can usually get a table and the beer selection is pretty solid. Food is okay at best.

Visited January 2012
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Thank Eldudarino
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