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La Poste - Cincinnati
La Poste - Cincinnati

La Poste - Cincinnati Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.laposteeatery.com
  • Email: travis.laposte@gmail.com
  • Phone: (513) 281-3663
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday 5:30-10:00
    Wednesday 5:30-10:00
    Thursday 5:30-10:00
    Friday 5:30-11:00
    Saturday 5:30-11:00
    2nd Monday Family Meal 6:00-8:00 (call for reservations)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Mersmann
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are available 7 days a week for off site catering events.
  • Entertainment: Live Music by the Faux Frenchmen every Wednesday night from 8-10:30pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ludlow
  • Parking: Valet
A word from La Poste - Cincinnati
Strolling the ever-energetic and eclectic streets of Clifton’s Gaslight District, you will find our expansive and bright wall of windows just around the corner from the Esquire Theater. We are located on Telford Street in one of Cincinnati’s most vibrant neighborhoods speckled with unique shops and galleries. Valet parking is available for your convenience. Friendly greetings and the heavenly aromas of Chef Andrew Mersmann’s fare are waiting for you…

In addition, our comprehensive wine program offers over 30 wines by the glass and hundreds of different selections by the bottle designed to compliment Chef Mersmann's creations.
Our foundation at La Poste is built on the belief that a restaurant experience can be a simple way to bring joy into everyone's life and we look forward to serving you!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Had a fantastic experience. The food was very good, but the service was outstanding and thinking back a few weeks that is what I still clearly remember. Our watiress was friendly and helpful, the hostess was engaging and friendly and the manager I met in the unique little wine room was engaging and a pleasure to have met. I will return when I'm in the area again."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Great food and right around the corner from the Esquire Theater. What could be better? Valet parking is nice too."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed the dining atmosphere and the attentive services. Delicious tastes and combinations. Selection description was overwhelming for regular folks. Pricing a bit high $$-- but may go again (after the next fiscal dividend). Thanks to young man in blue shirt."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We enjoy our Clifton restaurant and eat there frequently. The service is excellent."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Hidden right off of Ludlow is La Poste. An upscale, yet relaxed atmosphere where I at first thought I was underdressed (with denim and sandals. Then quickly realized the hostesses and bartender were in denim too. Each dish was bursting with creativity in presentation and flavor pairings. I've never seen a restaurant offer a new preparations style on fois gras each day. It was fabulous and I had the pleasure of sharing with someone who had never had it before & loved it. Our server, Andrew, was extremely on point with his timing, recommendations and balance of fun/ professionalism. So glad I found this, have already recommended it and can't wait to return."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I have no idea why we waited so long to return, but when we did we were pleasantly surprised that everything seemed to remain at a very high level of food quality and service. We'll be back again soon."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Service was ok. He was attentive but I don't know that he understood the concept of the menu. He brought the 1st and 2nd course out at the same time. Which in turn made us feel rushed. A small space so I would recommend reservations."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Not as good as in the past - portion sizes too small and wine prices way to high (this has always been the case)"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "On past visits I have always enjoyed the dishes I ordered. On this occasion I found the Skate entrée too greasy - at least for my stomach. Otherwise the food was up to par. Considerate and very efficient service."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "New to the area on business and this place is worth every moment of the experience. From the Valet Service, Host greeting to each and every staff member. Food was excellent, setting is filled with exciting memories and would definitely recommend and return on next business trip. The Sopressata Salad was amazing, unexpected, as well as the feature fish item of Clip. I've never had or heard of it before, so I had to try."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Very quaint. Food was very good. A few of the servers were apparently new and rather clumsy at table side, but overall we had a very nice evening."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We love La Poste! The food is unique and flavorful. The wine list is diverse and the service is outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "La Poste is one of our favorite restaurants - we have eaten there many times, but this dinner was particularly good. We were dining with our three adult children who live in NYC and Atlanta, and they agreed that it was really an impressive meal. Between the five of us, we enjoyed mushroom soup, scallops, pear salad, duck cassoulet, pork loin, salmon, and the steak special. Everything was delicious. For us, La Poste is up there at the top with our other favorite restaurants, Boca, Sotto, and Jean-Robert's Table. This night, service was a little slow with the full dining room, but I would rather have the service a little slow than rushed. A great evening."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Been wanting to try this restaurant for a while, and finally glad we did. The service was top notch. We shared the cheese and meat plate along with a bootle of wine, both fantastic. Finally we shared the burger. I think it was one of the best I have had."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Our party of 4 opted for the chef's 5-course tasting menu. Absolutlely fantastic - each course was unique with beautiful presentation and of course, wonderful flavors and textures. Service was outstanding (they even went down the street to purchase a particular beer my guest had requested!). Overall, a great dining experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Noise level was ridiculous. We were a party of 2 and we were literally screaming across the table."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We chose La Poste for a late night dinner (10pm after a gallery show) and couldn't be happier. Everything from start to finish was delicious, creative and balanced. We are still discussing the flavors, and how lucky we were to pick La Poste as our one-night-in-Cincinnati dining destination. We'll be back for more deliciousness next time we visit! (Wow, the sweetbreads and skate wing!)"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "What a great experience! The service was impeccable, knowledgeable with the menu and wine pairings and super nice. Food was out of this world, everything we ate was delicious! Great decor and ambiance. Will definitely be back! If you havent gone, go!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I was hosting a dinner for a friend and we had a wonderful night!! The food was outstanding. Service a little slow to get drinks or anything specific that was needed."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We love La Poste! Always an amazing meal with great service and wonderful energy."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food is unique, excellent and the service matches it."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "European feel quality menu, attentive service great life music"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Saw a great movie at the Esquire (Dallas Buyers Club), had a terrific meal at La Poste accompanied by string quartet music. What a night!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "La Poste never disappoints. The food is amazing and the wait staff knows what they are doing. The pork belly is delicious, as well as the scallops. Although I eat meat, the mushroom ravioli is one of my favorites since it is so light. The bread pudding is the perfect end to a meal and always my go to dessert, but they are all good."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We had a great experience overall. The hostesses were genuinely friendly. We met the chef who was friendly though busy. Our waiter, Nick, did a very good job and was enthusiastic about the menu. Our only comment: please give the prices for the specials that are not on the menu. I tried the foie gras and it was excellent. I didn't know that it was to be so pricey though and would have appreciated it if Nick had mentioned the price. The salmon was very good but again the price was a surprise. We still tipped at the 20% level but maybe instead of calling the non-menu offerings "special", call them "features." That will encourage we the patrons to ask for the price if it isn't offered. Thanks!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We have always wanted to like La Poste more than we do. This time, we both found our entrees too salty. My cod was not the best quality fish. The salads were fine. We find this place also suffers from the recent trend of throwing bacon, prosciutto, etc. in many dishes, this eliminating them as choices for us, as we do not eat mammals. the service was pleasing, and it is close to the Esquire, which is a big plus."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed our dinner at LaPoste. Our friends had given us a $75 gift card--I'm sure in hopes it would cover our meal--and it did not, but it made the final bill much more manageable. Our salads were excellent. I'd really recommend the roasted crimson pear salad, and my husband enjoyed the hearts of palm salad, too. My entrée was the mushroom ravioli, and I found myself wondering if I could call in an order to go and pick it up eat at home sometime. It was wonderful! We were trying to made a movie and didn't have time for dessert, but the meal and wine were excellent. Can't wait for a special occasion to return."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "It was a good date night option. We had foie gras and sweetbread salad. The former was the best dish we had all night and the latter was pretty good. Main course we had the mushroom ravioli and the cod. The ravioli was excellent and the cod was ok. For dessert we had the bread pudding and it was pretty good. I wish it would have had one more scoop of ice cream. The service was great. The wine choices were good. Valet was a plus with all the snow we've been have. We had a good experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Fabulous! Our family finds the food and service amazing."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was delicious. We shared a bottle of wine, had the scallops for appetizer..and the lamb shank and filet mignon as our entrees. Everything tasted so good! Our server was also very helpful in suggestions for wines and attentive. Overall great time and really good food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed the 5 course Valententines day dinner......very elegant and everything was delicious. The salmon and prime rib were large portions.......and our server Annie was excellent....!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed the setting, atmosphere, waiter's knowledge, service, and especially the food. Flavors were fresh, diverse ingredients, and choices. The mushroom ravioli was the best I have ever tasted! We were treated so nicely with a birthday candle in my dessert to complimentary champagne, which made the event memorable. Thank you La Poste"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "the pork shank was huge and good, the salmon was excellent, the steak with lobster cream sauce was so-so and the bread pudding was divine. A wonderful evening was had by all.."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My first time at La Poste since Chef David Taylor left. Nothing has missed a beat. Our meals were outstanding as was the service. Can't wait to go back and see where the food goes over time."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We ate at La Poste on a Tuesday night when it was not very busy. The servers seemed more interested in themselves than in us. We ordered soup that never came and other little things showed an inattentiveness (e.g., when we ordered coffee they asked if we wanted cream and sugar but then never brought a spoon). The food was very good, so if the wait staff pays closer attention to their customers, I would be able to give it a higher rating."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "One of the best meals I have hadin Cincinnati! The food was artfully and carefully prepared, not to mention, delicious! All the wait staff were on point and it was obvious, no matter the duty they were performing, that they cared about their job and the service they were delivering. The manager was visable without being intrusive. Our waiter, Andrew, was outstanding. Ge made our meal perfect by suggesting pairings of food and by being knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The restaurant is very noisy, but it is worth tolerating. My husband and I had the lobster bouillabaisse, pork belly salad, scallop salad and the ribeye. All were outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant with super service. Ann was our server and did a great job with explanations and service. Food was wonderful. Restaurant was probably a little quieter than usual due to the weather. I would go back soon."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Had a great dinner. Don't overlook the special wine list - it had some great wines at reasonable prices!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Enjoyed a great bday dinner with friends. The servers were topnotch and knowledgeable and the food was delish. Unexpectedly good for the price. The Crimson Pear starter was a star! Skatewing tender and crispy. Trout with Israeli couscous and bouilabase both recommended. And the complimentary prosecco toast delightful!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We took two out of town guests to LaPoste this evening and the meal was the most disappointing of the half dozen times we have dined there. Two people ordered the mahi mahi fish selection and while it was prepared to the right temperature, both said the dish was disappointing. Our other guest ordered the ribeye feature and said it was good, but not as good as Embers the prior evening. I ordered the chicken and it was prepared well. We ordered the Pomme Frites as an appetizer and I think they were left under the heat lamp until they were delivered with dinner. Normally crisp, these were limp and soggy with oil and not edible. I heard there has been some staff turnover, hopefully they will get things worked out."
    Dined on 1/29/2014