La Poste - Cincinnati
La Poste - Cincinnati

La Poste - Cincinnati

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.laposteeatery.com/
  • Phone: 5132813663x
  • 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 French, Contemporary American
  • 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 WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
La Poste - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (95)fit for foodies (93)special occasion (69)notable wine list (62)romantic (55)good for groups (20)hot spot (14)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food in a great space
    ccurranVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a great Sweetest Day dinner ! It was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellent food and wonderful service. This restaurant never disappoints. Dinner and a movie doesn't get better than this.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance
    Bonsaiannie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We love the restaurant and ambiance. The food was great, but all four entrees were lukewarm at best. When I dine out, I want my hot food HOT! Our server was pleasant, but was not overly confident about giving recommendations and there were several long waits between ordered foods and drinks and delivery to the table. We did get a yummy bread pudding birthday treat from the house.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Evening
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was our second visit to La Poste. The first was under the old ownership. The new owner is engaged in the business and was present and checking on tables. Part of the appeal of the restaurant is the fantastic array of wines by the glass. The dishes were all well presented from the mushroom ravioli to the Sole which was a special. Even the Chicken was a pleaser as well as the Salmon. The only dish that was flavored unusually was the rabbit over pasta. Salad choices are excellent and unique. At the peak hour 7:30-8:00, service slowed a bit and our server was scarce. The back room was nice and noise level very reasonable. Great choice for an evening out with family and friends - even if you live in the suburbs!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent food and lovely ambiance. It feels a little bit like a small restaurant in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Fabulous
    Diningdiva
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Haven't been here for years and I don't know why. This will change. Wonderful service and very nice atmosphere. The salmon and pork tenderloin entrees were outstanding and the special entree, flounder was prepared beautifully. Also appealing -the ability to have a conversation without shouting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining at La Poste
    mangojuice
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The service was excellent; the food was delicious, but the noise level was unbearable!! I will really think twice about returning due to the noise. It was close to impossible to hear our friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable
    ridge
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Very pleasant evening, great service and food and not to pricy! Will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • New owner, quality still great
    HealthyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    La Poste was sold over the summer, and the new owner (her name is Angela) is very much hands-on. She whirls around the dining room, making sure that all guests are having a lovely time. I've always liked this restaurant and am happy that the tradition of really good food and super interesting wine choices (in all price ranges) will be carried on. There's a quinoa risotto on the current menu that my husband loved, and I was crazy about the "fried goat cheese salad" that I had. It doesn't hurt that this restaurant is a 10-minute walk from my house, and right around the corner from the Esquire Theater. Carry on, La Poste!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Server was very helpful, setting was attractive and food (Pasta special and rissoto) were delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    tylerrwoh
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Took some colleagues and a client here. Fantastic dinner and wine selection. Service was impeccable as well. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LaPoste
    Foodenthusiast
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Consistently excellent food, knowledgable servers and a fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    NJenkinVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    LaPoste does a tremendous job. And the wine list is very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at La Poste in Clifton
    mangojuice
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The service was excellent. The food was so exquisite that I put it in the category: "to dream about"!! The wild mushroom ravioli were so light, but with an intense, multi-layered taste, that they melted in your mouth! The orange creme brulee was marvelous! My friend raved about her quinoa risotto as well. The entire experience was to be savored for weeks to come!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    luvtodine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    La Poste is always wonderful. The food is excellent and memorable; and the atmosphere is lovely. We had wonderful service on Saturday. I would definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, service + LIVE MUSIC!
    dinerater
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our first time there….Went to hear the Faux Frenchmen (who are WONDERFUL!) and found a GEM of a restaurant! The burger was excellent and the Wid Oyster Mushroom Raviol was EXCEPTIONAL! We each had the Lobster Bisque which was exquisite. Our server, Nick, provided us friendly, fantastic service. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration
    Bwest
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went to La Poste to celebrate a special occasion with family. The food, service, and ambiance were outstanding, but noise level was slightly loud. This is definitely a place to go for a nice dinner out or to celebrate any occasion. Don't forget to try the bread pudding as it is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Poste great for Clifton
    MaudeVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We ate at La Poste after not having dined there for many months. We are glad it's still busy and that the food is still good. But it was not as memorable as before. The steak frites's frites were soggy rounds of duck-fat soaked potatoes. And the steak was just okay. Ditto the Casear salad which was swimming in dressing. Pork and bean soup was delicious and the cheese plate robust. C'mon, La Poste, you're so important...Get it more together!! We'll definitely return with fingers crossed for the great food we've had there in the past.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    GicsVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Been here twice and outstanding both times. Menu is limited but the food is really special and the service is spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome dinner
    Brightrubies
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I love the way La Poste does fish ~ we were happy with our meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    AngelFoodCake
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I really enjoy this restaurant because of the fine menu and wine list. I always have an amazing meal here, with two of my favorites being the salmon and maple glazed pork chop. This particular night, however, the service was quite slow, which is atypical. Other than it taking a while for our entrees to get out to us, the experience was good. We sat in the main dining room where a jazz band was playing, which made conversation a little more difficult than normal. Otherwise, this is a great restaurant in the heart of Clifton Gaslight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice meal
    seenitallVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was good and the staff was okay. Environment is too loud and conversations can be difficult. Staff was competent but a little full of themselves. For example, the tasting menu was only available is each od our party of six would participate. If those are the terms, the option should be taken off the menu. Wine list is good to very good. All in all, this is a competent restaurant that puts out a good product.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • SUPERB!
    MarkG
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our group had the 6 course tasting with ghe wine paring. It was ridiculously good! Great ambiance, service, platings and pairings made it a memorable evening for all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Dinner
    tinyeater
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went to La Poste on Saturday night and had a group of 9. We had a few drinks at the bar first which were all very good. When we sat our waiter introduced himself and was very friendly and helpful with the menu. I had the steak special that night that came with potatoes, caramelized Brussels sprouts, and mushrooms. The steak was cooked perfectly but there was only one slice of mushroom and three halves of brussels, not even two whole brussel sprouts. I was kind of disappointed in the lack of vegetables since they were a main part of the feature. We finished with the key lime cheesecake which was amazing! Overall everything was great and we all had a very nice evening and will return again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing. Rare find in the 'nati
    yesdog
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Really, one of the best food experiences I've had in my 14 years in this city. We decided on the tasting menu with the wine pairings and each course was a flavor explosion. I'm not a "foodie" by any means, but I am STILL daydreaming about the mushroom ravioli. Not only would I eat here again. I would have gladly ate here the NEXT day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic Dinner Disappointment
    daddyo
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Amazing food, nice atmosphere, unexpectedly noisy surroundings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive!
    TCJRattler
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We dined with a party of 6 and everyone was hapy with their meal! That's saying something :) Wonderful flavors, unusual preparations, and a great wine list (even by the glass)! Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    NJenkinVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Just a tremendous combination of great food, service and atmosphere. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LA Poste is Excellent
    jerryVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been here before and think it continues to shine as an excellent restaurant for Cincinnati. We enjoyed our meal so much we scheduled another dinner this week to bring our son with us. Excellent menu with great specials to choose from. Server recommendations were on point. Nice Ambience and wonderful choice after a movie. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent time
    Thoroblade
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Once again the food was above and beyond expectations. Every plate was presented beautifully. Only small knock was we had to ask three times for a wine list. and a little slow on the serving of cocktails. Will come back and definitely positive word of mouth.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An anniversary "home run!"
    2veryhappy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    On August 1st, we celebrated our anniversary at La Poste where we experienced the 5 course tasting meal with wine pairing. The Sopressata Salad was a wonderful surprise. Little did we know that each succeeding course (seared scallops, wild mushroom ravioli, mahi mahi, and flank steak) would be equally as good if not better. With each course the Escoffier (seasonings, condiments, sauces, etc) were all truly amazing as were the wine pairings. The only "minor" disappointment, the flank steak, was a little chewy but still very good. Due to its ambiance and five star quality, we would highly recommend La Poste to anyone looking for a special evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST DINNER EVER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Hands down one of the best dining experiences I have ever had- and that is the first time I have ever said that. We went there for my girlfriend's birthday and the staff treated us like royalty. La Poste had OUTSTANDING food that supports local farmers- every dish was five star. The staff even went out of their way to provide us with complementary tastings and desert to celebrate the occasion. It made for a special night that we will never forget. I would recommend this neighborhood gem to anyone looking for a superior dining experience or a place to celebrate your special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best meal I've had here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I love La Poste, and I'll be back, but this wasn't the best meal I've had there. Ribeye is a tricky steak, and there's was not very good. Our server made a few errors on drinks, and I'm fairly confident my Woodford Reserve neat started on ice then got dumped into a new glass. I'm concerned that the change in chef will ruin this gem. I'm hopeful they keep up the high level of food, service, and atmosphere they've historically had.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Poste for La Anniversary
    McDonellFamily
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I wanted to take my wife out to a special place for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. La Poste was highly recommended by a few friends, and it was a fantastic choice. Our hostess and the wait staff made sure to recognize our special occassion with a warm smile and congratulations. This welcome set a wonderful mood! The food was prepared and presented eloquently, and tasted devine! For our entree, my wife had the wild mushroom ravioli. It was light and full of flavor! I had the pan seered wahoo on a bed of citrus risotto, sauteed squash, and pepper puree. Fabulous! Dinner portions were satisfying, and left enough room to have dessert! And WOW! My wife had the chocoloate chiffon cake, while I had the bread pudding! Heaven!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid clifton dining
    OnesarVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    excellent service at La Poste. ordered the sopraseta salad for us to split, and they did that for us. I think i prefer the house salad though. The fish special - Mahi was DELICIOUS !! in a creamed corn sauce, tastes better than it sounds.... the pasta dish was described as being very good as well. The burger nothing special, but the galette (chips) that come with are salty good!! Place seemed to fill up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Delightful Evening with Friends
    HydePark
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The greeting was pleasing. Food was very good. The server tended to interrupt rather than wait for a pause in conversation. However the service was good overall. I would absolutely return. Delightful evening....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mangiamama
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    La Poste offered delicious courses, and a knowledgeable server/bartender. The environment was very quiet and surprisingly empty for a Friday night. I recommend the scallops, ravioli, and bread pudding. The pudding is a small serving though, so you might not want to share. Just saying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Foodie29
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We requested and received an intimate round table for our group of ladies who wanted to talk and enjoy great food together. Every aspect was lovely! Service was attentive and knowledgable about both menu and wine pairings. Every dish exceeded our expectations. We wished we had been prepared for a more in depth experience, because the tasting menu intrigued us all. LaPoste is truly a gem that is a go to place for several in our group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch
    KindleVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Lovely atmosphere and on the night we were there they had a jazz band playing. Food was stellar. Usually side dishes are a back drop, but mine held their own with my salmon. Service was attentive and professional but not intrusive. They have some fun cocktails on the menu as well. Go, enjoy. LaPoste has something happening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Eat2live
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a great meal, but our server was overly attentive. We couldn't have a conversation without interruption. We were also in and out in an hour.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.