Mahogany's At the Banks
Mahogany's At the Banks

Mahogany's At the Banks

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mahoganysatthebanks.com/index.php
  • Phone: 5137217685x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Sunday -Thursday: 11:00am-10:00pm, Friday -Saturday: 11:00am-2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern
  • Executive Chef: Liz Rogers
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our entire menu is available for catering -
    contact Robert Whalen 513-721-7685
  • Entertainment: Thursdays- Throw Back thursdays Old School tunes- DJ
    Friday- Happy Hour 5 - 9 PM Karaoke from 10 - close
    Saturday- Live entertainment begins at 10 PM Offerings include jazz fusion, Rock and R & B
    Sunday- Soulful Sundays with Vince and the Fellas (Admission $15)
  • Special Events: Visit our website for the complete calendar www.mahoganysatthebanks.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Walnut and Main (Joe Nuxhall) south of 3rd Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Riverfront garage, enter on 2nd street between Walnut and Main, use bridges elevator.
A word from Mahogany's At the Banks
Try Chef Liz's $9.99 lunch specials, or her 3 course evening for $20 when you reserve through Open Table ( select times and days for promotions)

The Mahogany's brand is a unique dining experience that allows our customers to experience the taste of the deep south. With our upscale Southern Cuisine and over four generations of homemade family recipes from fried chicken and waffles to deep dish southern style peach cobbler, Mahoganys offers a variety of down-home southern cuisine made from the freshest ingredients and prepared daily. We cook from the heart food that soothes the soul from "home to restaurant". Delicious foods that would make your mothers and grandmothers proud. Recipes locked in the family vault and released onto Mahoganys table especially for you.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Mahogany's At the Banks reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.5
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (15)special occasion (13)neighborhood gem (13)vibrant bar scene (12)great for outdoor dining (11)late-night find (11)hot spot (11)good for groups (10)romantic (9)fit for foodies (8)great for brunch (7)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Gone be alright
    djot
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    There has been so much controversy around Mahogany's that I was hesitant to give it a 2nd try. However, I had out of town guest that wanted to patronize a black owned restaurant. I am so glad we went. The service was very good and the food was absolutely delicious. I was very impressed since by 1st experience was not that great. As the waiter t-shirt said - it's gone be alright.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wouldn't go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was just OK but the staff was not knowledgeable of the menu or drink menu. The server couldn't even name one of the 3 beers on tap.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time at Mahogany's
    Firsttimer
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I was one of a party of six and we arrived 1 hour before our reservation. All the employees were very friendly and tried to fulfill all of our request. I had never had fried sushi and it was delicious. The grilled turkey chops was also a new eating experience me. The sweet potatoes that ordered could have been a lot hotter. I would definitely like to return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    DeeDee
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great food, service, and atmosphere. Soul Rolls & Turkey Ribs are to die for. We even got dessert to go and it was delicious. Wish I had more time to sit around because they were setting up for the band while we were there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You ask for it.
    BOOOOOOOOOOOO
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Had reservations but everyone seemed confused and took a little while to get seated. Table was not set and when it was it was like eating at McDonald's. Didn't have the menu item I wanted so I settled for something else. It wasn't terrible but also not great. My X wifes meal was bad and my son didn't finish his food. He is 27 and I have never seen him not finish a meal. I am sure I will never go back here. Sorry but you ask for the reveiw.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    Davis1
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Enjoyed our waitress jazz. It was a lil warm in restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dis4appoint
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went for our anniversary dinner Sunday. I was so, so so, disappointed. The service was slow and the food too salty. I had heard so many good things about this restaurant so I expected some good soul food. I thought no one could mess up baked chicken. I was wrong. They did. We will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • decent
    noname
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    went for special night out. Food was ok, but not all that great. hoppin John(beans and rice) was bland, green beans tasted like there was vinegar in them. Desert was good, but not spectacular. Overall, I have had better southern cooking. It was a step up from cracker barrel, but not as good as Smoq in Springdale
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeat Diner
    Openminded
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I have eaten at Mahogany's several times for lunch, I have always enjoyed my meal. Mahogany's has a nice atmosphere. I recommend then to others often.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unimpressive
    natifoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Based on the menu, location, and outside decor my impression of Mahogany's was that it is a destination for upscale southern-style food. Though the ambience is going for that type of restaurant, the food did not meet my expectations. The menu prices did not reflect the quality of food served and I do not plan on returning to the restaurant. The waitstaff was very friendly and the service timely, certainly no complaints on that regard.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service tanked the great food
    Sonia
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was terrific (awesome grits!) but the service was so bad I would not return. When I asked for a drink list, the waiter actually said to me he wasn't sure we wanted one since we had a child at the table. The service was slow, when we asked if something could be over rice instead of grits we were simply told no.... the waiter clearly wanted nothing to do with us, and brought us the bill instead of offering a dessert menu. What a shame...when we walked in we thought it was oddly empty for a Saturday night but I suspect this might be why.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Early Dinner with Friends
    Cacomp
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We are trying restaurants all over the city we have not been. The portions were large, however, my catfish was too salty, but the grits were good. The greens were just ok. The service was very good considering all the reviews I had read before going that said it was not good. My friend had the ribs and she said they were tasty.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love love love this restaurant
    grace
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    i was so sad to see mahogany leave hamilton ... however i am THRILLED to find them closer to me!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Soul Food, Noisy Ambience
    FrontRowAisle
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food was good, not great, but it was still enjoyable. Unfortunately, it was difficult to have a dinner conversation because the DJ played music much too loud.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Service
    Excellence
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was great but the arrive provided was even better.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BestSouthernCookin N of Mason-Dixon
    NaNaRushie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is a gem of a place for dining without a false note at any point. It is unapologetically Southern with attention to detail that extends to walls and even restroom decor. The staff was incredible in circulating and chatting with diners. There was an expressed dream to reach other cities & we will be watching for new locations as well as returning to this one. Do not pass the Sweet Potato Nread Pudding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining
    DateNight02
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Mahoganys At the Banks is a wonderful place to to take your loved ones, friends, or to meet your co-workers; The food and the service is outstanding. My wife and I went for date night and we really enjoyed everything and we had a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not much to speak about.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Ordered the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, Cajun Burger, and Blackened Catfish with greens and fries as our two entrées. The fried green tomatoes were fairly good although the chipotle mayo was basically mayo with color. The catfish and greens were cooked very well, but the seasoning on each was sorely missing, and the fries were missing. The burger was a disaster, the patty was obviously a frozen manufactured burger, the bun was supposed to be a pretzel roll, but instead it was a soggy white bread tiny bun. Overall the restaurant is not set up well and the food is not nearly worth the price you pay.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't Believe the Hype!
    Overrated
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I heard wonderful things about Mahogany's. Unfortunately, I did not find any of it to be true. They are highly overrated, overpriced, and definitely not kid-friendly. They charged $10 for one chicken wing and french fries. They did not have kid cups for the drinks and they added on an 18% gratuity. I will not going back!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, good food
    AK2304
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Enjoyed my experience at Mahogany's. Went for lunch and I was one of the few people in there so service was great and my waiter was very friendly. Plan to dine there again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, nice area
    Kwdineout
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went to Mahogany's for Mothers Day. There were 7 of us. The Turkey ribs were excellent and the sweet potato bread was great! The greens were a little salty for my taste and the peach cobbler was not as good as my wife's peach cobbler. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day at Mahogany's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had a very enjoyable time at Mahogany's for Mother's Day. We were able to be seated immediately and the service made sure we had everything we needed throughout the dining experience. The food was delicious and the music being played was most appropriate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miserable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was Mothers' Day, we had a 2:30 reservation and arrived on time. Ordered about five minutes after arrival but food did not appear until almost 4:00. My mother ordered the baked chicken dinner and specified white meat. When finally served, she got a leg and thigh. When asked, the server said the kitchen said no substitutions but this was not noted on menu. The menu said pretzel buns for hamburgers, this was not provided. At no time did a manager stop at table to ask how things were going. Will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Mothers Day lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our family of four visited Mahogany's before the Reds game on Mothers Day. The staff and owner couldn't have been friendlier. We enjoyed sitting outside watching the pre game crowd at the Banks. The food was better than average, especially the shrimp and grits. Loved the bread pudding and homemade ice cream for dessert. Overall, a good lunch, nice people and a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Game Day
    4thMarathonComplete
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The Red's were playing the day we went. They have a limited menu available on those days. We did not get to sample the foods we saw on the main menu. We were limited to snacks and appetizers. We left hungry, but happy with what we tried. Gave us a chance to check out another spot nearby to split an entree and grab dessert. If I am ever back in Cincy - I'd definitely make my way back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner!
    BigB
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Great visit and great food! Waiter was helpful, polite, and timely. Food was very tasteful and soulful. I had collard greens, mac n cheese, and the pork chops...It was fabulous. The cornbread muffins were awesome especially with the greens! We have been here several times and this time my family and I were here for my daughter's dance recital celebration; my kids enjoyed the food as well. Nice job Mahogany's!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DISSATISFIED CUSTOMER.
    willNOTDINEagain
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was not cooked southern style as it is Marketed as Southern Cuisine. Smothered Turkey Chops dry and hard. Took 10 minutes to get servers attention and another 20 to get meat replaced. Pork ribs had been boiled then put in oven or microwave and very very wet with sauce that tasted like Sweet Baby Rays. Fried Corn was so sweet it could have sent my wife into a diabetic coma. Southern fried corn, is fried with onions, salt, pepper and thickened with flour and a bit of milk or cream. Southern corn bread is not sweet. The resturant should be Marketed as Soul food cuisine not southern. WILL NOT BE RETURNING.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful
    lisav
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My husband and I ate a late lunch (2:45) at Mahogany's At the Banks, so it was after the lunch crowd but before the dinner crowd. The menu is definitely as described with a down home southern flare. We stated off with a plate of fried fried green tomatoes, which I would definitely recommend. For the main course I had the shrimp and grits which where wonderful! I also sampled my husbands grilled chicken, collard greens, homemade macaroni and cheese with a corn bread muffin......all delish!! Our waitress was very friendly and attentive and the vibe was nice in the restaurant. Would definitely recommend and would eat at again next time we are in Cincinnati.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 177 reviews are from the Mahogany's At the Banks reviews archive.
  • good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    It was pleased with the experience and the food was.good. I would have liked mellow music. It felt like I was at a party otherwise a goof experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for the banks.
    Kvbp
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    .food was simply ok, and definitely lacked in flavor. .the restaraunt appeared poorly constructed, designed, and run. .the real kicker however, was the lack of restroom facilities. We went on a Saturday evening around 7:30 and the place was dead. That said, I had to wait at leas 15 minutes both times I needed to use the restroom. One toilet for men in the whole facility! Not only that, both times I was waiting it was my server who was holding up the restroom. How unappetizing is that? In so many ways this restaraunt is not quality enough for the Banks.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Our meal was very good, but our service was slow. I would recommend the restaurant to others for the food and atmosphere, but service needs to improve. By the time we finally received our appetizer, we were quite hungry.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is amazing!
    CalamariNinja
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    My first time at Mahogany's was a good experience. I didn't have to wait too long for my food and when my meal was delivered to me I couldn't stop eating lol. Good quality Soul Food for when you're in the downtown area. Don't miss it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Place to Dine
    Eluvstravel
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    A group of 11 attended lunch on 4/9/14. We had 2 servers, which were excellent! They were attentive, pleasant and made our dining experience very memorable. The food was delicious! We had fried cat fish, ribs, turkey chops and grilled tilpia. The sides were greens, mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, fried potatoes and onions, grits and green beans. The servers did a demonstration with the dessert tray and we couldn't resist ordering sweet potato pie, peach cobbler and banana bread pudding. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    SpiceGirlVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    I had a great experience for lunch. I took my new colleague out on her first day at the job. She and I both had a great experience. Great service, delicious food and timely. I would recommend a visit .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Food was excellent....flavorful. Dessert was home made & very tasty. Server was friendly & attentive. Nice atmosphere. Will definitely go back. A nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience
    Davis1
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Food was good not as great as our first experience. Turkey ribs and greens are outstanding. The music got a little loud we could no longer have conversation
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded Expectations
    mkbdeb
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Great location, friendly and attentive wait staff, home-style food and generous portions. This was my first visit,but won't be my last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Located in a great setting; Great venue for family and friends. Good food. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice lunch
    NGFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The Starburst martini was excellent, as was the chicken and waffles. Attentive server although he could have been a little more knowledgeable about the drink menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First timer
    brae
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Am a very pickie Eater but I must say the food was amazing my waiter was so friendly everything was great an I will be back next month to visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.