Moerlein Lager House
Moerlein Lager House

Moerlein Lager House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.moerleinlagerhouse.com/
  • Phone: 5134212337x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Nathan Whittington
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Monica Rodriguez 5134212337x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mehring Way
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: City parking garage directly beneath the restaurant.
A word from Moerlein Lager House
The heritage of Cincinnati's storied brewing history comes alive along
the banks of the Ohio River at this world-class restaurant and brewery.


Prominently situated in the dynamic Smale Riverfront Park, the Moerlein Lager House offers a guest experience unlike any other—a working microbrewery producing a full line of Moerlein craft brews, and delectable fare featuring grain spent breads, hand-carved sandwiches, and smoked rotisserie meats… foods reminiscent of those served in the city’s celebrated 19th century beer gardens.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Moerlein Lager House reviews from OpenTable diners
375 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (307)good for groups (206)great for outdoor dining (180)vibrant bar scene (149)hot spot (147)special occasion (129)great for lunch (105)fit for foodies (98)neighborhood gem (87)late-night find (62)kid-friendly (45)romantic (44)great for brunch (23)notable wine list (9)Show More
  • Nice Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    EZ parking. Great staff and menu. Large and friendly. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointing! Delicious!
    New2Cincy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I always bring our out of town friends and family to Moerlein. The spicy corn chowder and the prime rib are amazing - always a crowd pleaser. The ambiance of the restaurant is warm and inviting, and the servers have always been friendly and knowledgeable. The restaurant can becomes noisy and bustling before and after games, so if you like a quieter dining experience go on a day when there isn't a game. The food and beer is absolutely delicious and you just can't beat the view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The place has a very modern design, long bars with a lot of home brew beer, perfect to watch sports while you enjoy a good beer. For dinner they have a lot of space and a second floor with Huge Windows that let you appreciate a great view of the Ohio river and the bridges. Food is good a not too expensive. Good ratio between quality and price
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lager House
    Hauser
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We got there right after a Bengal game. Reservation was easy. No wait. Great table upstairs with great view of the river. Food was excellent. Service was merely adequate. Have been there a number of times and love the restaurant and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening
    cami
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I chose Moerlein for an anniversary dinner. We made reservations, and were seated within 10 minutes. Our server was fantastic, and the meals (Prime rib) were very tasty. The sides available include a large selection. I opted for the spaetzle and mushrooms, which was to-die-for good. We chose wine and not beer, so I can't comment on the beers. The slices of garlic buttered bread were delicious. My only comments were the lighting/noise. We were upstairs, and the noise level was almost deafening at times. Also, it was really difficult to read the menu due to lack of light and very small print on the menu. it would have been nice to have had a candle to raise up and see the menu.) We loved our visit, and plan on returning again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My impressions
    luvquiet
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is obviously a popular place but I doubt I will ever go there again. I chose this place to meet an old friend I have not seen in years. Naturally I wanted to talk. Impossible in this open, loud, environment. I guess the Bengals and the Reds crowd must love this, but it is not for me.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but pricey
    StaceyB
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We chose this place when we had out of town guests visiting us who were from Cincy years ago. We thought the restaurant offered great views, and provided EXCELLENT service. I ordered the scallops and was disappointed to learn the $23 dish only offered 3 scallops along with the jalepeno rissotto. I thought the rissotto could have been better executed, as it was slightly undercooked, but it was tasty. Also, the additional salad was $4. We were placed at a table facing the kitchen, so for the stellar views the restaurant offered, we didn't get to see any of them. For ambiance I would hesitate to go anywhere else, IF we could sit near a window. I will probably skip the dinner and order an appetizer instead.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night Out!!
    2canchew
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife and I wanted a romantic night out without the kids. I brought this up in the request at the time I made the reservation. Let me just say that the Lager House went above and beyond my expectation!! The whole evening from beginning to end was top shelf. Everyone who came up to our table knew we were there for a quiet evening without the kids and commented on how they hope we enjoy our special evening together..... just the 2 of us. That attention to detail for your customers is rare to find. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food was amazing!From the Hunters Stew to the spicy mett..... Unbelievable. The whole experience was one my wife and I won't soon forget. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Ggirlz
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a party of eight and everyone loved the food. We had paleo, vegetarian, peciatarian, vegans and just plain picky eaters. Everyone was happy. My only complaint is that the music was loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bearcat Pregame
    DooneyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Visited Moerlein House for a Pregame sandwich and brew, both excellent. Hands down the best part of the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great find
    UCfan
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Went for the extensive beer selections, but was blown away by the quality of the food. Restaurant staff was very attentive and smart. Ambience was unique and interesting. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Have been dining in this place for long. This time round: table wasnt booked...we were asked to sit where we could in the restaurant. Noise level was horrific. Nothing special...Very disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So So Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service was non attentive (nearly non existent). We had to flag our waitress down to get drinks, etc. She appeared to be very harried and busy so I assume that she had too many tables to serve adequately. The food was just so so. Beer selection was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service was good, very clean. My husband food was little cold when we got it but they quickly took care of it. He loved the meal. Like that we could set up reservation on line and we got there a few minutes early but they still got us seated a little before our reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bengals Tailgate
    DooneyVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Best tailgate spot on the banks. Great food, beer and no clean up!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night.
    Cincy71
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I liked the fact it was easy to make a reservation. As always the Moerlein Lager House was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food & great beer selection
    SFRBGKY
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We dined at Moerlein House on a busy Saturday night, and we had a group of 15. The hostesses were very good to work with and were able to seat us together. Had a great view of the river-front and a very enjoyable time. Food and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michelle
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My greeting was very pleasant and I asked for a booth and I got one. Waiter was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Moerlein- great food/great setting!
    Jamie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went to Moerlein for an after-engagement celebration for a best friend & her new fiance...we went there right after he proposed on @ Smale Park across the street. The food was all AMAZING and beer is always great there! I got a glass of Moscato this time and was pleased. Service was good and we had no complaints!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    CareNKU
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I had the short rib grilled cheese and it was excellent. The only reason I rated my food a 4 was because I thought the sweet potato chips were awful. Everyone else in the group enjoyed the fries. Other than that, the experience was great. It was early so the bar crowd wasn't out yet, so it was a very good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great View
    HHHappy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were seated outdoors with a great view of the Ohio River. Our server was friendly and helpful. Both meals were prepared well and delicious. We will return on our next visit to Cincinnati.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Refined food and drink
    CRex43
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Ate here for my anniversary dinner. Great view, prompt and knowledgeable service, and the food was varied, refined, and complemented the locally brewed craft beer available on tap. Would definitely return and recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location, view, and service
    Celebrating
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Overlooks the new riverwalk park, right across from the Reds stadium. Service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great service
    chs1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our server Calvin remembered one of the guests in our party from a visit 3 months ago. He was vey attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay.
    aleafonthewind
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I specified on the reservations that I wanted a table w/ a view, they were prepared for that and took us up to a table on the second floor. The server was very slow. I, too, am a server so I noticed that he had just been seated with a group and understand that can put you in the weeds, but our beers took forever to be delivered and our appetizer came out after our entree. The manager was VERY (possibly overly) attentive from that point on about what I dubbed "The Late Pretzel Debacle."We were going to order a second beer to split, decided server was too slow. All in all, I enjoyed it. The restaurant is nice, good food, and I'm guessing the server was a fluke. Hopefully next time I'll get to order that second beer. We'll see!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always
    klktbearVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We love coming to Moerlein. Everything was wonderful. We were celebrating my mom's birthday before a reds game. The food and service was on par and our server went above to accommodate my mom's allergies with certain sauces. We love Moerlein and thanks for making my mom's special day the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • have yet to disappoint
    Cincinnati
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Consistently good food and service. Good beer selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous, as always!
    GermanatHeart
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Fantastic food, excellent table, great service, outstanding beer, the perfect place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was fine.
    Martsoh
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food & Service were fine. It's the view that is their "ace in the hole".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pasta4meVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food and service excellent as usual. Had quick lunch on a beautiful Fri afternoon: promptly seated & allowed to choose table by window at front of glassed in area adjacent to lawn -- server appeared immediately for drink order. Very friendly w/o being intrusive. Both Hawaiian and BBQ chicken flatbreads VG. Enjoyed special summer brew recommended by server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice view
    Gliaman
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Indoors is noisy, but it's nice on the balcony overlooking the river. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical
    WantMore
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Service was very good. Views are somewhat limited due to the layout of the restaurant. Menu was average. Food was fine. Enjoyed the beer but now it is available at our grocery store.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crowded and noisy
    Carla
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    But if you like that kind of thing, it's great. Had the salmon but it was not done, sent back and they took off the bill since by the time they got the replacement there, my friend was done eating :(
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Monica
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We really enjoyed the food, but the service could be improved. We made our reservation on Open Table, and arrived 15 minutes early only to find that our table was given away. We had to wait another 30 minutes for a table. I feel that the mistake on the restaurant's part could have been handled more efficiently and considerately for the customer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the outdoor dining view
    PJ50
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our 3rd time here. Fun experience & great outdoor dining views. This was our first time on the side bacony though & we prefer the front. Also our server this time was not great. We had to ask for refills & he just wasn't attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best
    eatoutoften
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very disappointed in the Steak Frittes. The meat was very grisly and not tender. Meat loaf was good; salmon was fair.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, great beer
    Milfordite
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I took my brothers here a couple of years ago. They were back in town and insisted on going back. The Reds were playing the Cub, literally a few yards away; so it was a little tricky getting to our 6:00 reservation. So you might want to check the Reds/Bengals schedule and plan accordingly. My one brother had to have the "Moer Burger." Waitress was very knowledgeable on the specialty beers and menu, and very friendly. It was quite energetic to start, but as the baseball crowd finished up and walked across the street it quieted down. Great views of the Ohio and nice outside dining areas if you choose. Another great evening there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FEAST BEFORE THE FAMINE
    4onthefloor
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Went before a Reds game. Food/service were outstanding. Location couldn't be better. Easy parking. Great proximity to the the GABP. Then watched the famine portion of the evening, the Reds.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • slipsky
    govege57
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Was disappointed where we were first seated (by a steel support beam), but given a better table with a very good waiter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trueitalians
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food and service great! The menu was diverse and good for a large group of people. Great beer and wine selection!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic