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Moerlein Lager House
Moerlein Lager House

Moerlein Lager House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.moerleinlagerhouse.com/
  • Email: info@moerleinlh.com
  • Phone: (513) 421-2337
  • 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: Gastro Pub, American
  • 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 (513) 421-2337

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "We are new settlers to the Cincy area and we hosted a good out-of-town friend for her first Cincy dinner experience. The Lager House is a great restaurant for a casual and fun evening. Incredible view of Northern Kentucky river front. The food is good and the beer is fun; both are not outstanding. The evening is an excellent value and we had an excellent time. We left with 2 growlers of beer. Service was excellent. We look forward to our next dinner at the lager house, hopefully outside on their very nice patio."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "My wife and I visited the restaurant for our one year anniversary. We wanted to go somewhere that wasn't to expensive but still a fun night out. Let me tell you, not only are the prices extremely fair, the food tasted as if I was at a 5 star restaurant. The service was excellent as my drink was refilled numerous times before it ever got low. The reds game had let out before we got there which just helped set the mood. Fun, energetic atmosphere but yet fine dining all together."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Took my husband there for his birthday dinner with some friends, and we had a great time. Dinner service and the food were both great!!! :)"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We showed up about twenty minutes late for our reservation and they were still incredibly accommodating. They sat us outside where we wanted to be immediately and the food was delicious. Great river views!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I decided to eat here because it was new for both of us. We'd both had the beer at various festivals, but never the food. This was by far the best date he and I have been on in 3 1/2 years! Our server was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. The atmosphere was perfect and food was exquisite! We will definitely be suggesting Moerlein Lager House to our friends and we will be returning! Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great view and a perfect place to enjoy the Cincinnati views. Great food and awesome bar choices."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The salmon that I had last Saturday was one of the best seafood presentations I have ever had. Coming from New England, that should tell you it was good compared to a lot of other possibilities. The fish was done to perfection and the accompaniment completed the excellence."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Good overall experience. Billy, our server, did a great job. Noise level very loud."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was good, service was excellent, seating was poor. We had reservation and were seated At a tiny table in middle of room. The restaurant was empty and had plenty of room to seat us with a better view."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a very attentive food server, which made our dining experience very enjoyable. He offered advice, got us anything we asked for, and was very friendly. The food was very good too."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Moerlein Lager House. Decided to have a nice meal before the Reds game with a friend. We will definitely be back. Food was good, great atmosphere, and fair pricing. Looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This review is supposed to be 50 characters long but I only have to say the Jace was awesome and so was my food."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Unfortunately our Anniversary happened to fall the weekend before St Patricks Day. Two disappointments right out of the gate, our table was not ready when we arrived and the first floor womens restroom was as hot as an oven. Wish the drink menu actually listed what the restaurant has, I hate to play twenty questions with the server. On the other hand the food was decent and the server was attentive."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Have eaten here several times, the food has always been excellent and the view is spectacular, especially at sunset. The service is good but you generally have to wait longer than they tell you to be seated, so give yourself plenty of time if you need to get somewhere else afterward."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The restaurant was noisier than ideal for conversation but the food was awesome. Creative, tasty sandwiches & sides; excellent selection of craft beers; AND great desserts. The selections of all satisfied a diversity of palates."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I surprised my boyfriend with a weekend in Cincy for his birthday. Friends met us for dinner at Moerlein and we had a fantastic time. It was a packed Saturday night, but nothing suffered as a consequence. We were sat at a fantastic table overlooking the water. Service was excellent, food was great and we left knowing we would be back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Over all the Moerlein House was great. Although, my reservation was for 5:45 pm and we did not get seated until 6:15. I was very disapointed when you have a reservation and get seated 30 minutes later. We were going to an event that started at 7:30 and we had to rush through dinner. Our server was great than new we were attending a concert and got our order in right away."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I made reservations for 7 on a busy night of a concert. When we showed up late for the scheduled reservation, they took it in stride. They looked up our reservation only to find out I had booked it on the wrong night! I thought I was gonna die! The hostess made a phone call and we were seated immediately!!!! The staff was very helpful and friendly. Plus I believe we ended up with the best table in the house!! The view was amazing!!! Thank you!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I made reservations on line which was very easy to do. I had requested a table by the window and that is just what we had. Thank you for that wonderful table and service. We love the restaurant and will most definitely be back !"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Had such a great time. Excellent food, service, atmosphere, & view!! My husband and I ordered a beer flight to try out the local brews as well and it was fantastic. We will certainly be back! :) I do highly recommend making reservations though because there was a 2hr wait when we went on Sat night but with our reservation, they sat us almost immediately which was impressive."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Met another couple from out of town and had a wonderful evening. Sunday was quiet with a modest crowd at 7 pm. The mussels, pork shank and flat bread were wonderful. What a relaxing view."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I loved that we walked right in and were seated right away. The server was amazing, we never needed to wait for her to come back. If we needed more to drink she brought it before we could ask for it. The food was amazing! Even though my filet mignon was a little over cooked it still tasted great and my husband said the salmon was the best he ever had. I'm not a beer drinker but the selection was amazing! We had a great anniversary dinner and will be back soon!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "service overall was ok.....food was cold.....nothing was brought to table like water or any type of bread....never will go back"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Nice casual eatery. Nothing too special about it but the beer was good and we had a good time. Fish and Chips was very good. The Banks is always busy on a Saturday so make sure you make a reservation!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The overall experience was wonderful, but the place was very loud, too noisy. Your section on noise didn't give that as an option. :)"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have been trying to go to the Lager House since it opened. There is always a huge wait. So this time we made reservations. When we arrived we were taken directly to our table. It Took a few minutes for our server to greet us but she was friendly when she arrived. I ordered The cherry smash to drink. It was delicious. My husband had a flight of beer. They were delivered With no explanation. Ordered pickles and peppers as an appetizer. Can't go wrong with battered Fried food! For dinner I ordered some kind of smothered chicken. It was ok. My husband ordered The short rib. Needed more salt. We both had mashed potatoes and greenbeans as sides. Potatoes Were great. Green beans were OK. I would go back but only for the cherry smash."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 6th anniversary here. The the service was excellent. Front he hostess to our service, everyone wished us a happy anniversary which was very nice. When they took us to our table, I thought they would've put us by the windows to get a great vie won't his great day, but we got a tiny two person table in the middle of the floor. However, we had a great time."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The restaurant is too loud for us older folks. We went to get desert at another restaurant , so we could hold a conversation"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "When I am in CIncinnatti I go out of my way to eat at Moerlien's. With the great view of the river and being next to Great American Ballpark it is convieniently located downtown. The staff is great. Attentive and willing to pass on favorites - whether it is beers or food. One of my favorite places."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "As expected, the beer selection was great. Excellent service and the food was OK. Baby back ribs were a hit; the fish and chips were so-so."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I love the food and service at the Lager House. My only issue - and it's happened a couple times - is that the upstairs sometimes FREEZES because the staff continually opens the doors to the outside seating area when it is extremely cold out. During my last visit, there are no diners outside (it was 20 degrees), so I don't know WHY the staff kept going out... but they didn't care that it made everyone inside extremely uncomfortable). This specific dinner was for a business meeting, and while we were eating/talking the door near our table was opened no less than a dozen times, and a couple times LEFT open, while giant gusts of cold wind came in chilling us/our food. We asked for a little consideration given the temp, but to no avail!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Took out of town friends for lunch Friday before the hockey tournament. Great experience. Food was so good they decided we should come back for dinner Saturday night. Also a great meal. So many good things on the menu to select; all with interesting combinations of flavors and textures."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We were in town for the weekend and we always make a stop at this place. Great food and great atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We drove all the way from Dayton to see what all the hype was about. We were celebrating a couple birthdays in the family. I made reservations a week prior just in case. The restaurant is pretty. The food was mediocre. We were seated in an "ok" spot, in a booth by the bar. There were better spots we could have sat considering we had reservations...."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Delicious meals. Loved the parmesan risotto and prime rib! Guys had a great time selecting several different beers. Looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Dinner and service were great, but the noise level was very loud. It was way too loud to hear the person next to you let alone the person at the end of the table."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our waitress was very rude. Never smiled, rushed us through ordering and dinner. I was halfway through my sandwich and she took my plate and asked if I wanted it boxed up. She never came back to the table after she dropped off the checks, we had to go to the bar to order more drinks. The first time I visited (6 months ago) I have a very pleasant experience. To say that I would go back and pay the money we did for the service we had ...would be a lie."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Noise level rating is loud on a Friday night during peak. We had to wait a long time for our friends to show. The server was continuously stopping by our table and very attentive. Very large menu with many selections. I have not had filet mignon(fine dine option) and soup/flatbread ( casual dine option). Both were delicious."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was my first time dining here for lunch... had only been once before for a big team dinner w/ clients. Colleague and I had an informational interview with a potential candidate. Asked for a place conducive for talking and was granted such a spot. The food was great. The crab cake is the best! The lunch menu is just right. Not too many options that it's overwhelming but not too few that you feel limited. Colleague needed gluten-free options and was able to easily find something to fit her needs. Server was friendly, attentive but not at all invasive. Great experience! Looking forward to going back!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The only complaint that I had was sitting next to the kitchen. For a table for two on Friday night, though, that's to be expected. One of my favorite places on earth!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014