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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a party of 10 for Easter dinner. Service was outstanding and the food was Excellent. I would recommend Christian Morlein house!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Everything was absolutely great about our dining experience - the food, the view, the atmosphere, the wait staff, etc. However, we went here on Easter Sunday specifically because they advertised a buffet here on OpenTable. Upon being seated, we discovered that they did not have a buffet this year, despite it still being advertised on OpenTable. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Service is not bad but could certainly improve. This is a very nice place to enjoy a beer outside."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had lunch before the Reds business day special on April 16. It's a great place to get a tasty nutritious lunch (instead of ballpark food) with a great beer before walking across the street for the start of the game. Our lunch was delivered 5 minutes after we ordered, allowing us a relaxing lunch with plenty of time to get to our seats for the first pitch! An altogether pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Food was great but the place was too noisy. Had to yell to person sitting across from you."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The service and food were good, but it was so loud we found it difficult to hold a conversation. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was great and so was the service. It was my birthday and they were very nice.."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Perceived it as just a brew house but a bit surprised by the Wonderful mixed menu and sizable food portions. Especially loved the meat and cheese tray appetizer."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "This restaurant was absolutely outstanding, great food selection, great drink selection, and a very romantic atmosphere. Highly recommend a taste. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We were disappointed with the portion size with the menu price. it seemed to me that they got smaller. The food was average as far as the sandwiches go. My daughter got the filet which was excellent."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The server was not around for refilling drinks. We had to get up and find the server to get drink refillers. I still gave him a good tip."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Great Beer. Great Food. It is a little loud though. But always a favorite of mine."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I was looking for a good restaurant to take one of my visiting bosses and Lager House did not disappoint. He loved the food and the atmosphere. This is a great spot for many occasions."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Brought a client from Dubai to dinner here. He commented on the variety of beers and the great food so much he went back again the next night."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We went right after a Reds game and the energy level was high (even though the Reds lost). The service at the bar was terrible. The bartender was incredibly rude and would not refill water unless you were ordering beer with it. I could have done without her attitude. However, once we were seated our server, Mindy, was great. She was friendly, knew the menu and was a lot of fun. The food was pretty good too."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We love coming to your resturant. The food and service is always fantastic. Great job++++++++++++"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Had a wonderful afternoon meal. Our waitress was very professional and helpful. Perfect spot to grab a bite before a show at the Aranoff"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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