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Moerlein Lager House
Moerlein Lager House

Moerlein Lager House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.moerleinlagerhouse.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 been dying to dine here and were greatly disappointed. We had terrible service. Our waitress was disengaged, unattentive and couldn't wait to get rid of us fast enough(we were there on a non-Reds slow Sunday evening.) Although the restaurant was gorgeous & the food good, it was expensive for what you received. I don't believe that it was a good value. Other than the location and ambience, we left wondering what all the fuss was about."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The food is fabulous and we love the location! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Took my inlaws in from out of town & they really enjoyed the view & ambience. My teen son LOVED the pulled pork sandwich. My daughter enjoyed the mashed potatoes. I liked the Cuban sandwich I had, yet it was a tad on the dry side. My MIL got the smothered chicken & liked it, couldn't eat it all as it was good size. Waitress was friendly & helpful since there are SO many beers from which to chose. It was a Sunday night, so not crowded - we still made reservations, just in case & that went off find. THe noise was not an issue, as I read some reviews which stated so. They do have kids menu. Afterwards, we walked along the park just across the street & enjoyed the adult swings. Was a nice relaxing evening to enjoy the Banks!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable evening with a fantastic view. Very generous portions; great service; and dessert was fantastic. Totally recommend the Blueberry Cobbler!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "i really enjoyed the food,and our server calvin was great very knowledgeable. the portions were not very big but delicious.the price is not compatible with the food you get. overpriced!!we had two different beers around $8 or higher for 22oz. ballpark prices. total for 2 people $90 [before tip] pretty steep for a casual restaurant."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Love the food & service! The menu has something for everyone. Prices are very reasonable also!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I had the salmon and it was wonderful. Please do not change this menu item."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had a great time on the upper patio at Moerlein Lager House. The food was good, the beer was cold, and the view was excellent."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Becoming our favorite river side choice! Love it! 🍺"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I took my wife to dinner here for the first time and I expected great beer and average food. We were totally blown away by the food. The Garlic Shrimp appetizer was amazing; cooked perfectly with a nice spicy kick. We shared the Prime Rib and Crab Cakes along with the Parmesan Risotto and Brussel Sprouts. We couldn't get enough of any of it. My wife is a big foodie and she was blown away by a brewery!! We will be going back again and again!! The only issue I had with the restaurant was the noise level. I found it hard to have a conversation with my wife throughout our meal. The view of the river and Kentucky was very romantic and made up for the noise level."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great gf options, safe for celiacs really appreciated"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • " We waited 20 mins to be seated with a reservation. As a party of 5, we were seated at a table for four. There were food crumbs all over the floor and the chairs. Our drinks did not come out together . We had questions about menu items. Our server's response was "I don't know, it is my first day on the floor". She returned with little to no helpful information. It took 40 mins for our food to come, it was AWFUL! The french onion soup was lukewarm, the fish and chips was greasy, the prime sandwich was not good, sweet potato chips were served cold, brussel sprouts were bland, applewood chicken salad was boring. Good items were Angry Mac n Cheese, and Pretzels with beer cheese. We will not patronize this restaurant again."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Met some friends we hadn't seen in months. It was the best spot for catching up. Service was terrific and the food and drinks were most salubrious. We stayed for 3 hours and got caught up with our friends in every detail. The perfect spot for a relaxed, delicious and friendly gathering with friends."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Delicious food paired with yummy beers, overall a great trip!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The Lager House has a great view of the Ohio river . We went there for dinner on my wife's birthday and the service was wonderful, as was the beer. The food is above average but I should have asked to hold the ketchup on my Alehouse Burger .There's a lively atmosphere , especially during Reds' games. I will go there again for special occasions."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We had a nice dinner before the Reds game. We ate outside and service was great. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Our party of seven had a wonderful dinner. Good food, good beer. Something for everyone (ages 17 to 86) on the menu."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We split several apps because we couldn't decide on one. We had the wings, the mussels, and the pretzels. The mustard for the prezels was really good, the wings were decent, and the mussels were by far the best part of the whole meal. I had the pork belly and my wife had the cuban sandwich. The cuban wasn't exceptional, but it was decent and the pork belly has great potential, but needs a little something to pull it together. I had the blueberry cobbler with candied lemon for dessert and my wife had the black forest cake made with graeter's cherry ice cream. They were both enjoyable and a nice finish to the meal. Our server was quick and helpful. Overall, good experience and would definitely go there again."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Fabio was our waiter we were a group of 10 he did an amazing job keeping up with our orders. He was very friendly and personal. the food was great some in our group have never been there before and they loved it. This makes my third visit and I have no complaints."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I had a reservation for 8 people at 7 PM . I called in the morning to add 2 people, and was told I would have to change the reservation to 7:45 or 10. I kept the original reservation, but when we arrived we had to wait 30 minutes for a table anyway and the restaurant was far from full. The waiter was great, but the experience was very frustrating."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was my first visit to the Moerlein house and it did not disappoint. The food was fantastic and if you are a beer drinker, like me, you can't go wrong with their huge selection of beers from local to around the world specialties. I will go back soon!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Very enjoyable!! Kitchen was a little slow although restaurant far from full. Would definitely come again, but not with large group cause too loud for conversation."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant, providing some interesting Cinti brew industry fact along with comfotable dining experience and great food. Great selection of brews and good service. Everybody in our party of six had complmentary remarks."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The first time we were here everything was excellent, this time not so good ordered the rotisserie prime rib felt it was steamed not rotisserie in that sense. My guest had the pork rack was overdone. Hope this was just a bad night for them ,because it's a nice place to go before a game."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This was a great restaurant with an awesome view of the river and stadiums. Parking was extremely convenient and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at Moerline Lagar House and it was fantastic. We had a group of 8 and seating was not a problem. Beer selection was excellent along with terrific food. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great spot before a Reds game, Just walk across the street and you're at the front gate. We had bar-b-q, chopped salad, prime rib sandwich and flank steak. All were good, none were great. Better than the ballpark food and a little nicer environment, but it can get loud. Will be back again before a game, but probably not otherwise."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Food great. Glazed short ribs outstanding. Service good. However, noise level way too high."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Good food, good beer list & lots of Red's fans before a game to get you in the mood. Very knowledgeable waiter--both food and beer knowledge. Only complaint was a 2" long piece of shaved metal in a flatbread pizza, which was comped."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My husband and I had never been before and chose Moerlein Lager House for our anniversary dinner. The food was flavor full and delicious. Meals were on the pricey side. Therefore I would not bring my kids unless it was a special occasion dinner. Our waiter, wish I knew his name, was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. I chose a choose two "meat and cheese board" appetizer as my meal. Not only did it more than fill me up, it was delicious and only $11. I will be ordering that again. The manager even comped a mixed drink that I ordered but did not like. I had ordered another, different drink and only drank maybe a 4th of the first one. We sat on the deck facing the river. Beautiful view."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Very nice location, good beer and food. My favorite is the crispy calamari."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Had awesome table outside with gorgeous view of the river. Food and service was excellent. I don't think I'd ever want to dine INSIDE though. Way too loud. I don't think my husband and I could have carried on a conversation and hear one another. Open Table reservations was awesome."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My husband and I had a great table with a great view. We enjoyed the beer and my chicken salad was fantastic! My husband had pork chop said it was good but needed to be browned and a little too sweet for him. All in all we had a wonderful dining experience and plan on coming again."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My wife & son went down for dinner. Everything was great including the beer."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Anniversary dinner...horrible choice. I thought it would be nice to eat and hit the river walk. 'Overpriced sports bar' was the term my wife used. I understood what she meant after she had to repeat herself a couple dozen times during our meal. Great for a group, but won't return for a 2 top."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We had a vey nice meal. Service was good. It's a little loud on the main floor, but view made up for it."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We always enjoy coming to Moerlein. The food and service is always top notch. Great job."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Delightful choice as we were from out of town. Great service got us well taken care of in plenty of time to make our evening venue without feeling rushed. Disappointing that soup of the day ran out so early in the evening!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We almost always have a great experience at the MLH. Occasionally we have had less than friendly hostess and wait staff."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Service even better. Great place to eat before a Reds game. Park underneath the restaurant, take elevator to plaza level, and you are there."
    Dined on 7/29/2014