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 July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (304)good for groups (205)great for outdoor dining (180)hot spot (153)vibrant bar scene (149)special occasion (128)great for lunch (103)fit for foodies (98)neighborhood gem (85)late-night find (61)romantic (48)kid-friendly (42)great for brunch (23)notable wine list (9)Show More
  • Beat the crowd
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Sunday evening is a great time to beat the crowds and get great outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The location is unbeatable, situated between the Reds Stadium and Paul Brown Stadium. Good food, not too pricey and of course the beer selection is amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    BeerPleez
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Had a fantastic meal and a great server. Only downside is they are out of so many of their beers when you go to order you may be down to your third pick by the time you find one. Just find a better way to present the information so disapointment isn't part of the ordering process
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Awesome!
    HOGHEAD2
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We love the Lager House, the staff, food and beverage are well always Excellent and they always make us feel Welcome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cincy Lunch Trip
    LoveFood
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The restuarant has a great outdoor seating venue. Overlooks the river and the ball parks. The food selection was really good and at a great price. The server was very attentive and had great recommendations on the food and drinks. Great place for a casual lunch or dinner. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent views, food and service!
    jere
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a perfect dining experience! We sat on the 2nd floor....the view was outstanding. Very attentive server and manager, and the food was outstanding! Not only did it taste wonderful; the presentation was beautiful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Generally great experience. Service tends to be slow and food runners are almost always confused over what foofood is going to which table. The General Manager is very accommadting and always "rights" any service or kitchen "wrongs."
    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.
  • Good vibe, great view, great beer.
    TowsonDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Good vibe, great view, great beer. Nice open decor, great view of the river, a little on the loud side.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Menu
    runnergirlVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Moerlein has a unique menu, great service, and moderate prices. Our first time here, we really enjoyed our meals. The short rib grilled cheese was delicious - definitely an item we would order again. The beer and wine menu were also notable. Awesome place for casual dining without the usual price tag.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Downtown Option
    kenniebVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    First time visit and it did not disappoint. Our server was personable, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was just as described and tasted excellent. The beer options the server suggested were exactly the taste I was looking for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Place
    mrmike8527
    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
  • fun place to celebrate
    moi9313
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Chose Moerlein's for group celebration based on its gluten-free menu. A number of options, including hard cider, crab cakes and creme brulee. All were very good. The noise level was really high, but to be expected. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Love the view, the beer and the food. Always a favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great beer, good food
    Leftydog
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Have been here often and always enjoy it. Gorgeous building in an amazing setting. Fantastic beer and food good and more than just bar grub. The only negative is that once it fills up it is extended loud and tough to talk to others at the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • Birthday Celebration!
    Martin
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a great time celebrating my Daughters birthday. As usual the food was very good, but management and our server went out of their way to ensure that we had a great evening. (This is one of our favorite restaurants). Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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