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
466 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (382)good for groups (252)great for outdoor dining (235)vibrant bar scene (180)special occasion (167)hot spot (165)great for lunch (157)fit for foodies (117)neighborhood gem (104)late-night find (78)kid-friendly (75)romantic (56)great for brunch (37)notable wine list (16)Show More
  • Great place for friends/family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Seated exactly when we arrived. The restauraunt was about half empty, but had excellent service, excellent food arrival time, and great beers on tap. The meat and cheese boards were fantastic with the group (many of which are foodies) and paired wonderfully with the beers on tap at Moerlein, but didn't come with enough bread. The soft pretzles were also good, but nothing different than restaurants of similar tastes. Both are highly reccomended for a group, as they provide several opportunities to share and try while talking. Atmosphere was loud, it's a large, open room with hard floors and walls so everything echos; however, we easily had a conversation at the table without any real difficulty. Overall: 4 stars - highly reccomend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eastsiders
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We dined at Moerlein Lager House on Sunday evening. We had a reservation and were given a window table. The service was exceptional. We did not have to ask for anything; refills, etc. Our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. Very courteous. The menu had a very nice variety. Food was very good including the pretzel beer cheese appetizer. We both ordered the smothered chicken dinner. A special request to have it prepared without the honey mustard sauce was granted with no question. The servings were large. Wife had the bacon, lettuce and tomato salad with the creamy peppercorn dressing which she raved about. Nice that local beer from their brewery was available to try. Nice selection. No doubt, we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nicer choice for gameday
    rsnead
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Wife and I sat on the deck overlooking the Ohio River before a Reds game. Great view, service was spot on, and the food was very good. In fact, their bratwurst might be one of the best I've had! Overall great experience. Will definitely come back on a game day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pre-game spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had made reservations he.re for 3:30 before a 7:10pm Reds game. Turns out that reservations would not have been required, as the dining room was only about 1/2 of capacity when we arrived; however, by the time we left at 5pm, it was pretty full. Nice views of the Ohio River and Northern Kentucky skyline. Food was a cut above typical bar food, and the beer selection was extensive. Service was a little slow, but since we were not in a big rush that was OK
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to take out of towners
    PJSR
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had business colleagues in from New York City so wanted to take them somplace local. It was a Wednesday night so it was busy but not over crowded. We had good service, food was prepared well, hot and with a good time period. We sat in the beer garden so it was a bit loud which made conversation hard. I'd suggest sitting in the dining area if you really want to easily converse with your fellow diners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always have a great meal here!
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I always enjoy my time at Moerlein. I brought a group of people from out of town and they loved it! Great for a fun energetic meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant
    hucklebuck
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Very good as always. Or food was great as well as the beers. The upstairs outdoor seating area is great in the evening. Though our service was less than acceptable to say the least. Regardless, we had a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great looking place
    westinghouse
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Loved the look and beer at this place. The food took 45 min to come out and some of it was cold when we got it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What is all the fuss about???
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeatable
    Kness
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food is fabulous and we love the location! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good all around
    lovebeingsocial
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very enjoyable
    Had2cats
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TRYINCINCY
    tryincincy
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect before the game!
    GoRedLegs
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love the food & service! The menu has something for everyone. Prices are very reasonable also!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always good here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I had the salmon and it was wonderful. Please do not change this menu item.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • favorite
    ChrisS
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Becoming our favorite river side choice! Love it! 🍺
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night Location
    Docbruin
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gf
    Tracyb10
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great gf options, safe for celiacs really appreciated
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food is well done and a step above typical bar/restaurant food. Great compliment to fantastic beer selection.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant Week Menu
    SpecialOccasionFoodie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Delicious food paired with yummy beers, overall a great trip!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good beer choice and great view
    Moose
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SM14
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had a nice dinner before the Reds game. We ate outside and service was great. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Out of Town Guests
    cincygal
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our party of seven had a wonderful dinner. Good food, good beer. Something for everyone (ages 17 to 86) on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter
    brwnsugga
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, atrocious service
    Greenvillefoodie
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    Rgrabeman
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wolfie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 nd time around
    dineincinni
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place by the River
    Juice
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a group
    smk25
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Location, Location, Location
    7477wildcat
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reds Pre-game dinner
    WillReturn
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food great. Glazed short ribs outstanding. Service good. However, noise level way too high.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food and pre-game buzz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite restaurant
    GreatDateNight
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice location
    Andras
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Very nice location, good beer and food. My favorite is the crispy calamari.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate