Moerlein Lager House
Moerlein Lager House

Moerlein Lager House

  • 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: 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
345 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (286)good for groups (211)great for outdoor dining (158)hot spot (147)vibrant bar scene (140)special occasion (132)fit for foodies (101)great for lunch (94)neighborhood gem (80)late-night find (58)romantic (52)kid-friendly (39)great for brunch (20)notable wine list (11)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Other then have a piece of cork in my first glass of wine which was replaced with a new glass! It was overall a really good experience! We will def be going back! Our server was very knowledgeable of all the menu items and made some really great recommendations!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Food was great and had no trouble with the reservation I placed. Also appreciated the attention and care paid to my one-year old son, especially since Lager House is geared more toward adults.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great views
    Trac432
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had an amazing dinner of ribs and smothered chicken. Great service and food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with old friends...
    MikeC
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Chose this location to catch up with some old friends. Service is always outstanding, food is great. Went a little early to be able to catch up before it for too noisy.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food Great service
    Rich
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The food was very good. Little pricey for such basic dishes but quality and experience was worth it. Server Tiffany was wonderful. Polite, friendly and there when needed, never missing but not lingering either. Overall a fun time, nice view. Upscale but relaxed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • two of us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We made reservations on our open table app last minute and really walked straight to our seats when we stepped in on a Friday night. Service was fast, friendly, and on top of it. We ordered a sandwich that the waitress recommended, delicious! We weren't too hungry and splitting a sandwich and the sweet potato chips was a perfect amount of food for us both. Will return, bar seemed packed and views were great of the river and stadium.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and loud
    dennis
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Although the menu is relatively short the food is very good.. The beer selection is very good with the cornerstone being their own labels. Definitely a return to place. Spoiler alert: IT IS LOUD. The straight lines and glass make for wonderful views but heighten the noise level. Sometimes it Is hard to hear one's dining partner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to grab dinner
    Seaturtle
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The atmosphere was wonderful. The view was great. The food was outstanding. I had the filet mignon and it melted in my mouth. The cheddar mashed potatoes were great. Two people at our table had the NY Strip and said it was wonderful. The BLT salad was good and the pretzel sticks for an appetizer was great. The whole experience was wonderful. I would go here again and would recommend the place to everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meeting place
    DiningEnthusiast
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Moerlein is always on our list when chosing where to go for dinner. For this recent occassion it was a good place to meet friends from Ohio and NKY. The bartender welcomed us as we waited for our table. The view is always great. Our food was delicious. The only hesitation we had was with our server. She did her job, but it was little things that gave me pause. A dreary demeanor, didn't reflll our water glasses, brought our salads at the same time as our main course. This won't deter us from returning however.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great food, staff, and experience. This was my first visit here and I will be coming back again. The view was amazing. The beer flights were so fun and the meat and cheese boards were great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My budgeted meal to cost $120 more than expected?
    Lokie
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    There were 6 of us who drove separately and on a cold night there was only 1 place to park and that was under the restaurant and even though I was booked online, i got no warning that the parking was going to cost $20. per car, compared to the usual reasonable cost. If I had known I would have found a different restaurant or we would have driven together. I treated my co workers, budgeted for $200 meal and landed up compensating each person $20 for unexpected parking fees so I paid out a total of $301, instead of $181 which is what my bill came to.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Beers
    DiningOutRarely
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The expectations of the beer experience are well met; with a fine selection of Cincinnati's finest brews. This includes the special winter ones now on the menu. The Sampler with four 4 oz beers was very enjoyable and fun. Two of us had the Steak Frites - Sirloin slices and Fries. Both ordered Medium and our meat was very rare. I was surprised in the meat not being real tender and a challenge to chew. One person opted for a simple Burger with Fries and was very satisfied. We all thought their Parmesan Fries were different and very good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostile Waitress
    TossieVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The ambiance was fun. The food wad good. The desk staff were welcoming. It's too bad the waitress had no interest in providing service of even the most basic sort. Though it was a Sunday evening, we did not expect the uncaring and hostile attitude of this woman. She made it clear that every request was an imposition and that she resented her job and her diners. She cast a pall on an enjoyable meal. We will not be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Wide variety of food and beer. Great atmosphere and view. All food choices were excellent and great service. Only complain was it was very noisy
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Great Dinner
    Happydiner
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our first visit to the Moerlein House was terrific. The food was great and the service was excellent. We had the prime rib and the smothered chicken. Both were delicious. The potatoes with the smothered chicken were amazing. The beer was excellent. I had an IPA and we shared a flight of seasonal brews. It was a great time and we'll certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommend
    AlGlTi
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Good food, awesome beer selection, great view, friendly service, nice location
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    DjackVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Very good food and great service, excellent view of the city
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    AJB0423
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We went shortly after the football crowd cleared out. Our service was great (thanks Alex) but geez this place is loud. Why do restaurants think the music has to be so loud that the customers almost have to yell to talk across the table to each other? Turn it down! The food was ok. Meatloaf was meh, sandwiches were nothing special. The pork shank got a thumbs up. Best part of the meal was a blueberry cobbler. But for $7 it was tiny. Overall, nothing special.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    SSSsVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Food, service, view all outstanding. My husband really enjoyed all of the beer samples.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food great beer!
    Kduncan220
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I felt like I was a kid in Willy Wonkas chocolate factory with all the different types of beers there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Staff
    Wellman14
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    They were out of the seasonal beer that I like. The waiter used his knowledge of the beer and brought samples until I found one that I liked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This place seemed to be perfect before the game to celebrate a birthday BUT I marked on my reservation that it was for a birthday and that I wanted to sit by the window. Well, not one person said anything about the birthday and we were sat away from the window when there was an open table right next to the window that the next group they sat got. The waiter could have cared less about being there and even tho it was our first time he never explained anything to us. Maybe this place is good for a quick beer before the game but definitely not for a meal or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average
    clr124
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My husband and I went for lunch prior to the Bengals game. We were there before it got crowded and it took along time for for our food. My husband ordered brunch - sausage & egg casserole and felt the portions were very small. He barely received a table spoon full of potatoes. My steak and garlic fries were awesome. My steak was cooked perfectly. I never received a spoon for my coffee, had to stir with my knife. It was a beautiful sunny day and the view was great. If we come back we definitely won't be ordering brunch. My husband had to order a hotdog at the game because he was still hungry. For the cost we should have gone to Buckheads for their brunch. Overall it was just okay. I'm not in any hurry to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • carol1
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a group of 10. Waitress was excellent. 9 out of 10 loved their meal. Lot's of choices on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great food and beer. I've enjoyed just about everything I've had. Lots of unique options. A little on the noisy side which made it difficult for a larger group to interact with everyone, but I love the food and drinks here.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot!
    Mellow44VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This is a great restaurant and in a great location!! I highly recommend this restaurant to others, especially since its a local spot and you can't find this in other cities!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beat the crowd
    Bilbo
    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
    Rianbyz
    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