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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 WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "The fish tacos were very "fishy" and condiments did not complement well. Also shells were soggy and not a good flavor. The grilled cheese with ribs was a roast beef with cheese-not ribs. The Mac and cheese was served cold/part lukewarm on a plate and was not as tasty as last time. I asked for another m & c and it was hot the second time in a cup. The meatloaf was a big slab of ground meat with little flavor. We requested 2nd floor for a better view. Was told that 1st floor had better view so we had a window table by wall for 2 of us - not much view of river and shore line on KY SIDE was nonexistent. We had guests from out of town with us and it was disappointing. Also disappointing was the fact that no points were given for open table!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Had guest from Chicago and they were impressed , and of course that the Cubs beat the Reds. There 12 year old grandson got to watch the extra innings on the TV there. Happy pleasant time for all. Food is good and so is the beer :)"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great food & service. Took out of town guests. Parking a problem during pro baseball games."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Morlein Lager House was excellent as usual. Great view from this place!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Perfect place to get a great meal before a Reds game."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Moerlein Lager House is a great brewpub. The location, food, beer, and ambience are all fantastic. They have done a tremendous job putting this project together. If you like brewpubs or are looking for a restaurant by the ball park, this is the place to go. The only disappointment with this visit was the table location. It was right on a busy aisle by the kitchen and the noise level was very high. Next time I will try to request a different table."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Had Brunch with the Mrs. prior to Reds Game...I have to say it was very relaxing and the Beer alone was with the trip!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We usually take friends visiting Cincinnati for the first time to this restaurant. The food and beer selection are good, the atmosphere is lively and the location offers great views. This time, however, we didn't have a great experience; really, not even satisfactory. We brought friends and although we had a reservation, we waited a half hour for our table. Then, it took OVER 20 minutes to get our first round of drinks after we ordered them. Our food took forever and two dishes were brought out incorrectly (in fact, they weren't ordered at all). Three of the beers we tried to order were out. The food still tasted pretty good but it just didn't flow well. Our server was nice - but clearly either spread too thin or too new."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food and service as always. Beware. Parking is virtually impossible before, during and after a Red's game."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I have had many great dining experiences at this restaurant so before the Reds game Saturday, I brought my boyfriends family there for their first time. Our food was excellent. The only complaint was that our server disappeared for 20 minutes and when we did find her and ask for refills and another beer, it took another 15 minutes to get refills and the beer never came. My boyfriend even got up to see if he could find her around the dining area and she was no where to be found. I understand if you are busy but this was a moderate crowd compared to other times I've visited. And it didn't appear she was just busy with other tables because she wasn't out helping anyone else."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was less than ordinary. Prime rib was overdone. Waitress said that sometimes happens to prime rib. Chicken was bland. Waitress tried but was slow to the table and could not locate the wine we ordered which was on the menu. Not a place for food."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Only thing missing was more drink options. My wife does not drink beer and really didn't want any wine but she was disappointed that she doulc not order a Margaritta."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was great! And the prices were very reasonable, especially for the scene and the style and atmosphere of the restaurant! Great Pinto Grigio wine list!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I made reservations ahead of time. I dropped off my party at the front door and went to park the car in the garage. When I got back our reservation was given to another group. Our reservation was for 8 pm. We arrived at 7:45. Not sure what happened? They said that someone else with my name said they had a reservation at the same time. The chances of that happening are very slim."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We brought our family down to celebrate our sons 17th birthday and everything was wonderful. The food was delicious and our service was great."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Too big, wait staff overworked. Food came out missing components described on menu. Took wait staff way to long to come back and make it right. Management is out of touch."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Delicious food- as always Moerlein delivers! The beer can chicken is delicoius and the calamari is my favorite appetizer."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We showed up about an half hour late due to the heavy rain and concert traffic so we were told we'd have to wait. Not only did we not have to wait the full 2 hour wait cause of the crowd, we waited only about 10 minutes and received a great table upstairs. Great staff who who looked out for us & helped us along with great food and drinks. Love coming here!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I made reservations for a Friday and requested a scenic view for a table of two. I was seated on the second floor outside the kitchen doors. One chair could hardly move back from the table; a wall was in the way of any movement. My waitress was nice. The meat and cheese tray was super. The beer was great and my date enjoyed her martinis. The prime rib sandwich was very soggy and the onion rings were not completely cooked. I do not recommend either of them. This is the first time I have had food at the MLH that was not very appetizing."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is for OpenTable - I made my reservation on my cellphone for 4:15pm. I double-checked at the restaurant desk and they said their system listed it as 10:15pm! They apologized and gave me the 4:15 anyways. I'm glad, I love this restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Promptly seated upon arrival with a great view, right in the middle of the upper level. Service was excellent (allowed us to enjoy each course without rush). Food was better than detailed on the menu (very complex flavors and large portions). As expected for Friday night, was packed and a noise level sometimes made it hard to hear the conversations. Took a new recruit out for dinner with delightful results!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My sister, Dad & I went here before a concert at Taft Theater one Friday evening & were disappointed with the service & noise level. We couldn't hear each other speak so we ate our food (which was very good) & got out of there as quickly as possible. In addition, it took about ten minutes after we sat down to receive any kind of service too. My Dad's bottled beer was expired by 4 months."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food choice was good with a German influence to the menu.Fabio was our wonderful server. We sat by a window overloking the Ohio river. Everything was very clean. Easy to get to from the parking garage. My only con was they serve Pepsi and I drink only coke. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • " I have been here several times for different reasons. Each time it fits the occasion."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Our kids surprised us with a gift card for our anniversary and we had lunch here before a Reds game. We were treated very nicely all along the way and were treated to complimentary champagne by our hostess. The view was fantastic, our server was very helpful and sweet, the food and drink were great. Wonderful experience, would definitely come back and also recommend to other people looking for a neat place to eat and drink in Cincinnati."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "avoid on game nights if you are looking for a quiet evening.. Love this their food and service just on non game nights!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We have been to the Moerlien Lager House several times and the food, beer and service have always been very good. Parking is abundant if the Reds are out of town. I had the pork belly and it was awesome!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Decided to have lunch at the Lager House with some friends from out of town...stunning view! The service was great too! Food is good and reasonably priced. Great place to go before a Reds game."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I was a bit surprised when our server told me they were out of one of their House Lagers, the Moerlein Barbarossa Double Dark Lager. I then chose the Christian Moerlein Over-The-Rhine Ale, which was decent anyway. The food was okay, but nothing to get excited about. I would go again, but only because it's a convenient stop pre or post Reds game. However, I will be trying other restaurants at The Banks first."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The menu had very many choices! Portions were just right! The waiter was good and so was the view!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had to walk 11 blocks to make our reservation because every parking lot was "passes only" for the reds game. If I had known that when making the reservation, I would have chose a different location. Food was ok, server was alright til I asked if there was any side I could sub for sweet potato chips or cole slaw(gross), that didn't charge me an extra $2. Btw- there's isn't one. Food came out quickly and my husband liked his prime rib, my burger was not the best, but I was starving after walking a mile to get there. There's no cocktail list, bummer. It was VERY loud by the time we left. Had to take a cab back to the car ($+10) I will never go again if the reds are in town. Beware!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very disappointing evening. Made a reservation on open table and upon checking in we were told that our table would be ready in 20-minutes. Other tables were open and available, but we were told that they were for customers who made reservations. Hmmm. That's what I thought we did through Open Table. We ended up finding a table on our own, open seating in the Beer Garden where no reservation was needed. Our server was horrible: rude, not engaging and no follow up. The food was good. Not anything that I would brag about. You could get the same food at most any other restaurant at the Cincinnati Banks."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "On my first (and only visit thus far), i was impressed with the view. We went on a Thursday night, so we didn't have to fight the usual weekend crowds. We also went on a non-baseball game night, for the same reason. Our food (party of 4) was to our liking, and our server (Terri) was the greatest! We went for dinner, but I can see it being a great place for appetizers/drinks. Vast selection of beers! We will definitely return and encourage others to give this place a try."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Let's get to the point! The hostess did not want to be bother with any of my questions. Fun place to go, enjoyed our time with the family . Good food, average price line, noise level high, and service was less then OK. Yes, I would return because it is a fun place to dine. They just really need to work on customer service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had my daughters 16 birthday dinner there on June 13th 2014... the food was unbelievable and absoultely delicious!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Love the view and the food was hot, presentation was noted, and the quality was excellent. It's nice to have a restaurant on the Ohio side with a view, good food, and the variety of beers ! The restaurant is noisy and especially difficult to hear if you are sitting with a large group. I was with a party of 6 and I could only hear the conversation with the one sitting next to me and across from me. I will dine again here, food and view are the best in the area."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "On a recent business meeting with potential new clients from out of town we had some service issues. Only one of the four of us got our meal at first. Then about 15 minutes later two more were served. And then about 10-15 minutes later the fourth person was served. The manager was nice enough to cover the cost of the entire meal which is great, however, that experience may keep me from risking bringing back future clients. Pretty disappointed because it really didn't appear to be that busy (Tuesday night, no Reds game)"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "All in all we enjoyed everything about the Moerlein Lager House except the noise level."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Went for Father's Day...This was our third visit to the Moerlein Lager House and have had a good experience every time... I eat vegetarian and their vegetable plate less the cheese is very good...There were four of us and all had a good meal and a great view of the river and parks..."
    Dined on 6/15/2014