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
445 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (367)good for groups (244)great for outdoor dining (228)vibrant bar scene (178)hot spot (160)special occasion (158)great for lunch (145)fit for foodies (105)neighborhood gem (104)late-night find (75)kid-friendly (65)romantic (51)great for brunch (32)notable wine list (12)Show More
  • Refined food and drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
  • 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
  • have yet to disappoint
    Cincinnati
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Consistently good food and service. Good beer selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous, as always!
    GermanatHeart
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Fantastic food, excellent table, great service, outstanding beer, the perfect place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was fine.
    Martsoh
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food & Service were fine. It's the view that is their "ace in the hole".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pasta4meVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food and service excellent as usual. Had quick lunch on a beautiful Fri afternoon: promptly seated & allowed to choose table by window at front of glassed in area adjacent to lawn -- server appeared immediately for drink order. Very friendly w/o being intrusive. Both Hawaiian and BBQ chicken flatbreads VG. Enjoyed special summer brew recommended by server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice view
    Gliaman
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Indoors is noisy, but it's nice on the balcony overlooking the river. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical
    WantMore
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Service was very good. Views are somewhat limited due to the layout of the restaurant. Menu was average. Food was fine. Enjoyed the beer but now it is available at our grocery store.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crowded and noisy
    Carla
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    But if you like that kind of thing, it's great. Had the salmon but it was not done, sent back and they took off the bill since by the time they got the replacement there, my friend was done eating :(
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Monica
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We really enjoyed the food, but the service could be improved. We made our reservation on Open Table, and arrived 15 minutes early only to find that our table was given away. We had to wait another 30 minutes for a table. I feel that the mistake on the restaurant's part could have been handled more efficiently and considerately for the customer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the outdoor dining view
    PJ50
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our 3rd time here. Fun experience & great outdoor dining views. This was our first time on the side bacony though & we prefer the front. Also our server this time was not great. We had to ask for refills & he just wasn't attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best
    eatoutoften
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very disappointed in the Steak Frittes. The meat was very grisly and not tender. Meat loaf was good; salmon was fair.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, great beer
    Milfordite
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I took my brothers here a couple of years ago. They were back in town and insisted on going back. The Reds were playing the Cub, literally a few yards away; so it was a little tricky getting to our 6:00 reservation. So you might want to check the Reds/Bengals schedule and plan accordingly. My one brother had to have the "Moer Burger." Waitress was very knowledgeable on the specialty beers and menu, and very friendly. It was quite energetic to start, but as the baseball crowd finished up and walked across the street it quieted down. Great views of the Ohio and nice outside dining areas if you choose. Another great evening there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FEAST BEFORE THE FAMINE
    4onthefloor
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Went before a Reds game. Food/service were outstanding. Location couldn't be better. Easy parking. Great proximity to the the GABP. Then watched the famine portion of the evening, the Reds.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • slipsky
    govege57
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Was disappointed where we were first seated (by a steel support beam), but given a better table with a very good waiter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trueitalians
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food and service great! The menu was diverse and good for a large group of people. Great beer and wine selection!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for friends/family
    Hawk
    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
    Eastsiders
    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
  • Nice birthday post-Reds Game
    Bdaygirl
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food is quite good and we had a decent view, though we seemed a little "stuck in the corner" with our table around the corner and at the end of the restaurant. We seemed to lose our waitress a few times, and her assistant only showed once or twice without announcing that she was helping (so we were momentarily confused here and there). The food is definitely quite pricey, so this is really only a "special occasion" place - at least for us. It was definitely great to go after the Red's game, as it was just a walk across the street to get there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    MartyB
    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
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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
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    • 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