RELISH Modern Tapas
RELISH Modern Tapas

RELISH Modern Tapas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.relishmoderntapas.com/
  • Phone: (513) 204-6925
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Mon - Sunday: 12:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday: 4:00 - 9:00pm
    Holiday Hours-
    Christmas Eve: Closed
    Christmas Day: Closed
    New Year's Eve: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    New Year's Day: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Graciano Contreras
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We can accommodate catering request, customized to your needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining / bar area can be arranged depending on your party needs. Just contact our restaurant manager for your requirements - you may order from our menu or have our Chef Graciano Contreras design a special menu for your event.
  • Private Party Contact: Eugene Ermolov 5132046925
  • Entertainment: Live Band every other Friday and Saturday. Pls. call in for schedules

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mason-Montgomery Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Streetside parking plus free parking at the Regal Cinema Parking Area.
A word from RELISH Modern Tapas
Relish Modern Tapas is an oasis of new age tapas - an eclectic collection of familiar dishes in small plates infused with flavors from cuisines around the world. Eating at Relish is a dining discovery - choose a selection of gourmet quality dishes in small plates and share with friends and family for an enjoyable dining experience in a relaxed and contemporary space.
Private Party Facilities: We offer a private dining area for your party needs. Just contact our chef for your requirements - you may order from our menu or have our chef design a special menu for your event. In addition, a chef's table by the kitchen which can accommodate up to 5 adults is available on reservation. See the kitchen staff in action, and enjoy a chef's choice menu from our executive chef
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
RELISH Modern Tapas reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.6
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (14)great for outdoor dining (8)neighborhood gem (8)good for groups (7)great for lunch (4)special occasion (4)late-night find (3)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Never disappointed with Relish
    kohlVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I've been to Relish about 3-4 times a year since it opened. Never disappointed and with a changing menu and so much on the menus, there's always something new to try. However, the regular flatbread with goat cheese and truffle drizzle is a must very single visit. Tried lamb kebobs Friday evening for the first time. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No stress to us or our wallet.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    When I told my sister we had reservations she was concerned about the price, but I assured her that it was not going to be an issue at Relish. I insisted we go to a restaurant with a reservation on a Friday night when we were trying to get to the Aronoff for the Ballet. We were seated immediately, we ate a great meal, did not over indulge and got out in plenty of time to people watch at the Ballet. It was the perfect meal with absolutely no stress to us on timing and no stress to our wallet. Great restaurant. Server was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    KarenCVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I wanted to love it, but the food just wasn't up to expectations. Our server was super, very knowledgeable, prompt and friendly, however the food was just OK. The food presentation was very nice but didn't live up to it's appearance. The signature salad was good and we enjoyed the pulled pork tacos, but the fish in my grilled fish tacos was a bit cold and chewy and my husband ribs (a signature item) were not as tender or flavorful as we would have liked and the chocolate mousse had a corn syrupy consistency, not the creamy texture we prefer.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyably Different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We wanted to have a new expedience on our 30th wedding anniversary. And this was perfect. Enjoyed items we never had before and it was all very good. The bacon wrapped dates were crazy good. Thx.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will visit again
    mipiace
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was fun to try this for the first time. We sampled five menu items and shared them with the table. Everyone had their favorites. Portion sizes were good as well. Will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent tapas
    Anna
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    When I was in Spain years ago, I loved the tapas and always wanted to try paella, but couldn't find it served vegetarian anywhere. I was happy to discover that Relish has a full vegetarian menu to make ordering easy for me, plus the vegetarian paella was delicious! I came with friends who eat meat, and they said that the non-vegetarian dishes were also good. The only thing that could have been improved was the service. None of us had been here before, so we found it very unhelpful that the waitress ignored us for ten minutes after bring our drinks and then asked what we wanted to order. It would have been much better to let us know at the beginning the approximate size of dishes and how many each person is recommended to order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • doopsie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Perfect for dining after movie, which is located across the street. Food was good as well as service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality of food
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This used to be our to to place for lunch, and occasionally dinner. We noticed the during the last year especially that the quality of the food has changed for the worse. When ordering the same dishes, they just don't taste as good as they used to. Don't know if there's a new chef, but it's consistently disappointing! Too bad, because before it was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Low quality high prices
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I found the quality of food to be very low for the price being charged. Quantities were small and the food was served cold
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  • Good quality food
    Erigonomi
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is my 2nd time coming to this restaurant. I took my colleagues. Each tapas dish is carefully and finely prepared and we enjoyed all the tapas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christopher
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    All in all a very good experience. Pleasant and thoughtful service. A diverse menu and well presented. Very good dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Food
    FoodieLuv34
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I recieved a gift card from my company and I saw Relish as an option. I was intrigued by the idea of tapas. The food is over priced, salty, and overall terrible. I wouldn't waste your time or money. The service is good and their wasn't a wait, but after trying that food I understand why their wasn't a wait. I honestly tried it all ( Thai Chicken, empanadas, short ribs, & chorizo) and was disappointed/disgusted with every bit.
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  • great small plates!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We love the ribs... and get that plate every time. We like the sharing concept and the servers bring other plates at a good frequency as not to interrupt the tasting . Also love the Thai chicken . Like it better as a dish that in pastry. Offered both ways.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas are great
    luv4foodVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We love the tapas at Relish. They have a wonderful outdoor area and the food and price are great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.2
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 355 reviews are from the RELISH Modern Tapas reviews archive.
  • Always love coming back ...
    RegularsVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We have dined at RMT several times, and always enj coming back. The food, as usual, was great. Service was decently paced, given we were in no hurry. It was a fabulous day to sit outside and enjoy food, wine, and dessert. One does not get too many of those in mid-July! Thanks to Tim for taking good care of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Avg dining if you run out of ideas
    Food4life
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Uninspiring experience. Unlike any tapas bar for real. Flatbread w/sauce from a cheap spaghetti sauce jar. Server was nice however trying to get us to order dessert before been finishing eating what was on the table. One off the list....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food - But Overpriced
    Flybone89
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was our first visit to Relish for anniversary dinner before movie. Initial impressions were not very good. The decor reminded me of Chipotle - the feel was cold and noisy. And you will likely be near or on top of another group if you dine here - not recommended for privacy. Outdoor seating looked nicer though. The service was ok - since Tapas restaurants are not common in area - it would have been nice if the server had been more helpful in understanding the menu and making recommendations. But she simply showed up and asked "are you ready to order?" Menu was very limited and plates were expensive to sample. What we did order tasted good - better than expected based on initial impressions - but not good enough to justify the price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    WineTime
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Relish is a place you want to go back to and a place you will want to share.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always disappointing
    BoneldaVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    As much as I want to like this restaurant, it is always disappointing. The food is just okay, and the service is spotty. This time we ate outside, which was nice. We ordered a variety of small dishes. The worst incident was when the waitress dumped a whole tray of dirty dishes next to our table, leaving an unappetizing mess on the patio. She cleaned it up---but it was not a good scene. We had to ask for clean plates and the service seemed harried, although the place was nearly empty.
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  • Terrific dining experience
    WinoVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We had a terrific dinner date. Located right next to the Regal cinemas, we went to a movie, then dinner/drinks. Don't miss the Asian bbq ribs or Sarah's espresso martinis. Sundays are 1/2 price wine day too...all day.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small Portions Delight
    jeat
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We have been here numerous times and enjoy the ability to try a variety of small dishes to please the palate. They have added some new items such as Catalan Spinach which was delightful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Use to be better
    catire98
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food in this place was very good when it open but I have noticed that it has not kept up with quality. Fish tacos used to be done with a good mahi-mahi and last time it was Cod. The risotto was dry. The location and ambient are top notch but twice in a row the dining experience has been less than great at it was last time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lights out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Had dinner reservation at 7:15, which turned out to be wholly unnecessary. My guuest and I had a lot of catching up to do and ordered some sangria, which was pretty decent. I think our poor waitress got tired of checking back in if we were ready to order food, whihc we did get around too eventually. About 9:10pm the lights went out in the other half of the restaurant. We asked what was going on and heard, "Well, we do close at 9 oclock" 9 o'clock? Really? Although we were welcome to sit in the half-dark, virtually empty restaurant, we took the hint and left. The food was mediocre and not as good as the kitchen's ambitions. Would I go back? Probably - one visit doesn't always give an accurate picture, but I won't go out of my way to
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  • Great food, great service
    WinoVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We had the filet and bbq ribs...everything was wonderful including the espresso martini we had for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food
    Jalal
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The food is a fresh taste explosion. I'll be going back. You should too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improved menu is great
    Doris
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Each time we go we have a new combination of food to try. We love the new items the chef has put on the menu. The Valentines meal was awesome. We had a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was good. Portions were small, consistent with the name Tapas. Pricey. Good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick Bites.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    If you are looking for a place that provides large portions, this isn't the place. Despite the smaller sizes, the food still delivers a big plate taste. Small and cozy, you'll feel a nice intimacy. I enjoyed the tacos the most of this menu, that's a must try. A tad bit pricey for the small portions but not outrageous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpectedly Fantastic!
    Jason
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great all around menu, multiple choices for all palettes. Fantastic food, good atmosphere, waitress was mediocre. Chef was friendly, and personally checked each table for satisfaction. Not only will I be going back, I just may become a weekly regular!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $100 not worth it!
    OcasionalDiner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I dont ever do reviews. But here it is. Would say i liked the atmoshere they have created. Was nice having a female solo acoustic act playing nice music for Valentines Day. But if your gonna offer a 4 course meal at a 4 star price. Please train your staff on how to properly serve their customers. Every new course was brought to our table while our old dirty ones were still on the table. Also we had to ask them to please remove the dirty ones. Then the dreaded diner question. Are you still working on it? Once again they brought our dessert to table and they actualy had to set it on the table and push the plate into our dinner plates to allow it to fit. At this point i was furius! We wont be back.
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  • Oustanding service and food.
    tapaslover
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Oustanding service and food. Drink Prices are a bit high, but delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stick to drinks and lighter fare
    1ronMonkey
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    My wife and I went to relish for the first time to celebrate her new job. The drinks, especially the martinis, were great and the signature salad and flat breads excellent. I wasn't as impressed with the "big plate" fare. The breading on the spicy shrimp and calamari was too heavy and the quality of the tuna steak lacking. The tuna steak was very sinewy. This is the perfect place for drinks and a snack before/after a movie at Regal but not the greatest to fill up for dinner. Also, the tapas tend to be pricey and add up in a hurry!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was just OK
    StephR
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Food was OK, a bit pricey for what you get. Would not have been a fan of the bill if we hadn't had a groupon.
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  • Very flavorful
    deejal01VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Trio of soups included French onion, tomato bisque, and potato leek...all were well-prepared and served at the appropriate temperature. The pintxos ordered included the seared ahi tuna on a crostini, the beef, cilantro shrimp, and were all very flavorful. The main courses were seafood paella and chicken and chorizo paella. Both paellas were served at the appropriate temperature and were extremely well-prepared and tasty.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention to detail
    BizLunch
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Interesting menu, fresh atmosphere. Not sure we got good value for our lunch selections. Smaller size portions, we added soup to our order but onion soup tasted stale, over salty and sour. Creme Brûlée was excellent. Service was slow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoy eating at Relish...
    BAL1234VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Great place to eat for a vegetarian/vegan...Try the spinach, it's wonderful...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs some improvement
    CintiDiner
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The live music was too loud for a conversation. Our waitress moved us to a more quiet location. She was warm and friendly. Service staff in general were good except for the used knife dropped in my lap. We decided on the NY eve special for 3 of us ($35 each). The soups were good though a bit thick. The salad was very nice. Appetizers in general were good, but the chicken wings were boring with no sauce provided. Some of the servings seemed prepared in advance and had sat too long to be served. We arrived at 9:10 for an 8:30 reservation. The lamb was good, but the pasta was sticky and clunked. The duck was well cut,but lacked noticeable sauce or flavoring. The flank steak entrée was a general error and deducted from our bill. Expected more.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pass
    Diningout
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Hostess/seating leaves much to be desired. Very disorganized. Had a reservation but no table was available. Shoved into a bar table with 2 young kids. Had to wait long periods for everything because our server was also the bartender. The food was overall just okay. the flatbread is a signature item. I'm not sure why. The duck and ribs were very good.The risotto was horrible. Difficult to wade through the menu. This is not a place to go out of your way to get to.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Where was our service?
    SamFreVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    In summary, my girlfriend and I were so dissatisfied with our service we walked out without ordering any food. To honest, they were lucky we had the patience to wait the additional SIX minutes to simply pay for our drinks before leaving. In 45 minutes, our waiter appeared only to take drink orders and drop off two bottled beers. He never came back until we were leaving. The bartender ran from the bar when she saw me coming, and the rest of the employees flat-out ignored us as they had their own private conversation. No tapas, no service, no good experiences and no tip. See Google review for more in-depth review.
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  • Good variety
    WinoVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    We visited for the first time and really enjoyed ourselves. The menu had a great variety of choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet