RELISH Modern Tapas
RELISH Modern Tapas

RELISH Modern Tapas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.relishmoderntapas.com/
  • Phone: 5132046925
  • 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
19 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (11)fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (4)late-night find (4)romantic (3)good for groups (3)notable wine list (2)special occasion (2)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Terrible Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
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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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.2
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 349 reviews are from the RELISH Modern Tapas reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Food
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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
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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
    • Food
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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?
    SamFre
    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
  • Not quite "small plate"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Not exactly what I expected. There were few small plates. They had petite plates and then entre size. Food was good but noise level in room off to right as you enter was very loud.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Szaffi
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I visited this restaurant with my husband. We were both very satisfied with the food and the friendliness of the staff. Our waiter was very very helpful in describing the dishes and making recommendations. I would encourage others to visit this restaurant. It is a great surprise. I plan on returning often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    run2bfit
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Excellent service. Wait Staff attentive to your needs at all times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RELISH Modern Tapas
    RFO2
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    I had the tapas selection; spouse had the lunch special with soup & empenadas. Both of us enjoyed the meal -- a departure from the ordinary Cincinnati fare. Good job, RELISH!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Tapas Restaurant
    edchair
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    My wife and I stopped for Tapas. This is not the typical tapas restaurant with dozens of selections. In fact, our favorites were the small tacos. But the dishes were well prepared and very tasty. I certainly recommend this restaurant.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Food was very nice as was
    dans
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Food was very nice as was the wine. I wish they had more selections by the glass. I missed them at the ATP this year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was just ok. The soup
    outtoeatVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Food was just ok. The soup was very good. Have had much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun offerings - tapas!
    LookinforPizzainChiVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    I love any place that offers tapas. The tapas here did not seem fresh. I got the distinct impression things were made ahead and heated over. Even the tapas that came out a bit later, one being mushrooms, which hold heat long after cooking, were only luke-warm. I think the offerings have the potential to be something special, but it just didn't rise to that level for us. Given that it's a 25 minute drive, and there are a number of better options in the area, I wouldn't choose RELISH again, I'm sorry to say. Our server was great. She was very, very sweet, attentive and professional.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable Neighborhood Spot!
    JinabinaVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    One of my favorite "go to" places. You must be patient. Service is often slow. Have an extra glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic find
    RuthVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Went to Relish for the first time and loved it! We've been to Spain many times and love the tapas scene. Relish offers a very authentic twist on this small plate idea with the plenty of flexibility to suit all tastes. Even kept my veggie daughter happy :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    Dryvitman
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    I could stay there all night as they keep delivering the tapas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ribs great
    John
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    My wife and I found the restaurant quite enjoyable. Service was great. The ribs van spicy shrimp were outstanding. The calamari was exceptionally chewy. Probably not cooked fast enough. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate