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
23 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.6
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (15)fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (10)good for groups (5)great for lunch (4)special occasion (3)late-night find (2)romantic (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • I finally got my husband to try it!
    HutlzeVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    There aren't many non-chain restaurants in the area so I finally convinced my husband to try tapas outside of Europe. The waitress was very helpful and we had a fabulous evening with friends. Sangria was yummy and so was flatbread. Spinach mushrooms didn't have much flavor and the empanades were OK. Mini tacos with chicken were great as was the same chicken as an entree. Free cookies at the end were a nice touch.... They were very accommodating when we asked to have some ingredients omitted, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good as usual
    Scgirl1957
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Never had a bad meal here. Food is consistently tasty and service is quick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    the noise level inside the restaurant was very high.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Relish
    Dryvitman
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Everything that I have ever had at Relish has been very good. Th e service is great, and the atmosphere is relaxing. Probably not a good place for little kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night Must
    lynzloowho
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Food is amazing and fun to share. Be sure to try the original flatbread - it is "to die for."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    This says it all: $2 for a bland (half) deviled egg. We won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a step down
    CincinnatiTim
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Have been there many times before and really enjoyed it. Excellent food and ambiance. This time the food was marginal. The filet was tough and tasteless. The salmon was ok, but not acceptable for a great restaurant. We were very disappointed after many good experiences. The crowd seemed smaller for a Saturday night so I worry this is a trend.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for a date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    RELISH is always good for date night. Their dishes are very flavorful and meant to be shared. Every time we go we have a good dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food!
    mygems
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    This was our second time visiting Relish and was not disappointed. The food is not large so don't expect to walk away with loads of leftovers. However, it is delicious! The short ribs are some of the best ever tasted - highly recommend them! We sat on the patio and it was a beautiful Saturday night. There was live music that was very good and made the night even more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HUGE portions!
    OurAnniversary
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    We were really expecting much smaller portions for a tapas place, and were pleasantly surprised (and stuffed)! Tres Leches for dessert was FABULOUS!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    GoBucks
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    July 6, 2013. First time visit, wanted a new experience, quality time with my wife and good food. Relish delivered on all fronts. Food was exceptional, great variety, right sized portions and the Spanish flair I was hoping for. Ambiance Ok, not as roomy as would of liked, smaller place with tables close, was not busy so it worked perfect and service very timely and professional - explained the food and Spanish experience well. Will return and recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relish - Mason, OH
    cbfromMonroe
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    Excellent food, atmosphere, and service! Every time I go, I try a different tapas, because everything (so far) on the menu is delicious! Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    Had another great dinner at Relish! Just love the tapas -- had the empanadas, spicy shrimp, and fish tacos to share. My kids -- 8 and 6 -- and parents joined us as well. The server was very attentive and being the middle of the week the restaurant was quieter than usual. If you have dessert, try the tres leches cake. My favorite for sure. I will go back again -- much more fun when I have a large group with me, though!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond Expectations
    ehoeyVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    From the website the restaurant looked very elegant, but the food did not seem too creative. Upon recommendations from our server, the food was surprisingly good. Little bites of various plates made our visit memorable. We will be back when in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    Scgirl1957
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    Enjoyable meal of the patio...food was great as was my mango margatini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cookies were free
    JulesgirlVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    But that didn't offset the crazy high prices for food and wine. Quinoa wraps were saved by sauce-otherwise flavorless. Prosciutto flat bread was interesting but prosciutto was just an afterthought. Waited way too long for 4 skimpy fish tacos. Ambience was more corporate dining room than Friday night dinner. Can cross this off the list but we won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but where was our server
    crazyunit
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    My wife and I enjoyed a Tues night at Relish. We split 4 different tapas and enjoyed the m all, especially the stuffed dates. It was not particularly busy but our server was not around. The hostess had to bring me my iced tea after 10 minutes of waiting. He didn't even show up for the check (another server picked it up for him). We have been to Reliah before and never had service like this, which did not even warrant the 18% gratuity added to our bill for using a restaurants.com deal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, fast service!
    foodie615
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    I decided to try a meal different from my usual and thoroughly enjoyed it! As always, the food was great and the service was fast. Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inadequate waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    We have been to Relish many times and were always very happy with the food and service. Not so this time. We went with another couple and ordered a bunch of small bites. They brought everything at the same time, hot, cold, and dumped it all on the table. That's not how you serve Tapas. Then, when we are still eating, she brings us vanilla cookies on the house. The service was a disaster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Service itself was very good, and the first round of food we ordered was almost too quick -- like it had just been sitting out. Mushroom risotto had good flavor, but was barely warm temperature-wise. We ordered two beef empanadas and one spinach... flavor was ok, but there wasn't much filling in any of them. Baby back ribs were by far the best thing we had -- incredibly tender and very tasty. Pasta primavera was ok... very sweet sauce, but nice amount of veggies. I agree with my husband's comment of it being pretty similar to a chain restaurant from a quality standpoint. We had high hopes but were just disappointed, can't see going back. :(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved It
    JillCincy
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    Every single item was excellent. Our server was unobtrusive but attentive. We sat on the patio which is away from traffic noise and just wonderful. We were absolutely delighted with this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Came here for Restaurant week,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    Came here for Restaurant week, I really like the decor of the restaurant and the service was good offering a bottle of wine that went with all the meals, however where Relish fell short was the food. I was served a watermelon gazpacho with shrimp and the shrimp didn't have any flavor, my steak course was overcooked and the greenbeans were a bit hard.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Pleased
    KSimone
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I tried Relish with my family for Mother's Day. My mom got a free cocktail, the food was delicious, and our server was very pleasant. Great wine list, but not as many "by the glass"'s as we would have liked. Our martinis were wonderful, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just right
    SteakVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We have been going back there in the past several years when we are in the area. The amount of one dish is just the right amount, so we can try many different dishes; I think that's what Tapas is. Many other places offer too much in one dish, which I don't care for. They were very crowded this time, but the service was surprisingly quick.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hoping for More
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    This restaurant has a lot of potential, good location and in the right demographic neighborhood. The service was slow and the food was average except for the desserts...they were excellent.The Sangria had no kick at all, think we were drinking fruit punch. I have no complaints on serving size, we actually took leftovers home. This review is not too different from others that I have read, hopefully the management can get make a few tweaks and make this a great and unique restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved it!
    Maria
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    EVERYTHING we ordered was absolute perfection. We loved sharing each other dishes. The food was incredible great selection too. Service was flawless. Can't wait to go back. Highly recommend the flan for dessert best I've had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty, leisurely meal
    CintiBonnieVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    Lunch was around 12:30 on a weekday and Relish was relatively empty. Service was typically slow but pleasant enough. Everyone at our table was pleased with their meals and the yummy flatbread (enough for 4 to share as an appetizer) was great. Little ambiance but perfect for a casual daytime meal as part of a shopping trip or before a movie at the Deerfield Cinema. No need to dress up.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the smaller portions
    Scgirl1957
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Love the smaller portions for the variety and the patio is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting Tapas Menu
    RicoRicanVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    What an excellent restaurant, food is great and atmosphere is outstanding. The sangria is great, the best so far in the area. Great tapas with a twist of modern menu. Will go back anytime with the family, we live an hour away from the restaurant and the trip is worth.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This and that about Relish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Food was very good, but also pricey. Tapas is a great experience as you try a lot of little well prepared bites. Our table enjoyed the Quinoa wraps. We have visited before and really enjoyed the Cuban pork, but it was not on the menu this time. Hummus was not notable. Beers are only by bottle, nothing on tap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always good, never disappoints.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Always good, never disappoints. Very innovative menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but lunchtime here
    amschoeVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2013
    Great food but lunchtime here is never well staffed and the ambiance is lacking. Still love it and well worth th trip for the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great find!! Relish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    What a great find!! Relish is an amazing experience ! The knowledgable staff made our first time experience incredible! Every item we ordered was just as good or better than the before it! We did not Experience one bad bite !! This has become one of my top picks in Cincinnati and will recommend it to all my friends!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food
    deejal01VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Service was excellent. The paella was delicious and a perfect portion. The tres leches cake is excellent and perfectly balanced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • D-lish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    The food was outstanding but the tables were too close together. I felt like we were sitting right on top of the group next to us. Overall a good experience. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic