Red Roost Tavern
Red Roost Tavern

Red Roost Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cincinnati.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/RedRoostTavern.html
  • Phone: 5133544121
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bernard Foster
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Red Roost Tavern's Chef's Table offers semi-private dining, steps away from the open kitchen, for up to 14 guests. The Chef's Table is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Advanced reservations are highly recommended.
  • Private Party Contact: Kenneth Mendelsohn 5133544121x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elm Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Red Roost Tavern's downtown location offers a selection of parking options to choose from including hotel valet, street metered parking or a variety of parking garages within close walking distance and accessible through the city skywalk.
A word from Red Roost Tavern
Red Roost Tavern or rTr is a nod to providing locally sourced food and spirit in a relaxing and inviting atmosphere where one or even a crowd may unwind.

The menu is based on our food philosophy: “Food Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served. Serving food that is good for your health, community, and planet.”
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Red Roost Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (6)special occasion (4)good for groups (3)neighborhood gem (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)great for lunch (1)notable wine list (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • New with potential
    rozzie
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Spacious, good looking. Valet parking at the Hotel entrance. Eclectic menu anything from flatbreads and burgers to full entrees like dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inventive Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    This was our first visit and we were very impressed. Very comfortable, attentive service and wonderful food. We were there for lunch and I must say the short rib sandwich was among the best I have ever had. We will be back as the menu has some very interesting items waiting to be tried.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great first experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    The restaurant was the perfect place to take my family - one vegetarian, two gluten-frees and three meat-eating carb lovers. The most outstanding dish was the short-rib pappardelle. My vegetarian loved the grit cake with fava beans. The restuarant happily substitued a gluten-free crust for the flatbread and burger dishes we ordered. The restuarant is beautiful--elegant and contemporary. The staff is a little young/green but extremely friendly and accomodating, and answered a range of questions about ingredients and food preparation. The staff treated our table to a complementary dessert in honor of a special occasion we were celebrating. They really went above & beyond!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    bszwedaVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    The food was good - the menu creative. I had salmon with a mustard glaze and grapefruit butter sauce ($26). That came with a choice of 2 sides. I took the quinoa with cherries and almonds and the cauliflower with raisins and pine nuts. Since those sides separately cost $6 and $5 respectively I found it good deal. My friend had chicken with a rosemary lemon jus ($22) and for his two sides the quinoa and roasted potatoes. The dinner service was kind of slow in terms of the kitchen and the restaurant was freezing cold, but the food was good. As a hotel guest I was back for breakfast the next morning and the buffet had a lot of options which I enjoyed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was OK but service needs work
    chungclanVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Went to check out this new spot in a downtown hotel, with high expectations which were sadly unmet. The food was actually quite good overall. The summer succotash was outstanding and the halibut was fresh, white, and well-seasoned. These 2 dishes pretty much saved the meal. I love that they are serving local products such as smoking goose meats and capriole cheese, but our server was unable to tell us the provenance of each. Meat and cheese plates each came with identical accompaniments A chutney on the cheese plate or pickle with the meats would have distinguished these. And don't serve buttered bread with charcuterie! There are many outstanding choices in this price range downtown right now, there's not much here I would return for.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Read the City Beat review,
    oyster
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Read the City Beat review, they were spot on. Every dish we ordered was enjoyable, always looking for memorable, and would go back for the short rib flat bread, Halibut, rib eye, and the mint Julep. I was surprised that I knew the young man who prepared our meals, (Winn), he is very talented. I have been in the high end side of the industry since the last supper, not his relative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Red Roost Tavern
    PRfoodie
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    We had read good reviews in CityBeat and decided to try the restaurant. Thinking we would need reservations, I called numerous times but no one picked up - not even when the Hyatt front desk forwarded my call. Only the bar was busy. There were no specials for the evening. Entrees on the menu were limited to 1 chicken, 2 fish, 1 pork and 1 steak selection plus some pasta and burgers. The wine list was unimpressive. When my friend ordered a French chardonnay, we were informed that they were out of that selection. My friend then ordered the Italian rosé. They were unable to find that wine. The manager apologized and gave us a 15% discount. Our food, the pork loin and the halibut, was ordinary. A poor dining experience all around.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised
    MonkeyboyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    On a whim, we decided to try Red Roost Tavern. The food was incredible. The corn soup was smooth, flavorful and topped off with a tomato jam. The cedar plank salmon was cooked perfectly, and finished with a mustard grapefruit sauce. The server was unassuming and helpful. It's a shame Cincinnati hasn't discovered this new restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Cincyfan
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    I ordered the 'free-range chicken, succotash and new potatoes" - EXCELLENT! My food was perfectly prepared and presented. The service was professionally attentive and everyone pitched in and made sure that our drinks were filled at all times - and we just had water. I'll be back in Cincy in two weeks and I'll be returning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marginal at Best
    DanM
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    I was hoping for a pleasant experience when I read about a new restaurant with a menu that with the idea of local ingredients thoughtfully prepared. The garden vegetable soup was one step above Campbell's. The two small crab cakes I was served didn't warrant the $14 price. Main course of the Slow Roasted Pork Loin with cherry & port sauce, Fava Bean and Local Corn Succotash, and Peppered Pappardelle left a lot to be desired. I was presented a plate covered with corn and not quite done Fava beans, a mound of stuck together Pappardelle with the Pork Loin on top and about 6 cherries no port sauce. To top things off, the dining room lacks any character at all, very cold.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Farm to Table Experience
    RedRoost
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We went to the Red Roost Tavern to celebrate Father's Day brunch. What really made the experience for us was the fact that they work with local farmers and, as much as possible, they source locally and organically. The breakfast bar was fantastic, I highly recommend the biscuits and goetta gravy! There was a lot of fresh fruit, cage free scrambled eggs, natural bacon and amazing breakfast potatoes. The chef even stopped out during our meal to make sure that everything was as it should be! This was definitely one the best experiences I have had at a restaurant in a very long time! The seating was comfortable, the food was fantastic and I am definitely planning a return trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best New Restaurant in Cincinnati
    Roonicus
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    I stopped in to the Red Roost Tavern for lunch and I was blown away. It has a great modern look and amazing atmosphere. The service was quick and friendly and the food was absolutely incredible (short ribs on a pretzel bun, fries, and a slice of strawberry shortcake) . I found out all their food is locally sourced which is a cool bonus; I cannot wait to go back with clients and coworkers to try the other items on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining done right.
    Neverender19
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    The food, the service, the brand new product that they are offering is outstanding. I love the feeling of the restaurant as well as the menu. I would recommend that anyone come in to dine at Red Roost Tavern. The menu is thrilling and the new Farm to Table concept is something that should be observed everywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.