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
375 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (307)good for groups (205)great for outdoor dining (180)vibrant bar scene (149)hot spot (146)special occasion (128)great for lunch (105)fit for foodies (97)neighborhood gem (87)late-night find (61)kid-friendly (44)romantic (43)great for brunch (22)notable wine list (9)Show More
  • Goody
    Goody
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had awesome table outside with gorgeous view of the river. Food and service was excellent. I don't think I'd ever want to dine INSIDE though. Way too loud. I don't think my husband and I could have carried on a conversation and hear one another. Open Table reservations was awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I had a great table with a great view. We enjoyed the beer and my chicken salad was fantastic! My husband had pork chop said it was good but needed to be browned and a little too sweet for him. All in all we had a wonderful dining experience and plan on coming again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Problem free
    Chief
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife & son went down for dinner. Everything was great including the beer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, 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, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Anniversary dinner...horrible choice. I thought it would be nice to eat and hit the river walk. 'Overpriced sports bar' was the term my wife used. I understood what she meant after she had to repeat herself a couple dozen times during our meal. Great for a group, but won't return for a 2 top.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Birthday dinner
    Saturday9694
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a vey nice meal. Service was good. It's a little loud on the main floor, but view made up for it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great lunch spot downtown
    LauraVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a great lunch here at the Lager House. Our server, Bea was very friendly and professional. The brewer stopped by our table to see how we liked the beers. Across the board, a very nice restaurant with a great view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    klktbearVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We always enjoy coming to Moerlein. The food and service is always top notch. Great job.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • superb
    Mudd
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Delightful choice as we were from out of town. Great service got us well taken care of in plenty of time to make our evening venue without feeling rushed. Disappointing that soup of the day ran out so early in the evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost always
    blongacre7
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We almost always have a great experience at the MLH. Occasionally we have had less than friendly hostess and wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4onthefloor
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food was excellent. Service even better. Great place to eat before a Reds game. Park underneath the restaurant, take elevator to plaza level, and you are there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant, as always
    RegularsVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Million dollar view, good beer ... What else do you want?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Good Brewpub
    JBMWVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food was very good and I had one of the best burgers that I have ever eaten - based on the recommendation of our server. The beers are okay but worth trying and the cocktail are great. The menu had enough for my kids to pick from and it was a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • just ok
    chris
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Meat and cheese board appetizer was good, beer can chicken sandwich was not, barely any meat on it. Just soggy bread from the cheese. That was our 2nd time there, the first time we tried the flat bread pizzas and we were very disappointed. Maybe its just a place to get a beer before the game.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodlover
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I dined for lunch with family, who were in from out of town, before heading to a Red's game. They had never been to Moerlein so I thought it would be a great option! I was right! We were seated immediately despite being very early for our reservation, our service was great! The server was very patient with all of the questions about the beer and food from my family members and very helpful choosing something that would suit their tastes! I knew I made a great choice, I am looking forward to my next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Moerlein has very good fish! The chocolate cheesecake was also very good but for the price a little disappointing. At the top of the menu it says that the dessert is large enough to share but tasty enough you won't want to. The cheesecake was $7 so I was expecting a decent size piece to match the hefty price. However, the size of the cheesecake was very disappointing. It was gone in a few small bites and shared by 2.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Debra D.
    Love2havelunch
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Enjoyed our lunch our food and server were great, view of the park and river were also a plus.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect weeknight date night
    Susie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My boyfriend and I scheduled a 7:30pm reservation (requested a view) on a Thursday and arrived early. We had drinks in the bar. The bartenders were attentive and pleasant. For dinner, the waitress was prompt, pleasant and timed our service well. We ordered an appetizer, two entrees and drinks from the bar. Everything was correctly delivered and looked as expected. The food quality was very good-the spices, sauces and sides were well-portioned and well-seasoned. Everything was as promised, looked good, tasted very good and was of good value. I would not hesitate to go there again for business or personal dining or happy hour. After dinner, we took a walk in the park at the Banks along the river and sat in the swings-lovely date night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Staff was very friendly and accommodating to our needs. There was a loud table celebrating a trophy and they were justifiably robust however they ruined the ambiance for everyone near them ( don't you have separate rooms for these kind of groups ? ). The noise level over all in the restaurant was far too loud. Rock music unneccesary. Friendly waitress relocated us outside for an atmosphere wherin we could at least hear each other for a conversation. You have a great location, though, and the parking underground was brilliant !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Timothy Glenn
    tglenn1104
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We took folks from Western & Southern Financial Group for a business dinner and we all greatly enjoyed the food. Place was gorgeous, food was great and service was good. I would go there again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before concert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Ate dinner here before the Jason Aldean concert while the place was packed the service was still good and the food was really good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Takes Reservations !!
    CarolPmsVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A good idea to make a reservation when things will be hopping around the ballpark or the stadium or US Bank Arena. We were going to the concert & were happy to have these seats. We had an afternoon reservation & arrived early but were seated promptly. It was the middle of the day & the place was not very full. Food was marginal though -- not much meat on my sandwich. Sweet potato chips were DELICIOUS !! Admittedly, we are not beer drinkers so I cannot address that.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Curt
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Been here a few times. It is always good food. It is my families go to spot on the Banks.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but noisy
    diner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Way too noisy due to acoustics and crowd. Had to yell through dinner. They added music to make it even louder. Could hear bass but that was it. On the upside, no one could hear your conversation. Service was a little slow. Nice place and food was good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They need management on duty
    iamTOG
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Loved the View, Food great, Beer outstanding, Waitress very nice but her support staff....sloppy and non professional! We got seated quickly and the Waitress who it seemed to be the only "Wait Staff" working on the 2nd floor outside, looked overwhelmed but she stopped by our table and asked if we wanted a drink to start with. She left to order and what seemed like 10 minutes later, we see a support staff person carrying two beers like the ones we ordered looking around like he was lost. I finally waved my hand and told him I think those are our beers. Waitress came back, again very nice polite and helpful and we gave her our order. Salads came in a timely fashion but before we had even taken two bites, our entrees came. Sad indeed!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Declining
    Luvfoodandwine
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We've dined at the lager house many times. Never have had great service. Have had our meal comped more than once, without asking, which means the service is recognized to be bad. This time it was the birthday of a good friend who recently passed so a group went. One person ordered a filet, it came burnt and she asked to have it remade. It never came back out. The other 8 people had finished their meals when finally someone out with a to go container and said they would take care of it. What I am not sure since she really never received her food. What was in the container wasn't even what she had ordered. She was irate. I am sure that couple will never return, and the handling of the situation didn't sit well with anyone. It is too bad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinnertime
    Dinnertime
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Enjoy the vegetarian dishes that are on the menu and also the willingness of the staff to assist with the any allergy needs of diners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noname1VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We brought East coast guests for lunch - they were quite impressed with the restaurant and the views of the riverfront. The food, as usual, was outstanding.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch before a Red's Game
    IndyT
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great beer, great food, and great view. Love the fact that you can get reservations!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    In town for an event and we were provided this as a recommendation for a place to have our evening meal. As it turned out, it was excellent. Our server was very prompt and knowledgeable and provided us a nice experience. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday for Son
    Bill
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is about the 3rd time we have been to this restaurant and it was very good. The only disappointment was that there was no chef special this time. Even without that the food was Fantastic for 3 out of 4 of us. I had the meatloaf and it was really good, not the best I have had but very very good. My son had the Porkbelly dinner and that was excellent. My wife had the Fish and Chips and that was excellent and then my Daughter had the Salmon and that was the only item that was not so good. It was dry and next to no flavor. It was still a very good time since we had drinks and the 3 meat and cheese tray along with an order of the pretzels. 2 hours of good food and company.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had a good time before the Reds game. Excellent service
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It was a great place to eat and drink before going to a reds game.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our dinner came out much later than expected, especially given they were relatively simple orders. All of the staff was extremely apologetic and Moerlein even picked up the tab. This type of service will keep me coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    tirefire
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    There was a concert and a baseball game going on just up the street and we couldn't hear either of them. Nice atmosphere and good view of the river and Kentucky across the river.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The front desk was very friendly and the table was ready on time. Our food was good but the noise level is very high and hard to hear.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • July 10, 2014 After Reds Game
    judyk
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    If you just want a little something to accompany their microbrew beer, be sure to order the beer cheese, warm and creamy and served with warm soft pretzel bread. We also ordered dinner. The short ribs were incredible as was the flatbread and I highly recommend them both. The server was very friendly and attentive. There was an open airy feel to the dining room with a great view of the Ohio River. When making reservations, ask to be seated by a window. It was conveniently located 5 to 10 minutes from both the All American Ball Park and our hotel across the Ohio River. The only drawback was the noise level, but it is to be expected in a brew pub/restaurant near the Red's ball park after a game.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner with friends
    Omit
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We had a group of 22 people for dinner. We started with 16 and kept expanding as more showed up. Morelein was very accommodating in letting us expand. We had plenty if room. Food was good - lots of variety. Drink service could have been faster. It was a great night with friends
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and view
    Bootsie
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The fish tacos were very "fishy" and condiments did not complement well. Also shells were soggy and not a good flavor. The grilled cheese with ribs was a roast beef with cheese-not ribs. The Mac and cheese was served cold/part lukewarm on a plate and was not as tasty as last time. I asked for another m & c and it was hot the second time in a cup. The meatloaf was a big slab of ground meat with little flavor. We requested 2nd floor for a better view. Was told that 1st floor had better view so we had a window table by wall for 2 of us - not much view of river and shore line on KY SIDE was nonexistent. We had guests from out of town with us and it was disappointing. Also disappointing was the fact that no points were given for open table!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like stopping in after a game.
    Jude
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Had guest from Chicago and they were impressed , and of course that the Cubs beat the Reds. There 12 year old grandson got to watch the extra innings on the TV there. Happy pleasant time for all. Food is good and so is the beer :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SURE FIRE HIT
    4onthefloor
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    MADE A RESERVATION. TABLE WAS READY WHEN WE ARRIVED. HAD A LEISURELY DINNER PRIOR TO REDS GAME. FOOD WAS EXCELLENT, ALONG WITH THE SERVICE. CONVENIENCE TO REDS GAME A STRONG DRAW. WAS ABLE TO PARK BELOW THE RESTAURANT, THEN TAKE AN ELEVATOR TO THE PLAZA. WILL RETURN BEFORE NEXT REDS GAME FOR SURE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic