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
437 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (359)good for groups (239)great for outdoor dining (224)vibrant bar scene (174)hot spot (157)special occasion (155)great for lunch (143)fit for foodies (103)neighborhood gem (101)late-night find (73)kid-friendly (64)romantic (50)great for brunch (32)notable wine list (12)Show More
  • We had a great time. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    We had a great time. The food was great, atmosphere was awesome and we didn't have to ask our waiter Brian for anything twice. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • was disappointed since the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    was disappointed since the noise level is quite high, the TV sets did not have captions on them. Reommended to the Manager they activate this option on all TV's
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you want excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    If you want excellent food at pub prices, this is the place to go. Fantastic view of the river enhanced the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Recommend 4 out of 5 stars
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/20/2012
    Overall, we had a wonderful experience. We were a party of 6 and with reservations was seated immediately. The food was a pleasant surprise. I was expecting a typical bar food menu and it was so much more. In our group we had everything from a burger to surf and turf. All was presented very well and the taste was even better. The courses were correctly paced which is not the case in many other restaurants. On the negative, one in our party is lactose intolerant and despite clearly requesting "No Cheese", the sandwich was delivered with cheese and had to go back. The noise level is very high. The server seemed new and was a little unsure at times. Overall, I would highly recommend giving it 4 out of 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Gem in downtown Cincinnati
    Lars
    Dined on 3/20/2012
    Great location on the riverfront. Park will be finished soon and provide even better views. Nice selection of beers and food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great riverfront addition
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/20/2012
    Had a wonderful lunch with an outstanding view of the Ohio River and Suspension Bridge - it will be even better when construction is finished on a strip of park (with a fountain) just between the restaurant and the river. Two levels of dining to enhance views; tables are moveable to accommodate party size, and a semi-private room can seat a large group. The food was great, varied and moderately priced - local meats and some brewery-friendly specialties (the beer-can chicken melt is delicious), and the great beer is brewed on-site (at least one table has a tap in the center). Very accessible with garage ($5) directly underneath (with elevator), and it is just a few steps from Great American Ballpark. We will be returning soon for dinner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs Work
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2012
    After sitting at our table for 15 minutes, it took my asking for a server before someone came. It turned out our server had a large party at a nearby table; the floor manager should have given him help. The noise level was deafening; it was hard to hear the 2 other people at my table. The food was excellent, but pricey. Despite ordering 3 full dinners, they didn't even put bread on the table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The ambiance is very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    The ambiance is very good with spectacular views. A nice addition to the bar scene. Excellent selection of beers. I would stick to bar food. The regular menu items tended to the heavy side, apparently a nod to the German theme. The spaetzel and brussel sprouts were particularly heavy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We loved everything, food,
    WorstTableGreatServer
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    We loved everything, food, decor, view. The server was fabulous
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very noisy. Hard to have a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    Very noisy. Hard to have a conversation. No acoustics. Good food and service
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed the ambiance! Look
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    Enjoyed the ambiance! Look forward to our next dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nowhere to go but UP!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    The menu is extensive and the food is very good. However it is quite pricey ($11 for a burger!) The restaurant is very, very, loud, so don't plan on having any intimate conversations. Also, since the restaurant is new, the wait staff is still green as the grass. They aren't yet familiar with the menu offerings and they all seem nervous and overwhelmed. I expect things will improve once the staff gains more experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went on St. Patricks Day-
    GretchenVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    We went on St. Patricks Day- it was very crowded, but service was still great and the food was very good!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WHAT ?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    food was great however the noise level was extreme. unable to converse without shouting- and i mean it. it was st. patricks day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time back. Very reasonable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Second time back. Very reasonable pricing in a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's only been open for 3
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    It's only been open for 3 weeks, so I hope the great stuff continues. Service was prompt, food was great and, of course, the in-house brewed beer was excellent. The beer menu, wine list and food menus are extensive. Can't wait to go back and try a variety of items. If you are a foodie or consider yourself a beer connoisseur, this is a must-try.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Fantastic! We got there 45 minutes but they took us right away. Had to wait several minutes for our waiter but finally they reailzied who they thought had our table wasn't ther yet, after that the service was great. Waiter was very knowledgable about the menu and able to answer our questions. Can't wait to go back and try out their outside seating.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thus place was so awesome,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    Thus place was so awesome, the service was wonderful and the atmosphere was so very lively. Great beer selection!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a wonderful dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    We had a wonderful dining experience. We will be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Notes for Reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    The reservation on-line was extremely helpful although I mentioned it was my wife's birthday and nothing special was done...candy on the table / happy birthday / house glass of wine. I was a little dissappointed. Overall a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The beer, food and atmosphere
    amymarie24
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    The beer, food and atmosphere was amazing. We had a seat by the window, but you would have a spectacular view from anywhere in the place. It was a bit loud (the Friday before St. Patrick's Day, so no surprise) and the server wasn't very familiar with the beer selection (which I thought was odd, for a Lager House) but the overall experience was great. We were very excited for this place to open and will be back soon! It's great to see the local beer business thriving again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waitress was very friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    Waitress was very friendly and helpful, food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, awesome atmosphere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    Great food, awesome atmosphere! Good service, too.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first time at
    ClaraandJimVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    This was our first time at this brand new restaurant. We were very pleased with the food, the decor and our server. Our only negative comment was that we were having a late lunch and they wanted to seat us at a table with no view even though the restaurant was half empty. The hostess told us that the empty tables were "reserved". My husband insisted on a better table and the other hostess obliged. No one showed up to occupy any of the "reserved" tables while we were there, so there was no reason to make us unhappy other than lack of common sense.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was awesome! Great addition
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    It was awesome! Great addition to the Banks. All ten people attending raved about their food choices and said they would come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food is good. The view is great
    NYCvisitorVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2012
    What a view. The food was good and very reasonably priced but the river front view is truly terrific. This place will be packed once we're into baseball season.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was excited to try out the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/14/2012
    I was excited to try out the Lager House since it was a new attraction to Cincinnati. I think overall the experience was good. The food was good, so was the beer, the only complaint I would have was that the service was a little sub-par. It was by no means terrible, but little things were missed, our water glasses were never refilled, the wrong drink size was brought to us, after we got the food we never saw our waiter again until he asked if we were ready for the bill, things like that. I just count that as them working out the kinks since they only opened 2 weeks ago. It will not stop me from going back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Way too loud and I was unable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/14/2012
    Way too loud and I was unable to have a conversation without yelling at a person sitting next to me. I had to wear my sunglasses to block the setting sun streaming in, it would have been nice if there were shades pulled down. The food was good and delivered to the table quickly, but over-priced. Made reservations for the middle of the week to miss the larger weekend crowds, suggest you do the same.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great beer selection and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/13/2012
    Great beer selection and the food was delicious. The open design also made it feel like you were not in a typical Cinci restaurant. Loved it!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Staff from the Hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/13/2012
    The Staff from the Hostess to Busboys to Servers were extremely friendly and warm. The Food took longer than usual to be delivered, although our Server was apologetic for the delay. The food came out hot as well, so we know it wasn't sitting out. Nice menu selection, something for everyone. The view is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic