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The Golden Lamb
The Golden Lamb

The Golden Lamb Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.goldenlamb.com
  • Phone: (513) 932-5065
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday Lunch: 11am-3pm
    Saturday & Sunday Brunch 8a - 3pm

    Monday - Saturday Dinner 4:30pm - 9pm
    Sunday Dinner 4:30pm - 8pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Ben Toney
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Offers 6 private dining rooms ranging from 8 to 85 seating capacity.
  • Private Party Contact: DeDe Bailey (513) 932-5065
  • Entertainment: Thursday & Saturday evenings

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet offered on major holidays. Please call to confirm.
A word from The Golden Lamb
The Golden Lamb, Ohio's oldest inn and restaurant, serves classic American cuisine in an elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere. Visit the Blackhorse Tavern for more casual dining. Private and banquet rooms are available with customizable menus.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "We had an excellent dinner on a slow Monday evening. Food was excellent and service was not rushed. Good value for the meal."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We were seated immediately at a lovely table by the window. The staff welcomed us and provided a sample appetizer tray because it was our first time at the restaurant. We felt a genuine appreciation for our business! Our waitress was friendly and attentive, not overbearing. Our food was excellent and presented in an appealing way. The manager came over and welcomed us as well, which was a nice touch; he demonstrated a very outgoing personality. We truly enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere at the Golden Lamb. We understand why so many people speak so highly of this landmark. We will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Great to be in a restaurant with good food and such historic memorabilia; dining place of the presidents"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Great history. The employees were very welcoming. We were given a free appitizer because it was our first time visiting. The food was wonderful. Definatly will go back for another visit."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food is incredible with great service. The history of the location goes back to the early 1800 with over a dozen presidents staying even starting back then. If you want to impress for food, history and ambiance in a casual atmosphere, look no further. It is worth a trip just to enjoy."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We booked an overnight stay as well as dinner at the Golden Lamb. The people at the Golden Lamb are very attentive and even remember one's name from one's reservation. It is a very special place and a wonderful place to dine. The food was delicious and the service was superb!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "WHat a GREAT time we had. Our table, service & food were all outstanding. Each year, nine of us meet at The Golden Lamb. We all are retirees & worked together in the 80's & our annual lunch is a chance to get together, talk & enjoy everyone's company. This was the 5th year & we have always come to The Golden Lamb. Thank you to THe Golden Lamb for always making our lunch experience wonderful & perfect. We will see you next year too. A special thanks to Neil, our server, who was so gracious & attentive to all our needs, including picture taking! Marianne Hauck"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My husband and I were very pleased with the entire meal at dinner. We loved the lunch menu. Service was excellent at both meals. We will definitely come back again to celebrate an anniversary!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "First time diner here at the restaurant! Good good and great environment. Only gripe is the price. I didn't think the food was a great value. My portion was fairly small for a $23 meal. I guess you pay a little extra for the experience."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We enjoyed both the tavern for lunch and the dining room for dinner. Food was very good and well prepared with a selection that can please any interest. Will return!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Food and service were both as remembered. Wonderful. I just wish they still had the peanut butter pie they had years ago."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Our now 15th annual college alum luncheon was superb. Some had not seen each other in 52 years this time; it was made even better by your pleasant gentleman server who was delightfully accomodating in every way. KUDOS TO HIM! We feel that the GL's product is exceptional. No rush, no fuss, great gourmet food at reasonable prices are the Golden Lamb's signature reasons for our annual return dining. The banana cream pie is a must! Open Table is the facilitator for easy pre-planning with our requests ALWAYS happily accomodated by the GL management."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This lovely place is like returning to a day in our great grandparents world. Luckily, the food remains current, well chosen and good! A great place to show young ones another world."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Once again we brought another couple here for Sunday lunch and everything was wonderful. It is so nice to have quality and a home town gem all in the same restaurant. And to top it off is the historic charm that make everyone feel at home. Thanks again. Reggie"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This is where we go for special occasions. As a couple or to take out friends."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We always have an enjoyable experience dining at The Golden Lamb. The food is outstanding, the service is excellent, with friendly, competent servers. The ambience is lovely, with all of the historic trappings displayed in a peaceful setting. The menu has a nice variety, so that one can try something different, and not be disappointed, each time. The Signature Salad is always wonderful, and a personal favorite is the Free-Range Roasted Turkey Breast dinner. The Great Northern Bean Soup was exquisite! We also enjoy browsing in the Gift Shop after dining."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Food was great and atmosphere and service was great."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Even though all the entrees on the menu look and sound delicious, I can't get past the turkey dinner! It is SOOOOO good. This time the turkey was especially delicious. My husband had the walleye--loved it--and my neice had the ribs-cleaned her plate. We also had dessert, which we usually don't do but just couldn't resist. Perfect way to end a fabulous meal!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been patrons of the Golden Lamb since the late 60's. There have been so many progressions in the restaurant there. We were pleasantly surprised to experience this new(to us) menu and type of service. It fits into a fine dining category. The variety of offerings and portion sizes were perfect for healthy eating practices. The presentation was upscale. The food, service and setting met with our liking. The only negative comment we had of the facility was that the carpets and floor coverings look very tired. Replacing them would really give a lift to this classic facility. We will return soon to enjoy another nice meal in a great setting!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Our dining experience was outstanding. was there to celebrate my mothers and my birthdays. The service was exceptional, the waitress was very patient and friendly. The atmosphere was relaxed and elegant. Would definitely recommend. Was there a few months ago with my daughter having lunch in the tavern, and the experience was just as wonderful."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Try anything on the menu that has a golden lamb or signature stamp; you will not go wrong."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We recently visited The Golden Lamb for my wife's birthday and couldn't have been happier with our experience. The food was fantastic, the service was great, and you couldn't find a better setting (especially for a history buff like myself). Overall, a wonderful experience. I would recommend The Golden Lamb to literally everybody."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Lebanon has an oldie but goodie in the Golden Lamb as a place with a Nostalgic past and a stoic presence. Great place for a nice brunch/Lunch for a business meeting setting . The salads were great and the service was par."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great food and service. I highly recommend both the restaurant and the inn in which it is located!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Nice way to enjoy a good meal surrounded by history. Make sure to try the house salad with their celery seed dressing. We can't get enough of it!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food was well presented and prepared. Will return for other special events."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went with friends who were visiting from out of state and had a wonderful experience. We arrived early as we didn't realize the shops in town closed at 5:00 so we decided to have a pre-dinner drink in the tavern after visiting the gift shop. It was very quaint and the service was outstanding. We went upstairs for dinner and the ambience, service and food were perfect! We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Excellent food and good service with a nice historic background."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The Golden Lamb is fantastic! Put this on your to do list. Outstanding food and lots of history. After dinner go upstairs check out the hotel it's very neat. Highly recommend the lamb, it was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Went for the burger and beer pairing. The "burger" was BBQ pulled chicken (?) with an IPA. I tried their regular beef burger. Ordered it medium and it came well done. Was still good. Very nice brioche bun and fresh cut fries dusted with parmesan cheese. Delish! Acoustic guitar player in the Black Horse Tavern (the GL's bar) was a nice touch. Gavin the bartender was spot on. Will definitely go again. Menu looked very good!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Met friends in from out of town, Golden lamb was a unique place they had not been before. Very good menu choices, service was excellent and food was very good. A very nice experience"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We have been visiting the Golden Lamb for brunch lately. The choices are wonderful. I tend to order the omelet with the biscuit and apple butter and the most amazing breakfast potatoes. My husband had the French toast. The coffee is fantastic and our cups were kept full. I love the ambience of the dining room and always take a little tour of the hotel. When you go up to the second floor, you can go outside and sit on the balcony. After your meal, you can stroll around downtown Lebanon and walk off the calories!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "If you are seeking a place with good food, expertly prepared, and properly served, this is the place for you. The ambiance is wonderful and it is possible to conduct quiet conversations while dining. It is a restaurant and inn where wonderful memories are made!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food, atmosphere and service is great at the Golden Lamb! If you are north of Cincinnati you have to go. The food was delicious and service was great. After we ate we showed our friends the famous rooms where US presidents and other famous people stayed. This place is a gem, not to be missed!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was our first time to Cincinnati so I looked up what to do and this was on the "50 things to do in Cincinnati" It was wonderful food was good and the staff was awesome even though it seemed that they were a little short handed that night. But everyone was working together and didn't miss a beat. Loved it...."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Salad, rolls and dessert were very fresh and tasty. Entree was not good, actually left most of it on the plate. Service and environment were wonderful. For the price especially, having a decent entree seems like a fair expectation."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This place is a conversation waiting to happen! The history behind this place was felt the moment you walk into the building. It is as if spirits from the past are waiting to serve you. The food was wonderful and very filling. Our group was happy with everything that was brought to the table and the service was excellent to. Really glad we finally achieved eating here! It met our expectations and then some."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I went for our wedding anniversary. The food was great. The atmosphere was great. There's even a historian that came to our table to answer any questions that we had about the place. After dinner we took advantage of the open invitation to walk around the hotel and see some of the history behind the oldest hotel/restaurant in Ohio."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "As always, the Golden Lamb was as good as it has ever been. The Cornish Hen and Filet were fantastic. The service impeccable. We stayed at the hotel as well and if you ever get close to Lebanon, OH, do yourself a favor, spend the night, enjoy the food and walk around the historic city. We chose the George W. Bush room."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "had a great dining experience celebrating family friends graduation"
    Dined on 6/10/2014