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W.G. Kitchen and Bar – River Bank
W.G. Kitchen and Bar – River Bank

W.G. Kitchen and Bar – River Bank Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.WGkitchen.com
  • Phone: (513) 744-9463
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Corey Brown
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: WG features 2 private dining options.
    First we have the "J Lohr" room, capable of accommodating up to 34.
    Secondly, we have a smaller option, accommodating up to 6 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Patrick Massie (513) 744-9463

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: WG is located over a large parking garage. Additionally there is valet offered on the banks, as well as metered parking.
A word from W.G. Kitchen and Bar – River Bank
WG Kitchen & Bar is a full service restaurant and bar, featuring a retail wine shop. In addition, guests can enjoy sitting on our patio, or reserve our private dining room, capable of seating up to 34!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great food...excellent service ..fantastic selection of wine!!! Private room just off bar madea very good meal ...excellent!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our party thoroughly enjoyed our time here! The service was very helpful and nice. The food was delicious too!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "food was good - will go back little loud very wide wine selection"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "need more selection on food like steaks or chicken."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The service was quite poor. After telling our server that we had 7:00 pm dinner reservations at 6:30 pm, it still took him 20 minutes to bring our checks out, and another 20 minutes to actually run them. We were late to our dinner reservations as a result. In addition, once we informed our server that we would not be dining there and only would have appetizers, the level of service we were given declined. He was far less attentive than before."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I have been there several times, and each time I have outstanding service. The food is always good and the wine is even better."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our meals were delicious, from the Italian sauce to the meatballs as big as my fist. Nice idea & good implementation of the wine flights. Many good choices for small plates as appetizers or combine a few for a substantial meal. Pace was exceptional, we never felt rushed."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Despite the negative reviews we read on Open Table and Yelp, we decided to try Wine Guys this past weekend. We were very disappointed. There are way too many good options downtown to waste a meal on mediocre food. The general consensus was "generic" and "flavorless", everyone mentioned their meal lacking seasoning, and there was no salt or pepper on the table. My husband had spaghetti and meatballs, and they were tough and dry. When I tried to take a bite of one to try it, I had a hard time getting my fork into them. You should never, ever require a knife for a meatball! We will not be returning, simply because of the lack of food quality. Our server and the atmosphere were both nice, but that cannot make up for the food."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Menu is fairly basic. I ordered the salmon and asked to have it prepared to a specific temperature. In spite of that, it had to be sent back as it was still cold in the middle. Server was not very knowledgeable about the wine, which is a shame since they do have a large selection. Probably would not go back again."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Excellent food and wine! The ambience was a relaxed but classy feel and the food and wine was priced great"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We met another couple for dinner before the Eagles concert at US Bank Arena. It was a great place to meet. Monday is free corkage night which made it even better. Food and service were very good. The ambiance was fun and lively. We will go back."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "My wife and I are so happy we found your restaurant. It's always a great experience. We now ask you to special order us wine that we found tasting one of your flights. We highly recommend your restaurant to friends and family."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The ceasar salad was somewhat bland, but the rest of my meal was wonderful (the has the spicy shrimp pasta). My husband had the filet and he said it was very good also."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Tapas options and an extensive wine list set this restaurant apart from other downtown hot spots. Loved the atmosphere, and the food was great! Will definitely be back. Service was a bit "lazy", but it was a slow night after the Valentine's Day weekend."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We had a very nice meal. Service was excellent. Will be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Couldn't be happy with the quality at W.G.. The food was great, the service was excellent and the wine flights are outstanding. Would highly recommend for a great night out at The Banks."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Wine flights are reasonably priced as well as the wine choices which are vast. The noise level is very high but likely due to the type of construction and could be easily remedied. Food was very well presented, reasonably priced, and good, but slight on the portion especially for the sides that come with the dinners. Service was good and overall a very good experience. I would go back and recommend to friends."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The title says it all. We dined on a Friday evening and it was fairly busy, however our server was standby at any moment that we needed him, etc. Fantastic service. We tried the wine flights and they were great, as it proved to be an inexpensive way to enjoy the varieties. Now the food...we had a salmon dish along with a pasta dish, overall satisfying but not especially impressive. Great time, and we will be back on occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "WG has a fantastic menu and is a wonderful gem located on the Banks, a must-do in Cincinnati."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great place! First experience was excellent on all counts-food, wine, service."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "just moved downtown and been to WG twice. love it. i will be a regular."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "One of our new favorite places! Love the no cork charge on Tues/Thurs."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I wanted to take time to point the fantastic time my wife and I had on Saturday 2/1/13. Greeted very warmly by the hostess and shown to a nice size table for two. Our server asked if it was our first time at their establishment and we said yes. She explained very thoroughly the wine & other drink options and reviewed the list of food features not listed on the menu. We had Meatball appetizer which served 3 on plate and good to dip your side pita bread into the remaining sauce. The stuffed chicken special was also delicious and we ended up splitting that with no hassle. They are very good at bringing out your food when ready. Atmosphere was electric and exciting. Bathrooms are like Europe which all unisex which was cool touch."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Good menu. Not overwhelming with too much to select from. Food was good. I've had better steak but it was good. Service was great.Will return"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Best Mussels in the tri-state! Burger was good. Crab cakes could have been a little more done, but were still good. Fantastic wine "flights" - and good choice offerings."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Love this place! Great food, Great wine, Great service! The only thing I had an issue with was that it was a little on cold drafty side which would be great in the summer but not good in the winter."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Been here several times and every time it's the BEST."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Service was top notch. Our server E was a gem! $10 corkage for a bottle of wine was excessive! Food was good. Dessert should have been better--did not live up to billing! Group of 8 had a nice time together & were not rushed or hovered over."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "we had early 5:30 reservation dinner. Restaurant was very busy being new years eve so service was a bit strained but OK. Food was excellent, seared salmon, blackened talapia and crabcakes all very good. Wines a specialty so wide choice. Was a bit noisy for us, nosound absorbing surfaces. Atmosphere was OK, open high ceiling design, pleasant lighting. Not what I would consider a very warm/cozy environment but we're sort of "old school.""
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a great time. Birthday dinner for my son's 21st. He enjoyed his 1st flight of wine & meal. We had great service & food was excellent. Will be back!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Visited for NYE and expected more from the restaurant. Ordered the tuna and had to send back and it was still bad. Service was mediocre at best. Waitress saw my food was barely touched and never asked if something was wrong. Will try it again. Good for groups, appetizers and great wine list."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had an enjoyable couples holiday dinner! Thank you for the service! Our server, Michelle was very friendly and attentive!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "This was our first visit to the Banks and we were delighted to have chosen WGKirxhen and Wine Bar. Food was great and service was outstanding. I love the Wine Flights-a must for wine lovers!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Looking for a great place to bring a friend for her bday... Doing this place online.. Called and the staff was very friendly.. Went and was blown away. One of the best places to dine."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The food is always very tasty. The wine list is amazing! Can't go wrong dining here! I would highly recommend WG on the Banks."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Took my wife out for a date to enjoy some time away from the house. W.G. was a great find on Opentable. We enjoyed the openness and knowledge of our server on both the food and wines. We both tried a wine flight and the soups of the day were delicious. Our entrees were almost too big as my wife took home some chicken for lunch. Even though some of the other groups were very noisy, I look forward to visiting again outside of the holiday season."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Food was very average. Could have the same Caesar salad at Wendy's. Mussesls were overcooked. No next level offerings e.g. fresh cracked pepper. Had to help the server understand what some ingredients were and how to pronounce them."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We had a great dinner at WGs at The Banks. The atmosphere was lively and vibrant. Our waitress was on the spot and informative. The wine selections were great and we enjoyed the entire evening. A classy and warm restaurant to enoy a small plate or full dinner with friends."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "This restaurant is a part of a group from Columbus called the Wine Guy....I love it in Columbus and I love it in Cincinnati! The food is consistent and I appreciate being able to try various wines without going broke!!! Oh and did I make it clear that the food is gooood! A chef that can make stomp down good collard greens....as well as everything else is worth his craft paid in gold!!!!! Ha!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Our service was great and at the end of the night our server gave us the recipe for the awesome salted caramel martini's! - very considerate! Drinks were a bit pricey however!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013