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Moerlein Lager House, Cincinnati, OH

Moerlein Lager House

4.5
4.5
5124 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub

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 reminiscent of those served in the city’s celebrated 19th century beer gardens.

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Booked 52 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 421-2337

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nathan Whittington

  • Private party facilities

    Locally Owned and independently operated Moerlein Lager House offers upscale casual dining in a warm and inviting environment.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (513) 421-2337

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    Mehring Way

  • Parking details

    City parking garage directly beneath the restaurant. Closest entrance on Mehring Way between the river and the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 5,124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Good for Groups

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Scenic View

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Most Booked

  • Cincinnati

    Good for Groups

  • Cincinnati

    Scenic View

  • Cincinnati

    Most Booked

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  1. AF

    AnnF

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Exceptional service. Good food. Great ambience but noisey.

  2. r

    redhawk80

    Cincinnati

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the Happy Hour wing special and it was great! Beer was cold and the food was hot!!

  3. 1

    1retiredlady

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our servers, Nick and Luke were great. Very friendly, personable and helpful. The ambience was very nice, location great, and the food very good, also with a little history involved in the location. Would definitely go back and recommend to others!

  4. d

    diners

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service always excellent, prefect day to be outside

  5. JG

    JohnG

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Overall the food was pretty spot on however one person ordered the Rueben and the corned beef was dried out totally. The sandwich was not good- probably should have sent it back but did not. My wife had a white sangria which was delicious- ordered a second , tasted totally different and something was off so we sent it back and got another and still had the same issue so I think consistency was not how it used to be

  6. TJ

    TimJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic server! Philly cheese sandwich was average at best. Mexican beer was delicious! We will be back!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Garth concert

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Pre-concert fun

  9. DK

    DianaK

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for groups! Our group of 10 had so much fun at brunch Saturday morning. Their menu is extensive and the mimosa flights were so pretty! Definitely coming back here ❤️

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Me and my husband came down to celebrate our anniversary. The food was good but the service we received was horrible. We didn’t get water, our food that we ordered came out completely wring than what we ordered. The server did correct it however it’s not the same. Throughout our meal our server came to our table one time, and that was to bring our correct food back from the mistake. The next time we saw her she didn’t asked if we were ok or did we need anything else, she just placed the check on the table. So yes this was very disappointing and honestly I’m not sure if we will ever go back .

  11. R

    laurieR

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful!

  12. S

    ruthannS

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and our server was wonderful

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Overall the food was tasty, the service was slow! Our server was busy cleaning tables and did not check on us frequently which left us waiting for almost an hr for our food to come out!

  14. L

    Lucci

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Horrible experience! I had a reservation for a group of 6. We were seated right away. It took a while for our waitress to come to our table for drink orders. We asked her for menus and she said “ we have them but I don’t know where they are.” She took our drink orders and we ordered 3 appetizers at the same time. It took over 25 minutes to get chips and salsa, pretzels and pickles. Now two more large groups have been seated. Our waitress has not returned to our table. We asked the hostess to send her over and she acted like that was a huge inconvenience. We saw our waitress take food orders for the other 2 large groups that were seated after us. She finally came back ( by now it’s been an hour) to take our order. We asked for our check. We didn’t end up eating there HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been here twice, 2nd time was still a charm! Had the short rib grilled cheese and it was creamy, bread toasted to perfection, short rib full of flavor. Molly gave us great service!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mothers Day

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent location and food. Even though the reds are not playing so hot, the parking is reserved for pass holders making a trip to this restaurant a small challenge during a home game.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time there for a Mother’s Day lunch. Wasn’t sure busy which was nice! We could hear the cheer from the stadium next door when the Reds were winning, which was a nice touch! The food was really good and great portions size!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time trying the brunch. Everything was excellent and service was fantastic!

  20. SE

    SusanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very easy reservation process, even though it was Mother’s Day and just before a Reds game. Server was pleasant and food was prompt and delicious.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Great view!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Early Mothers Day dinner.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We celebrated my husbands graduation today and had a group of 11 people. Our waitress did a great job handling all of our orders, both food and drink. She promptly filled our waters and brought our requested items. I asked for an extra set of clean forks because I brought a cake from an outside bakery, and she asked if we wanted small plates too. If you have a big group of people, or even a small party, I highly recommend Moerlein. This is definitely a restaurant we keep coming back to time and again.

  24. LS

    LauraS

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food was delightful. The view was stunning.

  25. HN

    HeatherN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Steak Frites, with brussel sprouts substituted for fries were delicious! The Mexican Lime Lager was very refreshing.

  26. KB

    KarrieB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our service was very good. We only had beer and dessert which was fantastic! I think you should have high tables near the window to look out. we took a lower table but it was still hard to see some of the sights. I would highly recommend this place.

  27. u

    ucfans

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Claire, our service was exceptional!

  28. DH

    DonikeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to dine, great food, great customer service, beautiful scenery.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    College Graduation

  30. KR

    KimiR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, a delicious meal! We had burgers, pretzel sticks, chili garlic shrimp and the sriracha Caesar salad. Even though the restaurant was extremely busy, Alanna still took great care of us.

  31. N

    Nikki

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Gorgeous views of the river. Our server Dana was amazing!

  32. AP

    AnnieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Made reservations months in advance, heard our table was not ready yet they made sure we had a table right at our time. Thank you. Great Food! Great Service!

  33. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Some of our food came out cold and slightly over done, but other wise the experience was great. Thank you.

  34. AJ

    AnnaJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food good service! Great views! No complaints!

  35. JA

    JessicaA

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Usually good but not so great on this trip

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Waiter was great and was making jokes and making the evening fun!

  37. SG

    SammyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great meal, very loud- difficult to hear conversation at our table

  38. NJ

    NormaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Arrived ahead of reservation time, was seated and waited for my son to join me. Very nice dinner and then on to the Red's game. Lots of people were doing the same thing. Very enjoyable and we will return again.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service!!

  40. PM

    PamelaM

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    When place is crowded you cant hear the people at your table, need to spread tables further apart

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Moerlein Lager House is rated 4.5 stars by 5124 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 52 times today
Google Map for Moerlein Lager House

115 Joe Nuxhall Way Cincinnati, OH 45202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mehring Way

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    City parking garage directly beneath the restaurant. Closest entrance on Mehring Way between the river and the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nathan Whittington

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 421-2337

  • Private party facilities

    Locally Owned and independently operated Moerlein Lager House offers upscale casual dining in a warm and inviting environment.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (513) 421-2337

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