Moerlein Lager House

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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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DF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! With an awesome view of the city and nice employees

JH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what we needed, had a late night meal after a concert, excellent food, great beer and a warm festive environment!! Will go many more times!

SA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like the whole experience was phenomenal. My date and I had a great time. We loved the food, the service, the cleanliness of the place.

CM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Ambiance is very nice but food and service were poor.

TM
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location, good food, outstanding service from our waitress. She provided excellent service and was very friendly

MV
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, view. One of our favorite downtown restaurants. We had the steak frites & chicken sandwich . Winter cocktail was great too.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall the restaurant was very nice. We arrived early for our 5pm reservation and were seated right away.
The staff was very friendly and our server was super.
The food was good and portions were large.
The views of the river area are beautiful.
We would definitely eat here again.

I
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, reasonable prices, excellent view. No additional comments.

A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and beer and awesome atmosphere! Will be back!

P
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Service was a bit slow to start but got better along the way. Overall it was good

D
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great view and atmosphere along with good food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Table was ready when we arrived and food was good. Our server clearly does not love his job, but overall the experience was good.

MA
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good, but a little too expensive for this sort of establishment.
Pretty view. Unfortunately, we were seated in an area where there were a lot of college students before a dance. So, extremely loud. I would go back though

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service, a little noisy

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The hostesses was great. But once we were seated, that’s when it started to turn for the worse. Server was terrible. She came across rude and really not happy to be working there. Food was bad! I ordered the Rotisserie Chicken which was horrible. I normally eat anything but this stuff tasted bad. Never returning back.

MG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I would recommend but will give them a heads up...

L
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice birthday celebration. The guys had a variety of beers including a flight. The cauliflower appetizer and the shrimp appetizer are our favorites / great flavors.

E
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Some things have changed since I last visited. The filet has completely changed no onion ring on top no brown sauce and the Caesar salad has super spicy hot Sriracha on it which I heard her say but I didn't realize until I was eating it very spicy. The food and service was still good but the filet change kind of makes me sad.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time with my family in town. Our server was amazing. Great suggestions.

M
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very enjoyable experience with out of town friends.

n
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our first visit to Moerleins. Austin provided very friendly and professional services as our host.

OT
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was really nice. The only thing is they were out of several of the beers we wanted.

MO
Cincinnati
102 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an honor to be treated to an entree for Veterans Day!!! As Vietnam Vets, it means a great deal to be thanked for our service! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We are routinely customers, but this is icing on the cake! Great food & service even though they were out of Barossa (spelling?) on tap- our server recommended a Coffee porter that was even better! Soft pretzels to start, A unique Squash Wellington, and the traditional German plate were indulgent and timely with the 1st Cincy snow. We will return!

N
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend recommended this restaurant to us. So thankful they did! Everything about this experience was wonderful!

a
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Have always loved their beer but will not go back just for the food. My mom ordered wings and one of them was completely raw! Absolutely love the beer but the food is eh.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time.

LH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food ranged from excellent to good. Service was incredibly attentive... maybe fewer managers walking around talking to diners would be good. It actually got fairly annoying by the fourth visit to our table. Poutine appetizer was delightful, and the Violet cocktail was delicious.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The birds were flapping away outside and it was dope

JF
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

CG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Excellent service! No complaints about how well we were taken care of.

I was not impressed with the food at all. Very mediocre tastes. The coleslaw had no flavor, the cod sandwich was not flavorful and dry and heavily breaded with not a lot of fish. I could barely taste the tarter sauce on my sandwich so I asked for more on the side. I tasted the tarter sauce separately when it came and it had no flavor. I thought I could cook a much better tasting meal than what we paid for. The food was just not impressive. When you only eat out 1 time a week and spend money for a meal I’d expect way more. Disappointed :(

K
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, excellent food, overall great dining experience. Outstanding beer selection. Will definitely be back.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a very nice dinner, love the atmosphere. Only complaint really was a very foul odor in the lobby area. Wasn’t anything I recognized but was a put off when walking in the door.

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and beer.

OT
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic service. We were late for our reservation due to Uber snd I called and there were no problems and they held our table. Good came out very fast and was delicious. Only issue is it is extremely loud so hard to have a conversation.

H
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dinner at 8PM on Monday evening. Food was great but didn’t expect servers to be vacuuming and picking up everything around us by 10PM

KS
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was a fun and festive environment. The views are awesome. The wait staff is friendly and helpful. I have a very picky palate, and I enjoyed the food. Highly recommend!

A
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Moerlein is what you’d expect it to be. Loud, crowded, LOUD! Food is good and the place is packed so expect to wait to eat, wait at the bar and wait to get your food. If hanging out with large parties of people drinking beer and being loud is your thing, by all means, go on a weekend night.

GP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Our waitress Taylor took great care of us.

BB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with good quality food and amazing views! Highly recommend it!

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