Moerlein Lager House
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.
Barbarossa-braised, warm German potato salad, tomato jam, Chipotle demi
Short Rib Poutine
Anaheim pepper, red onion confit, mozzarella curd, fried egg, gravy, onion straw, parsley
peppercorn dry-rubbed sirloin, herb butter, parmesan garlic fries, truffle aioli
Great to be outside, food fine (schnitzel a bit heavy on the bread crumb mixture), fine libations, server should know what a Weizenbier is (or isn't).
My second time back. Service was excellent. Bartender Jonna was amazing. Tried something different on the menu Nashville chicken. Wasn't spicy. Over all this experience was better than the last time , though my first visit the food was fantastic. This may be my new fave place.
Hi Cheri! We are so happy you gave us another try...you might be our new fav too!!
They were out of a few things we tried to order (all of the gluten free beers on the menu) and one of the side dishes. Menu has changed which is expected with current Covid conditions, overall food was very good and so was the service
Thank you for the feedback! We try to keep everything stocked up but sometimes we do run out. Thank you patience and we hope to see you back soon!
They went out of their way to make sure we had a great birthday dinner celebration! We will definitely see you soon.
We are so happy you had a great birthday dinner and hope to have you celebrate with us again next year! Thanks Patty!
We had a terrific dining experience. The food was good and the service was great.
Thanks Amy! So happy you had a great time!
Best taproom experience in cinci. Food is fantastic, beers are my favorite in town, views are unparalleled.
Thanks Duncan! We think our beers are the best in town too!! 😂
Amazing steak frites. Onion rings weren’t our style but everything else including drinks and service were far above our normal restaurant experience.
We had a great time and bar tender was very attentive to our drinks.
Thanks Steve!.....That's a sure sign of a good bartender
Very nice restaurant. Nice views from dining area. Awesome service & great food.
Thanks!! Our views are amazing and the food is good too!
The food we did get was great, but it was really strange because half of our table got their food at one time & then 2 more people got their food 10 minutes later & then 2 people in our party never got their food at all. The GM & our waitress were great about making sure the food we didn’t get was taken off of the bill & the people who didn’t get their food got gift certificates for the next time they visit. our waitress was great at first but then it took 25 minutes for us to get 5 beers & after we got our appetizers we didn’t see her for a solid 30 more minutes & that’s when we were dealing with the whole missing food debacle. overall it was still a great time but there were a few hiccups on a busy saturday night from 8-10pm.
I'm so sorry to hear that! We would love to talk to you about this more. Please give us a call at 513.421.2337. Thanks
Excellent place for brews and burgers. Onion rings are the best ever, you must try them.
Thanks!! We think they are the bomb!!
Great food, service, and atmosphere to celebrate my wife’s birthday with the entire family! Service was fantastic and manager came by twice to make sure we were being taken care of. Food is good as always.
Thanks for choosing us to celebrate with! We love going above and beyond for our guests!
Love moerlein! My favorite restaurant in Cincinnati
We love you too!!
This was an enjoyable night, service was on it and food was very spot on. Ideal location and glad to enjoy with family. We always will continue to have this place on the "A" list.
Thanks for the good time!
Thanks so much! We love being on the A-Team!!
Loved the environment and the staff were super nice.
The food at Moerlein Lager House is excellent! Everytime we dine here we are truly surprised at the quality of the food. This last dining experience we both ordered the braised short ribs. They literally melted in your mouth. I purposely didn't finish mine so I could get a to go box and enjoy them the following day! Not what you would expect from a Lager House.
Thanks so much!! We braise our short ribs all day long, making them melt-in-your-mouth good!
The food was wonderful as was the service we noticed a staff member constantly cleaning the door handle to the outside seating making us feel safe
Thanks Mike! We take our guests and staff's safety very seriously!
The staff and service was excellent! Thank you!
Thank you!! Come back and see us soon!
Great place...good beer, good food (try the fried cauliflower appetizer you will love it), great view!
Thanks for the 5 stars Greg! We love the Cauli Wings too! 🤩
The service was a bit off , maybe staffing issues. Didn’t have what I ordered and I settled for something else. Not terrible, just not the usual that we have come custom to.
Thank you for the feedback. Sorry things were off last time!
Came for dinner, and They sat us on the patio. We were able to watch the sunset facing the Cincinnati bridge. It was such a great experience! Our server was accommodating and recommended the prime rib grilled cheese.
Thanks! You can't beat the view or the Short Rib Grilled Cheese!!
We came for lunch - always a nice Cincinnati place to go. The restaurant is attractive and has nice views of the riverfront. They aren’t the best at following specific order requests - they either ignored or misunderstood each request. So if you want things as they are on the menu, that seems to work, but don’t expect them to follow through on special requests.
I'm so sorry to hear that! This is definitely not the norm for us. We'd love to have you back to show you!!
Reservation was accurate. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was very nice.
Thanks for the 5 stars!
Met up with friends from Cleveland who were doing a long bike ride across the state. Great meal, drinks
Super cool! I'm glad that you had a great time!!
Came here on a recommendation from a friend. Wasn’t expecting great food from a “bar” or ale house. The food was amazing and presentation of the food was beautiful. We had the cauliflower wings and calamari to start. The wings were good and luckily we asked for the sricha rub on the side because it would have been too spicey for most of us. The calamari were average- very tender though. Everything we got was wonderful. Would definitely recommend.
Thank you! Come back and see us soon!!
For social distancing, I was really happy with our dinner. On the main floor patio, with the retractable walls pulled back, it was lovely. For a romantic or more formal atmosphere, request to be sat upstairs instead. But for something more casual with tvs, sit where we did downstairs. The menu is the same regardless, and the food is great! Upscale quality - not just the typical greasy bar food.
We enjoy dining at Moerlein any time we make it downtown, they have a great selection of beers and a very good food menu. This time we went with the short rib grilled cheese and the Nashville Chicken, both were amazing. Highly recommend MH.
Thanks for the 5 stars!! 🤩
Everything was good but the food.
The food presentation...great!
However, the taste was bland. There was no seasoning used across the entire dinner party. One plate was sent back and to avoid being a difficult table... we all ate in disbelief while discussing where we should’ve went. As the person who organized the gathering, I was embarrassed and can’t make that mistake again.
I am so sorry to hear that! We always encourage guests feedback in the moment and would have loved to fix your dishes while you were here!!
The reservation required me to pick a high-top table. No big deal and we figured we would be on the patio or outside. But, we wound up inside at a regular table. Not a huge deal, but with the weather as beautiful as it has been, outside would have been nice. The check in was a bit wonky, but I suppose it is to be expected.
The service and the food were wonderful (they were blasting the Kentucky Derby a bit too loud...but, eh). All in all, it was a delightful evening.
Thanks for the feedback Mark!
Outstanding service and beer. The poutine is awesome
Nice night out on the patio! Excellent service, great food and comfy surroundings!
Thank you! Come see us again soon!!
Great food and beverage menu. Service was top notch.
Service was terrible, very slow, not attentive, never saw a manager. noone ever stopped by the table to see how things were going. will NOT go back!
The food was excellent, the view was excellent. My only issue was service. We had 1 server take our drinks, management came by to see if we ordered drinks yet, then our regular server finally showed almost 30 minutes later, with our drinks. We were not in a hurry, but the service was extremely slow. Servers were very polite though. I will definitely go again as maybe the server was having an off day.
Beautiful location and doing a good job to make you feel safe during COVID.
Food and service unfortunately was just average. The menu offers some interesting items but soup has the out of a can feel and the entrees are more the quality of a low end steak house. It used to be better... sad.
Thank you for your feedback. We would love to talk to you more about your dinner. Please give us a call at 513.421.2337. Thanks!
I have never been to a restraint that when ordering a salad was considered a side dish and was served with the meal and not before. Steak was dry. Pasta and fries were awesome
My family and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner for my birthday on Saturday! They gave us a nice secluded room overlooking the river for our party! Our server was fantastic and the food was great also!!
We are so happy you had such a great birthday Alice! Thank you for choosing us to spend it with. Can't wait to have you back in!
Food was just Mediocre. Waitress was not very good. Asked for Vinaigrette dressing and she brought a white thick ranch. We nicely said, we asked for Vinaigrette - she insisted it was. It was too difficult to explain and she did not get it. The appetizers were good but out of 4 of us - no one like their food. We all had different dishes. Best Part - the view
Thank you for your feedback. It sounds like your waitress brought you our house dressing which is a White Balsamic Vinaigrette. It does have a creamier consistency rather than an oil based vinaigrette so I can see where the confusion was. We'd love to talk in more detail about the rest of your food that evening. Please give us a call at 513.421.2337. Thanks!
Excellent service from our waitress and the servers for our dinner entrees. We will definitely come back soon.
We're so happy you had a great dinner. Can't wait to see you again!!
Moerlein Lager House is rated 4.5 stars by 4511 OpenTable diners.
Moerlein Lager House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.crgdining.com/Gift-Cards/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.