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.
peppercorn dry-rubbed sirloin, herb butter, parmesan garlic fries, truffle aioli
Short Rib Poutine
Anaheim pepper, red onion confit, mozzarella curd, fried egg, gravy, onion straw, parsley
lump crab cake, roasted fingerling potatoes, asparagus, BBQ hollandaise
Food quality is the biggest issue. Overall poor management of what is plated.
Had an amazing evening. Our waitress Tayler was excellent and took amazing care of us!
Thanks so much for the kind words!! Come back and see us soon 😊🤩
Drinks are great. Food is good..starting to be one of my fave places to eat. Especially since Ky closed indoor dining..cincy here i come!
Hi Cheri! Thanks so much for the kind words. Come back and see us soon! 🤩
I wish I remembered our server name but she was awesome. Didn’t make us feel rushed at all. One point I asked her is she wanted us to leave. Her comment was no enjoy your girl time. Thank you.
Thats great! We love to make our guests feel welcome. We appreciate you and hope you come back soon!! 🤩
Everything was as I expected it to be which is all I ask for. Thank you
Service was slow and unprofessional.
Thank you for letting us know. We are so sorry to hear this and would love to talk to you more regarding your visit with us. Please give us a call at 513.421.2337. Thank you, again!
Food was amazing. Sat by the window had a nice view of baseball stadium
Thanks Micah! Come back and se us soon!
We came here for a veterans day dinner with 2 veterans. We are very thankful that moerlein offered free meals to them. We did have a good night, but we had asked for a window view and were given a table towards the bar kind of by the window and there were several tables open by the windows in the back.. But oh well. Service was alright, we did have to ask for things a couple times because they weren't brought the first time and had to wait a bit for refills. Other than that, the food was great and we love coming to moerlein.
I'm sorry to hear that service was lacking that evening. This is definitely not the normal for us. Hope to see you back soon and thank you two the Veteran's for their service!!
Absolutely recommend Moerlein! Try the filet dinner and the cauliflower for an app!
Thank you! That's my kind of meal!! 🤩
Moerlein Lager house is my favorite place in Cincinnati.
Great food, excellent service, and amazing view. Working In downtown I always enjoyed walking down after work to enjoy happy hour. The menu has something for everyone and nice portions at a great price.
We went there on a date. The parking was easy. When we got to the door, a sign told us to go to the front door. We went around because we didn’t know which way to go. None of the workers were helpful.
Fast forward to seating. We had a reservation but they didn’t have our table so we had to get a different table. That took about 10 minutes to get seated.
We patiently waited for 10 minutes before the waitress finally arrived with 2 glasses of water. We put in a drink order and asked for straws. It took her another 8-10 minutes to bring our pops and straws.
The food was okay. The customer service was below average. We will not be going back or recommending this place.
Hi Michelle, I am so sorry to hear that was your experience. We would love to talk to you more about this. Can you please give us a call at 513.421.2337? Thank you!
8 of us came here for an adult night out but it's family friendly too. We all had different dishes and they were all FANTASTIC! There are TVs to watch sports and it's a very energetic atmosphere. There's something on the menu for everyone, reasonably priced and huge portions! We will definitely be coming back.
Thanks so much for the kind words!! We are very happy to hear that you had such a great time and hope to have you back soon!
Went for my birthday, Food and Service was great. They also have a nice selection of bourbons!
Thanks Debra! We are very happy you had a great birthday. Thanks for choosing us to celebrate it with!!
Food was average/okay. Service time was very slow. Server and manager were both very friendly. Issue with one dish served, they resolved without charging us for it and took complete ownership of the mistake. Would have ordered another cocktail, but was never asked and we never received two condiments we asked for multiple times. It was the first disappointing experience I had at this restaurant.
Hi Robert! I am so sorry to hear that was your experience with us. This is definitely not our standard and would love to have you back in to show you!
Our server asked us about the tip at the end of our meal.
Thanks so much for letting us know. We'd love to talk about this with you more, please give us a ccall at 513.421.2337. Thanks!
We had 3 different dinner salads plus an entre and all were very good. Felt safe under COVID conditions
Thanks Mick! We take our guests and staff safety very seriously and are happy that you felt safe.
Staff was super accommodating. Food was fantastic. Cheers to whoever was on the aux cord cause we have the exact same taste in music.
Thanks so much!! I'm so happy you had such a great experience!...btw you have great taste in music 🤩
Love this restaurant, I came the weekend before for a pre birthday celebration and I had my date bring me back the next weekend.
Hi Meekie, Thanks so much for the kind words!! We would love to have you back EVERY weekend!! 🤩
Went before the Bengals game. I guess they had limited staff because service was SLOW. We were seated and waited over 10 min for a server. The drinks and food were really slow and we ended up in a time crunch to get to the game. Our server was nice and doing his best but they need to be better staffed before games. You can’t beat the view though!
Thank you for your feedback. I am so sorry that service was lacking that day. This is not our usual and would love to have you back!
2nd time having brunch before game. First time thought tables where significant apart. This time thought tables where to close for Covid.
Hi Ricki, We appreciate your concern. I can promise you that we have measured out 6' from every table to the next one. We take our guests as well as staff's safety very seriously.
Moerlein accommodated us with a beautiful room for 10 of us and it was perfect for our pre-game get together!
Thanks Hannah! 🤩 We are so happy the room worked perfectly for you!!
Service was lacking. We had a table for 10 and 2 meals didn’t come out with the rest. We had to flag down someone for help. Soon after we received the missing kids meal, but we were still missing a salad entree (yes, the salad entree was the last and longest entree to make its way to the table). Server did not come around to check on table. Had to flag another server (wasn’t our server) to ask for additional salad dressing. Our server did not come around for drink refills. Food was good, but service was not.
Thank you for your feedback Kelly. I'm very sorry that service was lacking that evening. This is not the usual for us and we would love to have you back in to show you.
Good food, service was great and restaurant follows all safety protocols for social distancing. I felt very safe eating there.
Thanks Amy! We want all our guests and staff to feel safe while here. Come back and see us soon!
Great food. Great service. Atmosphere was nice and noise level was low.
Thanks Ken! Come back and see us soon!
Was my second time at Moerlein Lager House and for the second time I had the absolute best service! I would go here over and over again!! My food is always cooked right and the drinks are well worth it!
Hi Sheyanne! Thank you so much for your kind words! We really do want you to come here over and over again!!!
Had a wonderful experience and ate on the balcony patio. I had the GF Greek salad with blackened chicken and it was wonderful.
The patio is THE BEST!! So happy you had a great meal. Come back and see us soon! 😊
Brought my brother in law to spend some time together for the first time in forever. We had a great time, food was amazing, our server was so sweet and helpful. I will definitely be back the next time I’m in Cincinnati.
That's awesome! We are so happy that you had a great time with us. 🤩
Our favorite vegetarian option butternut squash Wellington outstanding. Service always friendly great view even on a rainy day. We highly recommended it
The Squash Wellington is as outstanding as you are, Mike! Thanks for the 5 stars! 🤩
The view was great! The service was even better and the food was tasty!
Thanks, we think so too! 🤩
Fantastic evening celebrating my birthday and my friends birthday. Total of 6 adults eating and drinking! Fish and chips, delicious. The men ordered the filet, cooked to perfection. All around, beautiful evening.
Hi Angie! We are so happy that you two had a great birthday! Thanks for choosing us to spend it with. 😊
We picked Moerlein Lager House for dinner based off of a recommendation of a local we ran into. It ended up being the perfect spot for our family of 4 to enjoy dinner on the patio. My daughter is a vegetarian and she loved the side options that she was able to create a meal from. Strongly recommend getting a seat on the 2nd floor and sit outside whenever weather permits. It was perfect. Our waitress could not have been more wonderful. Our appetizer came out in what felt like minutes after ordering. It was just a short walk across the bridge for us and we enjoyed our time at Smale park after dinner. Perfect evening.
Thanks so much Amy!! Come back and see us soon 😊
Great lunch! Good service, delicious food, tasty beer, clean with enough space to be distanced from the other patrons. Would definitely go again.
Thanks Marlene!! 🤩 We definitely want you to come in again too!
Local good food, prices. Great service. Always a favorite!
Thanks Grace! Come back and see us soon 😃
This is our go to for large groups! Menu is diverse and delicious.
Thank you! 🤩
Food was good, server was good, just loud and crammed
Thank you for your feedback.
will def return to MLH, every aspect of lunch was spot on
Thanks for the 5 stars! Come back soon...and again and again and again....
We had a great time!
Food was awesome and fresh!
Nice selection to choose from as well!
Thanks Lisa!! We think you're awesome too!! 🤩
No mention from the staff about the birthday and anniversary we were celebrating even though I noted it on our reservations. Took about 15-20 minutes for anyone to stop by and even offer us a drink. Food was lukewarm at best. Sorry to see your place going downhill as we used to really enjoy it.
Thanks for your feedback. I am so sorry that neither the birthday or anniversary were mentioned by our staff and service wasn't up to par. We really do appreciate you choosing us to celebrate with and would love it if you'd give us a call at 513.421.2337. Thanks!
When we first arrived they seated us on the first floor when we had made reservations for rooftop. We spoke to the manager and was moved after 10 mins and we absolutely loved the rooftop! We was people watching along with our waitress! She was the bomb!!! The food was amazing!
So sorry for that mix up Nashonda. We are happy that we were able to get you taken care of on the second floor!
Moerlein Lager House is rated 4.5 stars by 4573 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.