Moerlein Lager House

4.5
4573 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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AnnetteH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food quality is the biggest issue. Overall poor management of what is plated.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing evening. Our waitress Tayler was excellent and took amazing care of us!

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for the kind words!! Come back and see us soon 😊🤩

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Cheri
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Cheri! Thanks so much for the kind words. Come back and see us soon! 🤩

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RoxannB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 3 days ago

Thats great! We love to make our guests feel welcome. We appreciate you and hope you come back soon!! 🤩

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DanielS
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was as I expected it to be which is all I ask for. Thank you

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thanks Daniel!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Service was slow and unprofessional.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on November 18, 2020

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!

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MicahC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Sat by the window had a nice view of baseball stadium

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thanks Micah! Come back and se us soon!

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hroush
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on November 17, 2020

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely recommend Moerlein! Try the filet dinner and the cauliflower for an app!

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you! That's my kind of meal!! 🤩

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on November 11, 2020

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!

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Amazing
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on November 11, 2020

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!

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DebraZ
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday, Food and Service was great. They also have a nice selection of bourbons!

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thanks Debra! We are very happy you had a great birthday. Thanks for choosing us to celebrate it with!!

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on November 11, 2020

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server asked us about the tip at the end of our meal.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on November 11, 2020

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!

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MickB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had 3 different dinner salads plus an entre and all were very good. Felt safe under COVID conditions

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thanks Mick! We take our guests and staff safety very seriously and are happy that you felt safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was super accommodating. Food was fantastic. Cheers to whoever was on the aux cord cause we have the exact same taste in music.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on November 5, 2020

Thanks so much!! I'm so happy you had such a great experience!...btw you have great taste in music 🤩

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DonaldC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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Moerlein Lager House
Responded on November 5, 2020

🤩🤩🤩 thanks!

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meekie
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, I came the weekend before for a pre birthday celebration and I had my date bring me back the next weekend.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on November 2, 2020

Hi Meekie, Thanks so much for the kind words!! We would love to have you back EVERY weekend!! 🤩

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silverspring01
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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!

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 28, 2020

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!

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vipRickie
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

2nd time having brunch before game. First time thought tables where significant apart. This time thought tables where to close for Covid.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on November 2, 2020

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.

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HannahS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moerlein accommodated us with a beautiful room for 10 of us and it was perfect for our pre-game get together!

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on November 5, 2020

Thanks Hannah! 🤩 We are so happy the room worked perfectly for you!!

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KellyN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 28, 2020

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.

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vipamyw
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service was great and restaurant follows all safety protocols for social distancing. I felt very safe eating there.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thanks Amy! We want all our guests and staff to feel safe while here. Come back and see us soon!

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KenF
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Great service. Atmosphere was nice and noise level was low.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thanks Ken! Come back and see us soon!

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SheyanneP
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 28, 2020

Hi Sheyanne! Thank you so much for your kind words! We really do want you to come here over and over again!!!

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vipShell
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience and ate on the balcony patio. I had the GF Greek salad with blackened chicken and it was wonderful.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 23, 2020

The patio is THE BEST!! So happy you had a great meal. Come back and see us soon! 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 23, 2020

That's awesome! We are so happy that you had a great time with us. 🤩

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MikeM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite vegetarian option butternut squash Wellington outstanding. Service always friendly great view even on a rainy day. We highly recommended it

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 21, 2020

The Squash Wellington is as outstanding as you are, Mike! Thanks for the 5 stars! 🤩

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view was great! The service was even better and the food was tasty!

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thanks, we think so too! 🤩

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vipangiev
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 19, 2020

Hi Angie! We are so happy that you two had a great birthday! Thanks for choosing us to spend it with. 😊

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AmyM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thanks so much Amy!! Come back and see us soon 😊

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MarleneO
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch! Good service, delicious food, tasty beer, clean with enough space to be distanced from the other patrons. Would definitely go again.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thanks Marlene!! 🤩 We definitely want you to come in again too!

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Grace
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local good food, prices. Great service. Always a favorite!

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thanks Grace! Come back and see us soon 😃

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to for large groups! Menu is diverse and delicious.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you! 🤩

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was good, server was good, just loud and crammed

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for your feedback.

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vipDinesouttoooften
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

will def return to MLH, every aspect of lunch was spot on

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars! Come back soon...and again and again and again....

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vipLisaW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time!
Food was awesome and fresh!
Nice selection to choose from as well!

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thanks Lisa!! We think you're awesome too!! 🤩

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vipfoodie
Cincinnati
97 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 13, 2020

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!

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NashondaR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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!

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on October 13, 2020

So sorry for that mix up Nashonda. We are happy that we were able to get you taken care of on the second floor!

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