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

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BillG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was awful! Enjoyed McDonalds better than what I served. Will never eat in this restaurant again and would not recommend anyone else to try it Best part of the experience was the beer, Moerlein had a couple of tasty beer's on tap

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vipJederman
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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).

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Cheri
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Cheri! We are so happy you gave us another try...you might be our new fav too!!

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Rogue8
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 4 days ago

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!

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PattyN
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went out of their way to make sure we had a great birthday dinner celebration! We will definitely see you soon.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 6 days ago

We are so happy you had a great birthday dinner and hope to have you celebrate with us again next year! Thanks Patty!

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vipAmyB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific dining experience. The food was good and the service was great.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks Amy! So happy you had a great time!

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DuncanOH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best taproom experience in cinci. Food is fantastic, beers are my favorite in town, views are unparalleled.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks Duncan! We think our beers are the best in town too!! 😂

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MeganM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak frites. Onion rings weren’t our style but everything else including drinks and service were far above our normal restaurant experience.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks Megan!

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and bar tender was very attentive to our drinks.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks Steve!.....That's a sure sign of a good bartender

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MPark
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Nice views from dining area. Awesome service & great food.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks!! Our views are amazing and the food is good too!

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nikki
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 6 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for brews and burgers. Onion rings are the best ever, you must try them.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks!! We think they are the bomb!!

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RandyC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for choosing us to celebrate with! We love going above and beyond for our guests!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love moerlein! My favorite restaurant in Cincinnati

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 6 days ago

We love you too!!

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vipBama
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much! We love being on the A-Team!!

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JillianS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the environment and the staff were super nice.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks Jillian!

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Moose
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much!! We braise our short ribs all day long, making them melt-in-your-mouth good!

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Moerlein Lager House
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks Mike! We take our guests and staff's safety very seriously!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff and service was excellent! Thank you!

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you!! Come back and see us soon!

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GregM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place...good beer, good food (try the fried cauliflower appetizer you will love it), great view!

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars Greg! We love the Cauli Wings too! 🤩

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vipJakeJ
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. Sorry things were off last time!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thanks! You can't beat the view or the Short Rib Grilled Cheese!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
107 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on September 11, 2020

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!!

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GuyS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation was accurate. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was very nice.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars!

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SunshineMediterrano
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Met up with friends from Cleveland who were doing a long bike ride across the state. Great meal, drinks

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on September 11, 2020

Super cool! I'm glad that you had a great time!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you! Come back and see us soon!!

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MaryLHC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thanks Mary!

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vipbigdog
Cincinnati
46 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars!! 🤩

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DeionDelgado
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on September 11, 2020

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!!

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MarkE
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thanks for the feedback Mark!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thanks!!

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vipCozy
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and beer. The poutine is awesome

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vipShortmillers
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice night out on the patio! Excellent service, great food and comfy surroundings!

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you! Come see us again soon!!

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OSU84
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and beverage menu. Service was top notch.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thanks!!

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ThomasM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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!

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Cheri
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

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.

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vipBama
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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.

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on August 31, 2020

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!

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CBUS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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

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AliceM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on August 31, 2020

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!

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JayS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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

Moerlein Lager House
Responded on August 31, 2020

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!

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Moerlein Lager House is rated 4.5 stars by 4512 OpenTable diners.

Moerlein Lager House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.crgdining.com/Gift-Cards/.

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