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About Moerlein Lager House

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.

115 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Mehring Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 421-2337

Website:
http://www.moerleinlagerhouse.com/

Parking Details:
City parking garage directly beneath the restaurant. Closest entrance on Mehring Way between the river and the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Nathan Whittington

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Moerlein Lager House Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (95)
Waterfront (86)
Great Beer (84)
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Casual (69)
Fun (60)
Good for a Date (58)
Special Occasion (56)
Good for Birthdays (54)
Good for Groups (48)
Bar Seating (43)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Vibrant Bar Scene (35)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Hot Spot (34)
Happy Hour (34)
Business Meals (32)
Romantic (31)
Great for Lunch (30)
People Watching (30)
Comfort Food (29)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Live Sports (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Seasonal (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Cozy (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Kid-friendly (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Authentic (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Late-night Find (14)
Local Ingredients (10)
Great for Brunch (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

The waitresses were awesome that we had! We had a huge group (14 people) and all of us left happy! The food was excellent. Thank you!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great service. Food was just ok.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Promptly seated at reservation time. Service was rather hit or miss but, overall, ok. Entrees ordered: two prime rib meals. Very tasty and highly recommended. For desert was the cherry black forest cake, it is ok. The only reason I cannot return is that there is no hot water in the restrooms to wash hands and there are only Dyson hand air dryers to dry hands. No paper towels; therefore, must use bare hand to open door. Not sanitary.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Exceptional service. Waitress was very knowledgeable. Food was great and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. Will return to try additional dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, People Watching, Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was outstanding, food was so good we both cleaned our plates . Beer and cocktails excellent as well. This was our first time dining here and we can’t wait to come back

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice location and close to US Bank Arena where the Cyclones were playing. Views are great and the staff are always friendly. Super nice waitress. We also ate here before a Reds game...great atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I had a reservation but someone in our party fell ill and our plans changed, making us run late. Made a call to Moerlein to reduce our number by one and see if they could take us 30 minutes later. The manager, Angela I think, could not have been more kind or helpful, and she got us in so we didn't have to rush or be late for our Cyclones game. Excellent service all around, and everyone enjoyed their food and beers. Thanks!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food and service! Highly recommend the place. Only issue was the noise level. Became very loud when the room filled.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is one of my wife’s and I’s favorite places to eat. Always great views from anywhere of our beautiful city. We love the food and variety of drinks. Great service!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Got the short rib, meat was tender but lacking in flavor. The mashed potatoes were not fresh and green beans bland. Service was fairly good.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very good fish and chips added kick with jalapeño tartar sauce. Mac n cheese was ok i prefer creamier cheesy mac little on dry side. However my fiance ordered smoked stak bbq sandwich and garlic parm fries and said it was delicious!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fairly consistent food and service. The squash Wellington is always a great dish. This time around I had the pork shank. It was New Year's Eve, early in the evening. The place was a madhouse. What was described as a "succulent" dish came to the table a bit tepid and dry. The flavor profile was decent, the green beans nicely prepared. The mashed potatoes were hardening as I began to dig in to the shank. Had it not been a crazy evening I am certain the food would have been served at better temperatures and intervals. The lagerhaus salad was good!!! The servers were on their games, food runners were extremely pleasant in the face of chaos. If you've not been, please check out the place. Great view of northern Kentucky, the river, the suspension bridge and downtown Cincy depending on where you sit.

Tags: Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I chose this restaurant for our New Year’s Eve dinner for the view and the food. I was very disappointed to be put in aback room with a view of apts. the food was not what we were use to when we visit your restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was delicious!! Our waiter was attentive!! Great atmosphere and view of downtown!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our waitress and food were amazing. The hostess took forever to find our reservation and then walked around with an iPad the entire time to see how far we were with our meal. We felt extremely rushed. I understand it was 4:30 on New Years but she could have tried to make it a little less obvious.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of my fave places to hit on The Banks! Highly recommend to anyone and for visitors to the Queen City.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Business Meals, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was a great experience. We have been coming in New Year’Eve for the last 4 years.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Waterfront, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

There were 9 of us and last time they also seated us at the large table NOT by the window, which is right by the kitchen and has no desirable view. No biggie, though. It took a long time to get food - over an hour - which is semi-understandable since they were very busy and we had a "larger" group, but still too long of a wait. And upon receiving our food, there were several mistakes (my daughter got a plain cheeseburger which came loaded, my husband got steak with no butter on top and it came with the butter, my mother got tilapia without pico de gallo and guacamole, which came with it all, and our appetizer (pretzels) took about 45-50 minutes, which the server said should only take 2!) Our server was very polite and apologetic, but it still made for some unhappy diners. Overall, I generally have enjoyed Moerlein and will probably go back again, but if this had been our fist visit, I'm not so sure I'd be returning, and I doubt some from our party will want to dine there in the future.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent! We had out of town guests in and the whole group thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Moerlein ! Great location at the heart of the city banks !

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We met here with friends from the other side of town - it's a nice in between stop for us all. Both the food and the beer are good and reasonably priced. It has been a nice go to place for us when we are downtown. This is the first time we have made a reservation - all times between 5:15 and 8:30 were marked as full on open table so we ate early at 5:15 - the restaurant was not full at all. That was the only disappointment.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Love the view. The service and food were really good. As always.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good food, great view and a great time!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our server was very friendly and paid special attention to the 4 year old in the group. Glad that we made reservations and added time to eat before the show because the restaurant got busy quickly which slowed the service. The kids’ selections were disappointing. The kids’ pasta was very ‘herby’ and the 4 year old, normally a good eater, said she did not like it. The 7 year old ordered Mac and cheese and did not eat it. The adult food was good although the onion rings were not hot. Especially liked the Mole Stout.

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Delicious meals, good beer, wonderful view, and good service made for an excellent evening.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Unfortunately, the food was the most disappointing part of the experience. Our server was great.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food over-priced and good but not great.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We go fairly often. This trip was not the best. 3 out of 6 of us had steaks and they were way under cooked. The service was not as good as usual. That said we will be back and I am sure enjoy another dinner there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great ambiance with views of the Suspension bridge and Ohio River and Newport and Covington along with excellent service, good food and outstanding beer!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Friend came in front out of town and the girls wanted to get together for great evening!!!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Awesome food and service! We had a great experience and we plan to be back next Christmas Eve.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Waterfront, Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

You can hardly hear yourself talk in this location. Food is average but Nice views. Service is not quick.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our waiter was extremely slow and inattentive. I’ve been here numerous times and the food really was quite average this time. I’m not sure I’d bother coming back. The real disappointment came in that I requested a table by a window so my teenage children who had never been could be treated to the great view. Instead we were put behind a wall, with the view only visible if we stood. When bringing other first-time guests in the past, my request for a window table has always been granted. I was highly disappointed and apologized to my children for the lackluster food and lack of a view.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Pre-concert Family dinner

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great view and great food. Our table was along the windows over looking the Ohio River and Roebling Suspension Bridge. A great place to enjoy some of Cincinnati’s brewing history!

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Great Beer
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We went there for a special occasion. We were there in the middle of the day around 2 PM. Our food was awful no one liked any of their sandwiches. It was great service food not so tasty

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had a wonderful nighttime view of the Roebling Suspension Bridge (Cincinnati's finest) and very good service from a knowledgeable waiter. My food was good, however, two other members of our party said their food was just okay. Love this restaurant for the view and location, and the wide selection of beer.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was fantastic! Our waitress was friendly, helpful, and attentive. The view was wonderful. Veggies were a little lacking in flavor, but everything else was great.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Ridiculously loud. Almost unbearable to the point we could not hear our server and couldn’t have a regular conversation .
Food was ok. Drinks were ok. No wait , so that was the saving grace.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very much enjoyed the customer service and food is good. Great for views of the river and bridge. Wish it wasn't so loud so I could enjoy the conversation when dining indoors.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Comfort Food, People Watching, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The salmon and the steak were our favorites. The asparagus looked discolored as if it was a little old. But considering we had 7 meals, that was the only issue. Our server was great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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