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About Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse
Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse is one of the most popular restaurants in Greater Cincinnati. Our world-famous ribs, our friendly service, and our striking view of the Ohio River, makes us a unique restaurant that you and your friends & family will remember long after your meal is over.
Sports fans will love the upstairs sports lounge with sports memorabilia on the walls, as well as the autographed photos of famous visitors who have dropped by. So come on in and get yourself some ribs and watch your favorite team in a fun, classy atmosphere.
Our world-famous ribs are definitely a hard act to follow but we found a way. For dessert, indulge in another Cincinnati culinary tradition: Graeter's black raspberry chip ice cream.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer both self-service & full-service catering options to meet almost any need. Self-Service provides disposable serving-ware, bibs (yes, bibs) and wet naps for both delivery or pick-up.
Our Full-Service team arrives approximately 45 minutes prior to your scheduled time. We provide buffet tables, linens, chafing dishes and sterno. We will serve your guests buffet-style and provide general clean up after the meal.
Catering service is available in Greater Cincinnati and N. Ky areas
Private Party Facilities:
Location and food make the event, and when you have yours at Montgomery Inn, you’ll see what we mean. For a joyous occasion like a rehearsal dinner, your guest will be even more excited knowing it’s going to be at Montgomery Inn. And if it’s a company meeting, your guests will be saying, “At least it’s going to be at Montgomery Inn!” For wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events or even just a family get-together, just book the room and leave the details and worrying to us.
The Boathouse has room for groups as small as eight or as large as 90. It might just be the best place on the planet to have your event.
Private Party Contact:
Lisa Mikula: (513) 721-7427
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Montgomery Inn - At the Boathouse Ratings and Reviews
The food was very disappointing this time. The menu was offering a special of "2 for $22.00" which included soup or salad, 7 ribs and a side. It seemed like a great special so all four of us ordered it. Apparently we didn't ask the server the right questions when we ordered, because he later told us that the ribs are basically the end pieces that are not usually served when ordering a slab. The ribs were very tough and fatty. I'm surprised that Montgomery Inn would serve such poor quality. It will be a long time before we go back and it was always one of our favorite restaurants.
Dinner reservation before going to theater and we were immediately seated. I had ribs, my daughter had salmon, both were very good. The best ribs I’ve had in a long time. The salmon was excellent. Our waiter, Kyle, was very attentive even though it was busy evening.
I had lunch with a colleague and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful; a great team. Complimentary valet service at lunch is very much appreciated, especially when it is below freezing outside! This was my first time at the Boat House for lunch and I will definitely return. It was so relaxing to look out at the river while enjoying a great lunch! On a warmer day, you can even walk off your lunch or dinner as soon as you depart since there are wonderful walking paths along the waterfront as soon as you step out the door.
We had made reservations and upon arrival we were told that our “priority seating” would be about a 15 min wait. An hour and a half later we were finally sat once the whole restaurant cleared out. If you have anything else planned after your dinner here I would recommend not going or giving yourself a min of 3 hours. When we were finally sat we were rushed and in the way. You’re better at first come first serve or sticking with the bar.
Even though we we booked for 7:30 my family and I got to the restaurant early about 7:05. We checked in and were told it would be about 30 minutes. We went upstairs and had a drink and checked back about 45 minutes later after we noticed at least 10 other parties being seated before us. We were celebrating our sons birthday it’s his favorite. We waited around for another 20 minutes before I asked again we were told it would be a few more minutes and that there was not a table big enough for us which was strange because I was told there were two parties of two ahead of us but, we were a party of four. After a few more minutes we were taken to a table but, we were then told it was not for us so we to go back to waiting area a little embarrassing for my family and I. We finally got sat about 8:25. They did apologize but, I am sure we will be back unless they wanted invite my family back for free.
My boyfriend and I came in Friday night around 9:30. I haven’t been to this location in years, but it was our anniversary and we had gift cards. Our dinner was phenomenal. The taste was absolutely to die for. We ate every single bite. Our dessert was equally amazing. However our food was not the best part. Our server was the BEST. I’m a server myself so I know good service and he was top of the line. I meant to take our receipts so that I could get his name, because I can’t remember from when he introduced himself. He deserves recognition so I’m very sad I can’t remember his name. He was very attentive and never let our waters even come close to being empty. He brought all food promptly and always made sure we were taken care of. Even when my boyfriend forgot his scarf at the table he made sure to run it out to him, even though it was freezing cold outside. Definitely the best restaurant experience I have had in a very very long time.
Service was a little slow, but the server was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was excellent. It was my daughter’s birthday and they brought her a complimentary dessert with a single candle. No obnoxious singing, just quiet recognition.
The sauces were recently made gluten free and my wife (gluten intolerance) enjoyed with us without fear. The food was cooked to perfection and delicious.
There were options for ordering a la carte, as well as pick 2 and 3 options. Great meal for the price.
We will definitely be returning.
Food was good as usual but was warm but not hot. Our waitress did an excellent job but the other staff we at the point of being rude. Our water glasses with water in them were slide across our table as the guy walked by not missing a stride. Having their ribs I asked the guy that brought them to the table for their traditional bib. He just walk away and as luck would have it I spilled on my sweater.
Overall, Montgomery Inn didn't disappoint. The food was delicious; however, we were rushed. There was just 2 of us and from the time we sat down and until we were finished, it was 30 minutes. We ordered an appetizer, salad and entrees. We were barely finished with each course and the next one came out. Swapping out dirty plates with the next course. It was NYE so I know the restaurant was trying to turn over tables quickly. It look a bit longer to get the check, wrap up leftovers and pay. All in all we were out in under an hour. That wasn't the experience that I was looking for on NYE. It felt like a fast food restaurant.
Valet parking is fast and makes you feel special. Priority seating is a gem! We walked right in and were seated. Ron was very attentive to our table, as was Niko, who has served our table before. The floor managers both stopped by the table when they learned we were there with a new grandchild. The waterfront view was very pleasant. The Shrimp Cantonese is very special. We enjoyed the blackened salmon, BBQ chicken, and of course the ribs. Both the cheesecake and the Profiterole were excellent. We enjoy the Boathouse at least twice a year.
Was very impressed with the restaurant but was let down by the priority seating. Made priority seating 2 weeks prior for a 6:30 time. Arrived at 6:30 and was told it would take 15-30 minutes to be sat. in the meantime people that walked in without priority seating were getting sat faster or quoted the same amount of time as my party with the same amount of people in their party. Was disappointed that the priority seating did not seem to matter and felt that we actually were seated later then walk ins.
Unfortunately we were not very happy with Montgomery Inn boathouse on this occasion. We made reservations three weeks prior to our arrival and had to wait an additional hour before we were seated. We were told priority seating would be 15 to 20 minutes after arrival. That did not happen. We had six people in our party two children and two older adults plus my wife and myself. We were very unhappy with the time that we had to stand and wait for a table. Not sure if I even needed to make reservations because we had to wait over an hour anyway. Thank you.
We had reservations for 3:00, when the restaurant opened on a Saturday, which I think was actually a good choice, as the place began filling up quickly. We were seated right away and were given a preferred window seat overlooking the Ohio River. Our waiter, Ron, was an enthusiastic older gentleman who made our first-time experience at this restaurant memorable and fun! My husband is a rib-enthusiast, and was not disappointed! I chose the brisket, and was very pleased, as well. The value of the 3 for $33 (an appetizer, entree, and dessert) my husband took advantage of, was truly a great deal! We were super satisfied that we chose Montgomery Inn Boathouse to celebrate our Anniversary! The only complaint would be that no one in the restaurant seemed to be familiar with the Montgomery Inn Loyalty card I had signed up for online, previous to our visit. According to what was outlined on the web, with our Loyalty card, we should have received a free appetizer or dessert, since we were celebrating our Anniversary. We did pick up the card at the restaurant, and their system showed I had registered, but they were not familiar with the free birthday/anniversary deal, only that with our receipt from our meal, we were able to receive loyalty points. While that was a bit disappointing, we really did not need the extra food, as we even had to request take-home boxes for our main entree. We will definitely return to Montgomery Inn Boathouse in the future!
Firstly I know ribs are the specialty, but they have always had a good New York Strip too. However this time was unimpressive. I ordered medium rare and received well done, my second one was cooked properly but not the quality I expect from the boathouse. They have also changed the onion straws since our last visit and neither my wife nor myself liked them. We ordered an app, wedge salad and macaroni & cheese as a side plus dessert and all were very good. Service was excellent.
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