We had a nice overall dining experience. The Ohio River was clearly visible with barge activity, the service was efficient and the evening proceeded with some speed. Courses arrived subsequently and promptly. The food was the quality expected from Montgomery Inn. There was a special on the smoked ribs, as such, the smoked rib quality was not as anticipated, that might explain the sale. The sides were well prepared. The waiter was very cordial and engaging. I look forward to my next visit.
Love Montgomery Inn. Had our first date there 29 years ago and today celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. They made it very special for us.
Love this place. Best Cosmo cocktails and fantastic Gulf Shrimp Cantenese. Great for first date or family dinner.
Despite requesting a seat by the window and also notifying staff of the special occasion (birthday), neither of these items were recognized during our visit.
Very good service, delicious food! Noisy if seated by the windows, but totally worth it.
Food and service was great the only disappointment was we made our reservation for 7 and were not seated until 730
Had an excellent time at Montgomery Inn Boathouse! The food, service, ambiance, and overall experience was fantastic!
Love the Boathouse. Never look at the menu, but was glad I did since they had a good deal going on 2 for 22 or 3 for 33. Was disappointed in the ribs, though. Instead of the usual fall-off-the-bone tenderness, they were chew-off-the-bone. Good, but now what I expect from MI. Hoping it was just that batch and not a change in direction for them. I know some prefer chewing off the bone, but I've loved the juicy version they've made for years.
Great!!!! Thank you!!!
The food was not as good as usual. We had to send saratoga chips back. They were chewy - not crispy and hot. We had to ask for bread after our meal came and we usually get that right up front. The ribs were ok - not as tender as usual. One of our salads came without tomatoes and we had to ask for some. Part of our oder didn't even show up and the staff never made sure that our order was correct. Again we had to ask for the rest of our food. We were told there was a problem with the kitchen. Not sure what it was. We'll go back I'm sure but I hope it's back up to speed on our next trip.
Dinner of 5 Took two and half hours. Just a very bad experience
The food is always great at Montgomery Inn. However, the last few times I've been to the Boathouse I've had issues with poor service. The first couple of times I had service issues, I considered it more of a fluke. Now it seems to be a pattern.
On this trip to Montgomery Inn, the server took are order and then disappeared. The good news: Montgomery Inn has food runners so my meal got to me fresh and hot. The bad news: the server failed to check back until we were done eating. I was out of water needed extra BBQ sauce. I waited a few minutes for the server, but she was nowhere to be found. I eventually gave up. She eventually came by when the entire party was done eating.
At the end of the day, Montgomery Inn is one of my favorites and I'll be back. I love the food - its a Cincinnati staple. However, set your expectations low on service. We were a party of 3. On this night, it looked like there were quite a few large parties. I'm guessing that our server had her hands full with the party tables and wound up neglecting us.
Cheryl provided amazing. Think we received the best table in the restaurant. Thank you.
I will never go here again. I made a 7:30 reservation, we were not seated until over an 1 hour past our reservation. This was my daughter's B-day celebration, and we specifically made a reservation because I had my elderly parents with us. It is difficult for them to wait around for long periods of time. Then when we were seated, we were stuck in a corner in a crowded booth. The waitress was O.k., she was quite rushed. It was very noisy, and the food was pretty much just O.K.. There is nothing special about this place. The two young ladies in the front were rather rude when we checked in. They pretty much said it wasn't their fault, they said "nobody is getting up from their tables". What a joke of an explanation. They also were not very apologetic that our 7:30 reservation could not be honored. Total waste of an evening....NEVER AGAIN!!!!
It took 40 minutes to be seated with our reservation. There were multiple large tables open, but we were seated at a small round table with 6 adults. It was really a table for 4. The table was squished into a high traffic area with lots of tables surrounding us. We were bumped into by patrons, high chairs and waiters due to the cramped spacing. We originally asked to be moved to a larger table, but we were told none was available. Nick was a great waiter and did a good job!
We had a reservation at 6 pm. Our entire party was there at 6 pm. We were told it would be another 15 to 30 minute wait. The place was so crowded. After 30 minutes we checked again and were told it would be another 15 to 30 minute wait. We asked "what is the point of making a reservation when you have to continue to wait". We were told that someone without a reservation is told the wait is 1 to 1.5 hour wait. We ended up getting seated around 7 pm. An hour after our reservation. Ridiculous! We won't be back.
The wait time was very minimal for a Saturday evening. The food and service was excellent as always. Our favorite place to dine.
We arrived at a time that we were able to be seated immediately. Drinks were promptly served after order taken and the server was attentive enough not to be a nuisance. He was close by in case we needed anything extra and was quick to deliver.
What's the point of book if I've to wait 15 min. to get a table?
Can't go wrong with any menu option. Shrimp app was superb. Brisket, ribs, chicken, pork chop all excellent. Onion straws and kettle chips are musts! Surprisingly, Caesar salad was a little bland. And - for dessert - get the cream puff, skip the cheesecake....that is IF you have room for a dessert! Full portions! Our waiter Jeff was a top notch!
Dinner with a business associate, the food and service were excellant
Enjoyed their 3 for $33 meal deal. Appetizer/salad, entree and dessert. Delightful and delicious!
Unbelievable way to run a restaurant, sardines get treated better in a can, noise level was ridiculous couldn't even have a conversation with my party without yelling across the table, I will not be back!!!
We felt very rushed ...I wasn’t even finished with my salad and they took it away-same with my meal
Having reservations saved us a 2 hour wait!!!
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.
Never let's us down. The Cantonese shrimp was superb.
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.
Don our waiter did an excellent job as usual! He has personality plus to go along with prompt attentive service!
He is an asset to your team!
Great service, food and ambiance. What’s not to like about a restaurant located on a colorful waterfront.
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.
Greeted well at front when checking in...great window seats and great food and service! Will be back!
Had lunch with my daughters and a friend; lovely view and great service. I had the brisket platter with mashed sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts. While the food was all good, the brussel sprouts were amazing!
Enjoyed a great dinner with my wife. Food is always on point here.
Always a great place to dine! Reliable for great service and delicious food. Perfect for two or a group!
The food was delicious and the service was very good. Ribs were outstanding. I would recommend Montgomery Inn to anyone who loves good ribs.
It was another great meal. Brannon was an excellent and knowledgeable waiter. Service was timely and the food was cooked to order. Our out of town friends loved the experience.
Excellent restaurant. The food, atmosphere, and service were excellent. The ribs are amazing.
Great service and great food, would definitely go back!!