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Monday Dollar Oyster Night
Fresh daily selections for $1
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: August 29, 2019
Ends: August 30, 2118
Availability: Mon 5:00PM-9:30PM
Tuesday Burger Night
Featured burger plus craft beer $14
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: August 29, 2019
Ends: August 30, 2118
Availability: Tue 5:00PM-9:30PM
Great, timely service. Outstanding food reasonably priced.
Nice selection of wines and well crafted cocktails.
All comes together for a most enjoyable dining experience
A nice evening celebrating Christmas with dinner with my sisters! The ambiance is great!
Noisiest I’ve ever encountered here. Heavy holiday cheer? Not much any restaurant can do about that when it’s busy, but given how close the tables are, not a spot for intimate, quiet conversation.
Food was great, service a bit spotty, but again very busy Thursday night, just a little slower than I would have liked, not terrible by any stretch.
On a busy Saturday evening, the atmosphere was hectic but friendly. We thought the servers were doing a very good job keeping up with the demands of the diners and providing a friendly, efficient service. The food we selected was well-prepared and tasty. The only negative thing was what we thought was overpriced beverages -- the draft beers seemed more expensive than normal and the glass of wine was on the skimpy side for the price paid.
Absolutely the best Prime Rib in Cincinnati. The mushroom soup is fabulous. And the side of Brussels Sprouts are the best I've ever had. Overall a great place to dine.
Thank you for being a part of the neighborhood tradition, jeff! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. Next time, join us for brunch! We look forward to serving you again.
It was the perfect way to spend a 40th anniversary!
Thought it was overpriced.
Kathy, thank you for dining with us. Your feedback is appreciated, and we would like to learn more about your visit. At your earliest convenience, please call (513) 271-2103, and ask to speak to Andrew or Lisa. We look forward to hearing from you!
We sat next to the fireplace. The service was very good. We will back!
We come as a group for a Prechristmas dinner every year. The service and food is excellent. We especially appreciate that we are invited To have a leisurely meal with time to exchange gifts and visit.
Great place to eat. A little pricey but the food and service was great so worth it. Would definitely recommend
It was all good , we love sitting in the bar. My only complaint is dinner was quite slow to come.
Great to work with for our large group of 12 when we were making reservations and getting seated. When it came to the delivery of our order the 4 kids meals were all co-mingled and delivered to the wrong seats. They also had no clue what seat ordered what meal when it came time to serve the adults. Overall a nice experience, just a little surprised!
Lisa Hopkins greeted us nicely as she always does and Joey was a great server. The mushroom pasta was delicious and we would highly recommend the bison burger too.
It was delicious as usual, we moved here from NY 2 years ago and it’s one our favorite places in our new home.
VJC1, we are always so happy to host you! It's our goal to make every guest feel at home!
We eat at the national exemplar because it has great food and a very nice cozy atmosphere and great service.
At the top of the list of good value, comfort food restaurants. It is our No.1 go to for restaurant of a last minute, relaxing good dinner. The food has evolved over the past several years, getting better and/or more interesting and contemporary. Recently the wine list has also undergone a change with the addition of some higher end wines to go go with their good value list. Highly recommended for a casual, excellent meal.
Thank you so much, LaTraviata! It's always such a pleasure serving you.
The only thing was the lasagna was dry and the sea scallops with couscous was to salty. Have had both meals before so was disappointed this time.
Cozy, quiet enough for conversation & really good food. The mushroom linguini was outstanding. Love this place!
We celebrate our wedding anniversary each year at this restaurant because of the whole experience.
Love the Exemplar! Quite the ambiance for a delightful dinner with a good friend. Our server Tara was wonderful. Our meals were excellent... and the portions were just right. The carrot cake was simply over the top.
We'll be back soon!
Thank you for dining with us, geohood! We will be sure to pass your kind comments along to Tara. We are looking forward to your return!
Always a great meal in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed the evening very much.
Everything about this dining experience at a favorite spot met expectations EXCEPT that Open Table did not pass on my special request for a particular seating preference. Therefore the restaurant was unable to accommodate that request. Lesson learned, I suppose. I will not trust Open Table to do that again if using them in the future, but rather contact the restaurant directly.
Really delicious scallops and branzino. I frequently order scallops when eating out and I'm often disappointed. These were wonderful. Would definitely come back for more. Or server was super kind and polite!
DON'T MISS THE SHORT RIBS & PASTA- FABULOUS!!!!!
THE WAIT-STAFF AND AUXILIARY FOLKS ARE WARM AND WELCOMING.
Consistently great food and service—Tara is the best!
Thanks, JeffandJess! It's always a pleasure to serve you!
Good food. Pleasant environment. The special listed on the menu for Friday and Saturday nights were sold out by 6:45; didn’t tell us until we tried to order the special.
This was my first time to the restaurant. My family members had all been, and grew up in Mariemont, so they were familiar with it. I can’t recommend it enough. Our server Joey was perfect. Can’t wait to visit again 😊
Thank you so much for your feedback! We'll be sure to pass along the praise to Joey and can't wait for your next visit!
The N.E. keeps getting better. No, it is not a Restaurant L, an Orchids, or a Boca but I put it in the top tier of that next group of restaurants that have many dishes every bit as tasty as some of the big boys, just not as unique to the restaurant or as complex - nor as pricey. The menu is not large, but the food is definetly above the comfort level that was the tradition at N.E. before the last three chefs, each of whom has moved the food in a higher direction. The wine list keeps getting upgraded; there are now a few familiar name, higher end selections available for the special occasion. Highly recommended for a causal, good meal.
This was a fantastic place to bring guest from out of town. Food was excellent, and the experience fantastic.
Tuesday, it was a pleasure to host you and your guest! We take pride in being a neighborhood gathering place!
We celebrated my birthday with Sunday dinner at the Exemplar. The ambiance was warm and cozy. The wait staff were super friendly. Food service was prompt. The signature Hungarian mushroom soup and Bolognese lasagna were wonderful. It was a delightful evening.
Excellent as always!
The 6 dollar Caesar Salad had only romaine, zero dressing or anything else that would make it a Caesar. Service was intermittent. Otherwise, a good meal.
The service was lovely and the food delicious. The lamb slider was moist and well seasoned on a delicious bun. The mushroom fettuccine was rich and filling with a pronounced black truffle flavor and the brussel sprouts were cooked just enough and were complimented nicely by the bacon. They seated us right in front of the fireplace which was perfect for the cool autumn day and my warming cup of mulled wine.
The Hungarian mushroom soup is the perfect start to any fall/winter meal, and the fireplaces add warmth and charm.
Excellent food - all three meals served, including the Salmon dish, Mac & Cheese and famous mushroom soup...and we liked the short rib dish. Very good. The service was excellent thanks to Prescilla and other servers. The place was busy but not noisy, and charming setting with fireplace going. It was a very nice Saturday night dinner. Will return.
Thank you so much, Michael, for your feedback! We'll be sure to pass along the praise to Prescilla and look forward to your next visit!
All four food entrees were very good . Salads were fresh and good size . Bread was excellent . Carrot cake was large easily shared by four people . Very good service . polite and pleasant
Soup and salad delicious, honestly everything was. I can’t wait to go again
We have been going to this restaurant for years and I always visit when I am in town visiting family
JamesJaredTaylor, thank you for being such a loyal visitor to The National Exemplar! We always love hosting you!
Service was not up to par
The food was good once we got it. My wife order bison burger well done it came out raw. They didn’t bring out sides until we tracked down the waiter and told him. The waiter never offered to get us another drink, we had to waive him down to get something else to drink. Once we got the food and it was corrected it was very good though.
JamesC, thank you for dining with us. We value your feedback, and are disappointed to hear your visit did not meet the 5-star experience we strive to provide to every guest. We will be sure to pass your comments to our kitchen and staff to ensure your next visit is improved with us. Thank you.