Nicholson's Tavern & Pub
Love this place! We often eat here when we attend a show at the Aranoff.
Great brunch experience. Always great service. Nice outdoor dining option as well. Been here many times and never been disappointed.
Perry took wonderful care of us. Food was delicious.
Friendly staff. We were seated as soon as we arrived. Very knowledgeable about the menu. Quick service but made us aware that we could take our time. Great experience
Overall food very good but the pork loin was dry and over cooked. Crab cakes and sweet potato’s where great.
Great food. The duck fat fries were incredible! Ploughman’s board was nice—excellent mix of funky cheeses and other yummies. Bread was delicious. The shepherds pie was nearly all meat, and tasted great! Fifi, our server, was a delight. All in all, a wonderful time, and we would definitely go back.
Food was great. Our server was not the friendliest and didn’t check on us very often. To be fair we were there for dinner before a broadway show.
Good ok average
We were having brunch before our play at the Arinoff.
Our food was delicious but our server was slow and made several mistakes on our bills. We ended up being rushed to make our play on time.
We came to watch a hockey game, but the TVs were not working. No problem - they say is next door in Horse and Barrel. The place was noisy due to an event upstairs but we had a great time nevertheless
Always wonderful service. Food is tasty.
The evening was great. We had theater tickets and our waitress was aware. She brought us our drinks in a timely manner, food came out perfect at the right time. We did not feel rushed at all and were never neglected to where we had to flag down someone for service. Another beverage after dinner and dessert which was delicious afterwards. Look forward to next visit.
Took advantage of the "Cinci Restaurant Week" deal; each of us got a wonderful appetizer (spinach dip for me), sandwich and dessert on the Prix Fixe menu. My 'Caledonian chicken' had all the extras and was marinated deliciously! My daughter ordered Shepherd's Pie, so filling she had half to take home. Our server was super-attentive and very professional. Love Nicholson's every time (and my son loved their choices on draft for his 21st b-day lunch ;-)
We had a reservation, but the only table they had available was a high-top in the bar. We were there on a Friday evening before a performance at the Aronoff, so the bar and restaurant were crowded. My fish sliders were cold and we did not receive the appetizer and second round of drinks that we ordered. Would not go again, especially before the theatre.
Delicious food, great atmosphere. Our waiter was fabulous and made the experience even better. As an added bonus ... kilts!
The food was tasty, but the vegetables that came with the scallops was cold. Desert was very tasty.
Good food at reasonable prices. Best fish and chips in town.
Am always so impressed with Nicolson's! They never disappoint! Service, food, atmosphere - everything wonderful! Will be back again!
We eat there all of the time and love the food and the atmosphere
We had a great time - good food, great atmosphere!
My husband and I both got the fish and chips. My fish was almost burnt and my husbands fries looked like they were from two hours before. The coleslaw was very bland and not much. Not worth the $16 it cost either.
We went in hopes of getting a Scotch flight for my boyfriend for his birthday. He loves it but doesn’t drink it often, so it was already an exciting time going into it. Mike, our waiter, loves Scotch just as much as my boyfriend, and we were blown away by his care and time he spent with us to make sure we got exactly what we were hoping for! We will definitely be back, and hopefully we’ll run into Mike again!
Excellent food and really nice server - don’t know his name but he was from Warren MI! The kitchen was really busy so the food took a little while. Fortunately we were not in a rush. Fun decor and really nice people who work in this place. Very enjoyable evening.
Waitress disappeared for long periods. Cold coffee. Fish sliders amazing!
We had been here a number of times previously. It remains as good as ever. We actually tried to get a booking elsewhere, but it was the first home game for the Reds, and other places had no space. Nicholson's did, though it was pretty full. The food was quite good, the service was accurate and polite and accommodating, and the décor is great, especially to folks like us that love Scotland. We paid a little more than we would at home, but downtown Cincy is a bit more expensive. Noise level was up during game time, but calmed down a bit by the time we left. Overall, another great experience at Nicholson's.
Anniversary dinner. Came in at 730 on Sunday so pretty close to closing time but the music was really loud. That was really the only thing I can say wasn’t completely exceptional! This was our second time coming here and the food and drink both times had been delicious and the service was awesome, you can tell the employees enjoy their jobs! 10/10 would recommend
It is a great place to go before a show at the Aronoff. The service was spectacular and there is a nice selection of food.
Consistently good food and outstanding service by Michael.
Great service! Great food!
Seemed shorthanded for waitstaff but food was great.
Our food was wonderful, especially the Guiness stew and service was great!
The food as well as the service were absolutely wonderful.
Five of us for dinner. Some had good food and some said it was ok. Mine was ok. The server was a bit of a sourpuss - not friendly or personable really. We did go on St. Patrick's Day so really expected some fun and upbeat attitudes but not what we got - more ho-hum, another day another dollar attitudes. It was ok but Cincinnati has so many fun restaurants with great food AND great service that if a friend was asking I can think of a lot of other places that I would recommend first. Two of us had the shepherd's pie which was average - the flavor of the meat was good, carrots undercooked and potatoes fairly flavorless. It was sort of a "deconstructed" version - layer of meat with veggies around and potatoes on top but not completely covering as in a traditional shepherd's pie. One person ordered the Reuben and said it was very good. One person had the tenderloin and said it was very good and one person had the pulled pork and said it was average or a little better. Prices are fairly reasonable - drinks high as is the case anymore if you are drinking at a restaurant. $8.00 cabernet was meh. Switched to green beer, but they ran out of green food coloring - no biggie except for the lack of the St. Patty's Day fun element.
Always a great time . Great food . Servers are attentive . Our family’s celebration place . Strongly suggest fish and chips. Appetizers are a meal themselves .
Everything was great... once we got into the back room. I had no idea there would be live music at 6pm, and was on day 3 of a migraine. They actually tried to seat us right in front of the band & I have no idea why, since the entire back room was practically empty! If I go again, I'll be wearing ear plugs.
First time to Nicholson's Tavern & Pub. Food was excellent as was the service. A bit noisy, but then
it was St. Paddy's Day Week-end, so to be expected. Would return again.
amazing food and great service! beer cheese was phenomenal!
Good menu with a broad range of food from sandwiches to full dinners and "Pub" food. Conveniently located to the Aronoff so great for "theater" dates, which is what we did. Service was prompt and attentive.
Love the atmosphere and bar area. Had burgers which were good but nothing out of the ordinary. Would love to try other items on the menu. Great place to meet for drinks