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An Art Deco dining experience.  - 1931, Cincinnati, OH

1931

3.9
3.9
334 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Experience Casual Elegance at 1931 in Cincinnati's Historic Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel

Tucked away in downtown Cincinnati's iconic Hilton Netherland Plaza, the 1931 invites you to dine in sophisticated style. This art deco jewel evokes the glamour of a bygone era with its soaring painted ceilings, marble columns, and Rookwood pottery. While the setting transports you back in time, the cuisine is decidedly modern, with American fare and creative cocktails.

The versatile menu features breakfast classics like fluffy pancakes and savory eggs benedict. Lunch brings soups, salads, and sandwiches, while dinner tempts with dishes like Citrus-Glazed Salmon, Peppercorn-crusted Ribeye, and Pappardelle & Braised Beef Short Rib Ragout.

Whether you're seeking breakfast, lunch, or romantic dinner, the 1931 excellent service ensures a memorable experience. Its proximity to the convention center, theatres, and stadiums is also a convenient pre-event spot for a bite and cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (513) 564-6465
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Bruce Dillon
  • Neighborhood
    Cincinnati
  • Cross street
    Race Street and 5th Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Breakfast/Brunch Buffet

    $42.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    You can experience all the best parts of the weekend in one place. Our delicious buffet offers many options, handcrafted cocktails, and a unique art deco atmosphere that will make it an unforgettable experience. Whether you are joining us before you head to the Bengals game or the morning after a wedding weekend, you will find spectacular service and tasteful food that will make you come back for more. Enjoy the phenomenal Sunday breakfast brunch buffet at $42 per guest. Add a bottomless mimosa for $19 per guest to add a bit of bubbly to your experience.

What 334 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

334 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Incompetent service. Stapled pages for a wine list. My pasta was cold and lukewarm in parts at best. Some man from the kitchen was serving the food, and I wasn't sure if he was supposed to be the "chef" or the dishwasher or likely both. Get your act together!

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  2. Daddio

    Cincinnati

    49 reviews

    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was wonderful but the service was lousy. We waited several minutes for a hostess to appear so we could be seated. Our server was extremely inexperienced. She brought a basket of bread, but provided no plates to eat it on. She dropped off our unopened bottle of wine at the table and walked away. No one cleared our used dishes as we finished our salad course and then entree. So, we had to stack our dishes so the server could find a place to put down our desserts. With so many wonderful restaurants in town, we will probably not be back. So disappointed!

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  3. KarenB

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was tasty but we missed the 5 star upscale dishes from the days when this was Orchids restaurant. The stunning art deco surroundings deserves dishes and formality of this beautiful historic space. Very disappointed they had run out of goetta sliders starter so early in the evening (6:00). Service was attentive and quick but failed to remove empty cocktail glasses and menus after ordering. Cluttered the small table. Noise level was nonexistent! Loved the live piano music playing from the bar. Will return but not with the excited anticipation as in the past.

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  4. MichaelD

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It has been quite a long time since we have been to a classic Sunday brunch buffet with all the serving stations. 1931 did not disappoint. The setting is as enchanting as it was when the hotel was built. The tables are not packed in to permit the establishment to make as much money as possible. The food stations were filled, and regularly refilled, with a great selection of delicious items from which to choose. Guests were greeted at the egg and carving stations and were served sumptuous foods. The service was excellent, with servers who made us feel welcome and ensured we enjoyed Mother's Day.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I never want to go back. The food and service were so underwhelming. If I had gotten this quality at Golden Corral, I would have been upset. The fact I got it at 1931 is orders of magnitude worse.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food service and beverages. the ambience is impeccable

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservation for 12:30 and arrived on time. We weren't seated till 12:55pm. The host was overwhelmed and had a hard time tracking reservations. When it was finally time to be seated we were taken in the restaurant to another host stand. We had to wait at the second host stand to be seated. When we finally reached our table there were several empty tables that never really filled out. Thankfully the food was delicious but it was disappointing to have to wait nearly 30 minutes after our reservation time.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server George was the best!!! Courteous, professional and and joy to talk with. My son and I have a fantastic time!!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    prime rib, lamb and ham were overcooked and dry. Vegetables were underwhelming and overcooked. deserts were dry and again, underwhelming. Mussels were just disgusting and the oysters were just there. Shrimp were good. Cheese board was good, had to ask for the smoked salmon 2 times but the cooked salmon was always full.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The experience was good. No huge crowds to negotiate. Valet parking easy, quick, and convenient. A few food items we didn’t care for. A chicken dish was overcooked and dry. Prime rib seemed a bit chewy for prime rib. Bakery items were very good. Overall a good experience.

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FAQs

1931 is rated 3.9 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for 1931

35 W 5th St, #2801, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Race Street and 5th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Cincinnati
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bruce Dillon
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (513) 564-6465
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