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Arnold's Bar and Grill

4.7
4.7
464 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Always eager to show of it's 150 plus years of history, Arnold's Bar and Grill is Cincinnati's oldest continuously operated Tavern. Here are a few of Arnold's more recent awards and Accolades... Citybeat 2016: Best Live Music While You Eat, Thrillist 2015: The Most Iconic Bar in Ohio, The Daily Meal 2015: The 150 Best Bars in America, Cincinnati Magazine 2015: Top 45 Burgers in Cincinnati, Cityvoter 2015: Top 5 Beer Selection, Citybeat 2014: Best Outdoor Dining, Esquire Magazine 2013: Best Bars in America, Buzzfeed 2013: List of America's Oldest and Coolest Bars

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Booked 39 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30am, Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30am

  • Phone number

    (513) 421-6234

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kayla Robison

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    Pancoast Alley

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

Popular dishes

Menu

Available 11am - 2pm Monday - Friday

Soups

  • Soup

    Please ask your server for our daily homemade selections

    • Cup$4.50
    • Bowl$7.50

Salads

  • House Salad

    Field Greens / Cheddar / Pickled Onions / Tomato

    • Small$5.00
    • Large$8.00
  • Tab Salad$12.00

    Field Greens / Fresh Roasted Turkey / Avocado / Bacon / Ranch

    • Salmon Kale Caesar$15.00

      6 oz. grilled salmon fillet served over a Caesar salad made of kale, romaine, goat cheese, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, croutons, homemade Caesar dressing and romano cheese

      • Chicken Kale Caesar$10.00

        Boneless breast of chicken served over a Caesar salad made of kale, romaine, goat cheese, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, croutons, homemade Caesar dressing and romano cheese

        • Missie's Chicken Quinoa Bowl$10.00

          Chilled romaine, quinoa, spicy ginger sesame dressing, 6 oz baked chicken breast, chopped fresh broccoli, red peppers and goat cheese tossed. Topped with slivered almonds, and sesame seeds

          Features

          Add salad to entrée $3

          • Arnold's Greek Spaghetti$10.00

            Bell peppers, onions, tomato, mushrooms, olives and bacon sauteed in Arnold's garlic sauce. Served over linguine and dusted with romano

            • Spaghetti and Meatballs$10.00

              Our famous meat sauce, heck, our famous meatballs

              • Cincy Lentils$10.00

                Vegan and delicious! 1,2,3 or 4 Way!

                • Marty's Chicken and Waffles$14.00

                  Proudly serving local Belgium waffles from Marty's Waffles Food Truck. Boneless breast of chicken coated with seasoned flour then deep fried. Served with fries and drizzled with buffalo sauce and maple syrup

                  Sandwiches

                  Served with Grippo's BBQ Potato Chips (Excluding Hot Brown and Grilled Cheese) Sub Fries or Fresh Fruit for $2

                  • Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup$9.00

                    Mozzarella / Swiss / Cheddar / Provolone / Hoagie Roll / Tomato Soup

                    • Meatball Hero$9.00

                      Our Famous Meatballs / Provolone / Toni's Tomato Sauce

                      • Tab$10.00

                        Fresh Roasted Turkey / Avocado / Bacon / Oat Wheat Toast / Lettuce / Tomato / Ranch

                        • Turkey$9.00

                          Fresh Roasted Turkey / Cheese / Lettuce / Tomato / Mayo

                          • Arnold's Hot Brown$9.00

                            Grilled Hoagie Roll / Fries / Mornay Sauce / Fresh Turkey / Bacon

                            • Pesto Chickpea Salad$9.00

                              Chickpea, roasted red peppers, red onions, cucumbers, apples, goat cheese and roasted garlic tossed with a light pesto vinaigrette. Served on Shadeau Rye Bread with alfalfa sprouts and tomato

                              Last updated: February 2, 2022

                              What 464 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

                              4.7
                              4.7 based on recent ratings
                              • 4.7Food
                              • 4.6Service
                              • 4.6Ambience
                              • 4.5Value

                              NoiseModerate

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                              1. MS

                                MarieS

                                San Francisco

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined 5 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                I was seated quickly. Waitress was friendly and responsive. We started with the crispy Brussel sprouts and they are sooo good! I got the spring salad with salmon and it was delicious. We had a great evening! The band in the courtyard is why we chose Arnold’s and they were so fun!!

                              2. AR

                                AshleyR

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 5 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Arnolds was great! We sat outside & had great service. Not to mention the burgers were tasty and beer was cold! We would definitely come back!!

                              3. BL

                                BethL

                                Cincinnati

                                4 reviews

                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great, laid-back atmosphere. Delicious drinks and something for everyone, even with a limited menu. The cauliflower steak was absolutely delicious!

                              4. n

                                none

                                Western NC

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We had a delightful evening meal. The Salmon dinner was excellent.

                              5. K

                                Kristin

                                Cincinnati

                                5 reviews

                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Took my two daughters (5 & 8) for an early dinner before a show downtown. Our server was great. The kids loved the courtyard and

                              6. SH

                                ScottH

                                San Francisco

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Really great experience for a party of 8 - Great service!

                              7. r

                                rptrpt1961

                                Cincinnati

                                22 reviews

                                4.0

                                22 reviews

                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                Staff was excellent; courteous, friendly, good recommendations. Food was great; enjoyable dining experience

                              8. SS

                                SandraS

                                Cincinnati

                                13 reviews

                                3.0

                                13 reviews

                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                overall3food5service3ambience5

                                Great location and our food was delicious. I was with a large group who were heading to a show after dinner. Our meals took a lot longer than anticipated and we felt rushed to finish eating and get to our event. Won't stop me from coming back.

                              9. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 20, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                My wife and I love going to Arnold’s for the food and the beer choices. t’s one of the best restaurants in all of downtown Cincinnati.

                              10. S

                                Smharr00

                                Tallahassee

                                3 reviews

                                1.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                overall1food1service3ambience2

                                We tried this place based on recommendations and having seen the chef on Chopped. To say we were disappointed and underwhelmed would be an understatement. For the table we ordered the poutine and the whipped ricotta appetizers. The poutine ended up being the only food ordered with any taste at all. The whipped ricotta was bland. Our food arrived 5 minutes after the appetizers, so we didn’t really have a chance to eat much of them anyway. For meals we ordered the Greek Deluxe and the Truffle Brie Chicken. I’m not sure why the Greek Deluxe has been on the menu since 1957, because it had no taste, it didn’t even have salt or pepper, let alone any Greek flavoring. The Truffle Brie Chicken’s saving grace was the risotto, which still lacked flavor. Overall, we couldn’t figure out what the hype was about and won’t be returning.

                              11. ER

                                EdwardRobert

                                Cincinnati

                                7 reviews

                                5.0

                                7 reviews

                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                I had the seasonal salad, which was delicious (good mix of ingredients) and hearty, even without adding chicken. The kitchen here always produces quality soups, salads, and entrees.

                              12. SM

                                SaraM

                                Indiana

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                I took my son and his friends out to dinner on a Saturday night.The food was great, service was excellent and there was live music. What more could you ask for?!

                              13. 4

                                4paynes

                                Cincinnati

                                16 reviews

                                5.0

                                16 reviews

                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Wonderful service, great food and drinks. Our server was friendly and helpful :) We ate in the dining room and could hear the music but, we could still talk easily.

                              14. TM

                                TimM

                                Nashville

                                7 reviews

                                5.0

                                7 reviews

                                Dined on April 8, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent service and food.

                              15. KL

                                KathyLe

                                Cincinnati

                                9 reviews

                                5.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on April 8, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great Friday night at the historic Arnold's Bar and Grill in the Courtyard. The Chicken dish was substantial and delicious. Another favorite was the Portabella Sandwich. We shared dessert and the cheese cake was enough for three people! Loved the music! You just can't help but smile when you hear Lagniappe playing. They are an amazing local Cajun band. A perfect way to wind down the week and start the weekend!

                              16. JL

                                JoshuaL

                                Indiana

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great food, great brews, and great tunes. Hells to the yes I had fun. And hells to the yes I enjoyed my delicious food and left full! Wooooo!!

                              17. LD

                                LaurenD

                                Cincinnati

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Delicious food and great service- I love Arnold’s!

                              18. j

                                jeffb

                                Cincinnati

                                8 reviews

                                5.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Love the burgers and ambiance here. Especially in the courtyard. Service is excellent too. Only downside is it is somewhat noisy when gets full.

                              19. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Cincinnati

                                1 review

                                2.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                overall2food1service2ambience2

                                The drinks were watered down and not that great. The food was underwhelming. Mediocre at best. I’ve had great bar food and it just missed the mark on many levels. For being the oldest bar in the city and having been featured on cooking shows it was a huge disappointment and let down. I wouldn’t go back to be honest and would not recommend.

                              20. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Cincinnati

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The crusted cauliflower with edamame quinoa and kimchi was fantastic. Service was great!

                              21. d

                                detroitbug

                                Cincinnati

                                8 reviews

                                5.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Food was outstanding. Service was efficient and friendly. Lively but comfortable vibe. A Cincinnati classic.

                              22. a

                                amyw

                                Cincinnati

                                48 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                48 reviews

                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Food and service were great. The courtyard is such a fun, eclectic spot to dine and take in the history of the establishment. Wine selection is nice and reasonably priced. This was a cool alternative to traditional Friday fish fries as they have salmon in addition to fried cod!

                              23. SW

                                StuW

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 31, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great food, service, staff, and atmosphere! We plan to return!

                              24. DE

                                DeborahE

                                Cincinnati

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                It was good. If you are a foodie, you will love this place. But they also have great burgers.

                              25. NW

                                NormaW

                                Cincinnati

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                My husband had the Thai Peanut wings and I had the Short ribs and grits! Everything was wonderful ! Highly recommend !

                              26. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Columbus

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                As always amazing food and lucked into live music

                              27. UC

                                UnionCentral

                                Cincinnati

                                13 reviews

                                5.0

                                13 reviews

                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                The Greek spaghetti is fabulous, as are the burgers. Order the bread pudding if they have it. The chocolate drizzled cheesecake... OMG.

                              28. JB

                                JulieB

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                vip
                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 24, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great food as always. The restaurant was very busy pre-concert, and the kitchen and servers were on top of it. Consistently a favorite for our family!

                              29. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Cincinnati

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The place was packed. They’re were groups of people that left because the wait was too long. Since I went on Open Table and got a reservation, I did not have to wait at all. I’ve only used this app a few times, but it will be my go to from now on for sure.

                              30. LK

                                LindaK

                                Cincinnati

                                4 reviews

                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Staff is always friendly and attentive. Greek spaghetti is outstanding

                              31. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Cincinnati

                                4 reviews

                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We had tickets to the show and decided to dine at our staple place for good food and cocktails. We have not been to Arnold's since pre-Covid and were pleasantly surprised by the quality and presentation of the food. My husband had a Bourbon mule and the salmon dinner and I had the skinny mule and the brie truffle chicken. It was delicious! I would definitely go back for the chicken and find it may be a dish that pulls me back sooner than I would have normally planned.😋 My husband loved the salmon too but after he tried the Brussel sprouts.....I know he'll want to come back for more. Typically he prefers asparagus but I know he will forever only want Brussel sprouts here. Our server was phenomenal. She checked on us regularly and adjusted our bill several times as we kept adding drinks and then dessert.(our fault, not hers....she was trying to help get us out quickly for the show :)) I had the bread pudding for dessert. It was good but I'd likely get the cheesecake next time. We will definitely be back. We love the live music and on show nights, we never get to stay, unfortunately. Next time we'll plan our visit based on the music.

                              32. HP

                                HeatherP

                                Cincinnati

                                3 reviews

                                4.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                Definitely an older establishment without any ADA modifications, but great food and excellent service.

                              33. JT

                                JenniferT

                                Savannah

                                3 reviews

                                4.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                The desserts were very good. We would have liked to sit in the garden type area but it was crowded.

                              34. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New York Area

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Outstanding meal! Thank you Kayla.

                              35. CR

                                CheriR

                                Cincinnati

                                46 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                46 reviews

                                Dined on March 11, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The food was very good. The Mexican cauliflower was awesome Burger was great as were the short ribs

                              36. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Cincinnati

                                10 reviews

                                5.0

                                10 reviews

                                Dined on March 5, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We love Arnold’s. The atmosphere is layed back- yet an energy that is wonderful. The staff is exceptional. We enjoyed the band the Dancing Pigs. We always enjoy Arnold’s and will come back for sure.

                              37. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Cincinnati

                                9 reviews

                                5.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on March 4, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Stopped by for the Bockfest celebration and was not disappointed! Great band, delicious food, and friendly service. Love this place!

                              38. OW

                                OctopusWoman

                                Cincinnati

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on March 4, 2022

                                overall5food3service4ambience5

                                We were booked in the garden, right in front of the stage and it WAS Bockfest so, of course, it was noisy. Food was good - fish and chips all around, beer was delish! and the service was superb! Great place to hang. Love it.

                              39. BS

                                BillS

                                Cincinnati

                                16 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                16 reviews

                                Dined on March 3, 2022

                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                A classic, food is way above what one would expect from such an aged place. Atmosphere electric. Courtyard is awesome.

                              40. KA

                                KimA

                                Palm Springs

                                19 reviews

                                5.0

                                19 reviews

                                Dined on March 3, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                First time there. It is so cool and the patio area is a fun, brilliant use of the space. We enjoyed the bluegrass band and the whole vibe. We happened to be there during Bockfest ( never heard of it) so it was a special menu. My salad was so good and huge! We will definitely go back!

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                              Arnold's Bar and Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 464 OpenTable diners.

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                              Booked 39 times today
                              Google Map for Arnold's Bar and Grill

                              210 E 8th St Cincinnati, OH 45202

                              Additional information

                              • Cross street

                                Pancoast Alley

                              • Neighborhood

                                Cincinnati

                              • Hours of operation

                                Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30am, Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30am

                              • Cuisines

                                American, Burgers, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

                              • Dining style

                                Casual Dining

                              • Dress code

                                Business Casual

                              • Parking details

                                Street Parking

                              • Payment options

                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                              • Executive chef

                                Kayla Robison

                              • Additional

                                Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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