Crown Republic - Gastropub

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Gastro Pub
Crown Republic Gastropub is the place where rustic New American fare meets made from scratch cooking with heart. Our team sources from global food and cultural inspirations, brings and approachable, eclectic culinary experience that guests can't wait to explore. At Crown Republic Gastropub, Chef Anthony Sitek takes pride in creating nearly all of the ingredients in house. Our chef-driven dishes are served with an expert eye so that our guests can concentrate on what matters most: the friends and family they are dining with. Family is exactly our specialty at Crown Republic; our goal is to make everyone who walks in the door, from our staff to our smiling guests, feel at home. Slightly off the beaten path where the business and arts districts of downtown Cincinnati collide, you'll find that you are able to relax and savor every moment, knowing you are in good hands.

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MC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice selection of food and wine! Our server was spot on!

M
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious as were the cocktails. Staff was very attentive and the owners even came over to chat with us. Wednesday night special is eggplant Parmesan - and it truly was special. Highly recommended.

NK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fun restaurant. Eclectic menu with lots of healthy options. Been here 3 times and have loved everything I've eaten. Service is very good and meals arrive quickly.

SA
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious with a gorgeous presentation. The service was also attentive and friendly.

C
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food. The decor is fun and imaginative and it’s in a great location. I would highly recommend crown republic.

MR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four decided to get a variety of items from the menu, including starters, entrees and desserts. We ended up with nine different items and every single one was amazing!! We are already planning on going back to try the menu items we missed!

JR
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Chairs at the hi tops were uncomfortable. I felt like I was eating at some factory lunch room. That had really good food.

J
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious, Megan is a wonderful waitress.

GS
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I’ve really tried to find a positive in the visit, but I honestly can’t come up with one. The restaurant looked busy, so we had high hopes when we arrived, but that’s as good as it got. We tried an appetizer: Everything Knots. They didn’t feel or taste fresh, and two of them were burnt. Think frozen rolls. Not a good start. I had the Half Amish Chicken and my wife tried the Pappardelle. This was one of those times when I wish there was a salt shaker on the table so that there would be some taste, but no such luck. I ate half of it because I was hungry, but not because it tasted good. My wife ate about four bites of hers, and pushed it aside. I tried her pasta, and I pushed it aside. And, to top it all off, the wine list was weak.

There are many really good restaurants in downtown Cincinnati. This is not one of them.

CS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Crown Republic and we loved it!! The flavors of all the foods were outstanding! And the craft cocktails made the meals even more enjoyable.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

AM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The host filled our glasses with water. We waited over 10 minutes before a waiter asked if we had been helped, which we said we had not. He gratefully took our order for a bottle of wine and we tried to start off with the Onion Soup Dumplings, but he said they were out. We ordered the Everything Knots instead. They were good. For being a scratch kitchen we expected more from this place. The food was just ok, nothing special. We both had house salads. The dressing on them was very good, but was strong and too over powering. For entree I had the Pork Milanese and it had no seasonings or spice at all, very bland. The blanched cabbage that came with it was delicious though. The spaetzel mac n cheese was just ok. My partner got the New York strip and also said it was just ok. It came with potatoes that just tasted like grease, no other flavor to them. It was a Saturday night and we know they were busy, but the service was poor. No checking to see if we wanted more wine or if we wanted dessert at all. Over all for the price point we were not impressed and expected more.

m
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crown Republic never disappoints and it has bottomless mimosas until 3 on Saturdays!

c
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Everything was awesome, but the seats at a high-top were uncomfortable for the amount of time we had to spend in them.

JC
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner.

OT
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful atmosphere! Great customer service & even offered a cocktail on the house as we waited! Hannah was a great server, giving recommendations and knew the menu well! Will be back!

MA
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Crown Republic’s food does not disappoint! You can tell you have a real chef running the kitchen. Just delightful

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Will be back.

M
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was terrific. Food amazing. Noise...higher than average. I requested a booth with a view, there was just 1 bank of windows, and was not disappointed. Menu was not extensive, but had ample offerings for wide range of palates. Will be returning during next trip to Cinciy.

DR
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is tasty. However, the menu nor the server fails to mention how big the portion sizes are. Plan on plenty of leftovers for one or possibly two more meals.

TT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Little more descriptive menu would help. Olives Al Forni - warm olives. They were ok but I’ve have roasted olives that brings out other flavors. But just a bowl of olives that are served hot are just not my thing. The Frutti Di Mare was really good just nothing in the description lets you know that there are very spicy peppers in the sauce. I’ll try again because the food was good and the service was awesome.

JM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always on point! The onion soup dumplings are to die for!!

e
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Food and drinks were good. The crispy parmesan potatoes were delicious. Our service wasn't the greatest though. Took about 15 minutes for the waitress to come back after bringing our water to take out drink order so we ended up ordering food at the same time. Then our food ended up coming out before our drinks.... Kinda ruined the anniversary dinner vibe

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is amazing. Great flavors and it's worth the time it takes to make. Friendly service but, drinks took a bit to get.

DM
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection at all times!

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and service! Since we had a large group, we tried so many different appetizers and every dish exceeded my expectations. You can’t go wrong with any order here- everything is fantastic!

m
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gave a glowing review after our first visit and this will be the same for our second visit. Food and service are excellent! Can’t say enough about the efficiency of the kitchen and table/bar service. Food came out steaming hot, just like last time. That may sound so simple, but most restaurants don’t get this right. CRG has their timing and priorities right.

Aside from being served fresh and hot, the food is fantastic. This time we had the Amish Chicken and the sirloin steak. Both were perfectly prepared and amazing. The sides were equal to the main - especially the root vegetable hash with the chicken. Outstanding.

CRG is definitely our new favorite restaurant.

KK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. A little loud. We were a party of 9 with the table closest to the bar, but there is not much to soften the noise. I had the 1 lb Meatball and definitely recommend that. Would be great to split as a group. The appetizer with the burrata was delicious as well.

DP
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They are very accommodating. We use them for dinner before shows. The food is good and interesting, the service quick and easy walking distance to the Aronoff.

SD
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dropped in before a hockey game with my friend. We split the Smokey wings (excellent and different ) a wedge salad (very refreshing) and each enjoyed a pasta dish (tasty.) Service was welcoming, friendly and efficient.

TB
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a touch too loud this visit. Everything else marvelous.

c
Cincinnati
337 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They continue to do a nice job but might consider adding dinner specials to broaden the offerings. If you go often the menu can be limiting.

m
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar for dinner. Fantastic bartender provided excellent service. Our food was all excellent as well. My girlfriend has the salmon dish and loved it. I had the pork Milanese and it was fantastic. Of note, the food arrived piping hot. Too hot to eat for a few minutes. Which is a great indicator of an efficient kitchen and service.

This was our first visit, but it will definitely not be our last. Many other dishes on the menu look very interesting and based on the quality of ingredients and preparation that we have already seen, our mouths are watering in anticipation of our next meal at Crown Republic.

Highly recommend!

j
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The noise level is basically unbearable. I'm not expecting a club, but rather a restaurant. The food was decent, but not exceptional. Pastrami hash was a step above canned, but not inspired. A salad... was a salad. While other items on the menu appeared interesting, the loud music alone is a deal-breaker.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Server barely checked on us. We had to ask where she was. Got a burnt pancake which they didn’t even notice.

TB
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always! Anthony and Haley never disappoint!!

AM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, good suggestions from the waitress on wine and food. It got a little bit nosier as the night went on but that's understandable since it got more crowded. Food was on point--I suggest going with the daily special! Delish!

C
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great overall casual dining

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic, as per usual. My favorite place to eat! The wait staff is great, the food is great. It’s just wonderful!