FB's Kitchen and Lounge

3.4
59 Reviews
$30 and under
Sports Bar
“FB’s Kitchen & Lounge is a truly multi-faceted creation. In the way that ‘FB’ stands for many things, so too does the restaurant. Offering fresh Italian fare including, pasta, pizza, and American favorites, it also boasts moody vibes, sports-bar options, and a gorgeous patio. The downtown eatery (a brainchild of the Earth + Ocean Restaurant Group) is a mix between a chill Italian Bistro & a Vegas-Esque Sports Lounge.”

FB’s is designed to be a place for everyone, no matter their mood. Feeling casual & moody? Stop by for an unbeatable happy hour crowd. Looking for good vibes and high energy? Reserve a table for a “Gameday Italia” watch party! Or if you’re just in the mood for a fresh, Italian-inspired meal, FB’s is always the answer. FB’s Kitchen is a Sports Bar, Game-day Hangout, Relaxed Happy-Hour Spot, Elevated Italian Eatery, and even a Neighborhood Pizza Joint. But most importantly, FB’s is perfect for those looking for entertainment, relaxation, and good times.

Offers

  • Downtown Happy Hour Sunday-Thursday!

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 11:00 AM - 4:45 PM, Mon - Tue 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Wed 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

    Join your friends and family for the best neighborhood happy hour in Downtown Cincinnati. Half Price Apps, $2 off Drafts, $2 off Wine Pours, $2 off Cocktails and different specials every week! Check our site for live music, pup-on-the-patio events, and special pasta deals! With a massive patio, surround sound system, and 4K Visuals, there's no shortage of entertainment to be had at FB's Kitchen & Lounge.
  • HALF-Off Wine Wednesday + LIVE Music + Pasta Night

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

    Join us every Wednesday for Half-Off Wine Wednesday and $8 Spaghetti+Focaccia! - Every Wednesday, we also amp up our space with Live Music from local talent from across greater Cincinnati. Always check our site to stay up-to-date with our lineups and many weekly Wednesday specials!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 59 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant was closed when we arrived for our 6:30 reservation. Also checked out the website prior to our arrival and it says open Monday through Sunday 11 am to 10 pm. Please don’t allow reservations to be made for a restaurant that is no longer in business.

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Jill
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up for our reservation and the restaurant was completely closed. No lights on, no sign on the door, nothing to indicate why they were closed. Online it said they were still open and even had an option to make more reservations. It was a very busy night and we struggled to go elsewhere because we had thought we had a reservation already. Horrible experience.

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vipCelebrate
Columbus
44 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant is no longer open. It would have been nice to know in advance. I’m not sure why I received a a confirmation in the days prior to the reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Showed up for reservation and the restaurant was closed. No message prior to inform us the restaurant was closed. Very disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant was not even open. Got a automated text confirming reservation day before. No wonder this place is out of business. They don’t even have the decency to deactivate their open table account.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked reservation and the place was shuttered. No one inside, no sign on the door. Ruined our Friday night dinner plans. They should be taken off open table.

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BillM
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is out of business!! It is still active on the web site.

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SarahO
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation and showed up and the place was closed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Showed up and the restaurant was completely shuttered. No sign, no explanation, nothing.

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KarenW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation for 4 before the Billy Joel show and got there and the restaurant was closed!

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OpenTable Diner
Algeria
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

This is more of a bar, food was excellent though. Menu was smaller than online which was a bummer.

JM
JenniferM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. We had a large party (19) and our server was fantastic. Checked on us often for drinks, food came out quickly and at the same time. Very nice setting and great first experience. Highly recommend!

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Nina
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I reserved a table and when we went to the restaurant it wasn’t open. They didn’t reach out to tell us and didn’t reach out after either. We had a large group and fumbled our way to find another option.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went for the reservation and it’s was CLOSED!!!!

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vipNancy
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at FB’s and we really enjoyed it. My husband got the chicken bacon ranch pizza and absolutely loved it, said it was the best he’s had. I got the linguini and wow what a huge portion and was very good. Our server Rebekah was friendly and attentive, made for a great first experience at the restaurant. We will definitely go back again!

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JohnB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about FB Kitchen and have been there many times. Entrees, Pizzas and Sandwiches are awesome and the staff is always friendly and welcoming. We’ve taken new friends there and they always enjoy the experience. Can’t say enough good things about this group and the Chef is 1st Class. Enjoy!

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MomK
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This Restaurant was completely closed down. No notice, nothing on the website and nothing on Open Table! We had to redirect 15 people to another location after paying to park close by! You should communicate this!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is a bar nightclub NOT a kitchen restaurant. The music is so loud even outside before 7pm you can’t hear yourself talk. Do not go here is you even are considering conversation. If you want to dance at 7pm to loud music, this is your spot. The Gorgonzola Pear pizza was tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience1

We went for dinner at 7 on a Saturday and there was music from a DJ so loud as if at a nightclub. Not appropriate for sitting down for dinner. Fine for a night out for drinks.

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Notimpressed333
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The pizza was good, the Mojito was not mixed right. They were out of the beer I tried to order. The music was extremely loud. So loud you couldn’t carry on a conversation without shouting. More of a nightclub atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

we were the only people in the restaurant, which was nice but our drinks/food still took a long time to be served. also- we booked this place because it was on the “Brunch” section of OpenTable but there was no brunch-type food whatsoever. The food was very good, just not what we were expecting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! We loved the patio and the food was excellent!

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MikeP
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great apps n gourmet pizzas! Especially bourdin n pear n truffle!!
Great patio listening to Ben Levin on a gorgeous summer evening!

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AmandaR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Everyone had a great time, food was priced we

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JuanitaH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

When we got to the restaurant, there was only 1 waitress tending to the whole place. I think our table and 2 people at the bar were the only patrons. We asked for cocktails and were told the bartender was at their "other location" but would be back soon. We asked for water and some sodas while we waited for the bartender. Waitress brought 2 pitchers. No glasses, no sodas. More time goes by. We get her attention and then some glasses and then sodas. Bartender comes in and we finally get some cocktails. The food was pretty good. Just an odd experience. I was hoping we could enjoy a cocktail and relax before dinner but things didn't happen that way. Waitress was nice but very inexperienced.

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vipLisaM
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor patio for large party

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KellyD
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Party of 10, seated outside on a picnic table in the back of the patio. Food came out very staggered - 2 people didn't receive their meals until everyone else was finished eating. Drink refills took 20+ minutes.....for sodas and waters! Server was basically clueless. Was absent for extremely long periods of time with no explanation. I had to go inside to ask for our tab because we were waiting so long. Other tables around us with same size party, arrived after us and had tabs closed out and departed long before us. Then one woman in our party was given an itemized receipt, but not a copy to sign. Server told her he couldn't print it and advised her tab was closed out. She left very uneasy about not being able to sign a final tab. Food was average and not worth the terrible service/ambiance/experience.

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VonnyaT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was amazing and very informative. However, the bartender made my Moscow Mule with grapefruit instead of raspberries without asking. The manager, i believe allowed me to re-order.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The Musicians would be better towards the back on Wednesdays. It is far too loud in it's current placement. We can barely hear ourselves talk. Also, there are too few wait staff to accommodate the amount of patrons. Hire more folks and pay them better. They were trying, but could not keep up. Orders were delayed, preferences for food preparation were forgotten and it took us 3 hours to get through appetizers, a main course, and wine. Food was still good, but you need to expand your staff and move the live music to the rear to prevent reviews like these in the future.

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vipAshleeW
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Even though there weren’t maybe 15 people there it did take quite a long time to get our water &drinks but the food came out really quick and fresh. The food was the best part pesto linguine is amazing!

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Jtweezy
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I went with a group of 5 girlfriends. We ordered almost every app other than 2. They were all ok, nothing special. Our entrees were great, we got pizza and chicken tenders. The decor promoted a great vibe, BUT it was SO hot. I don't know if the air conditioner wasn't working, but we were all sweating and a little uncomfortable. Our server had only been there 3 weeks but she was great, friendly and attentive. All in all I would go back as the drinks were also good, food good enough, and a good vibe, just hope they fix their air conditioner or turn it up!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wine Wednesday is always fun at FBs. So happy they made this space into what it is... neighborhood hangout with fantastic food and friendlier-than-most service. Staff is definitely green, but nbd! Half off wine & $8 pasta + live music on their awesome outdoor patio.

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VinceC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

First time trying their $14 steak/salmon night. Everyone ordered a mix of salmon or steak and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food! The issue I had was with service. Although our server was very friendly, she was also very forgetful. And instead of taking away empty glasses and plates that were piling up, when I went to the restroom I noticed her sitting at the bar talking to the bartender. Plus the three picnic tables outside are falling apart. So much so that when the server put down my friend's martini glass half of it's spilled over because she placed it on a warped part of the table. Nothing that can't be corrected, but FB's just needs to be better managed.

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SteveS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Small place limited menu great pizza and meatballs and bread. Deserts need some work

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was great, very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was nicely decorated and had a nice vibe to it. We sat indoors and the music (on the speakers) was a little loud but we got used to it and enjoyed the song selections! Food was great, and the drinks were very good! I hope to return soon

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vipservice
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Both the food and the service were very good. Pleasant outdoor dining area.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Invested and thoughtful service. Incredible food. My parents were visiting me in town for the first time since I moved here 7 years ago and I took a chance on a place I had never been and it was a complete blessing.

A day later and my mom declares to the entire family that she could happily eat there again today.

Thank you so much to the entire staff, front and back of house for providing me with a great experience for my family and I.

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vipservice
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was very good and the food excellent.

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vipslhs
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite spot. Great service. Unique and delicious menu options!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from FB's Kitchen and Lounge using the Order Online button. FB's Kitchen and Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 721-2253.

FB's Kitchen and Lounge is rated 3.4 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.