The Market dining experience is like no other culinary experience in Cincinnati. Every dish is prepared to order by our chefs using the freshest available ingredients. Our urban contemporary dining room wraps around a beautiful open kitchen, and features rich wood textures, stunning views, and comfortable seating indoors and on the patio. The Market also offers private dining rooms with full audio-visual amenities.
Thanksgiving dining selection was excellent. The Churchill's Garden cocktail was sweet, potent and delicious.
The restaurant is inside a new very contemporary hotel. When entering the lobby from the pkg lot, my initial reaction was the cool temp of the lobby. It may be due to the openness of the lobby to floors above. I found it quite chilly. Front desk staff were welcoming and responsive to directions to the restaurant. The restaurant entrance echoed the contemporary look/feel of the lobby; lots of chrome and glass. The hostess was very friendly and led me to our table. The waitress soon appeared to take the drink order.
Because this was the Thanksgiving holiday buffet, I will give the food four stars. The restaurant was busy, and they were definitely prepped for a large crowd.
They had several offerings in each category. Southern style shrimp and grits, macaroni and pimentos and greens were fair; the grits were gluey, not creamy, and baby shrimp fair tasteless. Turkey and roast beef were other main choices. Sides were typical green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole and redskin (good choice) potatoes. Salads were skimpy and not interesting, along with a sad olives and cheese board. Wondering why rolls were kept warn, but cornbread was set by the desserts- no chance of being warm.
On a regular day, I might give the food 3 stars, but based on today's choices, I would not return.
What I had was good, but NOTHING WAS HOT; every dish was lukewarm at best. No seconds of anything for me! Desserts were brown butter sauce almond pie , pumpkin cheesecake and pumpkin pie. Both the almond pie and pumpkin pie slices were pulling away from the crust, a sign they were sitting out for a while, or not well baked. Pumpkin cheesecake was only sweet tasting, no other taste discernable.
For me, the standouts were the people working today. Every person I encountered, from the front desk to buffet servers and waitstaff, was friendly, helpful and welcoming.
I really wanted to like it more than I did.
We were expecting a Brunch Buffet and were disappointed to learn that they have recently ended the Brunch Buffet for an al a carte Brunch menu, with a very limited selection. The food we had was excellent quality and tasted good, but we would have liked a better selection with more menu items to choose from. Also, the service was not very attentive. Took a long time to get coffee refills, etc.
Food and service was incredible, beautiful hotel. Can’t wait to go back when it’s warmer so we can sit outside. Pricy though.
Thank you for the fabulous review and we can't wait for the weather to warm up so we can open the patio too! By then we will have our new menus out and our brunch will be going from buffet to a la carte in the main restaurant. You can follow our Overlook Kitchen + Bar Facebook page for all the latest updates and we hope to see you again very soon!
Thank you AGC1! We hope to see you again soon!!