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Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Burnt Carrot Salad
Avocado, pickled onion, feta, cilantro, pepitas. Allergens: Allium, Dairy. Suggested Pairings: Torresella Prosecco; Zero Guacs Given
Flank Steak Tartare
Egg yolk, crispy shallots, grain mustard, grilled toast. Allergens: Egg, Gluten. Suggested Pairings: Pannonica, Poema Cava Brut Ros
The Metropole Cheeseburger
Red onion marmalade, smoked bleu, iceberg & pickled aioli
Beautiful setting , great food and awesome customer service. Will definitely return
Graham, our server was very nice and hospitable! The restaurant gave me a complimentary macaroons. Graham took care of us. He made our first experience memorable. We’ll definitely be back
Metropole remains a Cincinnati staple. The tartare is a classic preparation and quite delicious. The braised short rib was unbelievable. So tender and perfect.
One day I’ll leave room for dessert, but I’ve yet to do that.
Menu somewhat limited but food and service was good
Thank you for dining with us, Mijfeur! We appreciate the shout out along with your feedback and hope you'll be back soon. -The Metropole Team
Our server, Jeremy, was wonderful - he didn't steer us wrong with his recommendations - the deep fried deviled eggs were great, the gin and tonic was fantastic, the salmon was delicious! Very good experience!
Thank you for dining with us, Shelly! We love reading your comments about your server Jeremy and are so pleased you enjoyed all of his recommendations. We sincerely appreciate this great feedback and hope you'll be back soon! -The Metropole Team
My husband and I went here for dinner to celebrate his birthday and had a wonderful experience. We honestly felt that we could've ordered anything on the menu and enjoyed it. Great food selection and a well-rounded cocktail list. I am usually one to stick with ordering a reliable glass off wine, but I tried the Apple Pie Slushie off of their cocktail menu (keep in mind, I really dislike bourbon) and enjoyed every bit of it. My husband is a bourbon drinker and was very impressed with their selection. The Crispy Deviled Eggs appetizer was delicious, and the Fazzeloni is, hands down, the best meal on their menu. 15/10 would highly recommend! Our waitor, Graham, was knowledgeable of the menu, not overly present at our table, and very nice. The small art gallery in the hotel lobby was a cool way to round out a date night. We would definitely go back!
Sammy, we are delighted you chose us for your husband's birthday dinner. We can't wait to share your compliments with our team and appreciate you taking the time to give a shout out to Graham! Thank you for visiting us and we will absolutely look forward to your return. -The Metropole Team
Food was excellent, cocktails were delicious, service was fantastic, and they’re very COVID-conscious. Would definitely eat there again!
Thank you for dining with us, David! We sincerely appreciate the shout out to our team and love seeing that you found service to be fantastic and that you felt safe dining with us. We will be looking forward to your next visit and hope to see you soon. -The Metropole Team
We shared the crispy deviled eggs and shishito peppers apps. I had the fish and grits, and my husband had short rib bolognese. Chocolate and raspberry sorbet were our dessert choice. All dishes were tasty and service was prompt and helpful.
Thank you for this awesome review! We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your meal and we can't wait to share your compliments with our chefs and team. We hope you'll be back soon! -The Metropole Team
The menu offered interesting and unique meal options. The food was excellently prepared. I recommend the burnt carrot salad if its available.
The service was impeccable without being an aggravating.
William, thank you so much for your patronage and for taking the time to review your experience. We love seeing how much you enjoyed the menu, especially the burnt carrot salad. It is definitely a fan-favorite. We will look forward to welcoming you back upon your return! -The Metropole Team
Food was fantastic and the Service Staff was attentive but not disruptive.
We love reading your shout outs bout your meal and our teammates, Anonymous! Thank you for dining with us and we will absolutely look forward to your next visit. -The Metropole Team
The chef is amazing. Hands down, the best meal I’ve had in a very long time.
We can't wait to share your compliments with our chefs and our whole team. We will hope your next experience with us will be the best meal again! -The Metropole Team
My husband and I had a great time celebrating our anniversary at Metropole. We received complimentary glasses of champagne for our 5-year milestone. Our server, David, was very attentive and professional. For dinner, we both ordered the house burger and fries. The burger was a great size and cooked perfectly. We ordered strawberry gelato for dessert which was a “sweet” touch. The atmosphere is great for any occasion. Thanks again for the hospitality!
A wonderful evening
We love Metropole. Great atmosphere with amazing food. Service top notch!
Menu very limited
Some type of Kale included in almost all entrees
Interior not upscale, no tablecloth
Service marginal had to keep our waiter on task
We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us, Lisah! Our menu does change frequently and we sincerely hope that you will find something you truly enjoy should you give us another try. We appreciate your feedback and appreciate you taking the time let us know how we can improve upon our hospitality and guest service. -The Metropole Team
Metropole at 21C in Cincinnati is a must visit dining destination. Highly recommended!
Thank you for the kudos, Jeremyl! We are so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience and that we are a must visit dining destination. We hope you'll be back soon and can't wait to welcome you back once more. -The Metropole Team
This is one of the best dining experiences you can have in Cincinnati. Service is fantastic with knowledgeable wait staff that are never snooty. The menu is thoughtful put together and the food is cooked and plated with care. The rooftop bar is a great place to start for a drink before dinner. I can’t say enough good things about Metropole.
Thank you for celebrating this special occasion with us, Warren! We can't wait to share your feedback with our team. We will sincerely look forward to your next visit and hope you'll be back again soon for some genuine Metropole hospitality and enjoy the view from the cocktail terrace once more. -The Team at Metropole
Quite boring and small menu and on top of it they were out of salmon entree and beef tenderloin appetizer. Opted for crab cake which was unfortunately charred and saturated with mayonnaise that taste of crab was completely lost. Great location and fun decor but tasteless food
Short menu so easy to decide on your entree. Great food and service!
Great food, great service!
No more fireplace cooking. Good food but a lot of competition at their price point.
Thank you for dining with us, Anonymous! We sincerely appreciate your feedback and patronage. We will look forward to your return and hope to see you soon! -The Team at Metropole
It took 45 min to get our burger after ordering it
Unique setting with excellent food and service.
Metropole is doing safe service at it's best ! Temperature checks as you enter the hotel. Every other table blocked from seating, constant cleaning and everyone wearing masks. The food and wines were outstanding. Who would think of grilling carrots for a salad?? It's excellent as was the tomato and cucumber salad. The service was great without being overbearing and the wait staff is well trained on the menu. Just a delight to go out to a nice place and feel comfortable. Well done!
Chose this location from a google search of many in area. So glad I selected this one. Great choice! Cocktail prices were high, but that's to be expected. Brunch was delicious.
Jeremy was an outstanding server. Knowledgeable, attentive, helpful and personable. Food was outstanding: Burnt carrot salad, smoked salmon dip, cauliflower crabcake. Great anniversary dinner. Will be back!
What a wonderful breakfast! Our hotel's restaurant was closed so we walked around the corner after booking this fine place on OpenTable. We discovered they had only opened that morning for breakfast service (after closing for COVID) and we were the first customers. The service was great, the food was extremely well prepared. An unexpected delight was also being able to tour the galleries on 1st/2nd floor. Artwork was wide-ranging in format and scope, and very thought provoking. Staff was friendly and eclectic. We will be back and highly recommend going for the great food, fine staff, and cultural experience.
We were about the only guest in the restaurant?
Everyone provided great service from taking our coats to initiating conversation about time constraints with the play we were going to attend. They were all very prompt in bringing food and drinks as well as removing plates etc. as needed.
This is very nice place to have dinner, especially business dinner when the guest stay at the hotel.
The server was especially courteous and fun. Delicious food and good wine. Great atmosphere.
We have been there before for brunch. We met friends. Food is always good as was the food.
Got their farm egg omelette with egg whites only. It had a kick to it. - with whole wheat toast and hot tea.
And the smoked salmon Benedict with the Hollandaise on the side. They serve a lot of Hollandaise. I learned the last time to order it on the side.
Also tried the Switch Hitter - light on the gin and heavier on the bourbon. That was good.
Great art exhibit.
We lived everything except the Blue Cheese. Can’t wait to go back.
Best duck my wife has ever had (including 5 years in Paris). Short ribs great too.
Wonderful, imaginative food. Low key presentation. Service is a little flaky, but a great place for pre-theater dinner and after theater drinks
Graham the server was so sweet. He helped us pick cheese and meat for the charcuterie appetizer And he started off by asking if we were going to see a show after dinner and if so what time so that he could ensure we make it there on time. He also brought me macarons (two gigantic macarons) and a candle for my birthday and we had no idea he was going to do that. He was very attentive and the food was amazing. The second best part of the evening was the plastic penguin that sat with us :)
This is a great place for a nice pre-theatre dinner in Cincinnati. You can dine with the traditional Penguin sculpture, and take an after-dinner stroll through the gallery exhibitions.
Great service. Interesting menu. Delicious food. This will be our first choice before the Aronoff going forward.
Shrimp pasta delicious!
Girlfriends birthday lunch fun!
Metropole is great they always have great cocktails and all their food is amazing. I got the burnt carrot salad and it was amazing. We also got the broccoli fritters and they were amazing.
Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 1856 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.