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Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel

4.6
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1856 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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The culinary team at Metropole brings a menu that focuses on the joy of nourishing food with a contemporary take on old-world techniques. Metropole highlights a diverse offering that utilizes global techniques mixed with the culinary traditions found throughout the Ohio Valley. Metropole’s ever-changing menu showcases the area’s sustainable farmers and producers while paying homage to the full potential of often undervalued ingredients. The bar and lounge are inviting places to explore the rotating selection of craft beers on tap, house-made cocktails, Bourbons and a smart selection of old and new world wines.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1856 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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KrystalS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting , great food and awesome customer service. Will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Rory
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Mijfeur
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Menu somewhat limited but food and service was good

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded 7 days ago

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

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ShellyH
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on October 7, 2020

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

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Sammy
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on October 7, 2020

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

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DavidS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, cocktails were delicious, service was fantastic, and they’re very COVID-conscious. Would definitely eat there again!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on October 7, 2020

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

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vip7yearplaygoer
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on October 7, 2020

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

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WilliamC
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on October 1, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and the Service Staff was attentive but not disruptive.

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on October 1, 2020

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

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Nada
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is amazing. Hands down, the best meal I’ve had in a very long time.

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on October 1, 2020

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

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Onna
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Fullhouse1023
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful evening

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Kris
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Metropole. Great atmosphere with amazing food. Service top notch!

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Lisah
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Menu very limited
Some type of Kale included in almost all entrees

Interior not upscale, no tablecloth

Extremely loud

Service marginal had to keep our waiter on task

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on August 31, 2020

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

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JeremyI
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metropole at 21C in Cincinnati is a must visit dining destination. Highly recommended!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on August 31, 2020

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

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warrenisace
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on August 24, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

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

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Erik
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short menu so easy to decide on your entree. Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

No more fireplace cooking. Good food but a lot of competition at their price point.

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on August 24, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It took 45 min to get our burger after ordering it

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ColleenP
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Unique setting with excellent food and service.

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vipccurran
Cincinnati
353 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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AngelaD
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Matt
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipMasonDad
Cincinnati
83 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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jenniferm
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were about the only guest in the restaurant?

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ErikaSmith
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is very nice place to have dinner, especially business dinner when the guest stay at the hotel.

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kkflow
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was especially courteous and fun. Delicious food and good wine. Great atmosphere.

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vipHappyFoodieof3
Cincinnati
165 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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SushiNinja
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lived everything except the Blue Cheese. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best duck my wife has ever had (including 5 years in Paris). Short ribs great too.

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vipJJss
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful, imaginative food. Low key presentation. Service is a little flaky, but a great place for pre-theater dinner and after theater drinks

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Klmnop
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 :)

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reboot
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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Jane
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Interesting menu. Delicious food. This will be our first choice before the Aronoff going forward.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp pasta delicious!
Girlfriends birthday lunch fun!

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LauraM
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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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.

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