Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel

4.7
2133 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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
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
What 2133 people are saying
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BillS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, long time. Enjoyed the menu changes. All dishes were excellent and the service even better. Have recommended it to several friends already.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and experience, even as a lone diner I felt comfortable and relaxed. Service could not be faulted and the food was delightful - highly recomend the calamari to start and chicken entre

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful. Great for a romantic date.

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BJMCQ
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite restarant in Cincy, atmosphere, service, menu wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time going and as expected, Metropole did not disappoint. We went for my husband’s birthday. They brought a special treat to the table and made sure to recognize the special occasion. Food was on point. Service was exceptional. I very highly recommend!

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BigBill
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

New Years Eve dinner

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DanM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and very diverse. Service was excellent.

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ColemanH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great time we had at Metropole! Everything was outstanding and, Graham, our server, ROCKED! And the art…

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Jackie
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Delicious restaurant with a cool and unique ambiance. Price point is on par with the quality of food you receive.

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vipNolanarts
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance, the service was attentive despite a post-Bengals crowd, and the food was excellent!!! Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service and atmosphere!

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vipToshikaHP
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended for the Christmas Eve prix fix meal and it was EXCELLENT! The food, service and atmosphere were top notch. We have been to 21C in Louisville but this was our first trip to the one in Cincinnati and we will DEFINITELY be back again.

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Foodlover2
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been here in awhile. The food was excellent. Our son and daughter-in-law were visiting, and our daughter-in-law said it was the best meal she has had in Cincy. Loved the scallops. Our waiter was knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor too.

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JenniferJ
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

food was delicious, but the duck (which i ordered) was a little salty for my taste. food a little expensive. However the overall experience was wonderful. Fast and efficient service and we continue to enjoy our dining's there.

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JudyJ
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! An incredible surprise from interesting drinks, salads, appetizers and more. All done with such a variety but still utterly delicious! We will be back!

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vipJencincy
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and not loud which is so nice not to have to yell to have a dinner conversation. Lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were having dinner pre-holiday ballet. Service was quick and efficient. Lots of great attention from servers. Food was fantastic and totally appreciated the portion-size - it was perfect.

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KentuckyJack
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Our reservations were for 5:30 and we got there early and sat at the bar, had a round of cocktails before sitting down at the table. Of everything that was good about this experience it was the service. The hostess, bartender, waiters were top notch the whole time. Maybe it's just me getting older, but $96 (before tip) for 2 people to have 1 roasted chicken dish, 1 Ceasar salad, 1 order of bread, 1 tea and 4 cocktails seemed really expensive for what you get. I understand the ambiance and downtown location, but it seemed about 15-20% too high, especially since we didn't have 2 entrees. The food, drinks were all great, I even asked the waitress to compliment the chef on the mushroom risotto, which was a surprise. It's a fine restaurant, just a tad expensive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hamachi crudo and pasta dishes were to die for. Also all the desserts were wonderful! It’s so fun to grab a drink first and explore the art before dinner. We’ll definitely be back

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Luv2Eat
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metropole ALWAYS has foods you'll find nowhere else in the area.

I tried to post a photo of the 6 oyster appetizer, but I had eaten 4 of them before I could get my camera out 😋

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KatherineJ
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. The servers were attentive and happy to offer reccomendations on menu items or wine pairings.

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vipccurran
Cincinnati
389 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our friends were there for the first time a thoroughly enjoyed Metropole. The current menu is very good and diverse.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Delicious, exciting flavors and fantastic ambiance. Appreciated the special touch of champagne from the staff in celebration of our anniversary.

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Cincynatty
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was top notch, would highly reccommend

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katiew
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, the atmosphere was awesome! The penguins are so cute! And they have a really cute theatre menu if your seeing a show beforehand!

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AlyssaK
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, cocktails, and service. Will definitely be back!

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Exceptional
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an extraordinary dining experience. Almost perfect. Can’t recommend enough!

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catdog1234567
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

not up to the hype or my expectations, mediocre food

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was great overall, but I was disappointed there weren’t more vegetarian dishes available. The service was outstanding, and our waiter Jeremy was amazing!

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vipTheresaB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived, we felt “cared for”-did we like our table? Would we like a drink? We are happy you’re here! The food, service, ambiance, menu, furniture, lighting, dish ware were all elegant, clean, refined. Great social distancing between diners. Servers masked, unobtrusive and courteous. A perfect dinner in a spectacular space-Ebony Patterson and Kehinde Wiley-what a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went to the Metropole before a show at the Aronoff. Great service and I thought reasonable price for the quality. They made great suggestions and had a kids’ menu.

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MelindaB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Unfortunately, our service was not great. We were kind of forgotten. The table next to us (same party size) arrived afterbwe were seated and were reviewing the dessert menu before we even had our order taken.

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EfrainD
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to eat for thanksgiving dinner. I have to go back for regular meal.

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EmmyE
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious, very tasty and with good presentation, but the prix fixe risotto dish may be not enough food for a person with good appetite.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving menu was amazing. Crispy deviled eggs for a starter and the Huns had the Brussels salad. Hubs went with the Turkey dinner with collard greens and I chose the salmon. Servings were large and Flickr combinations were delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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JasonW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great server was prompt and courteous. Thanksgiving meal was delicious and an adequate portion. I will go back and try regular menu for sure.

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vipJohnGW
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THSNKSGIVING. everything was perfect excellent turkey dinner and no messy left overs.

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EmilyH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and service was outstanding. Great environment and fun location. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and my cocktail was one of the best I have ever had (Persephone's Descent).

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YelenaW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here before seeing a play. The food and the service was great. I would definitely visit again.

FAQs

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 578-6660.

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 2133 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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