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Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel

1342 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Pre/post Theatre
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Metropole restaurant offers a contemporary take on old world fireplace cooking techniques. Led by executive chef Jared Bennett, the menu focuses on dishes cooked in a custom-built hearth. A showcase for the region’s sustainable farmers and producers, Metropole’s well-edited and ever changing menu features hearth roasted meats, fish and vegetables; grains; and housemade charcuterie. The beverage menu offers craft beer and cocktails, bourbon and a smart selection of old and new world wines.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, European
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am,
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 9.30am

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9.30-2pm

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am – 2pm

Dinner: Sunday 5-9.30pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 578-6660
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jared Bennett
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Cross street
6th Street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Ready to party? Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner event for 12 or a rocking reception for 350 guests, Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel have the event space and dedicated professional staff to wow your guests.

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What 1342 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful restaurant, great service and delicious food!! Highly recommend!

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Amazing restaurant, the cocktails and the roast duck are amazing

OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had a good time. It was worth trying. The food is a bit artsy for our taste. My wife and I like a bit of the classics just done very well. We weren't a fan of The Orchid either just for reference. The salmon and steak were both good and the prices were fair. We weren't a fan of The chopped Brussel sprouts salad. We were also seated so closely to the tables next to us I almost felt the need to introduce myself to them. So the night was not very intimate.

Chris (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We try and make it a couple of times a year. Great as always. Had parents, brother and sister in-laws with for their first visit, and were extremely impressed!! Great bar, great food!!

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Something out of the ordinary and unique, yet down-to-earth. Very tasty and not crowded. Specifically went for business breakfast meeting and would highly recommend for any executives looking for a quiet place.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I both ordered the burnt carrot salad, hamburger and bottle of wine from a server named Robert. We had asked to have the hamburgers to be "no pink". Robert said"medium well" and we said yes. When the burgers arrived they were both medium rare. When we told the server that we wanted them cooked more he was very flip and said "I trust the kitchen". Apparently he must be getting tipped by the kitchen. The burgers came back not to order but better. The manager stopped by and we informed of the situation. He was very apologetic. All of our other experiences at the Metropole were very good except this one.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The staff from the moment we walked in and during the entire the meal was quite unpleasant. Greeter did not speak on word during our time with her and our wait staff was not far behind. Overall the food was very good.

StevenJ (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I decided to give it a try, we walked around the art museum before dinner and it was intriguing. We had reservations for 9:00pm and thought we'd sit at the bar before hand, so twenty minutes before 9:00pm we went to the hostess and we were seated instead. We started with gin and tonics, they make their own tonic water and I HIGHLY recommend it. The service was excellent, water was never empty, the waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave excellent suggestions. Chef Jared Bennett's knowledge of flavors shows in his meal's. I if I could eat there every day I would.

Cathy (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our table of 6 tried a variety of items from the menu. The burnt carrot salad was delicious, shrimp first course very good, cucumber soup-tasty but small portion. All of the entrees were very good- crispy salmon, hanger steak, duck breast, chicken and cheeseburger. I loved the wheat berry side dish with the hanger steak. Our server didn’t make use feel rushed at all. It was a very pleasant evening. I would go back.

Jamesm (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

A very good experience. The service was helpful and friendly, however a little pushy in trying to get us to order more than we really wanted.

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I love the burnt carrot salad.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Pizza oven was out of commission w no explanation. We loved the scallops, salmon disappointed

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We were going to see Jerry Seinfeld across the street so we parked our car when we had dinner there. Every thing was delicious

The only ‘slow’ thing was there was only 1 parking attendant after the show so we had to wait a bit

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Service and food were equally amazing. Great wine selection. Great selection of starters, salads, entrees, etc. The burnt carrot salad was delicious. I ordered the salmon and it was cooked to perfection. One of the best pieces of salmon I have eaten in a restaurant in a very long time. We'll be going back again, for sure.

vipJeffreyinthecity (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Stayed at the 12C Hotel and had Sunday brunch. Wonderful extensive a la carte menu selections. Many healthy options (but we shared the warm cinnamon roll bathed in salty carmel sauce) with our mimosa (complimentary) and espressos.

vipJazz (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Wonderful weekend “vacation “ with wife and daughter. Great room, outstanding art work and interesting food. Would certainly return!

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The service was poor
Clearing table while people are still eating
Not very responsive

Food was OK not great not poor

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Servers fought over table. Food temperature was all bad. Duck was nasty.

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I missed the smoked butter. Would like a few more menu selections.

Glmno (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I took my friend for lunch to celebrate her birthday.
She had never been to the Metropole, so I was looking forward to taking her there.
Our server showed no expression, no smile, no interest in us. She had no knowledge of the menu.
I ordered a shaved turkey sandwich, in addition to a salad, which was delicious.
I was disappointed in the bread on the sandwich. It was bread that I would see at Kroger. Not grilled, just unappealing and cold.
We asked for some bread while we were waiting for our meal. Out comes some delicious wonderful quality bread that had been grilled with olive oil or butter.
I called the manager over to discuss our situation and she was extremely helpful and caring.
She took my sandwich back and brought it out with the delicious bread.
She could not have been more helpful. She insisted that I not pay. I told her that was not necessary, but she insisted. We left feeling much better after talking to her.
My suggestion re: the server; that she needs to be very knowledgeable about the menu, that she smile at her customers and be attentive to them.