Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel

4.7
1913 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 1913 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCarolineI
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am loving the new chef and the new menu. Metropole in the past had a more casual menu and I feel the new menu has elevated them into more fine dining. The calamari as an appetizer really surprised me. Superbly light and not a greasy fried soggy dish. The blistered shisito with yuzu, beet and goat cheese won great reviews from my table. Entrees we enjoyed the duck, steak and chicken with truffled huckleberries ( I personally loved that). The tagliatelle with crab and asparagus was out of this world. We shared two portions with 4 people before our main entree. Overall, we love how Metropole has handled guest spacing and the food is delectable!

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Mannem
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the experience was a pleasure. Even with pandemic protocols in place, every moment was enjoyable. The staff is bright, attentive and unfailingly helpful. And the food was reliably wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

High quality minute portions delivered at a leisurely pace.

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ambrown
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful dining experience. I often wish the portions were slightly bigger. Aside from that, you absolutely go and enjoy Metropole.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch

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JayRay
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Great service. Typical prices for type of restaurant.

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LaurenF
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! Stayed at the hotel and it was great to have such a nice restaurant available. All the dishes we tried were fantastic and cooked to perfection. The only downside is no breakfast hours, we assume a Metropole brunch would be fantastic. Thanks for a fun night!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thanks for the five * love. We have our new spring dinner menu in Metropole with new, delicious cocktails AND the Cocktail Terrace will be opening on the rooftop on April 15th with the most amazing raw bar, views + fun drinks so lots of excuses for a re-visit. We will hopefully be able to serve a fabulous Metropole brunch soon but in the meantime we are doing an Easter Brunch so hope to see you soon. Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville imuir@metropoleonwalnut

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RaSi
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Cocktails were fantastic. Food ranged from ‘solid’ to great. Loved the duck and the burger but the pastas were just okay . Service was incredibly attentive. Such a treat after staying at home for a year. Loved the contemporary art. Decor was fun, appreciated that our table was well separated from other diners.

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vipyumyum
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food presentation was splendid
The service was excellent!
The atmosphere was totally safe. Social distancing and all safety aspects were followed to the letter making it a totally enjoyable relaxed evening.
The desserts were fabulous!!

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SaraZ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It's a little bit overpriced but the location is fantastic so I think it worth it!

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No3putts
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a very nice meal. Food was good and everyone was spaced out well. Would recommend if dining downtown.

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vipAllisonShay
Cincinnati
48 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m loving the new chef at Metropole! I’ve always had an outstanding dining experience at 21c. The service and staff are absolutely first class. The menu however is on a whole other level these days. Run...don’t walk to your phone, and make a reservation!!

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Mark
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, the team took great care of us! We will certainly return!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thanks for the five * love. So Happy to hear you had a wonderful time and that we took great care of you. We have our new spring dinner menu in Metropole with a few new, delicious cocktails AND the Cocktail Terrace will be opening on the rooftop on April 15th with the most amazing raw bar, views and fun drinks so plenty of excuses for a re-visit. Hope to see you soon. Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville imuir@metropoleonwalnut

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DCB2014
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall a pleasant experience but I felt like the menu had a few missteps. Pomegranate in a tartare is conceptually a good idea, some texture is needed and the acidiy provides a welcome brightness, but pomegranate seeds don't provide crunch, they're merely tough and chewy. Perhaps a better use of the pomegranate would have been to marry the balsamic glaze on the place with the juice of the seeds to use as a dressing or part of a binding agent.
The scallops were cooked beautifully but the dish overall was dry on the palate, it was missing some sort of sauce to tie everything together. The salmon and grits were great; the grits were perfectly cooked and the skin of the salmon was as crispy as one could want.

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vipHornsch
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was surprisingly awesome. We did not expect the excellent service and delicious food for every course. We highly suggest you give this restaurant a try you will not be disappointed. The server showed great attention to detail and he was very present throughout the night. It was almost like we were his only table which we definitely were not. My wife and eight year old daughter had a great time and we will definitely be returning. Also if you dine valet parking is only eight dollars.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was incredible! I have been a vegetarian for over 11 years. This was hands down the BEST vegetarian dish I have ever had. I was so excited about it I told our server I could hug the chef. My husband is not a vegetarian and thoroughly enjoyed his meal. Great service, great food, highly recommend!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thanks for the five * love. Hugs for chef are always appreciated! We have our new spring dinner menu in Metropole and there are more vegetarian items on menu or dishes we can modify, a few new, delicious cocktails AND the Cocktail Terrace will be opening on the rooftop on April 15th with the most amazing raw bar, views and fun drinks so plenty of excuses for a re-visit. Hope to see you soon. Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville imuir@metropoleonwalnut

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the calamari, again. It is so good! Moira’s cocktails are perfectly delicious! 😎

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thanks for the five * love and yes, Moira's cocktails are delicious! We have our new spring dinner menu in Metropole with a few new, delicious cocktails AND the Cocktail Terrace will be opening on the rooftop on April 15th with the most amazing raw bar, views and fun drinks so plenty of excuses for a re-visit. Hope to see you soon. Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville imuir@metropoleonwalnut

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was Graham, he was great! Food was delicious, just wish portions were bigger. Overall, would definitely return and definitely would recommend!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thanks for the love - Graham is pretty lovely and appreciated the shout out. We have our new spring dinner menu in Metropole with a few new, delicious cocktails AND the Cocktail Terrace will be opening on the rooftop on April 15th with the most amazing raw bar, views and fun drinks so plenty of excuses for a re-visit. Hope to see you soon. Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville imuir@metropoleonwalnut

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vipNmmm
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect spot for cocktails to start my 29th birthday celebration! The service was impeccable and made my visit memorable. Always look forward to visiting Metropole!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thanks for the five * love and so happy we were able to be apart of your birthday celebrations! We have our new spring dinner menu in Metropole with a few new, delicious cocktails AND the Cocktail Terrace will be opening on the rooftop on April 15th with the most amazing raw bar, views and fun drinks so plenty of excuses for a re-visit. Hope to see you Memorial weekend. Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville imuir@metropoleonwalnut

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was great. We sat in a corner booth seat and it was comfortable and cozy. The wait staff was awesome providing great service but not stopping by too frequently. We enjoyed our food especially mine, Smash Burger with fries. Typically I would get a different entree than a burger but the description was too hard to pick something else. You can’t go wrong with any of the drinks. We wrapped up dinner with coffee and the apple tart. It was a perfect dinner date for us. This was our second time and we’ll be sure to come back for a third time!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thanks for the five * love. So happy that you loved dining with us. We have our new spring dinner menu in Metropole (don't worry, the burger is still on there) with a few new, delicious cocktails AND the Cocktail Terrace will be opening on the rooftop on April 15th with the most amazing raw bar, views and fun drinks so plenty of excuses for a re-visit. Hope to see you soon. Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville imuir@metropoleonwalnut

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Marquita
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we visit metropole it is a great experience. The food is always outstanding and the atmosphere is wonderful! We have been there three times now, and each time the service is just as good as the last.

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on February 27, 2021

Hello Marquita, Loved reading your review and so happy that we live up to your expectations one visit to the next as that is such an important thing. We are heading towards spring and will have some specialty cocktail changes soon and we are getting ready to open the Cocktail Terrace with a delicious raw bar menu in mid-April so hopefully more reasons to bring you back! Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville She | Her | Hers

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Very small portions for the price of the food. Both of our meals were finished and we were left wanting more. Very limited menu but we had the choice of the valentines menu which is what we both got

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Brad
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Unique menu and very neat atmosphere. Waitress was extremely well educated on the menu and ingredients. Would definitely return while in Cincinnati

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ConniC
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service! Server very knowledgeable about the food and wine pairing. Good food and reasonable pricing . Definitely will be on our top 10 list

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hi Conni, So happy that you had such a lovely time with us and that your server was able to walk you through our menu and match your choices with a great wine. If you need an excuse to get back out again this month we have some fun things planned - Valentines dinner either in Metropole or at home, cooking classes with our executive chef or Metropole tailgating for the Super Bowl- info on our metropoleonwalnut website. Sincerely, Iona Muir, Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville

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Leeny8484
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. Also their cocktails are unique

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on February 2, 2021

We do love a good cocktail so happy that you enjoyed a couple with us while you relaxed and had dinner. We are always thinking ahead - planning cocktails and the opening of the terrace with warmer weather, until then we have fun things planned for February - Valentines dinner either in Metropole or at home, cooking classes with our executive chef Vanessa or Super Bowl tailgating - info on our metropoleonwalnut site. Sincerely, Iona Muir, Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville

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OBF1
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT service!
Workers went out of their way to make sure my wife and I were taken care of.
SUPERB food!
Relaxed atmosphere!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you for the five star love! We are so happy that you got to relax and enjoy great service and delicious food in Metropole. in case you need a good excuse to return we have fun things planned for February - Valentines dinner either in Metropole or at home, cooking classes with our executive chef Vanessa or Super Bowl tailgating - info on our metropoleonwalnut site. We look forward to seeing you soon. Sincerely, Iona Muir, Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville

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JessicaL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious. I had the sweet tea brined chicken and it was very good.

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hi Jessica, So happy that dinner was delicious. We are always playing around with our menu and the chicken is now bourbon barrel soy brined just in case you need a good excuse to return and try something new. We have fun things planned for February - Valentines dinner either in Metropole or at home, cooking classes with our executive chef Vanessa or Super Bowl tailgating - info on our metropoleonwalnut site. Sincerely, Iona Muir, Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville

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XavierFan2018
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Would definitely recommend the Braised Beef Short Rib Bolognese! The beef is super tender and flavorful.
The drinks were a little light on booze, but the service was excellent and the Metropole candy bar was amazing!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hi XavierFan, I love the braised beef short rib bolognese too - it is literally too good to share with anyone and the candy bar is the perfect chocolate treat to end the evening so happy that everything was delicious. We are always playing around with our cocktail menu and some are more booze forward than others so let us know what you like and we will make sure you get the perfect cocktail next time. See you soon! Sincerely, Iona Muir, Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sons birthday

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you for the five star love! We appreciate you coming in to Metropole for a great birthday celebration. We have some funs things planned for February - Valentines dinner either in Metropole or at home, "Needs More Salt" cooking classes on Thursday nights with our executive chef Vanessa or Metropole tailgating for the Super Bowl - information for all is on our website and for sale through Eventbrite. Sincerely, Iona Muir, Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville

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AliciaG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful !

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you for the five star love! We appreciate you coming in for dinner and hope we made the cold, dark month of January a little brighter for you. We have some funs things planned for February - Valentines dinner either in Metropole or at home, cooking classes on Thursday nights with our executive chef Vanessa or Metropole tailgating for the Super Bowl- you can check out all our offerings @ metropoleonwalnut Sincerely, Iona Muir, Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville

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vipJanR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was for 7:45 on New Year's Eve. Our Server was wonderful! He was very helpful when asked for suggestions and was extremely sensitive that our dining experience time was .limited due to the 10:00 curfew. As always, our meals were wonderful, with all of the little extras that sets the Metropole above!

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TimB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. The staff were very friendly and very attentive.

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Louiedog
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! Missed the penguins, I guess they had to be quarantined.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love the Metropole. We come for anniversaries and dates. I have a lot of dietary restrictions, but I always get a lovely meal well worth the price.

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WilliamF
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Our server was very attentive and made our time there fun.

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed a special menu for Christmas Eve, a 4 top. All 3 entrees were tasty, as were the 3 app selections. Both desserts were also tasty, but we all liked the chocolate because it went w/ the cognac (& we were feeling festive!)

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vipEdandjudy
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in downtown Cincinnati and have dined at Metropole several times. As always, the food was excellent and Dave’s service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an experience from the moment we walked into 21c. This was so unique and everything was amazing. Service (David) was VERY knowledgeable and made the experience perfect with specials and recommendations that hit our tastebuds without him knowing us! This is definitely on our list to return to during a different seasonal menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. The drinks were fantastic. Service was decent. The hostess was extraordinarily friendly and polite. All in all a good experience and another solid dining option in Cincinnati.

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Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 1913 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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