Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel

4.7
2044 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 2044 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was phenomenal. Asked a special request for a birthday and they accommodated. Great for special occasions

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mbrookh
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit since Chef Miller took over, and we were not disappointed! Metropole remains our favorite restaurant in the city. Terrific ambiance, friendly and knowledgeable servers, outstanding cocktails and wine, and (last but certainly not least) the menu items are out of this world. Contemporary and unique, but not over-the-top. Simply could not recommend more.

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Chris
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, will return if in Cincinnati in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great vibe. Love the art in lobby

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vipAvani
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance

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TimT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for an anniversary dinner and it did not disappoint! Great atmosphere, knowledgeable and attentive server, and they don’t rush you so you can have a laid back experience. Great appetizers, cocktails, entrees and dessert! One of the best steaks of my life.

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JEFFREYw
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal, great wait service and interesting art.

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StaceyS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The bread service was awful. 2$ per person for one roll each that was cold in the middle. Salads had very little flavor. Burgers and halibut were delicious. Service was excellent. Setting is special, in a modern art museum.

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RoseK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good experience with delicious food and excellent Old Fashioned. Made sure we were served timely for attendance at event across the street.

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JerryW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Their menu has always been the best, over the top best. They now have a new chef, I looked at the menu and found nothing that made me go wow. It will be the last time we go to 21c

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JaniceM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Jeremy was a terrific server. Great art galleries. Overall, a wonderful experience.

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KatieC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the greeting to exiting, everything was perfect. Our server was amazing and knowledgeable about the menu. Very attentive and fun!

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cincydiner
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service is awesome. Food preparation and presentation is great.

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Smitty
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything we ordered!

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vipIfGoodWeWantSeconds
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two years or more since last time there. Menu was more interesting and food was fresh and delicious. The avocado and radish salad included half of an avocado that was decent sized and just about perfect. We each had beef short ribs and they were lean (at least for short ribs) but fork tender. And while the wine list was priced to show the house was enjoying some markup, some bottles seemed reasonable. Plus energy was good and the clientele lively.

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vipArchie
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It had been 10+ years since I'd last been to Metropole and I was glad I made it back. The menu was a good mix of traditional and interesting and seemed to have something for everyone. Their take on a carbonara pasta was outstanding. We also really enjoyed the crispy deviled eggs as a nibble with drinks. I will definitely be back soon to try the lamb.

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vippanther
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice dinner, our thanks go to our waiter Jeremy for his attention and suggestions, we had a very enjoyable experience

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DonaldS
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environmental is beautiful surrounded by art. The cocktails were on point. Appetizers all a bit unique and delicious. Entrees were enjoyed by all at our table - great dining experience!!

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AndyS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there for our anniversary and it had been mentioned at the time of making the reservations. We were promptly seated at our reservation time and greeted by our waiter. He introduced himself and asked if we would like anything beside water to drink while we looked over the menu. Since we had already walked around the area around the hotel and had a couple of drinks, we decided to hold off on the drinks.
He then told us about the specials of the day gave us ample time to decide what we wanted to eat. I ordered the scallops and my wife ordered the special braised short ribs.
Both came out and looked absolutely delicious! I was tempted to take a photo of them, but, well, not that night. Anyway, they were as delicious as they looked. The meat for the ribs seemed to melt in your mouth, cooked perfectly. The scallops were golden crusted top and bottom and had a wonderful flavor to them. Too many times, scallops will come out white and almost under-cooked. These were perfect!
Also, our waiter apologized as he delivered to flutes of champagne to our table, compliments of the house. And it was a great addition to the meal!
Quick, accurate service, wonderfully prepared meal, the room was well lit, not too bright, but not so dark you had to strain to see your food. It did get just a bit louder as the room filled up, but you could still carry on a conversation without having to raise your voice, and not worry about the table next to you hearing it.

All in all , a wonderful evening.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and fresh, unique entrees that were prepared and delivered quickly. Thank you for making our anniversary so special!

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MichelleA
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the meal was fantastic.

I had originally asked for the long table near the kitchen but I was told that it was not available.

We were put in a room to the side of the kitchen and in the middle of dinner, they shut the doors.

We were not that loud and we were having fun but it put me off a bit that they closed the doors.

During our meal, I noticed that the long table did not have anyone sitting there the whole time. Not sure why we weren't seated there but it was a disappointment.

We will be back again, the food was superb.

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vipCanders
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The calamari is the best we’ve tasted. Not huge portions but we were pleased about that. Mains were steak and salmon, both delicious and perfectly cooked. White chocolate mouse dessert also wonderful. Service excellent. Not over priced for such high end food.

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DanielF
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Loved dining with our yellow penguin ❤️❤️

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vipMark
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner, great service. Love Metropole.

However, metropole alway had the best tartare in the city. They need to add it back to the menu.

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vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
203 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time back to Metropole in 2 years. The new chef has done a nice job of upgrading the menu. Our two appetizers were excellent; the order of shishito peppers could easily feed two and the corn rib both delicious and unique. Our entrees: Duck and shrimp risotto we would order again despite the fact that the risotto was not as hot as it should be. Excellent French press coffee was fine finish. My partner ran an excellent cocktail; my red wine by the glass was not one I would order again, which I find to be the case virtually everywhere in town. Overall, we will find ourselves heading back to the Metropole is in order try other interesting menu items.

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JodyA
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been back for a year or two and was so pleasantly pleased to bring our out of town Friends to enjoy such a great experience!

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Luke
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. Food was perfectly prepared. Cocktails were unique and delicious. Service was stellar. Will definitely be dining again!

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I wasn't blown away by the brunch menu, but the service was great and the restaurant itself was very nice. Cocktails were good, but not amazing. Will definitely try again for dinner. Being able to look at all the art is a super fun addition!

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ShelleyW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our experience. I look forward to going again. The service and food was incredible. Highly recommend!!

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vipMargo428
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great, innovative dishes. The salmon was seared to perfection. Drinks looked good also, though I had wine. Servers were nice and just attentive enough. Also, the art in 21cMuseum hotel was outstanding.

A great evening!

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vipMasonDad
Cincinnati
94 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our second dining experience at Metropole, and overall a good experience. We were seated right away, but honestly the time for the server to come get our coffee - it was brunch - was a bit long considering the number of people. Finally a manager we indicated to came over and we had hot beverages shortly thereafter. Service from that point was fine. The menu seemed a bit more limited than our last trip, but the poached egg over avacado toast was very good. We did not have time to see the art at the Museum, but if you go, please ensure to allow yourself time to view the great art exhibits they have. We do recommend this for brunch, and our first visit a few months ago was stellar, so assume this time they were just a bit off their game. However, I do recommend the venue!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graham's service was so awsome. He found us a great wine on our anniversary to pair with our meal. The service made all the difference and the food was amazing.

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PhyllisC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service (Jeremy) and the food were first rate: highly recommend!

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vipessexofwessex
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Chairs are far from the most comfortable. Signage - AWFUL! Service excellent and with positive, friendly attitude. My drink (call Scotch) was NOT generous, ice apparently was being rationed. Food was excellent but also NOT generous - only three (3) medium-ish scallops, 3 shrimp, duck breasts came from the 'ducks-on-a-diet' farm. Meticulously prepared, artistically plated, delicious. Raising the price a few dollars more to provide more of the proteins would not be out of line in today's environment.
The Avocado & Radish salad, in contrast, was voluminous, and the Cwispy Deviled Eggs were simply "the BEST! with a chiffony filling in CRISP egg white halves" We skipped excellent desserts, it was a Monday night and we were atoning after too much weekend. But surely at other tables they looked Grand.

The Metropole is an excellent, fun place. We will return, just not sure how soon.

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Gr8teats
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Menu was slightly different than their website. Offered espresso but no flavors. Brunch seemed to be thrown together and not really thought out. Ordered items with no onions and got onions. Server didn’t check back until one meal was finished. My partner didn’t eat theirs due to the onions. No one offered any assistance nor refilled our drinks. For $60 and the reputation of the hotel my expectations were much higher than what we received. Very disappointed

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vipJstull1290
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came into town from Columbus! Wanted to try multiple spots so we visited for apps and a drink. Jeremy was fantastic, his hospitality was very genuine. Beautiful restaurant/hotel with great food. Thank you!

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gerard
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a very nice experience, Their acceptance and treatment of my dog great.

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vipInternationalzeus
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Unfortunately my dinner experience was very poor. The duck was overcooked and was either not fresh or was not stored properly prior to preparation. The rice that was served with the duck was oversalted and dry. Before I was finished dining an employee tried to remove my plate; with food clearly on it. Very unprofessional. Definetly not recommended given the low food quality and unprofessional immature employees.

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Tipu
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were party of 6. Shared two appetizers, crispy deviled eggs which were just great and corn ribs which we all loved. Two of us had scallops with french lentils, delicious taste. Two had the duck breast with duck fat wild rice with roasted radishes and apples. Duck was really good. Wild rice tasty but salty. The burbon barrel soy chicken was good and came with chanterelle fricassee which was Highlight of the dish. The salmon with smoked yogurt was a perfect summer dish.

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 2044 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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