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About Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
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.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel Ratings and Reviews
We loved everything we had for dinner at metropole. Chilled corn soup, seared octopus, potato gnocchi, and pork shank. I couldn't say what the best item was, as they were all so delicious. The desserts are really something too - a bit savory and original. The chefs have an excellent knack for balancing flavors and using unique ingredients to create excellent dishes. Wine list was at the pricier end, but it was on par with the food prices. The glassware is nice, the service is nice and the tables aren't to squished together to feel like you can have a private dining experience. We will return.
Metropole is an experience worth savoring. All the food is amazingly flavorful and sophisticated. Even the butter for the pre-meal bread is extraordinary. Their special cocktails, many with house-made mixers, are irresistible. The staff is friendly, enthusiastic and well versed in what goes on in the kitchen. They are also totally tuned into the customers. At least eight different people stopped by our table during a 2-hour dinner to take orders, deliver dishes, clear dishes, or just ask how we liked everything. They managed to be totally solicitous without ever getting obtrustive. A wonderful place with one single flaw: like many new places, it has terrible acoustics. When the dining room is near full, it gets awfully noisy.
The menu for this place has always been way out there. I don't think I should have to spend alot of time researching what something is on the menu. Had the chilled corn soup w/o sausage, it was delicious. Had the potato gnocchi for my entree, it was okay, nothing spectacular. Had the cherry shortcake w/ cardamom ice cream - this surprised me how well it tasted, it was a home run.
I took 3 colleagues here for lunch, two of whom were visiting from Chicago. The food was outstanding and I look forward to returning. That said we ahd 3 different wait staff, ask if we wanted something to drink, two if we wanted dessert, and three if we wanted coffee. Even we were confused by the end of the meal
Another wonderful dinner. Brought my sister who lives in Chicago, and she couldn't believe Cincinnati had such a wonderful dining venue at such great prices. We had steak tartare, smoked olives, goat cheese, and pate. She loved the crispy onions, grainy mustard and truffle honey accompaniments. The ginger cookie with marscapone filling and meyer lemon was divine. Service is attentive without rushing you through your meal. Even complementary bottles of cold water from the valet on our way out :) We had fun browsing the gallery too. Great night!
Unfortunately at the present time i have no sense of taste or smell so I could not enjoy the food like I would have liked to. My husband however said everything he had was delicious. The service was incredible. Very friendly from the servers to the bus people. The servers were very helpful with the menu explaining everything so there were no questions. It was our 46th anniversary and appreciated the champagne on our arrival. It was a nice touch.
While our overall dining experience was enjoyable, the food left a little to be desired. We started with the burned carrot salad which was great, definitely the best item on the menu. Also had the beef tartare which was enjoyable. This set the bar high, but our entrees (NY strip, and pork chop) were okay. Nothing overtly bad, just a little overseasoned on the pork, and a little less flavor on the strip. The wine pours are very substantial, the service impeccable, and the environment great. Worth a try anyway.
We had a lunch reservation and only one other table was occupied when we arrived, yet were seated at an awkward table by the wine cooler. I thought maybe this would afford us better service, but no less than 8 tables seated after us were served their food before us. We couldn't tell who was actually waiting on us, so it was difficult to know who to summon. This was a birthday luncheon with my adult children from out of town and I had hoped for a better experience. The burnt carrot salad & the crab fritters were excellent, but the recommended avocado toast was a disappointment. Glad for the experience once, but would probably book elsewhere in the future. Just FYI you've got typos on your website, i.e. it's bon appetit, not appetite.
This is a fantastic restaurant. It might be a bit much for Cincinnati, but since it has gone for over a year now perhaps it is here to stay. Metropole is on the expensive side, so plan on this being a very special occasion and not just a spur of the moment decision. The waitstaff is very knowledgeable. It felt very much the way fine dining should without being too pretentious. Overall, it is 5 stars in my book.
If we do not have the same server
She was a on the verge of rude
and not at all attentive
Felt at times we were eating at the medieval mansion where the servers are abusive to the patrons.
Do not know her name she did not tell us. The food was wonderful and different
If we go back and had a different server who acted the same as the one we had we would never go back again
Great Meal! I started with the Mexican Negroni and it tasted just like a Negroni, no different. My dinner companion ordered from the selection of three snacks and I ordered the tartare for first course. We both agree my dish was the winner. Do not pass up the tartare. It is a must. I had the New York Strip for my entree and it was excellent. I do not recall the second entree so it apparently was not as good. We ordered the Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon for dinner. Paired well with our food.
Although it was terribly cold in the restaurant - the AC was set to arctic - the food was top notch - one if the best meals I had in a long time. My steak was perfect and the smoked chicken was out of sight! Appetizers were unique and tasty. Get the AC fixed and you will be all set.
Started off by ordering something that I saw on the internet menu - they have been out of it for two weeks. Order a vodka on ice and got a martini...specifically ordered vodka. Noticed that most of their specialties were burnt - burnt carrot salad, burnt beet salad, vegetable plate, etc. They were not totally burnt but at least 1 side was scorched.
Food was good, the atmosphere pleasant, the clothes of the wait staff reminded me of some college students that just came in off the street.
Talking to others they apparently change their menu often. "Did you try...not on the menu!" Nice visit but I think I got off on the wrong foot with ordering the food no longer available and complaining about the drink being wrong.
Outstanding service, Ambience. Museum hotel. You must see the 4 floor collection of modern art and sculpture! Eclectic menu outstandingly presented and very good. Had out of town, first timers with us and they were knocked out. On the expensive side. Plan on at least $50 per, more with expensive wine.
We visited for Father's Day breakfast. The meal was fine but nothing special. I believe the waitress was new because she didn't know the menu and couldn't answer our questions. The sausage was too sweet, the bloody mary and mimosa were good, and the english muffin was made from scratch.
The menu selection was very limited. One of the dishes we ordered (porgy fish) was inedible. It was full of small bones and not appealing or tasty.
The wine selection was above average but the prices were tripled, which is unusual for this market.
Unlikely to go back.
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