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Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel

4.5
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1829 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1829 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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jenniferm
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were about the only guest in the restaurant?

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone provided great service from taking our coats to initiating conversation about time constraints with the play we were going to attend. They were all very prompt in bringing food and drinks as well as removing plates etc. as needed.

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ErikaSmith
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is very nice place to have dinner, especially business dinner when the guest stay at the hotel.

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kkflow
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was especially courteous and fun. Delicious food and good wine. Great atmosphere.

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vipHappyFoodieof3
Cincinnati
165 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have been there before for brunch. We met friends. Food is always good as was the food.
Got their farm egg omelette with egg whites only. It had a kick to it. - with whole wheat toast and hot tea.
And the smoked salmon Benedict with the Hollandaise on the side. They serve a lot of Hollandaise. I learned the last time to order it on the side.
Also tried the Switch Hitter - light on the gin and heavier on the bourbon. That was good.
Great art exhibit.

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SushiNinja
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lived everything except the Blue Cheese. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best duck my wife has ever had (including 5 years in Paris). Short ribs great too.

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vipJJss
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful, imaginative food. Low key presentation. Service is a little flaky, but a great place for pre-theater dinner and after theater drinks

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Klmnop
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graham the server was so sweet. He helped us pick cheese and meat for the charcuterie appetizer And he started off by asking if we were going to see a show after dinner and if so what time so that he could ensure we make it there on time. He also brought me macarons (two gigantic macarons) and a candle for my birthday and we had no idea he was going to do that. He was very attentive and the food was amazing. The second best part of the evening was the plastic penguin that sat with us :)

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reboot
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a great place for a nice pre-theatre dinner in Cincinnati. You can dine with the traditional Penguin sculpture, and take an after-dinner stroll through the gallery exhibitions.

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Jane
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Interesting menu. Delicious food. This will be our first choice before the Aronoff going forward.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp pasta delicious!
Girlfriends birthday lunch fun!

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LauraM
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metropole is great they always have great cocktails and all their food is amazing. I got the burnt carrot salad and it was amazing. We also got the broccoli fritters and they were amazing.

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JimD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great as was the service. The only issue was the temperature. We were seated near a window and there was a cold breeze blowing throughout the entire meal. I made several off hand comments about the cold to our wait staff, hoping she would get the hint, but she never did. Good thing I did not check my coat, I would have been very uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

After-show dining. Exceptional service.

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vipWJNMD
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My good friend’s 60th birthday dinner

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KatieH
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our meal and service was wonderful. I dined with my son prior to the matinee performance of Les Miserables. My only complaint is that our table for 2 was REALLY close to other tables. Felt very "not private." At all. There were many open tables and we probably should have asked to move, but I assumed they would be filling up quickly. They never did. We had a reservation and I wish our table hadn't felt so squashed in between 2 others. Having said that, our food was really delicious (breakfast burrito and 21C breakfast) and the location is super convenient. Viewing the art is an added bonus. Not sure why this place wasn't packed before a show!!

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vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
160 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Metropole has a menu I find unique to Cincinnati which is a major appeal. There is at times a Japanese flavor to some of the dishes, often barely noticeable. We, for a pre-Valentine's Day dinner created our own tasting menu from the non-entry parts of the menu. A truly enjoyable meal. The grilled octopus was the best I have had it quite some time. Service by excellent. Highly recommend.

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vipNelly
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants but the last time we went it was just ok. The burnt carrot salad was the highlight -- amazing as always, albeit much smaller than it used to be. They don't have the steak my husband loved anymore and there was only one gluten-free option now. Service was ok but not amazing like it has normally been.

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vipMarshall
Cincinnati
48 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a beautiful boutique hotel.

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denmar
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner at Metropole was a wonderful experience. We started in the bar with ample and delicious Old Fashioneds and some warm olives. The server was charming. We were then seated in the dining room. Service was terrific. We both had salmon, one ordered medium and one ordered well done. The outside was crispy and both were cooked perfectly. The bill for our drinks and dinner was very reasonable. I will come here again and highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is great and unique

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vipIntleater
Melbourne / VIC
57 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't give this restaurant enough love. We, along with many others, were headed to the theater across the street and the staff was very accommodating to everyone. Meals were fast, but not rushed, in fact, the timing was perfect. AND speaking about perfect, everything we had was excellent from the deceptively large/decidedly light salads, a mushroom consomme, charcuterie board, braised short rib, and grilled duck. The drinks were great as well. Service was attentive, but not pushy or overbearing.

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vipJAL1
Charlotte
45 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. The service was attentive, the food was delicious, and the wine pours were surprisingly generous. I particularly recommend the octopus an the duck.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic dinner and service! from oil arrive through dinner the service was top notch. Thank you for a lovely time. We will be back.

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CodyS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and atmosphere. We will be back.

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ChristineS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ambiance was perfect. Service was great too. Food had beautiful presentation but nothing exceptional on flavor. It was good quality clean food but nothing I couldn’t get somewhere else for a better price.

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dining at Metropole very much. The food was delicious, the portions were good and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Dinner before show

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BarbaraD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Took a long time to get one cocktail. Salads were wonderful. Entrees were not- fish and duck both overcooked and dry. Great ambiance, but food mediocre.

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CareyB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server was amazing! We will be back. Everything was fresh and delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Bad service , food si so

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RhondaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing way to enjoy dinner before Lion King, Greta service, drinks and food!!!

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vipJulie
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The risotto was overcooked, almost soup like. The vegetable dumpling filling was nice but the exterior unevenly cooked - some were almost burnt and others were a nice golden brown.

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ErikaSmith
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for business meetings, nice surroundings and pleasant people.

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Martha
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect!

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vipCincyEater
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metropole always delivers a consistent, quality experience in both food & environment. Great menu and fantastic service. Highly recommended for special events or an evening with friends.

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Thekays
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were a bit disappointed in the food although the burnt carrot salad was as advertised,!the Brussel sprouts were just slightly above average and the entrees were uneven. The shirt rubs were chewy, and the tenderloin beef was somewhat short on meat. Duck Breast was fine. Seemed overpriced for the quality of the food. Quite disappointed after going because of the City Beat year end review of restaurants.

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vipTheMarriedCouple
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Dinner prior to an event at the Aronoff. Service was wonderful. Food was delicious but surprisingly not incredibly distinctive tasting.

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JackK
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very nice experience. The menu is diverse and unique all at the same time. My wife had the charred carrot salad and vegetable dumplings which she loved. I have the tartare, which was good, and the duck which was excellent. Overall an awesome meal and evening out.

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