Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel

4.7
2065 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 2065 people are saying
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Drew72
Denver
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a nice dinner with an attentive waiter.

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PatH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful dining experience before going to the theatre.

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TabithaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dining experience. The goat cheese and beet starter was delicious! Love the cotton candy after-dinner treat : )

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StephenC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoying a good dinner with friends we haven’t seen in a while.

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CherylC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Our server and all the servers were very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My biggest issue with my dishes was the level of citrus. Really didn't need high acid in every dish.

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SophiaM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was fantastic! We split a pasta and an entree. The scallops were amazing and the tomato pasta was light and flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Cincinnati with inventive dishes and a solid wine list. Our server was a real pro something that feels like a dying art.

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vipLaLady
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed it so much we ate there two nights in a row.
The service was outstanding and the food was unbelievable!!
This place is a gem and if your in the area it’s no to be missed.

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vipRobertR
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Taste, texture and presentation were all very good. All of the portions for protein were too small for men and teenage boys. We left hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

My girlfriend and I had a dinner last week here. The food was not very well cooked. We got the bread for an appetizer, which was burnt across most of the crust. The crispy deviled eggs had little flavor. My girlfriend had the pasta with crab which was very salty. I had the steak, which was cooked well but topped with burnt vegetables that tasted horrible. It was overpriced. We probably won’t go back.

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NAvondaleFoodie
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grea cuisine. Innovative, but not overworked. Delicious fresh ingredients well-prepared. Glad to see Metropole keeping up high standards!

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KrisB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative & delicious food- always! Wonderful service. Staff is masked which shows respect to the client and makes me feel more comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience! Delicious and unique dishes with perfect service

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DavidT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dining experience. Excellent ambiance, great and attentive service without being overbearing. Superb menu and overall a VERY enjoyable experience. Metropole and the 21c Museum Hotel are gems in Cincinnati.

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vipNelly
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants but the last two times we've been there we've not been enjoying the menu too much. My husband always gets the filet and enjoys it even though it's nothing too special. I used to love the burnt carrot salad but that's been gone for a long time. They have quite a few gluten-free options but they just weren't things I enjoy. Service and ambience were excellent. Menu is just so limited...

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Nichole
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David, our waiter, was great! Attentive but allowed my client and I personal space to chat business. Food was delicious and will return.

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vipMRG88
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Restaurant was essentially empty, but service was still slow, albeit incredibly friendly. Calamari dish had to be sent back due to it being way over salty. They recognized their error and sent another, though it had the same issues. Chef brought out a different dish as consolation, but it wasn't very good, unfortunately. Food was mediocre in general.

Overall, I'd expect the service and food to be much better from a restaurant located in a 21c property.

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sogood
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service by Jeremy, good food, and delicious appetizers!

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vipExperiencedTraveler007
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went to Metropole @ 21c for Restaurant Week. We had stayed away before because the past menus were not to our preference. The current menu is much better and all of the food was wonderful. I would prefer if the portions were a bit larger. The ambience is Ok for a hotel restaurant and the service was a bit rushed but the food made up for it. Metropole will now be on our regular restaurant list.

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SarahN
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and deliciously complex. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, food and service.

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vipsillyone65
Indiana
32 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Metropole is such a great place to have drinks and/or dinner! It’s in an older building that has kept many of the original features and is a part of 21c Museum Hotel so you can peruse artwork as well. If you like creative cocktails and new takes on dinner made with locally sourced food, then you should definitely try Metropole. I would recommend the All Caps cocktail which was tart and very tasty. My husband and I had the special experience which was 3 course meal with several options to choose from. I enjoyed the summer squash panzanella, seared salmon (delicious), and cream fraise ice cream with peach compote. Everything was fresh, beautifully presented, and delicious! My husband had the crispy deviled eggs (yum), Cavatelli Cacio e Pepe (pasta w/pink peppercorn and Parmesan), and the dark chocolate tart (Mmm!) We look forward to going back again!

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vipJessicaL
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were very very good. I look forward to going back.

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PeterL
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Participated in Restaurant Week 2021. Their offering did not disappoint. Everything tasted great, the service was friendly and right on, and you can’t beat this place for ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate Cincinnati Restaurant Week and my daughter moving to Spain.

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deb1
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak dinner was excellent & everyone enjoyed their meal. Friendly waiter who did great job. Would recommend for casual meal.

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GregS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took in this restaurant during Restaurant Week. Always wanted to try it. We were very happy with the food and service. Love the entire vibe of the hotel lobby and restaurant. Will go back.

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SusanH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
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.

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 2065 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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