Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel

4.7
1901 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 1901 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipNmmm
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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!

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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 4 days ago

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
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Food has declined be our experiences over the last several years

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Felt very safe and distanced from other diners

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on December 12, 2020

So happy you chose to come dine with us and had a great evening. We have some fun plans for the holidays so please check out our metropoleonwalnut site for both in house dining options or fabulous take home dinner for Xmas eve/day. Look forward to seeing you back with us soon. Enjoy the holidays. Sincerely, Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage Cincinnati + Nashville

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KatieJ
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Business dinner with a colleague after many many months of no visits to indoor restaurants. It was nice to get out. The restaurant was quiet and COVID protocols were good. I ordered the Fazzoletti which was just ok. My colleague ordered the Braised Short Rib and said it was fantastic.

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BryonO
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great way to spend my wife’s birthday weekend. Thank you!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on December 2, 2020

Happy Birthday - Hope the celebration is continuing! Many thanks for coming to visit us and for the five * love, it means a lot to us always, but especially now. We hope to see you back with us soon but if you don't feel like venturing out into the cold, maybe think about getting our take home dinner for Xmas or NY eve - more info to come on our metropoleonwalnut site. 2021 is fast approaching so Happy New Year! Sincerely, Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage Cincinnati + Nashville

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second year I’ve let the kitchen at Metropole take care of Thanksgiving and can’t wait to do it again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitors. Unique setting with a fun and funky decor. The service was warm and welcoming. We visited on Thanksgiving and the food, turkey dinner with butternut squash soup, was excellent. The coffee was great as was my mixed drink. We dined early so the noise level was very quiet when we arrived. When we left, the restaurant was nearly full and included families with young kids, but the noise level wasn’t noticeable. We had our 6yr old son with us and I’m usually concerned about the noise he creates. There was no concern that night. The music, a wonderful mix of Mowtown-80s, was not loud but probably helped disguise the noise level. We look forward to returning to try the regular menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience from entry to exit was wonderful. The coat check gal was warm and welcoming, the wait staff was great and the chef was exceptional, as usual. I am nothing but grateful to all of the staff who they gave of their day to make mine so memorable. 🍽Thankful.

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on December 2, 2020

We are so happy that you chose to celebrate Thanksgiving with us this year, it means a lot to us that you left happy and well fed! Enjoy the holidays, stay safe and if you don't feel like venturing out into the dining world, maybe think about getting our take home dinner for Xmas or NY eve - more info to come on our metropoleonwalnut site. 2021 is fast approaching so Happy New Year! Sincerely, Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage Cincinnati + Nashville

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch. Great staff, fantastic location amazing food. We had the ham and cheese grilled sandwich with a side of goetta. It was absolutely amazing. Staff were wonderful too. If the rest of the menu is the same then you’re in for a great. A great place for a meal whatever the occasion.

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thanks for the five star love, it means a lot to us always but especially now and happy to hear how delicious brunch was. I hope you enjoy the holidays, stay safe and if you don't feel like venturing out into the dining world, maybe think about getting our take home dinner for Xmas or NY eve - more info to come on our metropoleonwalnut site. 2021 is fast approaching so Happy New Year! Sincerely, Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage Cincinnati + Nashville

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was great! Our waiter, David was awesome. Great night!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on December 2, 2020

Hi David, So happy to hear about your wonderful evening, loved that everything was delicious and that Dave took great care of you. Enjoy the holidays, stay safe and if you don't feel like venturing out into the dining world, maybe think about getting our take home dinner for Xmas or NY eve - more info to come on our metropoleonwalnut site. 2021 is fast approaching so Happy New Year! Sincerely, Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage Cincinnati + Nashville

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vipJason
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

While the drinks were well crafted, the food was not. The charcuterie board and beef tartare left a lot to be desired. The menu did not invite interest. The restaurant was quiet and the service was hospitable.

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on December 2, 2020

Hi Jason, Happy to hear that the cocktails were delicious but sad to hear that we disappointed with the food as our goal is always to make sure everyone leaves happy and well fed and we missed the mark with you. Please reach out next time you feel ready to venture out as we would love to ensure you have the experience you should have got on this last trip. Many thanks for the honest feedback as it helps make us better. Sincerely, Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage Cincinnati + Nashville

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MattR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent first meal here! It was our anniversary, and a long time since we had eaten out, so was hoping for the best, and it did not disappoint: The service was great – waiter & manager – as was the food – fantastic Burnt Carrot salad & Braised Short Rib! – and of course the setting – comfortable and modern. Really great experience – thanks!. We'll be back.

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on December 2, 2020

Hi Matt, Happy anniversary and thanks for choosing us to help you celebrate. Happy to hear that everything was delicious and the team took great care of you. If you don't feel like venturing out over the holidays then maybe think about doing Metropole @ Home for xmas or NY eve - more info to come on our metropoleonwalnut site. Happy holidays, stay safe and have a wonderful new year. Sincerely, Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage Cincinnati + Nashville

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was amazing!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on November 13, 2020

Thank you so much for coming in for dinner and for the five start love, we truly appreciate it and hope that we will see you back with us soon. Sincerely, Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage Cincinnati + Nashville

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LauraN
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and awesome vibe. Manager was very helpful and kind. Highly recommend.

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on November 13, 2020

So happy to hear that you loved the menu and that the team took great care of you. We appreciate you coming out to dine with us and hope to see you back sometime soon - always new cocktails and chef loves to have special menu items at the weekends! Sincerely, Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville

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vipNmmm
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Metropole is fabulous! The servers are very knowledgeable, and able to make great recommendations. The bartenders are skilled at their craft and make amazing cocktails, both on and off the menu. Any time I visit Cincinatti, I have to stop here for drinks, a meal, and dessert. I usually end up stopping here more than once during a stay, and the staff are always hospitable and make visits memorable experience!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on November 13, 2020

Thank you for the love, it means a lot to us all. Our fabulous bar team have a few new winter warmer cocktails they added to our current list so anytime you want to stop by for a drink and a quick bite we would love to see you. Sincerely, Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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DanF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at Metrople and it was wonderful! The food was delicious, our waitress was very sweet and even brought us champagne on the house! Highly recommend this restaurant.

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on November 13, 2020

Happy Anniversary and many thanks for choosing to celebrate it with us. Happy to hear that Nikki took great care of you. We look forward to seeing you back with us soon, chef and the bar team are always working hard to create new items for the menu so always something different to try. Sincerely, Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage Cincinnati + Nashville

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vipLDP1
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! Love the ambience and vibe! We were glad to see the menu changes- and all of our choices were delicious! Top knot has service by Jeremy just roped off a perfect evening! Thanks Metropole!

Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2020

So happy you chose to dine with us and love hearing that Jeremy took wonderful care of you. Chef loves to add specials for the week and we have a new dessert menu incase you need me to twist your arm to return soon.... Sincerely, Iona Muir | Area Director Food & Beverage, Cincinnati + Nashville

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new chef is a big hit in my book! We’ll be back soon!

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Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 1901 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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