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Metropole @ 21c Museum Hotel

1322 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Creative Cuisine (42)
  • Pre/post Theatre (38)
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, European
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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
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Phone number
(513) 578-6660
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jared Bennett
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Cross street
6th Street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 1323 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
Dined 2 days ago

I missed the smoked butter. Would like a few more menu selections.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
Dined 3 days ago

I went with my 91 year old mother. She had the Burnt Carrot Salad and absolutely loved it. She and I enjoyed the Lemon surprise with the check. I had the home made tonic water. It is so refreshing and has such a great flavor, I highly recommend it. You can have it straight (as I did) or as a mixed drink. Entree's are a little pricey, but prepared with originality.

vipMaryAJM (Cincinnati)
Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic food, as always. Amazing wait staff. Jeremy had detailed knowledge of every menu item. It was like talking to the chef! Hats off to the chef as well for creating innovative and fresh twists on familiar comfort foods.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined 5 days ago

Jeremy was our server and he was fantastic. Metropole has my favorite burger ever so that's what I got! Loved all the desserts we ordered and the cotton candy at the end was so yummy.

vipMicah (Cincinnati)
Dined 5 days ago

We really enjoyed our meal at Metropole. I really think the vegetable dishes really shine. Try the beat latkes or the brussel sprout salad. The burger and fries is always a great comfort go-to, but the 'open-face butternut squash lasagna' is really flavorful. Great wine list as well, they have a great variety of California pinots and rare finds that are fun to explore.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
Dined on January 13, 2018

Saturday evening dinner on 1-13-18 was our sixth meal at Metropole in five years. A few years ago we ceased dining at Metropole after experiencing two meals with entrées that were either luke warm in temperature or cold. After an absence of several years we returned to Metropole this past Saturday in hopes that the restaurant had resolved the food temperature issues. Both my wife and I ordered the same entrée during our recent dinner, the entrée appeared on the menu as "Coal Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna". The food temperature was fine, however the composition of the entrée was not as advertised, there was nearly no butternut squash in the dish, instead the entrée consisted almost entirely of spaghetti squash. While there's nothing wrong with spaghetti squash, it's not how the entrée is described on the menu and certainly not what we ordered. We noticed a restaurant management representative addressing a concern of some sort with another table, so we stopped her as she passed by and politely expressed our the dissatisfaction with our entrées. A patron at the table next to ours had also ordered the same Roasted Butternut Squash entrée, she leaned over to us while we were speaking with the manager and informed the manager that her entrée as well was nearly all spaghetti squash with little no butternut squash. The restaurant appropriately adjusted our bill in deference to our dissatisfaction, while that's a considerate gesture it's not a fix. Of the six dinners we've eaten at Metropole this was the third time there were issues with the food brought to the table, a 50% failure rate. There are multiple other fine dining establishments in downtown Cincinnati such as BOCA, Jean-Robert's Table, SOTTO and Orchids at Palm Court to name a few. Over the years we've enjoyed dozens of exquisite meals between these other restaurants, not once have we experienced issues with the food brought to the table with any of them. We won't gamble again on Metropole going forward.

Foodie (New York Area)
Dined on January 13, 2018

Nice atmosphere, good food and convenient location for theater.

KYgirl (Western NC)
Dined on January 11, 2018

Our waiter, Jeffrey, was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and helpful with the menu. H suggested the cavatelli for an appetizer and it was very good. Duck was well prepared. Portion sizes were just enough to leave room for delicious butterscotch cheesecake with French pressed coffee. Will definitely be back pre theatre.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
Dined on January 10, 2018

Wonderful dinner, we needed to be at the Aronoff for a show and they accommodated our tight schedule. Waiter suggested delicious things we wouldn't have tried otherwise, the kitchen will split dishes so they can be shared. Ordered something labeled "lasagna" which came on little squares of NOT lasagna, but at the same time it was delicious.
Our waiter forgot about us at the end of our meal but NOT HIS FAULT as he was in charge of all of the tables along the front windows, (too many for one person to handle.) His area was seated pretty much at the same time and he was slammed.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
Dined on January 10, 2018

Great food and service. I had the chicken with chard, mushrooms, and polenta and my fiancee had the hamburger. The chicken was tender, juicy, and had great flavor. My fiancee absolutely loved the burger, which she says was the best burger she's ever had. We'll definitely be back again.