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Restaurant L - Permanently Closed, Cincinnati, OH

Restaurant L - Permanently Closed

4.9
4.9
787 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Bar and Lounge, a la carte menu.

3 course prix fixe menu only - $85.

2 course prix fixe menu only - $65.

Menu Gourmand - $125

Wine pairings - starting at $35.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tuesday thru Thursday 5:30-9:30 Dinner Friday & Saturday 5:30-10:30 Lunch Fridays 11:30-2:00 Bar & Lounge open 5 till 12am

  • Phone number

    (513) 760-5525

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jean-Robert deCavel

  • Private party facilities

    Two private rooms. "Laetitia" accommodates parties of 7 to 12."Lauren" accommodates parties of 13 to 40

  • Private party contact

    Richard Brown: (513) 760-5525

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    Between Broadway and Sycamore

  • Parking details

    Complimentary validated parking in Queen City Square Garage.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 787 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. R

    Ravenous1

    Cincinnati

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous experience. From the moment we're greeted at the door we feel like royalty visiting somewhere else. What an atmosphere in the dining room. Expert wait staff, and the absolute finest food in Cincinnati - and that's a high bar given the alternatives available. Go with the the 3 (or 2) course menu and wine pairings for an unbelievable taste experience. Not something we can afford very frequently but we get there for the big events.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Duck and lamb were excellent!
  3. SS

    StephenS

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. The Rabbit is phenomenal. Service and ambiance can't be beat.
  4. c

    cvg2021

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Jean-Robert defines elegant dining in his several venues across town. Restaurant's impeccable service is utterly unobtrusive and the servers are well-informed. We have dined there on several occasions, both in the restaurant and in the bar, and have come away pleased. This time we opted for the 2-course dinner with pairings, and while the food itself was well-prepared it was not the perfection we had come to known. The wine pairings, though, were superb, as were the selection of in-house pastries for dessert.
  5. SS

    SuzanneS

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great slow dining experience to appreciate delicious food and wine. For those that appreciate fine dining, classy atmosphere and are willing to pay for it.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Menu gourmand was exceptional ! Decor and ambience perfection. Can not say enough good things. A must
  7. C

    Charlie

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Cincinnati with beautiful ambiance, diverse menu beautifully presented food offering good value ( bargain compared to large cities) impeccable service, No one does fine dining better than owners Richard Brown & Jean Rober
  8. MD

    MikeyD

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An awesome menu. Perfect setting. Brilliant presentation. Great tasting dinner. Fabulous wait staff. And...all of that plus Jean Robert de Cavel in the kitchen. I could not ask for more, but I did...all of this in a very friendly. "non-stuffy" atmosphere. PERFECT! Put this winner on your restaurant "bucket list" for sure!
  9. c

    chefboyrd

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Simply the most elegant restaurant in Cincinnati. Best food between New York and Chicago.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!
  11. GD

    GregoryD

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful from staff to food. Nice ambiance.
  12. JG

    JustinG

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L has an attention to detail that is unmatched in the tri-state area. Outside of NYC, there are few places that I've seen that can execute to this level of perfection. Every detail of the dinning experience, from the grand bar and service, to the entry of the magnificent dinning room, to dinning service - all done with grace and flawless delivery. No detail in the dinning experience is trivialized. The thoughtfulness is seen throughout a perfectly choreographed experience. Their attention to GF was outstanding. I'm grateful to have this set of amazing restaurateurs in Cincinnati that can have this level of execution. Thank you, team L for another wonderful experience.
  13. LT

    LaTraviata

    Cincinnati

    255 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    255 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having had superb dining experiences in the past, there is not much more to say except it is still superb. Service, food, and ambiance continue to be in the top tier in Cincinnati. For a very special evening at, by the quality standard of the restaurant, a very reasonable price, one could not find a better place to dine. We will go back often.
  14. M

    Marcel

    Jackson Hole

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delightful....music agreeable, but a tad too loud...
  15. MS

    MarkS

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant L is a very special destination and we had a wonderful evening! Be prepared to spend time there, enjoy the atmosphere and excellent service, as well as the exquisite cuisine.
  16. J

    John

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An experience! The ambiance is outstanding and the food is delicious. Service and taste were at a level I've never experienced before.
  17. DS

    DSVS

    Cincinnati

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Just a wonderful experience. This is why it is one of the very best restaurants in Cincinnati. Expensive but worth it. Service was great!!!
  18. K

    Kelly

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Tremendous service and food! The chef was amazing and greeted our group a couple times to explain the menu. He was fantastic!!
  19. WD

    WinenDine

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L is my wife's favorite " special occasion" restaurant. The gourmand menu was superb as well as the service. Thank you Max and Richard.
  20. T

    Trotta

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant for special occasions. It was great to see chef greeting guests. Everything was superb and outstanding.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there, met a friend for lunch. Was offered the Friday express lunch in the lounge so we decided on that. First course was soup or salad and second course was a Pho burger or chicken crepes for $12. Delicious!! Will go back again for dinner.
  22. F

    Fisco

    San Francisco

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem in red neck Cincinnati, the place is somptuous, the service perfect although a bit too fast, they wanted to close early, with just three tables that evening. The show is the inventive food of the French chef, at the level of a star Michelin if the inspectors knew where Cincinnati was! A bemol to this otherwise perfect evening: the wine pairing done with perfectly low quality boring wines. Not acceptable for such gorgeous food.
  23. CC

    CathyC

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the restaurant. When I want a casual night out with friends, I go to the bar area. Couldn't be better.
  24. DH

    DebbieH

    Cincinnati

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience from start to finish!
  25. JN

    JNY88

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Ambience was great and the staff was fantastic.
  26. PF

    PaulF

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect, as expected. One table of six got a little loud periodically.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exactly what should come with fine French dining....great cuisine, great wine, attentive and gracious service.
  28. ON

    OutNAbout

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding preparation and service.
  29. RS

    RuthS

    Cincinnati

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every visit to Restaurant L is a wonderful experience. The food, service and staff make this a visit to be enjoyed and savored. The presentation is wonderful and the food is excellent. Love the wine pairing option. This enhances the flavor of each course. The room is beautiful and the ambiance special.
  30. C

    Carla

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AAAAMMMMMAAAZZZZIINNGG! It was a perfect date night the food was fabulous! The staff was great and informative! We had the Gourmand menu and it’s was wonderful from start to finish. The dining room ambiance was great
  31. D

    Dpwazoo1

    Cincinnati

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The service was exceptional as usual. Only one error, a colleague asked for more bread which never came. Food was amazing.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful dining experience ! The food was excellent and the service was outstanding !
  33. m

    maudeequality

    Cincinnati

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We each got the 3 course Prix Fixe menu. What a great way to try multiple delicious food.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful and delicious, a great experience
  35. K

    Klas

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great choice to celebrate my wife's birthday. We have always enjoyed the Orchids but it has not met our expectations in quality of food and service. We decided to try Restaurant L this year and were pleasantly surprised. There were many mixed reviews regarding L, but nothing but raves from us. The room was beautiful and the service was superb. The food and presentation outstanding. We chose the three course dinner with the wine pairings WOW for both. The flavors of each course were wonderful and the venison hit the jackpot. The wines worked very well with the food and certainly enhanced the flavors of the evening. We certainly look forward to return visits. In our book it is the best restaurant in Cincinnati.
  36. S

    Suzanne

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 course prix fixe with wine pairing. 5 star Euro experience from start to finish Chef came to each table to greet and check in. Staff knowledgeable and very open and personable. Richard Brown is wonderful historian of restaurant industry in Cincinnati as well as NYC and Europe.
  37. f

    foodie

    Cincinnati

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing can beat their Friday express linch in the bar. 2 courses for $12. Of course we included a bottle of wine and desserts too. The soups here are always heavenly and no one does salmon like this place.
  38. R

    Richie

    Cincinnati

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to L's to celebrate my sister-in-law's retirement. We had great quiet evening where the staff continued to excel in everything they did. The drinks were outstanding and the menu was better than expected. I'm looking forward to my next visit to L's, to see what's new on the menu.
  39. G

    Good

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    While we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and felt no rush, some of the service did lag a bit. However, we were greatly accommodated and we are happy to recommend Restaurant L to others.
  40. d

    dasbird

    Cincinnati

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a wonderful Christmas lunch. The 4 course tasting menu was superb! Always a wonderful time at L. It is a very special place.

FAQs

Restaurant L - Permanently Closed is rated 4.9 stars by 787 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Broadway and Sycamore

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tuesday thru Thursday 5:30-9:30 Dinner Friday & Saturday 5:30-10:30 Lunch Fridays 11:30-2:00 Bar & Lounge open 5 till 12am

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary validated parking in Queen City Square Garage.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jean-Robert deCavel

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 760-5525

  • Private party facilities

    Two private rooms. "Laetitia" accommodates parties of 7 to 12."Lauren" accommodates parties of 13 to 40

  • Private party contact

    Richard Brown: (513) 760-5525

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