Restaurant L

4.8
421 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
French
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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

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Phone number
(513) 760-5525
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jean-Robert deCavel
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Cross street
Between Broadway and Sycamore
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Parking details
Complimentary validated parking in Queen City Square Garage.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Toronto
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The room is absolutely stunning. It has two-story high ceilings. All the tables for two are cozy nooks. Fabulous for an intimate and romantic dinner. Starters were scallop/octopus and spring onion mille-feuille. Mains were sole. The food was simply dreamy. Nice visual presentation and beautiful unique flavours. Very good wine recommendation. The service was excellent and very attentive without being intrusive. They provide a complimentary desert plate with 6 mini-deserts. Again, very good. Great value meal for such high quality.

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KW
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and how the sauces were poured on upon presentation. Did the full meal with wine pairing and the experience was exceptional.

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S
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant L is a throwback example of 'elegant dining.' The dishes are interesting, but they don't try to be truly innovative. Everything was carefully prepared and appropriately plated. One can get a 2-course or 3-course prix fixe, and both come with an amuse-bouche and an enjoyable dessert sampler (5 components). I found the appetizer course (second of three) particularly interesting, and given my tastes, I was pleased to find both rabbit and duck on the menu. The prix fixe meal can be ordered with or without wine pairings. The wine pairings were okay, not always up to the elegance of the dishes with which they were paired; one also has the opportunity to order from a fine (but pricey) wine list. The restaurant itself is quiet with soft seats. The service is thoroughly professional and rather formal by 21st-Century standards. Given its prices, I consider Restaurant L to be a 'special occasion' restaurant unless someone else is paying for it.

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OT
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is perfect every time. One of Cincinnati’s best, hands down.

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T
Indiana
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cuisine and service. Some of the best dishes we have ever been served.

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OT
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMGosh! By FAR the best restaurant I’ve ever experienced. More modern and even better than was the Maisonette. Unparalleled in every aspect. Must try!

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OT
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and evening, truly special and true professionals at their craft. This is dining at its best in Cincinnati!

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MR
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way...just amazing
Your bill for 2 people will be north of $300 so don't be surprized!

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M
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Restaurant L is a classy restaurant to enjoy a relaxing and leisurely meal. i wish other folks who dined there would dress up for the setting. Seeing men in casual shirts and shorts was disappointing.

Come on guys, step up.

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MF
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, ambiance, service, as good as it gets right here in Cincinnati.

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BL
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was creative , the food delicious, excellent service and our waiter was very knowledgeable about the wines offered in our pairings. The dining room was comfortable and beautiful. This was our first visit but it won’t be our last.

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F
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant L was an absolutely amazing experience. The food, the service, and the ambiance were all as close to perfection as it gets. I made a reservation here to propose to my now-fiancée and she really adored everything about it. I couldn't imagine choosing anywhere else in Cincinnati for such a special moment. It was worth every single penny.

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OD
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank You for one of the best meals we have had in our many, many years of dining. The food was "over the top" delicious, creative, unique, and beautiful. The staff was attentive but not over bearing, polite, and informative, and well dressed. The décor was stunning! So many beautiful things to see, but at the same time, not overpowering. And the bathrooms had their own bit of panache. My wife also loved all the lush roses! Truly this was an evening we will remember! Thank You Again!

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m
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

quietest fine dining in town, with excellent polished service

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RR
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my Fiance here for his birthday, he was beyond blown away with the food, staff and ambiance of the place! I definitely believe that this is the greatest fine dining restaurant in Cincinnati, OH!

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ST
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jean-Robert de Cavel does it again. We enjoyed a four course prix fixe dinner with great wine for our 25th anniversary. A very cool transition from the bar which opens into the office tower atrium, through tall double doors into the quiet sophisticated dining room. Food, service, wine, setting world class.

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BY
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A completely magical experience from start to finish!!

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L
Toledo
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply put. The best restaurant in Cincinnati.
Could be in Manhattan or Paris and would still be the best.

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R
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took the family out for our wedding anniversary and had a fabulous meal. Ambiance was first class, modern, tasteful and elegant. Service was perfect as always. Cincinnati should be proud to have a restaurant of this caliber.

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OT
San Francisco
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

I ordered a 3 course meal. For course 1, I had salmon which is so salty. The second course I had was scallop which is salty too but that was the best among three xourses. The third course was duck. DO NOT ORDER THIS ONE. I don't like this because this course smells fishy and raw with duck blood in it.
The service is sooooooo good but the food is fair. It doesn't have the dress code. By the way, the bread is pretty good. Try it.

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SJ
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the celebration lunch-- delicious and a good value-- The crab salad was really something nice== many textures & flavors
A delicious spring soup
crusted arctic char-- perfection
duck breat w/ farro-- !!!!
tasty trio of desserts!
Cava went well with all of this!
Alex & his team gave incredible service

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c
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant L is just one of the finest restaurants anywhere! Chef/owner Jean Robert and owner Richard Brown reward every customer with one of the most beautiful spaces, grand food & wine and most attentive service. A delight !

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EC
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at L Restaurant to celebrate our fortieth wedding anniversary. Our experience was outstanding in every respect. This restaurant is expensive, but worth every penny.

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R
Cincinnati
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Parisian-style restaurant, with a little New York attitude... very elegant. Chef Jean-Robert always serves food that makes it an unforgettable experience, attentive service and special elegant dishes...

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B
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and beautiful place..

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DO
Chicago
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After searching for a new restaurant to try to surprise my wife on her Birthday, I was ecstatic to discover Restaurant L. It was such a lovely experience, from the professional ambiance to the incredible cuisine. I dream of the Watercress soup. So original, everything was delicious, the servers were polite pros and they really made my wife feel special on her birthday-- including free parking and two delicious dessert surprises. Will definitely return for other big nights.

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DM
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a real gem in Cincinnati. Everything is just about perfect. We love this place.

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Naples
5.0Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner and attentive service.

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JA
Phoenix
5.0Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily among the best restaurants in the country. I can say this because I've traveled the country and going to the better restaurants is what I do . Food and service are off-the-chart great. Go and enjoy. Park in the garage underneath - it's taken care of. Have a drink at the bar before your meal - excellent bar tenders. Can't go wrong with any of the menu options but at a minimum do the 3 course. You're welcome.

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OT
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our entire experience from the moment we walked in until Richard walked us out was absolutely amazing!

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E
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined here on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent as is the service. The room is warm and inviting with a cozy feel. You are made to feel at home the moment you enter.

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B
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was spectacular!!! Expensive, but worth it!!!

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OT
Orlando
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt as if it was only us two in the room with our personal waiter. We met the owner, very delightful gentleman, we wanted to thank him and his partner for designing such an atmosphere that takes you out of the city and plants you in the middle of France. The food was exquisite, we would come here again. I cited this restaurant from Jacksonville, FL. And I was not disappointed with the service, food, atmosphere and people!!

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PR
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very high end dining but worth it for a very special night out. I love everything about L from the time you walk through the doors and see the beautiful interior until you walk back out after a wonderful evening. The service is amazing. Everyone working there is on the top of their game.
Portions are small and very rich but just right for the 4 of us since we don't eat a lot but the love the best of great food.

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JN
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Service was Impeccable. Food was amazing and delicate yet we were stuffed by the end. 5 stars!

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MS
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second dining experience at Restaurant L. This time we had friends from Seattle, Washington with us. The evening began with delicious coctails at the bar. Then moving to the dining room, the decor and ambience received noted approval by our friends. The wine list is extensive and our friends who love wine enjoyed talking with Max and choosing two wines for our dining experience. The food was exceptionally good as was our previous experience on Valentine's Day 2018. Restaurant L will be seeing us again for a special evening.

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D
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at L Restaurant was an exquisite experience. The service is impeccable, the food was delicious and spectacularly presented. Portions are just right. Neither small nor excessive. My wife and I enjoyed the price fixe concept. I worked out very well for us. This is not the place to come if you want a quick one course meal. You come here to enjoy the evening without any pressure.

As for the service, Richard greeted us at the entrance and walked us to our table. Alex promptly met us and graciously took care of us for the rest of the evening. My wife has a few special dietary needs. The menu, being price fixe is not extensive. We mentioned it to Alex and he communicated with the kitchen staff to ensure my wife’s needs were met. They altered a few details without compromising the delicious experience.

We look forward to our next visit.

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r
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Richard is always an amazing host! He always makes the guests feel special.

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b
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb, complete dining experience. The food is exquisite, the staff attentive without being intrusive, and the atmosphere is elegant without being pretentious. Richard is a master at running the front of the house and making sure each diner has a memorable experience.

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LS
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a special experience! The service, especially, was outstanding. Everyone we interacted with went above and beyond to make the meal excellent. The restaurant is both elegant and cozy, which made for a perfect romantic date night. We were celebrating my birthday and it felt like the perfect place to enjoy a night out without the kids. I also loved the menu format- it made the night feel luxurious and stress-free to have the menu laid out as it was, creating an excellent meal simply. Dessert was the perfect ending- it was a fun way to end the meal with so many flavors and put a perfect glow to an amazing night. Thank you so much!

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