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About Restaurant L

Bar and Lounge, a la carte menu.

3 course prix fixe menu only - $75.

2 course prix fixe menu only - $55.

Menu Gourmand - $110

Wine pairings - starting at $45.

301 E 4th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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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

Cross Street:
Between Broadway and Sycamore

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 760-5525

Website:
http://lcincinnati.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz every night from 9:30 to 11:30 in the Lounge

Parking Details:
Complimentary validated parking in Queen City Square Garage.

Executive Chef:
Jean-Robert deCavel

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

Restaurant L Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.9

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (66)
Romantic (54)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
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Quiet Conversation (45)
Notable Wine List (44)
Good for a Date (44)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Worth the Drive (28)
Tasting Menu (24)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Authentic (15)
Business Meals (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Cozy (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Fun (8)
Scenic View (5)
People Watching (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Seasonal (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding both food and service. Amazing people all the staff. A great place to celebrate a special occasion, like our 31st Wedding Anniversary. And as an unexpected bonus, own parking in downtown, in-door (it was 28F outside!) at just few yards from the restaurant. We had a great time and I highly recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent restaurant, fabulous food and wine; comforting atmosphere - plan to spend 3 hours for dinner!

Also, very difficult to find... need to know where this is.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Lovely lunch with friends. Not an everyday, or every month, spot.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

My first visit to Restaurant L was a perfect evening with my sister and my brother-in-law on Black Friday. My expectations were high going into the evening and they were exceeded. It was just perfect. So, I took my mom for lunch three weeks later. Again, the food, the ambiance, and the service were EXCELLENT. Not One Complaint! I wish I could provide constructive criticism, but it was perfect. Just perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Exceptional experience. Best table service in Cincinnati

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We've dined at L several times and have always enjoyed the experience, the food and the wine. Richard and JR have created a special place for fine dining in Cincinnati, and we appreciate that!

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

A truly elevated dining experience. Magical atmosphere transports you, and the food is sublime gastronomy...
We are lucky to have this gem in downtown Cincinnati.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Beautiful restaurant. Excellent service. Husbands duck rare. Think they should have asked how he wanted it cooked. Other than that it was perfect.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 28, 2017

It was all perfection

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had our 40th anaversary dinner at "L" and we were treated very well . We also received complimentary champagne for the occasion. It was a wonderful evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our three course meal was outstanding. Four of us dined and together we had nearly half the available selections. I can't really point to one item that stood apart from the rest, all were inventive and well executed. If you twisted my arm to complain, I'd say that the small size of the filet made it not worth the upcharge. A very nice wine list with plenty of mid-range alternatives. Don't worry about dessert if you get the prix fixe option, a tasty assortment of sweets is included.

To me, our waiter crossed that line between helpful/friendly and chatty, but I may just be a curmedgeon. Otherwise, the service was outstanding.

The dining room was elegant, but not fussy and perfect for the fine dining experience. My only real complaint about the whole evening was the atmosphere of the bar area. The brightness of the lighting and excessive number of ho-hum table linens, made it feel more like a casual lunch restaurant than someplace to get a drink before or after an expensive dinner.

One last note, valet parking (which wasn't offered when we were there) isn't really needed given the ease of the parking in the tower lot.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2017

L is a very quiet, upscale restaurant with really good food. It’s nice for a special occasion but no real ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Absolutely fantastic. Probably best in Ohio or maybe east of Mississippi. Be sure and ask for the table that Mac services.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Had our 30th anniv. At L. Easy parking, beautiful restaurant, amazing food and service. We had the 3 course with wine pairings, highly recommended. A couple of surprise plates were served as well.
This is one of only a couple Cincinnati restaurants at this level of food and service.
I'm very glad we could experience it, and I'm sure we will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Just amazing! The way the chef does fish is so tasty, almost like a red meat preparation. Sensational flavor combinations.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Restaurant L is a fabulous fine dining restaurant for all occasions but particularly special ones for which memories are made.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The best restaurant in Cincinnati. We keep coming back. Everyone should experience “L” at least once. Everything else pales by comparison

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

So elegant and refined... the evening was a delight for the senses.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Finally a restaurant where you can "DINE" in peace and quietness and were the food and service are outstanding. You are not rushed. The tables are far apart. The service is like a smooth ballet. Nobody is hovering over you, but there is always somebody close by if you need them. One of the best, if not the best in Southern Ohio.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The penultimate dining experience in Cincinnati....never a disappointment as EVERYTHING is always PERFECTION.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was great but I felt a little avoided. I took my mom there so it was two women. I didn't get offered a purse "seat". When jean Robert came out at the end of the evening he stopped at every table besides mine and just in general picked up on a bit of a weird vibe. Other than that it was incredible. But def wouldn't reco it to female only diners, which seems silly.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was perfect, from beginning to end, the service, the food, the details.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our dinner was absolutely magnificent! The setting is exquisite and the service makes you feel like royalty. The food is astounding. Creatively and thoughtfully composed. We are so very fortunate to have a restaurant of this caliber in Cincinnati.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our food was exceptional, commencing with the salad and ending with the spectacular plate with an array of desserts. Our entrees were all cooked perfectly and delicious. The bread was warm and tasty. The service was impeccable with every attention to detail. The ambiance and decor are the best in the city. Overall it was a very special cuisine experience and I highly recommend it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Disabled Access
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This restaurant was amazing! Everyone in our party of four loved their appetizers and mains. I can say enough good things about this place but will definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Stellar
Love the ambience

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We went to celebrate a birthday. Food was excellent, service was excellent. We had the 6 course tasting menu with wine pairings which were all great. The scallop tartare was easily the best dish we had.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Outstanding service food and drink. Wine list creates majority of the expense but was a value add

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 25, 2017

It is a beautiful setting and the staff is attentive, maybe a little stiff. The food was well prepared and very good flavor overall. Some dishes miss a little and you are envious of what your friend ordered. This is a picky detail but the rim of one of our wine glasses was dirty. It can happen, but in a weeknight especially there should be time to wipe each wine glass rim clean before servin

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The space is quietly elegant, from the tabletop to the tree sculpture in the center of the room. Service is exceptional.

And the food... exquisitely prepared and presented. The wine pairings are very generous and fairly priced.
And there are lots of complimentary goodies too!

This is a class act and should definitely be on your destination list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A great experience for ourr 30th anniversary celebration. Great food, outstanding wines, superb service and wonderful attention to detail.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was brilliant. For the price, incredible value - a food coma with class.

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Outstanding!!! The service, ambience and attention to detail were all five star, but the food quality and taste were the real winners! Not only was this the best meal my husband and I have had in Cincinnati, but it is one of the best meals we have ever had anywhere ( including NYC and Paris). The wine pairings were also thoughtful and definitely worth the $40 extra. Just go... you’ll love it! Looking so very forward to our next meal here!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Since the Maisonette has left Cincinnati we feel Restaurant L has filled the void. It is superb in every aspect.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This is a Cincinnati treasure. It is beautiful with wonderful food. There is no local restaurant like Restaurant L.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Fun, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything was perfect!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fabulous. 4 courses. Delicious bottle of wine and kitchen tour. Will be back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Wonderful food in a beautiful restaurant. JR and Richard have created another gem in the Queen City.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The menu was diverse and our choices were beyond outstanding. The whole experience made for a most enjoyable evening. The plated presentation and layered flavorings exceeded our expectations. It was one of the best meals I have ever experienced.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 6, 2017

It was wonderful, special meal with great pampering!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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