Restaurant L

4.8
547 reviews
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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.
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B
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A time to get dressed up and enjoy the wonderful food and decor.
Richard Brown is the great host.

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LA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally we have a fitting replacement for the maze Annette I think that our the restaurant out is absolutely beautiful with a gourmet food and I can’t think of anything that could make it any better thank you

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S
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu was beautifully prepared and presented, and well-paced for a relaxing special lunch for two.

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in town. Best in state.

Not cheap, but a good value compared to restaurants of similar quality in other cities.

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TD
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here 3 times and each time my group was treated as if we were the only people that mattered in the restaurant. The owners are there and the staff is attentive . It is everything you would expect from a great restaurant excellent food, service and ambiance

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OT
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Will return.

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T
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Excellent, creative food. Wine pairings were perfect.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend was in from out of town

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KB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous meal! I loved the style! Incredible service

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OR
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! A truly amazing culinary Lunch experience, that we were able to share with our two children and two friends from Dublin IRE.
Four of us ordered the Celebration Menu, a Five course delicacy.
1st COURSE - CRAB SALAD
sugar snap peas, avocado, celery, radish
2nd COURSE - WATERCRESS & POTATO SOUP
curry creme fraiche, tempura spring vegtables, tomme cheese
3rd COURSE - ARCTIC CHAR “VIENNOISE”
spinach, carrot vichy, beech mushroom
4th COURSE - DUCK
blackberries, fennel, radishes, beets, farro, ginger duck jus
Desert- Trio of Sweets
After finishing our deserts and then enjoying some coffee, Chef Jean-Robert stopped at our table. He was very casual, personable, and open. He genuinely wanted to know about our food experience. This made our day.

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H
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, absolutely marvelous. The ambiance, the food and the service is extraordinary. Richard Brown is the perfect manager of the room. A restaurant experience not to be missed. It is simply outstanding!!!!

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KC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful family meal in the Lounge, where you can order a la carte. The options are delicious and at a good-size portion for a person to enjoy multiple and not feel uncomfortable.

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LG
Milwaukee
51 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my mother in law for her 80th Birthday. This was an evening she will cherish forever. We did the three course with wine paring. Everything was perfect

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CG
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Splendid, classy, outstanding...highly recommended.

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DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Celebration

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A
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most beautiful restaurant with the most beautiful Food in Cincinnati.

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B
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful ambience in a beautiful setting. A little disappointed that halibut was listed as a menu item on the website but was not on the dinner menu. Normally fresh baked bread options are frequently offered but we had to ask. But our overall experience in this world class restaurant was great. Our group was delighted with our meals as usual and also as usual we felt welcomed by Richard and Jean-Robert’

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LS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L is both comfortable and classic. The food is a real joy of taste, textures and visually. We had a wonderful time with just the two of us. We could talk and enjoy the food and wine. Time to savor each bite. A very special evening.

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T
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What else can I say, PERFECT. We dined early before a show, they guided us through our experience to enjoy as much as we could with our time restraints. The timing was flawless and the food and service were as good as it gets! I can't wait to return the next time I am in town!

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R
Cincinnati
64 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful holiday lunch!

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ST
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a lovely Date night with my Wife

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R
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I enjoyed my experience at Restaurant L and would definitely recommend it to friends and family. The validation of parking made the experience even more enjoyable because that gave me one less thing to worry about. They have a celebration lunch I was looking forward to trying but unfortunately my lunch date got there a bit late and it was too late for my order to be placed. I was there in enough time to order the special menu but was not made aware that there was a cut off time until my date arrived and we were placing our order. There are two other things I would like to mention and they are that no one offered to hang my coat (I noticed other patrons having their coats brought to them when then left) and I called and left a message requesting a call back about an item I may have left there by mistake and didn't receive a call back. Other than those few things I would definitely recommend Restaurant L

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S
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined here on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. The food, service and ambiance make this a truly memorable experience. The dining room is very comfortable and cozy. Quiet conversation is truly possible and enjoyable. The staff makes every effort to make you feel welcome and special. It is the best dining experience in Cincinnati.

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MC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

“L” restaurant is one of the great dining experiences of the U.S.! It has a world class chef/owner, Jean Robert de Cavel. The creativity, implementation and presentation of the food is without peer. The front of the house is ingratiating, pleasant and well informed. While not inexpensive, there is in this writer’s mind, a value received worth the expense. Please do your self a special favor and make a reservation!

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CM
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, everything was exquisite. Heavenly decor, superb service. Halibut main course delectable, chocolate tart divine. Mom was very impressed for a milestone birthday luncheon celebration.

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H
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. We have been here several times. JP is a wonderful chef.

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OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriends and I enjoyed our holiday lunch at Restaurant L. It was very special and our meal was outstanding. The halibut was incredible!

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K
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding . This is an extraordinary dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No surprises.. Always perfection. The chief makes a point to greet his guest which added to the experience. The difference between eating out and fine dining. ❤️all JR's restaurant and Staff.

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PC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant experience was great. Excellent food, beautiful ambiance,courteous helpful service.Perfect for a special evening out.

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a
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at RL; why hadn't I tried it sooner? It was absolutely heavenly! Every. Single.Morsel.
The Prix Fixe menu is delightful and is comprised of just the right portions. My husband and I both had the three course dinner which included an appetizer for each of us, a small second course, and a larger third course. We also got a sampler of all the delectable desserts. This was included in the prix fixe menu. We ordered our choice of wine, but you also get the option of wine pairings. I think Chef Jean Robert has outdone himself and has replaced my number one Cincinnati eatery (JR's Table!) with this great new gem, Restaurant L! I love both and recommend them both highly to everyone. We had the mushroom tarte and lobster salad as appetizers, the scallop for me and sweetbreads for my husband for the second course, and the red snapper and monkfish for the third. I wish I could describe the wonderful textures and flavors brought out by the exquisite sauces. The laid back, elegant restaurant lends itself to great conversation. What a change of pace from all the new, noisy restaurants! Each and every staff member was knowledgeable and gracious. Merci beaucoup and Au Revoir!

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal, delivered by a caring and polished staff. The restaurant decor was beautiful.

We left with full stomachs, vowing to return again soon.

I think this may be the finest restaurant in Cincinnati.

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LD
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous dinner and wine tasting. Never rushed to finish and the service was spot on. Highly recommend.

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SR
Cincinnati
94 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Restaurant L. Without a doubt, this is the premier fine dining in Cincinnati! The experience begins with a grand entrance as Richard pushes open the doors to reveal a wonderfully decorated and intimate dining room. We were seated next to one another on a comfortable dining bench and chose the menu gourmand. My wife is a vegan and she contacted the restaurant several days before the meal. Although the website suggests otherwise, they confirmed that they would accommodate her diet. Jean Robert personally made all of her courses that were both beautiful and delicious! I chose to have the wine pairings with my non vegan meal. Our server Max was attentive and extremely knowledgeable. His pairings and timing were perfect. The 3 hour, 5 course meal (that was really 9 with all the extras) left us satiated and with a desire to return to sample more of the menu. In fact, we made a reservation just before Christmas as we will have family in town who will appreciate an amazing meal.
Thank you Restaurant L!!

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KS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, wine and service in an deco inspired space.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a very quiet dinner. We were the only patrons in the dining room, so the service was outstanding and the piped in music was great.

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ML
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

This is a special occasion restaurant and as such you go in with high expectations. On previous visits the food was extraordinary and the service impeccable. This was different, the service was spotty and impersonal. The food was average, not what you would expect at this price point. We will not return.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just go! You will not be sorry!

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Gourmand 8-course dinner with wine pairings. This was by far the most amazing dining experience of my life. Every detail was attended to and the food and wine choices were fantastic.

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