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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:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 760-5525

Website:
http://lcincinnati.com/

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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Romantic (50)
Fit for Foodies (43)
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Good for Anniversaries (43)
Notable Wine List (43)
Good for a Date (37)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Worth the Drive (23)
Business Meals (18)
Tasting Menu (18)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Authentic (13)
Cozy (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Scenic View (5)
People Watching (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Best restaurant in Cincinnati without a doubt. Menu is superb and the service is excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Reservationist never returned my call. Had to call several times. Arrogant staff and Maitre’d. The servers did not serve either of our courses to the correct person and were rather strange and impersonal.
Food was outstanding but quite expensive for Cincinnati. Not
Likely to return.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food, beautiful presentation, wonderful service and lovely atmosphere. My wife is a vegetarian and there were ample selection for her on the menu. Would highly recommend it to family and friends. Will go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

L was an amazing dining experience. The food was prepared with precision and was delicious. The ambiance was very intimate and very much a date night or special occasion place. Service was extremely attentive. We enjoyed this restaurant and will definitely be going back!

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was fabulous and wine pairings were exceptional. Just all around great dining experience although definitely expensive. But it was worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Outstanding

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The food here is always spectacular. It is truly a beautiful restaurant with exceptional service.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Definitely an experience that allows you take your time. Loved the "adds" they give you as part of the experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We had another extraordinary dining experience at Restaurant L. While pricey, it is definitely worth it! Great food! Great service! Wonderful ambiance! It was an evening to remember.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 13, 2018

This is clearly the best restaurant in the city. The atmosphere is elegant and calming. The service is always impeccable. And the food is innovative, beautifully presented and worth every penny you pay for it. The quail appetizer was the best quail I've ever tasted. And the duck main course was filled with unusual flavors. Their dessert tray with five small taste is over the top. I would suggest you get the wine pairings with each course as they blend beautifully. If you love food and fine dining, there's no better place

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful experience and we will be back. The service was outstanding and the food absolutely great

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food is delicious and beautifully presented. The decor is quietly elegant. Notice the fine linens and the “Tree” decorated with candles and flowers. Service is exceptional. We are planning a date night there monthly. You should too!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Birthday lunch celebration was great. Beautiful restaurant. Food is delicious.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our server, Alex, was attentive and provided exceptional service. The food was wonderful, and the atmosphere never disappoints. It’s on the pricey side but worth it every now and then.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The restaurant is a very special place. The cuisine and wine listing is spectacular. It is a very special place to take a very special person for a very special occasion. We will return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had a delicious meal and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 1, 2018

A fantastic fine dining experience. We had the 3 course prix fixe and every dish was superb.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Outstanding evening. The food was very good. The service was top notch. It is reminiscent of the Maisonette, so if Chef de Cavel was going for that, he nailed it. Each dish was presented by servers with an explanation of the dish, sauces poured tableside, water refills upon half-empty status....all to perfection. This is the place you want to go when you want to get dressed up and know the whole room dressed up too. Prepare to spend, but it’s nice to have a place like this in Cincinnati

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Understated elegance is the key adjective for this stellar Queen City restaurant. Every offering provides a distinctive taste, yet nothing overpowers the palate or overwhelms the key ingredients: culinary harmony without blandness. The wines are carefully, classically paired; even if not my usual choices, I have learned to trust their recommendations. The restaurant is comfortably and thoughtfully designed, an intimate space in the middle of downtown without the blare and bustle.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing meal with gear atmosphere. So glad to see a restaurant of this caliper back in Cincinnati!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

If you are a foodie, you got to be here!
It will all start with Richard opening the dinner door elegantly and lead you to the finest dining room waiting for you with a great food and wine..

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a great time! Well done! Food was amazing and the presentation was art!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have made a point to dine at Restaurant "L" at least once a month. The food is well-prepared and delicious, and the ambiance is the best in town. You don't need to save this as a restaurant for special occasions only!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Superb dining experience. The finest in Cincinnati. And Ohio.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a great time, excellent atmosphere and the food was outstanding. Max, the wine director gave us great suggestions for the food and wine paring, all of them right on. We are going back again soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Restaurant L is clearly one of the best fine dining restaurants in Greater Cincinnati. It is located in the downtown business district in a building with convenient park close to most downtown hotels and the Theatre.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This was my first visit and the second for my wife. We went for Friday lunch. The staff is knowledgable, polite and helpful. The décor is tasteful and elegant. The staff does not rush you in any way. The food is well prepared and served. The owner came to say hello as we left. We will certainly return. Tom O, Cincinnati

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Impeccable service, exquisite food, flawless evening. Richard Brown’s immaculate sensibility is apparent even before you step foot into his restaurant as beautiful music comes lofting through the lobby, beckoning you in where he welcomes you as if you are a special guest visiting his home. Every surface you see or touch has been carefully considered and artfully executed. No detail too small for his attention. The room couldn’t be more beautiful. Lush but not gaudy, quiet yet stimulating, comfortable but special, unique in style that is understated while being unforgettable. You experience elegance in every sense. And Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel is absolutely incomparable. He brings to food the same unique, creative, artistic, understated elegance, unforgettable cuisine, that his partner Richard Brown brought to designing the space. Please don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy this unique experience. The waitstaff are professional, informative and personal. Alex was attentive, engaging, thoughtful, and honest. He certainly contributed to my having a most entertaining evening. And honestly, nothing was over priced.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing food and service. Going here is an experience. Take your time and enjoy! Love the little touches like the homemade madeleine cookie given in a little bag tied with a ribbon when you leave. Also always great to see chef Jean-Robert greet guests in the dining area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

A truly wonderful experience - glamorous dining area, meticulous and polite staff, a premier city view, and of course, the food. The 3-course meal w/ wine pairings was divine. Our thanks to Richard, Jean-Robert and their entire staff for a memorable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I truly wanted Restaurant L to be a Cincinnati version of high-level fine dining that one has in larger cities, but was unfortunately disappointed with the level of the food in particular. It was good, but not great (at prices that rival many Michelin-starred establishments). The ambiance and service were excellent, however.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The ambience is wonderful. The service was impeccable. We were able to drink a Riesling that we have been unable to find elsewhere. Each course was delicious but I was particularly fond of the Venison.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

great service, fantastic creative dishes, elegant ambiance

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

wonderful dining experience through all 9 courses. great value, especially with the wine pairings.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were caught in a snow storm and took refuge at the L. We had a fantastic experience, waited on and pampered with style. We look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Unbelievable dining experience beginning to end. Felt comfortable but treated like royalty

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

They really know how to create an experience of exquisite food and atmosphere. The price may seem intimidating to some, yet you get your money's worth. It's rare to find a place with great food, many entree options, and a wine list. We also felt treated as if we were special guests. And for a group of 6, we got a good table that was good for conversation. I will definitely go back

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We have dined here numerous times and have always found the food, service and ambiance to be excellent. The staff is very friendly and they make you feel very comfortable from the moment you enter. The menu is very well arranged with excellent choices superbly prepared. The dining room is beautiful with the silver tree a real focal point not to be missed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food and service. Recommend the paired wines with dinner and let the servers do all the work. L is a dining experience which we enjoy once or twice a year.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We enjoyed another superb meal to prepare us for Christmas. Service is outstanding and Richard keeps an eye on every detail.

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