Permanently Closed - Restaurant L
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3 course prix fixe menu only - $85.
2 course prix fixe menu only - $65.
Menu Gourmand - $125
Wine pairings - starting at $35.
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.
Excellent food and service. Duck and lamb were excellent!
Always great. The Rabbit is phenomenal. Service and ambiance can't be beat.
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.
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.
Wonderful! Menu gourmand was exceptional ! Decor and ambience perfection. Can not say enough good things. A must
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
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!
Simply the most elegant restaurant in Cincinnati. Best food between New York and Chicago.
Everything was wonderful from staff to food. Nice ambiance.
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.
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.
Everything was delightful....music agreeable, but a tad too loud...
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.
An experience! The ambiance is outstanding and the food is delicious. Service and taste were at a level I've never experienced before.
Just a wonderful experience. This is why it is one of the very best restaurants in Cincinnati. Expensive but worth it. Service was great!!!
Wow! Tremendous service and food! The chef was amazing and greeted our group a couple times to explain the menu. He was fantastic!!
L is my wife's favorite " special occasion" restaurant. The gourmand menu was superb as well as the service. Thank you Max and Richard.
This is our favorite restaurant for special occasions. It was great to see chef greeting guests. Everything was superb and outstanding.
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.
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.
Love the restaurant. When I want a casual night out with friends, I go to the bar area. Couldn't be better.
A wonderful experience from start to finish!
Everything was delicious. Ambience was great and the staff was fantastic.
Everything was perfect, as expected. One table of six got a little loud periodically.
Exactly what should come with fine French dining....great cuisine, great wine, attentive and gracious service.
Outstanding preparation and service.
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.
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
The service was exceptional as usual. Only one error, a colleague asked for more bread which never came.
Food was amazing.
This was a wonderful dining experience ! The food was excellent and the service was outstanding !
We each got the 3 course Prix Fixe menu. What a great way to try multiple delicious food.
Beautiful and delicious, a great experience
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Permanently Closed - Restaurant L is rated 4.9 stars by 787 OpenTable diners.