This is mine and my husbands favorite place to eat. The food is great!
We went for my birthday dinner and did have reservations at 4:00 for 5 of us. When we arrived it was almost like the hostess didn't want to seat us. She said there were tables free in the bar. Well there were free tables but they were dirty. We sat at one that only had an empty beer mug and dirty napkin.
When the waitress took our order and I found they carried Pepsi products, which I can't drink, I asked for iced tea, only to be told they were out of tea. I asked the waitress when some would be made and She replied "We're out of tea."
I ordered the ribeye steak, which was nice and tender but mostly charcoaled on the outside. I didn't send it back because our waitress was so slow I figured everyone else would be done with their meals by the time I got mine.
To be fair, my daughter got the stuffed pablano peppers, my son got the special Mac and cheese and my husband got a burger. All if them said their food was great. My grandson ate his apples and carrots and fries off his kids meal, we took his burger home because he wouldn't eat it there.
Would I go to Rock Bottom again? A resounding No!
Would I recommend it? No.
Food was excellent and service was great. we cohere before our shows at the Aronoff so the location is great for that.
We were very disappointed in our service. Got drinks that we did not order. Food took forever and late for a show. Made reservations and received a confirmation but hostess could not find our reservation. Won’t go back for awhile
Not impressed at all. Chicken was overcooked. Silverware they gave us was filthy. Restaurant seemed a little dirty. Getting the check took forever. I would not go back.
Took almost a hour and a half just to get two burgers. Good food, but not worth the time.
Very slow service. We were seated 20 minutes after our reservation time and took 40 minutes to receive food.
Reservation was for 6:15 but they took 30 minutes longer in seating. Then food took a long time to arrive resulting in being rushed in order to make theatre at 8pm. Very disappointing.
Disappointed in the service, food took awhile to arrive. Had limited contact with the server, asked for an additional water, never brought, said "Sorry about that"
Our waitress, Alison, was great as was the beer. But the food was uninspiring and it too over 40 minutes to receive our dinner order. Maybe an off night but won’t be back Amy time soon.
We did not receive our food until 40 minutes after ordering. Our server did not check on us at all during that time. We had to loudly flag him down to ask for more tea and to have him check on our meals as we had tickets to an 8pm show and it was now 7:25. After getting his attention he brought someone from the kitchen over to talk with us. That person apologized for our wait and checked on our food. Our food was out within 5 minutes of checking. Food was warm but not piping hot. Quality and size were okay. I would not recommend this restaurant , especially if you have to be somewhere at a certain time.
Love the beer, the food, and the bar atmosphere! Come here before the shows and love it!
The selection of food items is small. The appetizer portions are generous but, the entree's are pricey for the portion size. The beer was good and reasonably priced. Overall the food and beverages were good but not great.
The noise level was "quiet" but, I was there early Sunday evening and everything seems to shutdown in Cincinatti on Sunday. I would guess that it gets much busier and louder during the week.
The service was adequate but not exceptional. Our server was friendly enough but, forgot an ordered side and brought the wrong size beverage.
Rock Bottom is good for a group, family or grabbing a quick bite but, there are lots of other places that are just as good.
Poor service despite not being busy. Seemed like we were just looking for our waitress half the meal. 2 hours to eat and leave. Do not go if you are in a rush.
Service is slow. Server was very tired and not too friendly.
I believe our server was new. The drinks weren't right and when we said something he told us it was what we ordered. When the bill came it was clearly NOT what we ordered. The soup didn't come out first, the chicken fingers were overcooked, stringy, the avocado chicken sandwich came with NO avocado. It took quite a while to be served and then the server just complained about the new tablets. I did see other servers not using the tablets, but using a pad. Very disappointing because we usually have great food and service at Rock Bottom.
Always a great place for a casual pub meal, but nothing spectacular about it. Wish they’d put the chili back on the menu. Service is always professional and friendly.
This was our second time dining here. The first time was really good. This past time not the same. There was a horrible smell throughout the restaurant. We were a party of 6 and the kids meal was way to small, the pasta was in a tiny bowl. The service with our waitress was good. We would return for cocktails but that might be the extent of our visits.
Fried chicken app was excellent!
Good experience for family dinner before a show. Food was very good and cam out in a timely manner. Waitress was friendly, and checked in on us from time to time but did not rush us.
Good food and good drinks. The waitress moved our meal and payment along quickly so me could make the show.
Although our waiter was good, he was so busy that it took a while to get his attention for refills and even to order. The fire alarm went off and was very loud and took way to long to shut off. No one really explained what happened
Delicious street tacos
Great dining location before or after a show at the Aronoff Center.
My wife & son wen't down for dinner before the Waitress Show and had dinner & beer. My wife ordered the Jalapeno pretzels, unfortunately when they came out they had changed it to pretzels from their owners that were terrible. Without us making a complaint Steve, the manager was coming to inform me that they put onions on my pizza, I had asked to omit the onions, and was remaking it, we also informed him of the pretzels and toke them off the bill and toke a few of our drinks off. The pizza came out with everyone's food and everything was good.
Great downtown, Fountain Square location; good brew-pub beer options, varied menu; had a great burger, choice of 2sizes, choice of sides; friendly, attentive greeters, wait staff, and visible managets.
From the time we walked in the door, I had a feeling it was going to be a poor experience. Once we were sat, our server did not stop by the table for 10 mins to take drink orders. Even then, once he stopped he was rude and impatient. He didn't seem to be having a bad day. His mood seemed to be normal for him and that was the troubling part. Normally, you can tell and you cut them some slack. In this instance it seemed like that is the way it always is for him and his co-workers. They mistreat their customers and still receive 20% tip so they continue the same behavior. Somebody assisting him was a jerk as well. Slamming water glasses on the table and rolling his eyes. We were there to celebrate my mom's birthday and the service provided by this restaurant left a lot to be desired. We were sat without silverware. Our appetizer was delivered without app plates. We had to request these simple items. Our drinks were slowly refilled and he would bring back the children's cups uncovered and ask the kids to put the lids back on. That's just asking for trouble. Everyone's food came out and 2 of the 8 plates had to be sent back because they were served cold. I'm not embellishing, but one of them was mine and it was served not warm, not cool, not room temperature, but cold! Also, the restrooms were disgusting and looked as though they hadn't been cleaned in days. My sister-in-law complained about how dirty the bathroom was for her and her children. Needless to say my family will never be back. As soon as we stepped outside we all felt the same way and we were severely disappointed.
On a completely separate note: We witnessed a woman fall from the dining area down to the entrance level (1-2 steps). She must have not seen the step down and can easily happen if you're not familiar with the place or socializing with friends. Not one representative from Rock Bottom came to her aid to assist her. Many employees saw the instance, but ignored any action.
Great burger and hot crisp fries just the way I like them. We arrived on time and our request for a booth was ready.
We arrived and it wasn't very crowded at all, it seemed to take longer than expected to get our food, but I guess it's because there were 10 of us. I saw people who came in well after us had their food way before we got ours. But overall everything was great.
Waited 15 mins for anyone to take our drink orders finally the manager walked by and noticed we didn’t have anything on our table and went and got our drinks. After ordering a sirloin and the waitress didn’t ask how we wanted our steaks they came out just short of ‘mooing’ we sent them back to be cooked a bit more. While that was cooking we eat our sides the Mac and cheese was bland and lacked flavor. The mash potatoes were good however. The waitress came back out with our food and brought us ribeyes since aplenty they ran out of sirloin. The rib-eye (while cooked medium) had no flavor and was tough. We barely eat them. She noticed when she came to bus the table and asked if we didn’t like it I was honest and told her about it. She said she would ask the manager to come over I handed her my credit card and said it was okay we just wanted to leave. The manager did come over and offered 40% when I got the receipt the 40% was applied to the one item however our soft drinks ($2.99 each) were on there 4 times... we both got refills I’m not sure if they charge per refill or what crazy!!! I was over the dinner and we just left without waiting 10 more mins for our waitress to come back. While we have eaten here many times this was for sure a new “experience” and the weather was bad so maybe people called off and they were under staffed?? I don’t know. We’ll wait a few more months and try it again.
This is a favorite date spot for us and we go probably 10 times a year. Unfortunately THIS night there was a trivia game going on in the bar and they put extra speakers in the dining area. It was so loud that my husband and I couldn’t hear each other speak. We spoke to the manager and he graciously comped our meal but it would have been nice to know it was trivia night when we made the reservation
We were there on NYE so it was obviously very busy but our food was all cold. Our server Gabe was fantastic though and was very accommodating.
The food was awful. Undercooked and no flavor.
We had a great time! Food was good, great atmosphere! Service was great!
My daughter and her friends went here for a Christmas get together. They had great service, great food, and loved the atmosphere.
We had a reservation and were seated right on time. One of us needed to send back the salmon as it was way too rare for her liking. Second time around it was perfect and enjoyed.
We always choose Rock Bottom during the holiday season as our guests stay downtown during that time.
The evening went well. The food was good. The restaurant was not too busy, which made me wonder why we were waiting on refills for our drinks. I think the waiter was off his game a little but it happens. Overall great dining experience, we will be back !
My daughters birthday! Wonderful dinner and a complimentary dessert! Our server was great!
I took the team to a holiday lunch. I was afraid the restaurant would be overwhelmed and at first it started out that way. It was well over 5 minutes after we were seated before anyone acknowledged us. However a great waiter came to the rescue and did a fantastic job despite having several large tables. Food was good and everyone was happy. Good job RB
The restaurant was crowded as we expected. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. The service was a bit slow. The kids Mac and cheese was cold and Kraft box quality which was disappointing since the adult Mac and cheese was excellent. We were seated near the bar area and it was very unsealing to have families without reservations stalking tables while we waited for and ate our meal. We have eaten here before with a much nicer outcome.