Taste of Belgium at The Banks

4.6
125 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Outdoor dining in our fresh-air ventilated, heated tent is available through the winter season. We go above and beyond COVID guidelines in all our outdoor and indoor seated areas. Our heated tents feature a constant flow of heated, fresh, outdoor air for safety and comfort.

Taste of Belgium serves breakfast, lunch dinner along with the best weekend brunch in town. You’ll find Belgian fare with a twist and American classics that have been Belgian-ized! Mussels, Carbonnades, and everyone’s favorite, the ToB Waffle and Chicken highlight our menu. And in the bar you’ll find 54 beers on draft ranging from Belgian exclusives to local and regional craft favorites, along with signature cocktails and exceptional wines.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 125 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLoriF
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Will start out by saying that I think there was some building maintenance being done, and either employee training, or some type of group holding a smaller meeting (after we showed up) that may have contributed to our experience. Overall food was decent and felt priced ok (had the breakfast plate, waffle was AMAZING, eggs and goetta were just "ok"). Service was pretty slow, at least at first. Again, could have been whatever was going on contributing. Got better towards end! The downside however was the seating, TERRIBLE! When the host first took us to our table, we saw the uncomfortable, tall, narrow metal chairs without backs, or at least foot rests to balance, and asked to be seated at a regular table or booth (I have back problems and am not over 6' tall, so these seats aren't meant for me lol). He said there weren't other types of seating available and provided no alternatives, just waited for us to sit or leave basically. There were booths open, and there were other lower tables open that people were seated at soon after us, so I'm not sure what was up. I shifted around as much as I could to try to get comfortable, but just spent most of the time we were there standing because the seats were so uncomfortable to me. We rolled with it and didn't complain (until now I guess haha). We had reservations btw through open table, so we weren't just walk ins. Had seating been more comfortable, this would have been a MUCH nicer experience and we probably would have ordered more drinks. I couldn't wait to leave, unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so sweet! We had a beautiful day outside and the food was top notch. Such a great impression for my friend from out of town

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ChristinaM
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful! We wanted to sit outside and the gentleman who helped us was accommodating and kind. Thank you for making my daughter’s birthday amazing!

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Foodisgood
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

They were out of several menu items so there wasn’t much to choose from

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JanF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took us straight to an open table, helpful waitor and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome .. great food, excellent service

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BillS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our service was great. Friendly staff and and prompt attention. Love the set up of the dining room and a great place to visit on business.

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TamaraS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I almost always get the famous "chicken and waffles," which is consistently delicious. One day we'll try other dishes, because everything looks amazing!

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chishojr
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were seated kind of close to other groups, but very quickly and it really didn't end up being an issue. Overally, I'm a huge fan of ToB, and it did not disappoint!

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vipluvMaine
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great eating outdoors. Nice spot. Good service. Good Aperol Spritz. The French fries were not up to Belgium standards. Not crisp. Not thin.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food

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vipTRose937
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our first visit to Taste of Belgium! Made our reservation via Open Table, and thank goodness we did, because there was a 30 minute wait when we arrived, but we were seated right away :) I ordered the Egg McWaffle and my husband ordered the Chicken & Waffle and both were Delicious! Their waffles are smaller and more dense, than the fluffy Belgium waffles we’ve had in the past — but we really enjoyed them! And, the service from our server Bryson L was Excellent! Very attentive and friendly! Can’t wait to go back to the Taste of Belgium! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always yummy for brunch. Sat right away with our reservation. Very accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server was great and the food was good as always. Our table was in a spot that didn’t get any airflow and it was really hot. Felt kind of isolated. Bad luck I guess, I love this restaurant and will be back regardless. If I got that spot again I’d ask to move.

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SharD
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wasn’t overly impressed with this place. No kids menu, the waffles are very small (not a typical size for a Belgium waffle in my opinion) and we were seated in a small room off the main entrance where it was super hot. Overall okay, but wouldn’t be making plans to return again probably.

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CraigK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environment was great. Very clean, organized and pleasurable. The service was outstanding. Genuine waiter took care of us, educated us if we had questions and was checking in throughout our time there. The food was outstanding. It's a unique menu with wonderful choices. The overall experience is one that I've shared with other friends and will continue to return to Taste of Belgium for future meals - both business meetings and personal time with family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite breakfast spot ever!

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LiviaBDay
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usual. Our server, Lara M. was a nice as could be. TOB is one of our go to places so we will definitely be back.

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Brooke
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It took ten minutes to even have our server approach the table and then the only other times we saw her was when she brought our drinks and checks. No one checked on us during our meal, which wasn’t good. Fries are expensive and taste like dish soap. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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vipRemington
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the waffles are so good that I routinely by a back to take home and enjoy. Worth making a regular stop.

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ChristinaG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the waitress answered all of our questions about where to find things in Cincinnati.

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vipRobbieS
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious. Been to 2 locations and both great

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ronaldf
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall food was great . We ordered pretzel with cheese awesome. Great wine and beer selection . Also ordered mussels with fries, plus bolegnese. The pasta was cooked well but very little taste . I am Italian and have had better. Service was great . Overall I would go back .

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a Mother’s Day outing with my two kids. This was my first time there. Service was great, food was great, atmosphere was great. We sat outside and enjoyed the patio and people watching. Would go back again.

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Chip
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great...as usual.

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ShawnD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Great place to go before a day Reds game. We were there at 11 out by 12. Great server.

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Holland
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress! Super kind and considerate:) Definitely recommend!

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vipBillS
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always vert good; excellent draft beer selections. Really good happy hour prices. But food prices are higher than warranted.

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Ohno
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

My chicken was tough and the rest of the food was mediocre. Save your money, buy a bag of waffles to go and eat elsewhere.

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vipKrouff
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We requested to sit outside with it being Easter Sunday and there was a Reds game so it was perfect. The service was outstanding and the food was good. My husband had the grilled chicken sandwich and I had the harvest salad with steak. The only thing Is that I would not get the steak again. It was over cooked and hard to cut in the salad bowl even though it was precliced. Trying to cut the steak forced all the salad out over the edges of the bowl. I would pay more for a better cut of meat. Will definitely be back though. Our server was fantastic !!!

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nikki
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection and wonderful service. Definitely recommend, especially on a beautiful day!

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vipamyw
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu includes a variety of options for brunch and everything tasted very fresh. Service was great even though they were busy.

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Storm
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken and strawberry waffles was delicious! The peach mimosas, I believe it was (Bellini) was so good. Omg! It was my first time at the restaurant and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. I can not wait to dine there again. I definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was just ok. Waffles were over cooked.

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Shian
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We’re from LA and our family living nearby to the restaurant suggesting trying it and we were pleasantly surprised. Ate here before getting on a plane to go home. Server was great, Belgium waffle was great. Husband was satisfied.

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MadisonT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Taste of Belgium! We loved the outside heated tent that was Covid friendly. Our waiter Bryson (I believe was his name) was also very kind and personable!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waffles waffles waffles. Alcohol and waffles. Need I say more? Great food, great ambiance. Fun way to brunch. We will be back.

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Ethan
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The server was very condescending he seemed to not be familiar with the menu.

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vipSpartacus
Detroit
49 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked an outdoor table for lunch for 3 and our 3 therapy dogs (first 60 degree day in February 2021 - whoo hoo!) and staff was very accommodating to give us the perfect table - nice bright sun and plenty of space for the dogs (and they brought out a bowl of water for the pups). The food was wonderful as were the beer flights! The Frites and Dips are a must have starter. I had the Beltucky Hot Brown which was huge and delicious (I couldn't finish though for fear of then needing an afternoon nap). Service was attentive but not hovering. Most enjoyable and we'll be back next time we're in town (came in from out of state).

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You can order delivery directly from Taste of Belgium at The Banks using the Order Online button. Taste of Belgium at The Banks also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 396-5800 ext. 4.

Taste of Belgium at The Banks is rated 4.6 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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