Taste of Belgium - Crestview Hills

4.4
147 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 36 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
  • Extra space between tables
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 147 people are saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DebraB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken & waffle & ham brie waffle was excellent. Extremely loved that the portion side was just right.

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vipTraceyB
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good. Was average.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Don’t try it. Expected the usual quality provided at other taste of Belgium’s restaurants - it is not the case at this location. The food was not freshly made, you are better off going to a fast food restaurant. Won’t be giving them my business again. Good location, Bad quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The Crestview Location is terrible. This is the third time I have walked out without service, and it will be my last time. Sitting at the table for 20 minutes without anyone coming up to us, even though there were several servers walking past us without a care in the world. Told a manager and 2 servers I was leaving, and they just stared at me without a word. While I was leaving 2 other groups were complaining that they hadn’t been seated in over 30 minutes, even though there were plenty of open tables. Another group of 4 walked out with me due to not being served for over 15 minutes. I love Taste of Belgium and have had an amazing experience at all the Ohio Locations, but this one is a joke. Don’t waste your time, go to First Watch.

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BryanJ
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was great ! So attentive ! Love the waffles and chicken so much !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I visited with our daughter and brought my husbands mom, dad, sister and brother. They had a table ready for us and it was the first time my in-laws had been. Our server was prompt and did an excellent job explaining the menu, making recommendations and making sure our needs were met.

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KateR
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food and service! Our waitress was very polite and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Father’s Day! Everything was great except I did find a piece of paper in my Goetta hash bowl? Honestly not sure what it was but it was right on top of the meal so I took it off and ate my meal

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ArelisO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Appetizers are overpriced for the quality and amount. Also everything was excellent tasting except for the $8.00 Mac n cheese side that tasted like milk with no salt or seasoning. Did not taste like cheese. The chacuterie latter should have more on the plate for the cost. Also took yhe wafflegato from the menu and replaced with other deserts that were not as great. Service was great. Mimosa was great and the manager was amazing.. the chicken and waffles was top notch.

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Grace
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! We had a fantastic server, he was very knowledgeable and friendly. Management stopped by the table and was also friendly and helpful. Food was great & was seated right away with our reservations. We will definitely be back. Thanks!

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Kareno
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We have eaten here numerous times and always had great service. This time we did NOT! He was not responsive. We had to ask for refills on drinks several times. He would refill my husbands and not ask if I wanted a refill. We had to ask for things multiple times. Just didn't seem to come back and ask if we needed anything.

I think they are short on staff because there were plenty of open tables but we waited an hour for a table. The food is fantastic which is why I keep coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating Fathers Day. I asked to be seated outside since it was a beautiful Sunday morning. Our waitress wished my husband a Happy Father’s Day. Food and drinks were delicious. We took our time in ordering and enjoying the food. It was the first time eating there. We would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipTraceyB
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service!

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TeresaA
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just a bit disappointed in the menu selections. Wasn’t impressed with the appetizer. Food was just ok.

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vipTreasure1969
Cincinnati
47 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience2

First time visit. Restaurant inside is nice but still looks like the mexican restaurant that was there previously. Staff was friendly and we were seated quickly. I ordered the waffle and chicken. The waffle was hard and the chicken was cold. It made me think that the food was previously prepared and was sitting in the kitchen. My wife ordered ham and cheese sandwich that she really liked although we could not find the ham on it. We will return to try it again. Everyone else recommends this restaurant so we will try it again.

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WhitneyE
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I have visited all other TOB locations in the Cincy area. This one was nowhere near the caliber experience of the other locations. This new location took over the old Abuelos in crestview hills, and aside from a couple of freshly painted walls and the change out of some artwork the building was unchanged. The complete lack of ambiance and disregard for the other locations aesthetic, made it feel like a B-rate version. The service was far from stellar, and the food was anything but fresh. The signature frites were lukewarm and tasted like they'd been fried hours before our arrival. I couldn't get out of there fast enough. Although I realize the horrible experience was a direct result of the lackluster location, I'm not sure I'll be anxious to revisit any of the other TOBs in the city any time soon. I absolutely recommend staying as far away from the Crestview Hills Taste of Belgium as you possibly can.

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BillL
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Salads and drinks need to be served before the main course. The side salad came at the same time as the meal for my order. My wife had the main course, plus her small salad on the same plate! A few minutes later, we got our glasses of sangria, which we had ordered a number of minutes before our meal. Strange!

That said, the food was tasty, well cooked, and had generous portions. Our server was VERY attentive, friendly, and helpful.

I suspect that some of the issues in timing of the courses was due to a combination of short staffing and Covid re-starting. We dined in, which was a nice change!

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DavidT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We w ere there for my mother's birthday 96 and she couldn't have been more pleased

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Friends time together—-food wasn’t as good as normal—seemed rushed

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really excellent mussels. Every kind we have tried have been great.

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vipThebestofKentucky
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food and staff were awesome.

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vipSkyrus
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Goeta had a liver taste. Serve Gliers in Covington.

I order my eggs over easy but I didn’t think that the white of the egg would still be runny.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waffles, poutine, and coffee were very good! Would definitely order those items again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great dinner only thing were out of mussels on a Friday. Seemed odd to me.

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ruthannS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very slow service..not enough staff

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MireyaM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There waffles amazing and their food is great especially the brunch burger.

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Seth
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I love ToB... we go whenever we are in the area. That said, the food isn't quite as good as it used to be. For example, the Brussel sprouts used to be amazing and we'd talk about them and try to replicate them at home. This time, they were just good but not amazing. The service was alright, a little to casual. Plopping plates on the table and not removing the used ones was odd. Not noticing we needed more coffee and then forgetting when we asked. Trips to get coffee or condiments were strangely long ... why are they all the way back in the kitchen? This was a new location for us and we really liked the setting and the ambiance. We will definitely be back... hoping things are back to usual level of excellence then!

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RogerN
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Waffles were cold and dense.. obviously not fresh and they were microwaved...also ordered the grilled chicken sandwich..chicken was tough.. not freshly cooked either. Guest with me had an apple core as part of her apple, Gouda ham sandwich.. also requested the soup of the day. The server came back and said there was no soup in this restaurant because it was not delivered today. She explained that food was prepped somewhere in Cincinnati and brought in.. server was ok .. you could tell she was young and new at serving. She was trying hard. She definitely will improve with experience. Atmosphere is a neat place but will not come back due to lack of freshness and disappointment in quality and deliciousness of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! It was my husbands first time there and he loved it! Trent was great! Definitely would ask for him the next time we come in 👍🏼

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vipBECC
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great brunch option, outside dining covered available.

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LindaF
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Portions for salads were good. Entree portions were a bit small.

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debbtomm
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were there for the first time dining out on a Monday night, not that crowded. The hostess had a mask on and we asked about masks as there was nothing on the door. We were told that if vaccinated guests did not have to wear a mask.
Most of the servers had masks on. James our server had his mask apparently covering his beard, as we could see his nose and mouth. The food was just OK, we had always been pleased at the Taste of Belgium at Rookwood. There was a real,lack of friendliness, maybe they are just working out the kinks after being closed for awhile.

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iKAK94
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Love TOB and have eaten at several other locations for years. Sadly, Crestview falls very short of the standard of what I have come to expect. Food was sub par at best and the waffles were NOT fresh and hard as a rock. Server was nice, but not well trained. No cohesive attire among the staff like at Rookwood. Sloppy. Wish they would have put more thought into the décor rather than rushing into an old Mexican restaurant and dropping in some large picnic style tables. Just loud and cold. Server did try to make right for the bad waffles which was appreciated.

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MgMg
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time dining here. Met a couple of old friends who had never been here either. We all agreed we would come again to try other menu items. Only one thing I wasn’t impressed with - got an iced mocha that was just meh. Next time I’ll bring my Starbucks with me.

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StephanieW
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Who wants a hard waffle? Or a dry biscuit? For the prices I was very disappointed in the food. I had scrambled eggs, a biscuit, a side of ghoetta and none of it had ANY flavor whatsoever and like I said, the biscuit and waffle were so hard they were difficult to eat. Not sure what everyone raves about, the coffee was good I guess.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very very busy (which was fine), they offered to seat us on an outside patio that was supposed to be closed (also fine).
Ordered pretty quickly but the food took a while and it took even longer to get the check (couldn’t leave for a long time).
Restroom was a mess! Out of TP in all stalls and no paper towels to dry your hands after washing your hands.

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GregoryL
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

everthing was great except for the seating. We were outside. The tables were too close together. We had trouble sitting down. Also, the tables were not level. I was concerned we would spill our drinks. But the food and service were great.

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MAK1972
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Restaurant was WAY TOO LOUD. Food overpriced for quantity & quality

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You can order delivery directly from Taste of Belgium - Crestview Hills using the Order Online button. Taste of Belgium - Crestview Hills also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 341-1400.

Taste of Belgium - Crestview Hills is rated 4.4 stars by 147 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.