The Coach House Restaurant

4.6
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181 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Bringing creative flare based from its nonprofit, community-driven roots to the growing Hamilton food landscape, The Coach House’s focus on hand-crafted cuisine is distinctive. With seasonal, locally-sourced fare, a superior selection of craft beers and wines, and an atmosphere that marries fun with sophistication – a seat at our table is an experience you don’t want to miss.

Our frequently changing menu consists of locally-sourced seasonal ingredients, creatively combined into classic dishes with delicious twists. Daily fresh lunch and dinner specials reflect our Chef's passion for flavor and dedication to culinary craftsmanship.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service and crab cakes were great. Cute place. Was not expecting our date night to end up in a retirement community though. Don’t think we would go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Really nice restaurant, but it’s misleading. The establishment is in an retirement community. Decent food but not what I was expecting. Plus it’s not easy to find.

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vipFoodieBGood
Cincinnati
56 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger and chips!

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paulw
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had the beef stew potpie. the meat was tough but tasty. the wife had the salmon, she said it was very good also.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It is very beautiful. Staff is friendly. Our server Nathan was great and gave good suggestions of things to try. Loved the salmon.
Definitely will be back.

FB
vipFoodieBGood
Cincinnati
56 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon and polenta is a go to favorite. You can always have a good conversation because the restaurant is quiet. Good times!

FB
vipFoodieBGood
Cincinnati
56 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time for our Valentine’s Day date. We sat right in front of the fire. The ambiance was special.

MD
vipMasonDad
Cincinnati
82 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I must agree with those other reviewers who state that the Open Table listing for this "restaurant" along with the picture presented, give this listing what is likely an unintentional impression of a very fancy restaurant. This is - in fact, a restaurant within a retirement community. We reserved expecting a much different experience. Still we stayed for our Valentine's Day dinner and the food was acceptable, a bit pricey for what we received compared to had we actually gone to a fancier place. The service was fine, the atmosphere basically like you'd expect in an Old Country Buffet. We could tell others showing up for the Prix Fixe Valentine's menu were similarly disappointed, so it would be good if they updated their listing. I am sure based on lots of folks for who this is there cup of tea, they will continue to do well without lassoing in some of us who expected something different. Again, nice folks - just not as advertised.

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PamK
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Toni!! Bloody Mary was terrific. Never disappointed with quality of food. Can’t wait to return. Hidden gem!!!!

RK
vipRKV3
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of friends and I enjoyed another lovely evening at the Coach House Restaurant Friday. Great food, service, and live music.

We shared three wonderful starters. The Municipal Brew Works beer battered onion rings were so tender and flavorful. The Korean glazed fried cauliflower topped with mixed greens, carrots, radish, red cabbage and sesame seeds was exceptional. The delicate, house made chicken sausage in puff pastry, served with mustard sauce and topped with 80 Acres micro greens was delightful.

For my entree, I enjoyed the "fall-off the bone tender" braised pork shank very much. It was accompanied by tender acorn squash, barley, and apple with a hint of fennel and arugula, all accented by a lovely blue cheese cream.

The meal ended with a sweet and slightly tart pear and cranberry crisp with cinnamon ice cream from Hamilton's Village Parlor. Perfect!

This lovely meal was thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented, and served by a wonderful staff. Another lovely evening of great food, conversation, and music at the Coach House Restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Typically we love the Coachhouse but this time we were very disappointed. I ordered Balsamic on my salad but got sweet and sour. When I asked the waitress she told me it was Balsamic. It wasn’t, I know what Balsamic Vinaigrette looks and tastes like. This wasn’t. My wife’s fish was way over cooked. Just a bad night I guess as there was a big event in the other room. So our meals didn’t get the attention they typically would. But we do love the Coachhouse.

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vipFoodieBGood
Cincinnati
56 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Disdappointed that there was no special but menu items are always good!
Good times!

FB
vipFoodieBGood
Cincinnati
56 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb chop special was melt in you mouth good!
Easy to talk and hear making it a fun evening!

BR
vipBobR
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

God was excellent

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RosaM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for holiday celebration. Loved it! Will definitely go again.

SM
SandraM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My food tasted good but it was not hot. My mother hardly touched her food so I know she didn’t like it, even though she didn’t complain. We had to ask for more coffee twice before the waitress remembered it.

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CindyC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have great food and service. One of our all time favorite dining locations.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My wife and I absolutely love The Coach House Tavern. Great Food even better ambiance.

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CharlesU
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal very much. Staff was attentive but did not rush us, (a very good thing for us). Quiet, enjoyed that we could have a conversation and actually hear each other without hearing everyone else. This will be a monthly stop for sure.

FB
vipFoodieBGood
Cincinnati
56 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening!

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BethC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Coach House always has good food. Atmosphere is very warm and relaxing.

ME
MEB1
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My wife's entree was served cold and had to be returned to the kitchen - mine was lukewarm and I did not need it to be returned

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bobb
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a starter salads entrees and a dessert. Nothing was your standard fare, and all of it was great! The service was excellent, with quiet ambiance.

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vipFoodieBGood
Cincinnati
56 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Fireplace is wonderful!

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vipFoodieBGood
Cincinnati
56 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beef tenderloin hit the spot. Great service as always.

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vipDSVS
Cincinnati
45 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual exceeded our expectations. The food is very good and the staff equal to it. Highly recommend going there.

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vipFoodieBGood
Cincinnati
56 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Great food and service. Love the new fall menu.

RK
vipRKV3
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed a lovely evening of foods and wines at the Coach House Saturday night. The dining room and each table were beautifully decorated for this special event, the Harvest Moon Wine Dinner. It was a very welcoming and special atmosphere.

Chef Chris, Cody, Alex, and Hebert prepared a fabulous and unique 5 course dinner experience that was expertly paired with Lapis Luna wines. The food was so flavorful and beautifully presented. The wait staff were upbeat, attentive, and helpful.

The first course was tender escargot de bourgogne with fresh herbs, garlic and butter. The second course presented was carrot and golden beet salad with purple carrot, golden beet, walnuts and coriander yogurt dressing. The third course was a perfectly grilled venison with asparagus, tomato, blue corn eggplant, yellow bell peppers, and arugula with raspberry balsamic. The fourth course was a tender roasted stuffed rabbit with blueberry, sage, pistachio sausage accompanied by wild mushroom risotto. The fifth course was a decadent blackberry chocolate torte with blackberry preserves and creme fraiche.

We look forward to future dining experiences at the Coach House. We appreciate the spectacular menu offerings prepared by the talented Chef Chris and his team.

GS
GailS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were wonderful! It was a very quiet, appealing place to enjoy lunch while having our book club meeting. We'll keep it in mind for the future...

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vipFoxcroftFoodie
Charlotte
49 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This is a club retaurant in a retirement community. Might be fine for those purposes, but for regular dining g no way. Food was not up to par of typical dining out experience at any level. Beware!!!

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Maggie
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both the service and the food were excellent. I would definitely return.

DH
DickH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back and will have friends with us. My wife and I were delighted by having our dining experience turn into an unexpected event.

FB
vipFoodieBGood
Cincinnati
56 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, people and venue.

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vipKari
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love the Coach House.

FB
vipFoodieBGood
Cincinnati
56 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood special was amazing. Always good service and great food!

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Damons
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice staff. Good food. Several options for dining areas, bar, patio, and dining room.

RK
vipRKV3
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a one of a kind, five course meal recently. Chef Chris and his team created another fantastic dining experience utilizing local food and drink vendors. The tables were beautifully decorated with floral bouquets and candles.

Chef Chris collaborated with Jim Goodman of Hamilton’s Municipal Brew Works (MBW) to pair distinctive beers with the evening’s menu. We loved the fact that Jim shared his history with beer making and his enthusiasm about his business and about our city! Chef Chris and Jim both shared their knowledge of food and beer as they each described each course to us.

The first course was a maple sweet potato soup with a cinnamon sugar and cheddar twist. The texture of the soup and the crunch and flavors of the pastry twist were an excellent match for the “Operation Pumpkin Porter” beer that Jim chose.

The second course was a shallot tarte tatin topped with arugula and micro greens. The balsamic glaze added just the correct amount of sweetness with the peppery greens. The beer, “Station 2 Rye Ale”, complimented the meal perfectly.

The third course was herbed salmon en croute with lemon dill cream and bacon. The flaky pastry surrounding the moist salmon was accompanied by bacon wrapped asparagus spears. Jim’s pairing of the “Orange Agave Blonde Ale” beer was right on target.

The fourth course was a beef bourguignon pot pie. The beef was very tender and so flavorful, topped with a perfectly golden brown pastry accented with fresh dill. The “Scout IPA” beer with this dish was delightful.

Finally, the fifth course was a salted caramel chocolate turnover with just enough chocolate to satisfy with the crunch of the pastry and the sweetness and saltiness of the caramel. This dessert was paired with MBW’S “True West Coffee” beer. Even guests who were not beer connoisseurs loved this pairing!
What a memorable evening!

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CarolynR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Coach House meals are always tasty and the service is great. Nice quiet atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waitress was fantastic and adorable!
Meatloaf tastes good but was a little dry and crispy.

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The Coach House Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 181 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.