The Swire Inn

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$30 and under
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American
The Swire Inn has a warm friendly environment that is perfect for meeting friends, enjoying a special night or just hanging out. Most popular menu items include Pot Roast, Salmon, Chicken & Waffles and a variety of appetizers and sandwiches.
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CT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend delicious appetizers, entrees, cocktails/brews served expediently and with good cheer by the most excellent Josh!

c
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Stopped in on a friend's recommendation - turned out to be the perfect choice for what my wife and I were looking for: down home comfort food. Good food, good ambience, good service! Plenty of choices on the menu - from starters to sandwiches to dinners. Tried their specialty, pot roast - it was great. Great choices of sides - recommend the brussel sprouts, piping hot with bacon! We would go again!

TT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Love the atmosphere the food and the ambience The service is good but slow

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was packed, but we got great, attentive service. The food was delicious. If you haven't tried the onion rings, I highly recommend them. Be sure to ask for the "Swire sauce" to go with the rings. We were even dipping our pot roast sandwich in it. Overall great evening!

B
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We had reservations but sat at our table for over 10 minutes before a server arrived at our table and that was because we went searching for one. We allowed 1 hr and 15 minutes for dinner which should have been plenty of time. We had an event across the street at 8:00 and our food took 45 minutes.
Evidently one entree, a steak salad, was overdone and our food was held up while the steak was re-grilled. We only had 15 minutes to eat and pay our check before we needed to leave. The room was loud and it was difficult to hear conversation. The food was good, but two of the entrees were luke warm, probably due to having been done before the steak salad was remade. We've had great experiences here before, so we very disappointed in this visit.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for lunch with the family. We all were impressed with the quality and freshness of the meal. We’d certainly would come back for dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have great service and the food is always good.

CT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, great service (thanks Logan!) and highly recommended Cosmos!!

DD
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food and drinks were excellent. Service was good. The place was busy and the crowd was lively. Great place for a fun dinner. Good value for a great meal.

MC
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have dined at the Swire Inn several times. The servers are always excellent and will gladly make a recommendation. They have improved their fries and are no serving fries made fresh from potatoes; they were previously frozen 'sidewinder' fries. The food is bar food, nothing gourmet, but it is not typical bar food. They offer fish & chips, flat breads, sandwiches, and appetizers.

SF
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Porch room so noise level is what we make it😁

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday dinner with friends

A
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was great and the menu was priced well. My only negative was it seemed that they may have been under staffed a bit while we were there. We will definitely be back.

JQ
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food that is prepared correctly and served promptly, and a drink that matched the food service. I will return!

S
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have been to the Swire Inn several times. As always, food and service are very good. Love the historic feel of the place. Love the energy and vibe but the noise level is a bit overwhelming at times due to the high ceilings. Some acoustic panel artwork would be a great add to this unique space. We love the Swire Inn!

AH
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there with a party of 8. There menu was diverse enough that everyone got what they wanted! We were in a back room so plenty of time to talk and be able to hear each other. Great place

s
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very cozy atmosphere and the pretzels and cheese, fish and chips and the salmon were very good. Beer specials are great and the menu offers a nice variety

OT
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another hidden gem in Middletown! Loved the friendly service, the food was outstanding and the building is a treasure.

CW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy spot. Décor is beautiful and food and service was excellent!

TA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat on the patio in the blistering heat. Great atmosphere. Pot roast melt was very good. My husband wouldn't recommend the fish and chips. Our second time there and we will go again. Very good wine and beer selection as well as specialty cocktails.

T
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything! And the live music was outstanding!

BT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our 1st time there was great! Service and food were wonderful! Atmosphere was very pleasant and quaint. Only complaint was the room temperature.... it was very warm inside. We had a great time and will defiantly be visiting again!

LG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The birthday dinner was great. We all had delicious food, were attended by a great waiter, and have already recommended The Swire to other friends and neighbors. Thank you for the great birthday evening.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

FP
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere and service. Everyone was very friendly . We will definitely be back.

C
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend The Swire Inn. Will definitely be back.

TR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Swire. The friendliness of the staff, the delicious food and the reasonable prices. Hope to be eating there many more times in the future. Oh and the fresh hot pretzels are fantastic.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience and it did not disappoint. Definitely will return.

PC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We were seated in the main room with about 2 or 3 other parties. The noise level was very bad. we could hardly carry on a normal conversation. We could barely hear the server when he came. Once the other parties left it was bearable. I would have liked it very much if it was not for the noise.

SK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

First timers at the Swire Inn. Opted for lunch. The dress code said 'business casual' however, most patrons had on jeans or shorts. We were first seated in the front room with only one other table being occupied by 6 ladies having a celebration of some sort. It was so loud we had to relocate to another room. I was expecting a more cozy ambience. Our lunchtime server was excellent. We ordered deviled eggs to share, good but bland, nothing special. Appetizer offerings are lacking. Soup of the day, great. Flatbread, tasty. Reuben, very good! Swire-fries? You could eat them all day! Coffee, above average. Sad to say that a diabetic family member would not be able to eat here. Not much in the way of low carb offerings. We were told that there are lots of improvements going on, so I'm encouraged. The bar area is incredibly charming. Overall, this seems a 4 star establishment in the making... I hope to try dinner service soon. Go.

DR
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, atmosphere, service and food! Can't wait to come back!

JC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is great. Service is good without being overbearing and the prices are fair.

CH
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Reuben! Waitress was nice and informative.

EW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit; great food and great music. Very enjoyable evening 😉

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was my 5th visit to The Swire. Food has always been outstanding, however at this visit the pot roast tasted much different. Mashed potatoes lacked flavor and the seasoning for the pot roast was much different than in the past. The person I was dining with complained that her salmon was dry. Not sure if the kitchen staff has changed since my last visit or not.

A
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Chicken and waffle meal was delicious. The interior room was very loud, hard to hear conversation at our table.

d
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot, great service great food - becoming my go-to spot. Adam was great !

C
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad we made reservations on Open Table as they were crowed. The atmosphere was fun and inviting. Food was great, especially the Brussel sprouts. Will definitely be back. Great, attentive staff.

E
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu options and excellent quality of food. All employees encountered were awesome and friendly. The historic building is very nice atmosphere

s
Cincinnati
55 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!