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Fri, 2/23
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Red Roost Tavern

143 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Red Roost Tavern or RTR is a nod to providing locally sourced food and spirit in a relaxing and inviting atmosphere where one or even a crowd may unwind.

The menu is based on our food philosophy: “Food Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served. Serving food that is good for your health, community, and planet.”
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am

Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00AM

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Phone number
(513) 354-4121
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Karol Osinski
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Cross street
Elm Street
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Parking details
Red Roost Tavern's downtown location offers a selection of parking options to choose from including hotel valet, street metered parking or a variety of parking garages within close walking distance and accessible through the city skywalk.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Celebrating a special occasion with dinner or brunch? Join us in our private dining room. Comfortably seating 12-14 of your guests.

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What 143 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.9  based on recent ratings
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57% of people would recommend it to a friend
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danig (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The server was not attentive to our needs. The chef did not have several items on the menu. The server said it would take 40 minutes to make a appetizer that we never received. We had to ask for water and silverware. I would not go there again or recommend it

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was slow, food took forever getting out. It was just ok. Ate here because it was convenient . We were staying at the hotel.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

A quiet night. Food was good and reasonably creative except the brisket. Service was unsophisticated. Hotel-based restaurant.

goodexperience (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was mediocre, turkey sandwich overcooked. Daughter asled for hot chocolate and received chocolate milk. Wine pour was very very light.

vipOpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

We’re from out of town and was very impressed!

John (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Great that they had vegan options, but they weren't great. The menu and presentation were fantastic. The taste fell a little flat, but it might be that the vegan risotto was really heavy on coconut and very light on habanero oil. The hummus was pretty good and brussel sprouts were fantastic. My wife got fish tacos and wasn't impressed. We were 2 of about 6 people in the entire restaurant at 7:30 on a Saturday, so it just felt dead.

Petulent (Columbus)
2.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

We were there for breakfast; the toaster evidently was not working. We sent back our bread which was supposed to be toast and they returned it about 10 minutes later (after we had completed our meal) and it was still cold. The scrambled eggs are synthetic.

We were only there because we were meeting people at the hotel. The only tea bags they had were Lipton's. I expected better from a restaurant listed on Open Table.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

A great restaurant with a very imaginative menu. The choices are made to share which is a nice idea. The ambience was pleasant, and the service was excellent.

Greatdevourer (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

The menu is thoughtful and tantalizing. Justin, Ladena, and crew set us up with some of the most appetizing little bites from around the menu before hitting us with the knockout... Chicken and Lobster was so good, it made me mad. The favorite, however, was the locally raised and perfectly cooked pork chop. I'm drooling just thinking about it. Not to be outdone, Pastry Chef Emily's Chocolate Bomb cake is unreal and the fried cheesecake bites made my girlfriend blush!!! Thank you Red Roost Tavern for an amazing night!!!! We'll be back!!!

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was unique and very tasty. Service was outstanding. Everyone was very friendly and was eager to know what was bad, good excellent-needless to say everything was great. Would definitely go back. Menu choices were excellent.

Nvhug (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Interesting. They say portions are to be shared among 2-3. Most entrees are rather small. Food was good and well prepared.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Slow in service. Food was good though. We have to send some food (French fries) back because they were cold already when served. It took a long time for the food to be served.

Stephen (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on July 16, 2017

I usually give everyone the benefit of the doubt but I was pretty underwhelmed with my experience.

To start, we were told that two large groups had just left so the kitchen was backed up and we could not be seated for 10-15 mins. What the kitchen has to do with where we sit, I have no idea. After about 5 mins we were seated and were reminded again that the kitchen was a little behind (the hostess did apologize). Our server brought us what tasted like tap water in a carafe (because, after all, even tap water can be made fancy by serving it in a glass vessel) and took our drink orders. I found the drink list to be pretty meager, surprising considering all of the craft breweries around Cincinnati.

As we were deciding what to order, our server randomly dropped off a shot with assorted pickled vegetables in it with barely an explanation as to what was in it or what its purpose was. My friends and I were perplexed by the menu, and not just because it looked like the printer had been running low on toner when our menus were printed (making it difficult to read). What really confused us was the "family style small plates" section. To all of us, "family style" and "small plates" are opposites. Our server explained that there are four dishes that we could order "family style" along with a plethora of side dishes that we could share. Since we would be splitting the check, we decided to order separate entrees and to share an order of risotto, which had a good flavor and texture.

The burger one friend ordered was adequate, as it's hard to mess up a burger. My club sandwich was a bit dry, even with a lot of garlic aioli on it. The waffle fries were delicious--hands down the best part of the meal. My other friend, however, ordered fish tacos, which arrived cold, as if they were made first and had sat out for a prolonged period of time.

I have no idea where "farm to table" played a role.

I suggest you try one of the many other restaurants a short distance away.

Mickey627 (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

This was our first time eating at this restaurant, we will come back again!

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

Great breakfast buffet.

xav23kris (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

We tried this brunch for Mother's Day and it was nice. The food was good, the prices a little high (but expected for a hotel restaurant buffet), and the waitress was very friendly and helpful once we got to connect with her --- but she had a large group so we didn't see her for the first 5 - 10 minutes we were sat (so asked the receptionist to take our drink order and if we could serve ourselves at the bar). An enjoyable experience that we wouldn't likely do for a casual brunch, but was nice for a special occasion like Mother's Day. Oh, they also gave us some special cookies for Mother's Day at the end which was thoughtful (although we were full and I would have recommended they gave something small "to go").

vipDave (Dallas)
1.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Didn't have table ready. Service was very slow and Inatentive. All food came at once but some items were cold. Food was served 45 minutes after ordering. Waited 30 minutes for check. They did not charge for the cold food.

5.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Good meal at a large booth which allowed for good communication flow amongst 6 people.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
3.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

Service was slow, drinks had bad flavor from water. Me u was limited with high price for small size.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

We took the family to see Eric Church and wanted to try someplace different to eat. This was great! A little pricy but well worth it for what you are getting.