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Red Roost Tavern

3.5
150 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
  • Bar Seating
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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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.
Additional
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 150 People Are Saying
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3.6
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3.2
service
3.7
ambience
3.1
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Post-graduation celebration with large family party. Very tasty, uncrowded, wholly NOT what you’d expect for a restaurant inside a hotel. Yes, we had esten there before, and yes we are locals. Highly recommend for a pleasant, inexpensive lunch or casual dinner.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was so poor that management comped our four meals. Food was good.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The tacos were well beyond expectations, but for the price a small side would have been appropriate.

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Our server was terribly rude - no greeting whatsoever, no smile, nothing. My order came out wrong the first time, I asked for a correction. The salad came out a second time and the salmon was raw, sent it back. We were there for a work day lunch so a bit of a time crunch. On the third try it was right, but spent my evening at home with a belly ache the rest of the night . I won’t be returning. Regardless of all else, I was not impressed with the Caesar salad - something tough to screw up in my opinion. The manager did however give us lunch on the house. But ultimately, a friendly attitude is something that can make everything better and the waitress got a big fat zero on her attitude.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was very good. We were there on a Saturday evening and they were not booked at all. We had a party of 16, 8 adults, 7 children and one in a high chair. Our waitress was very nice, but seemed oblivious as to how to take care of a group like that. The service was extremely slow, even though they were not busy at all. There was a table of 6 near us, 2 adults and 4 children, and they experienced the same issues. Even though we were hundreds of miles away from home, our oldest son actually knew the husband of the party of 6, as he was the best friend of my son's medical school classmate from Tennessee. My guess is that if you are a party of 2 or 4, you will have a different experience than we did.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Uses the farm-to-table schtick to get people in the door only to underwhelm them with less-than-Applebee’s quality food.

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1.0Dined 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

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2.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2017

Great breakfast buffet.

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4.0Dined 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").

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1.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Went for Easter Brunch. We were well taken care of , I would go back anytime the food was wonderful and very nice atmosphere .

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2017

We wsnted to try a new place w my husband for happy hour . Great happy hour menu and drinks . Our waiter from Romania was excellent !!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Nice and clean inside . The quality of the food was acceptable but not great. The waiter was attentive and prompt but he could not answer our questions or understand us because his English skills were greatly lacking. We had a hard time understanding him too.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Food was amazing .. one of the best burgers we've ever had!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Fantastic service and delicious food I plan on going back soon for happy hour or lunch.

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2017

"Brunch" on Sunday only goes until 11:30 am and the buffet was pretty standard. You could also order waffles, pancakes or omelets. Not very many people there, yet it took awhile for me to be asked for a drink order. Then with my coffee, I had to ask for cream. Just an okay place.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Went here for a business lunch and the food was fantastic! There are options for everyone and everything is served fresh! I'll be coming back for lunch again!

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Food was fantastic. The waiter only had 3 tables, and wandered around aimlessly, wasn't the one that brought our food, and when I could make eye contact with him to get him over, he went to one of the other tables first. Sat finished without the check for nearly 20 minutes. Food was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Went with my husband. Cool ambiance.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2016

We came here for a fundraiser. It was hosted in the bar with food, trivia, and valet parking included in the price. The food was delicious and very creative. The trivia was interactive and it was nice to not have to worry about where to park while downtown!

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2.0Dined on November 12, 2016

This place was awful. Had to send my steak back 3 times because it wasn't cooked correctly. The waitress was completely inappropriate when she brought the steak back she says "Just to let you know, the chef said that it was cooked to a "perfect medium rare" the first two times, and if you like it like this, you prefer more of a medium!" as he hands me my newly OVERCOOKED steak!! Are you kidding me, I'm not 2 years old, I've been ordering medium rare steaks all of my life and you have the nerve to talk to me like that!! .
I Spoke to the manager and you could tell he had little experience managing by his responses as he proceeded to explain to me that because the beef is locally sourced it is "more red" than other beef....yeah ok??? He did agree that the waitresses response was inappropriate, but she's you're staff and my experience is that attitudes transfer from the top down.
We also had the short rib, it was a little dry and I am not sure what the corn stuff was that was underneath it but it wasn't good!
The hummus had 0 flavor, how someone can make a completely flavorless hummus is beyond me.
We were really excited for this place because of the locally sourced menu but honestly, there are so many other great places to eat, save your money, this place is expensive because it is in the hotel and the food is simply not good.

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3.0Dined on October 23, 2016

Should disclose that this restaurant is in a hotel.

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2.0Dined on September 25, 2016

decor etc. was outstanding. Price was reasonable. Food initially looked expensive, but was actually not well executed. My fish was overdone, shrimp was overdone, chicken in the appetizer was noticably old. would not return

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