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About Red Roost Tavern

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.”

151 W. 5th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:


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

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

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

Cross Street:
Elm Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 354-4121

Website:
http://www.cincinnati.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/RedRoostTavern.html

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.

Executive Chef:
Karol Osinski

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.

Red Roost Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 8, 2016

I just wanted to say thank you to the staff , and servers for Sunday ( 5/8) . Everyone was kind , accommodating and truly kind. I appreciated the service , the food and not having to cook ( and I am a chef it was truly a day off , and the food was great ) !!!

Thanks again , and we will be back next year .

Christina Hewitt CC
513-300-0978

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 3, 2016

Food is good but the service is really slow. If you're looking at 12-1 lunch time, it may take forever!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Would definitely come here again if in downtown Cincinnati. We chose this place because of its diverse menu: much more veg friendly and environmentally friendly than other menus we looked at it in the area. Red Roost Tavern's menu had clearly labeled vegan and vegetarian items, which works with our family. Twelve of us came in together for a pre-race dinner the night before the local marathon, and when our server overheard us discussing a birthday, the server took it upon herself to bring the birthday girl a complimentary dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 16, 2016

The farm to table concept, certainly worked in this place. Food was very fresh and delicious. We weren't huge fans of it being inside of a hotel, but outside of that everything else was great.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 4, 2016

Best burger around! Waitress was great... asked about beer specials and bar tender came over to personally tell us what they were. This is our 3rd year in a row going for opening day and we plan to stop!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 3, 2016

We had the breakfast buffet at Red Roost. It was delicious. The food was very fresh and well prepared. The price wasn't bad for what was available and the drink was included in that price. A real gem in downtown Cincy.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 18, 2016

A lot of great, healthy options. Classic menu, with a twist.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Making a late Saturday night reservation was super easy on short notice. That should have been my first flag. The tenderloin had a flat flavor, though the aioli had a satisfying kick. The Jack Daniels Guinness burger had an excessively minced texture. The burger might have been all mushroom; I could not tell. The taste quality did not match the price for either meal. The only saving grace were the shoe string fries. My date and I would not drive into the city to eat here again.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 12, 2016

We wanted to try something within walking distance of the Taft Theater. We did not need a reservation. Waitress was scattter-brained. Who asks to take a food order BEFORE a drink
order ? She could not tell us what rum drinks the bar makes, nor did she offer any type of
menu for this. We were appreciative of the free appetizer -- the sauteed brussel sprouts --
this was brought to our table by the manager. The meal was nice, sandwiches & burgers
for each of us. I would not return because it was a very average space, nothing that
grabbed me on the menu, and there are so many choices in the Cincinnati area.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Seated quickly, server was nice.
Buffalo Chicken Chips appetizer was very good. Wife's chicken was not very warm and my grouper was slightly undercooked.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 4, 2016

Had a really long and unnecessary wait to be seated. Seats were available but the hostess didn't get us seated. Total wait to be seated was around 20 mins. Service was also very slow. Wasted around 45 mins for nothing. Had to eat quickly to get back to work.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2016

The food was very good. The service was not. Our drinks were empty most of the time. When we ask for refills the girl walked off never to be seen again.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 13, 2016

We had a business dinner and we were the only ones in the section near the kitchen, so we were able to work but it was a little depressing. The food was OK (although two of us ordered the Kale salad to share, was given a ceasar and then the spinach salad when we brought it to our server's attention but never received the correct salad).

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Our service was excellent and the food was absolutely heavenly on New Years eve. The salmon and the steak was some of the best we have ever had and really enjoyed the black rice, the crab cake, salad, and the delicious fries! We had the ceaser salad, crab cakes, steak and frites, salmon, pumpkin cheese cake, and duo ice cream. The salmon was seasoned perfectly, cooked perfectly, and plated and served perfectly. Loved the black rice it was served on. The ceaser salad was delicious as expected, the crab cake (just one) was perfect. The steak was also seasoned and cooked perfectly (a "Rare" find, haha, get it?) and we did't leave one single fry left on the plate. Loved the aioli. We also really enjoyed the housemade peppermint and cinnamon ice creams. The only thing we didn't like was the pumpkin cheese cake, it was served in a little single serve glass and tasted like sour cream.

Otherwise, the atmosphere, the service, and the food couldn't have been better! We were seated right away (had reservations), the server was attentive and quick, food was hot and delicious, and space felt very open and nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Dinner was pre-fixe; choice of salmon, rib-eye or mushroom risotto. Our group tried all 3 and each of us was pleased with the size, appearance and flavor. My choice was a rib-eye and it was excellent. The breakfast buffet was very, very good. Lots of choices from quiche to steel-cut oatmeal. The fruits were fresh, the salmon was plentiful, and the cook-to-order omelets were nicely done.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2015

Service was great, poutine great.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 25, 2015

This was our first visit to Red Roost Tavern. After 30 years of Christmas brunch at Orchids/Cafe at Palm Court, we were ready for a change. I honestly can't think of a single thing I would suggest needs to change. The food and service were both excellent. We will definitely recommend Red Roost Tavern to all of our friends. We left completely satisfied. You can't ask for more than that!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Christmas brunch was a bit pricey at $50 per person, and the Bloody Mary wasn't generous either. The food was good though, and we sat and talked for a long time without being made to feel like we should leave. I would go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 21, 2015

Awesome food and drink menu using high-quality ingredients!! Prices are reasonable and the food was delicious. This is 1 of my new favorite spots!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 5, 2015

Food was amazing, Chef personally greeted us and the service was even better. Great place, will be going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 29, 2015

Great place to go before a Bengals game . The buffalo nachos are Awesome. Fun dining experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 17, 2015

Fresh menu with good options. This is my go to place when hosting a vendor from out of town.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 16, 2015

Have been here twice. Both times prior to a game. Due to having a hungry group we had a wide variety of items. all of them were quite good. Service was good as well. DEfinitely go here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2015

I celebrated my birthday here and they rolled out the red the carpet - amazing service! They surprised me with an appetizer and dessert (a plate that had a sample of all four desserts available) on the house!! I would recommend the poutine and the deep fried bread pudding! I'll definitely be back for more!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 8, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner at the Red Roost Tavern but it your usual hotel style restaurant with hotel prices...Food and service was good...A bit pricey for what you get...

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2015

We went there for dinner before the Thursday night football game and the place was crowded, but not full. The food was wonderful, the atmosphere sparse, the service a bit slow (perhaps weren't anticipating the rush before the game). However, the pork and salmon dishes were extremely well prepared. The pork was flavorful, tender and perfectly prepared. The salmon was similarly perfect with black rice and green beans and trimmings. The third in our party had chicken wings which she said were good (I'm not a fan of that dish).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 1, 2015

Our server Victoria was a sweetheart. Numerous staff members stopped by to wish us a happy anniversary. The food was delicious. Maybe in part because it was a quiet Thursday evening, but we were treated like royalty. My wife and I would definitely dine at the Red Roost again and highly recommend it to others, especially for a special occasion.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 5, 2015

Server was too intense. Food was good.
Restaurant was not busy at all but we could not get a table until 9:00 PM when we made the reservation. We got there early (about 8:00) and sat at bar but there was lots of empty tables.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 6, 2015

Fresh cod and freshly battered fish and chips - excellent. This is a great place for a business meeting. Menu selection has something for everyone. Spacious and quiet so you can have a conversation and privacy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 25, 2015

The food was good, as was the ambience and the service. It was a bit expensive and it is competing with a lot of other restaurants in the area!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 25, 2015

My daughter and I dined at Red Roost Tavern prior to attending the Cincinnati Opera. It was not busy inasmuch as it was around 5:30 on a Saturday...but there was a huge festival in town so was a little surprised it wasn't. Service was okay, although as our server's first language was clearly not English, we were unsure how much she actually understood of what we requested. Case in point - asked for second glass of wine three times; received it at nearly end of meal. My lamp chops were good, not great; possibly because I asked for them to be rare and they were medium (didn't send back since we were headed somewhere). My daughter's huge pork chop at first looked stellar, although somewhat burnt. Unfortunately, as huge as it was, she went away hungry because most of it was sheer fat. We complained to the server, but got no response - not even a visit from the manager. Presentation was very nice. If you prefer to just look at your food, then by all means, dine at this restaurant. Otherwise...I'd skip it. Cincinnati has far too many good ones to waste time here.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 23, 2015

I was quite surprised to find this place in a hotel. The food was great and we had about the best server I've ever had. I have nothing but good things to say

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 23, 2015

Great place for working lunch. Very consistent...menu doesn't disappoint.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 2, 2015

We were in Cincinnati to run the Flying Pig Marathon. The Red Roost Tavern had a pre-race pasta bar that was phenomenal and priced great, too! The selection of salad, pastas, and desserts was wonderful!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 2, 2015

When all our dinners arrived, my husband's salad arrived. We wondered where his salmon entree could be. The waitress returned with a menu and said they were out of salmon. Shouldn't she have known this at the time orders were placed? She did not even offer to give the replacement entree for free. Generally when a restaurant makes a big mistake, they offer at least a free entree, drinks, or dessert, or something!! It is never fun when one person is sitting there watching everyone else eat!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2015

Visited Red Roost Tavern for breakfast and was impressed with the tasty food and the restaurant's commitment to using local food suppliers. I like how the suppliers are celebrated and listed at the top of the menu. Beyond that, the service and dedication to customer satisfaction was stellar from the hostess, to the servers, to management. Everyone was extremely welcoming and they did everything they could to ensure we enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 10, 2015

Nice design but food was lacking. Got the orrichete which was just okay and chicken wing Flatbread was also just okay. Didn't have much flavor and was a bit pricey.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 14, 2015

We were looking for a last minute reservation for V-day and found Red Rooster; must be new. They're in the Downtown Cincinnati Hyatt. I think it used to be Champs but now redone, new and improved into a more upscale restaurant. Overall we liked not loved it. We're gluten free; they have many gluten free options (on the menu). Unfortunately they had NO gluten free flatbread so we couldn't have any of the GF flatbread specialty pizza (ugh). We ate good regardless. I had short ribs (very good) Eva had a Chicken entree (borderline good; way too dry). My guess is always get the specials I'm sure they were awesome. The menu is too big to have everything fresh and available. If you're gluten free you can still eat but may not get your first GF choice. Interesting too is we spoke to the restaurant ahead of time (they called my cell to make sure our reservation was legit?) we asked then about gluten free so sometimes even if you call ahead you still may be disappointed. Free Valet pkg available thru the Hotel which seems like a good feature but it took at least 15 minutes checking the car going in and over 30 minutes to get the car when we were leaving.
Anyway; clean (yes), Service; (very good), Food (good, not great), Price; priced as if great.
One more thing; Good not great could've easily been great if someone would've come to the table and apologized for not having any GF flatbread for the GF flatbread pizza. Then maybe suggested some alternatives. That would've told us they care. Instead they had the waitress deal with it. We thought that was weak.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 7, 2015

Great time with friends! Having a few cocktails, good food and great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2015

Our server was pleasant but slow. I paid $12 for a glass of wine and got a teeny, tiny glass of it! The food was okay. Could have used more seasoning (I had the Curried Butternut Soup and the Black Quinoa Salad with Grilled Chicken). The flourless chocolate torte was like a hockey puck but the dark chocolate raspberry ice cream was yummy. Probably the best part of the whole dinner! There were a lot of other choices to dine in Cincinnati. I wish I had chosen a different restaurant, but I was basing it on time available and the menu.

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