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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.”
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.