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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

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
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Good for a Date (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·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.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 12, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (Columbus)·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.

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·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·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!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Organic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Late-night Find, Live Sports
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·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Waterfront
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 (Cincinnati)·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.

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 (Cincinnati)·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.

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 (Cincinnati)·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.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Great breakfast buffet.

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 (Cincinnati)·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").

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·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.

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·Dined on May 6, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Organic
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 (Indiana)·Dined 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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 (Indiana)·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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Casual, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Healthy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 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 .

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 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 !!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 25, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 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!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Went with my husband. Cool ambiance.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 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!

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined 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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 (Houston)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Should disclose that this restaurant is in a hotel.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 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

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Tried here for a second time when the first night we such a great experience. I'm telling you guys they made up for it all. Went over and above the call of duty. Took very good care of us! Food prepared just the way we like it. Staff is amazing! It is in a hotel so it can get very busy and loud. If we stay at this hotel again we will go back, they redeemed themselves from a poor first visit.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 22, 2016

Their burgers are great! Amazing meet! Malbec was nice as well. Staff goes above and beyond.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 21, 2016

Evening started out well, we were seated promptly and drink orders were taken -- 15 minutes later, they arrived and our food orders were taken. 45 minutes later, the food arrived -- I'm sure it was warm at some point, but not when it came to our table. It should be noted that during this 45 minute period our waitress was nowhere to be found. I'm not sure whether this was a kitchen or waitstaff issue, but we will not be back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Amy and Cassandra great, extended review is on tripadvisor, wings great poutine is filling

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Our server, Victoria, was PHENOMENAL! Her personality, passion and service was of the highest quality. The bartender, Josh, was also absolutely wonderful.
The quality of the food was the exact opposite. 4 out of the 5 meals we ordered were sub par. The mushroom risotto was a thick paste that tasted like a mushroom soup mix was the only flavor. The chicken wings were cooked, but not of good quality. The grass-fed steak was limp, and fatty. The only dish that was OK, was the quinoa salad.

We didn't bring this up when we were dining because we had such a good time and didn't want to dampen the mood. However, I would not go back unless it was just for drinks and french fries.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Made the reservation a month ago, arrived and someone was in our table. Was seated in the area reserved for breakfast - - so noisy you could barely hear our conversations. One of our friends meal arrived a good 10 minutes after the rest. Terrible service!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Great food and excellent service both times we ate here (Breakfast and Dinner)!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 27, 2016

We took clients for lunch. It was quite busy but the service was outstanding and the food was very good. Thumbs up for the Quinoa and Salmon salad!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 27, 2016

It was a one-off meeting and fairly pressured, the experience was generally good although service was petty slow. I'll probably give it another go when I'm in town again next year.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 18, 2016

Ordered fish and chips. Got 2 hard lumps of over fried batter with no decernable amount of fish in either lump. Service was relatively slow and unresponsive....the French fries were good.

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