Red Roost Tavern

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175 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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RTR Happy Hour

Come enjoy drinks and apps at RTR every Monday - Friday 3-6 pm. $5 House Wines, $6 Well Drinks, $1 Off Signature Cocktails, $1 Off All Draft Beers (rotating locals always available).

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 2, 2019

Ends: May 3, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 3:00PM-6:00PM

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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Dinner was tasty by a bit pricey. Service was excellent. Go for dinner. The breakfast people lack skills in that they kept giving me a breakfast with peppers and I am allergic. Sent food back twice and finally got no peppers but eggs were cold. I gave up and went to my convention.

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CS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say enough about our experience! Visiting My son that goes to UC we’re from cleveland
We arrived early for our Easter brunch and was greeted by the hostess that was very pleasant had no problem seating us early. Table of 6 Our waiter Kayai was super nice and very accommodating!
We had the Easter Brunch 18.00 buffet. Great omelet station ordered 3 different types of pancakes and French Toasts made fresh and brought to our table .. everyone was saying how good everything was a very good selection for the money.
thank you for a enjoyable Brunch with my family. Would come back again!!

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MS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We made reservations but did not need them. However, upon arriving there was no one at the front to greet my husband and I. The bartender seated us and the about 5 minutes that same bartender sat another couple. About 5-10 minutes later a server came out and approached the couple that came in after us. Served them their water and then came to us. The communication should have been better as to who was seated first.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited over 10 minutes for someone to acknowledge us standing at the host station and by the time they wanted to seat us we decided to leave. Would not recommend if you want somewhere with good customer service.

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H
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place to go before a show. Its located in the Hyatt, but don't park there as it's expensive. We had a burger, a flatbread and some tacos [hot nashville]; all of it was good and as expected. Service was good and the happy hour specials go to 7 PM. We went earlier [630 PM] and it was quiet.

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AT
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hotel restaurant / bar. Lively without being too loud. Food is good, staff friendly.

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TM
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is an undiscovered gem in the downtown area! We did a sampling of small plates from the Happy Hour menu, and each one was fabulous! Huge portions and delicious ... we added a baby kale salad to our small plates, and the balance was perfect!

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant surprise! My friend and I came here to eat before the Eric Church concert Saturday 2/23. Get the corn cakes! They were SO good! The turkey on the club sandwich was a little thick for my taste, but everything tasted awesome and the atmosphere was very contemporary.

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FF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

You definitely didn't need a reservation to come here. It was quiet and really tucked away. We booked it mainly due to our experience at Bru Burger the other day making us weary. We got a table straight away, and the food was ok. I loved the Spicy Avocado Burger and would recommend it to anyone, but my friend got the club and was not impressed. The fries lacked seasoning, but overall, it was a decent meal. I think we would just go somewhere else where more of the food was raved about afterward.

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b
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a friend's birthday and they really were very attentive. I got the 72-hour short ribs with cabbage and it was delicious. they brought us out of beautiful and very wonderful tasting cake with a candle on it for her birthday. the waitresses that we had was so friendly she made us feel at home

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Both diners were vegan. The vegan options were clearly marked but there were not very many of them. One of the entrées was not able to be served because they didn’t have an ingredient for it. The drinks are quite expensive.

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B
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice night, quick dinner then on to a show.

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SF
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good restaurant with interesting choices. I had the Chicken with butternut dumplings and really liked them more and more with each bite. We also tried the corn cakes and they were different, but really good. We went on Christmas Eve to try something different. Pretty inside but no view of the city. Restaurant is located in the Hyatt.

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KE
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lovely friendly service that was greatly helpful in assistance. Quality food and good drinks. Worth a visit even if you aren’t staying in the hotel.

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SH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As a vegan I was absolutely delighted to find them open on Thanksgiving day with a vegan menu! Try the rattatoulle and you will not be disappointed! Seasonal hummus board was great. Looking forward to returning to try the "Beyond Burger" tacos!

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K
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dad & I visited on a Wednesday evening at 5p & mostly had the place to ourselves. We opted to sit at a table instead of the bar, but we were still welcome to take part in happy hour! We were torn between the House Kettle Chips and the Poutine & asked our server for her opinion - she suggested the former & we took her up on it! The chips came on a huge platter & were covered with buffalo chicken & blue cheese fondue. The buffalo sauce definitely provided the strongest flavor in this dish & a little goes a long way. The chips were great! Thick & crunchy. The chicken was pulled & tender.

We were halfway through this appetizer when our waitress came to let us know that the chef decided to send out an order of the poutine since I'd expressed an interest & in honor of my birthday - on the house! The poutine was huge - a pile of hand-cut fries covered in duck gravy, duck confit & local cheese curds. The gravy tasted as if it had a tomato aspect to it, which I loved! The duck was very tender & the curds were large! This was definitely one of the better poutines I've had anywhere because the gravy had great flavor.

When our waitress came back around, I asked for to-go boxes & to see a dessert menu. She told me that the chef was already putting together a special dessert for my birthday - again, on the house! She brought out a long platter that had four desserts! One scoop of Graeter's Black Raspberry Chip, Deep Fried Bread Pudding, Chocolate Cake & Vanilla Ice Cream. Of course, the Graeter's was perfect. The cake was enrobed in a layer of rich chocolate ganache that I loved! And that bread pudding rocked! It's basically little balls of bread pudding that have been covered in a funnel-cake dough & deep fried. It's served with a delightful bourbon creme friache and an apricot chutney. The outside of these little nuggets had just enough crisp on the outside while the inside remained tender and moist. They also paired very nicely with the awesome vanilla ice cream!

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m
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We’re locals and have eaten at all of the highly rated restaurants downtown. Only ate here because we were staying at hotel while work was underway at home. Very surprised by high quality of food and variety. From appetizer to dessert, all very good. Service got a little slow when they got a huge conference group all at once, but considering the small staff, they did well.

We will eat here again for certain.

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PN
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was tasty. Service was friendly, but slow and inattentive.

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G
Surrey
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant and great post the bengals game
Good food and decent service

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SJ
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was courteous and attentive. Food was delicious. Food was served in timely manner. Will come back again

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TE
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! We had a business dinner there and everyone enjoyed it.

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RS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating at this restaurant - hostess was awesome, server very nice and helpful. Overall service wad excellent! We plan to visit on a regular basis.

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m
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Obviously a popular neighborhood place. Great for kids. Very noisy.

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Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

This is a hotel restaurant!! Not at all what we were looking for. Empty, blasting air conditioning. Vompletely without charm. Very disappointing

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l
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We ate here for dinner and for breakfast during our stay at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. The dinner was very good. We ate there out of convenience but were very impressed with the vegetarian and meat options. We then had breakfast on our way out. We ordered off the menu instead of doing the buffet. We waited over 1/2 hour for our food! Once it arrived, it was very good but the wait was ridiculous.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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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P
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

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CR
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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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SD
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

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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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

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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d
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

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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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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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PC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

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

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g
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

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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OT
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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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P
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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