Red Roost Tavern

4.2
157 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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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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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 157 People Are Saying
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Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 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
10 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 20, 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
6 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
20 reviews
Dined on July 13, 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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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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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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OT
Cincinnati
2 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
1 review
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
6 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
12 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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Orlando
1 review
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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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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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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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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Indiana
13 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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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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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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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

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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N
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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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S
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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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M
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast buffet.

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IS
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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D
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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k
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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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GH
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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B
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

"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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