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The Golden Lamb, Lebanon, OH

The Golden Lamb

4.5
4.5
2896 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Since 1803, the Golden Lamb has been a gathering place for the community – for neighbors, travelers, statesmen, presidents, families and friends. Ohio's most iconic restaurant serves classic American cuisine in an elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere. Visit the Black Horse Tavern for more casual dining. Private and banquet rooms are available with customizable menus.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 932-5065

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nick Roudebush

  • Catering

    Please view our Golden to Go Catering menu - <br />Let us cook; you take the credit! Pick it up curbside, and delivery is available within a 10-mile radius of the Golden Lamb.

  • Neighborhood

    Lebanon

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Parking details

    Parking is in the rear of the building. There is a loading zone directly in front of the main entrance for those who don't walk far.

  • Entertainment

    Monday Solo Piano Live Acoustic Singles and Duo's Thursday, Friday & Saturday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,896 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. TK

    TedK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent and great ambience!! Would have given 5 stars, but had to check in with hostess 3 different times and it took a manager to get us seated.
  2. T

    Topcat

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a pleasant experience at the Golden Lamb. Service was good, food was excellent.
  3. K

    Kitty

    Cincinnati

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Golden Lamb has been our family's go-to Christmas Eve restaurant for over 20 years. Even though the emphasis in the menu is on meat, our servers always find a great and tasty vegetarian meal for our daughter. We appreciate that so much! The food is always wonderful, and the service excellent. We'll be back in 2021 for sure! Thank you!
  4. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. It was also beautiful at Christmas time
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2020

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful experience myself. I was treating my 3 daughters to a lunch. However I am only speaking for myself.
  6. FO

    FOODIECHER1

    Cincinnati

    230 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    230 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice lunch here as usual. Our server was great. Very well run establishment. Dining area has completely been changed. Your attention to dining distancing and constant surface cleaning is much appreciated. Thank you. We felt safe and healthy here. Will definitey return.
  7. D

    Dcoff

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    We have been long time customers of the Lamb--all the way back to the 60's. Sadly, the other members of our party feared for their health and asked us to please cancel. We did, only because we choose not to dine alone on such a festive occasion. As Arnold said, "We will be back."
  8. T

    Topcat

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We feel extremely safe at the Golden Lamb and Dark Horse Tavern. They have gone way above what is expected to make their restaurant inviting to guests during this Covid period. Our Thanksgiving dinner was outstanding. Jason, our waiter, was very attentive. The Dark Horse Tavern has become one of our favorite places to eat.

    The Golden LambResponded on November 30, 2020Topcat, thank you so much for your feedback. We take the safety of our guests, staff and community very seriously, and it is a pleasure to serve you!

  9. AW

    ArleneW

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Thanksgiving Dinner (turkey and dressing) was wonderful. The turkey was so moist and the Sugar pie reminded me of my great grandmother's sugar cream pie. Service was great and the ambience of the hotel with the beautiful Christmas decorations was amazing!!!

    The Golden LambResponded on November 30, 2020Thank you for spending Thanksgiving with us, ArleneW! It was an honor to serve you!

  10. k

    klktbear

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Thanksgiving meal was amazing, service was amazing and my family got to spend a great day together. This is the second year we have done this and very pleased again with our experience
  11. a

    adams7790

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We have eaten at the Golden Lamb for several Thanksgivings. Always pleased with the ambiance, food and service. Such a great place. I would like to say, this year the food wasn't up to par. Even the relish tray, the marinated green beans lacked any flavor, I think they were the very same as came with our turkey dinners. No butter with the dinner rolls. I can't see how Covid could be the cause of this. We don't mind paying for a good meal, but this time it was just a little less than what we have gotten in the past. Thanksgiving is not the only time we eat at the Golden Lamb and we'll will be back.
  12. NC

    NancieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time! Will definitely come back for another stay

    The Golden LambResponded on October 16, 2020Thank you for your feedback, NancieC! We look forward to your next visit!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for my husbands 60th and had a wonderful dinner

    The Golden LambResponded on October 16, 2020It was an honor to host you for such a special occasion! Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to your next visit!

  14. JS

    JimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted warmly and immediately shown to a table, we enjoyed sauerkraut balls, and a lovely Shepard's pie. Since it was my sisters birthday she received a complementary sugar cream pie and I had an apple pie (tart) with ice cream. all in all a great way to celebrate her birthday.

    The Golden LambResponded on October 13, 2020JimS, it was an honor to host your family for such a special occasion! Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful time!

  15. B

    Beth465

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, as usual! I have a few food allergies, and our server was very helpful in making dinner choices :)

    The Golden LambResponded on October 9, 2020Beth465, thank you for the wonderful feedback! It's always a pleasure to serve you!

  16. G

    Granny

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The service was fabulous. It was definitely well worth the drive to get there and the food and drinks were well worth the value
  17. d

    dizneegal

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a first time visitor, I loved it! The food was outstanding and the history if the Inn was so interesting. Not many hotels/restaurants lasting 200 years!

    The Golden LambResponded on October 6, 2020dizneegal, thank you for your feedback! It's always great to hear from someone new! We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time. Thanks for making your history part of our history!

  18. KS

    KimS

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for restaurant week, the food was great! I was also impressed with how clean they kept the tables. We are very careful about eating out these days but seeing them using a ultraviolet light on the tables made me feel safe!

    The Golden LambResponded on October 6, 2020KimS, thank you very much for your support! We are so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful experience and felt safe. We look forward to your next visit!

  19. SB

    SueB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Considerations to pandemic were fulfilled and successful. Quality and presentation of food from a full menu was well received. The service was superb. Food server was generous to take pictures of our triple birthday celebration. Kudos Golden Lamb for a memorable night

    The Golden LambResponded on October 6, 2020SueB, it was an honor to host your triple birthday celebration! We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time and felt safe. We look forward to serving you again!

  20. CH

    ColleenH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate in the tavern instead of in one of the dining rooms, and had a wonderful experience. Our waitress was friendly and witty. She was there when we needed her, but not intrusive at all. The food was excellent.

    The Golden LambResponded on October 9, 2020ColleenH, thank you so much for your feedback! We look forward to your next visit!

  21. A

    Andrea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, restaurant week had a great value. Will go back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic except that we had rude people next to us watching a sports game loudly on their phone. I brought it to the attention of someone at the front desk and it was dealt with quickly, which we really appreciated. I do think the waitress should’ve taken care of it though. Food was delicious, service was fantastic. We’ll be back!
  23. MJ

    MichaelJ

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful local treasure of a spot. Food is always great as is the service
  24. KH

    KevinH

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Spacing of tables was good. Staff would ensure each person entering would have a mask. One couple did not have masks when coming in... and management ensured they had masks (good) and when the couple did not, management had new masks to provide them. Service and food were very good.
  25. T

    Topcat

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love dining at the Golden Lamb. This was a special occasion but we also love dining in the Dark Horse Tavern. Your Restaurant Week special was delicious (as were the salmon and turkey dinner. Renee' is the best. Mark and Karen in the Dark Horse are excellent as well. Their bloody marys are the best!! We like going to a restaurant where the employees are friendly and make an honest effort to talk with you.
  26. RM

    RobertM

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The best in the void between Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for restaurant week and so glad we tried it. The service was great and food was fantastic. There were three courses offered and everything was full of flavor. Loved our time there!
  28. SM

    SusanMMB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My husband and I were out to eat for our 20th anniversary. We were both nervous eating inside a restaurant right now with Covid-19 still raging on, so I think we paid more attention to making sure our masks were on when we weren't eating and drinking. I had booked the table, but thought it was for private dining. We got there early, and I was thinking we'd look around. Surprisingly, they seated us right away in the dining room. I looked at the menu and saw none of the names associated with the meals I had seen online here, like Pres. McKinley or Charles Dickens. We were sitting right by the kitchen so I should have realized it wasn't private dining. It was noisy there and next to a table with several people talking. My husband was fine with where we were though. We devoured the salad with house vinaigrette. It had thinly sliced Granny Smith apples and roasted pecans. I had the filet mignon with chimichurri sauce on a bed of grains. I loved the filet and the beans and grains were a nice complement. The filet was seasoned well and so tender. But I should have asked for the chimichurri sauce on the side; I wasn't sure how that would taste and didn't care for it. My husband ordered prime rib with cheesy potatoes. He thought it would be more like roast beef, but the cut of meat was tougher and fattier than expected. The cheesy potatoes were delicious. We added sandwiches to go to try the egg salad and their sticky burger -- so good! The Golden Lamb restaurant has great service and really polite, professional, and caring people working for them. We probably needed to speak up at the beginning, so that's on us. Overall, I enjoyed myself and we will return in the future.

    The Golden LambResponded on October 6, 2020SusanMMB, thank you very much for your feedback! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. In the future to book private dining, please give us a call at 513-932-5065 and ask to speak with De-De Bailey. Unfortunately, we do not take private dining reservations through OpenTable.

  29. H

    Hooisergogetter

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We started out having a couple drinks at the bar, which was very nice. The staff were very friendly and got our drinks quickly, but kind of disappeared when we were ready for another drink. Our dinner was very good except my wife could not stop complimenting our waiters beautiful blue eyes, I think his name was Carter, so guys watch out. Overall if we didn’t live so far away, we would definitely return. Oh, and we stayed the night in the George W Bush room, which was nice also.
  30. B

    Bobby

    Cincinnati

    307 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    307 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Here for restaurant week. My guest chose the restaurant week menu and lucked out big time. She was allowed to substitute a salad for the first course, the duck was very good and they were out of the restaurant week dessert, so she got to pick anything from the regular menu. I had the halibut and it was very good. Pesto mashed potatoes were pretty good too. Nice pours on the cocktails. Though the wine list is small there was just enough to satisfy us. Service was fine. Ambiance is terrific. Very comfortable in both food and room.
  31. l

    leof

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    food was great service was great we ate at 500pm not busy at all. would dine there again
  32. AM

    AMANDAM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the absolute best chef in the Midwest!

    The Golden LambResponded on October 2, 2020Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback, AMANDAM! We may be biased, but we're inclined to agree! Chef Nick is the best!

  33. GB

    GaryB

    Cincinnati

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Short ribs for restaurant week were excellent
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was excellent as always. Prime Rib (3x) And lamb Shank
  35. m

    mthealthymom

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was fabulous. Food was excellent. Some dietary restrictions were accommodated, service was excellent.
  36. BS

    BillS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we have been going here for many years through the ups and downs. Happy to say they have made great changes over the past couple years and it just gets better.

    The Golden LambResponded on October 2, 2020Thank you for the feedback, BillS. Quality food and service and are extremely important to us, and we're proud it shows!

  37. JK

    JKane

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This experience was not only the best we’ve had at the Golden Lamb but maybe the best experience at a restaurant we can remember. The food was fast, hot and absolutely delicious. The service was spot on and the environment was lovely! A huge thank you to the entire Golden Lamb team from my family! We cannot wait to get back!

    The Golden LambResponded on October 2, 2020JKane, we are so happy to hear that you had such an amazing experience! We cannot wait to serve you again!

  38. HA

    HopeA

    Savannah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had Great service. The Filet was perfect. Enjoyed our meal.
  39. EG

    ElizabethG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at The Golden Lamb is always an enjoyable experience. The food was delicious and attractively presented. The only complaint I have is that they should offer more desserts that do not contain nuts for those of us who have nut allergies.
  40. GP

    GeraldP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was really great. Staff was courteous; waiter was very knowledgeable and accommodating. She took great care of us. We were even offered a special dessert treat in celebration of our wedding anniversary. It was a lovely time and we will definitely go back!

FAQs

The Golden Lamb offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 932-5065.

The Golden Lamb is rated 4.5 stars by 2896 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Lebanon

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is in the rear of the building. There is a loading zone directly in front of the main entrance for those who don't walk far.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick Roudebush

  • Entertainment

    Monday Solo Piano Live Acoustic Singles and Duo's Thursday, Friday & Saturday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 932-5065

  • Catering

    Please view our Golden to Go Catering menu - <br />Let us cook; you take the credit! Pick it up curbside, and delivery is available within a 10-mile radius of the Golden Lamb.

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