Taste of Belgium - OTR

4.7
325 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Outdoor dining in our fresh-air ventilated, heated tent is available through the winter season. We go above and beyond COVID guidelines in all our outdoor and indoor seated areas. Our heated tents feature a constant flow of heated, fresh, outdoor air for safety and comfort.

Taste of Belgium serves breakfast, lunch dinner along with the best weekend brunch in town. You’ll find Belgian fare with a twist and American classics that have been Belgian-ized! Mussels, Carbonnades, and everyone’s favorite, the ToB Waffle and Chicken highlight our menu. And in the bar, you’ll find 24 beers on draft ranging from Belgian exclusives to local and regional craft favorites, along with signature cocktails and exceptional wines.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 325 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited with a group friends and everyone loved their dinner. Our server was very nice and gave us great recommendations for the rest of our night.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food!

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Momboss
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and food were very good. The wait staff was on point with everything and provided great service.

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davidr
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready at our reservation time, actually ahead of the time. Server was friendly and efficient and very attentive and personable. Food was exceptional in taste and quality. There was no rushing to move us on after dinner. A pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cincinnati must do!

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RhoRho
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A date with our granddaughter before the theater

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JeffreyJ
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good restaurant. We got the Belgian burger, was good, and the squash soup was VERY good. I had a couple of vacays (bellini-style champaign drinks), and they gave me one of their waffle desserts free for my birthday. The staff wasn't busy, so we got great service. Everybody was very friendly. Parking was difficult, but we managed.

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mikeo
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. We had reservations and had to wait a few minutes, but got a prime table in the process. Staff was very pleasant. Food was great.

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EmilyM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went to college in Cincinnati and hadn't been back in years, this was always a favorite and it did not disappoint when I wanted to show the friends I was traveling with my favorite Cincinnati restaurant! The waffle & chicken remains AMAZING, the smoothie was delicious, and the artwork and atmosphere are very cool. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Poor service - forgotten food. Late food. Out of key food. Food not served together. No real follow up. An attitude from the server to top it all off and no attempt at all to apologize - it’s as if we were lucky to be able to eat there.

Will not return - if you want even decent service - spend your money elsewhere!!

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GregC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was authentic and delicious. Service was wonderful. Thanks especially to Chloe!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great meal but terrible service. There were plenty of servers, but ours was just terrible. Had to ask for her several times.

AJ
vipAJB0423
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We visit each weekend, the staff is great and we love the rewards program. The food is yummy (with a slight hiccup and few months ago) and we love the breakfast cocktails. We have made this place our go to early weekend morning breakfast joint for a reason - it checks all the boxes for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fan freakin tastic food and service. An absolute must stop. Addicted to the waffles which is great since I live hundreds of miles away. Send waffles!

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vipMichaelR
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love this place. It's my go-to brunch spot in OTR!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch food is amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was unfortunately not very good this time :( fries were very hard and dried out

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vipyukiniki
Cincinnati
113 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Jacob was our Server and did a great job!

We were at the On the Banks location---- I made a mistake and booked OTR location but it all worked out.

Hadn't been to in a long while--- menu has changed ( bigger selection and desserts to take home)

There were 5 of us and Jacob was very attentive and patient--- I kept changing my mind !!!!
Drinks and foods!!!
Finally settled on a spicy Bloody Mary--- delicious.
And ham and brie waffle sandwich with fries.... very tasty and brought half home.

Others had chicken and waffles---- also tasty and enough to share !!

I will bring my Dinner Group ( if they take large parties) and look forward to dining here again in the near future!

Thank you---

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Citybarbie
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We arrived and they couldn’t find our reservation, so we had to wait at the hostess stand while they tried to find it even though there were plenty of open tables. One of the dishes was the wrong menu item and it was fixed but my friend had already finished eating by the time it arrived. We mentioned it to our server and she checked with the “manager” and I was offered 50% off of my meal, which should have been comped. Overall it was a fairly poor experience and we do not plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service- kept the coffee flowing and the Galette was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gathering before the UMSNT game

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RobbiM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had breakfast morning after concert. Good choices between savory and sweet selections. Very delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The pretzels and beer cheese was amazing! Great selection of on-tap Belgium brews. Service was a tad slow but everything is nowadays at restaurants! Get a waffle to go!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food!!

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vipBrunch
Denver
142 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was pretty good- particularly the mussels and so was the beer. Chairs really uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about it was wonderful. We ordered the hot brown and a burger and food was delicious. Staff was all very kind and the restaurant had fun decor that included fun Cincy themed art. Would definitely go back!

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XyaW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, me and my friends experience at Taste of Belgium was amazing!

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MarathonGirl
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Because I have Celiac disease and must avoid gluten, I requested gluten-free food when I made my reservation. I also specified that when I placed my order for salmon with potatoes, spinach, and tomatoes. I asked the waitress specifically if there was any gluten in the dish, and she said there was not. When the waitress brought my dish, I noticed a grain mixed in with the vegetables, which turned out to be farro.

Farro is a type of wheat, and it is not gluten-free. I asked the waitress to take the dish back and have it remade without the farro. The waitress returned with what appeared to be a new dish. However, when I began to eat the food I was horrified to see bits of farro hiding among the vegetables. Evidently the kitchen did not remake the dish, but instead scraped off the majority of the farro, and sent out the original plate. This left pieces of farro still on the dish which were small enough that I did not immediately see them. The next day I had the very unpleasant reaction I get when I have eaten gluten.

I did speak with the restaurant's manager, and she removed the charge for my dish from the bill. But the fact that the kitchen apparently lied both to me and to my waitress, who claimed she did not know the dish was not remade, put me in danger.

This restaurant is not a safe place for people with food allergies. I cannot recommend it.

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ShereefaR
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very great! Staff was friendly and the crepes were amazing!

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vipJillH
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I’m so sad they stopped making the vegan fries. As a vegetarian, I was unable to order the frites. :(

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KenR
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great night to eat at TOB....forgot it was burger night and got an awesome burger for only $8. Delish. The place was hopping because its so popular before an FCC match night. But servers are always quick and you can easily get in and out in 1 hour

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I went to taste of Belgium before seeing pretty woman. Food and service were great as always!

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RobertS
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great chicken and waffles!

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CollegeMom
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We had a reservation but because they were so busy we were seated in their private dining room. The food was okay. Someone from the kitchen staff brought it in and told the waitress she needed to check the kitchen for when her orders might be ready. I think ours had been sitting for a while because it had started to harden.

The service was very poor. She didn’t seem to know what was going on and spent a lot of time talking at one table. I wanted to say something but my family said to leave it alone it wasn’t worth it to speak up. We were in town for parents weekend with our college student. I just wanted a nice brunch. It was really disappointing. I know many places are short staffed right now but maybe don’t keep seating people if you don’t have the staff to properly serve the tables…

We will go back to Taste of Belgium probably just not the one at OTR.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Cincinnati visiting my daughter for Family Weekend at Xavier. Not sure of our waiter’s name but he had longish brown hair pulled back and glasses(I think). My daughter Maddie always wants to go to Taste of Belgium! This was our first time at the OTR location. The ambiance and decorations were very cool! We loved the music that was playing, very upbeat! I had the Belgium waffle and it was excellent! We also took some home (the pumpkin waffles). We will definitely be back!!

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JasonC
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was great except that told me after I ate that they don’t take cash. I prefer to pay with cash and so I won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience! I really enjoyed and will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

No mussels?!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kate is an amazing service staff. Knowledgeable, client-focused, a delightful young woman.

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You can order delivery directly from Taste of Belgium - OTR using the Order Online button. Taste of Belgium - OTR also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 396-5800 ext. 1.

Taste of Belgium - OTR is rated 4.7 stars by 325 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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