Taste of Belgium - OTR

4.6
234 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 234 people are saying
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4.5
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCindyW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails

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RichardW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Waffles are authentic Belgian. Service is friendly and efficient. I cannot recommend this place enough!

OT
OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food. Loud music in the cars was annoying. Service was very good.

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ychocolate
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got some pretzels for an appetizer. They were delicious but definitely needed cheese, mustard, etc., but we were trying to select something that wasn't too fattening and avoided the cheese that came with it. My husband got the ToB Breakfast plate, for dinner, which included 2 fried eggs, goetta, and a biscuit. He said that all of it was good but just basic. He wishes he had ordered something else, but nothing was wrong with it. I got the grilled chicken sandwich, and it was outstanding. The bun was especially good, it had plenty of delicious, melted gouda, lettuce, tomato, and aioli. The aioli was really good. I also got a side salad that was excellent. It had a great mix of greens, onions, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, and a perfect amount of delicious red wine vinaigrette. The service was excellent, and we loved sitting outside. All of the food around us looked great, and we look forward to splurging on some more exciting menu items in the future.

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JosephK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good bier selection and specials in both draft beers and specialty food night (Wednesday for burgers). Alissa was our Server and she did a great job including giving us ample time to review the drink and food menus. Didn;t feel pressed to leave either.

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vipTKGMB
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch outside on beautiful morning before a Reds game. Introduced out of town friends to goetta and they loved it. Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s were good and group enjoyed lunch. Umbrella had a problem but our server worked to fix it.

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AlyssaS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular every time. Get the chicken and waffles- life changing!

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LALakerFan
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried Taste of Belgium while visiting Cincinnati because it is local and gets great reviews. They lived up to the hype and we would certainly eat here again.

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CindyO
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Taste of Belgium is always wonderfully delicious! I was so happy to be able to go back to eating in this location.

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Flygirl
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We have been to this location several times.Food and service was great as always and I would have given a higher overall rating however it was ungodly hot in the back of the restaurant where we were sitting. We wanted to stay longer to chat but we were too uncomfortable. When you go sit towards the front or even outside.

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FranG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing! The food was delicious! And of course, the waffles were amazing. We even ordered extras to take home.

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MelissaE
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

45 minute wait for coffee. Food that should have been hot was cold, food that was supposed to be cold was warm. Desert waffle was fantastic however and the server was doing her best.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the McWalffle and it was so good! Really enjoyed sitting outside too. Good regular coffee but friends had the mimosas and they really liked them.

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Chocomonster
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was super tasty. I got the frites/dips, chicken & waffles, acer chai latte. Everything was delicious. My only negative was that the waffle was a bit hard/dense to chew through. But that Acer latte was addictive!

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST chicken & waffles, I always stop when in Cincinnati.

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SusanK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Will come back again! Love the chicken and waffles.

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ScottH
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding considering how busy they were right before a FC Cincinnati match. Easy walk to TQL stadium.

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AndyMcD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Knowledgeable servers had the veggie galette And a Belgium 101 flight and my wife(chocoholic) had a side salad and the chocolate dome tort. Sat outside on vine before the FC game. Great time

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Being a first experience, I expected a higher standard of service. It took about 45 minutes to get the Tofu Hash and a burger with fries (which was room temp, upon arrival). I will try it again, as I know service is a bit strained right now, everywhere. ‘Nice place, and cool menu options however, are noted.

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TRacyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was EXCELLENT. So yummy. Wish there was a location near us (providence if your interested in expanding) :)

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vipAmyMB
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went to this small local chain for breakfast and loved the cozy cafe vibe, in the OTR neighborhood, along with the yummy food! I tried the waffles with lemon curd with a side of amazing bacon, and was loved the whole meal! The server was friendly and helpful too, despite being slammed with several tables at once.

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FabianS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Overall we had a good time. Service was good but kitchen was the opposite.
Multiple items we ordered from the menu were out.
The steak i ordered medium rare came well well well done. Screwed up the whole dinner. I ate my sides but the brussel sprouts were soaked in oil and not eatable. Mac and cheese were not eatable.
This is a place for breakfast, brunch or a drink and some fries (frites and dips are great!!!).

MP
MiguelP
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

You really can’t go wrong with ToB, in its original location. There’s been frustrating experiences some times when they’re out early out of certain things (like mussels), but that’s the price to pay for fresh ingredients.

Amazing beer selection… love this place!

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KaylaM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A-maz-ing!! Such a cute restaurant, delicious food (like so good I can't even describe it in words), and great service. Plus they offer goodies to take home! I would go here every day if I lived in Cincy. 20/10, highly recommend.

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vipNunya
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Plenty of staff walking around but the service was slow.

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LanetteD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had reservation, table and service was ready when we arrived. Super friendly and kind. Food arrived timely and was delicious. Waffles are different from what I thought a Belgium waffle was. I LOVED them. Would recommend to anyone visiting the city.

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BrittanyG
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. It was a great place to take our friends that were in from out of town!

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UMich22
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The waffles are excellent, and if you're a fan of chicken and waffles I can't recommend theirs enough. We went at 9am on a Saturday, and were able to easily get a table.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good and service was great. Portions were very small and not completely filling in my opinion and we were sat outside with a big truck unloading their stuff so we didn't get a good view and was VERY noisy but thats not their fault necessarily.

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DavidK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Low rating because we were seated in a building adjacent to the main building.

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Disappointed
Toledo
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service and food. Staff with little knowledge of menu. Bogus pricing on AYCE mussels when we only had one portion. Bad hygiene. Bad frites. We lived in Belgium for 13 years and were excited to try Taste of....tremendously disappointed. Cannot recommend to anybody.

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PeggyL
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience2

I had a very simple breakfast: waffle & sausage. Neither were served hot. The sausage was sent back to be warmed and when it finally returned my waffle was half eaten and all cold. The butter & syrup was delivered after the food. Coffee wasn't forth coming and once we paid, we were completing ignored.

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ToddC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quick service, outside dining was relaxing and comfortable! The craft beers were awesome and highly recommend the chicken, biscuit and gravy meal, never had before but was great!

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Prettyyoungthang20210517
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service, and atmosphere for brunch or dinner

MB
MeredithB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many unique flavors and foods, great drinks, outstanding coffee, delightful service. This is one of the restaurants that makes Cincinnati such a fun place to spend time.

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CHSfoodie
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was slow and server didn't come back to check if we needed anything until it was too late/we were done. I know the pandemic has been tough on food and bev, but they appeared to have plenty of servers...We just didn't get very good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect brunch after a late night wedding the night before. Everything from the delicious foods (we had such a hard time choosing) to the chill but just lively enough atmosphere was perfect. To top it off service was friendly and efficient. We didn’t know what to expect, especially since this is a chain, but we were blown away. Best brunch in a long long time. If we lived here we would be regulars!

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julie
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Im shocked at our experience. Not only were they not busy it Took 15 min to be seated " in the bar" when we had a reservation for a nice table because it was mothers day as well as my bday. After the person seating us wiped the table and left it soaking wet it Took 15 min or more to have anyone acknowledge we were there and get our drinks. After the waitress spilled a large OJ on my sons lap and was not much help at cleaning it up we waited 30 min for waffles that were room temp served with no utensils, no napkins, and had to ask for syrup which came out cold. Really poor management, service and food.

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Chimp
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch spot. The omellete was perfect, and the frites (like fries) were out of this world. Love it.

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Taste of Belgium - OTR is rated 4.6 stars by 234 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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