The Golden Lamb

4.5
3272 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

About

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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TedK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 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.

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Topcat
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Kitty
Cincinnati
22 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!

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
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.

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vipFOODIECHER1
Cincinnati
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.

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DaveC
Cincinnati
1 review
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."

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Topcat
Cincinnati
9 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 Lamb
Responded on November 30, 2020

Topcat, 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!

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ArleneW
Columbus
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 Lamb
Responded on November 30, 2020

Thank you for spending Thanksgiving with us, ArleneW! It was an honor to serve you!

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vipklktbear
Cincinnati
21 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

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adams7790
Cincinnati
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.

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NancieC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Will definitely come back for another stay

The Golden Lamb
Responded on October 16, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, NancieC! We look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Golden Lamb
Responded on October 16, 2020

It was an honor to host you for such a special occasion! Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to your next visit!

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JimS
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 Lamb
Responded on October 13, 2020

JimS, 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!

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Beth465
Richmond
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 Lamb
Responded on October 9, 2020

Beth465, thank you for the wonderful feedback! It's always a pleasure to serve you!

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Granny
Cincinnati
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

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dizneegal
Cincinnati
6 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 Lamb
Responded on October 6, 2020

dizneegal, 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!

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KimS
Cincinnati
3 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 Lamb
Responded on October 6, 2020

KimS, 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!

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SueB
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 Lamb
Responded on October 6, 2020

SueB, 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!

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ColleenH
Cincinnati
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 Lamb
Responded on October 9, 2020

ColleenH, thank you so much for your feedback! We look forward to your next visit!

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
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!

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MichaelJ
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KevinH
Cincinnati
1 review
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.

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Topcat
Cincinnati
9 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.

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vipRobertM
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best in the void between Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
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!

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SusanMMB
Cincinnati
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 Lamb
Responded on October 6, 2020

SusanMMB, 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.

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Hooisergogetter
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.

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vipBobby
Cincinnati
260 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.

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leof
Cincinnati
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

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AMANDAM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the absolute best chef in the Midwest!

The Golden Lamb
Responded on October 2, 2020

Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback, AMANDAM! We may be biased, but we're inclined to agree! Chef Nick is the best!

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vipGaryB
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short ribs for restaurant week were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipmthealthymom
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BillS
Cincinnati
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 Lamb
Responded on October 2, 2020

Thank you for the feedback, BillS. Quality food and service and are extremely important to us, and we're proud it shows!

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JKane
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 25, 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 Lamb
Responded on October 2, 2020

JKane, we are so happy to hear that you had such an amazing experience! We cannot wait to serve you again!

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HopeA
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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ElizabethG
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.

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GeraldP
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!

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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 3272 OpenTable diners.

The Golden Lamb does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.goldenlamb.com/gift-cards/.

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