The Golden Lamb

4.7
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$30 and under
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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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EJ
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christmas Carolers!

OT
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Golden Lamb is a wonderful gem that is a treat to visit. From the history of the Inn itself to the solid food and drink, the experience is reason to visit and we are never disappointed. In todays day of so many chain restaurants that serve much of the same regardless of where they are located, the Golden Lamb sets themselves apart in so many positive ways.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has always been one of my favorite places. Now I share it with my children. Historical and fun.

ML
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Our tradition is to attend the evening Lebanon Carriage Parade that is always excellent. This year we followed the parade with dinner at The Golden Lamb. We understand that this day is a very busy one for the Lamb but the buns were hard, the ravioli uneatable and the chicken dry and tasteless (KFC would have been preferred, scary). After dining at the Lamb for years this will most likely be our last trip unless we learn that there's a new chef.

AM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food was amazing! An unforgettable experience for me, my young children, and our family. It was decorated beautifully for Christmas and we were met with good hospitality and a warm inviting atmosphere.

AL
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming to the Golden Lamb; however, we can only afford it several times a year and we always love to come on the Carriage Parade evening with all of the festive lights and atmosphere. Thank you for making another year a memorable one. Happy Holidays!

TM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visits to the Golden Lamb. Can’t wait for our next visit.

CG
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere, were GREAT! Our server, Sherry, was extremely friendly and attentive! We'll be back!

JB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hello, have been coming to dine before parade for 4 years. Love it everytime. I was a little disappointed because we had to dine upstairs. My friend has knee problems and barely was able to do steps. Next time I will ask for main floor.
Hope to see you next year. Thanks!!!!

AC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fantastic with a very attentive and professional wait staff. Got us right in and no waiting to get our order taken, food was there fast which is amazing given how busy they were on the horse-drawn carriage festival day. We love eating there - the place is lovely!

a
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining at the Golden Lamb. Our waiter was very attentive; food (turkey dinner and fried chicken) - very good! Love the ambience of the Golden Lamb.

GH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was outstanding. The beef was very tender. The salads were wonderful.

n
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So enjoyed our lunch Saturday the December 7th. Even though it was so busy we got excellent service. The food was delicious, hot and serve in a good time frame. Love coming to the Golden Lamb for special occasions, wish we lived closer so we could come more often. Thank you and keep up the wonderful tradition.

H
Cincinnati
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though very busy, everything was wonderful!

SC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Another wonderful family holiday dinner. The Golden Lamb had been a tradition for our family for over 40 years. It's a special place!

BS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great holiday decor, complete with carolers .

p
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, from the young woman who engaged in a conversation as she was escorting us to our table, the personable and experienced waitress who shared her joy with being able to enjoy christmas with her two grandchildren was a delight in welcoming us back after 19 years. the server who diligently delivered our meal with grace was a young man who we would easily hope to have at our table again. the dicken carolers even serenaded us with my favorite christmas carol. nothing could have been any more savored and enjoyed for a meal here on earth. thank you for being a part of our memories at the golden lamb.

MN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The soups are all great. Give them a try with any meal.

J
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

our server forgot service instructions on what we wanted served and when. and she entirely got my order wrong and i never did receive my kings onion soup. it would be hard to recommend the golden lamb to my cincinnati friends when i spent way too much time trying to get proper attentive service.

The Golden Lamb
Responded 6 days ago

John, providing an outstanding guest experience is what we strive for, and we take customer feedback very seriously. We would like to talk with you more about your experience at the Golden Lamb. Please call us at (513) 932-5065 and ask to speak with a general manager. We look forward to talking with you more!

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t
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our friends to The Golden Lamb to celebrate. All of us wound up ordering their fried chicken and we all were members of the clean plate club :) The mashed potatoes were tasty and their vegetables were outstanding in texture, taste, and presentation. What a splendid evening topped off with desserts that pleased us all.

The Golden Lamb
Responded 6 days ago

tonkatoast, we love being responsible for membership to the clean plate club! Thank you very much for your feedback. We look forward to serving you again!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Terrific Christmas dinner...strolling carolers as well.

NG
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service , and ambiance was beyond expectations. The gift shop was an additional treat.

LS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was average so not worth the drive from Cincinnati. The bread pudding was dense so not my favorite.

r
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We made our reservation thru open table and called the day before to confirm. When we called we asked to add 2 adults to our reservation...somehow this didn’t happen and we had to sit in the bar (with 3 little kids) to eat what was supposed to otherwise be a special meal. Not the end of the world but certainly not what we expected.

The Golden Lamb
Responded 6 days ago

Rick, providing an outstanding guest experience is what we strive for, and we take customer feedback very seriously. We are sorry to hear about your reservation issue and would like to talk with you more about your visit. We invite you to give us a call at (513) 932-5065and ask for a general manager. We look forward to speaking with you further!

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RS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just love going there on special occasions and treating new people to checking out the upstairs rooms!
Food was delish also!

JH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A holiday tradition for our family. Fried chicken is perfect and we all live the sauerkraut balls.

P
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The server was not attentive to our needs. The salmon dinner was overpriced for what was on the plate--no salad, only salmon on a small serving of couscous. One of the chicken dinners was incorrect. We ordered 2 thighs and received 2 legs instead.

P
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambience, service and experience are all excellent. The food is really good but you may or may not find it is worth the price.

DS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Almost nothing for vegetarians & definitely nothing for vegans. This could be an easy fix. Great atmosphere still makes for a fun lunch, despite the lack of food options.

JR
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party was there for Birthday / Thanksgiving celebration.
We enjoyed ourselves very much. Service was warm and friendly from the moment we arrived.
And as always the food was delicious. We mentioned our Birthday guest and was even given a card and dessert.
We were extremely happy with our visit can't wait to visit again.

The Golden Lamb
Responded on December 2, 2019

JeannieR, it was such an honor to host your group and help you celebrate! We look forward to your next visit!

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CS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food did not live up to the hype... I was looking forward to going here and drive 45 minutes to reach the location. My Dad loves history so I thought this place was going to hit home. I think I miss ordered. I got the Salmon... sweet and way over cooked. I make better salmon at home. My wife got the “smoked” pork chop— tough dry and again over cooked. This place reminds me of crappy food I used to eat in the 90s... just not acceptable in today’s environment. I will say the steak my father ordered was delicious and well cooked. 1 out of 4....

K
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Black Friday lunch. We always enjoy our visits and our weekend getaways. The staff is so professional yet personable. The food couldn’t be better!

The Golden Lamb
Responded on December 2, 2019

Kenzie, it was such a pleasure to serve you! Thank you for your feedback!

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AB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

My wife and myself had the turkey dinner,we felt as if the turkey was a turkey roll and not fresh real turkey,the dressing was dry with very little gravey, the portions of vegetables was very small,we feel like our stomachs have been up set since the dinner.

The Golden Lamb
Responded on December 2, 2019

ArnoldB, we take your feedback very seriously. We work hard so our guests value our unrelenting commitment to the highest-quality product, service, and overall experience. We'd like to talk with you more about visit. Please don't hesitate to reach out at 513-932-5065 and ask to speak to a general manager. Thank you.

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DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

What a great place! For ambiance and food on your plate you can't beat it. They have a nice new bar
with friendly help. Dining tables are spaced nicely--not your typical New York up tightness. You can
have a conversation with your seatmates without having to raise your voice. Now let's talk about the
food: well prepared and lots of it. Whatever else you choose to order, don't miss the soup. Every year
it is different and always really good. The Golden Lamb should be a dining destination--it is well worth
the trip.

LM
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for Thanksgiving dinner. We were seated immediately. Our server was very attentive and the food was great. They had a fixed price menu with 3 options, but perfect for Thanksgiving. I had the turkey and my husband had the beef. The third was a vegetarian option. We went home with leftovers and pie.
The Golden Lamb has such ambience. We also went to the gift shop which has been renovated along with the tavern and deck. It will be a nice place to visit in the summer

The Golden Lamb
Responded on December 2, 2019

LovelandMustang, thank you for spending your Thanksgiving with us! It was a pleasure to serve you! When you come back in the summer, you'll have to check out our new outdoor dining!

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T
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Golden Lamb is one of our special/favorite restaurants. Their Thanksgiving dinner is always delicious. Service was excellent, as usual, and their new "lift" for my sister's wheelchair was expertly operated by one of the kind hostesses and assistant managers.

The Golden Lamb
Responded on December 2, 2019

Topcat, it's always a pleasure to serve you, and we were honored to help your family celebrate Thanksgiving! We look forward to your next visit!

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AW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh sooooo good!!! Best turkey I ever ate! Waitress was pleasant and very efficient. The holiday decorations were beautiful. Overall experience was wonderful!

The Golden Lamb
Responded on December 2, 2019

ArleneW, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal! We look forward to serving you again!

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Service was top notch. The food was decadent. Everyone was very friendly.

ML
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experienced was unbelievably perfect! From the minute we walked in, we were seated immediately and the staff was continuously efficient and on top of things! Of course we knew the food would be amazing and it was!! Thank you Golden Lamb.

The Golden Lamb
Responded on December 2, 2019

MaryL, thank you for your feedback! It was a pleasure to serve you! Hope to see you again soon!

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CS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience was homey, and holiday festive. Thanksgiving traditional dinner was perfect! Had the creamy onion soup, garnished with bleu cheese and housemade buttery croutons. Wonderful! Perfect Bloody Mary. Freshly baked rolls and biscuits served with cream butter, apple butter and a wonderful bacon jam. Meal was perfectly timed, so we never felt rushed. Definitely coming back.

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