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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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter’s birthday. The entire meal was delicious! We all enjoyed it immensely.

TR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

65th birthday dinner. Had a very pleasant corner table. Brought my wife pie with a candle in it.

WL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good meal. I had the Prime Rib and my wife had the Filet. Both were excellent cuts. My wife ordered hers rare and it was a medium rare for sure, the server offered to have it replaced promptly but it was still tender and juicy so we couldn't see wasting it. the sever was still concerned and told the manager who asked again if she would like another one but she again declined as she was enjoying it as it was. At the end of the meal they insisted we have a desert on the house. The side dishes, drinks and everything else were very good! Our server took time to tell us a little history about the Inn and shared a couple stories about the place. Very nice evening!

The Golden Lamb
Responded 3 days ago

WilliamL, thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit! It was a pleasure hosting you and your wife, and we look forward to seeing you again!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The newly refurbished Black Horse Tavern inside the Golden Lamb was well done.

LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Place is great to walk around, read about its history. Food was fair, my food was room temperature instead of hot which was disappointing. Table next to us had complained about food being cold as well. Service was great.

KY
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasant afternoon with friends. Service was great.

GT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the prime rib, she had the salmon. The hickory and heavy a'jus really made the flavor burst in the prime rib. She smiled the whole time while eating her salmon, that said it all. The service was excellent as well. We will return very soon. I want to get my hands on the fried chicken!!

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g
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was good, the service and seating was disappointing. Usually the service is excellent so maybe just a bad night, but they didnt seem to be that busy.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was amazing! Steve was an incredible server so knowledgeable about food and history of the restaurant. We all had an incredible meal. We have already started making plans for our next date night and booked Mother’s Day brunch reservations while at the table. Chef is fabulous steak was cooked perfectly. Thank you for a great night.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dining experience. The atmosphere was relaxing and our service was fantastic. Not to mention the food was delicious!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

SN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dining experience was wonderful. We will definitely be back for another date night. Thank you.

KC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my fiancee to The Golden Lamb for Valentine's Day and it was the first time there for both of us. The food was wonderful, staff was friendly, and it's such a historic building. I would recommend anyone to go to The Golden Lamb for a wonderful dining experience.

The Golden Lamb
Responded 3 days ago

KeelyC, thank you for dining with us! We are honored that you chose to celebrate your Valentine's Day with us, and we look forward to your next visit!

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JM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We had the Valentine's Day dinner menu and it was good, but I felt it was quite overpriced. The ambiance was okay, but the music was not appropriate for the mood and venue. I won't do another special menu dinner with them, but I do like the restaurant.

GK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as you walk in the ambiance is so calming and the restaurant wasn't too loud. The food was on point and fresh. Definitely plan on going back.

MC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to the Golden Lamb to dine and to stay, and a thoroughly delightful experience in every respect.

S
Key West
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was very sliw

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our Wedding Anniversary/Valentines dinner here! We had our 3 month old son with us as well and the staff was more than accommodating for us. Our server Joe was extremely kind, welcoming and took care of us the whole time! The only sad thing was that they were out of the dish my husband wanted, but that just goes to prove how amazing the food is :) we will definitely be back!!!
Also, for mamas with young babies there is a bathroom on the main floor they let me use to change my son. It was much more convenient than going upstairs!

EH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely visit again, great service. Food was delicious

C
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

We have been to The Golden Lamb several times and it was great but this time not so much. We were seated by a large group that were extremely loud, so loud our waiter had to lean in to be able to hear us order our food. We could not even have a conversation because we couldn’t hear each other. We were surprised to find out they ran out of lamb which is why we went there in the first place. Overall not a good experience this time.

TH
Cincinnati
46 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great company was great the service was great we will definitely be back again

GB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scratch this one off my bucket list. We will go baxk.
Over all , enjoyed every minute. Portions of food were worth the price.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

KO
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Arrived at reservation time and promptly seated. Our waiter was very attentive and knew the menu so he could make recommendations. Our food was well prepared but unremarkable with the exception of the coconut pie (which was like a pecan pie, and it was very good). A few minutes after our meal was served, a gentlemen approached the table behind us and started a 20-minute fairly loud conversation. The man's posterior was inches from our table and he backed into me twice. We couldn't converse over their conversation since it was so loud. He left that table when they were served. On our way out we noticed the man and he was preparing takeout orders, so to our surprise he worked for the restaurant.

MG
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wait staff. Atmosphere quiet and will go there again.

DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first time there and loved it. Our waitress, Leah, was so good and helpful.

d
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I both loved the turkey dinner and house salad. Almost better than Thanksgiving. We dined there for a late lunch and the service was great. That coupled with the historic nature of this restaurant makes this a fantastic place to visit. Can't wait to come back!

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed a Valentine's Day luncheon with my spouse. The Golden Lamb is our favorite restaurant, for good reason: they never disappoint!

u
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Golden Lamb is our favorite restaurant. The renovation is beautiful! Our Server was sweet, professional and welcoming. It was cold in our dinning room. The music was a tad down trodden. The volume was good but perhaps a bit more upbeat instrumental would be nice. Thank you for the great experience that we come to expect.

d
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first trip to the Golden Lamb, and we loved it. We liked the historical setting and fireplace in the hall, and the 'library' room. We were greeted immediately and taken directly to our seats. Service was prompt, attentive, and friendly.
We started with the pimento cheese with shredded chicken appetizer. It's served warm with warm chips and fresh cut vegetables for dipping: wonderful! It could be a meal by itself.
We had salmon over couscous with sweet potatoes and dried fruit, and the Angus Beef filet with black truffle and goat cheese mashed potatoes with roasted parsnips and carrots. Again, wonderful!
Dessert was the coconut pie and banana cream pies. Unfortunately we were already so full that we could not enjoy them as much, but they are very good.

We will definitely return for other special occasions.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and meal were excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time with great food. Fried chicken, a lot of food.

d
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lamb shank was wonderful. Prime rib a bit of a challenge at over 1 inch thick. Potatoes delicious. Service most attentive.

L
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed dining to the Golden Lamb since our college days before we were married. Our recent visit was no exception. The food was excellent. The seared sea scallops were very tasty and the vegetables were cooked perfectly. Our service was excellent and the ambiance was pleasant. The recent remodeling and changes have added greater ease of accessibility and convenience.

The Golden Lamb
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for being such a loyal guest of the Golden Lamb! We always enjoy hosting you, and we're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your latest experience.

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AR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance with interesting food choices and nice service.

f
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely evening we had at the Golden Lamb. I had heard about it from a friend who used to live in Ohio. I was delighted to find it so much lovelier than I had even expected. Can’t wait to return. Hoping to do an Easter meal there with family in from Philadelphia and DC for a special vent.

The Golden Lamb
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for dining with us, fishfan! It was an absolute pleasure hosting you, and we look forward to your next visit!

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J
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was the second time we have been out to the Golden Lamb. Both meals were excellent. My wife had the turkey dinner which was excellent, the turkey was cooked to perfection. I had the lamb shank with carrots, parsnips, and mashed potatoes, which was excellent as well. We had two cocktails, two deserts, and an appetizer all for around $100.

t
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the food at The Golden Lamb was excellent. I had the lamb shank and my wife had the salmon. Both were cooked to perfection. The service was also excellent. We appreciated The Golden Lamb providing free dessert for us (with candle!) to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

LA
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food and service were at best adequate but nothing special - on a par with plenty of chains, but that's not why you go to The Golden Lamb!

The Golden Lamb
Responded on February 7, 2020

LAMD, thank you for your feedback. We'd love to learn more about your experience, so we can improve upon your next visit. Please don't hesitate to reach out by phone at (513) 932-5065, and ask to speak to a General Manager. Thank you.

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