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The Golden Lamb

4.5
2236 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday 11am until 9pm
Sunday Closes at 8pm

Weekend Brunch 8am - 2pm
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Phone number
(513) 932-5065
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nick Roudebush
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Catering
Please view our Golden to Go Catering menu -
Let us cook; you take the credit! Pick it up curbside, and delivery is available within a 10-mile radius of the Golden Lamb.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
Parking is in the rear of the building. There is a loading zone directly in front of the main entrance for those who don't walk far.
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Entertainment
Monday Solo Piano

Live Acoustic Singles and Duo's
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Golden Lamb can accommodate from 8 to 80 guests with our four private dining rooms. Our spaces are Ideal for a variety of events including business meetings, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, rehearsal dinners, holiday and retirement parties, and other special occasions.

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What 2236 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jorde (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

This was our first time to The Golden Lamb. We went early to have a drink at the bar inside called The Black Horse. Our bartender was fabulous and very attentive. Afterwards we ate dinner facing the street in the restaurant. The view, service, atmosphere and food was wonderful. We highly recommend the cheese curds for the appetizer and the signature salad. We would definitely return with friends or again on a date night!

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60train 
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Our waitress, Stacey, was fabulous. We were late in arriving due to the train, causing her to have to stay later. She was great at recommending wines, food, and she even offered to take a group picture for us. Could not have a better waitress anywhere. The front desk staff was not as nice or friendly, there several empty tables when we arrived and we checked in immediately, but were left sitting in the lobby for at least 15 minutes without any explanation as to the delay. When we went up a second time we were told that they did not want to put two tables together and that they were waiting for the party before us to leave. This was unacceptable, especially since there were several adjacent 4 tops that could have been pushed together. The food and Stacey made up for the front desk service.

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SteveH 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Classic. Great NY Strip and Filet. Cooked to perfection.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Great experience. I had been there before and had the same waitress. Enjoyed the experience as did my date. It was a first date and likely will lead to a second. :)

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DerickC 
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The only issue I had with my experience was the parking. Not much can be done about it given the age of the location. This is just a "heads up" review for people who are looking to dine here. Other than that, great dinning and wonderful old building.

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DebbieE 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Best meal
And service we’ve had yet !! Excellent We will be back for more

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DellaC 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Went for a friend's Birthday after a train ride. The last reservation was for 8:45 p.m. I thought that was odd for a Friday night. The food was very good, kind of pricey though for what we had ( fish dinner). The waiter was really nice and attentive. The atmosphere is really cool. Old antique kind of setting. Romantic!

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

My husband and I recently stayed at the Golden Lamb for a weekend get-away. We loved the historic background and the cozy atmosphere. We met some nice fellow-travelers at the bar and enjoyed the singer. Our dinner, a late Valentine dinner, was wonderful. One might think that such a place would have mediocre comfort food, but far from it. Gourmet all the way. I really loved the berry french toast. Would highly recommend a visit.

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JoeM 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food, good prices, good atmosphere, and awesome service. Will definitely go back and do the tour when I have more time.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was delicious. Server was very attentive without being intrusive.

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JulieCz (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

A great place for a romantic or special occasion, such as an anniversary or a special holiday.

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JGinOhio (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We always enjoy our meals at the Golden Lamb -- special meals for special occassions!

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KevinK (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Golden Lamb was wonderful...the perfect spot for my marriage proposal. She said “yes”! They took very good care of us on Valentines Day.

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StephenT (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We really enjoy the atmosphere. The specials for Valentine’s Day were Amazing, as was the service.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Bartender in the Tavern was very friendly as well as the patrons. Started off with the relish platter which was very good and a few drinks. Our reservations were for 5 so we moved over to the dinner section. Very old style grandma’s house type of decorations. Very plain nothing too gaudy. All tables no booths but not too bad. Felt like my waitress was a little distracted when waiting on us because there was no bread or lemon for our waters. We had to ask after the fact as the table next to us had it. We ordered the sauerkraut balls as an appetizer and the bisque to start with. I never had them with cocktail sauce but it seemed to work. Also came with a spicy mustard but wasn’t a fan. Think they put a little too much horseradish in it. Didn’t even know that was a thing but you learn something new every day. The balls themselves were pretty tasty and so was the soup. Our main entree came and was wondering why I didn’t get a salad but it was separate. Always try to up-sale this because in most places it’s included. This place it was an additional charge. The prime rib was good but very expensive. $37 the reduction sauce was extremely tasty and made a great topping for the mash potatoes as well. The carrots were ok, a little on the dry side but not inedible. The lamb was good crusted with peppercorn, that was the special for the day, part of the three course meal. All ended with a triple layer chocolate cake. Not bad but for the gourmet pricing I guess I expected more. I’m glad I tried this place as it was somewhere we wanted to try for a while but I think that the Spillway Lodge was a much better place and value for dollar.

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vipCareerSage (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

What a wonderful birthday meal for my 93-year-old mother. The food was delicious. The service was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Service while satisfactory from Ryan was very slow.

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Geoff (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Birthday celebration.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful Historic restaurant treasure! Food is excellent! Service outstanding! Staff is friendly! Coming back for Valentine's day dinner!

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JaniceN (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Our group was a gathering of old friends traveling to Lebanon from a radius of 40-50 miles. The Golden Lamb never disappoints! The menu includes a good variety of offerings. The wait staff is quite professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. We especially appreciate being able to linger and visit without being rushed to relinquish our table. The dining room is comfortable, , allows for good conversation, and is quite charming. We will return to the Golden Lamb for our next gathering!

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SusanSchek (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a wonderful meal with great service and special birthday celebration. It was our 10-year old granddaughter's first trip and she loved it too!

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ChrisK (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The menu fit on one page which made it easy for me since I am an indecisive when there are too many choices. Overall, there was a classic mix of chicken, beef, and lamb dishes... There was a nice selection of appetizers(try their sauerkraut balls). There were a couple of hamburger options that looked tempting as well...

The atmosphere was nice in an old historic building. It was nice that we were able to explore the building after dinner. The building had plenty of historic paintings and artifacts. There was plenty of room for private rooms for banquet purposes. I am sure that I'll be back for another special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Charming place with great food. The side salad that came with the dinner was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a very good experience. Food and atmosphere was good and service was fantastic.

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bjj1992 (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Friendly, attentive service, variety of options on the dinner menu, delicious meals - people in our party were very pleased with the prime rib, fried chicken and salmon options. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Great service and just a neat little place! The food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Another great meal. Signature salad and the tomato bisque are just delightful. My wife and her sister shared a filet which was nice of the restaurant to do that. Salmon was excellent also. Service was very good also.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Way overpriced...An average turkey dinner with what looked like processed turkey should have been no more than 16.95. Won't be back there..

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vipIslaymaltman (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Terrific. First time at Golden Lamb for dinner and we were blown away. Fried chicken and lamb shank were wonderful, and my filet was the best I’ve had in weeks, and I was just at one of Cincinnati’s premier steakhouses. It was incredibly tender, had great flavor, and was sauced perfectly. Mary was our server and she was wonderful with our table and the youngest diner in our group. Truly an excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing food and service! Highly recommend the hickory smoked chicken wings appetizer!

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