It has some cool architecture and I loved just walking around the building – there are a lot of great angles.
The view – amazing!!! It was a little too hot to sit outside – but the view was still there. Just looking out at the Roebling bridge and the river – really great!
Larry, Mom and I all tried the Moerlein Golden Helles – it seemed to be the lightest beer which is what we all like. I thought it was okay – but I definitely had to get some lemons for it to sweeten it up a bit. It was a bit bitter for me.
We were hungry and wanted to try an app – so we went for the soft pretzels which are served with beer cheese and spicy mustard ($7). It comes with three which was perfect for our table. These were DELICIOUS! They were warm and crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, just salty enough – soooo good! The mustard was a little too spicy but the beer cheese was delightful!
Mom chose the Surf & Turf ($28) which had a 6 oz filet, lump crab cake, goat cheese & spinach risotto and some crispy onions. This was a HUGE plate and Mom definitely couldn’t finish it. The waiter repeatedly told us it would be the best crab cake we’d ever tasted – and I’d say it was in the top 3. The steak also – amazing! Buttery and just melt in your mouth delicious!
Larry went to the more simple side with a BBQ Chicken Flatbread ($10). It also had roasted red peppers, gouda, mozzarella and carmelized onion. He enjoyed it – it was really big though and he couldn’t even finish it all!
I had the Cedar Roasted Salmon ($22) – this was perfect! I seriously don’t think I’ve had salmon this good. It was just a little on the medium rare side which is the best way to serve it. The red pepper relish was also a nice complement to the salmon. It was a little crunchy and a little sweet – good stuff!
The salmon came with a side of roasted tomato-goat cheese pesto linguini. Again – delicious! I was looking forward to a bit more goat cheese but the pasta and sauce was just delicious.
Why Should You Go? Well I have to say – this was one of the best restaurant experiences in Cincinnati. Our server was FANTASTIC! (John I think – but there were 3 – argh – can’t remember – probably in his 30s-40s if that helps). He was attentive but not annoying – gave great recommendations – overall just right. The food – every bit was really delicious! I checked other reviews and there have been some spotty experiences but I can definitely say – our experience was wonderful. An A+!