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Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Central Business District
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625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516 (Between 6th and 7th)
+1 513-564-9111
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're going to the theater, this is the place to go. Walk across the street to the Aronoff! It's Scottish themed/food.

Thank BrendaHa
New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Belhaven on tap, delicious food and a warm and friendly staff. If I had to find something wrong I would only say put more ales on tap ;)

Thank Bill705
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was just a couple doors down from our hotel so we decided to try it based on proximity and reviews. It has nice atmosphere. Was a little confusing when we entered because hostess is through the bar. Once seated the staff was very attentive. It wasn't very full but there were a lot of waiters - I assume... More 

Thank Kjcoveney
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My dinner was delicious although the veggies were a little bit cold. The warm bread was very good. We actually asked for more which seemed like a bother. When the bread came another server cleared the basket before we could even eat the bread. It became a joke and we were baiting the servers to see how quickly they would... More 

Thank Msjessegrrl
Fairfield, Ohio
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159 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here after seeing a show at the Aronoff across the street. The food was delicious. The service was very good; our server was warm and sincere, and he made us feel very welcome.

Thank cmkcmk
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here before heading over to the Aranoff Center. The food was good, service was great. The bar selection is very good.

Thank Brent R
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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203 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, wonderful service, server knew details about the origin of the bar and booths all from Scotland. They even have 2 feet of soil under the bar floor from scotland. Great selection of draught beer and Scotch!

Thank Orchard609
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a few times and the food and the beer are always amazing. The service however is always a little off. I had been sitting at the bar for over 40 mins and one of the bartenders who had been making rounds around the bar finally stopped in front of me and looked at my beer and said... More 

Thank Amanda H
Louisville, Kentucky
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Read that this place was a great English restaurant. While the food was good the service was less then impressive. There were 20 min gaps between everything, we had three different people tell us they were our servers, and when we arrived no one greeted us. We hand to find someone to be seated. The beer lines must have been... More 

Thank MFoote0822
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Recently visited prior to the Joe Bonamassa concert, and was thoroughly impressed with the ambience, food and wealth of selections from the Scottish Isles. If you're attending a show at the Aronoff, it's RIGHT ACROSS the street, no mean feature, but that's not the only reason to visit.

Thank Mike F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516
    (Between 6th and 7th)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-564-9111
Located in downtown Cincinnati across from the Aronoff Center, Nicholson’s is a restaurant and bar serving fine food and drink in a genuine Scottish tavern setting. Taking inspiration from the public houses found throughout Great Britain, our goal is to provide our guests with authentic hospitality and a brilliant dining experience. In addition to high-quality food, we offer a wide variety of beer, wine, bourbon, craft cocktails and feature one of the best selections of single malt scotch whiskies in the area.

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