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“Nice atmosphere, bad food”

Arnold's Bar & Grill
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Ranked #89 of 1,979 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
“Nice atmosphere, bad food”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

My fiancé and I ate here to decide if we wanted to have our rehearsal dinner here. The bar itself is neat but the food was horrible. For ten dollars my fiancé got a shrimp po boy with four pieces of shrimp and a pile of lettuce. I had the meatball sub which was three meatballs that tasted ok but subways are better. We had to stop on the way home and grab dinner. Unfortunately we will not be going back.

  • Visited March 2014
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Cincinnati
Level 6 Contributor
1,134 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
“Historic Old Tavern”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

This is an old tavern in downtown Cincinnati with much charm. The drinks were cheaper than anticipated and the snack food was very good. The venue is nice for after work drinks and snacks. Parking on the street after hours is free but there is a pay parking lot across the street that charges about $10 for event parking.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
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Davis, California
Level 6 Contributor
236 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Kind of a letdown”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

We went here on a Friday night, and were seated outside. There was a jazz combo, which was kind of nice. The drinks and the beer were good. But the food was only so-so. I had the greek pasta, which was supposed to be a speciality, but was pretty much like pasta I have had elsewhere. The service was friendly, but was kind of rushed, probably because of Friday night and being outside. Next time drinks only.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Islandbruin
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minnetonka. minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
221 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Still the best bar in Cincinnati”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

A premium bourbon here (Blanton's) went for $9 that a few blocks away sold for $15. But that isn't the draw.
The atmosphere, service, and clientele make this a special place. A great selection of beer, bourbon, and scotch, very good food, and good music, make this, the oldest bar in Cincinnati, worth a visit. Breakfast is good too.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank zadkine
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Tucson
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Interesting history but menu is not interesting”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We were there on "Bluesday" sponsored by the Cincinnati Blues Society. The music was ok, service was ok, menu was ok, flavor of food and presentation was also only ok. At least it wasn't expensive!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Pepper-free
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