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National Exemplar Restaurant

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6880 Wooster Pike, Ste 2, Mariemont, OH 45227-4348 (Madisonville Road)
+1 513-271-2103
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Sarasota, FL
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First rate breakfast. We commented on the fact the potatoes were actually hot in temperature. Every place else they're always cold. Pork sausage was unique as well.

Thank Rideman
Cincinnati, Ohio
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A special family member turned 97, and four of us celebrated with him at dinner at National Exemplar. First we spent some time looking around the historic building, especially the lobby, with its mounted heads of a bison, an elk, and a moose. Then we sat in a quiet booth and enjoyed a scrumptious meal. We shared salads, which were... More 

Thank Susan W
Omaha, Nebraska
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the Mariemont Inn and decided to have our breakfast at the National Exemplar Restaurant. We both ordered the Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon. It was fantastic with just the right amount of Hollandaise sauce. It came with a side of potatoes (so-so) and a bowl of fruit. Wonderful meal in a picturesque room served by a... More 

Thank 25MandM
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124 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

In the heart of Mariemont Square The Exemplar Restaurant is attached to The Mariemont Inn. The Avocado Bacon Omelet with house made salsa & sour cream was delicious; served with an English Muffin. Instead of seasoned Potatoes you can get tossed field greens with white balsamic vinaigrette. This was a great go together. The traditional breakfast ; Eggs made to... More 

1 Thank Christine S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Tonight, I was glancing at my Instagram account and came across the weekly burger special at the National Exemplar Restaurant in the Mariemont Inn. It sounded and looked so good that we headed over from Kentucky. The restaurant can be entered from the Inn or the street. Mariemont is full of Tudor style buildings and the restaurant was lovely with... More 

Thank Marilyn F
Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great food and value, and very friendly and attentive service (Melanie, our server, was particularly nice to have as our server). It was a busy Saturday night, but as a "walk-in" we were able to get a high, comfortable table-top near the bar. Two in the party had the short-rib special and the other two ordered different fish dishes. All... More 

1 Thank Mike M
Cinncinnati Ohio
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Over the last few years the quality of food has fallen off. Not bad but now average. Prices are a bit high but ok

Thank iraq
Cincinnati, Ohio
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

After driving by this restaurant almost every week, my husband and I decided to give this place a try. We were seated in a separate dining room near a bar and it was very pleasant and quiet. Lots of dark wood and we sat in a quiet, romantic booth. We ordered cocktails while looking over the menu; the menu is... More 

Thank Hugumom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I was unexpectedly surprised by the atmosphere, the level of service and the quality of food and drinks in this restaurant. When we showed up at our reservation time, we noticed that there were tables by the fireplace that were very nice. The maitre d' noticed our interest, and worked it out for us to have that table with a... More 

Thank AmericanBroadAbroad
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is not at the top of most people's list of a nice place for dinner BUT it is fantastic. The food is well prepared and delicious. Steaks, fish, mussels, burgers, soups, etc. All were spot on and absolutely fantastic. The steaks are a bit over cooked but that is the standard for a non-steak restaurant. We had Christmas Eve... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6880 Wooster Pike, Ste 2, Mariemont, OH 45227-4348
    (Madisonville Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Mariemont
  • Phone Number: +1 513-271-2103
In April of 1983, The National Exemplar began operation in the Mariemont, Ohio landmark, The Mariemont Inn. The Inn was constructed in the mid-1920's as a small piece of the very unique Mariemont community, founded by Mary Emery. The National Exemplar Restaurant was named after learning that Mary Emery once referred to her developing community as the National Exemplar, meaning national model community. The National Exemplar Restaurant is a full service, neighborly restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. We only use the freshest quality ingredients to prepare each meal. Our goal is to serve great food, provide friendly and professional service in a clean and relaxing atmosphere.

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