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National Exemplar Restaurant

6880 Wooster Pike, Ste 2, Mariemont, OH 45227-4348
+1 513-271-2103
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (15 reviews)
“frittata” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
6880 Wooster Pike, Ste 2, Mariemont, OH 45227-4348
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Reviewed today

gear dining room for breakfast lunch or dinner large portions high quality offerings many vegetarian options. terrific happy hour offerings each day. wouldn't stay anywhere else in Cincy !

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tomandpeggyl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing hits the spot better on a cold winter day than Mushroom Soup from the Exemplar! I also really like their cozy bar. We had a fantastic omelette for breakfast. Service was great. This is an awesome spot for date weekend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank vacati0n690
HannahC3294, Public Relations Manager at National Exemplar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit! While it may be cold and gloomy outside, winter is definitely one of our favorite seasons inside The National Exemplar!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had an excellent dinner here. The restaurant is old world charming. Our waitress was friendly and gave us good service. Our food was fresh and really good. Both of us had a steak and they were delicious and cooked as we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PhyllisJ563
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Had dinner with family the other night. Had not been to the Exemplar in a very long time. I was pleasantly surprised by the food. I had the rib-eye steak - cooked perfect medium rare - and they had roasted veggies draped around the steak...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Penny S
HannahC3294, Public Relations Manager at National Exemplar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback Penny. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your rib-eye and its roasted veggies! We do love to offer an adventure with our wine list. You should come by Southerby's on our Wine Wednesdays and sample some of our favorites!

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Have been going here on and off for 20 plus years. I personally have never been thrilled with the place. Menu is pretty limited and th food is usually just OK. The History of the place is pretty cool though.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank scotth1959
HannahC3294, Public Relations Manager at National Exemplar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We're always looking to improve and would love to learn more about what's left you dissatisfied in the past. If you'd like, please reach out to our general manager, Andrew, at (513) 271-2103. We hope to hear from you soon!

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

What started off as a pleasant pre-movie dinner slowly turn into pretty much a disappointment. We arrived early in order to make a 7 o’clock movie so we were before the crowd on Saturday night. Everything started well, service was good until they filled up....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mark S
Hannah C, Public Relations Manager at National Exemplar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

We’re very sorry to hear that your experience was not up to your standards, or ours. We value guest feedback and would love to hear more about your dinner. If you’d like, please reach out to our General Manager, Andrew, directly at (513) 271-2103. We...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Haven't dined here in a while, but in the past the food was consistent and service was good. The food on our latest date with another couple was very mediocre. All four dinners had their own issues. My risotto was cold, my husbands steak was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank elise n
Hannah C, Public Relations Manager at National Exemplar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Elise, thank you for dining at The National Exemplar. We appreciate your feedback and are disappointed to hear that your meal did not live up to expectations. We'd like to learn more about your experience. Please contact our General Manager, Andrew, directly at (513) 271-2103....More

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Dinner was superb: filet mignon, seafood linguini and avocado salad. All were perfectly prepared and served. Since we were there on a Thursday, we shared a half price bottle of wine. We had standard breakfast fare (none of their specialties) the next morning - that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CYuhas
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We celebrated a wedding anniversary with dinner here. We originally had reservations in the restaurant but heard live music coming from the bar, so we went into the bar where we were told we could order from the restaurant menu, which we did. We had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DianaBTravels
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant often because it is conveniently located and has a charming decor. However when it comes to food it falls well short. The menu rarely changes and after several visits it becomes increasingly difficult to find something appealing other than the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AstuteObserver
Hannah C, Public Relations Manager at National Exemplar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for dining at The National Exemplar! We'd appreciate your feedback and would love to learn more about changes you think we should make. If you’d like, please contact our General Manager, Andrew, directly at (513) 271-2103. We hope to hear from you soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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