Arnold's Bar & Grill

★★★★☆
  • 210 E 8th St

    Cincinnati, OH 45202

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  • 513-421-6234

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I did not like all the people close to me

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★★★★★

I did not like all the people close to me

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Had some good grub here... tryin' to remember what it was (it was late).. great band Ladyslippers playing bluegrass in the courtyard.. very very cool atmosphere.. GOOD DEAL RHONDA!

3
★★★★★

Had some good grub here... tryin' to remember what it was (it was late).. great band Ladyslippers playing bluegrass in the courtyard.. very very cool atmosphere.. GOOD DEAL RHONDA!

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Arnold's Bar and Grill is another downtown Cincinnati institution, established in 1861. Casual vibe and good overall food, some fun menu choices that are not your usual bar fare, like adobo beer cheese dip and root veggies with goat cheese. Try to sit in the courtyard if you can.

4
★★★★☆

Arnold's Bar and Grill is another downtown Cincinnati institution, established in 1861. Casual vibe and good overall food, some fun menu choices that are not your usual bar fare, like adobo beer cheese dip and root veggies with goat cheese. Try to sit in the courtyard if you can.

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That was actually Jamaican Clam Chowder and was very different. I explained to you It wasn't New England Clam Chowder, offered to refund your money and give you another soup when you called. I deeply am sorry you didn't like your soup and did everything in my power to make thing right with you.

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★★★★★

That was actually Jamaican Clam Chowder and was very different. I explained to you It wasn't New England Clam Chowder, offered to refund your money and give you another soup when you called. I deeply am sorry you didn't like your soup and did everything in my power to make thing right with you.

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I will never order the soup again. I had a carryout of New England Clam Chowder - obviously the cook has never had it before because his/her version doesn't even resemble it. Anyone can put milk and butter in a pan with a can of clams. Chowder should be thick and chunky, not the consistency of water from a fawcet.

Make sure you have ALL the ingredients on hand before you put it on the menu.

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★★☆☆☆

I will never order the soup again. I had a carryout of New England Clam Chowder - obviously the cook has never had it before because his/her version doesn't even resemble it. Anyone can put milk and butter in a pan with a can of clams. Chowder should be thick and chunky, not the consistency of water from a fawcet.

Make sure you have ALL the ingredients on hand before you put it on the menu.

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There are very few great historical bars left in America. They've either vanished or, worse, become some cheese-ball parody of themselves. Having traveled all over this country and drank my way across most American cities, there are four bars that I put above all others: The Green Parrot in Key West, Vesuvio in San Francisco, Miller's in Chicago, and Arnold's in Cincinnati. I discovered Arnold's in 1999 and have rarely left. Part of what makes Arnold's so amazing is that not everybody gets it. If you think that Applebee's is a great place, stay out of Arnold's. The junk on Arnold's walls and shelves was not placed there carefully by a corporate policy. It has been accumulated during a storied history as the longest operating bar in the City of Cincinnati. In continuous operation since 1861 -- including through prohibiiton -- Arnold's is timeless. It is also a fantastic restaurant. The $4.25 lunch is under-mentioned by local food critics. Through extraordinary creativity, Arnold's weekly changing lunch menu is one of the overall best in downtown and without rival in value. The dinner menu stays the same, but the specials change and are usually excellent. Arnold's also has one of the best cold Muffalettas I've had north of the Central Grocery. Music is always free and some of the city's most beloved acts are regulars. This is all part of what makes the bar a haven for political leaders, celebrities, local theatre troops, poets, lawyers, and drunks like me. Arnold's is like a Coen Brothers movie. If you're cool, you'll enjoy it the first time, but it keeps getting better the more you go back.

2
★★★★★

There are very few great historical bars left in America. They've either vanished or, worse, become some cheese-ball parody of themselves. Having traveled all over this country and drank my way across most American cities, there are four bars that I put above all others: The Green Parrot in Key West, Vesuvio in San Francisco, Miller's in Chicago, and Arnold's in Cincinnati. I discovered Arnold's in 1999 and have rarely left. Part of what makes Arnold's so amazing is that not everybody gets it. If you think that Applebee's is a great place, stay out of Arnold's. The junk on Arnold's walls and shelves was not placed there carefully by a corporate policy. It has been accumulated during a storied history as the longest operating bar in the City of Cincinnati. In continuous operation since 1861 -- including through prohibiiton -- Arnold's is timeless. It is also a fantastic restaurant. The $4.25 lunch is under-mentioned by local food critics. Through extraordinary creativity, Arnold's weekly changing lunch menu is one of the overall best in downtown and without rival in value. The dinner menu stays the same, but the specials change and are usually excellent. Arnold's also has one of the best cold Muffalettas I've had north of the Central Grocery. Music is always free and some of the city's most beloved acts are regulars. This is all part of what makes the bar a haven for political leaders, celebrities, local theatre troops, poets, lawyers, and drunks like me. Arnold's is like a Coen Brothers movie. If you're cool, you'll enjoy it the first time, but it keeps getting better the more you go back.

Pros: Ambience, food, music

Cons: No happy hour deals, no lunch on Saturdays and closed all day Sunday.

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Can't beat the $3.95 lunch menu - several items to choose from & all great - from burgers to salads. Nice outdoor patio. Attentive & friendly staff too.

2
★★★★☆

Can't beat the $3.95 lunch menu - several items to choose from & all great - from burgers to salads. Nice outdoor patio. Attentive & friendly staff too.

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09 NOV 2002
I discovered Arnold's in June and since then I've been there at least six or seven times. The menu is ecclectic, and offers a wide varity. The daily specials are expensive, so my advice is, stick to the menu! Weather permitting, sit outdoors, especially for live music!

2
★★★★★

09 NOV 2002
I discovered Arnold's in June and since then I've been there at least six or seven times. The menu is ecclectic, and offers a wide varity. The daily specials are expensive, so my advice is, stick to the menu! Weather permitting, sit outdoors, especially for live music!

Pros: Outdoor Seating, Smoking is Available, Great Service

Cons: Parking is often hard, Can be crowded, Indoor space limited

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My husband went here thinking we would have dinner but were seated in what is (in the summer) the outside patio. We didn't like sitting in there as the tables were too close together and the tables were wobbly. We felt forced to make conversation with the table next to us. We gave up on eating and just drank cocktails and listened to the good band. Overall, we had a good time. Next time, we'll try to eat there.

1
★★★☆☆

My husband went here thinking we would have dinner but were seated in what is (in the summer) the outside patio. We didn't like sitting in there as the tables were too close together and the tables were wobbly. We felt forced to make conversation with the table next to us. We gave up on eating and just drank cocktails and listened to the good band. Overall, we had a good time. Next time, we'll try to eat there.

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This is a good outside choice and nice to meet the friends after work, but I wasn't impressed with the food. Average at best.

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★★★☆☆

This is a good outside choice and nice to meet the friends after work, but I wasn't impressed with the food. Average at best.

Pros: nice outside seating

Cons: average food

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Great atmosphere, great music, great service, and of course great pasta! It's a simple menu, but delicious dishes. Greek Pasta is the city's favorite, but my personal fav. is the Sicillian Linguini! If you love clams, you've got to try their Creamy Clam and Linguini! You can't go wrong dining here!

2
★★★★★

Great atmosphere, great music, great service, and of course great pasta! It's a simple menu, but delicious dishes. Greek Pasta is the city's favorite, but my personal fav. is the Sicillian Linguini! If you love clams, you've got to try their Creamy Clam and Linguini! You can't go wrong dining here!

Pros: Quick seating, Moderately priced, Great Atmosphere

Cons: Parking

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Arnold's is a treasure nestled in the the hustle and bustle of downtown. The atmosphere and food is wonderful. The history of the building is a nifty peice of the past. Ask an employee, most can tell you the history. I never had to wait for a refill. I never felt rushed to hurry up and get out of my seat like other places. I could relax and enjoy a very wonderfully prepared meal. Even the garnishes are original and exotic and not the ordinary parsley.

2
★★★★★

Arnold's is a treasure nestled in the the hustle and bustle of downtown. The atmosphere and food is wonderful. The history of the building is a nifty peice of the past. Ask an employee, most can tell you the history. I never had to wait for a refill. I never felt rushed to hurry up and get out of my seat like other places. I could relax and enjoy a very wonderfully prepared meal. Even the garnishes are original and exotic and not the ordinary parsley.

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Arnold's outdoors is the best when the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs are playing - the first Saturday of every month. Great food, drink and entertainment.

2
★★★★★

Arnold's outdoors is the best when the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs are playing - the first Saturday of every month. Great food, drink and entertainment.

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Arnold's Bar & Grill offers a Recession Buster Lunch Menu: $4.99 midday specials, like blackened tilapia tacos or Cincinnati-style lentils over pasta with onions, cheddar cheese and oyster crackers. Whatever you settle on, Arnold's has…

 

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