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Established in 1861, Arnold s Bar & Grill is located in Cincinnati. It is a restaurant that organizes musical entertainment events, and serves food and drinks to customers. The restaurant offers a wide variety of items in its lunch menu, such as Latin black beans, chicken Parmesan, sandwiches, salads, potato chips, and breads. Arnold s Bar & Grill provides an evening menu, including roasted garlic, chicken wings, grilled eggplant, chips, lasagna noodles, boneless chicken breasts, and eggplant Parmesan. The restaurant also serves a range of entrees, sandwiches, burgers and salads. It has a full-service bar with a wide selection of cigars, wines, beers, and cocktails.
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Arnolds
Arnolds

04/08/2009

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Jamaican Clam Chowder

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.

andisleepy
andisleepy

01/23/2009

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Can't chew the chowder

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.

drunkenseur
drunkenseur

07/20/2006

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Cincinnati's best bar. Period.

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.

japiening
japiening

08/11/2005

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Great for lunch

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.

genlethargy
genlethargy

11/09/2002

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Great Music, Great Food, Great Dining!

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!

scumlike
scumlike

09/27/2002

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Had fun

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.

kapilman
kapilman

09/26/2002

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Just okay food!

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.

Melanie14
Melanie14

08/21/2002

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Oldie but a Goodie!

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!

smchaney
smchaney

08/08/2002

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Piggiest

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

Dodie
Dodie

08/08/2002

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A Treasure

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.

More Business Info

BBB Rating
A+
BBB Rating and Accreditation information may be delayed up to a week.
Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Sat:
SunClosed
Extra Phones

Phone: 513-421-1207

Fax: 513-421-1207

Payment method
discover
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Central Business District, North Square
Categories
American Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Barbecue Restaurants, Bars, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Brew Pubs, Caterers, Creole & Cajun Restaurants, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Health Food Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Night Clubs, Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Taverns, Vegetarian Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Free

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Southern, Burgers, Caterers, Barbecue, American, European, Healthy, Vegetarian, Continental, Cajun & Creole, Mediterranean, Brew Pubs, Take Out, Hot Dogs, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: No

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