Crown Republic - Gastropub

4.7
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Gastro Pub
Crown Republic Gastropub is the place where rustic New American fare meets made from scratch cooking with heart. Our team sources from global food and cultural inspirations, brings and approachable, eclectic culinary experience that guests can't wait to explore. At Crown Republic Gastropub, Chef Anthony Sitek takes pride in creating nearly all of the ingredients in house. Our chef-driven dishes are served with an expert eye so that our guests can concentrate on what matters most: the friends and family they are dining with. Family is exactly our specialty at Crown Republic; our goal is to make everyone who walks in the door, from our staff to our smiling guests, feel at home. Slightly off the beaten path where the business and arts districts of downtown Cincinnati collide, you'll find that you are able to relax and savor every moment, knowing you are in good hands.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MollyM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never been to Crown Republic prior to this experience! It was absolutely delicious.

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vipkonasmom
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cousin and I were traveling from CA to NY and stopped in Cincinnati for the night. We immediately stumbled upon CRG and knew it was where we wanted to eat. From the moment we were greeted we knew it was a great choice. We sat outside for some extra rona precaution which was along a cute and quiet street. The hostess, servers and all other staff that touched our table were so pleasant, helpful and timely. All Covid precautions were taken and we felt very safe and taken care of. They gave us great recommendations on cocktails, dinner (we shared 4 plates) and dessert. Everything was so delicious I wish we were hungry to try more! Definitely heading straight back if I'm ever in the area again.

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StevenF
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garlic knots were really good! I got the pork chop and Mac and cheese and it was delicious! My wife got the steak and potatoes and those were also good. But the best and favorite part of the meal was the desert. We got the vanilla gelato with chocolate chip cookie! It was amazing!

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vipElizabethE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent social distancing, masking, and other safety procedures!

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vipToNy
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, pleasant atmosphere and delicious food!

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TaylorW
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch and drink option. Mimosa madness on Sundays and Saturday’s 11-3. Also, build your own Bloody Mary and amazing desserts. Family friendly and a great environment.

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vipKellyM
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our visit from start to finish. The food was excellent; we tried four dishes. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and her timing was perfect.

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RobinO
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful FRESH menu items. We sat outside for Sunday Brunch, noise more from traffic. Inside was louder, hearing aid users beware. Loved the 90's themed Sunday Brunch, it was fun!

Apparently are doggie friendly in outdoor area, have bowls of water for your Fido.

Finally, they actually read my note that I entered about our reservation booking. Many restaurants do not take the time to do that. I appreciated the extra time they took to make the experience what we wanted.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

INCREDIBLE food!!! One of my favorite restaurants.

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vipRickN
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. We plus we had a delightful waitress. Overall a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there. Food was just as good as the first! So delicious. Bologna’s, tomato jam, meatballs, and chicken gobbets are a must!!!!!

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Cincinnati1
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The homemade pasta is great. We sat outside and had a wonderful time.

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KaylinW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, the best food I have had in a very long time! And I’ve been to some pretty nice places, and this needs more recognition!!

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StewartT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants. Consistently wonderful food. Great menu, service and value. We have never been disappointed and always go back.

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vipsecondchances
Cincinnati
88 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. It’s family owned and everyone who works there is so pleasant. No one has better Eggplant parm than Crown Republic. Also love their mushroom capellini and the kale ceasar.
This is a wonderful place with great food, staff and owners.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apps were average but the burger and mushroom pasta dish were both amazing! The burger is in the running for the best burger in the city. Highly recommend.

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KathyC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hamburgers were wonderful as well as the cucumber drink from the bar

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vipCoreyB
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First eat in meal in three months, and enjoyed an amazing meal with great service! Felt very clean and safe, everything flowed thoughtfully. CRG is now on our top 3 list, we’ll be back soon!

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GeorgeV
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal coupled with great service. My first restaurant experience since early March, I made a wise choice as to where to begin!

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vipMichaelC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice selection of food and wine! Our server was spot on!

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Miseddie
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious as were the cocktails. Staff was very attentive and the owners even came over to chat with us. Wednesday night special is eggplant Parmesan - and it truly was special. Highly recommended.

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NancyK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fun restaurant. Eclectic menu with lots of healthy options. Been here 3 times and have loved everything I've eaten. Service is very good and meals arrive quickly.

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SarahA
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious with a gorgeous presentation. The service was also attentive and friendly.

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vipCincydiner
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food. The decor is fun and imaginative and it’s in a great location. I would highly recommend crown republic.

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MarissaR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four decided to get a variety of items from the menu, including starters, entrees and desserts. We ended up with nine different items and every single one was amazing!! We are already planning on going back to try the menu items we missed!

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vipJimR
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Chairs at the hi tops were uncomfortable. I felt like I was eating at some factory lunch room. That had really good food.

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vipJoem
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious, Megan is a wonderful waitress.

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vipGSFJRF
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I’ve really tried to find a positive in the visit, but I honestly can’t come up with one. The restaurant looked busy, so we had high hopes when we arrived, but that’s as good as it got. We tried an appetizer: Everything Knots. They didn’t feel or taste fresh, and two of them were burnt. Think frozen rolls. Not a good start. I had the Half Amish Chicken and my wife tried the Pappardelle. This was one of those times when I wish there was a salt shaker on the table so that there would be some taste, but no such luck. I ate half of it because I was hungry, but not because it tasted good. My wife ate about four bites of hers, and pushed it aside. I tried her pasta, and I pushed it aside. And, to top it all off, the wine list was weak.

There are many really good restaurants in downtown Cincinnati. This is not one of them.

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ChadS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Crown Republic and we loved it!! The flavors of all the foods were outstanding! And the craft cocktails made the meals even more enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

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AaronM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The host filled our glasses with water. We waited over 10 minutes before a waiter asked if we had been helped, which we said we had not. He gratefully took our order for a bottle of wine and we tried to start off with the Onion Soup Dumplings, but he said they were out. We ordered the Everything Knots instead. They were good. For being a scratch kitchen we expected more from this place. The food was just ok, nothing special. We both had house salads. The dressing on them was very good, but was strong and too over powering. For entree I had the Pork Milanese and it had no seasonings or spice at all, very bland. The blanched cabbage that came with it was delicious though. The spaetzel mac n cheese was just ok. My partner got the New York strip and also said it was just ok. It came with potatoes that just tasted like grease, no other flavor to them. It was a Saturday night and we know they were busy, but the service was poor. No checking to see if we wanted more wine or if we wanted dessert at all. Over all for the price point we were not impressed and expected more.

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meganm
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crown Republic never disappoints and it has bottomless mimosas until 3 on Saturdays!

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cincyguy25
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Everything was awesome, but the seats at a high-top were uncomfortable for the amount of time we had to spend in them.

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vipJCCity
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful atmosphere! Great customer service & even offered a cocktail on the house as we waited! Hannah was a great server, giving recommendations and knew the menu well! Will be back!

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vipMAriann
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Crown Republic’s food does not disappoint! You can tell you have a real chef running the kitchen. Just delightful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Will be back.

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Medcare86
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was terrific. Food amazing. Noise...higher than average. I requested a booth with a view, there was just 1 bank of windows, and was not disappointed. Menu was not extensive, but had ample offerings for wide range of palates. Will be returning during next trip to Cinciy.

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DRKANK
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is tasty. However, the menu nor the server fails to mention how big the portion sizes are. Plan on plenty of leftovers for one or possibly two more meals.

FAQs

Crown Republic - Gastropub does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Crown Republic - Gastropub also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 246-4272.

Crown Republic - Gastropub is rated 4.7 stars by 131 OpenTable diners.

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