Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Moerlein Lager House

Moerlein Lager House
115 Joe Nuxhall Way
Tel: 513-421-2337

As much as I love beer - and Christian Moerlein in particular - I cannot recommend the new Moerlein Lager House to readers of this blog because of the abysmal vegetarian selections on the menu. We eagerly visited on opening day Monday, and what a disappointment! Vegans get diddly - not even a salad, and vegetarians are relegated to appetizers: parmesan garlic fries ($7), a plate of soft pretzels with a gloppy Velveeta-style cheese sauce (not vegetarian!) and horseradish sauce ($7), deep-fried pickles ($8), or lager bread ($7). The caprese flatbread ($9) is the lone veggie entree on the lunch menu; there isn't anything at all on the dinner menu. It's a real shame that the signature restaurant at The Banks didn't take us into consideration.

The building is lovely, the view amazing and the beer is awesome. Just don't plan on having a meal there if you don't eat meat.
Moerlein Lager House (open 2/2012) on Urbanspoon


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up! Sounds like Applebee's with better beer. It will be a miss for me. Too bad!

I went to the Hoffbrau house in Newport a couple of weeks ago and even they had veggie options.

Veggie Option said...

Haha - Applebee's with better beer is a GREAT description. Spot on.

liz said...

you will be pleased (?) to know that there is now one single lonely vegetarian item on the dinner menu. it's some kind of pasta dish. still a lackluster showing in my opinion. i thought the food in general was just blah.

Jess said...

hey! good news! i went there for the second time tonight, and they had 2 veggie options, including a pretty darn good tofu dish (i think the other one was a veggie burger)! i appreciate the fact that they have filled the vegetarian void. maybe it would be worth a second review? :-)