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National Exemplar Restaurant

6880 Wooster Pike, Ste 2, Mariemont, OH 45227-4348
+1 513-271-2103
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (11 reviews)
“frittata” (5 reviews)
Opens in 25 min
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6880 Wooster Pike, Ste 2, Mariemont, OH 45227-4348
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been going to the Exemplar for 30 years. I remains a favorite, although the menu has few of the dishes we have traditionally like the best. It would have been 5 stars a few years ago. The food remains good and the service capable....More

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice business dinner in an alcove in the bar area that has a fireplace. You don't have to actually dine in the restaurant in order to take advantage of the menu. Food was excellent and so was the ambience.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

going to The National Exemplar for any kind of dining is an epicurean delight not to mention adventure. Not much can top the breakfast fare and that includes hot off the griddle home fries and Glier's goetta, peerfect eggs, and as a treat: lemon ricotta...More

Thank margarethZ3248RD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three generations of our family, including very young children, enjoyed lunch at this delightful restaurant. At first glance they appear to be an adults only setting but they are also well prepared for families with high chairs, coloring activities, and a very good children's menu....More

Thank Fred A
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal, liver & onions and an English breakfast. We ate outside because it was a perfect night.

Thank galbert07
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We loved National Examplar Restaurant. It's causal and upscale at the same time. Great servers. Try it while you're traveling through the midwest. Great place to meet up with friends.

Thank FederalExpress
Reviewed 31 July 2017

National Exemplar was my wife's choice for Mother's Day brunch. We were able to sit outside because it wasn't too hot that day. She had the Bacon and Avocado Eggs Benedict and loved it. I had the Spicy Chorizo Frittata, which was good but could...More

Thank KFCincy26
Reviewed 12 July 2017

everything from the ambience,food and the service is always outstanding.Esher was our waiter, and he was very patient. My guest was indecisive to say the least, but our server couldn't have been more accommodating. I love this gem, and relish my visits!

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Had another wonderful meal at the Exemplar this morning. Everyone enjoyed their breakfast. The egg white Quinoa Scramble is great with a little hot sauce . It's kind of bland without . They have excellent coffee , very smooth tasting .The service could have been...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The restaurant is downstairs at the Mariemont Hotel, which is very convenient. We dined out on the patio and it was lovely. The Hungarian Mushroom soup was absolutely delicious and the polenta was delightful, warm and creamy comfort food. My family enjoyed their food as...More

Thank CobbCoGA
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Mitsy B
14 April 2015|
Response from Sam H | Property representative |
We apologize for the delay in contacting you and our email settings have been adjusted so we receive requests from TripAdvisor more quickly. Yes, you can find our most current menus online at our website, National... More
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Restaurant Details

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