Cuisine & Cocktails

Indulge in world class fare and drinks.

Enjoy dining at the Mariemont Inn at the National Exemplar restaurant featuring American-style cuisine in a spacious dining room or relaxing outdoor patio. Just off the lobby is Southerby’s Pub which serves a wide range of craft beers, seasonal cocktails, and wines by the glass and bottle in a relaxing and cozy ambiance. In close proximity to the Inn are a number of restaurants, cafes and desert options to suit every palate.

The National Exemplar

The National Exemplar restaurant is a long-time mainstay of the Mariemont community serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner and boasts roaring fireplaces, wood paneled dining rooms and terrific outdoor dining. The menu is complemented by a wine list of exceptional value including an outstanding selection of wines by the glass.

Southerby's Bar

Southerby’s, located off the lobby, offers light dining and a cozy place to have a drink. This unique bar features oversized chairs overlooking one of the original 1920’s fireplaces. In the morning settle down in an over-stuffed sofa and savor a drink with the locals in this intimate lobby bar. 

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday – Saturday: 4pm – Close

Sunday – Tuesday: Closed

The Quarter Bistro offers an award-winning combination of seasonal cuisine and sophisticated ambiance in a comfortable setting for both an extravagant night on the town or a relaxing afternoon on our enchanting patio. 

The Emery is a one-of-a-kind urban dining experience in the heart of our charming historic neighborhood.  With a menu for everyone, but a passion for seafood, it is Mariemont’s newest restaurant addition. 

Dilly Bistro is a full-service, contemporary American bistro-style eatery featuring a bottle shop which is consistently lauded as having one of the best and most diverse selections of wine anywhere.

LaRosa’s Pizzeria is a popular local pizzeria that offers a wide selection of LaRosa family recipes, from our famous pizza and hoagies to pasta, salads and more. This location specializes in pickup and carryout but also offers a cozy dining area. 

Mio’s Pizzeria has been serving delicious food to families throughout the Greater Cincinnati Area for over 40 years. Stop by and enjoy their Original Crust Speciality Pizzas and Famous Stuffed Pizzas.

Starbucks Coffee offers fresh-roasted whole bean coffees, hot and iced espresso beverages coffee and non-coffee blended beverage, premium teas, fine pastries and other delectable treats. 

Sweeterie Bakery specializes in exceptional cupcakes and cookies since 2009. All of their delicious treats are made from scratch using only the finest local and imported ingredients.

Graeter’s Ice Cream is one of the most iconic local brands that defines the Cincinnati food scene. They feature a seasonal menu of unique ice cream flavors, baked goods, and candies.  

Meetings & Events

The Chess Room

The National Exemplar offers excellent private dining rooms, perfect for your next event. Whether it’s a dinner with loved ones or colleagues, a rehearsal dinner, business meeting or other celebration, our talented staff will take care to ensure your private event is perfect. The Chess Room offers an intimate, private dining experience for up to 14 guests. 

weddings & Ceremonies

The Tudor Room

The Tudor Room offers customizable menus for any occasion, including sit-down and buffet dining, cocktail receptions, happy hour parties and fully customizable menus for up to 40 guests. The Tudor Room is located adjacent to the National Exemplar restaurant and offers a separate entrance and reception area.

Host with us

A memorable space for your next event.

If you are interested in hosting an event with us please fill out the form and we will be in touch with you soon. We look forward to helping you host an unforgettable experience for your next event, meeting, or banquet. All event inquiries may be also be sent to the National Exemplar at [email protected].

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Our commitment:

During this extremely tough time, we are taking care of our guests like our own family by implementing Best Western Hotels & Resorts' industry-leading cleaning program: WE CARE CLEAN.

Our staff thoroughly clean and disinfect every room with trusted Proctor and Gamble cleaning chemicals listed by the EPA as a recommended cleaning agents used against COVID-19. We also use electrostatic sprayers, disinfectant sprays and wipes on all high touch point areas.

Our in-house restaurant, The National Exemplar, is open to our hotel guests for dine-in (including patio dining) as well as for carryout orders during breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Spring Refresh

The Main Dining Room and Main Bar will be temporarily closed June 6th to June 9th as we refresh the restaurant to "Make it Better for You". We will resume normal hours of operations June 10th. We have prepared alternative options for guests during this time.

With Love from the Mariemont Inn!

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or craving a relaxing solo escape, we have you covered with this limited time offer!

*Offer valid from 2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021