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National Exemplar Restaurant

6880 Wooster Pike, Ste 2, Mariemont, OH 45227-4348
+1 513-271-2103
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (13 reviews)
“frittata” (4 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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6880 Wooster Pike, Ste 2, Mariemont, OH 45227-4348
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated a wedding anniversary with dinner here. We originally had reservations in the restaurant but heard live music coming from the bar, so we went into the bar where we were told we could order from the restaurant menu, which we did. We had...More

Thank DianaBTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant often because it is conveniently located and has a charming decor. However when it comes to food it falls well short. The menu rarely changes and after several visits it becomes increasingly difficult to find something appealing other than the...More

Thank AstuteObserver
Hannah C, Public Relations Manager at National Exemplar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining at The National Exemplar! We'd appreciate your feedback and would love to learn more about changes you think we should make. If you’d like, please contact our General Manager, Andrew, directly at (513) 271-2103. We hope to hear from you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always great food, especially breakfasts and brunches. Try the over and under egg sandwich, incredible Also great place for pork chops and specialty sandwiches, great steaks as well Be prepared to wait on sundays for brunch, very popular then but well worth it, been going...More

Thank ms2112
HannahC3294, Public Relations Manager at National Exemplar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! It is our pleasure to serve, and we love helping friends and families celebrate all sorts of special moments!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate 4 breakfasts, a couple of lunches, and two dinners here during our stay in the Mariemont Inn. The selection, presentation, service, and taste were all outstanding! I had their mushroom soup for one lunch - absolutely delicious! Every meal we ate there was...More

Thank Marlene T
HannahC3294, Public Relations Manager at National Exemplar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Marlene! It's great to hear that you had such a wonderful stay in Mariemont!

Reviewed 30 August 2018

Liked the atmosphere . Quaint town. Apparently very popular. Went with friends who come there a lot. Food was good. Did have to wait a little to be waited on. Went on a Sunday morning.I had an omelet that was good.

Thank marobertson50
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The people we were visiting brought us here Sunday morning. I loved the town, the building, and the decor. We were seated promptly, and everybody ordered a standard breakfast. The food was ok, but my waffle was tough, not crisp. The "whole hog" pork sausage...More

Thank Gatorgolfer
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

... superbly cooked to perfection. Our server Oliver directed our group of 8 through the menu and on to an excellent meal. Q-Trip: Round table for conversation to go round. Reserve it. Q-Trip: Happy hour down the hall till 6:30. Q-Trip: Special offers nightly but...More

Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We had breakfast here for the first time on a Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed it. We didn’t have to wait long at all, maybe 5 minutes and were seated at a cute table by the window. The server was great and our food was amazing....More

Thank Neekster
Reviewed 15 July 2018

My daughter's wedding was yesterday. We went to NE for brunch. I had a smoked salmon eggs Benedict. It was siply fabulous. My son had the Farmers breakfast. The food was extrodinary take on ordinary menu. My wife had crepes with berries and cream. Probably...More

1  Thank russellp117
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This place is in the Best Western hotel in s little town called Mariemont. The restaurant and service is good. Parking along the street and has free lot. Outside dining too. Family friendly and wheel chair accessible. Casual and has a bar.

Thank Judith484
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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, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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