545 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, United States
Review №1

Ok spot for American food. I love this place always quality food & service. Certainly worth going back to.

Review №2

Great happy hour specials! Apps were 50% off and Miller High Life was $1 or $2....I don't remember. We ordered the cheese curds which were really good! The dipping sauce that comes with them is unique and delicious. We also ordered their burger special that had sauerkraut and while it was good, it seemed pricey for what we got. We also had the rosemary garlic fries but didn't really care for those. I would come back, especially for the $5 Americano Burger special.

Review №3

American food and the atmosphere at this place is excellent. I've had nothing but enjoyable experiences here and plan to keep visiting. Prices are appropriate. Feeling here is like a restaurant in Fort Worth I liked.

Review №4

FANTASTIC, simple burger, but the kitchen was sloooow....

Review №5

This is the perfect place for a burger, fries, and beer if that's your thing. It was a nice place with good food. I wished there was more variety of beers on tap, but regardless, I had a good experience. The staff was attentive, the food was delicious, it was in a nice downtown Cincinnati location too. We saw a couple of different groups there, which speaks to the good atmosphere with the right balance of drinks and quality food.

Review №6

Great place and location. Tuesday burgers $5, Awesome deal. Wednesday wing day. Food was very good and very enjoyable atmosphere. The waiter was upbeat which helps alot. Overall very good place to eat.

Review №7

I found the burgers, fries, onion rings, etc. not very noteworthy honestly. I've had tastier experiences at Burger King and Steak N' Shake. The hot deconstructed dogs however are very good. Far superior to the over hyped and overwrought ones at The Senate. Order one. You'll thank me later.

Review №8

Overshadowed by Maplewood, this gastroeconomic staple shines in it's own right. Delicious on-the-cob parmesean corn charred perfectly set the tone for our meal. The fried chicken sandwich was done beautifully, moist but crisp. The whole theme is every American which cannot go wrong.'Merica.

Review №9

I stopped in for a late night burger at Americano. I ate my burger at the bar and it was delicious. My server was the bartender and she was great in explaining the menu options. I'd definitely stop in again the next time in Cincinnati.

Review №10

I admire this spot! They offer high quality dishes, their menu is rich, The chief cook in that spot is a real authority in the kitchen, I enjoy a lot tasting all their dishes. The food is always fresh, the attitude towards the customers is friendly. I frequently visit this restaurant and I was never unsatisfied. I recommend this place.

Review №11

This place has fresh cut fries like penn station and the burgers are so good! I had the Turkey burger and the Mexican burger and they were both superb. House dressing on the salad was a nice sour balsamic. Highly recommend stopping in. The bloody Mary was pretty salty but they also have a memosa bar and plenty of craft beers.

Review №12

Isaiah is an amazing server. Definitely made our experience enjoyable and memorable. Will definitely come back. Great conversation, personality, and didn't need to ask for any refills. You won't be disappointed, just ask for Isaiah.

Review №13

It took 20 minutes to get seated. Another 20 minutes to get It took 40 minutes to get our Waters. Another 20 minutes later they took our orders. And another 20 minutes after that we finally got our beers. And the wait continued. The food was good, but the service leaves a lot to be desired! Make sure you have a few hours, because even on a slow night they just don't seem to know how to serve in an efficient manner. All of the small tables got served very quickly. End tables larger than us that came even before us still hadn't gotten their beers by the time we finished our meal. It's almost as if they served you in the order of the smallest table first. Those of us who had six or more in our group had to wait hours.The waitress gave us plenty of apologies, but never once came back to see if we wanted another beer.She's going to starve to death if she's relying on tips

Review №14

I prefer this restaurant very much. theres a happy atmosphere. The cuisine is good. the service is powerful and the crew is well trained. The pay is fair. extremely recommend.

Review №15

The rosemary garlic fries are great. Service was good. Really dig the american flag made out of beer cans on the ceiling

Review №16

Tasty burger and fries. Mayo was a little thin. Beer selection was decent. They have a shuffleboard.

Review №17

Garrett was a very good and attentive server! Everything I needed was there before I even had to ask! First trip here & it definitely won't be the last!! Very pleased

Review №18

Americano calls itself a burger bar, but they have more than just burgers to offer. My family and I visited on a random Saturday evening while we happened to be downtown for a sporting event. We arrived at 5:30 to find no wait for a table, which was good for us as we were somewhat in a hurry.They are located on Race street just a block away from fountain square. They have a small patio space and a much larger inside dining area. There is a somewhat large bar that flanks the northern wall and booths fill the majority of the remaining space.The kitchen occupies the western portion of the restaurant. It is open air and view-able from the majority of the restaurant. We happened to be sitting within close view, which provided a little entertainment/distraction for our elementary aged children.We all split an order of pretzel and beer cheese to get started. The pretzel was of good quality and I loved the beer cheese. It was a little too spicy for the kids though, but they were happy to enjoy the pretzel on its own.Though there isn't a kid's menu posted on their website, they do offer a variety of selections for the little ones. My son enjoyed the plain cheese burger ($6) along with a side of fries ($4). My daughter had the kids mac n cheese ($5). Only tried the fries, which were freshly fried and cooked to perfection!My choice for dinner was the grilled spicy chicken sandwich with pepperjack cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo, and jalapeno aioli ($13). I upgraded the included side of fries to hand battered onion rings ($3). I really enjoyed the chicken sandwich and the onion rings were obviously hand breaded and fried to order. Delicious!My wife enjoyed the housemade veggie burger patty of farro cannellini beans, topped with caramelized onions, brie, tomato, arugula, and mayo ($13). The farm greens side salad was included and was fresh and of decent size. The veggie burger was outstanding and we really enjoyed the toppings as well.Overall we had a very nice dinner at Americano. The prices are a little higher than normal, but that often comes with an excellent location downtown. This will not be a monthly stop for us, but we will definitely be back in the future.

Review №19

Amazing burgers, homemade fries, cool atmosphere except for the squeaky stools.

Review №20

Great service the Male manager was very kind and accommodating.

Review №21

I don't remember the name of one of the happy hours drinks but It was blue... I just loved it and you will too I'm sure !

Review №22

The food was great. I had the vegetarian burger and I loved it. We had a fun and friendly server and the drinks were good too. Highly recommended, will definitely go back.

Review №23

Awesome food, really cool atmosphere & a great staff.

Review №24

Great food, nice staff. Waking distance from the hotels. Highly recommend.

Review №25

The atmosphere is very friendly. The food tastes fantastic. We went back a 2nd night to eat the Wisconsin cheese Curds!!

Review №26

Spicy grilled chicken sandwich is amazing! I'm definitely going back to have another. The only negative is that they aren't open on Mondays.

Review №27

THE PORKOPOLIS with Double crispy bacon and double sharp  cheddar with lettuce, tomato, mayo and fries that taste as the famous Penn Station fries. Truly amazing, the staff were friendly and quick on the orders. Bath design a must see, real creativity. Thumbs up

Review №28

Really delicious burger! Ordered the Americano. Delicious. The fries were also crispy and we'll seasoned. We also had cheese curds. They were fried up great; crispy on the outside and nice and warm and awesome as they should be.

Review №29

Great service. Great food. Great prices.

Review №30

Absolutely love this place! Came in from Arizona last night and have had the best experience ever. Adrienne, Zak and Taylor are all fantastic, along with the rest of the staff. And praise to the cooks!! Fantastic!!

Review №31

We walked into an already packed Americano on a busy night following the Cincy Comic Expo. Krista, while visually stressed, she was amazing at accommodating all of us there! She earned a big round of appreciative applause from my group.The food was great. It came out hot, and timely given the sheer number of people and orders present. Management, be proud of your team. The represented you very well

Review №32

I come here almost every time I'm in town especially on Tuesdays. Good food and atmosphere are great but can't give it 5 stars due to the fact they can't seem to figure out what prompt service is. It's self seating and if you're by yourself and not at the bar you might as well be invisible. Wait staff is always nice and friendly once the finally get to you but I wish they would improve on this.

Review №33

Waiters need work on the knowledge of the menu however fried chicken sandwich and the Caesar salad are delicious.

Review №34

Awesome burgers and fries! Awesome staff!

Review №35

Great burger flavors, top notch milkshake! fries were good. Not too bad of service for being crazy busy in cinci Saturday night.

Review №36

Great, attentive service. I enjoyed my veggie burger and fries

Review №37

We celebrated my sister In law 40th birthday here and the service was excellent. The manager Taylor and the whole staff was soooo accommodating. The chef even came out cut the cake for us. I will definitely be back. Thanks Taylor and staff!!!!!

Review №38

Great beer selection. Delicious meats, specifically their wings that fell right off the bone. Affordable

Review №39

We live in Detroit americano was in walking distance for us from our hotel. Our server gave us a few great ideas to order prices were reasonable, food was fresh and hot. Beer was $15 a bucket for domestic. Noticed the manager was very active in the going on in the restaurant. Enjoyed it very much

Review №40

Great place to grab a bite to eat and priced just right!

Review №41

I had the 16 pieces bbq chicken on Wednesday during happy hour. Its half price. It's a great modern atmosphere restaurant and good service. I ordered half chicken with bbq sauce and other half chicken with miso sauce but the miso bbq sauce ran out and bbq sauce was strong.

Review №42

Uncomplicated mix of bar, beers, wines, pub grub with very fine burgers. Good staff and comfy ambience especially with the huge windows. Has sidewalk seating as well.

Review №43

Great well made burgers, convenient to just about everything, either the banks or OTR. Ignore the interior decorations, stay and love the local beer list and great food.

Review №44

Big, messy, delicious sandwiches. I had a fried chicken sandwich that was one of the best I've had. My friend had a burger she said was fantastic.

Review №45

Very good burger place. Good service. Good atmosphere!

Review №46

Good food. No problems and fast service. Nice atmosphere.

Review №47

Decent burger and beer menu. Service was attentive and fast. Worth another try.

Review №48

Fantastic place! Love the environment, music, and more importantly... The food is great and we'll priced!However, just a few small suggestions for management.1). Fifty cents for barbecue sauce? I feel like barbecue sauce is a comodity for a burger. Seems like a cheap upcharge. Just mark up the food accordingly and don't charge for it. I hate paying for things like that when I assume it's free2.) Don't allow staff to dry silverware in the main area and stand up tables. Loud, too close to the tables and just tacky.That being said, this place is awesome!!! I would recommend it and would return.3).

Review №49

Burgers and sides are great and reasonably priced for a downtown Cincinnati location!

Review №50

Waitress was amazingly kind. Loved the atmosphere and the burger was fantastic. Well worth the money I paid. The drinks were good. While the initial layout was a little confusing because I missed the wait to be seated sign (my fault), the rest of the experience was excellent and this place was originally recommended through a coworker. Will continue to pass the recommendation!

Review №51

Really cool place. Great atmosphere, food and drinks. Would definitely eat there again if given the chance

Review №52

They have a nice variety of draft and bottled beers. I had a spicy chicken sandwich which was quite good and huge. The wife enjoyed her veggie burger and we split an order of the best onion rings ever.

Review №53

Corbin was absolutely amazing! Give him a raise! Impeccable service and always great food, thank you a lot guys! See you soon

Review №54

Nice staff, the veggie burger was made with white beans and was delicious. Different than many other veggie burgers I've had. I plan on going back!

Review №55

Don't go unless you like burgers. The burgers are outstanding! I had the wings on the side. The wings are a nontraditional dry rub, and wonderful! Not cheap for burgers, when you have to order your sides separate, but well worth the money.

Review №56

UPDATEWow, glad I gave this place another shot. It's always hard to believe a burger can be so different depending on where you go. The cajun fries were amazing as well. What's most impressive is the service recieved...not many managers or people would reach out and try to fix the experience. Very impressed and hope to come back for a happy hour or to try the milkshakes or dinner or all three! Thanks, Zak -- you have made a lasting impression.ORIGINALWaited over an hour for food that never came. Left as I had a meeting to attend. I understand things get busy, especially with burger week, but some transparency would be nice on how long it will take for food to be finished. I informed them to cancel my order and they seemed understanding at least, does not change the experience.Summary: Avoid for lunch during work day due to time constraints, I cannot comment on the quality of the food.

Review №57

Really yummy burger! I got the bbq burger and it was delicious, I'd say this is one of the best burgers in Cincinnati.

Review №58

Great food. Very slow service.

Review №59

Great food, service and atmosphere. The servers are very engaging.

Review №60

This restaurant has come a long way since they first opened I highly recommend when you're in town for a quick bite to stop by for a good burger the street corn appetizer was fantastic with a Mayo parmesan paprika base it was very delightful to the taste buds the service was fantastic and I look forward to stopping back in the summer time to enjoy the outdoor patio. I would like to be able to get the burgers done medium or rare. The Porkopolis burger with bacon and cheese was very good and add egg to it. If you cant make it in to visit in person you can get them delivered via the UberEats app.

Review №61

We return this sunday for another excellent burger

Review №62

The service was not very good, this could be due to understaffing at the time. however I did enjoy the food. And the bathrooms were clean. So that's good.

Review №63

I was in town for a conference, and it was hard to find a good place for lunch near the convention center. This place is comfortable, the staff is great and the food was really good! I went back for dinner, and had one of the best fried chicken sandwiches I have had in a long time. Everything had a creative twist and was obviously freshly made. If I'm back on Cincinnati I will visit again for sure!

Review №64

Great burgers...wonderful STAFF...EVEN MORE AWESOME BARTENDERS! fantastic all round..Cant beat the $5 tues burgers either!Delicious jalapeno margheritas- they do great with special requests!

Review №65

Great atmosphere to be surrounded by. I came here a year ago because I was in town and had time to just hang out. Ended up sitting at the bar for a few hours. They make a phenomenal bourbon cream vanilla milkshake that kept me very happy. A year later I return and have some awesome food, another amazing milkshake, and I'm surrounded by very relaxing electronic/alternative music. The staff was friendly and very easy to talk around and all around I have had to phenomenal experiences here. The manager really does a great job with the place. If you stop in tell him I sent you, he's the one with the “twinkle” under his eye

Review №66

Food and service are both very hit or miss. when it is good it is very very good, but when it is off it is too overpriced. One of the best Veggie burger I have had!

Review №67

Best burgers (Mexicano burger) wings are so good with flavor. came back twice in one day for it. The staff and manager (Zachary) very kind, helpful . Would gladly be back again....

Review №68

Great atmosphere. Excellent Burger. Very healthy portion of fry's. Decent prices and great service. I had the Queen City Burger which had a Big Mac type sauce but way better. Both people I went with had the Americano burger and both were very satisfied. I would definitely go again and would highly recommend if you are downtown and want a Burger and fries.

Review №69

Burger is too small to be so high. Onion rings were ok, just not as I remember them, or have since had better. Wings were tough. Rub flavor? Meh. I probably won't return. Found better burgers, wings n rings. Their Tuesday $5 Burger day is probably the most worthy time to patronize.

Review №70

The customer service is regularly swift, great mood, very welcoming employees. Will return here again when I get in town.

Review №71

Perfect burgers, great happy hour deals and good cocktails. Servers are friendly and quick.

Review №72

Order:Rafa's Guac and Chips and a Strawberry LemonadeHere's my TASTY review.Time:5:30PM, SaturdayAtmosphere:Casual and relaxed.Service:Super friendly. Our waitress was great.Thoughts:Great patio to stop by on a nice hot day. Inside, big open space. Great place to get together with friends for drinks and a bite.Yum Factor:Chips were a little too salty for my liking and guac, a little lacking in flavor but the strawberry lemonade was super delish.Therefore, I give Americano a YUMM out of YUMMY.

Review №73

The food and service were great. Appreciate the great place for a late night eat!

Review №74

Soooooo good. Everything was delicious.

Review №75

The atmosphere was loud but good. The burgers were delicious. The staff was very friendly. My only complaint- the kitchen service was very slow.

Review №76

They have done some menu improvements, and they have been very successful. Fries have been coming out fresh and hot, not cold and hard. Its a shame they took the draft root beer off the menu. Otherwise the food is great and so is the service.

Review №77

Had the hot dog-superb. Fries were great. The Americano burger, average at best. That's a generous rating for the burger in my book. We did like the atmosphere though.

Review №78

Excellent food, large portions and great service. Loved the Chopped Chicken Salad!

Review №79

Went there for restaurant week. I had the pretzel with beer cheese as an app. The main course was a burger and fries. Then the dessert was a root beer float.We received our desserts before we even received our apps. My friends has the chips and guac. Both were really good.My burger was good and the fries were okay. Nothing to write home about.I loved the look of the restaurant.Overall, I would go back if my friends wanted too but definitely not my pick.

Review №80

The best street corn i even had

Review №81

Really friendly staff. The dry rub wings were great, the Boston corn chowder was delicious, and my friend's chicken sandwich was huge.

Review №82

Great food, great service.

Review №83

Enormous juicy burgers. Normally burger place burn them to with in an inch of life. These were so good but very greasy (meh you can't have it both ways lol). A little pricey it was 20 just for myself.

Review №84

I went there on a Wednesday for a work dinner and it was fabulous. The food was good and the happy hour was sooo good!

Review №85

Jake was amazing!!!! Food was great! Over all a great experience!!!

Review №86

Service was good. Prices were decent. Food was terrible.

Review №87

The wings are pretty good. Dry rub has a robust flavor and perfectly charred. The Mexican Burger is flavorful but tastes like a frozen party. I always order it medium and no matter what, the burger is always well-done. Overall, the food is pretty good and I do recommend Americano Burger to many people.However, the major drawback of Americano is the restroom. The men's restroom is not clean, smells like urine, and lacks paper towels. You are unable to wash and dry your face due to the lack of paper towels in the restroom. The hand air dryer quickly dries your hands; however, without paper towels, and no hand sanitizer outside of the restroom area, there is no way to open the dirty bathroom door without recontaminating your hand. It is recommended that a foot door opener be installed to open the door or install paper towels so people can wash and dry their face and hands and safely exit the restroom without picking up germs.

Review №88

Lovely and cohesive decor, “seat yourself” option during happy hour, lovely bartender/waitress who was more than willing to answer all our questions. Quick food service, all made to order. Would definitely come back!

Review №89

Great burger and fries. Been here several times think it is the best in the city. Great beer selection.

Review №90

We went here on a Sunday because it was the only place without a wait. Ordered a breakfast sandwich for $10 that was literally just the sandwich, no sides or anything. It also took about 20 minutes between the time we ordered and when they delivered the food. Would not recommend. Overpriced and just ok food. Service was good though.

Review №91

Service was good, quiet for saturday lunchtime ... only one vegan option.

Review №92

My first time there & it was good. Good atmosphere, good crowd... I would definitely recommend

Review №93

Surprised by all the good reviews. The menu looks nicer than it is, got the impression everything was served on a frozen burger from cisco. The bar is nice but at $7/beer you can do better on the same block. Staff was great though.Also cool urinals.

Review №94

Had the spicy chicken sandwich with salad which was pretty good. Decor is pretty cool here. I would consider coming back but the other reviews about bugs and cleanliness definitely make me think twice.

Review №95

Great salad! Burgers and fries looked better though. Lol! I'm trying to watch what i eat.

Review №96

The food and atmosphere were great. It was a little pricey, however, you do not walk away hungry.

Review №97

Visit 1- on Saturday, freaking awesome.Visits 2 and 3- I have come to accept that this city has horrible service in general and this establishment is the worse. Must be a trend after reading another review. Just wait forever for everything.

Review №98

Americano is a really solid burger restaurant when wanting to get a good beer deal and good burger.

Review №99

Just got off the phone, was told the kitchen was closed but its only 10:15 and the kitchen closes at 11 p.m according to the website.. I jus feel as if it was very uncalled for and inconvenient.

Review №100

Good burgers and large beer list.

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  • Address:545 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, United States
  • Site:
  • American restaurant
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:Closed
  • Tuesday:11AM–11PM
  • Wednesday:11AM–11PM
  • Thursday:11AM–11PM
  • Friday:11AM–2AM
  • Saturday:10AM–2AM
  • Sunday:Closed
Service options
  • Outdoor seating:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Delivery:No
  • Dine-in:No
  • Sports:Yes
  • Women-Led:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible elevator:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Cocktails:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Happy hour drinks:Yes
  • Happy hour food:Yes
  • Hard liquor:Yes
  • Late-night food:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Seating:Yes
  • Bar onsite:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • College students:Yes
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Debit cards:Yes
  • Credit cards:Yes
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