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National Exemplar Restaurant

6880 Wooster Pike, Ste 2, Mariemont, OH 45227-4348
+1 513-271-2103
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (11 reviews)
“frittata” (4 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 14:30All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
6880 Wooster Pike, Ste 2, Mariemont, OH 45227-4348
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1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast here is delicious -- everything from pancakes (large) to healthy egg options and yogurt. Service has always been great as well. Don't think of this as a "hotel restaurant" -- it is not. Outdoor tables along the sidewalk are charming in this lovely village.

Thank KellySW_00
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been around Forever. Today we had breakfast for lunch. Chocolate Chip pancakes for dad. They looked large, fluffy, and awesome. My dad said they were delish! I had a frittata which had spinach,onion, bacon in it & feta & tomatoes on top....More

Thank PattiMZ
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The National Exemplar is a great place to go after the movie. They are extraordinary in accommodating you and your friends. We were there on Friday night and I had the Roast Beef Special. It was great. My wife had the Salmon. Service was great...More

Thank jarmstr278
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Quiet, comfortable place, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Love the mushroom soup. Free parking.

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The National Exemplar is an elegant and dignified location to meet and visit with friends. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. We had a delightful brunch!

Thank karol234
Reviewed 19 April 2017

First rate breakfast. We commented on the fact the potatoes were actually hot in temperature. Every place else they're always cold. Pork sausage was unique as well.

Thank Rideman
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A special family member turned 97, and four of us celebrated with him at dinner at National Exemplar. First we spent some time looking around the historic building, especially the lobby, with its mounted heads of a bison, an elk, and a moose. Then we...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We were staying at the Mariemont Inn and decided to have our breakfast at the National Exemplar Restaurant. We both ordered the Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon. It was fantastic with just the right amount of Hollandaise sauce. It came with a side of potatoes...More

Thank 25MandM
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

In the heart of Mariemont Square The Exemplar Restaurant is attached to The Mariemont Inn. The Avocado Bacon Omelet with house made salsa & sour cream was delicious; served with an English Muffin. Instead of seasoned Potatoes you can get tossed field greens with white...More

1  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Tonight, I was glancing at my Instagram account and came across the weekly burger special at the National Exemplar Restaurant in the Mariemont Inn. It sounded and looked so good that we headed over from Kentucky. The restaurant can be entered from the Inn or...More

Thank Marilyn F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Mitsy B
do you have a menu with current prices available as I am bringing a family and would like to know what I would be spending if we bring a group
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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