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Taste of Belgium

1133 Vine St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 USA

Closed Now
Opens Wed 7a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
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“Belgian food with a twist”

Serving the best possible waffle (we already do!) and traditional Belgian food with a local twist, relying on fresh and locally produced ingredients.

Our Belgian bistro is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. We have a full bar and have been voted Best Brunch in town by Metromix (2012) and Best New Restaurant by Cincinnati Magazine (2012). 

The restaurant also has a full line bakery and you can book the baker's table at night for parties of 8 to 14 people. 

Taste of Belgium also operates a small bakery at Findlay Market (Cincinnati, OH), North Market (Columbus, OH) and the Friendly Market (Florence, KY). 

We do not take reservation, other than for our Chef Table. The chef table sits 10-14, prix fixe only. Two seatings available daily: 6pm and 8:30pm. Although we do not take reservations, we understand the need to plan your evening and we do offer a waitlist. People on the waitlist will have priority over walk-ins. 

Our Belgian Bistro is located at the corner of 12th & Vine St. in OTR, next door to the Ensemble Theater.

We also serve breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday (7am till 3pm)

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Reviewed by
Chelsea Koglmeier

  • Foodie
  • 242 Reviews
  • 202 Helpful
March 14, 2014

Really fun place. The waffles are CLASSIC and so delicious. Food is OKAY, but it's a relaxed environment and the cost is right for a brunch/lunch spot. Love their vegetarian crepe (made with buckwheat!)

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  • 7 Reviews
  • 14 Helpful
October 26, 2014

If you want to eat here, make sure you are literally standing inside the restaurant when your table is ready. They will give away your spot if you get there 15 minutes after your table is ready because you had to wake your sleeping dining companions.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Johanna Flato

  • Expert
  • 145 Reviews
  • 100 Helpful
August 31, 2014
Rated 4.0

OK just so you know, the waffles are seriously hearty. Dense rather than light. Delicious though!! I personally am a huge fan of the 'nati savory crepe.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Stephen Rees

  • Road Warrior
  • 273 Reviews
  • 239 Helpful
August 20, 2014
Rated 4.0

Taste of Belgium has a totally cool building in a really great location. The chicken and waffles is absolutely fantastic, and the adventurous should check out the 'Nati crepe, featuring a local Cincinnati dish called "goetta" (a combo of sausage and oats). Definitely a great place for lunch, especially since the menu gets more expensive for dinner.

1 person found this review helpful

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Josh Green

  • Road Warrior
  • 144 Reviews
  • 62 Helpful
July 30, 2014
Rated 4.0

Great chicken and waffles. I'm also a huge fan of their waffle sandwiches although the waffles are small. The menu is a bit expensive for the portions, but still worth the visit. Also feature some great local beers if you go for the afternoon/dinner.

1 person found this review helpful

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  • 29 Reviews
  • 41 Helpful
July 02, 2014
Rated 4.0

Don't be afraid to mix your syrup and hot sauce if you get the chicken and waffles. They actually taste pretty good together. I'd also recommend getting their fries with sauce.

1 person found this review helpful

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Greg Newkirk

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  • 315 Reviews
  • 321 Helpful
July 01, 2014
Rated 3.0

It's pretty rare that I get a craving for waffles, but when I do, I'll head to Taste of Belgium. The waffles aren't your typical diner style fare, but rather "authentic" belgian style, meaning that they're a lot harder than you might imagine, but delicious. The chicken and waffles are pretty darn great too, but one of the menu's biggest standout items are the corn dogs, believe it or not. Most of the other stuff is just ok.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Ken Valuska

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  • 580 Reviews
  • 159 Helpful
May 09, 2014
Rated 3.0

Not a huge fan (there are better places to go in OTR) but they are really at good what you'd expect (waffles).

1 person found this review helpful

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  • 332 Reviews
  • 168 Helpful
April 20, 2014

Not a big fan of this place, I just don't get it. The furniture seems like outdoor patio furniture and the food just isn't that special or even good. The chicken for the chicken and waffles is dry, so are the omelettes and the grilled cheese is just bland.

1 person found this review helpful

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Tatiana Danger

  • Road Warrior
  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 628 Helpful
April 07, 2014
Rated 4.0

So, you should know that the waffles are very dense. These aren't the light and fluffy waffles you may be used to. With that said, I'm not a fan of the waffles and chicken, which everyone else seems to love. I prefer the vegetarian crepe and the hamburger and fries.

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Taste of Belgium

1133 Vine St
Cincinnati, Ohio
45202 USA


Closed Now
  • Mon: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue - Thu: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sun: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wifi
  • Street Parking

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