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National Exemplar Restaurant

6880 Wooster Pike, Ste 2, Mariemont, OH 45227-4348
+1 513-271-2103
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (11 reviews)
“frittata” (4 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6880 Wooster Pike, Ste 2, Mariemont, OH 45227-4348
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Reviewed 1 week ago

everything from the ambience,food and the service is always outstanding.Esher was our waiter, and he was very patient. My guest was indecisive to say the least, but our server couldn't have been more accommodating. I love this gem, and relish my visits!

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had another wonderful meal at the Exemplar this morning. Everyone enjoyed their breakfast. The egg white Quinoa Scramble is great with a little hot sauce . It's kind of bland without . They have excellent coffee , very smooth tasting .The service could have been...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is downstairs at the Mariemont Hotel, which is very convenient. We dined out on the patio and it was lovely. The Hungarian Mushroom soup was absolutely delicious and the polenta was delightful, warm and creamy comfort food. My family enjoyed their food as...More

Thank CobbCoGA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner and breakfast at this charming restaurant while staying at the Inn. We were so pleased with dinner we came back for breakfast. Attention to detail and service was exceptional. Will dine there again.

Thank prydquist
Reviewed 15 June 2017

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 24 May 2017 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 18 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 20 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
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Mitsy B
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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