I had the opportunity to go to Lachey’s for lunch the other day. Lachey’s is the Sports Bar and Grill that Nick and Drew Lachey started here in Cincinnati. If you don’t know who Drew and Nick Lachey are, well they are two of the three members of 98 Degrees. Nick has had his own reality show and Drew won a previous season of Dancing with the Stars.
So enough about them…It’s located on 12th Street in Over the Rhine in Downtown, Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s a great restaurant set up, however I did have a hard time finding the entrance. The main door is covered by a glass door that does not have a handle on the outside which made me think it was an exit only.
Once inside the ambiance was fantastic. A bit loud, but I expected as much. When being sat I realized that I was too big to fit in the booths which is a shame, but not a complete turn off. When asked for a table, we were escorted to the back of the restaurant and sat in a very mute and secluded area as if it was a late minute add on. It took all of the fun and atmosphere out of our visit. I eventually asked to be re-sat which we were. Once settled and back out in the main area with everyone else we ordered our appetizer; the chicken fingers. They were seemingly gigantic, breaded in panko breading. They were crunchy and juicy. I almost didn’t even need the sauce that was provided.
For my meal I ordered the free range turkey burger. It was made with turkey, goat cheese, roasted tomatoes, and provolone. The bun was great. It was warm and buttery, perfectly crisp. The goat cheese was so gooey and perfectly melted. The roasted tomatoes and guacamole paired with the grilled taste of the turkey was fantastic. I would give the burger a five out of 5.
The only downside to my visit over all was that the fries were extra. With that being said my overall experience, including the blunder with the seating situation I would give it a four out of five.
If you are ever in Cincinnati or looking for a great place to watch sports and grab some great food I would definitely recommend Lachey’s.