April 01, 2021

Inside Mariemont's Sophisticated Seafood-Centric Eatery The Emery

Looking Glass Hospitality Group — the team behind TAHONA Kitchen+Bar, S.W. Clyborne Provision & Spirits, Fretboard Brewing & Public House and Toast & Berry — opened their latest restaurant in December 2020 in Mariemont Square. Described as a "polished-casual" restaurant, "the menu is seafood-leaning but also includes fare from the garden and farm," says a release. The 5,800-square-foot eatery features a second-floor dining room and cocktail lounge with a first-floor pub and outdoor patio. It also features a saltwater aquarium as a "centerpiece" on the second floor. Paul Miranda, recently corporate chef for Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood, serves as executive chef, with menu development assistance from VP of Culinary Will Wadsworth and Corporate Development Chef Mark Bodenstein. Dishes listed on the current menu include hamachi crudo, beet and mushroom tartare, crab-crusted Lake Erie walleye, clam chowder, cauliflower steak and shrimp tagliatelle. There's also a petite menu of desserts including gluten-free donut holes with caramel and chocolate sauce. The Emery says everything is made in-house with a focus on sustainable sourcing. “We know where all of the seafood comes from and will never serve anything that’s overfished or out of season," says Wadsworth. The eatery also offers a large wine list, signature cocktails and local craft brews. The Emery is located at 6914 Wooster Pike, Mariemont. Reservations can be made online at EmeryMariemont.com or via the RESY app.
Photos by Hailey Bollinger and Danielle Schuster
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Exterior of The Emery
Hailey Bollinger and Danielle Schuster
Exterior of The Emery
First level dining room and bar
Hailey Bollinger and Danielle Schuster
First level dining room and bar
Dining room features window to kitchen
Hailey Bollinger and Danielle Schuster
Dining room features window to kitchen
Spread of dishes available from The Emery
Hailey Bollinger and Danielle Schuster
Spread of dishes available from The Emery
Inside Mariemont's Sophisticated Seafood-Centric Eatery The Emery
Hailey Bollinger and Danielle Schuster
The bar
Hailey Bollinger and Danielle Schuster
The bar
Lemon Meringue cocktail: Caravella Limoncello, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and heavy cream?
Hailey Bollinger and Danielle Schuster
Lemon Meringue cocktail: Caravella Limoncello, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and heavy cream?
Looking upstairs to second floor
Hailey Bollinger and Danielle Schuster
Looking upstairs to second floor
Second floor bar
Hailey Bollinger and Danielle Schuster
Second floor bar
Beet and mushroom tartare (vegetarian/gluten-free): lemon aioli, horseradish and housemade potato chips
Hailey Bollinger and Danielle Schuster
Beet and mushroom tartare (vegetarian/gluten-free): lemon aioli, horseradish and housemade potato chips