New Seafood-Leaning Restaurant The Emery to Open in Mariemont

The new seafood spot is slated to open this Septmeber

Photo: Nancy Parrott

UPDATE: As a result of COVID pushbacks, the restaurant is now slated to open this fall — possibly September. And Mark Bodenstein will now be the opening Executive Chef instead of Jared Bennett.

A new restaurant is coming to historic Mariemont Square. The Emery, located at 6914 Wooster Pike, will be a "polished casual full-service restaurant, with a seafood-leaning menu," according to a release from Looking Glass Hospitality Group.

Slated to open this spring, Jared Bennett, formerly of Metropole at 21c and Karrikin, will act as executive chef, with Mark Bodenstein (S.W. Clyborne Provision & Spirits, Piccolo Casa, Via Vite) as corporate development chef. In addition to seafood, the menu will feature "fare from the garden and farm" as well as a hearty wine list, craft cocktails and craft beer. 

“We are really excited to bring this concept to Mariemont Square,” says Scott Schmidt, founder of Looking Glass Hospitality Group, in the release. “Renovation has begun and our culinary team is in the beginning stages of menu development. As with all of our restaurants, everything will be fresh and made in house. We can’t wait to be part of the Mariemont community.” 

The two-story space will offer more than 5,700 square feet with a casual pub and patio on the first floor and a dining room and private space on the second. The Drawing Dept and designer Erin Schmidt are working on the design.

Looking Glass Hospitality Group also owns Tahona Kitchen + Bar, S.W. Clyborne and Fretboard Brewing & Public House in Hamilton.

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*A previous version of this story listed Fretboard Brewing instead of Fretboard Brewing & Public House

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