Celebrate the 17th anniversary of the grand reopenning of Cincinnati’s most historic and authentic German restaurant on Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30pm.
Tom Harten, the face of Mecks, will be slow roasting a pig, which will be served with sausages and sides on a buffet for $17. Also included in the $17 buffet is a drink ticket redeemable for a 1/3 liter draft beer.
And the Alpen Echos will be playing in their biergarten.
Reservations are encouraged for this event (513-221-5353).
Seventeen years ago Mecklenburg Gardens re-opened after being saved from the wrecking ball by Mid-City Developers, Chris and Tom Harten. The developers recognized that this historic restaurant had come to symbolize Cincinnati’s German heritage and was located in a vibrant community full of growth and revitalization. They restored the building to its 19th century charm with its distinctive, “biergarten” and grape trellis, indoor mahogany bar and original brass rail, intimate dining rooms and large Bier Haus. They hired culinary consultants and staff, and had a grand opening celebration in June, 1996.
In its early years, Mecklenburgs was a prominent gathering place for German immigrants and German singing societies. Today, in addition to serving the university/medical complex and our patrons throughout Zinzinnati, the restaurant continues to be a meeting and eating place for German groups like the Schlaraffia Society, the Händlmaier’s Mustard Club, the UC German Club, and the Fairvew German school. It is also noted for its German Buffet Bier Dinners, German Bier Bands, Keg Tappings, and its Midnight in Munich New Year’s Eve celebrations. It fills a unique niche in Cincinnati life.
We invite you to join the fun in June as we celebrate our heritage.