Review: Revolution Rotisserie & Bar

Happy New Year, Cincinnistas! I hope 2016 is off to a fantastic start for you!

Sorry for the long lag between posts. This has been sitting in my drafts folder for over a week, but life has been a madhouse and I’m only just getting around to hitting the Publish button!

I had the most amazing holiday break spending lots of time with family, friends, and Ryan. We wrapped up 2015 by eating lots and lots of good food, culminating in a visit to a new restaurant that has been high on our list since it first opened its doors: Revolution Rotisserie & Bar on Race Street in Over-The-Rhine. We came here for a late lunch after running errands on New Year’s Eve.

Revolution has a cool vibe – the kitchen is right next to the dining room, with glass panels so you can see the chef cooking up your food. I loved the large “REVOLUTION” sign in the dining room, and the overall aesthetic of the restaurant.

It’s a simple concept, really: Revolution Rotisserie serves up comfort food, and focuses their menu on rotisserie chicken. It was the perfect type of food for such a cold day!

We started with a half order of the Tater Tot Poutine – because POUTINE AND TATER TOTS. When our server brought the dish to our table, I literally exclaimed, “yummy!” It smelled and looked absolutely divine. Apparently, lots of people order the full version of the dish as their entree – and I can see why. The tater tots were still crispy under the creamy mozzarella, flavorful gravy, and perfectly-cooked chicken.

For our main courses, Ryan opted for the Mashed Potato Bowl with creamed corn, and I chose the Bunker Hill Pot Pie. We also ordered a side of Mac N’ Cheese – justified by the fact that we only got a half order of tots.

The Bunker Hill Pot Pie was very flavorful, with green beans, mashed potatoes, and rotisserie chicken piled high on a bed of mashed potatoes, and served with a biscuit. For me, pot pies generally need a crispy pastry – so while I thought it was good, I was wishing it was that type of pie.

The side of Mac N’ Cheese was absolute perfection. I’m dying to know which cheeses they include in their sauce. The textures were on point – the creaminess of the sauce, the perfectly-cooked noodles, and the crunch of the breadcrumbs on top made this the ideal Mac N’ Cheese in my book.

If I go back to Revolution, I am without a doubt ordering the Mashed Potato Bowl with creamed corn again. Talk about comfort food! This was everything I wanted from this restaurant and more. The dish’s foundation is a bed of mashed potatoes, with rotisserie chicken, gravy, pepperjack cheese, scallions, and bacon on top – along with the creamed corn, which is an additional charge. The flavors compliment each other so well – it’s just the perfect winter dish.

If you’re looking for a place to escape the cold and enjoy some warm, comforting food, don’t miss out on Revolution Rotisserie.

Until next time,