Best Of 2021

Best Upscale Riff on a Classic 3-Way: Khora

After landing on both Food & Wine and Vogue magazines’ lists of the “most anticipated” American restaurant openings of 2020, Khora opened its doors inside of downtown’s Kinley Hotel this past fall. The restaurant offers “modern pasta dishes and small plates with a Midwest sensibility,” which includes a Cincinnati-style 3-way made with lamb ragù. A sophisticated take on the comfort food, this dish has a hearty, yet playful sauce with perfectly al dente gemelli noodles and is topped with a caramelized goat cheese. khorarestaurant.com.