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Best Dinner Date Spot for Picky Couples

Does any conversation lead to more Friday night fights between couples than “What do you want to eat for dinner?” If you want to avoid the culinary fallout, plan a trip to the Oakley Kitchen Food Hall. A former antique mall has been transformed into a business incubator for local food entrepreneurs. There are eight different kitchens on the first floor, with current cuisine options ranging from Hawaiian and Creole to Middle Eastern. Place your order at a stall and take your meal to one of the seating areas spread throughout (there are even outdoor picnic tables). The in-house Cutaway bar — helmed by the team behind Over-the-Rhine’s Longfellow — features beer, wine, cider, sake and fun cocktails. It’s a casual spot with plenty of dining options to accommodate any appetite. It’s also very family friendly if Friday night date night also involves the kids. oakley-kitchen.com.