Best Of 2023

Chef Jeff Harris brings a taste of New Orleans to Over-the-Rhine with his restaurant Nolia, which recently garnered a James Beard nomination for the best new restaurant in the nation. Located in the space that formerly held another James Beard-recognized eatery, Please, Nolia’s shotgun-style, open kitchen puts out a seasonally changing menu that reflects Harris’ childhood. Tapping into the cuisines of the Big Easy — specifically the Ninth Ward — as well as Texas and the Carolinas, diners will find the chef’s versions of classics like hush puppies and skillet cornbread, plus entrees like duck and oyster gumbo, an amazing vegetarian hoppin’ john and beef grillades with grits. And in true Gulf fashion, there’s also a raw bar. Get an order of oysters with tasso mignonette, marinated crab claws or peel-and-eat shrimp with cocktail sauce — or combine all three in the Ba Kri Twa. No matter what you order, make sure you ask for a side of the housemade hot sauce. noliakitchen.com.

Eats

Eats
Here are the 2023 Best Of Cincinnati® Reader and Staff Pick winners for Eats.

  1. Ichiban Japanese Restaurant

  2. Cloud 9 Sushi

  3. Kanji OTR

  4. E+O Kitchen

  5. Wabi Sabi

  6. Izen’s Drunken Bento

  7. Wild Ginger

  8. Teak OTR

  9. Green Papaya

  10. Kyoto Japanese Cuisine


  1. Mazunte

  2. Agave & Rye

  3. Condado Tacos

  4. Tortilleria Garcia

  5. Bakersfield

  6. OLLA Taqueria Gutierrez

  7. Texas Joe Tex-Mex

  8. Gomez Salsa

  9. La Mexicana Restaurant

  10. Frida 602


  1. Dewey's Pizza

  2. Eli's BBQ

  3. City Barbeque

  4. Gomez Salsa

  5. Mazunte

  6. Pig Candy BBQ

  7. Lucius Q

  8. Currito

  9. Good Plates Eatery

  10. Revolution Rotisserie


  1. Churchill's Fine Teas

  2. Jungle Jim's International Market

  3. Mom 'n 'em Coffee & Wine


  1. Teak OTR

  2. Thai Express

  3. Green Papaya

  4. Wild Ginger

  5. Thai Taste

  6. Bangkok Bistro

  7. Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine

  8. Thai Namtip

  9. Mai Thai Restaurant TIE

  10. Siam Orchid TIE

  11. Asiana Thai & Sushi


  1. Aladdin’s Eatery

  2. Melt Revival

  3. Loving Hut

  4. Rooted Juicery + Kitchen

  5. Harmony Plant Fare

  6. W Bar + Bistro

  7. Tuba Baking Co.

  8. Condado Tacos

  9. Café Alma

  10. Good Plates Eatery


  1. Tickle Pickle

  2. Krueger's Tavern

  3. Nine Giant

  4. Nation Kitchen & Bar

  5. Arthur's

  6. Dead Low Brewing

  7. Goose & Elder

  8. Taste of Belgium

  9. W Bar + Bistro

  10. Maplewood Kitchen and Bar


  1. Pho Lang Thang

  2. Wild Ginger

  3. DOPE! Asian Street Fare

  4. Saigon Noodle Bar

  5. Pho Kimmy

  6. Saigon Subs and Rolls

  7. Pho96

  8. Pho Viet

  9. iPho Vietnamese Cuisine

  10. Pholicious


  1. Incline Public House

  2. Primavista

  3. Montgomery Inn Boathouse

  4. Moerlein Lager House

  5. City View Tavern

  6. The Chart House

  7. The View at Shires' Garden

  8. Eighteen at the Radisson

  9. Le Bar a Boeuf

  10. Via Vite


  1. Jeff Ruby's The Precinct

  2. Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

  3. Sotto

  4. Ivory House

  5. Pepp & Delores

  6. Dewey's Pizza

  7. Boca

  8. Abigail Street

  9. Losanti

  10. Tuba Baking Co.


  1. Montgomery Inn Boathouse

  2. Cabana on the River

  3. Moerlein Lager House

  4. Buckhead Mountain Grill

  5. Chart House

  6. The Monkey Bar & Grille

  7. Pirates Cove Tropical Bar and Grill

  8. Sinners & Saints

  9. Skipper's on the River

  10. Eighteen at the Radisson


  1. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

  2. Ripple Wine Bar

  3. Sotto


  1. Sixteen Bricks

  2. Blue Oven Bakery

  3. Servatii Pastry Shop & Deli

  4. Allez Bakery

  5. North College Hill Bakery

  6. Wyoming Pastry Shop

  7. Baker's Table Bakery

  8. North South Baking Co.

  9. Breadsmith

  10. El Camino Baking Co.


  1. The BonBonerie

  2. Servatii Pastry Shop & Deli

  3. Brown Bear Bakery

  4. North College Hill Bakery

  5. Wyoming Pastry Shop

  6. The Cheesecakery

  7. Cafe Mochiko

  8. North South Baking Co.

  9. Happy Chicks Bakery

  10. Makers Bakers Co.


  1. Five Guys Burgers & Fries

  2. BRU Burger Bar

  3. Culver’s

  4. Red Robin

  5. Frisch's

  6. Smashburger

  7. Gold Star Chili

  8. Freddy's

  9. The Rusty Bucket

  10. Swensons Drive-In


  1. Zip's Café

  2. Tickle Pickle

  3. Nation Kitchen & Bar

  4. Turf Club

  5. Quatman Cafe

  6. Bard's Burgers & Chili

  7. Sammy's Craft Burgers & Beers TIE

  8. Arthur's TIE

  9. W Bar + Bistro

  10. Roney's

  11. Delwood


  1. Dewey's Pizza

  2. LaRosa's Family Pizzeria

  3. Goodfellas Pizzeria


  1. Taglio

  2. Adriatico's

  3. Strong's Brick Oven Pizzeria

  4. Trotta's Pizza & Drive Thru

  5. Two Cities Pizza Co.

  6. Krimmer's Italianette Pizzeria

  7. Saint Francis Apizza

  8. Catch-a-Fire Pizza

  9. Fireside Pizza

  10. Cork N Crust


  1. Sotto

  2. Jeff Ruby's The Precinct

  3. Ivory House

  4. Pepp & Dolores

  5. Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

  6. Agave & Rye

  7. Incline Public House

  8. Boca

  9. The Eagle

  10. Taste of Belgium