August 20, 2021

19 New Cincinnati Restaurants & Bars to Visit This Fall

Summer may be coming to a close, but there's plenty to look forward to this fall, including some exciting new bites to sink your teeth into. From an oyster bar with bocce ball to a Latin-American brunch spot, a brezel biergarten and a couple new bakeries, autumn is looking pretty delicious.
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Yuca
700 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue
Jeremy Faeth, co-owner and executive chef of popular Covington brunch restaurant Cedar, is opening his second restaurant, Yuca, in Bellevue soon. The eatery will take over the space formerly occupied by Fairfield Market. This new Latin-American restaurant will be open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, serving items like The Hangover, Cedar’s most popular dish. In The Hangover, you will find two sunny side-up eggs laying on a bed of spicy chorizo and homemade potatoes with pico de gallo and avocado on top. All of Yuca’s recipes will be made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. 
Photo: Francisco Huerta

Yuca

700 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue
Jeremy Faeth, co-owner and executive chef of popular Covington brunch restaurant Cedar, is opening his second restaurant, Yuca, in Bellevue soon. The eatery will take over the space formerly occupied by Fairfield Market. This new Latin-American restaurant will be open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, serving items like The Hangover, Cedar’s most popular dish. In The Hangover, you will find two sunny side-up eggs laying on a bed of spicy chorizo and homemade potatoes with pico de gallo and avocado on top. All of Yuca’s recipes will be made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients.
Photo: Francisco Huerta
Warped Wing Brewing Company
5650 Tylersville Road, Mason
Warped Wing Brewing, based out of Dayton, is opening up a new brewery, taproom and restaurant in a familiar space in the neighborhood this fall. Located in the iconic building that was formerly occupied by Brazenhead and most recently Basil's on Market, the new brewery will boast a generously-sized taproom, outdoor biergarten, "small pilot brewing system," kitchen and an event space (which will come to fruition later). 
Photo: Provided by Warped Wing

Warped Wing Brewing Company

5650 Tylersville Road, Mason
Warped Wing Brewing, based out of Dayton, is opening up a new brewery, taproom and restaurant in a familiar space in the neighborhood this fall. Located in the iconic building that was formerly occupied by Brazenhead and most recently Basil's on Market, the new brewery will boast a generously-sized taproom, outdoor biergarten, "small pilot brewing system," kitchen and an event space (which will come to fruition later).
Photo: Provided by Warped Wing
Somerset
139 E. McMicken Ave., Over-the-Rhine
Somerset, slated to open soon, will feature two bar spaces — one in the plant-filled and glass-roofed conservatory and another in the cozy lounge space. The grounds will also be home to a double-decker London tour bus that has been converted into a kitchen (with a rooftop seating area); and, the pièce de résistance, Somerset's awe-inspiring garden space, loaded with tropical plants, unique seating nooks and imported pieces from co-founder and creative lead James Fisher's collection, as well as the collections of his friends and family. The courtyard will house Somerset's double-decker food bus, which will be helmed by local Mazunte Tacos. Fisher says Mazunte will bring the special Mexican flair they're known for, along with a globe-trotting menu of street eats.
Photo: Facebook.com/Somerset.otr

Somerset

139 E. McMicken Ave., Over-the-Rhine
Somerset, slated to open soon, will feature two bar spaces — one in the plant-filled and glass-roofed conservatory and another in the cozy lounge space. The grounds will also be home to a double-decker London tour bus that has been converted into a kitchen (with a rooftop seating area); and, the pièce de résistance, Somerset's awe-inspiring garden space, loaded with tropical plants, unique seating nooks and imported pieces from co-founder and creative lead James Fisher's collection, as well as the collections of his friends and family. The courtyard will house Somerset's double-decker food bus, which will be helmed by local Mazunte Tacos. Fisher says Mazunte will bring the special Mexican flair they're known for, along with a globe-trotting menu of street eats.
Photo: Facebook.com/Somerset.otr
uGO Gelato
1733 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
A new gelato shop will soon make its way to the Queen City, bringing its award-winning Sicilian-style frozen treats to Findlay Market. Co-founded by ??second-generation gelato maker Mari?a Liliana Biondo, the shop will feature a variety of gelatos, with a focus on plant-based creations. 
Photo: Facebook.com/ugogelatous

uGO Gelato

1733 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
A new gelato shop will soon make its way to the Queen City, bringing its award-winning Sicilian-style frozen treats to Findlay Market. Co-founded by ??second-generation gelato maker Mari?a Liliana Biondo, the shop will feature a variety of gelatos, with a focus on plant-based creations.
Photo: Facebook.com/ugogelatous
Pilar
56 E. Court St., Over-the-Rhine
Cincinnati will soon be home to Pilar, 4EG’s newest cocktail bar that celebrates Ernest Hemingway’s oceanic legacy and acts as a bridge between Over-the-Rhine and Fountain Square. The new bar takes its name from Hemingway’s black 38-foot fishing boat that he sailed around Florida, Key West and Cuba and Pilar intends to synthesize the feeling of freedom that comes from a salty breeze over calm waves, giving the Queen City a chance to take a quick trip to the tropics any time.
Photo: Facebook.com/pilarcincinnati

Pilar

56 E. Court St., Over-the-Rhine
Cincinnati will soon be home to Pilar, 4EG’s newest cocktail bar that celebrates Ernest Hemingway’s oceanic legacy and acts as a bridge between Over-the-Rhine and Fountain Square. The new bar takes its name from Hemingway’s black 38-foot fishing boat that he sailed around Florida, Key West and Cuba and Pilar intends to synthesize the feeling of freedom that comes from a salty breeze over calm waves, giving the Queen City a chance to take a quick trip to the tropics any time.
Photo: Facebook.com/pilarcincinnati
Mighty Slider Bar
Blue Ash
Cincinnati's beloved biscuit baker and cooking show champ Chef Christian Gill is working on a new venture, slated to hit taste buds this year. The Mighty Slider Bar is one of several vendors joining the new mixed-used development The Approach in Blue Ash, near Summit Park. Gill is known for popular Pendleton eatery Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey, which recently opened a second location in Union, Kentucky. 
Photo: neyer.com

Mighty Slider Bar

Blue Ash
Cincinnati's beloved biscuit baker and cooking show champ Chef Christian Gill is working on a new venture, slated to hit taste buds this year. The Mighty Slider Bar is one of several vendors joining the new mixed-used development The Approach in Blue Ash, near Summit Park. Gill is known for popular Pendleton eatery Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey, which recently opened a second location in Union, Kentucky.
Photo: neyer.com
The Baker’s Table Bakery
1001 Monmouth St., Newport
Despite the struggles of the pandemic-riddled past year on local small business, it's clear that the team and reputation behind The Baker's Table was strong enough to not only pull through, but also find themselves in a position for growth. Chef David Willocks and his wife Wendy Braun announced on Aug. 10 that they will be opening The Baker's Table Bakery this fall, right across from the beloved restaurant.
Photo: Provided by PB&J: A Creative Storytelling Agency

The Baker’s Table Bakery

1001 Monmouth St., Newport
Despite the struggles of the pandemic-riddled past year on local small business, it's clear that the team and reputation behind The Baker's Table was strong enough to not only pull through, but also find themselves in a position for growth. Chef David Willocks and his wife Wendy Braun announced on Aug. 10 that they will be opening The Baker's Table Bakery this fall, right across from the beloved restaurant.
Photo: Provided by PB&J: A Creative Storytelling Agency
Pearlstar
1220 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
The former A Tavola storefront in Over-the-Rhine is getting a new occupant. Nashville restaurateur Terry Raley is opening Pearlstar oyster bar in the coveted location soon. Pearlstar will offer both East and West Coast oysters and other raw delicacies including crudo, ceviche and tartare. The kitchen — overseen by former Senate executive chef Leroy Ansley — will also feature a wood-burning grill to create (non-raw) burgers and steak sandwiches. A release says the bar will "pour old-school martinis, frozen drinks and Lone Star Beer on tap."
Photo: 3CDC

Pearlstar

1220 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
The former A Tavola storefront in Over-the-Rhine is getting a new occupant. Nashville restaurateur Terry Raley is opening Pearlstar oyster bar in the coveted location soon. Pearlstar will offer both East and West Coast oysters and other raw delicacies including crudo, ceviche and tartare. The kitchen — overseen by former Senate executive chef Leroy Ansley — will also feature a wood-burning grill to create (non-raw) burgers and steak sandwiches. A release says the bar will "pour old-school martinis, frozen drinks and Lone Star Beer on tap."
Photo: 3CDC
The Arepa Place
1517 Springfield Pike, Wyoming
The Arepa Place, owned by Isis Arrieta-Dennis, serves up authentic Colombian eats inspired by her home country. The eatery has become a hot spot in the Findlay Market neighborhood since opening, and with its expansions to Wyoming this fall, The Arepa Place will have the opportunity to grace even more taste buds with the flavors of South America. The new eatery will take over the space formerly occupied by CWC, the Restaurant in Wyoming. Arrieta-Dennis says the new eatery will feature the same fast-casual dining style guests experience at their Findlay Market location, but this space will not have the market aspect to it. However, she says they will offer some dry packaged goods. The Wyoming location will also feature a full bar and outdoor patio space.
Photo: Facebook.com/thearepaplace

The Arepa Place

1517 Springfield Pike, Wyoming
The Arepa Place, owned by Isis Arrieta-Dennis, serves up authentic Colombian eats inspired by her home country. The eatery has become a hot spot in the Findlay Market neighborhood since opening, and with its expansions to Wyoming this fall, The Arepa Place will have the opportunity to grace even more taste buds with the flavors of South America. The new eatery will take over the space formerly occupied by CWC, the Restaurant in Wyoming. Arrieta-Dennis says the new eatery will feature the same fast-casual dining style guests experience at their Findlay Market location, but this space will not have the market aspect to it. However, she says they will offer some dry packaged goods. The Wyoming location will also feature a full bar and outdoor patio space.
Photo: Facebook.com/thearepaplace
Royce
501 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
French brasserie Royce will open in the space formerly occupied by downtown luxury jeweler Tiffany’s — right across from Fountain Square — this year. The eatery and bar is by Nashville-based restaurateur Terry Raley, the same owner behind Over-the-Rhine’s forthcoming Pearlstar oyster bar. The new eatery is described as a “thoughtfully modern brasserie influenced by traditional European Markets, NYC Brasseries, and French Delicatessens,” by Raley.
Photo: Google Maps

Royce

501 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
French brasserie Royce will open in the space formerly occupied by downtown luxury jeweler Tiffany’s — right across from Fountain Square — this year. The eatery and bar is by Nashville-based restaurateur Terry Raley, the same owner behind Over-the-Rhine’s forthcoming Pearlstar oyster bar. The new eatery is described as a “thoughtfully modern brasserie influenced by traditional European Markets, NYC Brasseries, and French Delicatessens,” by Raley.
Photo: Google Maps