25 Greater Cincinnati Restaurants Where You Can Dine Inside This Weekend

As Greater Cincinnati begins to phase back into something resembling normalcy, restaurants were allowed to offer indoor seating starting Thursday, May 21. And in Kentucky, restaurants were able to reopen both indoor and outdoor seating at 33% capacity on Friday, May 22. With strict guidelines in place to ensure the safety of both employees and patrons, the dining experience is sure to be far from what we are all used to,  but many local restaurants are excited to get back to business nonetheless. Remember to be kind, patient and tip your servers well.
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25 Greater Cincinnati Restaurants Where You Can Dine Inside This Weekend
Goose & Elder
1800 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
Goose & Elder is now welcoming guests inside its Findlay Market eatery. Patrons are strongly recommended to make a reservation so staff can properly prepare for you and your party’s arrival. Limited outdoor seating will also be available. Carry-out orders are still available and encouraged if seating is full. Orders can be made online.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Goose & Elder

1800 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
Goose & Elder is now welcoming guests inside its Findlay Market eatery. Patrons are strongly recommended to make a reservation so staff can properly prepare for you and your party’s arrival. Limited outdoor seating will also be available. Carry-out orders are still available and encouraged if seating is full. Orders can be made online.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Mesa Loca
2645 Erie Ave., Hyde Park
Mesa Loca reopened its doors on Thursday, May 21. Reservations are strongly encouraged for the reopening of this Mexican restaurant and cocktail bar in order to reduce wait times and maintain social distancing. Guests can still grab a margarita or cocktail to-go and choose from their full menu inside at the bar for carry-out orders.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Mesa Loca

2645 Erie Ave., Hyde Park
Mesa Loca reopened its doors on Thursday, May 21. Reservations are strongly encouraged for the reopening of this Mexican restaurant and cocktail bar in order to reduce wait times and maintain social distancing. Guests can still grab a margarita or cocktail to-go and choose from their full menu inside at the bar for carry-out orders.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
OTR Chili Company
1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
This long-awaited chili parlor is opening its dine-in seating on May 21. Located in the Rhinegeist Brewery building in the former Sartre space, the menu features classic Cincinnati-style chili dishes — 3, 4 and 5-Ways, coneys, chili cheese sandwiches — plus burgers, salads and dessert. There is also a vegetarian way and an Impossible burger for those who don't eat or want meat. COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed — staff will be in masks and frequently sanitizing everything, all seating is six-feet apart and there is no indoor waiting area for a table.
Photo via Instagram.com/otrchili

OTR Chili Company

1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
This long-awaited chili parlor is opening its dine-in seating on May 21. Located in the Rhinegeist Brewery building in the former Sartre space, the menu features classic Cincinnati-style chili dishes — 3, 4 and 5-Ways, coneys, chili cheese sandwiches — plus burgers, salads and dessert. There is also a vegetarian way and an Impossible burger for those who don't eat or want meat. COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed — staff will be in masks and frequently sanitizing everything, all seating is six-feet apart and there is no indoor waiting area for a table.
Photo via Instagram.com/otrchili
The Silver Spring House
8322 East Kemper Road, Montgomery
Boasting the “best chicken in Cincinnati,” The Silver Spring House is ready to safely accommodate as many guests as they can, with the addition of a 40-foot-by-60-foot tent in their parking lot, which offers seating for approximately 100 additional guests. All tables are 6-feet apart and the restaurant has installed plexiglass between tables where they were able to. The dining room is now open and the tent will be here to stay through the summer.
Photo via Facebook.com/silverspringhouse

The Silver Spring House

8322 East Kemper Road, Montgomery
Boasting the “best chicken in Cincinnati,” The Silver Spring House is ready to safely accommodate as many guests as they can, with the addition of a 40-foot-by-60-foot tent in their parking lot, which offers seating for approximately 100 additional guests. All tables are 6-feet apart and the restaurant has installed plexiglass between tables where they were able to. The dining room is now open and the tent will be here to stay through the summer.
Photo via Facebook.com/silverspringhouse
LouVino OTR
1142 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
LouVino OTR opened their dining space on May 21 and is taking reservations. One of the many Southern-style restaurants in OTR, LouVino stands out with its “small plates” and charcuterie boards and was featured on Buzzfeed’s “Best Wine Bar in Every State” lineup. The restaurant will be taking many precautions, including temperature checks at the door, one-time use menus, and, of course, socially distanced tables. They are also working toward offering curbside pick-up for those uncomfortable dining in.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

LouVino OTR

1142 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
LouVino OTR opened their dining space on May 21 and is taking reservations. One of the many Southern-style restaurants in OTR, LouVino stands out with its “small plates” and charcuterie boards and was featured on Buzzfeed’s “Best Wine Bar in Every State” lineup. The restaurant will be taking many precautions, including temperature checks at the door, one-time use menus, and, of course, socially distanced tables. They are also working toward offering curbside pick-up for those uncomfortable dining in.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Abigail Street
1214 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Tapas bar, Abigail Street opened on Thursday, May 21. Their menu is packed with Mediterranean comfort food: lamb spaghetti, bouillabaisse and beef short rib, with lighter options such as their cheese plate or roasted vegetables for those of us who have spent our quarantine eating comfort food and comfort food ONLY.  Abigail Street announced that from 4-5:30 p.m. the restaurant will only be serving guests over 60 years old. After 5:30 p.m., all are welcome to dine in. Tables will, for the most part, be reservation only, with minimal walk-in seating. Reservations can be made by emailing laura@abigailstreet.com.
Photo via Facebook.com/abigialwinebar

Abigail Street

1214 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Tapas bar, Abigail Street opened on Thursday, May 21. Their menu is packed with Mediterranean comfort food: lamb spaghetti, bouillabaisse and beef short rib, with lighter options such as their cheese plate or roasted vegetables for those of us who have spent our quarantine eating comfort food and comfort food ONLY. Abigail Street announced that from 4-5:30 p.m. the restaurant will only be serving guests over 60 years old. After 5:30 p.m., all are welcome to dine in. Tables will, for the most part, be reservation only, with minimal walk-in seating. Reservations can be made by emailing [email protected]
Photo via Facebook.com/abigialwinebar
Coppin’s at Hotel Covington
638 Madison Ave., Covington
Located in Covington, this chic hotel restaurant is opening both its indoor and outdoor dining spaces at 11 a.m. on Friday in accordance with Gov. Andy Beshear's limited 33% capacity guidelines for restaurants. They will be offering limited hours of operation (closed Monday and Tuesday) and will be switching to disposable menus and single-serve condiments. In addition to other COVID-19 safety measures, staff will be wearing face masks and have their temperatures taken throughout their shifts.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Coppin’s at Hotel Covington

638 Madison Ave., Covington
Located in Covington, this chic hotel restaurant is opening both its indoor and outdoor dining spaces at 11 a.m. on Friday in accordance with Gov. Andy Beshear's limited 33% capacity guidelines for restaurants. They will be offering limited hours of operation (closed Monday and Tuesday) and will be switching to disposable menus and single-serve condiments. In addition to other COVID-19 safety measures, staff will be wearing face masks and have their temperatures taken throughout their shifts.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Price Hill Chili
4920 Glenway Ave., West Price Hill
Price Hill Chili is fully opened as of May 21. Visit from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. to enjoy its signature double deckers and chili. This West Side chili spot has been serving its Greater Cincinnati patrons since 1962. Menus will be sanitized and silverware will be prepackaged. Additionally, employees will wear masks, and the restaurant will operate at a reduced capacity.
Photo via Facebook.com/pricehillchili

Price Hill Chili

4920 Glenway Ave., West Price Hill
Price Hill Chili is fully opened as of May 21. Visit from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. to enjoy its signature double deckers and chili. This West Side chili spot has been serving its Greater Cincinnati patrons since 1962. Menus will be sanitized and silverware will be prepackaged. Additionally, employees will wear masks, and the restaurant will operate at a reduced capacity.
Photo via Facebook.com/pricehillchili
Montgomery Inn
9440 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 925 Riverside Drive, Downtown
In-house dining at The Boathouse and the original barbecue staple is back with new safety guidelines, and the same delicious ribs Montgomery Inn is known for. Now open 3-8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 3-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3-8 p.m. on Sundays, patrons are recommended to call ahead and make reservations at 513-791-3482 for the flapship in Montgomery and at 513-721-7427 for the Boathouse. One-time use disposable menus will be at tables and employees will wear face coverings. In addition to this, tables will be properly distanced and hand sanitizing stations will be available in common areas. Seating will be limited to 10 guests per table and overall capacity will be reduced to adhere to local guidelines. 
Photo: Paige Deglow

Montgomery Inn

9440 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 925 Riverside Drive, Downtown
In-house dining at The Boathouse and the original barbecue staple is back with new safety guidelines, and the same delicious ribs Montgomery Inn is known for. Now open 3-8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 3-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3-8 p.m. on Sundays, patrons are recommended to call ahead and make reservations at 513-791-3482 for the flapship in Montgomery and at 513-721-7427 for the Boathouse. One-time use disposable menus will be at tables and employees will wear face coverings. In addition to this, tables will be properly distanced and hand sanitizing stations will be available in common areas. Seating will be limited to 10 guests per table and overall capacity will be reduced to adhere to local guidelines.
Photo: Paige Deglow