February 13, 2019

31 Favorite Cincinnati Date Spots from CityBeat Readers

Every couple has that one special date spot they always seem to make time for. From classic steakhouses to Taco Tuesday specials, CityBeat readers have shared their go-to places for a romantic date.    
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31 Favorite Cincinnati Date Spots from CityBeat Readers
Condado Tacos
195 E. Freedom Way, The Banks
”We are absolutely the world’s (or at least Cincinnati’s) biggest foodies! We’ve recently tried soooo many new places around downtown such as Fiery Hen, Court Street Lobster Bar, Zundo, etc. Out of the many places we have spent together for date night, I would have to say our favorite place has been Condado! We love the create-your-own tacos and the chips and queso are amazing! The atmosphere is also equally awesome and we can’t wait until it gets warmer to hang out on The Banks with the openness of the restaurant!” — Dawn Rapp and Danny Goins
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Condado Tacos

195 E. Freedom Way, The Banks
”We are absolutely the world’s (or at least Cincinnati’s) biggest foodies! We’ve recently tried soooo many new places around downtown such as Fiery Hen, Court Street Lobster Bar, Zundo, etc. Out of the many places we have spent together for date night, I would have to say our favorite place has been Condado! We love the create-your-own tacos and the chips and queso are amazing! The atmosphere is also equally awesome and we can’t wait until it gets warmer to hang out on The Banks with the openness of the restaurant!” — Dawn Rapp and Danny Goins
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Maize
1438 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
”Maize in OTR — it’s delicious and (we) love the atmosphere, especially sitting in the window seat and people watching everyone walking down the street.” — Cynthia Rose
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Maize

1438 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
”Maize in OTR — it’s delicious and (we) love the atmosphere, especially sitting in the window seat and people watching everyone walking down the street.” — Cynthia Rose
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Sotto
118 E. Sixth St., Downtown
”My go-to date spot is Sotto. The food and cocktails are phenomenal, with a constantly changing menu.  The service is next level with a very intelligent waitstaff and always consistent. And the desserts, oh wow!” — Ben Groh
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Sotto

118 E. Sixth St., Downtown
”My go-to date spot is Sotto. The food and cocktails are phenomenal, with a constantly changing menu. The service is next level with a very intelligent waitstaff and always consistent. And the desserts, oh wow!” — Ben Groh
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Eden Park Overlook
950 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams
”My favorite date spot is at the overlook at Eden Park. My boyfriend Zach and I lived nearby when we first moved to Cincinnati, so now it's sentimental for us as well as being one of the most beautiful spots in Cincinnati. Our go-to date is picking up some 'turtles' from Gomez Salsa in Walnut Hills and heading up to the top of the hill to look out across the Ohio River.” — Sarah Smith
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Eden Park Overlook

950 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams
”My favorite date spot is at the overlook at Eden Park. My boyfriend Zach and I lived nearby when we first moved to Cincinnati, so now it's sentimental for us as well as being one of the most beautiful spots in Cincinnati. Our go-to date is picking up some 'turtles' from Gomez Salsa in Walnut Hills and heading up to the top of the hill to look out across the Ohio River.” — Sarah Smith
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Incline Public House
2601 W. Eighth St., Price Hill
”Why it’s special: Corey, my husband, proposed to me at the park that is right beside the restaurant, then we went to dinner there. We were expecting our daughter and under a lot of stress at the time due to our jobs and life in general, and I never forget the comfort that I felt that day. We love going to ICPH. It’s comfortable, clean and cozy.” — Sally Stewart and Corey Willard 
Photo via Facebook.com/InclinePublicHouse

Incline Public House

2601 W. Eighth St., Price Hill
”Why it’s special: Corey, my husband, proposed to me at the park that is right beside the restaurant, then we went to dinner there. We were expecting our daughter and under a lot of stress at the time due to our jobs and life in general, and I never forget the comfort that I felt that day. We love going to ICPH. It’s comfortable, clean and cozy.” — Sally Stewart and Corey Willard
Photo via Facebook.com/InclinePublicHouse
Oakley Wines
4011 Allston St., Oakley
”My boyfriend and I love to go to Oakley Wines on Friday nights for their Friday wine tasting! The cozy atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable bartenders, and great price ($10 to taste five wines) make for the perfect date spot!” — Katelyn Melgar
Photo via Facebook.com/OakleyWines

Oakley Wines

4011 Allston St., Oakley
”My boyfriend and I love to go to Oakley Wines on Friday nights for their Friday wine tasting! The cozy atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable bartenders, and great price ($10 to taste five wines) make for the perfect date spot!” — Katelyn Melgar
Photo via Facebook.com/OakleyWines
Taft’s Brewpourium
4831 Spring Grove Ave., Spring Grove Village
”My name is Christina Zaffiro and my new fiancé’s name is Patrick O’Donnell. We just got engaged right before New Year's! Anyway, our favorite date spot(s) is two fold. We are big fans of pizza and city views so we like to go to Incline Public House. It is where we went for the first time he took me out for my birthday, so it's special to us. We also are big fans of breweries and so we often go to Taft’s Brewporium to play games and eat pizza with a yummy beer!” — Christina Zaffiro and Patrick O’Donnell
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Taft’s Brewpourium

4831 Spring Grove Ave., Spring Grove Village
”My name is Christina Zaffiro and my new fiancé’s name is Patrick O’Donnell. We just got engaged right before New Year's! Anyway, our favorite date spot(s) is two fold. We are big fans of pizza and city views so we like to go to Incline Public House. It is where we went for the first time he took me out for my birthday, so it's special to us. We also are big fans of breweries and so we often go to Taft’s Brewporium to play games and eat pizza with a yummy beer!” — Christina Zaffiro and Patrick O’Donnell
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Bakersfield
1213 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
”We usually only go for special occasions because we both love a good margarita and yummy food to go with it. Bakersfield is amazing but we would literally go broke if we went as often as we’d like. Tacos and margs are always a sure recipe for a winning date night in our book!” — Acacia and Jody Roach
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Bakersfield

1213 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
”We usually only go for special occasions because we both love a good margarita and yummy food to go with it. Bakersfield is amazing but we would literally go broke if we went as often as we’d like. Tacos and margs are always a sure recipe for a winning date night in our book!” — Acacia and Jody Roach
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Wiedemann Brewing
411 Vine St., Saint Bernard
”Wiedemann Brewery, of course! Because my wife and I practically live here anyway, and thanks to its history as a 100-year-old funeral home, it’s the coziest taproom in town.” — Jon Newberry (co-founder of Wiedemann Brewing Co.)
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Wiedemann Brewing

411 Vine St., Saint Bernard
”Wiedemann Brewery, of course! Because my wife and I practically live here anyway, and thanks to its history as a 100-year-old funeral home, it’s the coziest taproom in town.” — Jon Newberry (co-founder of Wiedemann Brewing Co.)
Photo: Hailey Bollinger