March 27, 2019

Cincinnati's Best Restaurants, as Chosen by CityBeat Readers

Every year, CityBeat publishes the Best of Cincinnati, wherein readers and staffers alike decide which bars are the booziest, which people are the coolest and which shops are your best bet for dropping a pretty penny.   Choosing where to get dinner (or a drink or brunch or to just grab a donut) is hard enough, but your neighbors across the city have helped narrow it down. As voted by our readers in this years's 2019 Best Of Cincinnati issue, here are the city's Best Restaurants for your viewing pleasure and to (hopefully) help settle some debates about where to eat. In the mood for chili? Head to Camp Washington. Pizza? Adriatico’s has the best, say our readers. A vegetarian feast? Consider Melt Revival. Whether you need the best dining room for a big group, a romantic spot to impress a first date or a fun place to take the kids, this is your official CityBeat-endorsed guide to eating your way through the city.
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Best Restaurant (Since March 2018)
1. Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey, boomtownbiscuitsandwhiskey.com
2. Sacred Beast, agaveandrye.com
3. Joe’s Pizza Napoli, joespizzanapoli.com
4. Lucius Q, luciusq.com
5. LouVino Restaurant & Wine Bar, louvino.com
6. Maize (TIE), maizeotr.com
7. Revolution Rotisserie & Bar (TIE), revolutionrotisserie.com
8. Condado Tacos, condadotacos.com
9. Zundo Ramen & Donburi, zundootr.com
10. Crown Republic Gastropub, crgcincy.com
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Best Restaurant (Since March 2018)

1. Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey, boomtownbiscuitsandwhiskey.com
2. Sacred Beast, agaveandrye.com
3. Joe’s Pizza Napoli, joespizzanapoli.com
4. Lucius Q, luciusq.com
5. LouVino Restaurant & Wine Bar, louvino.com
6. Maize (TIE), maizeotr.com
7. Revolution Rotisserie & Bar (TIE), revolutionrotisserie.com
8. Condado Tacos, condadotacos.com
9. Zundo Ramen & Donburi, zundootr.com
10. Crown Republic Gastropub, crgcincy.com

Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Overall Restaurant
1. Sotto, sottocincinnati.com
2. Jeff Ruby’s The Precinct, jeffruby.com/precinct
3. The Eagle OTR, eaglerestaurant.com
4. Taste of Belgium, authenticwaffle.com
5. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, jeffruby.com/cincinnati
6. Boca, bocacincinnati.com
7. Incline Public House, inclinepublichouse.com
8. Taft’s Ale House, taftsalehouse.com
9. Mazunte, taqueria.mazuntetacos.com
10. Dewey’s, deweyspizza.com
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Overall Restaurant

1. Sotto, sottocincinnati.com
2. Jeff Ruby’s The Precinct, jeffruby.com/precinct
3. The Eagle OTR, eaglerestaurant.com
4. Taste of Belgium, authenticwaffle.com
5. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, jeffruby.com/cincinnati
6. Boca, bocacincinnati.com
7. Incline Public House, inclinepublichouse.com
8. Taft’s Ale House, taftsalehouse.com
9. Mazunte, taqueria.mazuntetacos.com
10. Dewey’s, deweyspizza.com

Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Neighborhood Restaurant (Downtown/OTR)
1. The Eagle OTR, eaglerestaurant.com
2. Bakersfield OTR, bakersfieldtacos.com
3. Sotto, sottocincinnati.com
Photo: Paige Deglow

Neighborhood Restaurant (Downtown/OTR)

1. The Eagle OTR, eaglerestaurant.com
2. Bakersfield OTR, bakersfieldtacos.com
3. Sotto, sottocincinnati.com

Photo: Paige Deglow
Neighborhood Restaurant (Northern Kentucky)
1. Pompilios, pompilios.com
2. Hofbräuhaus, hofbrauhausnewport.com
3. Dewey’s Pizza (TIE), deweyspizza.com
3. Goodfellas Pizzeria (TIE), goodfellaspizzeria.com
Photo: Paige Deglow

Neighborhood Restaurant (Northern Kentucky)

1. Pompilios, pompilios.com
2. Hofbräuhaus, hofbrauhausnewport.com
3. Dewey’s Pizza (TIE), deweyspizza.com
3. Goodfellas Pizzeria (TIE), goodfellaspizzeria.com

Photo: Paige Deglow
Neighborhood Restaurant (Central)
1. Adriatico’s, adriaticosuc.com
2. Skyline Chili, skylinechili.com
3. Quatman Café, quatmancafe.com/norwood
Photo via Facebook.com/Adriaticos

Neighborhood Restaurant (Central)

1. Adriatico’s, adriaticosuc.com
2. Skyline Chili, skylinechili.com
3. Quatman Café, quatmancafe.com/norwood

Photo via Facebook.com/Adriaticos
Neighborhood Restaurant (East Side)
1. Eli’s BBQ, elisbarbeque.com
2. Mazunte, taqueria.mazuntetacos.com
3. Zip’s Café, zipscafe.com
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Neighborhood Restaurant (East Side)

1. Eli’s BBQ, elisbarbeque.com
2. Mazunte, taqueria.mazuntetacos.com
3. Zip’s Café, zipscafe.com

Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Neighborhood Restaurant (West Side)
1. Incline Public House, inclinepublichouse.com
2. Price Hill Chili, pricehillchili.com
3. Primavista, pvista.com
Photo via Facebook.com/InclinePublicHouse

Neighborhood Restaurant (West Side)

1. Incline Public House, inclinepublichouse.com
2. Price Hill Chili, pricehillchili.com
3. Primavista, pvista.com

Photo via Facebook.com/InclinePublicHouse
Appetizers
1. Bakersfield OTR, bakersfieldtacos.com
2. Sotto, sottocincinnati.com
3. Nada, eatdrinknada.com
Photo: Paige Deglow

Appetizers

1. Bakersfield OTR, bakersfieldtacos.com
2. Sotto, sottocincinnati.com
3. Nada, eatdrinknada.com

Photo: Paige Deglow
Bagels
1. Marx Hot Bagels, marxhotbagels.com
2. Bruegger’s Bagels, brueggers.com
3. The Bagelry, otrbagelry.com
4. Lil’s Bagels, lilsbagels.com
5. Panera Bread, panerabread.com
6. Einstein Bros. Bagels, einsteinbros.com
7. Big Apple Bagels, bigapplebagels.com
8. Servatii Pastry Shop & Deli, servatiipastryshop.com
9. Everything Bagels, Facebook.com/EverythingBagelsEastgate
10. Skip’s BagelDeli, eatatskips.com
Photo via Facebook.com/MarxHotBagels

Bagels

1. Marx Hot Bagels, marxhotbagels.com
2. Bruegger’s Bagels, brueggers.com
3. The Bagelry, otrbagelry.com
4. Lil’s Bagels, lilsbagels.com
5. Panera Bread, panerabread.com
6. Einstein Bros. Bagels, einsteinbros.com
7. Big Apple Bagels, bigapplebagels.com
8. Servatii Pastry Shop & Deli, servatiipastryshop.com
9. Everything Bagels, Facebook.com/EverythingBagelsEastgate
10. Skip’s BagelDeli, eatatskips.com

Photo via Facebook.com/MarxHotBagels
Barbecue
1. Eli’s BBQ, elisbarbequel.com
2. City Barbeque, citybbq.com
3. Montgomery Inn, montgomeryinn.com
4. Lucius Q, luciusq.com
5. Pickles and Bones Barbecue, picklesandbones.com
6. Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ, pontiacbbq.com
7. Sweets & Meats BBQ, sweetsandmeatsbbq.com
8. Just Q’in, justqin.com
9. Midwest Best BBQ and Creamery, midwestbestbbq.com
10. Big Art’s BBQ Grille, Facebook.com/BigArtsBBQ
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Barbecue

1. Eli’s BBQ, elisbarbequel.com
2. City Barbeque, citybbq.com
3. Montgomery Inn, montgomeryinn.com
4. Lucius Q, luciusq.com
5. Pickles and Bones Barbecue, picklesandbones.com
6. Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ, pontiacbbq.com
7. Sweets & Meats BBQ, sweetsandmeatsbbq.com
8. Just Q’in, justqin.com
9. Midwest Best BBQ and Creamery, midwestbestbbq.com
10. Big Art’s BBQ Grille, Facebook.com/BigArtsBBQ

Photo: Hailey Bollinger