These Two Cincinnati Restaurants Made OpenTable's List of the 100 Best Restaurants in America

And they're both owned by the same group

Dec 6, 2018 at 12:16 pm
click to enlarge Sotto - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

OpenTable's annual list of the 100 best restaurants in America is out and two of the nation's top eateries are in Cincinnati. 

The list, which OpenTable says is created by analyzing "12,000,000+ reviews of more than 28,000 restaurants across the country" from verified diners, features both downtown upscale contemporary Euro-style restaurant Boca and its downstairs sister trattoria Sotto. And not only are both restaurants on the list stacked on top of each other, they're also owned by the same restaurant group, helmed by chef David Falk. (Falk's group also owns downtown's Nada.)

Boca, with a 4.5 rating on the site out of 2,303 reviews, and Sotto, with a 4.5 rating out of 2,873 reviews, are the only two restaurants on the list in Ohio. (Note: Steakhouse chains Ruth's Chris and The Capital Grille also made the list and they both have locations in Cincinnati.) Last year, the list included three Cincinnati eateries, also the only ones listed in Ohio: Sotto, Restaurant L and Orchids at Palm Court.

For more info on Boca, visit For more info on Sotto, visit