2012 Eats Reader Picks

Learn about the best restaurants, diners, greasy spoons and elegant eateries in the Cincinnati area. The winners in these categories were chosen by you, our readers, using our online ballot. You've chosen champions in more than 50 categories giving us a

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New Restaurant: A Tavola


2 Firehouse Subs


3 Taste of Belgium Bistro


4 Walnut Street Grill


5 Toppers Pizza


6 Jimmy G’s


7 Eli’s BBQ


8 Enoteca Emilia


9 Lime Taqueria


10 Abigail Street

Overall Restaurant: Montgomery Inn


2 The Precinct


3 Nada
4 Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse


5 Melt


6 Bella Luna


7 First Watch


8 Arnold’s


9 20 Brix


10 Boca

Appetizers: Nada


2 Bonefish Grill


3 T.G.I. Friday’s


Bakery (Breads): Servatii


2 Panera


3 Busken


Bakery (Pastries): Bonbonerie


2 Servatii


3 Busken


Bang for your Buck Restaurant: Chipotle


2 Skyline Chili


3 Five Guys Burgers and Fries


Barbeque: Montgomery Inn


2 City Barbeque


3 Walt’s


Beer Selection: Hofbrauhaus


2 The Comet


3 Cock & Bull


Breakfast: First Watch


2 Cracker Barrel


3 Bob Evans


Buffet: Golden Corral


2 Ruby Tuesday


3 The Palm Court


Burgers: Terry’s Turf Club


2 Five Guys Burgers & Fries


3 Zip’s Cafe


Burritos: Chipotle


2 The Comet


3 El Rancho Grande


Business Lunch: Skyline Chili


2 Panera


3 Arnold’s Bar & Grill


Cheesesteak: Penn Station


2 Great Steak and Potato


3 Melt


Chef: Jean-Robert de Cavel (JEAn-Robert’s Table)


2 David Falk (Boca, Nada)


3 Jose Salazar (The Palace)


Chicken: Chick-Fil-A


2 Silver Spring House


3 Ron’s Roost


Chili (Chain): Skyline


2 Gold Star


3 Dixie


Chili (Non-Chain): Camp Washington Chili


2 Blue Ash Chili


3 Price Hill Chili


Chinese: P.F. Chang’s


2 Oriental Wok


3 Shanghai Mama’s


Coffeehouse (Local): Coffee Emporium


2 College Hill Coffee Shop


3 Awakenings


Coffeehouse (National): Starbucks


2 Dunkin Donuts


3 Caribou Coffee


Delicatessen: Izzy’s


2 Jungle Jim’s


3 Penn Station


Desserts: Bonbonerie


2 Cheesecake Factory


3 Graeter’s


First Date Restaurant: Cheesecake Factory


2 Melting Pot


3 York Street Cafe


French Fries: Penn Station


2 Five Guys Burger and Fries


3 Senate


German: Hofbrauhaus


2 Mecklenburg Gardens


3 Iron Skillet


Gluten-Free Menu: Melt


2 York Street Cafe


3 Mitchell’s Fish Market


Ice Cream/Gelato: Graeter’s


2 Aglamesis Bros


3 Dojo Gelato


Indian: Ambar


2 Dusmesh


3 Baba


Italian: Pompilio’s


2 Bella Luna


3 Maggiano’s


Japanese: Benihana


2 Ichiban


3 Sakura


Kid-Friendly Restaurant: Chuck-E-Cheese


2 Chik-Fil-A


3 Red Robin


Korean: Riverside Korean


2 Sung Korean Bistro


3 Korea House


Late-Night Eats: Skyline


2 White Castle


3 Anchor Grill


Live Music While You Eat: Arnold’s Bar & Grill


2 Hofbrauhaus


3 Dee Felice Cafe


Mediterranean/Greek: Andy’s Mediterranean Grill


2 Sebastian’s


3 Myra’s Dionysus


Mexican: El Rancho Grande


2 Nada


3 Rio Grande


Outdoor Dining: Buckhead MOUNTAIN Grill


2 Arnold’s Bar & Grill


3 Hofbrauhaus


Pizza (Chain): Dewey’s


2 LaRosa’s


3 Donato’s


Pizza (Non-Chain): Adriatico’s


2 A Tavola


3 Pomodori’s


Pub Food: Terry’s Turf Club


2 Claddagh


3 Arthur’s


Raw Bar: Dancing Wasabi


2 Carlo and Johnny


3 Mitchell’s Fish Market


Restaurant for Fine Dining: Precinct


2 Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse


3 Orchids at Palm Court


Restaurant to Take Visitors: Montgomery Inn


2 Skyline


3 Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse


Romantic Restaurant: The Precinct


2 Primavista


3 The Celestial


Salads: Dewey’s


2 Olive Garden


3 Panera Bread


Seafood: Bonefish Grill


2 Mitchell’s Fish Market


3 Red Lobster


Soul Food: Knotty Pine on the Bayou


2 Alabama Fish House


3 Buckhead Mountain Grill


Steaks: The Precinct


2 Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse


3 Texas Roadhouse


Subs/Sandwiches: Penn Station


2 Subway


3 Jersey Mike’s


Sunday Brunch: First Watch


2 Grand Finale


3 Cracker Barrel


Sushi: Dancing Wasabi


2 Green Papaya


3 Wild Ginger


Takeout: Chipotle


2 Penn Station


3 Skyline Chili


Tapas: Abigail Street


2 Teller’s


3 Relish Modern Tapas


Thai: Teak Thai


2 Lemon Grass


3 Green Papaya


Vegetarian: Melt


2 Chipotle


3 Green Dog Cafe


Vietnamese: Pho Lang Thang


2 Cilantro


3 Song Long


View From Your Table: Primavista


2 Montgomery Inn Boathouse


3 The Celestial


Waitstaff/Service: The Precinct


2 Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse


3 Cheesecake Factory


Waterfront Dining: Montgomery Inn


2 Buckhead Mountain Grill


3 Chart House


Wine Selection: The Wine Guy


2 Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse


3 20 Brix


Wings: BW3’s


2 Buffalo Wings & Rings


3 Quaker Steak & Lube


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