Readers Picks

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

BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT
1. Montgomery Inn
- 9440 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-791-3482; 925 Riverside Drive, East End, 513-721-7427; 400 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, 859-344-5333


2.

Skyline Chili, Multiple locations


3.

Nada, 600 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-721-6232


4.

Melt, 4165 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-861-MELT


5.

The Precinct, 311 Delta Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-321-5454
6. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

,

700 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-784-1200


7.

20 Brix, 101 Main St., Milford, 513-831-2749


8.

Bella Luna, Findlay Market, 1813 Pleasant St., 513-381-5862; 4632 Eastern Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-871-5862


9.

Boca 3200 Madison, Road, Oakley, 513-542-2022
10. Jean-Robert’s Table

,

713 Vine St., Downtown, 513-621-4777

PIZZA (Non-Chain)
Adriatico’s -
3205 Jefferson Ave., Clifton, 513-281-4344


2.

Pomodori’s, 121 W. McMillan St., Clifton Heights, 513-861-0080; 7880 Remington Road, Montgomery, 513-794-0080


3.

Lucy Blue, multiple locations


4.

Northslice Pizza, 1609 Chase Ave., Northside, 513-541-5858


5.

Newport Pizza Company, 601 Monmouth St., Newport, 859-261-4900


6.

Italianette Pizza, 6916 Plainfield Road, Silverton, 513-791-7650


7.

Chi-natti, 7980 Hosbrook Road, Kenwood, 513-985-4445


8.

Trotta’s Pizza & Drive Thru, 3501 Werk Road, Western Hills, 513-451-5555


9.

Ramundo’s, 3166 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-321-0978


10.

NYPD Pizza, multiple locations

24/7 RESTAURANT
Anchor Grill
- 438 Pike St., Covington, 859-431-9498


2.

Skyline Chili, multiple locations
3. Camp Washington Chili

, Camp Washington

APPETIZERS
Nada
- 600 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-721-6232
2. P.F. Chang’s Bistro

, Norwood/Hyde Park


3. Bonefish Grill

, Hyde Park

ASIAN (Not Chinese)
Teak Thai
- 1051 St. Gregory, Mount Adams, 513-665-9800
2. Wild Ginger

, Hyde Park


3.

Lemon Grass, Hyde Park/Crescent Springs/West Chester

BAKERY
The BonBonerie
- 2030 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-321-3399
2. Servatii Pastry Shop

, multiple locations


3.

Busken Bakery, multiple locations

BARBEQUE
Montgomery Inn
- 9440 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-791-3482; 925 Eastern Ave., Downtown, 513-721-7427; 400 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, 859-344-5333


2.

City Barbeque, multiple locations
3. Walt’s Barbeque

, White Oak

BEER SELECTION
The Comet
- 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-541-8900
2. Hofbrauhaus

, Newport


3. Beer Sellar

, Newport

BREAKFAST
First Watch
- Multiple locations


2.

Bob Evans, multiple locations


3.

The Echo, Hyde Park

BUFFET
Golden Corral
- Multiple locations
2. Boi Na Braza

, Downtown


3. The Palm Court

, Downtown

BURGERS
Terry’s Turf Club
- 4618 Eastern Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-533-4222


2.

Zip’s Cafe, Mount Lookout
3. Five Guys Burgers and Fries

, multiple locations

BURRITOS/WRAPS
Chipotle Mexican Grill
- Multiple locations
2. The Comet

, Northside


3.

Habanero, Clifton/Newport

BUSINESS LUNCH
Arnold’s Bar & Grill
- 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown, 513-421-6234
2. Montgomery Inn Boathouse

, Downtown


3. Palomino

, Downtown

CHEAP EATS
Skyline Chili
- Multiple locations
2. Chipotle Mexican Grill

, multiple locations


3.

Zip’s Cafe, Mount Lookout

CHEESESTEAK
Penn Station
- Multiple locations


2.

Melt, Northside


3.

Jersey Mike’s, multiple locations

CHEF
Jean-Robert de Cavel


2.

David Falk, (Boca, Nada)


3.

Mark Bodenstein, (Parker’s Blue Ash)

CHICKEN
Chick-Fil-A
- Multiple locations
2. Silver Spring House

, Symmes Twp.


3. Hitching Post

, Hyde Park

CHILI (CHAIN)
Skyline Chili
- Multiple locations


2.

Gold Star, multiple locations


3.

Dixie Chili, multiple locations

CHILI (NON-CHAIN)
Camp Washington Chili
- Hopple and Colerain avenues, Camp Washington, 513-541-0061
2. Blue Ash Chili
3. Price Hill Chili

CHINESE
P.F. Chang
- 2633 Edmondson Road, Norwood, 513-531-4567; 9435 Civic Center Blvd., West Chester, 513-779-5555
2. Shanghai Mama’s

, Downtown


3.

Oriental Wok, Fort Mitchell

COFFEEHOUSE
Coffee Emporium -

Downtown/Hyde Park


2.

Starbucks, Multiple locations
3. Sitwell’s

, Clifton

DELI
Izzy’s
- Multiple locations
2. Jungle Jim’s

, Fairfield


3. Avril Bleh Meats

, Downtown

DESSERTS
The BonBonerie
- 2030 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-321-3399


2.

Graeter’s, multiple locations
3. Cheesecake Factory

, Kenwood

FIRST DATE RESTAURANT
York Street Café
- 738 York St., Newport, 859-261-9675


2.

Nada, Downtown
3. Melting Pot

, Symmes Twp.

FRENCH FRIES
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
- Multiple locations


2.

Penn Station, multiple locations


3.

McDonald’s, multiple locations

GERMAN
Hofbrauhaus
- 200 E. Third St., Newport, 859-491-7200
2. Mecklenburg Gardens

, Corryville


3. Christy’s & Lenhardt’s

, Clifton Heights

ICE CREAM
Graeter’s
- Multiple locations
2. Aglamesis Brothers

, Oakley/Montgomery


3.

U.D.F., multiple locations

INDIAN
Ambar
- 350 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-281-7000


2.

Baba, Oakley
3. Dusmesh

, Clifton

ITALIAN
Pompilio’s
- 600 Washington Ave., Newport, 859-581-3065
2. Scotti’s

, Downtown


3. Bella Luna

, East End

KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT
Chuck-E-Cheese
- Multiple locations


2.

Chick-Fil-A, multiple locations


3.

Red Robin, multiple locations

LIVE MUSIC WHILE YOU EAT
The Comet
- 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-541-8900
2. Arnold’s Bar & Grill

, Downtown


3. Hofbrauhaus

, Newport

MEDITERRANEAN
Andy’s Mediterranean Grill
- 906 Nassau St., Walnut Hills, 513-281-9791
2. Myra’s Dionysus

, Clifton Heights


3. Cafe Mediterranean

, Anderson Twp.

MEXICAN
Nada
- 600 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-721-6232
2. Rio Grande

, Newport


3.

El Rancho Grande, multiple locations

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Jean-Robert’s Table -
713 Vine St., Downtown, 513-621-4777
2. Mellow Mushroom

,

1014 Town Drive, Wilder, Ky., 859-441-6600


3.

Senate, 1212 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-2020
4. forkheartknife

, 1437 Main St.,

Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-3451


5.

NorthSlice Pizza, 1609 Chase Ave., Northside, 513-541-5858


6.

Tom Chee, 133 E. Court St., Downtown, 513-721-CHEE (2433)


7.

MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-6687


8.

Tony’s of Cincinnati, 12110 Montgomery Road, Symmes Twp., 513-677-1993


9.

La Poste, 3410 Telford St., Clifton, 513-281-3663
10. Joe’s Diner on Sycamore

,

1203 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-5637

OUTDOOR DINING
Arnold’s Bar and Grill
- 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown, 513-421-6234


2.

Arthur’s, Hyde Park
3. Buckhead Grill

, Bellevue

PIZZA (CHAIN)
Dewey’s
- Multiple locations


2.

La Rosa’s, multiple locations


3.

Donato’s, multiple locations

PUB FOOD
Terry’s Turf Club
- 4618 Eastern Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-533-4222


2.

Arthur’s, Hyde Park
3. Claddagh Irish Pub

, Newport

RAW BAR
Dancing Wasabi, Mount Lookout
- 1018 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-533-9218
2. The Waterfront

, Covington


3.

Teak Thai, Mount Adams

RESTAURANT WITH A VIEW
Primavista
- 810 Matson Place, Price Hill, 513-251-6467
2. The Celestial

, Mount Adams


3. Montgomery Inn Boathouse

, Downtown

ROMANTIC RESTAURANT
Primavista
- 810 Matson Place, Price Hill, 513-251-6467
2. The Celestial

, Mount Adams


3. Orchids at Palm Court

, Downtown

SALADS
Dewey’s
- Multiple locations


2.

Olive Garden, multiple locations


3.

Melt, Northside

SEAFOOD
Mitchell’s Fish Market
- Newport on the Levee, Newport, 859-291-7454


2.

Bonefish Grill, Hyde Park/Crescent Springs/West Chester
3. McCormick & Schmick’s

, Downtown

SOUL FOOD
Knotty Pine on the Bayou
- 1802 Licking Pike, Cold Spring, 859-781-2200
2. Alabama Fish House

, Over-the-Rhine


3.

Tucker’s, Over-the-Rhine

STEAKS
The Precinct
- 311 Delta Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-321-5454
2. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

, Downtown


3.

Outback, multiple locations

SUBS AND HOAGIE SANDWICHES
Penn Station
- Multiple locations


2.

Jimmy John’s, multiple locations


3.

Jersey Mike’s, multiple locations

SUNDAY BRUNCH
First Watch
- Multiple locations
2. Grand Finale

, Glendale


3. Take the Cake

, Northside

SUSHI
Dancing Wasabi
- 1018 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-533-9218


2.

Teak Thai, Mount Adams
3. Green Papaya

, Oakley

TAKEOUT
Chipotle Mexican Grill
- Multiple locations


2.

Skyline Chili, multiple locations


3.

Frisch’s, multiple locations

TAPAS
Argentine Bean
- 2875 Town Center Blvd., Crestview Hills, Ky., 859-341-1841
2. Latitudes

, Anderson


3. Daveed’s at 934

, Mount Adams

VEGETARIAN
Melt
- 4165 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-861-MELT


2.

Green Dog Cafe, Columbia-Tusculum
3. Myra’s Dionysus

, Clifton Heights

WAITSTAFF/SERVICE
The Precinct
- 311 Delta Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-321-5454
2. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

, Downtown


3.

Nada, Downtown

WATERFRONT DINING
Montgomery Inn Boathouse
- 925 Eastern Ave., Downtown, 513-721-7427
2. The Waterfront

, Covington


3. Buckhead Mountain Grill

, Bellevue

WINE SELECTION
20 Brix
- 101 Main St., Milford, 513-831-2749
2. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

, Downtown


3. Dilly Deli

, Mariemont

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