20 Best Steakhouses in Cincinnati According to Yelp

The Queen City may have many steakhouses, and you may have your favorites, but these are the top 20, according to Yelp. …

By CityBeat Staff

3. Losanti
    1401 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
    ”AMAZING! Went here for my boyfriend's birthday! I accidentally reserved for the day before so I didn't get the patio seating and we sat in the window. The ambiance was great and still surprisingly a bit romantic! We ordered the filet, southern chicken, and the truffle Mac and cheese. Hands down the best steak as well as Mac! Drinks are strong and service was great!!! We will be coming back!” — Rogeyy E. 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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A Look at Le Bar a Boeuf's Revamped Menu with Upscale French Flare and the Same River Views

You can take the French chef out of a fine-dining environment, but you may not be able to take a fine-dining orientation…

By CityBeat Staff

The patio
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Anjou in East Walnut Hills Uses Fruit, Veggies and Rose-Shaped Ice Cubes in its Colorful Cocktails

Located in a cozy nook on Woodburn Avenue, formerly housing Woodburn Dry Cleaners, Anjou comes to us from Chris Wolfe, Andy Smith…

By CityBeat Staff

The Anjou space was formerly occupied by Woodburn Dry Cleaners.
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Inside Over-the-Rhine's Trendy New Pearlstar Oyster Bar

Located in the former A Tavola storefront on Vine Street, Pearlstar is the brainchild of Nashville restaurateur Terry Raley. (Raley is also…

By CityBeat Staff

Inside Over-the-Rhine's Trendy New Pearlstar Oyster Bar
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30 Cincinnati Restaurants Offering Excellent Vegetarian Dishes

Eating a vegetarian diet is becoming more popular among human beings, even if it's just adding a "Meat-Free Monday" to your weekly…

By CityBeat Staff

Rooted Juicery + Kitchen
    3010 Madison Road, Oakley; 6844 Wooster Pike, Mariemont; 17 E. Sixth St., Downtown
    From coolers housing a rainbow display of juices to vegan meal bowls to a mini bakery, Rooted is out to prove that plant-based eating offers a vast variety of flavors and quality options. The Mexican grain bowl (quinoa, black beans, guacamole, walnut crumble, cashew cheese) is a favorite in the bowl category. Everything is as locally sourced as possible and the downtown location features a full coffee and matcha bar. They also recently opened a Rooted in Findlay Market called Baked, which also offers baked goods and wine.
    Photo: Rooted Juicery + Kitchen
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25 Essential Taco Spots You Must Try in Cincinnati

Whether it's Taco Tuesday or you're simply feelin' some meat or veggies snuggly wrapped in a warm tortilla, Cincinnati has plenty to…

By CityBeat Staff

Frida 602
    602 Main St., Covington
    The restaurant, named after the legendary painter Frida Kahlo, has Kahlo’s portrait and famous unibrow emblazoned all over the place. The cocktail list is divided into margaritas and house cocktails made with either tequila or mezcal, and they offer both alcohols in a flight. The menu includes chips and salsas, burritos, tacos and sandwiches. The Brussels sprout and pescado tacos are local favorites.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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25 Trendy Greater Cincinnati Bars Located Outside of Over-the-Rhine

Whether it's the parking struggles, avoiding Vine Street crowds or you simply want to explore a new hood, there are plenty of…

By CityBeat Staff

Comfort Station
    793 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills
    Located in a former 105-year-old rest area, Comfort Station is an airy nightlife destination full of hip cocktails and outdoor lounge spots. Enter through the bright blue former women’s restroom door to access main bar space, replete with original skylights, plush blue-velvet seating and a living plant wall. From the bar you can access the back patio, which has multiple seating nooks — including an elevated perch with cushions — as well as a cozy fire pit.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Here's a Taste of What You Can Try During Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week, Sept. 20-26

Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week is once again bringing a local dining experience to the Tri-State from Sept. 20-26. The event features more than…

By CityBeat Staff

Jag's Steak & Seafood
    
    5980 West Chester Road, West Chester
    $46 // 3-Course Dinner // Dine-In Only
    Filet Mignon: veal demi-glace onion straws, garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus
    Photo: Laura Peyton
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25 New Greater Cincinnati Restaurants That Opened Over the Summer

The Queen City's dining scene was on fire this summer, dishing out delicious new concepts and opening additional locations of popular establishments…

By CityBeat Staff

Proud Hound Coffee
    6717 Montgomery Road, Silverton
    Located in a 4,000-square-foot warehouse, the new café officially opened on June 26 — a milestone the team has been chasing for years. Since launching in 2019, Proud Hound has been helping Cincinnatians get their caffeine fix via pop-ups with its coffee truck and cart, wholesale operations, events and collaborations. The flagship location, complete with a coffee bar and full-service kitchen, also houses its roasting facility, viewable by customers through large glass windows. Customers can expect all the usual espresso-based beverages — cortados, cappuccinos, americanos, lattes and mochas — alongside cold brews, pour overs and drip coffees. Not into coffee? The café also slings teas, hot chocolate and more. You can even order a picturesque blue matcha. The kitchen, run by executive chef Kierstin Dudley, serves up Southern-centric breakfast and brunch with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and seasonal dishes. 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Inside Somerset, An Otherworldly Drinking Destination in the Heart of OTR

Something extraordinary is growing roots in Over-the-Rhine, but if you're not looking for it, you just might miss it. Tucked away at…

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Inside Somerset, An Otherworldly Drinking Destination in the Heart of OTR
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Everyone We Saw at Cincinnati's Margarita Madness on the Purple People Bridge

CityBeat's eighth-annual Margarita Madness returned to the Purple People Bridge on Friday, Aug. 27, bringing boozy sips, bites and views to the…

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Everyone We Saw at Cincinnati's Margarita Madness on the Purple People Bridge
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Inside Downtown's Upscale Greek Eatery Okto by E+O Kitchen

Cincinnati-based Earth & Ocean Restaurant Group (the team behind Hyde Park's E+O Kitchen) is bringing the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean to…

By CityBeat Staff

Exterior of Okto
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Inside Downtown Cincinnati's Metropole Restaurant, With New Chef Vanessa Miller at the Helm

A Cincinnati native, Vanessa Miller came on board as executive chef at downtown's Metropole at the 21c Museum Hotel in the fall…

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Metropole, with chef Vanessa Miller at the helm
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19 New Cincinnati Restaurants & Bars to Visit This Fall

Summer may be coming to a close, but there's plenty to look forward to this fall, including some exciting new bites to…

By CityBeat Staff

Somerset
    139 E. McMicken Ave., Over-the-Rhine
    Somerset, slated to open soon, will feature two bar spaces — one in the plant-filled and glass-roofed conservatory and another in the cozy lounge space. The grounds will also be home to a double-decker London tour bus that has been converted into a kitchen (with a rooftop seating area); and, the pièce de résistance, Somerset's awe-inspiring garden space, loaded with tropical plants, unique seating nooks and imported pieces from co-founder and creative lead James Fisher's collection, as well as the collections of his friends and family. The courtyard will house Somerset's double-decker food bus, which will be helmed by local Mazunte Tacos. Fisher says Mazunte will bring the special Mexican flair they're known for, along with a globe-trotting menu of street eats.
    Photo: Facebook.com/Somerset.otr
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Inside Covington's OLLA Taqueria, a Mexican Street Food Joint with a Big Appetite

Covington’s OLLA Taqueria Gutierrez  recently opened on West MLK Jr. Boulevard, serving up Mexican-style street food with some extravagant twists. The new…

By CityBeat Staff

Exterior of OLLA
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Everything We Saw (and Ate) at Glier's Goettafest in Northern Kentucky

After skipping a year due to the pandemic, Glier's Goettafest is back, bringing all of the goetta-infused creations you never knew you needed to…

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Everything We Saw (and Ate) at Glier's Goettafest in Northern Kentucky
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Inside Silverton's Colorful Proud Hound Coffee, a Local Roaster and Southern-Inspired Cafe

If you’re standing in the lobby of Proud Hound Coffee’s recently opened Silverton café and are reminded of Wes Anderson’s aesthetic, that’s…

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Left dining space when walking through the front door
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20 Breezy Greater Cincinnati Riverfront Patios to Cool Off on This Summer

Summertime in the Queen City is best served with a cold drink and a riverfront view. These local bars and eateries have…

By CityBeat Staff

Cabana on the River
    7445 Forbes Road, Sayler Park
    Located right on the water, Cabana on the River is a no frills (paper plates!) Tiki bar tucked away on some prime riverfront real estate on the West Side. The large and varied menu has plenty of options for everyone, including items like a Black & Bleu California Steak Salad, gourmet grilled cheese and Caribbean fish tacos. Cabana on the River also has a full bar and plenty of bar seating. Drink specials are mostly rum-based with an island vibe, and they have a large selection of premium, local and craft beers. 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Everyone We Saw at the 29th Newport Italianfest

The 29th Newport Italianfest took place this past weekend at Newport on the Levee's Festival Park. The beloved event honors the Tri-State's…

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Everyone We Saw at the 29th Newport Italianfest
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Inside Northside's Approachable-Yet-Refined Gulow Street Bar and Eatery

Northside recently welcomed a new addition to the neighborhood. Gulow Street, a cozy yet sophisticated bar and restaurant located at the corner…

By CityBeat Staff

Bar/dining space
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Cincinnati is Now Home to a Hard Rock Cafe. Let's Take a Tour

Get ready to add to your T-shirt collection. The iconic Rock-memorabilia-infused tourist favorite Hard Rock Cafe is now open in Cincinnati's freshly…

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Cincinnati is Now Home to a Hard Rock Cafe. Let's Take a Tour
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The 20 Hottest New Restaurants in Cincinnati Right Now

Summer is here, and Cincinnati's food scene is heating up. Dozens of restaurants have opened since the beginning of the year, from…

By CityBeat Staff

Oakley Kitchen Food Hall
    3715 Madison Road, Oakley
    Greater Cincinnati's culinary scene is expanding rapidly, and with the opening of incubator kitchen and event space Oakley Kitchen Food Hall, area chefs and food entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to develop their ideas, skills and products even further. The food hall has softly opened its eight local food vendors and soon will host its grand opening in tandem with the opening of hall's The Cutaway Bar. The establishment will feature a joint-use space: eight kitchen pods featuring start-ups and ghost kitchens inhabit the first floor, along with Campfire Foods Commissary, the forthcoming bar (with Mike Stankovich, the local bar owner behind Longfellow, at the helm) and a marketplace that offers local products from both new and established local businesses. Restaurants include La Petite Frite, Khana, Jimmie Lou's, Loakley, Parts & Labor, Onolicious Hi and Olive Tree. Upstairs, Oakley Kitchen Food Hall will feature a 10,000 square-foot seating space/rentable event venue that can be used for food-centric parties, private events and weddings.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Everyone We Saw at the Cincinnati Burger Week Kick-Off Party at Samuel Adams Taproom

Over-the-Rhine's Samuel Adams Taproom hosted CityBeat's Cincinnati Burger Week Kick-Off Party on July 8. The week-long burger extravaganza takes place July 12-28 and…

By CityBeat Staff

Everyone We Saw at the Cincinnati Burger Week Kick-Off Party at Samuel Adams Taproom
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Here's a Taste of What You Can Enjoy at the New Oakley Kitchen Food Hall

Greater Cincinnati's culinary scene is expanding rapidly, and with the opening of incubator kitchen and event space Oakley Kitchen Food Hall, area…

By CityBeat Staff

The exterior of Oakley Kitchen Food Hall's front entrance, which takes you to the second-floor dining hall/event space. There are multiple other entrances that will take you to the first floor where restaurants are located.
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The Most Over-the-Top $6 Cincinnati Burger Week Creations You Must Try

Cincinnati Burger Week is back, bringing $6 beefy bites (plus plenty of vegetarian options) from nearly 100 different local restaurants to the…

By CityBeat Staff

Agave & Rye
    Multiple locations including 3825 Edwards Road, Rookwood; 635 Madison Ave., Covington; 7125 Fountain View Drive, Liberty Township
    THE BABY GOT MAC!: Two burgers smashed together, topped with mac and cheese, caramelized onion and tomato sauce, fried tobacco onions, served on a brioche bun spread with spicy roasted garlic aioli.
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Everything We Saw at Rockin Taco Festival at the New Covington Plaza

The Rockin Taco Festival came to Covington Plaza during the weekend of June 25 - 27. The festival was free to the…

By CityBeat Staff

Everything We Saw at Rockin Taco Festival at the New Covington Plaza
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The 25 Best Cincinnati Restaurants When You Have $10 or Less

Feelin' hungry for a bite that won't break the bank? We've got you covered. There are plenty of tasty local eateries to…

By CityBeat Staff

Quatman Cafe
    2434 Quatman Ave., Norwood; 224 W. Main St., Mason
    This no-frills burger joint has locations in Mason and Norwood. Everything on the menu is under $10, including burgers and fish, chicken and deli sandwiches. On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, enjoy a cheeseburger, fries and a drink for just $8.
    Photo: Quatman Cafe’s Facebook
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21 New and Coming Soon Cincinnati Restaurants to Try This Summer

Hungry? Good. Cincinnati has some buns in the oven. The pandemic appears to be in the rear-view mirror and the Queen City's…

By CityBeat Staff

Somerset OTR
    139 E. McMicken Ave., Over-the-Rhine
    Slated to open this summer, this literal urban oasis will transport visitors across the globe once they walk through the entrance gates. The forthcoming bar features a vibrant jungle atmosphere, with eclectic decor and unique seating throughout the space. Somerset will have two bars — a conservatory bar and a lounge bar, as well as an herb garden, space for a food truck and an outdoor cinema wall, according to their Instagram. 
    Photo: Facebook.com/somerset.otr
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The 25 Best Restaurants in Cincinnati Right Now, According to Yelp

Not even a pandemic could slow down the Queen City's insatiable appetite for excellent eats. Whether you're craving steamed Chinese buns or…

By CityBeat Staff

24. Boombox Buns
    1400 Republic St., Over-the-Rhine
    “Finally got to try Boombox Buns, and they were just as good as I imagined they would be! I got a beef bun and a pork bun. Both of them had great flavors and textures. The buns themselves were perfectly fluffy and yummy. Staff was super welcoming and kind. Place was clean. I'll definitely be coming back in the future and recommending it to my friends! Great job, Boombox!” — Abby L.   
    Photo: facebook.com/boomboxbuns
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Cincinnati's Top 10 Barbecue Spots, According to CityBeat Readers

Hungry for some meat that's been smoked, pulled or slathered in barbecue sauce? Look no further than this list to sate your…

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Cincinnati's Top 10 Barbecue Spots, According to CityBeat Readers
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