23 Under-the-Radar Restaurants You Must Try in Cincinnati

With so many new restaurants and bars throughout the city, it's easy for a few to fall through the cracks. While OTR's…

By CityBeat Staff

Wunderbar!
    1132 Lee St., Covington
    Wunderbar! is one of those restaurants that’s considered a “hidden gem.” The authentic German-inspired menu features housemade wursts with locally sourced meats, like the restaurant’s super popular currywurst — a peculiar invention of post-World War II Germany. It’s a spiced sausage served with a ketchup-Worcestershire-curry sauce. The rotating sausage menu is written on a blackboard behind the bar, but a must-try is the giant pretzel, a gigantic, plate-sized pretzel that easily complements any of the bar’s refreshing beers. 
    Photo: Wunderbar Facebook
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29 Iconic Cincinnati Restaurants to Take Out-of-Towners

From classic staples like Skyline and LaRosa's to new favorites such as Pearlstar and Pho Lang Thang, the Queen City has many…

By CityBeat Staff

Taft’s Ale House 
    1429 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
    Located inside a former church, the building is an ode to Cincinnatian and former President William Howard Taft. The multi-floor brewpub maintains some of the sanctuary’s charm (like the bell tower). The 14 beers on tap and a menu focused on tri-tip beef are practically begging you to spend Saturday afternoon drinking there.
    Photo: Jesse Fox
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Inside Quan Hapa's Newly Renovated Over-the-Rhine Restaurant

Over-the-Rhine Asian gastropub Quan Hapa has set an official reopening date after the restaurant closed in early October to undergo what they refer…

By CityBeat Staff

Inside Quan Hapa's Newly Renovated Over-the-Rhine Restaurant
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24 of the Oldest Restaurants in Greater Cincinnati You Have to Try

While it's hard to ignore Cincinnati's booming restaurant scene, it's incredibly important to pay homage to the restaurants that have stood the…

By CityBeat Staff

Herb & Thelma’s Tavern
    718 W. Pike St., Covington
    Open in 1939 as Heine’s Café, the small drop-ceilinged dining room is what some may call a “hole in the wall.” Their incredibly friendly staff serves up simple but delectable made-to-order burgers. Their speciality is a  juicy meat patty topped with cheese, onions and pickles; a short list of sides includes chili, soup or Husman’s chips. 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Cincinnati's 25 Best Restaurants Right Now According to Yelp

The Queen City is full of diverse and delicious restaurants and, subsequently, plenty of online food reviewers. These Yelpers have some interesting…

By CityBeat Staff

6. Mighty Good: Meat n’ Three
    1819 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
    ”It's Mighty Good! The food is great.  The price is right! Best value in OTR. Been a few times and all the meat choices are great.  Loved the corn bread and the grits.  But can't go wrong no matter what you pick.” — Joe H. 
    Photo: Catie Viox
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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…

By CityBeat Staff

Metropole, with chef Vanessa Miller at the helm
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Inside Downtown's New Khora, One of America's "Most Anticipated" Restaurants of the Year

Back in 2019, both Food & Wine and Vogue magazines named a forthcoming Cincinnati eatery to their lists of the "most anticipated" American restaurant openings of…

By CityBeat Staff

Back in 2019, both Food & Wine and Vogue magazines named this Cincinnati eatery to their lists of the "most anticipated" American restaurant openings of 2020.
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Cincy’s Beloved Thai Restaurant Teak Has Reopened Across From Washington Park

After closing its doors in Mount Adams in 2017, the owners of Teak Thai have reopened in a fresh, new space across…

By CityBeat Staff

A spread of menu items available at Teak OTR
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25 Must-Try Cincinnati Restaurants That Opened This Summer

Cincinnati restaurant owners have stayed busy during this pandemic, because whether or not the world is ending, we've still gotta eat. So…

By CityBeat Staff


    Subito
    311 Pike St., Downtown
    Downtown's new The Lytle Park Hotel opened to the public this June, along with their in-house, upscale Italian eatery Subito and sophisticated rooftop lounge, Vista at Lytle Park.
    Subito's menu focuses on homemade pastas, stone-oven pizzas, fresh seafood, steaks and antipasti, with executive chef Michael McIntosh at the helm. Guests can choose from more traditional Italian eats like cacio e pepe, burrata and margherita pizza or opt for creative takes on classics like their vegan torta di ceci with vegan tofu-ricotta, farinata, kale, beets, carrot ribbons lemon oil and micro greens.
    Head to their bar for a selection of whites, reds and sparkling wines — including their own house sparkling wine by Ohio River Valley. They also boast spirits and cocktails, like their Mabel's Manhattan with Woodford Rye, Carpano Antica, Peychaud's and Benedictine bitters and a filthy cherry.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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16 Cincinnati Rooftop Patios Where You Can Enjoy a Cocktail With a View

What's better than a drink with a view? Not much. The Queen City has plenty of rooftop patios boasting stunning sights of…

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The outdoor rooftop patio overlooking Lytle Park
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Inside Ruby's Chocolates, a Wonderland of Sweet Treats in Oakley

Oakley just got a little bit sweeter with the recent opening of Ruby's Chocolates. After 10 years of crafting made-from-scratch treats in…

By CityBeat Staff

Inside the colorful space
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36 Deliciously New (and Newish) Cincinnati Restaurants to Eat at Right Now

Hello. Are you hungry? You probably will be at some point today or in the near future (unless you’re a robot). And…

By CityBeat Staff

Charred pulpo
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Where to Find the 10 Best Barbecue Joints in the Queen City

Summertime and barbecue go hand in hand. Cincinnati is full of options for smoked meats, but these were voted the best in…

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1. Eli’s BBQ 
    133 W. Elder St., Over-the-Rhine; 3313 Riverside Drive, Columbia Tusculum
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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These Are Cincinnati's 10 Best Restaurants to Take a Foodie

From homemade pasta spots to tasty Mediterranean tapas and fried chicken to decked-out Belgian waffles, Cincinnati has plenty to offer self-proclaimed foodies.…

By CityBeat Staff

7. Joe’s Pizza Napoli
    507 Chamber Drive, Milford
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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This East Walnut Hills Restaurant and Bar is Located Inside an Old Art Deco Bank

The team behind The Littlefield has opened a new concept in East Walnut Hills in the former Art Deco Central Trust Bank…

By CityBeat Staff

This East Walnut Hills Restaurant and Bar is Located Inside an Old Art Deco Bank
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Pendleton's Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey Elevates Southern Classics

Eating at Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey is one of those “experience” dinners. But unlike the ones you love to hate (or love…

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Aunt Sally's Shrimp, a Thai-inspired spin on the classic shrimp and grits, made with lemongrass shrimp, coconut chili gravy and smoked cheddar grits.
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Is Italian Trattoria Sotto Cincinnati's Most Romantic Restaurant?

Sotto is Cincinnati's hidden basement trattoria — a below-street-level Italian eatery, nestled underneath sister restaurant Boca on Sixth Street downtown. This is the place…

By CityBeat Staff

Interior of Sotto
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