These 23 Soups from Cincinnati Restaurants Are Guaranteed to Warm You Up

It's January and whether you're trying to warm up, cut calories or you're like us and just genuinely love it, it's soup…

By CityBeat Staff

Noodle Soup from Fortune Noodle House
    349 Calhoun St., Clifton
    This Clifton eatery specializes in hand-pulled noodles, the star of its menu. In a soup, the noodles soak up the broth but stay chewy, a quality unique to fresh, homemade noodles. Options range from pork rib noodle soup to beef tripe and noodle and a veggie noodle soup with bok choy, Chinese cabbage and carrot.
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29 Tiny Cincinnati Restaurants You Should've Visited By Now

These quaint Queen City eateries range from authentic Thai cuisine to tasty taquerias and burger joints and what they lack in size, they…

By CityBeat Staff

Cincy Steak and Lemonade
    2607 Vine St., Clifton
    Cincy Steak and Lemonade offers everything from burgers and gyros to cheesesteaks and chicken sandwiches — not to mention their super colorful lemonades, with flavors ranging from rainbow to blue raspberry, and pina colada. With only a few booths in the restaurant, it’s a cozy spot for fast, casual bites.
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25 Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Restaurants Within Driving Distance of Cincinnati

Welcome to Flavortown. Guy Fieri is well known for his hit show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, on which he travels all over the…

By CityBeat Staff

Melt Bar and Grilled
    14718 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
    Season 8, Episode 6
    Fieri sampled dozens of grilled cheese sandwiches at Melt Bar and Grilled at its original location in Lakewood back in Season 8. And yes, he seemed to enjoy them all.
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26 Essential Over-the-Rhine Restaurants You Should Have Tried By Now

Cincinnati's bustling Over-the-Rhine neighborhood has developed a glittering reputation when it comes to its top-notch food offerings. From decade-old culinary staples to…

By CityBeat Staff

Pepp & Dolores
    1501 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
    Inspired by Sunday dinners at Thunderdome co-founders Joe and John Lanni's grandparents' house, the restaurant aims to embody the spirit and hospitality from those special evenings while honoring their family. The menu at Pepp & Dolores features housemade pastas — like the pomodoro, a butternut and mascarpone pasta and a lobster and Sunday sauce pasta— along with a focus on shareable dishes, salads and bread.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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25 of Cincinnati's Most Delicious Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants

Cincinnati is home to hundreds of different restaurants, ranging from upscale steakhouses to mobile food trucks. We have a diverse variety of…

By CityBeat Staff

Thai Express
    213 W McMillan St., Clifton
    This little gem brings authentic Thai cooking and culture to Cincinnati. Located in Clifton, Thai Express has been fueling students and professionals for over 20 years. Their signature Pad Thai dish is a favorite among many, but do not be fooled; the number of delicious traditional dishes span way beyond that.
    Photo: Paige Deglow
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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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Cincinnati Restaurants & Bars with Igloos, Heated Patios and Fire Pits for Outdoor Drinking

The weather is cooling down, and area bars and restaurants are heating up their outdoor spaces to offer safe and warm seating…

By CityBeat Staff

Cincinnati Restaurants & Bars with Igloos, Heated Patios and Fire Pits for Outdoor Drinking
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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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25 Over-the-Top Eats from Cincinnati Restaurants Sure to Satisfy Your Munchies

Sometimes a sort of unreasonable hunger strikes, and when that time comes, a regular ole' grilled cheese just won't cut it. Lucky…

By CityBeat Staff

Mikey’s Late Night Slice
    2014 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
    Mikey Late Night Slice's is known for its giant, foldable pizza slices and drunk-friendly menu items, like the "Pizza Dog," a hot dog stuffed with pepperoni and cheese, which is then wrapped in a slice of pizza as the bun. There's also the Cheezus Crust and Baby Cheezus, which is American cheese melted on top of two slices of pizza and pressed together into a sandwich. 
    Photo via instagram.com/latenightslice
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22 New Cincinnati Restaurants You Need to Try This Spring

The Cincinnati food scene is about to get a lot more flavorful. Between two specialty meat and cheese shops, a cannabis-themed sub…

By CityBeat Staff

FB’s Kitchen & Lounge
    126 W. 6th St., Downtown
    FB’s recently hosted their grand opening on March 10. The eatery boasts 4K TVs, fresh pasta and pizza and a patio, making it the “only Italian-inspired sports bar in Downtown Cincinnati,” their website says. The menu features wagyu beef meatballs, 12-inch specialty pizzas and a variety of cocktails. FB’s is a brainchild of the Earth + Ocean Restaurant Group (folks behind E+O Kitchen and E+O New Asian). 
    Photo: Tony Frank
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25 Black-Owned Cincinnati Restaurants You Should Have Tried By Now

From barbecue joints to Caribbean cuisine, bakeries to Southern soul food, the Queen City is full of delicious Black-owned eateries to explore.

By CityBeat Staff

Just Q'in
    975 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills
    Owned by Matt Cuff, Walnut Hills barbecue joint Just Q’in is “committed to the mission of Faith, Love and BBQ,” and offers their smoked brisket, ribs, chicken and more coupled with classic barbecue sides. 
    Photo: Lindsay McCarty
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These 17 Much-Anticipated Greater Cincinnati Restaurants Are New or Opening Soon

2021 is looking up, at least when it comes to our culinary offerings. The Queen City is stacked with recent restaurant openings…

By CityBeat Staff

Pampas Argentine Gastropub
    2038 Madison Road, O'Bryonville
    Taking inspiration from his heritage, Ignite Entertainment founder Juan Imeroni opened Pampas Argentine Gastropub, a new eatery that offers an approachable taste of the Argentine countryside in November. The ambiance blends the culture and flavors of two of his other local establishments: Che and Butcher and Barrel. Chef Patrick Bowling — formerly of Jean-Robert's Table and Restaurant L — is at the helm. The menu features meat dishes inspired by the “gaucho” experience in the flatlands of South America as well as salads and charcuterie. They boast a diverse list of cocktails as well, including the simple yet traditional Fernet y Coca.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Inside O'Bryonville's New Pampas Argentine Gastropub

The dynamic team behind Cincinnati restaurant group Ignite Entertainment has breathed new life into the former Eighth & English space in O'Bryonville.…

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Exterior of restaurant
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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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Inside The Standard, An Old Filling Station-Turned Vibrant New Covington Restaurant

The dynamic duo behind popular Covington dining and drinking destinations Otto's, Frida and Larry's have opened their most recent project, The Standard,…

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Inside The Standard, An Old Filling Station-Turned Vibrant New Covington Restaurant
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Cincinnati's 25 Best Restaurants for Carry-Out Right Now According to Yelp

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Queen City restaurants have very quickly — and rather seamlessly — adapted their business models to offer…

By CityBeat Staff

4. Pepp & Dolores
    1501 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
    ”This carry-out was just what I needed this week as my special dinner for making it to Friday, day 50 of 94% solitary confinement. Rather than eating out of the box like the hermit I've become, I plated it with the respect it deserved. I had the house made ricotta bread. Wedge salad. And Gricia. All of it was amazing with a special treat of crunchy little cookies to finish it off. ” — Angela E. 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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19 Cincinnati Restaurants That Have Closed Their Doors in 2020

The Queen City's culinary landscape is constantly growing and changing. It seems inevitable — especially during the financial strain of our current…

By CityBeat Staff

Sartre OTR
    1910 Elm St., Over-the Rhine
    Upscale Over-the-Rhine eatery Sartre closed its doors after the new year. The restaurant was located beneath Rhinegeist Brewery and opened in the fall of 2017. 
    The name behind French(ish) brasserie was conceived as a playful homage to philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. The eatery served up a changing menu of snacks, shareables and mains with a Parisian bistro sensibility. The space has since been transformed into OTR Chili Co., a Cincinnati-style chili parlor.
    Photo via SartreOTR
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Cincinnati's Fifty West Burger Bar is a New Can't-Miss Summertime Hot Spot

Every sign told the pioneer of Fifty West’s new Columbia Township burger joint that opening up shop during a pandemic was a…

By CityBeat Staff

Double cheeseburger and Flat-Top Dog with fries
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Newport on the Levee's Bridgeview Box Park is a Vibrantly Delicious Outdoor Foodie Destination

Bridgeview Box Park, a cluster of small food, drink and shopping vendors conglomerated where Mitchell’s Fish Market used to sit at Newport…

By CityBeat Staff

Bridgeview Box Park
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Inside The Governor, an East Coast-Style Diner in Downtown Milford

Brothers Paul and Neil Barraco had been working in fine dining for years when they returned to their East Coast roots to…

By CityBeat Staff

Exterior of The Governor
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Black-Owned Cincinnati Restaurants and Shops to Support

From bakeries, barbecue and burger spots to boutiques boasting clothing, plants and candles, show your support for black members of the community…

By CityBeat Staff

Photo: Liz Davis
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25 Greater Cincinnati Restaurants Where You Can Dine Inside This Weekend

As Greater Cincinnati begins to phase back into something resembling normalcy, restaurants were allowed to offer indoor seating starting Thursday, May 21.…

By CityBeat Staff

25 Greater Cincinnati Restaurants Where You Can Dine Inside This Weekend
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A Taste of the New Menu at Downtown's The View at Shires' Garden

The View at Shires' Garden, located on top of Cincinnati's City Club Apartments, is debuting its new menu this weekend, which features…

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The rooftop patio at The View at Shires' Garden
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These Cincinnati Restaurants and Bars are Opening Their Patios This Weekend

As part of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's Responsible RestartOhio plan, restaurant and bars are permitted to open their outdoor dining spaces starting…

By CityBeat Staff

Incline Public House
    2601 Eighth St. W., East Price Hill
    Incline Public House, located in East Price Hill's Incline District, is opening its patio at 11 a.m. on Friday, offering impeccable views of the Cincinnati skyline. No reservations are available. 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Carry-Out Specials to Savor at Home During Virtual Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week

CityBeat's Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week will once again bring an exclusive, local dining experience to the Tri-State — but with a twist.…

By CityBeat Staff

Prime
    10 oz. prime New York strip steak
    Photo: Provided by Prime
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18 Most Anticipated Restaurants to Open in Cincinnati This Spring

Hope you're hungry, because the Queen City has some exciting culinary additions to look forward to this spring. From a new OTR…

By CityBeat Staff

OTR Chili
    1910 Elm Street and Eton Ave., Over-the-Rhine
    Over-the-Rhine will soon be home to the newest face of Cincinnati chili. Housed in the old Sartre space in the Rhinegeist brewery, OTR Chili is set to open this spring. In addition to classic chili dishes like 3-ways and coneys, OTR Chili will also include a menu full of options like classic burgers and an abundance of sandwiches, from fried chicken to gyros, plus wine, spirits and cocktails. 
     Photo: Provided
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