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…

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Inside Over-the-Rhine's Trendy New Pearlstar Oyster Bar
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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…

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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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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…

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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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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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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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35 New Cincinnati Bars & Restaurants You May Have Missed Over the Pandemic

We're a little over a year since the pandemic reached us locally, but despite the immense challenges that came along with it,…

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    Subito
    311 Pike St., Downtown
    Downtown's new The Lytle Park Hotel opened to the public this past 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 antipasta. Head to their bar for a selection of white, red and sparkling wines — including their own house sparkler by Ohio River Valley. They also boast spirits and cocktails.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Inside Mariemont's Sophisticated Seafood-Centric Eatery The Emery

Looking Glass Hospitality Group — the team behind TAHONA Kitchen+Bar, S.W. Clyborne Provision & Spirits, Fretboard Brewing & Public House and Toast…

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Exterior of The Emery
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Inside Oakley Fish House, Newest Eatery From Team Behind Teak OTR

Oakley Square welcomed a deliciously nostalgic addition over the course of the pandemic, taking over the space formerly occupied by long-time eatery…

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Inside Oakley Fish House, Newest Eatery From Team Behind Teak OTR
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Inside Lytle Park Hotel's New Upscale Italian Eatery Subito and Dazzling Rooftop Lounge

Downtown's new The Lytle Park Hotel opened to the public this June, along with their in-house, upscale Italian eatery Subito and sophisticated…

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Subito's lounge and bar
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20 Most Anticipated New Restaurants Opening in Cincinnati This Year

Hope y'all are hungry: The Queen City has plenty of new restaurants for you to sink your teeth into this year. From…

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    Sugar n' Spice
    1203 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine
    The Paddock Hills staple will open a second location in Over-the-Rhine on July 11. The eatery will consist of a 1950s-style dining car and larger dining room which will serve classic breakfast and lunch items but, unlike the original, it will also include brunch drinks like mimosas and bloody marys.
    Photo: Tony Frank
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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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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…

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Charred pulpo
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The 17 Most-Anticipated New Restaurants Coming to Cincinnati This Fall

Cincinnati's restaurant scene is hot — and it just keeps getting hotter. From scratch-made pasta spots to late-night donut destinations and barbeque…

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Nomad
    225 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Kentucky
    This new evening gathering place will serve craft cocktails, coffee, wine, beer and donuts out of a renovated vintage 1976 Bristol double-decker bus and a dreamy outdoor courtyard. The space is across the street from Darkness Brewing, formerly the home of Mama C's Buttercream & Sprinkles bakery. They will host soft openings throughout the fall ahead of their grand opening in spring 2020.
    Photo: Meagan White
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Inside Fishbowl at The Banks, Cincinnati's New Beach-Themed Bar

Fishbowl at The Banks celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 3. The newest addition to The Banks lineup of bars has signature…

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Currently there are six signature fishbowls available, although they hope to add seasonal specials as well as a build-your-own bowl.  White Claw Wave pictured.
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Libby's Southern Comfort in Covington is an Homage to Fried Chicken and Tradition

Libby's Southern Comfort is located at 35 W. Eighth St. in Duveneck Square and is helmed by Brad Wainscott, whose local culinary lineage…

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Dining space
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These 15 Cincinnati Restaurants and Bars Are Opening Soon

The Queen City has plenty of options when it comes to our dining and drinking scene. If you were having trouble deciding…

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Wódka Bar
    1200 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
    An extension of Babushka Pierogies, Wódka Bar will carry an ambitious selection of vodkas, stocking upward of 60 types including many Russian, Polish and Ukrainian brands that are lesser known in the United States. The bar is slated to open May 10. 
    Photo via Facebook.com/WodkaBarOTR
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These 24 Cincinnati Restaurants and Bars are New or Coming Soon in 2019

Cincinnati's restaurant and bar scene is thriving, with new options popping up at every turn. Over the past three months, the Queen…

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Coming Soon: Holiday Liquor Bar
    1538 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
    This new bar concept from the team behind Senate/Abigail Street/Pontiac (aka the Queen City Hospitality Group) will be a "dive bar" off the main drag of nightlife destinations in OTR and will feature a food menu, though drinks will be the focus. 
    Photo: Paige Deglow
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17 New Restaurants and Bars We Can't Wait to Try in 2019

The Queen City seems to be an ever-flowing fountain of new food and beverage ventures. With bars and restaurants popping up on…

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Coming Soon: CHX
    1211 Broadway St., Pendleton
    This restaurant plans to serve up the “loudest fried Chicken in Pendleton.” Their menu offers chicken sandwiches, salads and their signature menu item (which is similar to popcorn chicken), Banties.
    Photo via Facebook.com/CHXCincy
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These 23 Restaurants and Bars are New or Coming Soon to Cincinnati

Cincinnati's city center is an ever-expanding hub for foodies and nightlife enthusiasts. Here are some of the places that are opening soon…

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Rich’s Proper Food & Drink
    701 Madison Ave., Covington
    This bar and restaurant operates out of the more than 100-year-old building formerly occupied by Rich's Gruen Watches, a high-end jewelry store. The bar’s menu includes wine, beer, cocktails and spirits, with a special emphasis placed on bourbon. The kitchen provides food with a twist on Southern fare with Creole and Kentucky influences.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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OTR's LouVino Offers Sharable Southern-Inspired Bites and Fine Wines on Tap

Midwestern Cincinnati got another dose of Southern cooking with the opening of Louisville, Ky.-based LouVino. But that palate comes with twist, says…

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A spread of sharable plates and one of 17 pre-selected wine flights
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