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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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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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…

By CityBeat Staff


    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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22 New Cincinnati Restaurants That Have Opened So Far This Year

Nothing can stop the Queen City's food and beverage industry from shining — not even a global pandemic. These Greater Cincinnati restaurants,…

By CityBeat Staff


    OTR Chili Co.
    1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine 
     Housed in the old Sartre space in the Rhinegeist Brewery building, OTR Chili Company is a retro diner-style spot offering self-proclaimed "authentic Cincinnati chili" in addition to burgers, salads and shakes. The chili menu features all the classics: a 3-, 4- or 5-Way made with 100-percent beef and secret spice blend, plus a vegetarian way. For booze fans, you can add a shot of bourbon to your malted chocolate or vanilla shake for just $4.
    Photo via Facebook.com/Rhinegeist
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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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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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Inside Over-the-Rhine Italian Eatery Pepp & Dolores

Thunderdome Restaurant Group — the team behind The Eagle, Bakersfield, Currito and Maplewood Kitchen and Bar — opened their newest concept, an…

By CityBeat Staff

Thunderdome Restaurant Group — the team behind The Eagle, Bakersfield, Currito and Maplewood Kitchen and Bar — has opened their newest concept, an Italian eatery called Pepp & Dolores, at 1501 Vine St. in Over-the-Rhine.
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We’ll Miss These 19 Cincinnati Restaurants That Closed in 2019

These shuttered Queen City eateries are gone, but never forgotten. In a city where new restaurants open at every turn, it's easy…

By CityBeat Staff

Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club
    860 Elm St., Ludlow
    Northern Kentucky’s Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club was considered a “total loss” after a barge struck the floating restaurant in the early morning hours of Oct. 2, dragging some of it down the river and sinking the rest. That effectively ended the marina's season, as you might expect — and led to questions about whether the attraction would reopen at all. According to owners Steve and Andrea Gott, “while the future for LBYC remains unclear and there are a lot of challenges to face, all I can say is thanks from the bottom of our hearts & I WILL BE BACK.”
    Photo: Phil Heidenreich
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26 Late-Night Dining Destinations in Cincinnati You Should Visit This Weekend

Whether you're famished after a long night of drinking with pals, or you're simply a night owl with an appetite — there…

By CityBeat Staff

13th Street Alley
    126 E. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine
    Get a taste of Philly in Cincy via a window in OTR where Philly cheesesteak reigns supreme. But seriously, this little eatery is overflowing with wraps and bowls to get you through the day. Want some fries with that? Here, you definitely do.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Inside Pho Lang Thang's New OTR Location — Bigger, Boozier and Just as Delicious

Pho Lang Thang has been serving excellent Vietnamese eats since opening in Findlay Market in 2011. This fall, they got the chance…

By CityBeat Staff

The exterior of Pho Lang Thang's new location
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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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25 Cincinnati Restaurants That Are Totally Worth the Wait

Despite the long lines, wait times or reservation struggles, these Queen City eateries live up to the hype. From top-notch fried chicken…

By CityBeat Staff

Sugar n’ Spice
    4381 Reading Road, Paddock Hills
    For over 75 years, this family-friendly Paddock Hills diner has been serving up “Wispy Thin” pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, steak and eggs, corned beef hash, breakfast quesadillas and much more to one of the most-diverse clienteles in town. From the after-church crowds to college students to doctors heading off to work at nearby hospitals, folks from all over the economic spectrum continue to start their day at this cozy counter or crammed into the precious few booths. Wait time is often long for this popular spot, but it’s not unlikely that your hanger might be soothed by some complimentary nuggets of fried macaroni and cheese or gooey chocolate brownies. When those coveted seats finally come available, younger diners are rewarded with rubber duckies in addition to their meals. 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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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…

By CityBeat Staff

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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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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22 Hip Cincinnati Restaurants That Are Open on Mondays

Finding a hip restaurant that's actually open on a Monday night can be a challenge in Cincinnati. To most 9-to-5 Monday through…

By CityBeat Staff

Nicola’s
    1420 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine
    One of Cincinnati’s top, Zagat-rated restaurants, Nicola’s housemade pastas and secondi piatti are among some of the thoughtfully conceived dishes that will transport patrons to the heart of Italy in OTR. Indulge in wine-paired tasting menus, or cap off your meal with a dessert. Mondays nights are Bolo Night, with $15 tagliatelle alla bolognese and a house salad. The house bread basket will add $1.99 per person to the tab but the quality and variety of the focaccia, sliced Italian bread and crunchy breadsticks is well worth the small charge.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Inside Social OTR, the Ambitious Eatery That Serves The Community in More Ways Than One

A nonprofit venture owned by the Corporation for Findlay Market, Social OTR not only nails its ambitious New American menu but also…

By CityBeat Staff

Front dining space
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Cincinnati's 10 Best Restaurants for a First Date

From casual eateries to sophisticated spots with moody dining rooms or spectacular views of the city, these local dining destinations were voted…

By CityBeat Staff

1. Sotto
    118 E. Sixth St., Downtown
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Inside Sartre OTR, Cincinnati's Best Existential Cocktail Destination

With a name conceived as a playful homage to philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, Frenchish brasserie Sartre OTR sits on the ground floor of the Rhinegeist…

By CityBeat Staff

Inside Sartre OTR, Cincinnati's Best Existential Cocktail Destination
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20 of Cincinnati's Most Beautiful Restaurants and Bars

Whether you're planning an extravagant date night or you just want a classy night on the town with your friends, the Queen…

By CityBeat Staff


    Karrikin Spirits Co.
    3717 Jonlen Drive, Fairfax
    Karrikin Spirits Co. is a "grain to glass" distillery and restaurant located in Fairfax. Essentially a one-stop-shop for a variety of housemade spirits and beverages like vodka, gin, agave spirit, rum and fruit brandies as well as hard sodas, non-alcoholic sodas and beers. 
    In addition to beverages, the restaurant offers a menu full of creative housemade dishes. The dining area includes two formal spaces on either side of the kitchen-bar, and a lounge area with an eclectic grouping of chairs and couches upon which guests can sip, dine and hang out.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Over-the-Rhine Vegan Take-Out Restaurant Essen Unveils Vibrant New Spring Menu

Spring has sprung, and with it comes a brand new seasonal menu from Essen Kitchen. The vegan to-go and delivery spot opened…

By CityBeat Staff

Creamy avocado panna cotta with cilantro
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Inside OTR's Holiday Spirits and Forty Thieves, a 'Dive' Bar with Middle Eastern Street Food

Helmed by Dan Wright and his wife Lana (of Senate, Abigail Street and Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ), with director of operations Mike…

By CityBeat Staff

Exterior of Holiday Spirits Bar
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Inside Mikey's Late Night Slice, OTR's New Neon Pizza Haven

Columbus-based pizza parlor Mikey's Late Night Slice has set an opening date for its Over-the-Rhine location: March 18. The pizza joint shares…

By CityBeat Staff

Dining toward the back of the restaurant
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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…

By CityBeat Staff

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…

By CityBeat Staff

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 Quaintrelle Confections is the Gourmet S'more Bar of Your Dreams

Quaintrelle Confections is a sweet fiend's dream. The OTR brick-and-mortar opened after store owner Meggie Kraus' success selling gourmet marshmallows at local…

By CityBeat Staff

Build your own s'mores
     Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Wednesday Nights are for Raclette at OTR's The Rhined

The Rhined is a little slice of cheese heaven located across from Findlay Market. The artisan shop stocks a collection of the…

By CityBeat Staff

Wednesday Nights are for Raclette at OTR's The Rhined
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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…

By CityBeat Staff

A spread of sharable plates and one of 17 pre-selected wine flights
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Inside OTR's New Venezuelan Restaurant, Maize

Maize, a new Over-the-Rhine eatery which opened in early July, specializes in a unique fusion menu that honors traditional recipes from across…

By CityBeat Staff

No. 7 (tie): Maize
    1438 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, maizeotr.com
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