With ever-changing scenery, white linen table cloths, and a four-course meal, a dining experience aboard the Cincinnati Dinner Train is truly one-of-a-kind. Amble through the greater Cincinnati area as you dine on succulent dishes of prime rib, smoked salmon, and chocolate pecan pie in a vintage 1940's diner car. This unique experience is only available on Saturday evenings, so plan accordingly.
Offering spectacular views and simple yet tasteful decor, Primavista is a popular Italian restaurant in the bustling city of Cincinnati. Specializing in veal and fresh fish, Primavista also offers an entire menu devoted to vegan and vegetarian dishes. Sauces and stocks used in its mouthwatering dishes are all made in-house from scratch. For a romantic evening for two, Primavista is a sure bet.
One of several locations, the Eddie Merlot's in Cincinnati has one of the coolest approaches toward the food industry. The chain is particularly known for its unique USDA Prime beef, fresh seafood, and wine bar, which offers more than 70 vintages by the glass and a wide selection by the bottle. The bar is not only stocked with excellent wine but also quality spirits, after dinner cordials, and cognacs. The most famous steak at this renowned steakhouse is the filet Oscar style: a succulent cut served with fresh lump crab meat, asparagus, and Bearnaise sauce. The restaurant is expensive, but you're guaranteed exceptional food and excellent service, making Eddie Merlot's a great place to come with friends, family, colleagues, or clients. Whether your party is big or small, you'll be getting an extra special experience.
This historical establishment was founded in 1861, and it is still a success today. If you don't know Arnold's Bar & Grill, you don't know Cincinnati yet. With its old-school decor and live tunes, it enchants everyone who is up for some fun and good music. This unique place has the best drink selection, including a variety of bourbons. Be sure to try the pretzels and the fries (they're spectacular). The courtyard completes the special atmosphere. If you are looking for a great place to eat and have a night out with friends, Arnold's Bar & Grill is your place.
Beloved by many, Mecklenburg Gardens is a historically significant restaurant in the Cincinnati region. Its structure was originally constructed as a house in 1865, exemplifying the Italianate architectural style, and operational as a restaurant by 1870. Just under two decades later, new owner Louis Mecklenburg saw his vision for a beer garden realized by converting the establishment from a saloon and endowing it with a new name. Beyond the historic and picturesque outdoor garden, visitors to this tasty National Register of Historic Places landmark can relax in the small but elegant dining rooms.
China Gourmet is located inside a big brick laden building in Cincinnati's Hyde Park and has been operating since 1977. This chic restaurant is known for their eclectic Cantonese and Szechuan dishes and great seafood such as Exotic Asian vegetables, Fresh Rainbow Trout, Wok Seared Sea Scallops, Szechuan-style green beans and Quail lettuce wraps. They also customize your dish according to your desire. It is a local favorite and you will find the unique rapport between the guests and staff. China Gourmet pampers you with that unique food, warm ambience and good service.
Spread out over 25,000 square feet (2322 square meters), Rheingeist is the place to go for beer fanatics in Cincinnati. While you're sipping on one of their divine brews, you can enjoy a game of ping pong or cornhole with friends, or just take in the sight of the cool murals on the walls. Sample flights of their masterfully brewed beers before taking a tour of the facilities to see how they're made.
Clay Street’s dining house Please is a brick-styled kitchen-restaurant with an American menu and funky cocktails. Their food is delightful and well-cooked to bring out the tender texture and flavor. The a la carte dishes are generously laid out to suffice a hungry soul and a rotating seasonal menu keeps the surprise of the good food on. A few palatable choices are enoki mushroom cooked in walnut milk, trout ceviche, beef tartare and carrot dumplings. A full bar available with a wide selection of lively cocktails is an unusual combination.
Kazo Restaurant is housed the former color company building in the Gateway Quarter area of Cincinnati. Authentic Japanese cuisine is the highlight here, with delicacies and traditional dishes handcrafted by expert chefs. The sushi is top notch with tempura black cod to the usual dragon roll, they've got something for everyone. The drink menu is extensive with sake, wine, cocktails and beer and is known to have the best happy hour in the city. A lush outdoor patio is perfect for those warm days.
This trendy bar and live music venue is located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati. Live music acts and upscale pub grub, with delicious cocktails make this bar a highly sought after venue for any day of the week. Hip Cincinnatians come here to see local and well-known acts.
This spacious brewpub and eatery has it all: a great location in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, a plethora of beers suited to every taste, and a fantastic new-American menu famous for its tender tri-tip steak. Sink your teeth into a tasty bite while chatting with friends or stop by to discover a new brew after a long day at work. Housed in a 19th-century church that has been made both roomy and cozy, you couldn't ask for a better place to unwind. Come find out why Taft's Ale House is a local favorite.
This is the place to be in Over-The-Rhine. They have the best fried chicken in the neighborhood, all natural and antibiotic free. You can get a whole chicken to share or an order just for you. Be sure to try the spoon bread or the mac and cheese as sides. This affordable, hip bar has an amazing beer selection. Be aware, you will have to wait in line. But is totally worth it and you can enjoy one or two beers while you wait. The Eagle has a great pub atmosphere and perfect Southern food.