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Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse Needs to Trim the Fat

The flagship location of our beef baron’s empire needs a little of its magic back.

Salazar’s New Republic

Cutting-edge flavor meets traditional technique—good luck nabbing a table at Salazar.

Dutch’s: The Little Beer Dock That Could

The artisan meats and cheeses behind the counter also anchor the menu, and the wine selection is impressive yet affordable. Sit at the bar, communal table, or on the patio—and hit up the beer dock on your way out.

The Littlefield

Northside's new addition fits right in.

The Presidents Room

Jeremy Luers’s German-Italian mashup modernizes a former men’s club.

Try This: The Eagle

The Eagle, OTR’s hipster-happy fried chicken emporium, delivers big for your buck.

Nuvo at Greenup

Mark Bodenstein gets all nouveau in Northern Kentucky with his reincarnation of Nuvo.

The Palace

A deft young hand in the kitchen brings new direction and vitality to a fine-dining institution.

Jo An Japanese

If you’re willing to wait, Jo An’s traditional Japanese cuisine still hits the sweet spot.

Red Feather Kitchen

Two chefs—and old friends—crank up the heat in Oakley.