Best New Restaurant: Abigail Street

Best Restaurants 2012
Best New Restaurant: Abigail Street

Photograph by Anna Knott

Where Senate, its older sibling next door, has a penchant for street-smart food and chaotic energy, Abigail Street possesses a more easygoing spirit. The imaginative and original menu of small plates with a Middle Eastern lean owes a debt to co-owner (with her husband Dan) Lana Wright’s Jordanian heritage. Kefta and egg (meatballs, roasted potatoes, onion, and egg enrobed in a spicy tomato sauce) should be a requirement; you won’t want to share the local beets with lebna (a creamy yogurt cheese), toasted hazelnuts, and brown butter lemon vinaigrette; and the honey roasted almond baklava is going home with me. Get your own.

1214 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 421-4040,

Originally published in the March 2012 issue.

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