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, abigailstreet.com
Originally published in the March 2012 issue.