BEST RESTAURANTS 2020
A wonderful room, exquisite food, and fantastic wine—Orchids delivers on all its promises.
A dedication to using only the best ingredients to their fullest potential pervades the menu.
New twists on old Mediterranean favorites and a passion for excellence turn meals into feasts at Phoenician Taverna.
While staying mostly grounded in the fundamentals of Italian and French cuisine, Boca has an air of international sophistication that sets its food apart.
Abigail Street is always watching for what works and is willing to abandon bits of impractical culinary flair for what will truly satisfy.
Always an institution, Nicola's has entered a new era of exuberant creativity under the leadership of chef Jack Hemmer.
Restaurant L's menu reflects chef-owner Jean-Robert de Cavel’s sense of playfulness and his mastery of the fundamentals of la grande cuisine.
Mita's offers sophistication, modestly concealed in homey, warm dishes from Jose Salazar.
Eating at Sotto is a familiar experience but also one that's so profound and satisfying that there's no reason to ever stop.
Born as a pop-up, Ryan Santos’s “weird and wonderful” Please is a symbol of everything exciting that has been happening in the Cincinnati food scene.
The past 10 years have set the bar high for our dining scene. Future possibilities feel endless.
Behind each great restaurant experience, for the most part, is a chef with a love for hospitality and a vision for satisfying your cravings.
Erik Bentz and Elaine Townsend are the dynamic duo behind runaway success ramen, omerice, and Japanese pastry pop-up Mochiko.
After more than a year slinging his signature steamed baos from an OTR walk-up window, Nathan Friday plans to open a brick-and-mortar for Boombox Buns.
Crown Republic Gastropub's chef-owner Anthony Sitek shares how he stays inspired in the kitchen and what’s next for his boutique steakhouse Losanti.
Under chef-restaurateur Daniel Wright’s tutelage, Ethan Greene dishes up Middle Eastern street food as executive chef of Forty Thieves in Over-the-Rhine.
Orchids at Palm Court’s Executive Sous Chef Mallory Myers sticks to classic cooking techniques while always searching for new ways to push the envelope.
BEST RESTAURANTS 2019
BEST RESTAURANTS 2018
Whether drinks are a prelude, the evening’s main event, or a nightcap after a pleasant dinner, there are plenty of watering holes to satisfy your needs.
Ron Novak, design architect and partner at Oakley’s Drawing Dept—which has created spaces for Boca, Sotto, and Taft Ale House—says, “the best trend is no trend.”
We’re awash in enough new breweries to float a coal barge. Narrowing the field to our favorites was tough, but we tackled the hard work of hoisting a few so you won’t have to wonder.
Feed your need for the obscure, hard-to-find, and mom-and-pop-iest of foods. (Sorry, Findlay, this isn’t your list.)
The Queen City is experiencing something of a sandwich renaissance, with small-batch, homegrown, and handcrafted creations in the spotlight.