DINING REVIEWS

We’re Crushing on Sartre and You Will Too

Despite a turbulent year, during which two head chefs departed, Sartre still delivers.

F&N Goode Chick’n Tenders Serves the Tastiest Tenders in Town

We judged five local spots by crispiness, juiciness, size, and overall flavor to help you decide which fried chicken joint serves the tastiest tenders (and jazziest sauces).

Woodhouse Kitchen + Bar Searches for Its Slavic Soul

There is a big blank space in our landscape for Russian food, but barring a few regional standouts, its menu is dominated by predictable Italian and American fare that is pretty good but nothing special.

Crown Republic Brings Value and Flair to Downtown

What makes Crown Republic special isn’t its handful of outstanding dishes. It’s the place’s sheer consistency.

Clyborne Gives Mason More of What It Already Has

One of the first things I look for on a menu are the oddballs, the strange dishes that show what makes the chef tick,...

Fiery Hen Brings Southern Spice to Court Street

Cincinnati’s newest source for Nashville hot chicken, Fiery Hen, opened Jan. 11, neighboring its sister restaurant Court Street Lobster Bar—both owned and operated by...

Will The Anchor Sink or Swim?

As the pool of OTR restaurants expands, will The Anchor hit a snag?

Get Your Quick (and Cheap!) Indian Food Fix at OTR’s Injoy

Injoy takes what you love about traditional South Asian cuisine and gives its Indian-inspired fare the Chipotle treatment

Mac Shack Is Like a Salad Bar, But With Mac-and-Cheese

Ever wish you could go back to the simpler days of your childhood? Us, too. But we’ll settle for the next best thing at Keystone’s Mac Shack, where the food is unapologetically over-the-top and decidedly not mom-approved.

Bombay Brazier Goes Beyond the Buffet

The Montgomery eatery sticks with tradition to set its Indian food apart.

Miyoshi Is a Foodie Destination in Florence

The restaurant inspires an exploration of the depth and breadth of Japanese cuisine.

Cilantro Vietnamese Bistro Is Back At It

Countless businesses have come and gone on the strip of West McMillan Street between Clifton and West Clifton Avenues, but fortunately for Cilantro Vietnamese Bistro’s avid following, it reopened on the crowded block in July after a four-month hiatus.

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BEST NEW RESTAURANTS

Local Chefs on the Best Restaurants, Best Bars, and What’s Missing

We sat down with 8 chefs from the best of Cincinnati's dining scene to learn their favorite spots in the Queen City.

Best New Design Trends

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.”

Best New Markets

Feed your need for the obscure, hard-to-find, and mom-and-pop-iest of foods. (Sorry, Findlay, this isn’t your list.)