DINING REVIEWS

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.

Sacred Beast is a New Late-Night Fixture in OTR

It’s hard not to notice that Sacred Beast is always open. Through some Herculean effort, the restaurant operates seven days a week, from late morning until well past midnight on five of those nights, making food from scratch.

Chez Renée Brings Simple French Cuisine to Milford

Like any good neighborhood spot, it is a family affair: Chefs Laurent and Cathy Degois moved to Cincinnati from western France, leaving behind a catering business to reunite with expatriate family members living in the area.

Boomtown in Pendleton Has the Perfect Mix of Carbs and Booze

You could say Pendleton is going through a renaissance. Or maybe a boom, perhaps?

Wildflower Café in Mason Isn’t Perfect–and That’s the Beauty of It

Like the farmhouse that Wildflower occupies, the imperfections are part of the charm.

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