DINING REVIEWS

The View at Shires’ Garden Gives Diners Wonderful Glimpses of Potential

There's a lot of potential at this rooftop spot that's great for a drink with, yes, a lovely view.

Ripple Wine Bar Is Our New Favorite Spot

A neighborhood wine bar with a menu of really great food? Sign us up!

Zundo Shows Us What Ramen Can Be Beyond the Styrofoam Cup

Chef Han Lin takes humble ramen and elevates it into an art form.

Orchids at Palm Court Balances Tradition With Transition

One of Cincinnati's most iconic restaurants draws on its rich history while moving into the future.

Delwood Delivers Huge Flavor in Mt. Lookout

Global flavors, a dog-friendly patio, a kid-friendly vibe, and happy hour specials? We're in!

Clifton’s Gaslight Bar & Grill Delivers on Basics

There's a strong foundation of basics on the menu here, but some ambitious, fancier dishes don't succeed as well as the core fare.

Metropole Changes Hands and Regains Its Style

The hearth-driven restaurant in downtown's 21c Museum Hotel has undergone some changes, but stays very familiar.

Lonely Pine Steakhouse Serves Up Mid-Century Fun

This neighborhood steakhouse is the latest immersive experience from Gorilla Cinema, the minds behind The Overlook Lodge, Tokyo Kitty, and Video Archive.

Nicola’s Hits Its Stride Again

Change—in the form of Executive Chef Jack Hemmer—has been good to this Pendleton Italian spot.

Authentic Salvadoran Pupusas Have Landed in Hamilton

The stuffed corn cakes alone are worth a visit, but there's plenty more on the menu.

LouVino Brings Wine and Southern Flair to OTR

This regional chain brings all the microbrewery vibes, except with wine (and better food).

Numprik Thai Lao Is a Portal to Southeast Asia

Monroe's Main Street is home to authentic Thai and Laotian cuisine.

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