Best Restaurants 2015: Honorable Mentions

Best Restaurants 2015: Honorable Mentions
The Eagle, Over-the-Rhine

Photograph by Anna Jones

Our Best Restaurants 2015 team had a lot on their plates, as it were: The group of four intrepid diners visited more than 20 local restaurants in a matter of weeks (many multiple times), ate as much food as they could handle, took copious notes, held debates, and wrote up detailed reviews of their Top 10 picks. But since the internet is a magical place without fixed word counts, we don’t have to stop at 10. Here are 15 Honorable Mentions, in no particular order, to round out your own personal Best Restaurants list:

Kaze: A sleek new American izakaya that helped get Cincinnati on the ramen noodle train.
Read our review here.

Sleepy Bee: Vibrant, health-conscious breakfast and brunch
Read our review here. (And stay tuned for our longer review in the April 2015 issue.)

Nicola’s: Contemporary Italian meets molecular gastronomy
Read our review here.

Nectar: The original farm to table
Read our review here.

Anchor OTR: Urban seafood emporium
Read our review here.

Dutch’s: Charcuterie hotspot and gourmet to-go heaven
Read our review here.

Via Vite: The happiest happy hour: drinks and pizza on the terrace
Read our review here.

Senate: Dogs done Wright
Read our review here.

Daveed’s Next: Suburban strip-mall yes, staid standards no
Read our review here.

Phoenician Taverna: The appetizer Genie grants every wish
Read our review here.

Zula: Mediterranean small plates and mussels
Read our review here.

The Eagle: Cornbread croutons, peppery fried chicken, and French dip
Read our review here.

Sotto: Crave-worthy rustic Italian
Read our review here.

The Rookwood: Craft-made mecca (with a side of bacon)
Read our review here.

Sichuan Bistro: Try the tea-smoked duck and never look back
Read our review here.

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