Welcome to Cincy’s Annual Dining Guide. Listed here are our 2009 Silver Spoon winners, as well as more than 100 notable restaurants for business professionals. The guide is divided into regions, beginning with Central, followed by East, Northeast, Northern Kentucky, Northwest and West. For more details, including web sites and maps, visit www.cincymagazine.com/dining.

$ = Entrees less than $8
$$ = Entrees $9-$15
$$$ = Entrees $16-$20
$$$$ = Entrees more than $20


Ambar India, Indian; 350 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, (513) 281-7000. Enjoy cuisine from Northern India, including vegetarian options. $$

Amol India, Indian; 354 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, (513) 961-3600. Large entrees and a lunch buffet are offered in a more casual dining experience. $$

Arnold’s, American; 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown, (513) 421-6234. This historic bar and grill offers a wide selection of sandwiches, salads and entrees. Often features live music. $$

Boi Na Braza, Steakhouse; 441 Vine St. at Fountain Square, Downtown, (513) 421-7111. With beef, lamb, chicken, pork and more, this Brazilian steakhouse is a meat lover’s paradise. $$$$

Bootsy’s Produced by Jeff Ruby, Tapas; 631 Walnut St., Downtown, (513) 241-0707. A variety of small and large plates, sushi and flatbread are served in a vibrant atmosphere featuring Bootsy Collins’ memorabilia. $$$$

Cactus Pear, Mexican; 3215 Jefferson Ave., Clifton, (513) 961-7400. This upscale restaurant features authentic cuisine and fresh margaritas. $$

Celestial, Steakhouse; 1071 Celestial St., Mount Adams, (513) 241-4455. The spectacular river view enhances the menu of steak, seafood, chicken, osso buco, duck and others. $$$$

City View Tavern, American, 403 Oregon St., Mount Adams. Pub grub with a great city view. $

Cricket Lounge, The, American; 601 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 381-3000. Located in the Cincinnatian Hotel, this restaurant and bar boasts light fare to the tune of live harp, piano and jazz music. $$

Daveed’s at 934, American; 934 Hatch St., Mount Adams, (513) 721-COOK. This eclectic venue offers venison, hanger steak, pork loin, duck and an assortment of desserts. $$$$

Destiny Yacht Charters, American, 3653 River Road, Riverside, (513) 921-3210. Enjoy fine dining on a river cruise. $$$

First Watch, American; 700 Walnut St., Downtown, (513) 721-4744. This favorite destination for breakfast and lunch has seven area locations. $$

Habañero, South American, Mexican; 358 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, (513) 961-6800. Offers casual Latin American fare in an atmosphere that celebrates local artists and musicians. $

Hathaway Restaurant, American;
441 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 621-1332. This lunch counter has been serving up burgers and malts since the 1940s. $

It’s Just Crepes, American; 39 E. Court St., Downtown, (513) 63-CREPE. Delicious sweet and savory crepes served. $

Izzy’s, American; 800 Elm St., Downtown, (513) 721-4241. Famous for its reuben with pickles and a potato pancake on the side, Izzy’s also serves chicken, pastrami, roast beef and more. Eight locations. $

Javier’s, Mexican; 100 E. Eighth St., Downtown, (513) 381-3287, Fresh, authentic, affordable burritos. $

JeanRo Bistro, French; 413 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 621-1465. French country cuisine meshes with American classics. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the eclectic dining room or bar. $$$

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Steakhouse; 700 Walnut St., Downtown, (513) 784-1200. Steaks are the main event, but don’t forget to try the impressive selection of lobster, fish, poultry and salads. $$$$

Lavomatic, French, American; 1211 Vine St. Over-the-Rhine, (513) 621-1999. French and American dishes collide in this hip, converted laundromat and urban wine bar.  $$$

LeBoxx Cafe, American; 819 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 721-5638. This popular downtown lunch spot offers good value in a casual atmosphere. $

The Lindner Family Cafe, American; 316 Pike St., Downtown, (513) 352-5140. Enjoy a light lunch after a day at the Taft Museum. $$

McCormick & Schmick’s, Seafood;
21 E. Fifth St., Downtown, (513) 721-9339. Dine on fresh seafood for lunch and dinner, or just grab a burger from the $1.95 bar menu. $$$

Mecklenburg Gardens, German;
302 E. University Ave., Clifton, (513) 221-5353. This restaurant features outdoor gardens, a “Banquet Haus,” and private rooms in a historic building. $$$

Morton’s, Steakhouse; 441 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 621-3111. Features USDA prime-aged beef, plus seafood, appetizers, hand-picked produce and dessert. $$$

Mount Adams Bar & Grille, American; 938 Hatch St., Mount Adams, (513) 621-3666. Enjoy sandwiches, burgers, soups and salads in a historic neighborhood establishment. $$

Mount Adams Fish House, Seafood; 940 Pavilion St., Mount Adams, (513) 421-3250. Fish is the main event, with a full sushi bar, curry sea bass, surf and turf, and more. $$$$

Myra’s Dionysus, Greek; 121 Calhoun St., Clifton, (513) 961-1578. Healthy, flexible options for lunch and dinner. $

Nada, Mexican; 600 S. Walnut St., Downtown, (513) 721-NADA. Contemporary restaurant offering tacos, enchiladas, and more, all with a twist. $$$

Nicholson’s, Pub Food, Continental; 625 Walnut St., Downtown, (513) 564-9111. Try traditional Scottish fare such as fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, pork loin and roasted chicken. $$$

Nicola’s, Italian; 1220 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 721-6200. This upscale eatery serves pastas, fish, salad and meat. $$$$

Olives, American; 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, (513) 221-4200. From hearty steaks to vegan options, American cuisine is dotted with Italian and Asian influences. $$$

Orchids at Palm Court, American; 35 W. Fifth St., Downtown, (513) 564-6465. The award-winning restaurant offers a diverse menu, including snapper, eggplant, steak, rabbit and scallops. $$$$

The Palace Restaurant, Continental; 601 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 381-6006. The Cincinnatian Hotel’s restaurant can please any gourmet. Steak, seafood, pasta, vegetarian. $$$$

Palomino, American; 505 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 381-1300. The eclectic lunch and dinner menus have many options: pizza, meat, salads, pasta, sandwiches and more. $$$$

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, American; 10 Fountain Square, Downtown, (513) 621-1588. Beer is brewed on-site. $$

Scotti’s, Italian; 919 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 721-9484. Family-owned since 1911. Offers a unique, romantic ambiance and authentic Italian food. $$$$

Silverglades, Deli; 236 E. Eighth St., Downtown, (513) 361-0600. This family-owned deli offers a variety of bread, meat and cheese. $

Shanghai Mama’s, Chinese; 216 E. Sixth St., Downtown, (513) 241-7777. A favorite for lunch, dinner and mai tais. $$

The Summit, American; 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, (513) 569-4980. Cincinnati State students prepare an array of entrees under the direction of professionals. $$$$

Sung Korean Bistro, Korean, Asian Fusion; 700 Elm St., Downtown, (513) 721-7864. Traditional Korean fare includes soups, rice and vegetables, noodles, grilled meats and stir fry dishes. $$$

Teak Thai, Thai; 1051 St. Gregory St., Mount Adams, (513) 665-9800. Authentic dishes and beautifully prepared sushi and sashimi. $$

Tinks Cafe, American; 3410 Telford Ave., Clifton, (513) 961-6500. This cozy bistro in Clifton’s gaslight district serves innovative, eclectic cuisine. Also features a bar and live jazz on various weeknights. $$$

Trattoria Roma, Italian; 609 Walnut St., Downtown, (513) 723-0220. Features authentic pasta dishes, fresh ingredients, and convenience to the Aronoff. $$$$

Washington Platform, American; 1000 Court St., Downtown. (513) 421-0110. Specializing in oysters, the menu also includes a variety of meat and pasta entrees. $$$


20 Brix, American; 101 Main St., Milford, (513) 831-BRIX. Also a wine bar and store. Features steak, pizza, lamb, fish and chicken. $$$$

Allyn’s Cafe, Intercontinental; 3538 Columbia Parkway, Columbia Tusculum, (513) 871-5779. Features an extensive collection of wine and beer, along with an eclectic menu. $$

Andy’s Mediterranean Grille, Mediterranean; 906 Nassau St., Walnut Hills, (513) 281-9791. Serves fare such as kabobs, falafel, lamb
and shish tawook. $$$

Asiana, Thai; 3922 Edwards Road, Oakley, (513) 351-0999. Has a wide selection of sushi and other Asian dishes. $$

Aqua, Asian Fusion; 1020 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, (513) 919-2782. Menu features sushi, wok noodles and korobuta pork, as well as continental fare. $$$$

Arthur’s, American; 3516 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, (513) 871-5543. This well-known gathering place offers delicious burgers and drink specials. $$

Barresi’s Italian Restaurant, Italian; 4111 Webster Ave., Deer Park, (513) 793-2540. Traditional Italian recipes for steak, veal, chicken, fish and pasta. $$$$

Bella Luna, Italian; 4632 Eastern Ave., Mount Lookout, (513) 871-5862. Cuisine including meat, pasta and fish served in a cozy neighborhood restaurant. $$$$

Beluga, Asian Fusion; 3520 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, (513) 533-4444. Asian fare, including sushi, steak and poultry, abounds in a contemporary atmosphere. $$$

Boca, Italian; 3200 Madison Road, Oakley, (513) 542-2022. Trendy
dishes make up three courses.
Menu changes daily. $$$$

Bronte Bistro, American; 2692 Madison Road, Norwood, (513) 396-8970. Located in Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Serves pot roasts, sandwiches, crab cakes, specialty salads and more. $$

Cafe Mediterranean, Mediterranean; 7454 Beechmont Ave., Anderson,
(513) 232-2400. Dishes are prepared with whole grains, olive oil, legumes and fresh, seasonal ingredients. $$

Carrabba’s Italian Grille, Italian;
7418 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, (513) 233-0999. Minestrone, lasagna, fresh fish and more, in the Sicilian cooking tradition. $$

China Gourmet, Chinese; 3340 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 871-6612. The strictly Chinese menu has hardly changed in 30 years. Steak, pork, chicken and pasta, served in traditional sauces. $$$

Clough Crossings, American; 6892 Clough Pike, Anderson, (513) 624-7800. Recently remodeled, this neighborhood favorite offers a wide selection of “light bites” and entrees in a historic tavern. $$$

Cumin, Indian; 3520 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 871-8714. Indian fuses with world cuisine in dishes such as tandoori duck breast, lobster “ramen” bowl and “naanwiches.” $$$$

Dilly Deli, American; 6818 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, (513) 561-5233. This trendy deli features frequent wine tastings and live music on weekends. $$

The Echo, American; 3510 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, (513) 321-2816. This diner is well-known for its great values and delicious food for breakfast, brunch and lunch. $$

El Coyote, Mexican, Southwestern; 7404 State Road, Anderson, (513) 232-5757. Tex-Mex entrees are complimented by spiced-up pasta, seafood, steak and chicken. $$$

Embers, American; 8170 Montgomery Road, Madeira, (513) 984-8090. Choose from sushi and continental favorites such as New York Strip, baby back ribs, chicken pot pie and grilled salmon. $$$$

Ferrari’s Little Italy & Bakery, Italian; 7677 Goff Terrace, Madeira, (513) 272-2220. Restaurant serves a variety of authentic Italian dishes, and a bakery serves pastry, bread and deli items. $$$$

The Foreign Exchange, Intercontinental; 7991 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, (513) 386-9900. Thai and sushi dishes bring the Eastern flair to domestic favorites such as burgers, spare ribs and steaks. $$$

Green Papaya, Thai; 2942 Wasson Road, Hyde Park, (513) 731-0107. Enjoy a variety of sushi and Thai food at a recently remodeled, expanded location. $$$

Hugo, American; 3235 Madison Road, Oakley, (513) 321-HUGO. Southern roots shine through in dishes like shrimp and grits, rabbit, fried green tomatoes and Charleston she-crab soup. $$$

Indigo, Continental; 2637 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 321-9952. Fresh salads, pizzas, pastas and sandwiches are Indigo’s focus. Offers vegetarian options. $$$

Iron Skillet, Continental; 6900 Valley Ave., Newtown, (513) 561-6776. Serves unique continental cuisine and weekly specials. $$

Karma, Thai; 7418 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, (513) 233-0444. This Asian bistro serves Thai and Laotian cuisine in a contemporary atmosphere. $$

Latitudes Cafe, Tapas; 7426 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, (513) 827-9146. Offers a variety of light bites. Often features live music. $$

Lemon Grass, Thai; 2666 Madison Road, Hyde Park, (513) 321-2882. A favorite neighborhood Thai and Vietnamese spot. $$

National Exemplar, Steakhouse; 6880 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, (513) 271-2103. Skillets, sandwiches, pasta and filet mignon are typical of the menu in a landmark hotel. $$$$

Nectar, American; 1000 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, (513) 929-0525. Menu changes frequently, but you can expect dishes such as smoked salmon benedict, goetta melts and shrimp fritters. $$$

Parkside Cafe, American; 1024 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills, (513) 221-2026. Breakfast served all day, and daily lunch specials. $

Precinct, Steakhouse; 311 Delta Ave., Columbia Tusculum, (513)
321-5454. Steak is king at the Precinct, with dishes named for Joe Nuxhall, Anthony Munoz and Shayne Graham. $$$$

The Pub at Rookwood Mews, Pub Food, Continental; 2692 Madison Road, Norwood, (513) 841-BRIT. Classic pub fare, steaks and starters make up the English pub’s menu. $$

Quarter Bistro, Continental; 6904 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, (513) 271-5400. Savor steaks, seafood, pasta or poultry in the stylish dining room or the patio overlooking the square. $$$$

Quatman Cafe, American; 2434 Quatman Ave., Norwood, (513) 731-4370. Well-known for tasty burgers at a great value. Try the famous mock turtle soup. $

Red, Steakhouse; 2724 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 871-3200. This modern steakhouse makes an art of its steak and seafood dishes. $$$$

Susan’s Natural World, American; 8315 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, (513) 474-4990. This natural food store also has a juice bar, which serves sandwiches. $

Teak Thai Cuisine, Thai; 1049-1051 St. Gregory St., Mount Adams, (513) 665-9800. An extensive sushi menu complements curry, noodle, stir fry and seafood dishes. $$

Teller’s, American; 2710 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 321-4721. Salads, pizza, sandwiches, fish and meat dishes are highlighted on the eclectic menu. $$$

Terry’s Turf Club, American; 4618 Eastern Ave., Linwood, (513) 533-4222. This small establishment is known for its gourmet burgers and distinctive decor. $

Vineyard Cafe, American; 2653 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 871-6167. This café, boasting a prime location and patio, emphasizes pairings with wine from small, family-owned vineyards. $$$

Wild Ginger, Asian Fusion; 3655 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, (513) 533-9500. This Asian bistro serves Thai and sushi in a beautifully designed interior. $$

Zip’s Cafe, American; 1036 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, (513) 871-9876. Well-known for cheeseburgers, it also offers a variety of sandwiches. $


Ando, Japanese; 5889 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash, (513) 791-8687. Serves a huge selection of sushi, sashimi, noodle, teriyaki and tempura dishes for lunch and dinner. $$

Anand, Indian; 10890 Reading Road, Sharonville, (513) 554-4040. Specializes in Northern Indian cuisine, with favorites like chicken tikka masala and saag paneer. $$

Antonio’s, Italian; 7165 Liberty Centre Drive, West Chester, (513) 755-7242. Upscale Italian dining with all of the old favorites. $$

Apsara, Thai; 4785 Lake Forest Drive, Blue Ash, (513) 554-1040. Multiple Asian cuisines mesh here in sushi, curry, stir fry, meat and seafood entrees. $$$$

Bravo, Italian; 5045 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, (513) 234-7900. Classic Italian fare served. Brunch is also offered. $$

Brijmohan Indian Sweets, Indian; Dessert, 11277 Reading Road, Sharonville, (513) 769-4549. Offers authentic Indian desserts. $