Whether you live south of the river or are just stopping by, this sampling of restaurants is worth checking out. For more information or to make a reservation, look for contact information in our dining listings.

Chalk Food + Wine
The eclectic collection of food-and-drink-inspired art on Chalk’s walls is the first indication that you’re in for a unique dining experience. Chalk takes pride in featuring a variety of quality cuisine, served by a staff that is trained in the nuances of pairing it with Chalk’s varied selection of beer, artisan wines and signature martinis.

Chart House
This Newport restaurant features remarkable riverfront views. Prime rib steaks and fresh seafood are its main specialties, but the Chart House is also known for its fine wines and desserts. Accommodations for events and large party gatherings are available.

Greenup Café
Open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, Greenup Café’s menu includes quiches, omelets, salads, sandwiches and more, all easily customizable, and all served in a vibrant and colorful atmosphere. An outdoor patio is also available — perfect for the early fall weather.

Miyoshi Japanese Restaurant
Boasting truly authentic Japanese cuisine, Miyoshi Japanese Restaurant offers an extensive selection of sushi, as well as entrees featuring fish, beef, pork and chicken. Miyoshi is open for lunch and dinner, and guests enjoy contemporary décor and a “Japanese Room” that may be reserved by groups of eight.

Vito’s Café
Vito’s Café, “Home of the Singing Servers,” blends food with entertainment in its cozy neighborhood setting in Ft. Thomas. Vito’s serves both Italian and Italian-American specialties. Guests choose from a long wine list, with the advantage of half-priced bottles on Thursday nights.

The Waterfront
This five-star restaurant by Jeff Ruby’s Culinary Entertainment features steak and lobster, as well as a sushi bar. The Waterfront boasts a beautiful view of the Cincinnati skyline and has live music every night.

York Street Café
In a building that dates back to the 1880s, York Street Café juxtaposes food with art and musical entertainment. Along with quality lunch and dinner options, its “conversation platters” of various fruits, breads and cheeses are a delicious option for a group. Other notables at York Street include a selection of specialty coffees, an outdoor patio and several Mediterranean menu items.