BEST VIEWS
 
Bar Louie, Newport

Celestial Steakhouse, Mount Adams

Chart House Restaurant, Newport

City View Tavern, Mount Adams

Primavista, Price Hill

Sky Galley, Columbia-Tusculum

The Waterfront, Covington



BEST OUTDOOR DINING

Bootsy’s, Downtown

Dilly Deli, Mariemont

Gajah Wong West, Northside

Indigo, Hyde Park and Fort Mitchell

Mecklenburg Gardens, Clifton

Mitchell’s Fish Market, Newport

Otto’s, Covington

Vineyard Café, Hyde Park




BEST “BUZZ” RESTAURANT

(WHERE YOU MAY BE
HAVING DINNER AMONG
CELEBRITIES)

Boi Na Braza, Downtown

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Downtown

McCormick and Schmick’s, Downtown

Nada, Downtown

Orchids at Palm Court, Downtown

Palace Restaurant, Downtown

Trio, Kenwood



BEST DINNER ENTERTAINMENT

Chez Nora, Covington

Dave & Buster’s Murder Mystery Theatre, Springdale

Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant, Newport

BEST “MUST SEE” INTERIOR DESIGN

Beluga, Hyde Park

Eddie Merlot’s, Montgomery

Mesh, West Chester

Red, Hyde Park

York Street Café, Newport



BEST TRENDY SPOT IN THE CITY

Bootsy’s, Downtown

Lavomatic, Over-the-Rhine

Nada, Downtown




BEST TRENDY SPOT IN THE BURBS

20 Brix, Milford

Brown Dog Café, Blue Ash

Latitudes, Anderson

Mesh, West Chester

Pergola, Fort Thomas

Virgil’s Café, Bellevue

The Quarter Bistro, Mariemont

BEST SPECIAL OCCASION ITALIAN

Barresi’s Italian

Restaurant, Deer Park

Boca, Oakley

Ferrari’s Little Italy and

Bakery, Madeira

Maggiano’s Little Italy,

Kenwood

Nicola’s Ristorante,

Over-the-Rhine



BEST TOWN CENTER OR MALL RESTAURANT

Bravo, Mason and West Chester

Buca di Beppo, Norwood

Carrabba’s Italian Grille, Mason, Anderson and Crestview Hills

The Cheesecake Factory, Kenwood

Mitchell’s Fish Market, Newport and West Chester

P.F. Chang’s, Norwood and West Chester

BEST DINING IN A MUSEUM

Lindner Family Café in the Taft Museum of Art



BEST DINING ON THE RIVER

Destiny Yacht Charters



BEST “WOW” APPETIZER

Beef Carpaccio: Brio, Newport

Calamari Fritti: Barresi’s Italian Restaurant, Deer Park

Fried Cheese: Arthur’s, Hyde Park

Fried Green Tomatoes: Otto’s, Covington



BEST SALAD

Citrus salad: Polo Grille, Mason

Curry Cashew Salad: Café de Paris, Downtown

Garbage Salad: Carlo & Johnny, Montgomery

Mariemont Strand Salad: Dilly Deli, Mariemont



BEST CREATIVE DESSERT

Bread Pudding with Amaretto Butter Sauce: Bella Luna, Mount Lookout



BEST UNIQUE DINING IN A PRIVATE ROOM

Mecklenburg Gardens (in multiple rooms in a 19th century German building), Clifton

Soho Japanese Bistro (in the Japanese Tatami Room), West Chester

Teller’s of Hyde Park (in the old bank vault), Hyde Park

The White House Inn (multiple private areas in a historic farmhouse), Hamilton



BEST BUSINESS BREAKFAST, CENTRAL

Café de Paris, Downtown

First Watch, multiple locations

Hathaway Restaurant, Downtown

Parkside Café, Walnut Hills



BEST CASUAL LUNCH, CENTRAL

Arnold’s, Downtown

Arthur’s, Hyde Park

The Cricket Lounge, Downtown

It’s Just Crepes, Downtown

Leboxx Café, Downtown

Nicholson’s, Downtown

Shanghai Mama’s, Downtown



BEST BRUNCH

Chez Nora, Covington

Greyhound Tavern, Fort Mitchell

Melt, Northside

Orchids at Palm Court, Downtown

Parker’s Blue Ash Grill, Blue Ash

Polo Grille, Mason

Teller’s, Hyde Park



BEST DON CORLEONE VIBE

Carlo & Johnny, Montgomery

Maury’s Tiny Cove, Cheviot

The Precinct, Columbia Tusculum

Scotti’s, Downtown

The Syndicate, Newport

Trattoria Roma, Downtown

Vito’s Cafe, Fort Thomas



BEST DINNER AND A MOVIE

The Quarter Bistro and Mariemont Theatre, Mariemont

Tink’s Cafe and the Esquire Theatre, Clifton

Dewey’s Pizza and AMC Newport

Top Cuisine



BEST CREATIVE BURRITOS

The Comet, Northside

Habanero, Clifton

Javier’s, Downtown



BEST CREATIVE SUSHI ROLL

The Playboy Roll: Apsara, Blue Ash

Full Moon Party: Asiana,
Hyde Park

The Green Papaya Roll: Green Papaya, Hyde Park



BEST BURGER

Anderson Township Pub, Anderson Township

Arthur’s, Hyde Park

Cheesecake Factory, Kenwood

City View Tavern, Mount Adams

Quatman Café, Norwood

Terry’s Turf Club, Linwood

Zip’s Cafe, Mount Lookout



BEST GOURMET PIZZA

Adriatico’s, Clifton

Dewey’s, multiple locations

Flying Pizza, Loveland

Fratelli’s, West Chester

Pomidori’s, Montgomery & Clifton

The Works, Loveland



BEST VEGETARIAN

Amma’s, Roselawn

Brij Mohan, Sharonville

Melt, Northside

Myra’s Dionysis, Clifton



BEST INDIAN CURRY

Ambar India, Clifton

Amol India, Clifton

Anand, Sharonville



BEST AUTHENTIC ROADSIDE MEXICAN

Cancun’s, Western Hills

Casa Tequila, West Chester

Taqueria Mercado, Fairfield

Special Dishes



BEST SNAPPER

Chart House Restaurant, Newport



BEST FRESH OYSTERS

Beluga, Hyde Park

McCormick & Schmick’s, Downtown

Washington Platform, Downtown



BEST CHICKEN MANICOTTI

Maggianos, Kenwood



BEST OMELET

The Bacado, First Watch, various locations



BEST LOBSTER BISQUE

Antonio’s, West Chester



BEST SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS DISH

Spaghetti con Polpette: Primavista, Price Hill



BEST PORK FAJITAS

El Coyote, Anderson and Edgewood



BEST SMOOTHIE

Dave & Buster’s, Springdale

Silverglades, multiple locations

Susan’s Natural World, Anderson

Libations

BEST SIGNATURE COCKTAIL

Basil Grape Refresher: McCormick & Schmick’s, Downtown

Bozmopolitan (by bartender “Boz”): Cincinnatian Hotel, Downtown



BEST BEER SELECTION AND PUB FOOD

Allyn’s Café, Columbia Tusculum

The Cock & Bull, Covington and Glendale

The Comet, Northside

Molly Malone’s, Pleasant Ridge

Nicholson’s, Downtown

The Pub, Crestview Hills and Norwood



BEST WINE SELECTION

Carlo & Johnny, Montgomery

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Downtown

Orchids, Downtown

The Palace, Downtown

Dilly Deli, Mariemont


 
BEST RESTAURANT-BREWED BEER
 
Hofbräuhaus, Newport

Rock Bottom Brewery, Downtown