Cincy Dining Notes
Spring Openings
Indiana-based steak house Eddie Merlot’s recently opened two locations in Ohio, including one in Montgomery. Eddie Merlot’s features aged prime steak, seafood, martinis and fine wines and has rooms available for private gatherings. Eddie Merlot’s is located at 10808 Montgomery Road. Call (513) 489-1212 for directions or a reservation.
n  Restauranteur Jeff Ruby and Bootsy Collins announced that Bootsy produced by Jeff Ruby will open downtown near Seventh and Walnut streets this fall. It will feature a Spanish-influenced menu with tapas and sushi bars, two patios, nightly DJ music in the club area and Bootsy Collins’ Rock and Roll Museum on the downstairs level.
n  Bravo! Cucina Italiano on Montgomery Road in Symmes Township relocated to the building formerly occupied by Red Star Tavern at Deerfield Towne Center off Mason-Montgomery Road.
n  Greyhound Tavern will open a new location in downtown Burlington, expected to open in early May.
n  John Phillip’s Restaurant and Bar is expected to open in late April in the former Mike & Jimmy’s Chophouse in Crestview Hills Town Center.
n  The Oceanaire Seafood Room on Walnut Street downtown is expected to open in late May.