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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Cincinnati / Dayton

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Cincinnati / Dayton? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Frankie's Sips & Savories restaurant
4.9
4.9 (137)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Ahlan wa Sahlan (WELCOME), We’re so happy you’re considering dining with us. Nestled in between OTR and the Financial District, tucked away in Cincinnati’s historic Garfield Park. Frankie’s Sips & Savories serves up Mediterranean inspired Craft Cocktails and Small Plates from a cozy dining room and beautiful alley with a view to the park.
Must Try – Our Award Winning (Cincinnati Business Courier June 21) - Crispy Arancini / Risotto / Braised Lamb & Whipped Feta.
In addition, we offer a unique array of Wines from around the world and local Craft Beers on tap.
Be it, date night, a business gathering or if you just want to feel appreciated and welcomed, join us at Frankie’s for a comfortable, relaxing restaurant atmosphere. Looking to Celebrate Life a little more, stay for the fun until we close with great sounds and weekly special events, (Dancing is Highly Recommended).
Lead by Chef Riston and the Family, Let’s share the joy and savor the moments together at Frankie’s Place !

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
The food was outstanding and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful in pointing us towards some great options to try. We are from out of town but frequently visit. This will definitely be added to our regular rotation of places to go when we are in town. 10/10 recommend!
A photo of Oriental Wok - Cincinnati, OH restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1250)
$30 and under
Chinese
Cincinnati
About the restaurant

ONLINE RESERVATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

Since 1977, the Wong family's Oriental Wok is favorite choice for traditional Chinese cuisine. Visit Oriental Wok to discover hospitality and a delicious dining experience. Convenient curbside takeout and delivery also available. Order online at orientalwok.com

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Always consistently great food and attentive service. We will continue to come back. One of our favorite places
A photo of Alfio's buon cibo restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3166)
$50 and over
Italian
Hyde Park
About the restaurant
Welcome to Alfio's Buon Cibo, an award-winning Italian restaurant located in the heart of Hyde Park Square.

Chef Alfio Gulisano leads our chef-driven kitchen and he's dedicated to providing you with the highest quality ingredients, expertly prepared to perfection.
Our menu boasts hand-cut steaks, fresh pasta, and Argentinian flavors that are the perfect touch to Alfio's cooking style.
Pair your meal with one of our 350+ bottles of wine, expertly curated by our three in-house sommeliers.
And don't forget to save room for our house-made desserts and "Chef's Blend" Coffee.

Top off your experience with one of our expertly crafted cocktails, such as the classic Negroni or our Mixologist signature Maple Manhattan. Our upscale atmosphere is perfect for romantic nights out or celebratory dinners with friends and family.

For a high-end steakhouse alternative, Alfio's Buon Cibo is the obvious choice. Come dine with us and experience the best Italian cuisine in Cincinnati.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Oh my goodness—- the food here just cannot be any better!! We always feel so warmly welcome here too. This is one of Cincinnati’s finest—- short rib, salmon, steak, lamb chops, repeat :)
A photo of Coldwater Cafe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2997)
$31 to $50
American
Tipp City
About the restaurant
This restaurant housed in a former bank building in the heart of downtown Tipp City offers quality dining in a small-town setting. The decor is warm and welcoming and is a delight for the senses. The fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere while the full bar allows patrons a relaxing stop while awaiting a fabulous meal. The inviting atmosphere encourages relaxed conversation. You may be surprised to find that a restaurant in such a small town has some rather sophisticated choices on the menu alongside your more normal fare, with entrees such as ostrich being offered. If you are looking for a decadent dessert, look no further than the butter-drenched English Tea Cake! An easy drive from all points in the Dayton area, words cannot do it justice. A visit is a must and will be the first of many.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The wait staff was extremely accommodating and attentive. We will totally be back
A photo of Silas Creative Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (376)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Versailles
About the restaurant
Fresh + Unexpected Dining
Serving up an eclectic mix of globally inspired cocktails, wine and chef-driven cuisine, one would never guess that the key ingredients to Silas's success are sourced from a farm just down the road.

A bright sunlit space by day and a cozy candlelit venue by night, our main dining room makes an impact with contemporary decor and comfortable seating that’s swanky and sophisticated yet approachable to all.

Top review
SarahR
Dined 4 days ago
George was a fantastic waiter. The food, wine and atmosphere were wonderful. A great way to celebrate an anniversary!
A photo of Nolia Kitchen - OTR restaurant
4.9
4.9 (675)
$31 to $50
American
Cincinnati
About the restaurant
Chef Jeff Harris is serving classic southern flavors at Nolia Kitchen, as well as imaginative and unconventional twists to familiar staples.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We had a great experience at Nolia. The restaurant was extremely clean, staff very nice, and the food was excellent.
A photo of BOCA restaurant
4.9
4.9 (5666)
$50 and over
Contemporary European
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Boca is Chef David Falk's ode to Europe. It is a one of a kind dining experience marrying world-class, chef driven cuisine with gracious service. Boca's design couples contemporary European and American stylings with touches of rusticity in an airy urban space. The elegant and inviting surroundings welcome guests for an afternoon cocktail, a small bite before a great show at nearby theaters, a casual dinner with friends, or a luxurious night out.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
A great place to celebrate and special occasion! The team at Boca made a special effort to acknowledge my daughter's recent graduation from college.
A photo of Bouquet Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2859)
$31 to $50
American
Covington
About the restaurant

Bouquet Restaurant is an upscale farm-to-table bistro that embraces local and sustainable farming as a cornerstone of our mission and utilizes the best products from over fifty farmers and purveyors.
We offer seating on both the first and second floor. Please let us know if there are any mobility issues, as our second floor is only accessible by a flight of stairs. Patio and bar seating is first come first serve only.



Top review
MichelleG
Dined on May 14, 2024
My adult children took me to Bouquet for Mother's Day. The food and ambience were excellent. Our servers Ellie and Zaq were outstanding. We had a great experience and will return.
A photo of Pepp & Dolores restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3618)
$30 and under
Italian
Over the Rhine
About the restaurant
INSPIRED BY THE SPIRIT AND SENSE OF HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCED AT SUNDAY SUPPER IN THE HOME OF OUR GRANDPARENTS, PEPP & DOLORES IS A CASUAL ITALIAN RESTAURANT THAT PAYS HOMAGE TO FAMILY AND TO THE FOOD THAT BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER. FEATURING HOUSEMADE PASTAS, CAREFULLY CURATED WINES, AND A BALANCE OF CHERISHED FAMILY RECIPES WITH FRESH, VIBRANT FLAVORS THAT MAKE US FEEL: THIS IS HOME.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
We had a wonderful Dinner! My Girlfriend and I loved our experience, and Lindsay was an excellent Server!
A photo of Pho Lang Thang restaurant
4.9
4.9 (79)
$30 and under
Vietnamese
Over the Rhine
About the restaurant
Vietnamese restaurant located on Race St. by Findlay Market.
Top review
EileenK
Dined 5 days ago
I love the Cold Noodle salad, will definitely be coming back again for that.
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