Best American Restaurants in Cincinnati

The Grille at Palm CourtThe Grille at Palm Court
(76)
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati
Arnold's Bar and GrillArnold's Bar and Grill
(71)
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati
deSha's American TaverndeSha's American Tavern
(439)
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati
Washington Platform Saloon & RestaurantWashington Platform Saloon & Restaurant
(578)
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati
Kona Grill - CincinnatiKona Grill - Cincinnati
(526)
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati
The Butcher and BarrelThe Butcher and Barrel
(146)
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati
Palomino - CincinnatiPalomino - Cincinnati
(2800)
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati
TGI FRIDAYS - West Chester (Tylersville Rd)TGI FRIDAYS - West Chester (Tylersville Rd)
(10)
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati
Bouquet Restaurant and Wine BarBouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar
(1160)
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American | Covington, Cincinnati
Bite RestaurantBite Restaurant
(214)
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American | Milford, Cincinnati
Krueger's TavernKrueger's Tavern
(257)
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American | Over the Rhine, Cincinnati
Seasons 52 - CincinnatiSeasons 52 - Cincinnati
(2953)
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American | Norwood, Cincinnati
Metropole @ 21c Museum HotelMetropole @ 21c Museum Hotel
(1342)
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American | Central Business District, Cincinnati
The Golden LambThe Golden Lamb
(2235)
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American | Lebanon, Cincinnati
Stone Creek - MontgomeryStone Creek - Montgomery
(2174)
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American | Montgomery, Cincinnati
Coppin's - Hotel CovingtonCoppin's - Hotel Covington
(481)
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American | Covington, Cincinnati
Bru Burger - CincinnatiBru Burger - Cincinnati
(239)
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American | Central Business District, Cincinnati
Teller's of Hyde ParkTeller's of Hyde Park
(136)
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American | Hyde Park, Cincinnati
Parkers Blue Ash TavernParkers Blue Ash Tavern
(1259)
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American | Blue Ash, Cincinnati
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - MasonFirebirds Wood Fired Grill - Mason
(200)
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American | Mason, Cincinnati

Best Italian Restaurants in Cincinnati

PrimavistaPrimavista
(2720)
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Italian | Cincinnati, Cincinnati
Maggiano's - CincinnatiMaggiano's - Cincinnati
(4853)
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Italian | Cincinnati, Cincinnati
BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Cincinnati - Rookwood ExchangeBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Cincinnati - Rookwood Exchange
(529)
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Italian | Cincinnati, Cincinnati
SottoSotto
(2365)
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Italian | Central Business District, Cincinnati
The Presidents Room at The PhoenixThe Presidents Room at The Phoenix
(175)
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Italian | Central Business District, Cincinnati
Nicola's RistoranteNicola's Ristorante
(2241)
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Italian | Over the Rhine, Cincinnati
Forno Osteria & BarForno Osteria & Bar
(554)
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Italian | Hyde Park, Cincinnati
The Mercer OTRThe Mercer OTR
(624)
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Contemporary American | Over the Rhine, Cincinnati
Alfio's buon ciboAlfio's buon cibo
(1098)
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Italian | Hyde Park, Cincinnati
Via ViteVia Vite
(2884)
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Italian | Central Business District, Cincinnati
CinqueCinque
(470)
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Italian | Montgomery, Cincinnati
Pitrelli's RestaurantPitrelli's Restaurant
(797)
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Italian | Mason, Cincinnati
Favorites at Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment CenterFavorites at Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center
(309)
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Italian | Anderson Township, Cincinnati
BRIO Tuscan Grille - Liberty Township - Liberty CenterBRIO Tuscan Grille - Liberty Township - Liberty Center
(543)
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Italian | West Chester, Cincinnati

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Cincinnati Restaurants

Tony's of CincinnatiTony's of Cincinnati
2173 reviews
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Steak | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Always a great experience at Tony's. Awesome seafood and great steaks! Will be back. More

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PrimavistaPrimavista
2720 reviews
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Italian | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

The food was fantastic and Annie is always an awesome server. First Class More

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Oriental Wok - CincinnatiOriental Wok - Cincinnati
272 reviews
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Chinese | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

John our server and the entire staff were so engaging. We were celebrating my sisters birthday and John made it so memorable. The service was impeccable and food superb. We had such fun with the Budda gonging out Happy Birthday. Every time I have visited the Oriental Wok, everything was wonderful. I am a picky eater and the kitchen will tailor a dish for me. I love this restaurant. More

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The Capital Grille - CincinnatiThe Capital Grille - Cincinnati
1428 reviews
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Steakhouse | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Great meal and service! More

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Maggiano's - CincinnatiMaggiano's - Cincinnati
4853 reviews
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Italian | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Was fantastic More

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E+O KitchenE+O Kitchen
491 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

The food is flavorful and the new happy hour was a great treat. I think what makes this place standout is the staff, they are all very welcoming and attentive. More

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The SummitThe Summit
659 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Outstanding food in somewhat institutional setting. More

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Sartre OTRSartre OTR
146 reviews
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Contemporary French | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Everything about Sartre was wonderful! Food was unique and delicious. Our waiter, Aaron was excellent; made good suggestions, was always ahead of our needs, and charming. Best new restaurant in OTR! More

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J. Alexander's - Redlands Grill - CincinnatiJ. Alexander's - Redlands Grill - Cincinnati
1116 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Mike, our waiter, was incredible as always. He was very attentive but cognizant of the business nature of the meeting. Food was fantastic, as always. Love that Thai Kai. I will keep bringing business meetings there as long as this is on the menu! Thank you, Emily More

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Trotta's Steak & SeafoodTrotta's Steak & Seafood
86 reviews
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Lovely family run neighborhood restaurant. My scallops were cooked perfectly, the service was attentive, the owner’s father-in-law came to our table to make sure all was okay (he’s a dear). All in all a lovely evening. Highly recommend. More

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The Melting Pot - CincinnatiThe Melting Pot - Cincinnati
1920 reviews
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Fondue | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Had such a wonderful time celebrating my daughter’s birthday. Service and food was outstanding! Can’t wait to return! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - CincinnatiRuth's Chris Steak House - Cincinnati
989 reviews
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Steakhouse | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Richard was our server and was excellent. We were greeted at the door and our reservations were recognized and we were taken right to our table. The GM Shawn Gardner visited our table to check on us. Our party of five enjoyed the meal and the service. Definitely a return visit. More

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8th & English8th & English
289 reviews
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Seafood | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

This a wonderful place for foodies. There are so many delicious small plates - we had the swordfish meatballs and mussels in vodka sauce. While branzino and spaghetti di Nero we’re superb. Interesting wine list at moderate prices. Finished off with prompt and friendly service. More

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Arnold's Bar and GrillArnold's Bar and Grill
71 reviews
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

We celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary at Arnold's this past Valentin's Day. The food, service and atmosphere all were very good. More

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Boi Na Braza - CincinnatiBoi Na Braza - Cincinnati
2155 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

I had an amazing experience! I made a special request for them to bring a slice of chocolate mousse cake to the table that said “Happy Anniversary!” on it and they brought it and totally surprised my boyfriend with it. The waiters and bus boys were very fast paced and stayed on top of everything very well. I watched them break down a dirty table really fast and had it ready for the next family. The meats were amazing and I would definitely recommend coming here. More

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Chart House Restaurant - Newport (Cincinnati)Chart House Restaurant - Newport (Cincinnati)
1947 reviews
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Seafood | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Always tasty food ,good service and great ambience. More

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Prism – JACK Casino CincinnatiPrism – JACK Casino Cincinnati
153 reviews
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Steakhouse | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

We enjoyed our evening at Jack's. The food and service was great. A big thank you to all that made our evening special. We will return and highly recommend others. More

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Moerlein Lager HouseMoerlein Lager House
3082 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Mid afternoon lunch at open air area - Tasty and great, fast service. More

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Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - CincinnatiEddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Cincinnati
3219 reviews
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Steakhouse | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Went there for Valentines Day. Reservation for 8:15, sat at 8:45. First greet from server was 8:55. Appetizer was delicious, salad was excellent, ordered steak- strip was undercooked and ribeye was gristly More

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El CoyoteEl Coyote
493 reviews
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Steak | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

This is my favorite local place to eat for special nights like date night. The 1/2 & 1/2 Margaritas are my wife's choice every time we go. I had the steak my wife had the seafood enchiladas. Both were outstanding. The side items were great. I love the loaded mash potatoes. The service was quick, friendly and very personal. Our waitress must really enjoy helping people. More

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - CincinnatiCooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Cincinnati
2780 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Quick, helpful and friendly service. Coming again next week. More

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BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Cincinnati - Rookwood ExchangeBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Cincinnati - Rookwood Exchange
529 reviews
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Italian | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Delicious meal with more than adequate portions but the prices are a bit high. The tiramisu... Oh my... Never had better! More

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The Butcher and BarrelThe Butcher and Barrel
146 reviews
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Food was fantastic. Nice size portions. Employees were very friendly and helpful. Definitely going again. More

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Bistro GraceBistro Grace
393 reviews
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Contemporary European | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Everything was great as usual. Great place! More

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Montgomery Inn - At the BoathouseMontgomery Inn - At the Boathouse
2113 reviews
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Barbecue | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

We arrived and they had Valet parking which was a plus as it was raining. We only waited about 5 minutes then were seated at the window overlooking the river. The ribs and chicken combo was wonderful as was the dessert. We will definitely be back. More

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Washington Platform Saloon & RestaurantWashington Platform Saloon & Restaurant
578 reviews
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

The oysters were excellent and were served with cocktail sauce, horseradish and lemon on chilled plates. Nice job! More

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LaLo Chino-LatinoLaLo Chino-Latino
72 reviews
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Latin American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Very eclectic menu, food was great, easy in and out. We will be back! More

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Kona Grill - CincinnatiKona Grill - Cincinnati
526 reviews
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Always have a great time at Kona. Menu provides lots of delicious options so I'm always trying something different every time I come. Make sure you leave room for the carrot cake - OMG HUGE piece that can easily be split between 3-4 at the table. Yum! More

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The Grille at Palm CourtThe Grille at Palm Court
76 reviews
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Went for Sunday brunch on my husband’s birthday. I thought they would have more offerings given it costs over $40 for each adult and around $20 for each child. Mostly pastries and desserts with a few carved meats, breads, an omelet station, and a waffle bar. Not really worth the cost, but it was a special occasion. For two adults and two children total with tax and gratuity came to $158. Save for a special occasion. My kids were excited. Coffee was great! Would probably do again. More

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deSha's American TaverndeSha's American Tavern
439 reviews
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Food was great as usual. Mackenzie was our server and she did a fabulous job. More

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China GourmetChina Gourmet
392 reviews
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Chinese | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Always tasty food ,great service and excellent ambience.One of our top 10 favorite Cincy eateries. More

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Matt the Miller's Tavern- KenwoodMatt the Miller's Tavern- Kenwood
189 reviews
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Had a fun time with friends in the bar. Been many times for various reasons, always a nice time. More

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Spoon & CellarSpoon & Cellar
236 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

We love this place! Nicole is a fantastic server. Looking forward to next time. More

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Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - CincinnatiRock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Cincinnati
612 reviews
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Brewery | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Always a great place for a casual pub meal, but nothing spectacular about it. Wish they’d put the chili back on the menu. Service is always professional and friendly. More

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Le Bar A BoeufLe Bar A Boeuf
344 reviews
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French | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Very nice place! Great food and service too. Parking sucks but not the restaurants fault. Looking forward to the next visit. More

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Mitchell's Fish Market - NewportMitchell's Fish Market - Newport
1884 reviews
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Seafood | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

We were here to celebrate my birthday. No mention of this was made when we arrived nor by the server. We mentioned it to our server and he said “should I do a little song and dance?” I guess I was expecting at least a happy birthday from someone at this location. Also, I had requested a seat by a window and they took us to a table by the bar. I know it’s based on availability but my expectation was for a seat by a window in the main dining area. There were no more tables by a window in that area. That was why I had made a reservation! Overall, the food was what I expect from a Mitchell’s but the service was not. More

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D. Burnham'sD. Burnham's
176 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

We really enjoyed the atmosphere, cozy place to sit on couches and have drinks before dinner. Loved being downtown. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - CincinnatiMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati
3214 reviews
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Seafood | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Everything was fantastic. The Ahi tuna app and scallop dinner were so good . Highly recommend More

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Rusty Bucket - Liberty CenterRusty Bucket - Liberty Center
5 reviews
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Good first dining experience. More

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Palomino - CincinnatiPalomino - Cincinnati
2800 reviews
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

We all 4 enjoyed our meal. Pizza is thin and flavorful. Pasta was wonderful. Only sub par item was blue cheese salad... lacking in blu cheese. Wednesday 1/2 price bottle wine is good value. Service excellent. Will definitely return. More

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Andy's Mediterranean Grille - CincinnatiAndy's Mediterranean Grille - Cincinnati
218 reviews
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Mediterranean | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Great restaurant. Not a lot of people there but loud music in background. Food was excellent! More

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The Celestial SteakhouseThe Celestial Steakhouse
1245 reviews
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Steakhouse | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Took my girlfriend here for a romantic valentines date. This place was absolutely amazing, food was phenomenal. Great service. The city view in the evening was very romantic. I will return. More

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Red Roost TavernRed Roost Tavern
143 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

A quiet night. Food was good and reasonably creative except the brisket. Service was unsophisticated. Hotel-based restaurant. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - West Chester (Tylersville Rd)TGI FRIDAYS - West Chester (Tylersville Rd)
10 reviews
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

This TGIF is 100 times better than the one at Northgate. It is so worth the drive. More

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Benihana - CincinnatiBenihana - Cincinnati
1356 reviews
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Japanese | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

We really enjoyed our lunch at Benihana. We plan on coming back maybe for dinner would love to receive some dinner coupons More

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MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza CompanyMidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company
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Pizzeria | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Here, authenticity is our core, and we're on a mission to bring people together with food that crosses barriers and unites communities. The pizza you’ll savor in our restaurant is the original pizza with a capital “N” -- Neapolitan pizza, crafted according to rigorous gastronomic standards, that recreates the pizza invented by Italians over 300 years ago. Our homemade dough starts with four simple ingredients and is topped with all-natural, mostly non-GMO ingredients for a pizza that’s masterfully crafted and always delicious. And with our vegan and gluten-free options and our daily happy hour, we have endless ways for anyone to celebrate great friends and unforgettable memories.More

Cincinnati Diners' Choice Winners

Cincinnati's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Tony's of CincinnatiTony's of Cincinnati
2173 reviews
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Steak | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Always a great experience at Tony's. Awesome seafood and great steaks! Will be back. More

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Oriental Wok - CincinnatiOriental Wok - Cincinnati
272 reviews
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Chinese | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

John our server and the entire staff were so engaging. We were celebrating my sisters birthday and John made it so memorable. The service was impeccable and food superb. We had such fun with the Budda gonging out Happy Birthday. Every time I have visited the Oriental Wok, everything was wonderful. I am a picky eater and the kitchen will tailor a dish for me. I love this restaurant. More

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PrimavistaPrimavista
2720 reviews
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Italian | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

The food was fantastic and Annie is always an awesome server. First Class More

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The Capital Grille - CincinnatiThe Capital Grille - Cincinnati
1428 reviews
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Steakhouse | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Great meal and service! More

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Maggiano's - CincinnatiMaggiano's - Cincinnati
4853 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Was fantastic More

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Sartre OTRSartre OTR
146 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Everything about Sartre was wonderful! Food was unique and delicious. Our waiter, Aaron was excellent; made good suggestions, was always ahead of our needs, and charming. Best new restaurant in OTR! More

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E+O KitchenE+O Kitchen
491 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

The food is flavorful and the new happy hour was a great treat. I think what makes this place standout is the staff, they are all very welcoming and attentive. More

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The Melting Pot - CincinnatiThe Melting Pot - Cincinnati
1920 reviews
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Fondue | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Had such a wonderful time celebrating my daughter’s birthday. Service and food was outstanding! Can’t wait to return! More

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Trotta's Steak & SeafoodTrotta's Steak & Seafood
86 reviews
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American | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Lovely family run neighborhood restaurant. My scallops were cooked perfectly, the service was attentive, the owner’s father-in-law came to our table to make sure all was okay (he’s a dear). All in all a lovely evening. Highly recommend. More

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Boi Na Braza - CincinnatiBoi Na Braza - Cincinnati
2155 reviews
$$$$
Brazilian Steakhouse | Cincinnati, Cincinnati

I had an amazing experience! I made a special request for them to bring a slice of chocolate mousse cake to the table that said “Happy Anniversary!” on it and they brought it and totally surprised my boyfriend with it. The waiters and bus boys were very fast paced and stayed on top of everything very well. I watched them break down a dirty table really fast and had it ready for the next family. The meats were amazing and I would definitely recommend coming here. More

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