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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Cincinnati

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Cincinnati? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Bouquet Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2876)
$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
ElizabethWvip
Dined 7 days ago
We had not been to Bouquet in some time (pre pandemic?). We went back because we were dining with some friends who live in NKY, and are foodies and bourbon/wine people. Everyting was fantastic. Ambiance fun/pleasant (upscale casual?). Noise level good for conversation, but I'm afraid we were that group that made it loud for other folks. The tasting menu was fantastic. Wine recs and cocktails creative but approachable -- will be back!
A photo of Nolia Kitchen - OTR restaurant
4.8
4.8 (697)
$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
Derekvip
Dined today
This is by FAR our FAVORITE place to eat in cincinnati! Staff is always amazingly friendly and the food is some of the best out there! They always have unique takes on ways to elevate their food! We make a new reservation everytime we are there for dinner. Desserts are also some of the best! Icecream is to die for!
A photo of Otto's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1527)
$31 to $50
American
Covington
About the restaurant
Opened in 2003, Otto's serves American and Southern inspired fare in the heart of Covington's Mainstrasse.
Top review
SherryH
Dined 5 days ago
It was our first time in the area and went to Otto’s based on reviews. It did not disappoint! We tried all the starters - AMAZING! Peach Paloma is delicious and well balanced! Quaint and friendly atmosphere with a great back story! Highly recommended❤️
A photo of Emery restaurant
4.8
4.8 (494)
$30 and under
American
Mariemont
About the restaurant
Emery is a polished-casual restaurant located in the charming Mariemont neighborhood. The seasonal menu features American cuisine. We're passionate about seafood but there is something for everyone, including some delicious gluten-free and vegetarian items. Everything is made from scratch and expertly prepared by our chef team. From the casual yet sophisticated first floor and outdoor patio to the upper-level dining room imbued with an easy elegance, Emery beckons you to sit down, relax, and enjoy. We pride ourselves on our renowned hospitality, and our greatest goal is to know that with every visit to Emery, you relish your time in our company.
Top review
BethHvip
Dined 1 day ago
Richard is an exemplary server. He makes the entire dining experience a great pleasure!
A photo of Seasons 52 - Cincinnati restaurant
4.7
4.7 (6507)
$31 to $50
American
Norwood
About the restaurant
Seasons 52 is a Fresh Grill and Wine Bar offering a seasonal menu that is naturally lighter and always flavorful. Our seasonal menus feature ingredients at their peak of freshness, oak-fire grilled or brick oven roasted (without a fryer in sight) to be naturally lighter and more flavorful. We also offer an extensive list of wines by the glass and bottle. Here, you'll always feel free to enjoy every bite, every sip, every moment. Lunch and dinner daily with happy hour Monday-Thursday from 3-6PM.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Lindsey was absolutely amazing. Will return and ask for her by name.
A photo of Crown Republic - Gastropub restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1392)
$30 and under
American
Cincinnati
About the restaurant
Crown Republic Gastropub is the place where rustic New American fare meets made from scratch cooking with heart. Our team sources from global food and cultural inspirations, brings and approachable, eclectic culinary experience that guests can't wait to explore. At Crown Republic Gastropub, Chef Anthony Sitek takes pride in creating nearly all of the ingredients in house. Our chef-driven dishes are served with an expert eye so that our guests can concentrate on what matters most: the friends and family they are dining with. Family is exactly our specialty at Crown Republic; our goal is to make everyone who walks in the door, from our staff to our smiling guests, feel at home. Slightly off the beaten path where the business and arts districts of downtown Cincinnati collide, you'll find that you are able to relax and savor every moment, knowing you are in good hands.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great place for a group! I will definitely come back.
A photo of Five on Vine restaurant
4.7
4.7 (584)
$31 to $50
American
Over the Rhine
About the restaurant
Located on Vine Street, in the heart of the historic Over the Rhine district, Five on Vine is a modern take on American comfort food, with a 100-percent from-scratch kitchen, in-house rotisserie, and thoughtful cocktail offerings.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Great service great food. Something for everyone .
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Cincinnati restaurant
4.7
4.7 (8013)
$30 and under
American
Cincinnati
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
SheilaKvip
Dined 5 days ago
Service was very good. Let us talk and take our time ordering and enjoying our food. Tasting a wine was fun.
A photo of Tousey House Tavern restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1066)
$31 to $50
American
Florence
About the restaurant
Located in Burlington, Kentucky, The Tousey House offers the full Southern experience in the form of cuisine, cocktails and hospitality. The intimate style restaurant offers casual yet elegant fare for friends and family alike. Stop in for one of the daily specials at The Tousey House, which often includes family-style fried chicken, slow roasted prime rib, cod sandwich, hot slaw and more.

Make The Tousey House the location for your next party or corporate event. Specialty banquet menus are available for large groups, and the menus allow you to pick the cuisine to be shared at every table. Visit during the weekends for signature drinks and bourbon specials that will keep you coming back for more.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The outdoor dining area was beautiful! Our dinners were delicious and our waiter was very good. Overall it was a great night and I will be back!
A photo of Sacred Beast Diner restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1708)
$30 and under
American
Over the Rhine
About the restaurant
Outdoor and patio seating will be on a first come first serve basis.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Sacred Beast was great. I had a 6:30 reservation was sat immediately. Food came very fast and was very good. Especially for the area, great value for the price. The space is ultra comfortable and attractive. The service was good, no complaints.
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