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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Cincinnati

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Cincinnati? 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 (133)
$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 Pedro and the Family, Let’s share the joy and savor the moments together at Frankie’s Place !

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 6, 2024
First time dining at Frankie’s. The food was excellent, particularly the braised lamb. Service attentive and pleasant. Good value, would definitely recommend.
A photo of Salazar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (959)
$50 and over
American
Cincinnati
About the restaurant
Salazar is the chef-driven restaurant from James Beard nominated Chef Jose Salazar. This little eatery is cemented in Cincinnati's Over The Rhine neighborhood just steps away from Historic Music Hall. The menu changes with the seasons as Chef Salazar is constantly creating new fun and creative dishes. Whether enjoying the patio or cozying up at the bar, this is an ideal place to stop in for a quick drink or to celebrate a special occasion. Salazar's menu changes frequently, but there are some dishes so popular that they keep popping up again and again. Some of the starters that have appeared on the menu include duck leg rillette, heirloom corn polenta and chicken liver mousse. As for main dishes, some of the signature plates have been the Ora King salmon with "everything" crust, cream cheese dumplings, pickled Fresno chili, caperberries and dill sauce as well as the burger with aged cheddar, bacon and heirloom tomato.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Dec 31, 2023
Amazing. Will miss it so much! The new location will be amazing though & we can’t wait to see the tapas bar they put here!
A photo of Alfio's buon cibo restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3138)
$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
MatS
Dined 6 days ago
From start to finish it was outstanding. Cam was our server and he took fantastic care of us. We enjoyed the tasting menu and they even made sure to offer additional options due to a food allergy. The food was awesome and honestly we couldn't pick which course was our favorite because they all offered something unique and delicious. The fried goat cheese pucks in the salad... We will definitely be back.
A photo of Nolia Kitchen - OTR restaurant
4.9
4.9 (658)
$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
happybelly
Dined 1 day ago
Great experience all around! Tasty food, beautifully presented, creative, and delicious. Chef Harris puts his heart and soul into his food, and it certainly shows. Highly recommended!
A photo of Colette Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (217)
$30 and under
French
Over the Rhine
About the restaurant
Colette is a ‘Mostly French’ restaurant by the award-winning Chef Danny Combs. Located across the street from Washington Park and Music Hall, Colette is a playful take on French cuisine. From Paris to Montreal to Morocco, Colette draws a line from France to its many constellations. Their cuisine is rooted in classic technique, enlivened by a global perspective, and executed by an award-winning team.
Top review
KateP
Dined 1 day ago
Such a great experience! Our server Cami was fantastic! She made all the best recommendations on food and we loved everything that we ate. It was a great celebration experience. We sat up at a high top bar and at first I thought that would be problematic, however, it was still quiet enough that we had a romantic date to celebrate my husband’s birthday.
A photo of Pho Lang Thang restaurant
4.9
4.9 (75)
$30 and under
Vietnamese
Over the Rhine
About the restaurant
Vietnamese restaurant located on Race St. by Findlay Market.
Top review
AllieBvip
Dined 7 days ago
Amazing food! The chicken wings are superb. Super crispy on the outside and juicy in the middle. The cold noodle salad and brisket pho were also outstanding!
A photo of Wodka Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (370)
$30 and under
Eastern European
Over the Rhine
About the restaurant
Eastern European inspired vodka bar serving spirits and cuisine from the Old Country in the heart of Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati, OH.
Top review
JoyceCvip
Dined 5 days ago
It was our first time at this Eastern European restaurant and it was delightful! Loved ordering the dishes that my mom and grandmother’s made. They were delicious and very authentic!
A photo of Oriental Wok - Cincinnati, OH restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1230)
$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
Lisa
Dined on Apr 16, 2024
Every time we go to Oriental Wok It is always a positive experience. They always make you feel welcome, the service is great and the food is delicious! It is definitely one of our favorite places!
A photo of Oriental Wok - Ft.Mitchell, KY restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1007)
$30 and under
Chinese
Fort Mitchell
About the restaurant
In November 1977, Helen And I opened Oriental Wok pursuing our American Dream. We poured our hearts into this business, meeting great customers along the way. Now, I am proud to call many of you my friends. Your support and friendship for nearly 50 years have meant so much to me and my family.

With so many restaurant choices, I am honored each time you visit Oriental Wok. Thank you for celebrating all the big and small occasions with us throughout the years. My family and I look forward to sharing more great food and laughter with you for years to come.

Truly,
Mike and Helen Wong
Susanna, Angela, Guy and Travis

Top review
KarenM
Dined 2 days ago
I would like to say a big thank you to all staff at Oriental Wok for making my daughter’s birthday an evening to remember. Everyone was very kind and eager to make sure we had everything we needed. The service was above and beyond and the food was excellent.
A photo of Pepp & Dolores restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3563)
$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 1 day ago
LOVE! Thanks for making Ranease’s birthday so special!
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