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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Cincinnati / Dayton

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining 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 Somm Wine Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (433)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Cincinnati
About the restaurant
Somm is the Incline Districts favorite American Bistro and Wine Bar. Offering an indoor dining room, full bar, and Cincinnati's favorite outdoor dining on an acclaimed garden patio, Somm Wine Bar features approachable, curated wine selections and an ever-expanding menu highlighting the region's best eclectic cuisine. Fine dining elements abound on this renewed and bustling neighborhood corner touchstone, vibrantly adorned with new age artwork and classic Cosmopolitan hardwood decor. Beautiful charcuterie, weekday features, unique events, and weekend live music make this Cincinnati's top date-night and celebration dining destination.

Top review
jeffc
Dined 2 days ago
Wonderful evening. We had the swordfish special. Perfectly cooked. Sweet potato gnocchi who knew it would be so good. Fished with a superb carrot cake! Thanks Somm. We’ll see you again.
A photo of E+O Kitchen at The Banks restaurant
4.7
4.7 (620)
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Cincinnati
About the restaurant
One of the hottest restaurant concepts for the past 2 years, E+O Kitchen has become synonymous with the freshest flavors, an opulent & inviting atmosphere, and truly eclectic offerings. Now, due to popular demand Earth and Ocean Restaurant Group has brought the E+O Kitchen to The Banks. Located across from the ICON Music Center, mere feet from Paul Brown Stadium, and a short walk from Banks Entertainment District & Great American Ballpark, E+O at the Banks is the go-to riverside getaway for any occasion. Whether it's a buzzing brunch, a once-in-a-lifetime power lunch, a romantic & vibey dinner, or just a pre-game/pre-concert cocktail hour, E+O is always ready to serve as your very own private cabana club. Led by corporate chef Ben Toney, the asian-fusion concept has expanded its menu to offer items for any palate and any diet. Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, and carnivore diners can all find something to indulge in. - Just don't forget the "famous" Brussels S
Top review
Colton
Dined 4 days ago
E+O went above and beyond to make our dinner special, the food was a delight. Will be back again
A photo of Opal Rooftop restaurant
4.7
4.7 (247)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Cincinnati
About the restaurant
Forged from the fires of Covington, Ky. Opal is a casual, chef-driven, fine-dining restaurant that offers wood-fired grilled foods, craft cocktails, and a curated wine menu using locally focused products. The menu, developed by the company's culinary director, Chef Eric Polhamus, features Contemporary American dishes. Opal is the third restaurant installment in the portfolio of Bill and Morgan Whitlow. Opals are known to be the stone that represents justice, harmony, protection, love and passion. Just like the gemstone, Opal Rooftop Restaurant & Bar is different from every angle you approach it from. Patrons will enjoy a 360-degree backdrop of downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky or dine indoors as the flames from the unique Grillworks grill reflect off of the bar. For more information and a glimpse of the menu, follow us on Facebook or visit opalrooftop.com.

All tables are booked with a two hour window. If you would like more time please leave us a note to accommodate!


Top review
Fitfoodie
Dined 4 days ago
This was my first time to opal rooftop. Fabulous view of the city and wonderful service. They had pescatarian options which was a huge help when ordering.
A photo of Kozue Sushi & Ramen restaurant
4.7
4.7 (11)
$30 and under
Sushi
Montgomery
About the restaurant
Kozue Sushi & Ramen NOW OPEN!

offer authentic Sushi & Ramen, located in Montgomery.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
The sushi was solid, but the tempura vegetables and Karaage chicken were not the best- soggy batter, and small portions.
A photo of Quan Hapa restaurant
4.6
4.6 (57)
$30 and under
Asian
Over the Rhine
About the restaurant
Quan Hapa in Cincinnati, OH is an eatery that offers up some tasty options based on the theme of Asian street food.


Top review
fromjunkietohunkyvip
Dined 1 day ago
Really appreciate the unique flavors, it’s a core and the very interesting vibe. Will definitely be back.
A photo of BRU Burger Bar - Montgomery restaurant
4.6
4.6 (221)
$30 and under
Burgers
Montgomery
About the restaurant
BRU Burger Bar Montgomery is the 14th BRU location established under the BRU Burger brand at Cunningham Restaurant Group. Focusing on the American classic, the burger, the menu offers a wide array of burgers, fries, shakes along with salads and appetizers. In addition to an extensive menu, each location offers local beers and spirits along with well known favorites.
Top review
PegPvip
Dined 5 days ago
Everything great as usual, best place to entertain guests especially if you want to talk and be heard.
A photo of Buckhead Mountain Grill restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1040)
$30 and under
American
Bellevue
About the restaurant
If you're in the Cincinnati area, be sure to visit the Bellevue location of Buckhead Mountain Grill, located just down the Ohio River from Newport and minutes from downtown Cincinnati. The views here are simply stunning, especially from the deck suspended above the riverbank. Enjoy a casual and comfortable atmosphere that is perfect for an evening out or a quick bite during lunch. This is the place to relax and savor great times, in a setting reminiscent of the Rocky Mountains greatest lodges. Set your watch to "mountain" time and take in the beautiful views of downtown Cincinnati. Climb your way up to flavortown and experience all that Buckhead Mountain Grill has to offer!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Dinner and our service was great can’t wait to go back
A photo of The Standard Covington restaurant
4.5
4.5 (34)
$30 and under
American
Covington
About the restaurant
Casual full service neighborhood restaurant. Converted garage setting with plenty of outdoor activities.

Reservations are only accepted for brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Perfect for the 10 of us! We enjoyed it all! Great place and service
A photo of Grandview Tavern restaurant
4.4
4.4 (965)
$30 and under
American
Fort Mitchell
About the restaurant
Grandview Tavern is Northern Kentucky's premier food and beverage entertainment business. Established in 2007 and still going strong. Over a decade of research and development has forged a casual upscale concept, second to none. We take pride in the fresh product we produce. Our Signature Salmon Salad, Chicken Piccata, Fresh Wings and the Best Burger around. Chef Jack Rolf's creations insure something for everyone. Extensive Wine menu and 1/2 Price every Monday. Specialty Cocktails and a GREAT Bourbon selection. Enjoy outdoor dining, LIVE music Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A cozy, vibrant bar or a quiet dining room awaits you. Private Dining available, special events as well as catering. It is our pleasure to welcome you to Grandview Tavern.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 24, 2024
We ate on the patio. It was a lovely evening and the music was very good
A photo of Rusk Kitchen + Bar restaurant
4.0
4 (131)
$30 and under
American
Cincinnati
About the restaurant
A full-service restaurant and bar offering eclectic American cuisine, beer, elevated house-made cocktails, and wine. Rusk is the perfect place to catch your favorite teams, brunch on the Sunday's, lunch with coworkers, wine and dine for date night, grab dinner with the family, and enjoy cocktails with your friends on the 2nd-floor rooftop patio. Our vision is to be a favorite neighborhood spot for everyone to gather.

Top review
JanisT
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
A lovely business dinner….Lively atmosphere but we were still able to talk and go over a project without shouting. …waiter was wonderful…attentive but relaxed …we only had appetizers but they were great.
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