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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Cincinnati / Dayton

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion 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!


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4.9
4.9 (5674)
$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
CatherineWvip
Dined 2 days ago
The server was fantastic and the food was delicious.
A photo of Carlo & Johnny restaurant
4.8
4.8 (8751)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Montgomery
About the restaurant
Classic style paired with Jeff Ruby's U.S.D.A Prime Steaks and exceptional seafood.
Three unique dining rooms, three wine cellars, and live music.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Kate our service was excellent and the food was delicious. Had the boneless ribeye and my husband had filet mignon.
A photo of BRU Burger Bar - Fort Mitchell restaurant
4.8
4.8 (340)
$30 and under
American
Fort Mitchell
About the restaurant
The hamburger is over 100 years old. It’s a classic, purely American, and an icon. The hamburger is the people’s sandwich, everyman’s food. BRU is an ode to our love... the Burger.
Top review
DaveWvip
Dined on May 10, 2024
Great service, great drinks, tasty burgers! We’ll be back!
A photo of The Melting Pot - Cincinnati restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2969)
$50 and over
Fondue
Cincinnati
About the restaurant
Cincinnati's favorite celebration restaurant. "The Melting Pot is pure entertainment," declares the NY Times. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a gathering of friends for a bridal or baby shower, Girl's Night Out, or birthday The Melting Pot has the recipe to make all your occasions special. Relax in our inviting, warm atmosphere and let our attentive servers guide you through our selection of fondues, sauces and fine wines. Winner of an "Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator magazine.
Top review
SNGBEARvip
Dined 3 days ago
We had a great time with our friends. Staff was amazing. Dinner was great as usual. Thank you!
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4.7
4.7 (2281)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Over the Rhine
About the restaurant
Located across from Washington Park. We are excited to bring our Boutique Steakhouse to OTR! A from scratch kitchen, featuring Steaks by the Ounce! Come try fresh pasta, fresh butchered meat, and scratch cocktails. We look forward to serving you!
Top review
ToddZ
Dined 4 days ago
Service was excellent and the food was mostly outstanding. Everything was delicious except my ribeye. It was good, but was slightly overcooked and needed a touch of salt. Other than that, the apps and my daughter’s bolognese were delicious. Definitely would eat here again.
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4.6
4.6 (675)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Cincinnati
About the restaurant
No visit to Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati is complete without the fine dining experience at Council Oak Steak & Seafood. Dry-aged beef aged in our Himalayan salt aging room, cut in house by our very own butcher—need we say more? Mouth-watering seafood dishes served along side our chef's personal sides recipes, all in a sophisticated atmosphere. Live Music Thursday-Saturday in our lounge area from 6pm to close. All this, and more, await you inside the Hard Rock Casino in Cincinnati.
MUST BE 21 TO ENTER

Top review
TamPvip
Dined 4 days ago
Outstanding as always! We sat at the bar for a quick bite to eat. Shared the fillet, which was prepared perfectly, the roles which are outstanding, and Travis, the bartender providing amazing service.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - Cincinnati restaurant
4.6
4.6 (438)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Cincinnati
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!

Top review
RedsFanvip
Dined 7 days ago
You can order your protein, rice, veggies and sauce and cook at your grill table. Or, you can order off the menu for a rice or noodle dish and have it prepared in the kitchen. You must try the s'mores for dessert. The meat and seafood are high quality.
A photo of Wild Ginger Asian Bistro restaurant
4.4
4.4 (138)
$30 and under
Sushi
Norwood
About the restaurant
Welcome to Wild Ginger Asian Bistro, the most hip Thai and Sushi restaurant in Hyde Park. At Wild Ginger, you will discover a unique combination of our authentic Thai food and wide ranges of different styles of sushi. Come join us and let your dining experience exceed your expectations! Locally owned and operated with a dedication to fine food and excellent service.
Top review
Saltacidfatvip
Dined on Apr 17, 2024
Ginger stir fry for him and the firecracker for me. They will customize to your spice level. Chicken lettuce wraps had the pleasant contrast of hot flavorful filling and cold crunchy lettuce leaves. Always a good choice to eat or take out Wild Ginger.
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4.3
4.3 (187)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Middletown
About the restaurant
Five simple words comprise Primo Italian mission statement.
Promise to our guest the best experience with our
Responsible team, we promise to
Improvise and make sure we create
Memories on every single
Occasion. PRIMO.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 19, 2024
Wonderful atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable servers, tasty food.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Dayton restaurant
4.2
4.2 (753)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Dayton
About the restaurant
Enjoy an unforgettable interactive dining experience with friends and family with fondue at The Melting Pot in Dayton. We believe in celebrating the everyday, so you don’t need a special reason to come out for our delicious menu offerings. Whether you’re here for drinks, cheese, and chocolate, or you want to dig into our four-course fondue experience, we know you’ll love every bite! From artisan cheeses to our decadent chocolate fondue desserts, there is something to tickle your taste buds in each pot. Let our friendly staff help you choose the right fondue experience for your table tonight. Make reservations for everyone at The Melting Pot and turn the ordinary into the extraordinary!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 14, 2024
Food was great. The server Isaiah made the evening. He was on top of everything. Very attentive and great sense of humor.
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