Dee Felice Cafe
My favorite Cincinnati restaurant isn't in Cincinnati at all, rather in Covington KY. Jazz, Swing, New Orleans style food. Consistently rates among the top restaurants in town - in the country for that matter. Truly unique. Don't miss the Sleepcat band and the Dee Felice Big Band.
Arnolds Bar and Grill
Oldest continuously operating pub in Cincinnati. Great food, a quirky spot with a rabbit's warren of rooms and one fantastic outdoor courtyard. Live music rounds out the total Arnolds experience. You must go.
Italian. Best freakin' sausage pizza in the universe. I'm thinking of having some shipped to me right now!
Orchids / the Grille at Palm Court
Posh Downtown spot in the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Stunning setting, upscale but not stuffy. Great spot for Sunday Brunch.
The Blind Lemon
Tiny Mt. Adams nightspot featuring a funky fun outdoor patio complete with bonfire.
Paddle-wheeler turned floating restaurant. Great raw bar, superb seafood and a not too shabby view of the Queen city from her floating dock in Covington, KY.
Words cannot do it justice. Picture a floating city. Drink. Meet the Bengals. Dance the night away.
City View Tavern
Tiny Mt. Adams hole in the wall. Burgers and fries served in plastic baskets, cold brew and a killer view. Get there early for a seat on the patio and watch the fireworks during Reds home games. For a low tech sort of place, CVT certainly has a crazy website. Click through the sign in the window for a great view of the place, only turn your sound down first! Pesky web designers.
Haps Irish Pub
The real thing in Hyde Park. Guinness on tap. Need I say more?
Mt. Adams hang with good food, cheap drinks. Sip, eat, then stroll around hip, hilly Mt. Adams.
The spot that made Cincinnati Chili famous. Go for a three, four or even five way, or just munch on their sinfully delicious chili dog, the Skyliner.
best neighborhood ice cream parlor, serving the real thing.
Famous for desserts but this stellar eatery tucked away in a quaint old victorian house in Glendale is a great choice for lunch, dinner or sunday brunch. Salads, crepes, quiche and so much more.
Dean's Mediterranean Imports
Turkish, Greek, Italian, Egyptian, Moroccan, Lebanese, etc. Great grocery with fresh pita, pastries, cheeses, olives, figs, you get the picture. I credit this shop with spawning my love for mediterranean food and expanding my culinary horizons. The friendly staff helped me select just the right ingredients for whatever adventure I had my sites set on for the week, ultimately setting me on a lifelong course of exploring multicultural cuisine. At Findlay Market in the storefronts.