Top 10+ Restaurants in Cincinnati

Sarah Woody
Published on May 30, 2017

Top 10+ Restaurants in Cincinnati

Cincinnati has some amazing restaurants and food choices! I took it to Facebook to see what my friends favorite dining locations in the Queen City were and I got over 60 responses! So I narrowed down the top restaurants and here is what they had to say:

1. Sotto

Located in downtown Cincinnati, Sotto was the #1 recommended location for their Italian cuisine! Their impeccable service and classy atmosphere, you can’t go wrong at this underground hideaway.

2. Boca

A close second, Boca is one of the top rated restaurants in the city, known as the “champions of blowing people away” for their artful simplicity and incredible food.

3. Primavista

Primavista is an elegant, upscale restaurant that offers fine Italian dining with dishes from all regions. The best time to go is in the evening with the beautiful Cincinnati skyline in the background. You got to check this place out!

4. Gomez Salsa OTR

Best taco of my life! Gomez Salsa truly knows how to make a mean taco with the most authentic salsa and flavor. Make sure you try their famous “Turtle Shell” tacos, YUM!


5. Taft’s Ale House

Surround yourself with exceptional brews and delectable bites at Taft’s Ale House located in the former St. Paul’s Evangelical Church built in 1850. This place is always packed! 

6. E+O Kitchen

Craving something tropical? Look no further. E+O Kitchen offers Asian eats with a Latin spin with delicious sushi, to die for brussel sprout salad, plus specialty cocktails & spirits.

7. Eli’s BBQ

I don’t know what’s better, Eli’s BBQ ribs, pulled pork, mac & cheese, jalapeño cornbread or the fact you can BYOB! One of the most visited restaurants in Summertime and well worth a visit.

8. The Pacific Kitchen

Ground breaking, mouth watering combinations and flavors that have taken years to perfect located in Montgomery. The Pacific Kitchen is a combination of Asian Fusion and Dim Sum classics.


Nothing screams ‘MERICA more than hotdogs! SENATE is a trendy pub serving gourmet hot dogs with creative toppings, plus local brews & retro cocktails.

10. The Eagle 

Southern sides, craft beer, and the lively crowd make this place a must-go! The Eagle is known for their all natural chicken that is brined, dredged, then dropped into custom-built fryers. Its got a little kick and is served with their house made hot honey.

Other Favorite Locations Included:

11. Mazunte

12. Bangkok Terrace

13. Mint Bistro

14. The Littlefield

15. Boi Na Braza

16. Bakersfield

17. Urban Grill Food Truck

18. Grand Finale Restaurant

19. Bite

20. Frida 602

21. Jeff Ruby’s Precinct

22. Shaan Indian Cuisine

23. Alfio’s

24. Nicola’s

25. China Gourmet 

26. Krueger’s Tavern

27. Bru Burger

28. Salazar

29. Mecklenburgs

30. Arnold’s Bar and Grill

All of these restaurants are reviewed over 4.5 stars! Big shout out to the people who shared their favorite locations on Facebook. Start making your Cincinnati bucket list now. Mmm, I’m hungry!


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