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By Readers · March 29th, 2011 · Eats
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BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT
1. Montgomery Inn
- 9440 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-791-3482; 925 Riverside Drive, East End, 513-721-7427; 400 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, 859-344-5333
2. Skyline Chili
, Multiple locations
3. Nada
, 600 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-721-6232
4. Melt
, 4165 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-861-MELT
5. The Precinct
, 311 Delta Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-321-5454
6. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, 700 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-784-1200
7. 20 Brix
, 101 Main St., Milford, 513-831-2749
8. Bella Luna
, Findlay Market, 1813 Pleasant St., 513-381-5862; 4632 Eastern Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-871-5862
9. Boca
3200 Madison, Road, Oakley, 513-542-2022
10. Jean-Robert’s Table, 713 Vine St., Downtown, 513-621-4777

PIZZA (Non-Chain)
Adriatico’s -
3205 Jefferson Ave., Clifton, 513-281-4344
2. Pomodori’s
, 121 W. McMillan St., Clifton Heights, 513-861-0080; 7880 Remington Road, Montgomery, 513-794-0080
3. Lucy Blue
, multiple locations
4. Northslice Pizza
, 1609 Chase Ave., Northside, 513-541-5858
5. Newport Pizza Company
, 601 Monmouth St., Newport, 859-261-4900
6. Italianette Pizza
, 6916 Plainfield Road, Silverton, 513-791-7650
7. Chi-natti
, 7980 Hosbrook Road, Kenwood, 513-985-4445
8. Trotta’s Pizza & Drive Thru
, 3501 Werk Road, Western Hills, 513-451-5555
9. Ramundo’s
, 3166 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-321-0978
10. NYPD Pizza
, multiple locations

24/7 RESTAURANT
Anchor Grill
- 438 Pike St., Covington, 859-431-9498
2. Skyline Chili
, multiple locations
3. Camp Washington Chili, Camp Washington

APPETIZERS
Nada
- 600 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-721-6232
2. P.F. Chang’s Bistro, Norwood/Hyde Park
3. Bonefish Grill, Hyde Park

ASIAN (Not Chinese)
Teak Thai
- 1051 St. Gregory, Mount Adams, 513-665-9800
2. Wild Ginger, Hyde Park
3. Lemon Grass
, Hyde Park/Crescent Springs/West Chester

BAKERY
The BonBonerie
- 2030 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-321-3399
2. Servatii Pastry Shop, multiple locations
3. Busken Bakery
, multiple locations

BARBEQUE
Montgomery Inn
- 9440 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-791-3482; 925 Eastern Ave., Downtown, 513-721-7427; 400 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, 859-344-5333
2. City Barbeque
, multiple locations
3. Walt’s Barbeque, White Oak

BEER SELECTION
The Comet
- 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-541-8900
2. Hofbrauhaus, Newport
3. Beer Sellar, Newport

BREAKFAST
First Watch
- Multiple locations
2. Bob Evans
, multiple locations
3. The Echo
, Hyde Park

BUFFET
Golden Corral
- Multiple locations
2. Boi Na Braza, Downtown
3. The Palm Court, Downtown

BURGERS
Terry’s Turf Club
- 4618 Eastern Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-533-4222
2. Zip’s Cafe
, Mount Lookout
3. Five Guys Burgers and Fries, multiple locations

BURRITOS/WRAPS
Chipotle Mexican Grill
- Multiple locations
2. The Comet, Northside
3. Habanero
, Clifton/Newport

BUSINESS LUNCH
Arnold’s Bar & Grill
- 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown, 513-421-6234
2. Montgomery Inn Boathouse, Downtown
3. Palomino, Downtown

CHEAP EATS
Skyline Chili
- Multiple locations
2. Chipotle Mexican Grill, multiple locations
3. Zip’s Cafe
, Mount Lookout

CHEESESTEAK
Penn Station
- Multiple locations
2. Melt
, Northside
3. Jersey Mike’s
, multiple locations

CHEF
Jean-Robert de Cavel

2. David Falk
, (Boca, Nada)
3. Mark Bodenstein
, (Parker’s Blue Ash)

CHICKEN
Chick-Fil-A
- Multiple locations
2. Silver Spring House, Symmes Twp.
3. Hitching Post, Hyde Park

CHILI (CHAIN)
Skyline Chili
- Multiple locations
2. Gold Star
, multiple locations
3. Dixie Chil
i, multiple locations

CHILI (NON-CHAIN)
Camp Washington Chili
- Hopple and Colerain avenues, Camp Washington, 513-541-0061
2. Blue Ash Chili
3. Price Hill Chili

CHINESE
P.F.

Chang - 2633 Edmondson Road, Norwood, 513-531-4567; 9435 Civic Center Blvd., West Chester, 513-779-5555
2. Shanghai Mama’s, Downtown
3. Oriental Wok
, Fort Mitchell

COFFEEHOUSE
Coffee Emporium -
Downtown/Hyde Park
2. Starbucks
, Multiple locations
3. Sitwell’s, Clifton

DELI
Izzy’s
- Multiple locations
2. Jungle Jim’s, Fairfield
3. Avril Bleh Meats, Downtown

DESSERTS
The BonBonerie
- 2030 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-321-3399
2. Graeter’s
, multiple locations
3. Cheesecake Factory, Kenwood

FIRST DATE RESTAURANT
York Street Café
- 738 York St., Newport, 859-261-9675
2. Nada
, Downtown
3. Melting Pot, Symmes Twp.

FRENCH FRIES
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
- Multiple locations
2. Penn Station
, multiple locations
3. McDonald’s
, multiple locations

GERMAN
Hofbrauhaus
- 200 E. Third St., Newport, 859-491-7200
2. Mecklenburg Gardens, Corryville
3. Christy’s & Lenhardt’s, Clifton Heights

ICE CREAM
Graeter’s
- Multiple locations
2. Aglamesis Brothers, Oakley/Montgomery
3. U.D.F.
, multiple locations

INDIAN
Ambar
- 350 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-281-7000
2. Baba
, Oakley
3. Dusmesh, Clifton

ITALIAN
Pompilio’s
- 600 Washington Ave., Newport, 859-581-3065
2. Scotti’s, Downtown
3. Bella Luna, East End

KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT
Chuck-E-Cheese
- Multiple locations
2. Chick-Fil-A
, multiple locations
3. Red Robin
, multiple locations

LIVE MUSIC WHILE YOU EAT
The Comet
- 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-541-8900
2. Arnold’s Bar & Grill, Downtown
3. Hofbrauhaus, Newport

MEDITERRANEAN
Andy’s Mediterranean Grill
- 906 Nassau St., Walnut Hills, 513-281-9791
2. Myra’s Dionysus, Clifton Heights
3. Cafe Mediterranean, Anderson Twp.

MEXICAN
Nada
- 600 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-721-6232
2. Rio Grande, Newport
3. El Rancho Grande
, multiple locations

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Jean-Robert’s Table -
713 Vine St., Downtown, 513-621-4777
2. Mellow Mushroom, 1014 Town Drive, Wilder, Ky., 859-441-6600
3. Senate
, 1212 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-2020
4. forkheartknife, 1437 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-3451
5. NorthSlice Pizza
, 1609 Chase Ave., Northside, 513-541-5858
6. Tom Chee
, 133 E. Court St., Downtown, 513-721-CHEE (2433)
7. MOTR Pub
, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-6687
8. Tony’s of Cincinnati
, 12110 Montgomery Road, Symmes Twp., 513-677-1993
9. La Poste
, 3410 Telford St., Clifton, 513-281-3663
10. Joe’s Diner on Sycamore, 1203 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-5637

OUTDOOR DINING
Arnold’s Bar and Grill
- 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown, 513-421-6234
2. Arthur’s
, Hyde Park
3. Buckhead Grill, Bellevue

PIZZA (CHAIN)
Dewey’s
- Multiple locations
2. La Rosa’s
, multiple locations
3. Donato’s
, multiple locations

PUB FOOD
Terry’s Turf Club
- 4618 Eastern Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-533-4222
2. Arthur’s
, Hyde Park
3. Claddagh Irish Pub, Newport

RAW BAR
Dancing Wasabi, Mount Lookout
- 1018 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-533-9218
2. The Waterfront, Covington
3. Teak Thai
, Mount Adams

RESTAURANT WITH A VIEW
Primavista
- 810 Matson Place, Price Hill, 513-251-6467
2. The Celestial, Mount Adams
3. Montgomery Inn Boathouse, Downtown

ROMANTIC RESTAURANT
Primavista
- 810 Matson Place, Price Hill, 513-251-6467
2. The Celestial, Mount Adams
3. Orchids at Palm Court, Downtown

SALADS
Dewey’s
- Multiple locations
2. Olive Garden
, multiple locations
3. Melt
, Northside

SEAFOOD
Mitchell’s Fish Market
- Newport on the Levee, Newport, 859-291-7454
2. Bonefish Grill
, Hyde Park/Crescent Springs/West Chester
3. McCormick & Schmick’s, Downtown

SOUL FOOD
Knotty Pine on the Bayou
- 1802 Licking Pike, Cold Spring, 859-781-2200
2. Alabama Fish House, Over-the-Rhine
3. Tucker’s
, Over-the-Rhine

STEAKS
The Precinct
- 311 Delta Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-321-5454
2. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Downtown
3. Outback
, multiple locations

SUBS AND HOAGIE SANDWICHES
Penn Station
- Multiple locations
2. Jimmy John’s
, multiple locations
3. Jersey Mike’s
, multiple locations

SUNDAY BRUNCH
First Watch
- Multiple locations
2. Grand Finale, Glendale
3. Take the Cake, Northside

SUSHI
Dancing Wasabi
- 1018 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-533-9218
2. Teak Thai
, Mount Adams
3. Green Papaya, Oakley

TAKEOUT
Chipotle Mexican Grill
- Multiple locations
2. Skyline Chili
, multiple locations
3. Frisch’s
, multiple locations

TAPAS
Argentine Bean
- 2875 Town Center Blvd., Crestview Hills, Ky., 859-341-1841
2. Latitudes, Anderson
3. Daveed’s at 934, Mount Adams

VEGETARIAN
Melt
- 4165 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-861-MELT
2. Green Dog Cafe
, Columbia-Tusculum
3. Myra’s Dionysus, Clifton Heights

WAITSTAFF/SERVICE
The Precinct
- 311 Delta Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513-321-5454
2. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Downtown
3. Nada
, Downtown

WATERFRONT DINING
Montgomery Inn Boathouse
- 925 Eastern Ave., Downtown, 513-721-7427
2. The Waterfront, Covington
3. Buckhead Mountain Grill, Bellevue

WINE SELECTION
20 Brix
- 101 Main St., Milford, 513-831-2749
2. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Downtown
3. Dilly Deli, Mariemont

 
 
 
 

 

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