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Reserve Restaurant and Piano Lounge (Review)

Relocated spot delivers elegant, affordable dining

2 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Couples having a baby are often asked if they want to know the sex of the future bundle of joy. While many do, some say that with so few good surprises in life, why not let this be one of them?   

Rue Dumaine (Review)

Chef Anne Kearney opens terrific destination dining spot south of Dayton

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2008
As a restaurant reviewer, it's hard to be unbiased. Some places I'm just predisposed to like. So I'll admit this upfront: I've looked forward to dining at Rue Dumaine with the eagerness of a   

Diner: Review: InCahoots

Zuefle family imports Northside spice to Blue Ash

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Since it opened, InCahoots has been offering Blue Ash residents food and drinks in what its Web site calls "a new restaurant and bar with universal appeal." One of the first things my wife, who  

Nada (Review)

Playful attitude wraps top-rate Mexican cuisine

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
What do you get when you cross top-rate food with Mexican pro wrestling? Nada! Nada, David Falk's new restaurant, has a very chic, serious interior. The architecture of the two floors swoops at  

Diner: Checking the Tea Leaves

Revisiting the year in local dining

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Every year at this time we look back and try to make sense of the past 12 months. We attempt to find a pattern, some meaning or significance. We can't help it; we're hard wired that way. That'  

Diner: Review: Seny

New Walnut Hills spot delivers distinctive Spanish tapas

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2007
When Seny opened earlier this year in East Walnut Hills, executive chef Travis D. Maier's concept was refreshingly high-minded for such a Middle American city as ours. After studying his craft i  

Diner: Review: Sung Korean Bistro

New downtown spot serves up approachable ethnic food in a chic space

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 5, 2007
An out-of-town foodie friend asked me to recommend some downtown ethnic dining choices that wouldn't break the bank. As I thumbed through the files in my head, I realized there really weren't t  

Diner: Holiday Cheer

Local spots to enjoy a happy hour of food and drinks

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Now that we have Thanksgiving out of the way we can concentrate on some real celebrating. 'Tis the season to socialize, after all, so on your way out the office door make a stop with coworkers a  

Diner: Review: Via Vite

Nicola's owners spice up Fountain Square with new concept

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I always had the unsettling feeling that something was missing in Fountain Square's recent transformation. Oh, I know downtown has become more vibrant than it's been in years, but I still felt   

Diner: Review: Cactus Pear (Kenwood)

Old favorite amps up the welcoming atmosphere

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2007
To celebrate our daughter's birthday, we head out to Blue Ash's Cactus Pear, a veritable institution after 10 years in Cincinnati, an eternity in the restaurant business. It's tucked in a cor  

Diner: Review: Mama Vita

Loveland spot loves the carbs, and so will you

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2007
First impressions can be deceiving. Mama Vita's Ristorante Italiano, for instance, first appears to be just another neighborhood Italian joint. You see, Mama doesn't try to awe her patrons wit  

Diner: Let's Do Brunch!

CityBeat's dining writers brave rulebooks and ghosts to bring you our favorite brunch spots

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Brunch is a civilized affair and as such has rules. · It should be eaten outdoors, weather permitting. · There should be linen and fresh flowers. · Women should be encouraged t  

Diner: Review: Apsara

Owner of Mount Adams dining icons takes sushi to the suburbs with mixed results

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2007
When Chanaka Delanerolle opens a new restaurant, people in Cincinnati tend to take notice. A native of Sri Lanka, Delanerolle already owns three stalwarts of the local dining scene: The Celestial  

Diner: Review: Molly Malone's (Covington)

New Irish import could use a little more old country flavor

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 3, 2007
When I prepare to go to a new restaurant I often look for a menu online. I genuinely get excited by descriptions like "steamed mussels in garlic white wine, fresh herbs and cream" or "chicken   

Diner: Review: Morton's

Relocated steak restaurant is a smashing (and pricey) success

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Morton's The Steakhouse has a new location. Now perched above Fountain Square, its second-floor windows face Vine and Fifth streets, providing a wonderful view of the enormous fish hovering over