The Rookwood Bar and Grill
Rookwood tile and pottery is part of Cincinnati’s heritage, and the restaurant that inhabits the former pottery building is putting its stamp on Cincinnati as well. Great food and well-crafted cocktails are their specialty, served in the main dining room, the loft or inside one of the pottery’s old kilns. The menu has some unique Cincinnati dishes: Hanky Pankys on the appetizer list, French fries with Grippo’s seasoning and a crazy-good pork belly sandwich. The dessert menu features Jeni’s Ice Creams from Columbus. The young staff has a lot of creativity and skill. A great place to impress family, friends, a date or out-of-towners. New American. Open Tuesday-Sunday. $11-$27. 1077 Celestial St., Mount Adams, 513-421-5555, therookwood.com.