Cincinnati Destinations for the Foodie in You
Cincinnati has a ton of great restaurants to satisfy the foodie in everyone. For visitors to the Queen City, the sheer expanse of great food to be found on both sides of the river could get a little intimidating. But rest assured, because we’ve compiled a list of great restaurants that Cincinnati has to offer. If you want to slip some wine pairings into your food tour, we suggest booking a chauffeured vehicle to take you home. Why not a cab, you ask? Well, because cabs are unpleasant and unreliable. And nothing beats the luxury of a soft leather seat to rest your head against when you’ve just eaten the finest steak you’ve ever had. Here’s our list of places to eat. Try to keep the drooling to a minimum.
If You’re Looking to Eat Late
You can’t have a food list without including a city’s best late-night diners. True foodies want the best food at any hour, and many a late-night jaunt through Cincinnati will leave visitors hungry and in search of great grub. One of our favorites on the Cincinnati late-night scene is Terry’s Turf Club, a gem of a Cincinnati dive with great service and better burgers. The Turf Club is open until 2:30 a.m. for you night owls out there who want a delicious burger in the wee hours.
Another great late night eatery in Cincinnati? Adriatico’s Pizza on McMillan Street, which, in addition to being open late, delivers until 2:30 a.m. on the weekends. Their pizzas feature robust sauces, perfectly baked crusts, and healthy portions of toppings, so you know you’re getting your money’s worth. Late-night pizza never looked so appetizing.
If You’re Looking to Spend Top Dollar
If you’re looking to dine at the most upscale establishments that Cincinnati has to offer, there are a few that are worth every penny. We suggest the Orchids at Palm Court restaurant for a truly luxurious food and service. Orchids is also conveniently located in the heart of downtown, which gives foodies easy access from several different points in Cincinnati’s city center.
If you’re in the mood for perfectly done traditional European cuisine, Vitor’s Bistro is second to none in the Cincinnati food scene. Vitor’s offers full breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner menus, and there’s even a sushi bar that boasts fresh selections for its customers. If you’re looking for delicious sweets or a great glass of wine, Vitor’s also has an impressive dessert and wine menu.
If You’re Looking for a Steak
Finding a great steakhouse in Cincinnati is a cinch; just go downtown. One of our personal favorites is Morton’s The Steakhouse. Located in the heart of downtown on the second floor of Carew Tower, Morton’s offers visitors great views of Cincinnati’s historic Fountain Square. The restaurant is also within a short distance of the Aronoff Center, Paul Brown Stadium, and other Queen City attractions.
And you can’t very well have a conversation about steakhouses in Cincinnati without mentioning Jeff Ruby’s Precinct. For the past 30+ years, The Precinct has been the premier steakhouse in Cincinnati, serving the best foods in the best atmosphere for those seeking a great steak meal. Consistently voted as one of the top steakhouses in the country, Ruby’s Precinct is a must-see for foodies in Cincinnati.
Wherever you decide to go on your foodie tour of Cincinnati, remember to book chauffeured car service, just in case your food tour turns into a wine tour. You don’t want to be stuck looking for a cab in the early morning hours. And besides, limousines are way more comfortable than cabs. Book a sedan for your Cincinnati food tour.
Image Credit: freedigitalphotos.net/dusky