The Best Shopping Destinations in Cincinnati
If you’re planning a day out in Cincinnati soon, complete with shopping and lunch at a restaurant you haven’t tried before, then knowing the best shopping destinations and restaurants is essential information. Cincinnati has some fantastic sites for upscale or traditional mall shopping, as well as trendy boutiques and vintage stores for those of you looking for hidden treasures. We’ve compiled a list of some great shopping destinations, as well as a few suggestions for the perfect day out in Cincinnati. Firstly, booking a limo is the ultimate day-out treat. Not only do you not have to worry about driving yourself, but you can also arrive in style to all of your locations. After the limo is booked, finding the perfect shopping destinations is the next step.
This expansive antique mall is housed at the site of an old bakery. With two stories of antiques and inventory that is constantly changing, Duck Creek is the perfect destination for those with new homes or apartments to decorate or even just those who are always in search of a diamond in the rough. From antique furniture to vintage toys, art, ceramics and memorabilia, this antique mall probably has something you won’t be able to leave without.
This traditional mall is conveniently located on Montgomery Avenue in Cincinnati. The store directory is lengthy and diverse, offering several large mid-level to high-end department stores, from Macy’s to Dillard’s to Nordstrom. It also offers a variety of restaurants and eateries if you want to eat while you shop or just take a break in the midst of your day out.
One of Cincinnati’s most vibrant destinations for cultural activities and entertainment, Fountain Square also offers fantastic destinations for local shopping and cuisine. With various high-end stores as Brooks Brothers, Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany and Co., Fountain Square is the perfect Cincinnati destination if you’re looking for a more upscale shopping district. Also fitted with some great local boutiques like Couture Couture and Blush, Fountain Square has something for everyone. Some great eateries in the Fountain Square area include A Tavola Pizza, which serves up delicious Italian-inspired cuisine in an intimate atmosphere and Morton’s Steakhouse, where guests can dine on prime aged beef.
The Rookwood Commons and Pavilion, located on Edwards Road, is special in that it offers an open-air setting to feature its more than 70 traditional mall stores, boutiques, and restaurants. From Nordstrom, Ann Taylor and Banana Republic to Victoria’s Secret and TJ Maxx, Rookwood offers several men’s and women’s apparel stores, as well as home furnishing stores like McSwain Carpets and Pier 1 Imports. The Pavilion also offers several culinary choices if you want to eat while you shop, from J. Alexander’s to Donato’s Pizza.
If you are looking for a great restaurant to end your day of shopping in Cincinnati, the list of suitable restaurants is long. For upscale, dress-code required dining, Jeff Ruby’s Precinct is a great destination. Serving dinner only, Ruby’s Precinct offers a large selection of steaks, seafood and entrees, and their wine list goes on for miles. If Italian food is your preference, Barresi’s Restaurant is quintessential; their menu reads like an Italian class, but is full of delicious traditional recipes like Chicken and Crab Gorgonzola and a variety of pastas. If you prefer Japanese food, try the Ando Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar, where the chefs use seasonal ingredients and offer a rotating menu, as well as a list of traditional Japanese cuisine favorites year round.
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