Restaurants & Bars

Prime

580 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 579-0720

Located across from the Aronoff Center on the corner of 6th and Walnut Streets, Prime is known for its USDA Prime Steaks, exquisite cuisine, extensive wine selection, and outstanding service. Relax and enjoy the ambiance, while our staff becomes your staff, dedicated to providing a truly personalized dining experience.

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

700 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 784-1200

Jeff Ruby’s is a 1940’s art deco-style steakhouse featuring dry-aged on-premise steaks and fresh seafood…not to mention its extensive selection of signature salads, steakhouse potatoes, vegetables, and desserts. Jeff Ruby’s is conveniently located across from the Aronoff Center on the corner of 7th and Walnut Streets and is within walking distance of downtown hotels and the convention center. When you demand the very best in dining experiences, choose Jeff Ruby’s. Discover the distinction for yourself!

Crown Republic Gastropub

720 Sycamore Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 246-4272

In the heart of downtown Cincinnati, where the business and arts district meet, you’ll find Crown Republic – a restaurant where you can kick your feet back regardless of how nice the shoes are that are on ‘em. Crown Republic's rustic small plates, inventive entrees, and signature cocktails are inspired by tastes and traditions all over the world, and they pride themselves on making everything from scratch.

Spoon & Cellar

701 Broadway Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 904-4149

Where simplicity meets sophistication. Spoon & Cellar is a contemporary American Restaurant with a preppy-casual atmosphere. From soups & sandwiches to pasta and Allen Brothers Steak, our menu is handcrafted in our scratch kitchen to serve guests a tasty Brunch, a quick lunch, or a relaxing dinner. With sixteen beers on tap, a full bar, and an extensive wine menu, Spoon & Cellar is the perfect pairing of food and drink. 

 

Metropole

609 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 578-6660

With a modern spin on classic French and Italian cooking, Metropole’s ever-changing menu showcases the area’s sustainable farmers and producers while paying homage to the full potential of often undervalued ingredients. The bar and lounge are inviting places to explore the rotating selection of craft beers on tap, house-made cocktails, Bourbons, and a curated selection of old and new world wines.

Nada

600 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 721-6232

Nada is a contemporary Mexican restaurant conveniently located on the southeast plaza of the Aronoff Center. Perfect for both pre- and post-theatre dining, Nada features one of downtown Cincinnati’s best patios. Inside the restaurant, Nada’s inspired and spirited design, expert service, and chef-driven cuisine makes the popular eatery a truly unforgettable experience.

Boca

114 East 6th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 542-2022

114 East 6th Street
(513) 542-2022

Boca is Chef David Falk's ode to Europe – is a one-of-a-kind dining experience marrying world-class, chef-driven cuisine with gracious service at an affordable price point. Boca's design couples contemporary European and American stylings with touches of rusticity in an airy urban space. The elegant and inviting surroundings welcome guests for an evening cocktail, a small bite before a great show at nearby theaters, a casual dinner with friends, or a luxurious night out in Cincinnati.

Sotto

118 East 6th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 977-6886

Sotto is a concept of casual intimacy and communal romance. It is the art of simplicity, a steward of restraint. It’s undressed, gutsy, and human. It is fire, meat, wheat, and laughter. Above all, Sotto is Italian... and one of the most popular restaurants in Cincinnati.

Nicholson’s Tavern & Pub

625 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 564-9111

Inspired by the traditional Scottish tavern, Nicholson’s is proud to be Cincinnati’s first and finest gastropub, where guests can enjoy fine food and drink in an original setting that is relaxed and comfortable. Its culinary team uses the best seasonal and local ingredients to create fresh and flavorful dishes that can be enjoyed alongside a unique selection of beer, wine, and specialty cocktails. In addition, Nicholson's features one of the best selections of single malt scotch whiskies in the area.

First Watch

104 East 7th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 7214744

This breakfast, brunch, and lunch eatery begins each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins, and whipping up its French toast batter from scratch. Everything is made to order and freshness is never compromised. First Watch doesn't use heat lamps or deep fryers —  they use only the finest ingredients possible for the freshest taste around. 

Corkopolis

640 Main St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 381-3752

640 Main Street
(513) 381-3752

Corkopolis is a distinctly urban wine market and bar set in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, that is committed to the best in selection, expertise and customer service. Offering a curated selection of fine wine and craft beer, along with a bar experience geared toward discovery, Corkopolis features a rotating list of wine by the glass, wine and craft beer on tap, signature hand-crafted cocktails, and a menu of lite bites.

The Butcher and Barrel

700 Race Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 954-8974

The Butcher and Barrel is Cincinnati's only Argentine steakhouse, specializing in made-from-scratch, heritage-driven, authentic Argentine, and Italian cuisine, barrel-aged cocktails, and spirited events and celebrations in the stunning Back Room event space.

 

Mita's Restaurant / Bar

501 Race Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 421-6482

Mita’s eclectic, farm-inspired menu focuses on both the traditional and modern foods and beverages of Spain and Latin America – with tapas, ceviches, cured hams, cheeses, and large plates. The wine program emphasizes Spain and the Old World. 

Orchids at Palm Court

35 West 5th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100

Offering fine dining in the glamorous surroundings of Cincinnati’s grand dame hotel, Orchids at Palm Court is located inside the historic Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and is Ohio’s only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Four Star-rated restaurant. Whether celebrating a special event, closing a business deal, or simply wishing to enjoy beautifully prepared food and impeccable service, let Orchid’s trained culinary and service team create your special experience. 

Skyline Chili

643 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 241-2020

Skyline, the best-known iteration of Cincinnati-style chili, was founded by the Lambrinides family in 1949 and continues to be a local staple to this day. Famous for its unusual sweet/spicy flavor (including chocolate, nutmeg, and cloves), Skyline Chili is an American twist on the meat stews of traditional Greek cuisine.

Additional restaurant information from Downtown Cincinnati, Inc.