These days, Cincinnati is a foodie paradise that offers just about every type of meal you could hope for. But it’s not all about the food! These nine unique restaurants in Cincinnati provide a special experience with their location, ambiance, specialty items and charm. If you’re looking for an unforgettable meal with an all-around memorable experience, add these restaurants to your list.
1. Incline Public House - 2601 W 8th St Cincinnati, OH 45204
If you haven't experienced the Cincinnati skyline from Price Hill, then you're missing out on one of the best views in the city. Thankfully, Incline Public House is perched atop this hill and provides spectacular views alongside an equally amazing menu. Enjoy anything from their menu (the Short Rib Poutine is delicious), a cold drink and a unique view of our city.
2. The Presidents Room - 812 Race St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
If you want to dine in one of Cincinnati's historic landmarks, head to The Presidents Room on the first floor of The Phoenix. Open Thursday - Saturday from 5pm - 9pm, they serve a mix of classic and new dishes prepared with the finest ingredients available. You'll enjoy your meal in a lovely, unique setting, surrounded by history.
3. Bauer Farm Kitchen - 435 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
Bauer Farm Kitchen, located downtown, is about as "farm to table" as you'll get in Cincinnati. Their menu is comprised of only the freshest of ingredients, meaning the offerings rotate seasonly, but it now includes one of the most unique dishes in the city - tete eu cochon - pictured above (requires three-day preorder).
4. Ludlow-Bromley Yacht Club - 860 Elm Street Ludlow, KY 41016
If you want to feel like you're on vacation, check out the Ludlow-Bromley Yacht Club, located along the river in Ludlow, Kentucky. It's all about the atmosphere of this local favorite, as they often have live music and their unique spot on the water provides the perfect spot to unwind.
5. The Schoolhouse Restaurant - 8031 Glendale Milford Rd. Camp Dennison, OH 45111
Built in the early 1860s during the Civil War, this charming schoolhouse is filled with history. It's now also filled with family-friendly meals, laughter, and a heartwarming sense of community. Meals are served family style, and the home-cooked comfort food perfectly matches the charm of this classic Cincinnati restaurant.
6. The Kitchen Factory - 1609 Chase Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223
The Kitchen Factory in Northside is unique for a number of reasons. They aim to serve delicious, fresh food to all types of eaters - vegetarian, vegan, meat-eaters - and you can't go wrong with anything on their menu. They are especially known for their pizza and late-night weekend window. The space also houses Cincinnati's only certified Incubator Kitchen, a spot that you can rent out to create your own masterful meals.
7. Eighteen at the Radisson - 668 West Fifth StreetCovington, KY 41011
The Radisson in Covington is a well-known landmark along the river. Located on the 18th floor of this round hotel, Eighteen at the Radisson, newly renovated, is a revolving restaurant with incredible views of downtown. The space slowly revolves while you dine, giving you a chance to enjoy a variety of views.
8. Court Street Lobster Bar - 28 W. Court Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
Only open since March, Court Street Lobster Bar is new to the Cincinnati food scene, but their lobster has made a big splash. The beautifully renovated space serves up New England style lobster rolls, something you don't find everyday in Cincinnati. This tasty and unique lobster bar is an excellent addition to downtown dining.
9. Sotto - 118 E 6th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
Arguably the most romantic restaurant in Cincinnati, Sotto's ambiance is unforgettable, as is the Italian menu. The dimly lit space, impeccable service and innovative dishes will mesmerize you from start to finish and truly give you one of the most unique dining experiences in the city.
How many of these have you tried? Do you have a favorite? And which unique dining spots in Cincinnati did we miss? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!