Enjoy a night out on the town or dine at home on high end carryoutat these splurge worthy restaurants. We all deserve to treat ourselves to a lavish meal out every now and then. Below, you’ll find great options for your taste buds in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, then pair it with a romantic stay at one of the region’s many hotels and B&Bs. Let find out The Most Beautiful Restaurants and Bars in Cincinnati below.
The Most Beautiful Restaurants and Bars in Cincinnati
Pepp & Dolores
Pepp & Dolores is the latest from Thunderdome Restaurant Group the team behind The Eagle, Bakersfield, Currito and Maplewood Kitchen and Bar. The Italian eatery is inspired by Sunday dinners at Thunderdome co-founders Joe and John Lanni’s grandparents’ house.
We designed the space to have a timeless look and feel with elements of a classic cafe or bistro from the early to mid 20th century on the first level and a lower level that is darker, cozier and reminiscent of a New York City supper club, says John Lanni. The menu features housemade pastas like the butternut and mascarpone pasta and a lobster and squid ink pasta along with a focus on shareable dishes, salads and bread.
Karrikin Spirits Co.
Karrikin Spirits Co. is a grain to glass distillery and restaurant located in Fairfax. Essentially a one stop shop for a variety of housemade spirits and beverages like vodka, gin, agave spirit, rum and fruit brandies as well as hard sodas, non-alcoholic sodas and beers.
In addition to beverages, the restaurant offers a menu full of creative housemade dishes. The dining area includes two formal spaces on either side of the kitchen-bar, and a lounge area with an eclectic grouping of chairs and couches upon which guests can sip, dine and hang out.
Coppin’s at Hotel Covington
There’s a strong local identity to the location and the menu at Coppin’s, with nods to history and the new South, the bourbon and the banter that starts at the Roebling Bridge. Chef Mitch Arens has created a menu that focuses on local and sustainable eats, pushing his New Orleans cooking experience to the foreground.
Try any of the for two options for a delicious, romantic date night meal. The restaurant also has a swanky bar and lounge space to enjoy a nice cocktail, or sit outside in the spacious courtyard.
With a menu focused on dishes cooked in a custom built wood burning fireplace, the restaurant is a showcase for the area’s sustainable farmers and producers, and the menu features an ever changing list of hearth roasted meat and fish, along with vegetables, grains and housemade charcuterie.
Offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar bites, including a seven hour egg boiled in coffee, tea and onion and hot olives. Inventive craft cocktails feature housemade shrubs and tonic.
Lonely Pine Steakhouse
This steakhouse, located next door to the Shining-themed Overlook Lodge, is inspired by Midcentury Modern styling and the spirit of America’s great landscapes and features a display of available steaks in a glass case at the front of the restaurant. Owners Jacob Trevino and Otto Baum have tapped chef Jared Beckman and butcher Sam Mischenko to create a menu that features filets, ribeyes, strips and rare cuts, along with steakhouse sides.
Whether you’re planning an extravagant date night or you just want a classy night on the town with your friends, the Queen City has a plethora of breathtaking restaurants and bars to set your sights on. Whether utilizing the city’s historic architecture or starting fresh with contemporary touches, these spots are sure to dazzle anyone looking for an evening of elegance.
Simple food. Taken seriously is the motto for Sacred Beast, the new modern diner at 15th and Vine streets in Over the Rhine, helmed by chef Jeremy Lieb, most recently of the Boca Group, and his wife Bridget. The menu is a collection of Lieb’s favorite things, which run the gamut from literally the best French style omelet in town fluffy, soft and full of goat cheese and piquillo peppers to a Diner Breakfast with scrambled eggs, maple glazed pork belly and ricotta pancakes and a double or triple burger with Dijonnaise, onions, pickles and American cheese on a freshly made Blue Oven bun. That is once of The Most Beautiful Restaurants and Bars in Cincinnati.