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Cincinnati cuisine is so much more than chili. There are great restaurants in town that will provide you with exceptional food in a wonderful atmosphere. This blog is a collection of reviews and personal observations from the current Cincinnati dining scene.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

My Answers for the CityBeat Best of Cincinnati 2007 Survey

So CityBeat just finished the voting on their year Best of Cincinnati survey. I took it. Well, I answered a few of the questions, only the ones about restaurants. And only the ones I've been to in the last year or so.

That's why some of my answers my not be what you'd expect. For instance, no Jean-Robert at Pigall's. I still haven't eaten there. (I know, I know, it's on my list) But some other restaurants you may expect to see here won't because I think they're highly overrated. For instance--Zips.

So here's my list:

Best Overall Restaurant: Tink's Cafe
Best New Restaurant: Aqua
Best First Date Restaurant: Bistro JeanRo
Best Restaurant with a View: City View Tavern
Best Restaurant with Live Music: Tink's Cafe
Best Asian (Not Chinese): Teak Thai Cuisine
Best Bagels: Panera Bread
Best Bakery: Busken
Best Barbeque: Montgomery Inn
Best Breakfast: Bob Evans
Best Burgers: City View Tavern
Best Burritos/Wraps: Chipotle
Best Business Lunch: Chez Nora
Best Cheap Eats: Anchor Grill
Best Chef: Jean Robert de Cavel
Best Chili (Chain): Skyline
Best Chili (Non-Chain): Camp Washington
Best Chinese: Oriental Wok
Best Coffeehouse: Mammoth Coffee
Best Deli: Aynies
Best Desserts: Graeter's
Best Italian: Nicola's
Best Mexican: Habanero's
Best Outdoor Dining: City View Tavern
Best Pizza (chain): Donato's
Best Pizza (non-chain): Raimundo's
Best Salads: Skyline
Best Sandwiches: Aynie's
Best Seafood: Teak Thai Cuisine
Best Steaks: Celestial
Best Sunday Brunch: Arthur's
Best Sushi: Teak Thai Cuisine
Best Takeout: Mount Lookout Taverns
Best Waitstaff: Oakley Pub and Grill
Best Wings: Mount Lookout Tavern

So that's it. Lots of Tinks, City View. Please, feel free to disagree in the comments section.


Anonymous Phillip Ranly said...

I certainly appreciate Teak as a nice spot to stop for lunch but it gets a touch overpriced at dinner. Also, the interior could use a little sprucing up. Wild Ginger though is very hip and the food is fabulous and priced moderately at dinner. I think it deserves some recognition.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the recommendation for Oriental Wok. My husband and I have been searching for five years for a Chinese restaurant in the Cincinnati area that meets our expectations. We are delighted to have discovered it with your help.

9:35 AM  
Anonymous BillO said...

Barbecue - try Barbecue Review at
4725 Madison Road, Madisonville, a few blocks west of Red Bank. Excellent brisket, the sauce is just right, not sweet like most others.
Breakfast - try Tucker's at 1637 Vine, near Findlay Market! Try Joe's western omelet, with fresh herbs from the market. Very urban and authentic.
Keep promoting locally-owned eateries. BillO

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your vote for Skyline as "best salads" negatively taints all else I will read from you- have you no shame? or have you never actually eaten fresh greens?

11:59 PM  
Blogger liberalfoodie said...

where is Oriental Wok? and what's your favorite at the place? I am looking for a damn good chinese restaurant in town.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Fred said...

you ae right about the waitstaff at Oakley Pub and Grill. They are pleasant and cheerful and really hustle to serve their patrons. The food is also really good.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guter Beitrag, nur Absatz zwei muss ich widersprechen!

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