420 Riverboat Row
Newport, KY 41071
Phone: (859) 291-6700
Fax: (859) 291-6702
People flock to this Cincinnati institution to savor its famous barbecue ribs and view the gentle waters of the Ohio River. Located on the river just a few minutes from downtown and the sports stadium, Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse is a popular destination for after-game dinners and romantic occasions. Famous Ohioans such as Pete Rose and John Glenn, rave about the barbecue sauce at this popular retaurant. Vegetarians may not find anything suitable on the menu, but there is a full children's menu. Expect to wait at least an hour on Saturday nights, when reservations are not accepted.
Gear up for an authentic German beer hall experience at this expansive brewery and restaurant in the heart of the city. An eponymous outpost of the legendary German brewery, Hofbräuhaus goes all out to create the atmosphere of the original in Munich. From costumed wait staff to the decor, there is such attention to authenticity and detail that it's easy to believe that you're in Germany; after a few beers of course. On the menu is a fine choice of German favorites from pretzels and wurst to schnitzel. House specialties include Heiderberger Rahm Spatzle, Hofbrauhaus Hot Brown and Bayerischer Schweinsbraten. Their iconic beer is brewed on site, supervised by a German brew master. The atmosphere is casual and geared towards fun, with regular live music sessions. The leafy and gigantic beer garden is a perennial favorite among patrons. Check website for more.
Tucked away on the peaceful Saint Gregory Street, this unpretentious Asian restaurant commands a significant local following. Despite the name, Teak does not restrict itself to Thai food alone. Their extensive sushi offerings are some of the most ordered on the menu. Besides this, you'll also find sashimi, tempura and other Japanese specialties on the menu. The Thai section of the menu offers a good selection of the usual suspects from curries and stir-fry dishes to noodles and soups.The outdoor seating area is a favorite among patrons.
Mitchell's Fish Market – Newport is Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky's one of the finest seafood restaurant. The restaurant is warm and inviting with its woody decor, soft lighting, open kitchen, a mahogany bar that has ocean blue walls with sea life murals and an outdoor riverfront seating patio. The restaurant overlooks the Ohio River, Cincinnati skyline and the Newport on the Levee plaza. It is one of the many chains of Mitchell's Fish Market restaurants in the country. A seafood lovers haven, Mitchell's offers you the freshest catch and serves the best available with more than 80 dishes such as Cedar Roasted Atlantic Salmon & Shang Hai Sea Bass. Come join their obsession for absolute fresh, delicious, seafood delicacies.
Considered as one of the most romantic restaurants in Cincinnati, Celestial offers an ethereal view of the city. It is Cincinnati's only “Four Star” & “Four Diamond” award winning steakhouse. Celestial offers you world class quality with respect to food,ambiance and service. Listen to sultry jazz music, while chomping on some delicious food. If you are looking to spend time with that special person then Celestial is the one for you. Come in and dine for an experience to remember!
Vigils Cafe is a locally owned, operated, informal, gourmet restaurant focusing in New American, Cajun and Creole cuisines. They are known for their from scratch cooking, farm to table approach and innovative ideas. The restaurant is nestled in a renovated Edwardian house in the center of historic Bellevue and has an appealing interior. With its polished hardwood floors, drop lighting and cozy bar, Vigils is delight to every palate, from low sodium to gluten free choices, to a wide range of delicious fare for meat and seafood lovers, vegetarians and vegans. The menu changes seasonally however you will find some favorites most of the time such as the lovely Farmhouse Cheese & Fruit with homemade crackers, Frog Legs with jalapeno cheddar hush puppies, house-cured Pastrami on Rye with sauerkraut and Swiss Cheese, Shrimp Creole, Steak Frites, and Etouffee with chicken and homemade andouille sausage. They also have a monthly wine tasting dinner with a five course, Prix Fixe meal. A delightful place, Vigils Cafe has something for everybody with its wonderful spread, fine drinks, live music, warm ambience and a nice patio.
The Rookwood is housed in the historic Rookwood Pottery factory of Mt. Adams and brings a novel approach to the traditional bar & grill. The ambience is romantic and breezy with large kilns towering throughout the building and decorated individually with chic interior. You get a sense of being part of history, which you are. The menu is defined by its fresh and seasonal ingredients thereby changing with the seasons. You can enjoy from their vast selection of sandwiches, salads and entrees for lunch, dinner, handcrafted cocktails and anywhere in between. It is a great place to gather with friends for drinks, brunches (Sunday) or just to unwind with fabulous food and music and know why it is one of the hottest spots in Cincinnati.
Izzy's is a deli specializing in a mouthwatering reuben sandwich. However, their high-calorie menu items are quite the draw as well. You can get a huge potato pancake as a side with your sandwich, or take the 110 Challenge and tackle their biggest, most decadent sandwich, weighing about five pounds (2.3 kilograms). Their kids menu offers a good selection of smaller bites for the little ones.
Situated on the Ohio River, with views of the water and Great American Ball Park, Moerlein Lager House offers visitors an extensive selection of beers as well as American and German-inspired fare. Enjoy a draft of one of the Moerlein beers, which are brewed onsite, or choose from their wide selection of other beers on tap, and in bottles and cans. You won't be disappointed by Moerlein's food, whether you're munching on standard pub-fare classics like nachos, fries, and wings, or going for a bigger entree like a burger, steak, or salad.
Walls that have been striped down to their bare bones, intimate lighting and tasteful modern touches fuse together to create the warm and welcoming space that is Sotto. Embodiment of the Italian love for good food, community and family, this classic Italian trattoria serves its guests a selection of authentic Italian dishes like Bruchetta with chicken liver mousse and pistachio, house cured salumi, salads, pastas and entrées. Simple, rustic and yet elegantly nuanced, the food served at Sotto is a revelation of subtle flavors and authentic technique. Every dish is designed to be shared so that you can sample a wider variety of their delicious offerings. Service is genuine and warm, while the restaurant itself is a source of intrigue. No Italian meal is complete without dessert and wine, and Sotto's selection certainly leaves nothing to be desired.
This urban and upscale Mexican eatery is located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. The interior of the restaurant is adorned with gorgeous floor to ceiling windows that bring in natural light throughout the day, while the twinkling lights on the patio create a welcoming ambiance as evenings set in. Traditional dishes dominate the menu; Salsa and Guacamole with chips, Grilled chicken taco, Enchiladas and Shrimp tacos taste heavenly when complemented with craft beers. The place also serves a few cocktails and their dessert menu is very creative.
Get a tasty lunch on a budget at Paula's Cafe. Lunchtime classics like burgers and fries, salads, and sandwiches are made to order at wallet-friendly prices. If you're in a hurry, this is the perfect place to grab a quick bite (their menu even features a seven-minute burger).