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Cincinnati is one of the three major cities in Ohio, and for a good reason. The downtown area flourishes with cultural beauty and activity. You can always find something to do at the iconic Fountain Square or the Riverfront, where Smale Park and Sawyer Point have tons of activities for all ages. 


Running from 2nd to 9th street, only nine blocks east to west, Cincinnati is dense with businesses, hotels, sports stadiums, and restaurants. 

best brunch Cincinnati
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Catie Viox

crown republic

Scratch Kitchen Serving Rustic American Fare

720 Sycamore St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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With every dish made from scratch, Crown Republic knows how to make a customer feel special. Student of famous Iron Chef Bobby Flay, Chef Anthony Sitek specializes in home-made Italian food with an American twist.


They have a menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner, all containing

a wide variety of options from starters to main dishes. 

Best For: Happy Hour, Brunch and Lunch


Coffee + Cocktail Lounge with live Jazz

Opened August 2022

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125 W. 4th Street Cincinnati Ohio

Hearth is a classic coffee and cocktail lounge located in the heart of the historic downtown business district on 4th street. They closed their doors in March 2020 and reopened this past July after renovating the space.

They have a full bar serving up cocktails, wine and beer, as well as a coffee counter to grab your favorite coffee beverage and pastry from North South. They also have snacks such as potato chips or tinned fish with crackers and olives.

Be sure to check them out for live jazz Friday & Saturday nights from 8-11pm.

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Rooftop Hotel Bar

311 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Seated on top of Lytle Park Hotel is Vista, a rooftop bar with unbelievable cityscapes and views of Lytle Park. Whether it is for an event, happy hour or dinner, Vista's environment will genuinely blow you away. Vista's menu features beautifully crafted drinks and appetizers. 

Best For: Date night, Girls night, Business dinner 

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best dinner restaurant downtown Cincinnati


Classic but elevated food & drink

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40 E. Court St Cincinnati, Ohio

Brought to you by Longfellow owner, Mike Stankovich, Mid City opened October 2021 in the recently developed Court Street Plaza.

Mike respects Cincinnati’s old tavern food traditions, something that’s evident at his newest spot, Mid-City, a comfortable, casual and charming restaurant. With this casual vibe you get high quality food at a very approachable price.


They serve classic cocktails, beer and wine that perfectly pair with each dish.

Best For: A casual dinner 

501 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202


Latin-inspired restaurant & bar serving tapas

37 W 7th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Inspired by Chef Jose Salazar's grandmother Mita herself, Mita's is the perfect place to unwind while sharing tapas with your friends and family. His menu focuses on ancient and modern food from Spain and Latin-America.


Whether for a quick bite or a date night, this menu has suitable options for you, including his grandmother's favorite desserts, dessert wine, and dessert cocktails. Not into dessert wine or cocktails? Salazar has you covered with a craft beer list, wines by the glass or bottle, and classic cocktails. 

Best For: Date Night or Girls Night 

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