The Kitchen

Cincy Magazine 30 Best Restaurants "Most Romantic Restaurant"

It’s pretty hard to pick a “best restaurant” in Cincinnati. Ten years ago, if you’d have asked us what the 10 best restaurants were, it would have been easy—and we might not have even come up with 10. Now, with a renaissance in downtown Cincinnati, the embracing of local farms and the greater variety of amazing restaurants opening up around the Tristate, it’s pretty hard to pick. We took a variety of categories that we know you care about, and picked our 30 Very Best Restaurants: the ones who do what they do best. You’ll notice a few themes: fresh, often local, ingredients; a distinctive approach to food; and, occasionally, a sense of nostalgia. It’s not exclusively fine dining, but we did make sure that it’s local (and delicious). Tell us what you think.

House made pork sausage

House made pork sausage. 100% Kentucky pork from Hood Heritage Hog Farm, root vegetable hash, savory apple sauce

Spring Harvest Salad

Spring Harvest Salad. Fiddle Head Ferns, Pickled Ramps, Parsley Root, Pea Shoots, Candied Rhubarb, Mizuna Greens from Greensleeves Farm, Sherry Mustard Vinaigrette.

James Beard Dish

This is the dish we did for the Cincy in New York Dinner at The James Beard House May 10th, 2014. Halibut encrusted with pistachio relish. Edamame, pickled shiitake mushrooms, fennel, candied rhubarb and a miso ginger reduction.

James Beard Dinner

Honored to be cooking with such a great team of Chefs at the James Beard House in New York City. The event is in May and caps off a week of festivities called Cincy in NYC. Go to for more information.