Date night dining in Over the Rhine is the perfect example of the wealth of amazing and unique dining opportunities that are to be found all over the great city of Cincinnati. Whether you are looking for bar bites and cold beer, or elegant, one-of-a-kind dining opportunities, you won’t have far to look with just a short stroll through this historic neighborhood. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorites – in no particular order – to get you started on your culinary journey. Tell us – what is your favorite place for date night dining in Over the Rhine?


Date Night Dining in Over the Rhine:

  • Kaze — 1400 Vine St. — Kaze is a Japanese GastroPub and sushi bar that combines three venues into one: a contemporary dining room, a hip bar/lounge, and a year-round, landscaped beer garden.
  • A Tavola Bar + Trattoria — 1220 Vine St. — Hand made, wood-fired pizza, great wines, craft beer, and craft cocktails. They serve Neapolitan style pizzas as well as other Italian cuisine, all from scratch.
  • Symphony Hotel Restaurant — 210 W. 14th St. — Delicious five-course dinners and Sunday Brunch are served in the hotel’s elegant dining room and are locally sourced and seasonal.
  • Taste of Belgium —  1135 Vine St. — Taste of Belgium serves Belgian food with a local twist. Chicken and waffles is a must, but don’t dismiss the burgers – they are amazing.
Date Night Dining in Over the Rhine

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  • The Anchor – OTR 1401 Race St.–The Anchor-otr brings a classic seafood experience to land locked Cincinnatians. From Maine sea scallops to grilled whole fish to fresh oysters flown in from the west and east coast.
  • Abigail Street —1214 Vine St.–Mediterranean wine bar that specializes in wine on tap. Casual atmosphere, open five nights a week.
  • Bakersfield —1213 Vine St.–Mexican-influenced street far with a focus on tacos, tequilas, and whiskeys.
  • The Eagle —1342 Vine St.–The Eagle offers100 different beers and the sounds of blues music as well as bar snacks, salads, and a few sandwiches.
  • Krueger’s Tavern —1211 Vine St.–Inspired by the European taverns of decades past, Krueger’s Tavern is a neighborhood restaurant and bar, featuring house-made sausages, and a formidable selection of canned, craft brew.
  • Lachey’s —56 E. 12th St.–A neighborhood sports bar and grill brought to life by brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Lachey’s boasts a 90” television screen, a running sports ticker, and a menu designed by celebrity chef Brian Duffy. The menu offers appetizers, flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, and a variety of entrees, including mahi mahi and honey-ale marinated chicken.
  • Nation Kitchen & Bar —1200 Broadway St.– Delicious burgers, potatoes done several ways, they even serve brunch, signature cocktails and a wide variety of beer and ciders. Relaxing atmosphere and convenient location.
  • Nicola’s —1420 Sycamore St.– A fine dining staple, Nicola’s prides itself on a contemporary Italian menu, extensive wine list, and variety of unique dining spaces.  
  • Pho Lang Thang —114 W. Elder St.– Pho Lang Thang is Vietnamese comfort food at its finest. Visit this upbeat Vietnamese joint inside Findlay Market for bowls of pho & banh mi sandwiches.
  • Pontiac BBQ —1403 Vine St.– Smoked Meat- Bourbon Pouring-Tiki Cocktail Making Wizards Rustic-chic haunt with a vintage vibe offering eclectic BBQ & classic sides, plus tiki drinks.
  • Quan Hapa —1331 Vine St.– A chef driven Asian gastro pub serving Downtown Cincinnati & OTR Asian street food.
  • Revolution Rotisserie & Bar —1106 Race St.– Rotisserie chicken sandwiches on grilled pita, salads, delicious sides, as well as whole and half birds. Vegetarian?  Just substitute hummus, black beans, or extra veggies to make your sandwich vegetarian.
  • Salazar —1401 Republic St.– Salazar celebrates the changing of the seasons with a farm inspired menu, craft beers, cocktails and wines.
  • Senate —1214 Vine St.– Trendy American pub serving gourmet hot dogs with creative toppings, local brews & retro cocktails.
  • Taft’s Ale House —1429 Race St.– Artisan beers, gourmet steaks & salads in a classic brewpub named after Cincinnati’s prodigal son.
  • Zula –-1400 Race St.– Extensive wine list, a unique and eclectic menu, and a location in the heart of a burgeoning arts district. Unique date night dining in Over the Rhine at its finest!
  • The Mercer –1324 Vine St.– Rustic Italian cuisine prepared with modern culinary innovation. Perfect for a date night dining adventure.
  • Huit Craft BBQ –29 E. Court St.– Famous for it’s 8 Spice Ribs and Spice Rice, Huit’s cuisine is Asian in nature, international in expression.
  • Goodfellas –1211 Main St.– New York style pizza is large, hand tossed and has a thin crisp yet foldable crust. Fresh ingredients, homemade sauce, and 100% whole milk mozzarella cheese. By the slice or bring home a whole 22″ pie.
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