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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Cincinnati / Dayton

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Cincinnati / Dayton? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Silas Creative Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (405)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Versailles
About the restaurant
Fresh + Unexpected Dining
Serving up an eclectic mix of globally inspired cocktails, wine and chef-driven cuisine, one would never guess that the key ingredients to Silas's success are sourced from a farm just down the road.

A bright sunlit space by day and a cozy candlelit venue by night, our main dining room makes an impact with contemporary decor and comfortable seating that’s swanky and sophisticated yet approachable to all.

Top review
ewoodvip
Dined 6 days ago
Very nice place for a business lunch. Menu is limited and service was not quick, but the food was excellent.
A photo of Alfio's buon cibo restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3220)
$50 and over
Italian
Hyde Park
About the restaurant
Welcome to Alfio's Buon Cibo, an award-winning Italian restaurant located in the heart of Hyde Park Square.

Chef Alfio Gulisano leads our chef-driven kitchen and he's dedicated to providing you with the highest quality ingredients, expertly prepared to perfection.
Our menu boasts hand-cut steaks, fresh pasta, and Argentinian flavors that are the perfect touch to Alfio's cooking style.
Pair your meal with one of our 350+ bottles of wine, expertly curated by our three in-house sommeliers.
And don't forget to save room for our house-made desserts and "Chef's Blend" Coffee.

Top off your experience with one of our expertly crafted cocktails, such as the classic Negroni or our Mixologist signature Maple Manhattan. Our upscale atmosphere is perfect for romantic nights out or celebratory dinners with friends and family.

For a high-end steakhouse alternative, Alfio's Buon Cibo is the obvious choice. Come dine with us and experience the best Italian cuisine in Cincinnati.

Top review
DanielBirdvip
Dined 5 days ago
Absolutely fabulous dining experience from start to finish. Brought my parents while they were in town and they loved it. Such a great interior with fun and friendly service on all levels. Picking my entree was the only downside as I could have gotten about 9 different things. Will definitely be back!
A photo of Frankie's Sips & Savories restaurant
4.9
4.9 (145)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Ahlan wa Sahlan (WELCOME), We’re so happy you’re considering dining with us. Nestled in between OTR and the Financial District, tucked away in Cincinnati’s historic Garfield Park. Frankie’s Sips & Savories serves up Mediterranean inspired Craft Cocktails and Small Plates from a cozy dining room and beautiful alley with a view to the park.
Must Try – Our Award Winning (Cincinnati Business Courier June 21) - Crispy Arancini / Risotto / Braised Lamb & Whipped Feta.
In addition, we offer a unique array of Wines from around the world and local Craft Beers on tap.
Be it, date night, a business gathering or if you just want to feel appreciated and welcomed, join us at Frankie’s for a comfortable, relaxing restaurant atmosphere. Looking to Celebrate Life a little more, stay for the fun until we close with great sounds and weekly special events, (Dancing is Highly Recommended).
Lead by Chef Riston and the Family, Let’s share the joy and savor the moments together at Frankie’s Place !

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Lovely ambiance at Frankie’s. The service was excellent and we loved the Mezze plate and the arancini!
A photo of Oriental Wok - Cincinnati, OH restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1280)
$30 and under
Chinese
Cincinnati
About the restaurant

ONLINE RESERVATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

Since 1977, the Wong family's Oriental Wok is favorite choice for traditional Chinese cuisine. Visit Oriental Wok to discover hospitality and a delicious dining experience. Convenient curbside takeout and delivery also available. Order online at orientalwok.com

Top review
Virginiavip
Dined 4 days ago
Always wonderful! Food is fantastic and the service is too! Best in Cincinnati!
A photo of Coldwater Cafe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3033)
$31 to $50
American
Tipp City
About the restaurant
This restaurant housed in a former bank building in the heart of downtown Tipp City offers quality dining in a small-town setting. The decor is warm and welcoming and is a delight for the senses. The fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere while the full bar allows patrons a relaxing stop while awaiting a fabulous meal. The inviting atmosphere encourages relaxed conversation. You may be surprised to find that a restaurant in such a small town has some rather sophisticated choices on the menu alongside your more normal fare, with entrees such as ostrich being offered. If you are looking for a decadent dessert, look no further than the butter-drenched English Tea Cake! An easy drive from all points in the Dayton area, words cannot do it justice. A visit is a must and will be the first of many.


Top review
AmandaT
Dined 7 days ago
We love Coldwater Cafe. Food and service is always exceptional.
A photo of BOCA restaurant
4.9
4.9 (5771)
$50 and over
Contemporary European
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Boca is Chef David Falk's ode to Europe. It is a one of a kind dining experience marrying world-class, chef driven cuisine with gracious service. Boca's design couples contemporary European and American stylings with touches of rusticity in an airy urban space. The elegant and inviting surroundings welcome guests for an afternoon cocktail, a small bite before a great show at nearby theaters, a casual dinner with friends, or a luxurious night out.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Boca is hands-down the best restaurant in Cincinnati. We come every year for our anniversary and this year was the best yet! The service at Boca never fails to impress, but last night our server, Kyla, was the absolute best server we’ve ever had in any restaurant anywhere. She’s incredible at what she does. She’s friendly, engaging, knowledgeable, and she anticipated our every need. The food, as always, was another level. This restaurant is worth every penny!
A photo of Bouquet Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2895)
$31 to $50
American
Covington
About the restaurant

Bouquet Restaurant is an upscale farm-to-table bistro that embraces local and sustainable farming as a cornerstone of our mission and utilizes the best products from over fifty farmers and purveyors.
We offer seating on both the first and second floor. Please let us know if there are any mobility issues, as our second floor is only accessible by a flight of stairs. Patio and bar seating is first come first serve only.



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Amazing food. Great vibe. Wonderful service. Highly recommend.
A photo of Mama's on Main restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1203)
$31 to $50
Italian
Covington
About the restaurant
Mama's on Main
Offering authentic northern and southern Italian fare, including house-made pastas

Top review
NinaF
Dined 1 day ago
This place is always a favorite of mine!! The food is so delicious from the appetizers to the dessert! I could eat bowls of the classic red sauce; it is that good. The ambiance of the restaurant is so unique and feels like your home at Sunday dinner. I recommend this place to everyone who is looking for an amazing dinner spot!!
A photo of Cafe Mediterranean - Hyde Park restaurant
4.9
4.9 (891)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Hyde Park
About the restaurant
At Cafe Mediterranean, we believe in quality and simplicity. We prepare and cook truly authentic Mediterranean food.Not only is Cafe Mediterranean's food healthy, it is food that you will savor with every bite. Food is bursting with flavor and nutrition, made fresh and served fast. Eat in or take out and enjoy.
Top review
ItalianGirl
Dined 6 days ago
Cafe Mediterranean is a favorite for many delicious and healthy gluten free and vegetarian options. I loved my vegetarian stew, which was also GF. My husband had a lamb dish, from well-spiced ground lamb, that was also GF. We haven’t been to CM much in the past few years, but it was very much the same in terms of quality and freshness.
A photo of Jag's Steak & Seafood restaurant
4.9
4.9 (7249)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
West Chester
About the restaurant
Innovative menu and seamless service creates an unmatched fine dining experience. Jag's offers a diverse list of menu items that have been expertly crafted by Proprietor Chef Michelle Brown and her outstanding Executive Team. Featuring Certified Angus Beef steaks, fresh seafood, Chilean Sea Bass, Diver Scallops, Shrimp Cocktail. Pastas, Poultry, Salads, Soups, Appetizers and Handcrafted Desserts and cocktails round out a menu sure to please the most discriminating palate. Our award-winning wine list has been rated the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator since 2006.
Jag's Steak & Seafood is centrally located between Cincinnati and Dayton making it a perfect meeting destination for client entertainment or special occasion celebrations. A perfect way to begin and end any evening.

Top review
JessicaG
Dined 4 days ago
Bar had a pianist and a band. Dim lights and romantic atmosphere. Service was great as well as the food.
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