U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Ohio > Cincinnati
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-23-2009, 11:34 AM
 
2,204 posts, read 5,845,446 times
Reputation: 383

Advertisements

Crew Chief, go to Scotti's you guys will love it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-23-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Hartwell--IN THE City of Cincinnati
1,055 posts, read 3,562,797 times
Reputation: 904
Woodys! Yes that was it! Thanks guys!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
4,730 posts, read 10,938,347 times
Reputation: 6450
Quote:
Originally Posted by soozycue520 View Post
Jean-Robert is leaving Pigall's, and they will be closing Feb. 28th:
Jean-Robert leaves restaurant group | Cincinnati Enquirer | Cincinnati.Com
Mon dieu! Sacré bleu! Say it ain't so!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2009, 10:38 AM
 
6,351 posts, read 18,889,368 times
Reputation: 9895
Many thanks, ALL!!! Your great suggestions will keep us busy for a GOOD while! I enjoy delivering around Cincinnati; I can't wait to get out of my truck and truly enjoy the Queen City, Cincy or whatever!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2009, 11:15 AM
 
1,312 posts, read 4,186,230 times
Reputation: 1976
Hey CC!
You already know about my pick...Dee Felice in Covington! But I'll throw it out anyway for others to see.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2009, 09:44 PM
 
7,655 posts, read 5,411,885 times
Reputation: 14374
Quote:
Originally Posted by goyguy View Post
If you want to go top-shelf, the reincarnation of Pigall's on West 4th St can't be beat. It's officially known as Jean-Robert at Pigall's - I think.
Grand Finale in Glendale is a sure thing for delicious steaks as well as their famous crepes and the made-on-the-premises desserts which gave it its name. And their Sunday brunch is something everyone should experience at least once in life.
Pam and Paul Sturkey, who've achieved the improbable by both being chefs and restaurateurs and staying married (LOL), have a big fan club. Last year they sold their namesake eating place and "Encore" restaurants - all of which soon went out of business not long thereafter - and opened "Mesh" in West Chester. The raves have been many about this new venture, as they were with their original ventures.
For "occasion" dinners, my parents love Brandywine. It's in Monroe, housed in an inn from almost 200 years ago, has very limited seating, and also has a small range of menu selections which changes regularly. No one has had nice things to say about the nearby and far more famous Golden Lamb Inn in Lebanon, not recently, but it's undergoing a makeover which will hopefully extend to the food.
Mecklenburg Gardens and Lenhardt's have been around "forever" with their German specialties, but the latter is hit-or-miss now that they're targeting students from nearby UC mostly.
A lot of the hype about Andy's has to do with its hookah bar, but smoking's bad for you and only a fool would try to bring in what's enjoyable to consume through one of those funky water pipes. I can't vouch for their food in any way. Last I checked, though, the "East Walnut Hills" gentrification hadn't quite reached where they are so it's still a sketchy block.
Tink's in Clifton continues to be a decent, dressy-casual spot but is said to have not weathered a change in ownership as well as it could've.
Although I've been a Bootsy Collins fan from back when few palefaces could say the same, I have my doubts about how good a downtown restaurant bearing his name but concentrating on "Latin-American" cuisine could be. They've only recently opened - has anyone been?
Jeff Ruby's followers outnumber the Sturkeys', and he's done extremely well with his original Precinct on Columbia Parkway and his plush steakhouse downtown. Cincinnati carnivores swear by his offerings, and he has nothing to fear from Palomino or Morton's.

HWG, you may be thinking of Woody's. They were in West Carrollton, just off I-75, a great big supermarket/restaurant combo with their own parking garage. Apparently the "Mall Warts" and mega-Kroger's and Meijer's got to be too much for them.
Pigall's is closing the end of the month...Jean Robert is splitting up with his business partners
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-06-2009, 10:54 AM
 
4 posts, read 5,808 times
Reputation: 11
Quote:
Are you kidding? I used to drive from Cincinnati to Dayton whenever I'd get that Milano's urge.
to hartwell and OP:

overpriced martinis: $40

overpriced, mediocre dinner for two: $120

gas for the (presumably 12 mpg) "truck" joy-ride: only $25

killing the environment because you can't find satisfactory food within a 40 mile radius of where you live: priceless.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-06-2009, 03:55 PM
 
2,204 posts, read 5,845,446 times
Reputation: 383
crew chief, what's the status? Any feedback?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-06-2009, 03:57 PM
 
2,204 posts, read 5,845,446 times
Reputation: 383
Quote:
Originally Posted by onetee View Post
killing the environment because you can't find satisfactory food within a 40 mile radius of where you live: priceless.
Dayton has it's own joints, but sometimes it's nice just to drive to the other city to mix things up. A group of us will be doing the same thing soon, byt driving from DT Cincy to Dayton's Oregon District.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-06-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Hartwell--IN THE City of Cincinnati
1,055 posts, read 3,562,797 times
Reputation: 904
Quote:
Originally Posted by onetee View Post
to hartwell and OP:

overpriced martinis: $40

overpriced, mediocre dinner for two: $120

gas for the (presumably 12 mpg) "truck" joy-ride: only $25

killing the environment because you can't find satisfactory food within a 40 mile radius of where you live: priceless.
Are your serious??
Look, I was born in Dayton, moved to West Chester. The last time I drove to Dayton for a holiday tradition to pick up some of our favorite desserts was a long time ago. So go bark up the tree of the fool who orders speciality food items online and has it flown to them...seems like that is a better item to address than my trip.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Ohio > Cincinnati
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top