Meat, the handsomest of the nine food groups, gets its good looks from spice rubs, tenderizers, and long soaks in anti-aging marinades. Ogle seductive slabs with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of steakhouse fare at Tony's of Cincinnati.
Lauded by Cincinnati magazine and CityBeat, Tony's of Cincinnati intrigues tongues with a menu loaded with specialty steaks and seafood platters. Start fresh feasts with selections from the raw bar, such as shrimp cocktail ($16) or oysters in the half shell ($2.50 each), which recount tales of the sea that Herman Melville would require twelve-hundred pages to tell. Nine ounces of juicy, center-cut filet mignon glisten next to a choice of potato ($34), and organic Scottish salmon intermingles internationally with Tuscan cannelloni-bean ragu and tomato-chardonnay broth ($30). Like a cherry atop a pile of cherries, crown the mouthwatering feast with homemade cannoli, whose crisp shell and creamy fillings take teeth for a last hurrah.
Slice a substantial steak or crack the shells of fresh seafood in Tony's elegant dining room, or feast on the outdoor patio for a summer's breeze to complement the wafting scents. The jazzy sounds of the restaurant's house band sprinkle the air Wednesdays–Saturdays, evoking an environment ripe for looking into your partner's eyes and telling them how much you love your food.
In fact, the staff seems very well chosen…They’re friendly, professional and eager to please.Michael Schiaparelli, CityBeat, 7/21/10
Finally, the main event: steak. We judged it on the 14-ounce New York strip…, graded prime, beautifully trimmed, chunky and dark as a slice of chocolate cake.pcampbell, Cincinnati.com, 7/2/10
12110 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249Get Directions