Restaurants in Monfort Heights

$39 for $50 Worth of Award-Winning Ribs, Chops, and BBQ at Montgomery Inn

Montgomery Inn Inc.

Multiple Locations

$50 $39

Topped with the restaurant's tomato-based BBQ sauce, Montgomery Inn's award-winning ribs have delighted diners for more than five decades

$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Coffee and Gelato at Urbana Cafe ($24 Value)

Urbana Cafe

Findley Market

$8 $4

Italian-style coffee such as cappuccinos, espresso, lattes, Affogatos, and Caffe Shakeratos served from a mobile bar built from a Vespa Ape

Juicing Class for 2 or Party for 10 at Sippy Bears Up to 51% Off)

Sippy Bears

Findlay Market

$59 $29

Learn to combine nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables in a juicer or ordinary blender, then taste half a dozen blends

Mediterranean and Turkish Cuisine at Istanbul Cafe (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Istanbul Cafe

Central Business District

$20 $11

Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine includes char-grilled kebabs, hand-prepared baklava, and vegetarian and vegan appetizers

Dinner Cuisine or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Fare at Diane’s Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Diane's Restaurant

Covedale

$10 $5

Mom-and-pop eatery serves homestyle comfort food such as meatloaf, pot roast, and salisbury steaks

Italian and American Comfort Food at Meatball Kitchen (50% Off)

Meatball Kitchen

Cincinnati

$14 $7

Inventive menu starts with beef, turkey, spicy pork, or vegetarian meatballs, which can top pasta, salads, or decorate sandwiches

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Calzones and Crepes at Doughby's - Cincinnati (50% Off)

Doughby's - Cincinnati

Cincinnati

$14 $7

Get 1 of 50 meat- and veggie-filled calzones, 1 of 26 sweet and savory crepes, a salad, or wings

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Sandwiches at Tusculum Grille

Tusculum Grille

East End/Columbia Tusculum

$20 $12

(15)

Italian-style thin-crust specialty pizzas such as buffalo chicken, veggie, and vegan veggie

$24 for $40 Worth of French Cuisine at La Petite France

La Petite France

Evendale

$40 $24

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Golden-hued walls and stained-glass murals frame meals of sweet crepes, seared sea bass, and duck in a sauce of port and cherries

Tea Tasting for One or Two or Private Tea-Tasting Party for Eight at Churchill's Fine Teas (Up to 65% Off)

Churchill's Fine Teas

Over-The Rhine

$35 $18

5,000 years of tea covered in two hours; includes tea tasting, food, and brewing demonstration

Lunch or Dinner at Delicio Coal Fired Pizza (Up to 50% Off)

Delicio Coal Fired Pizza

Montgomery

$14 $8

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Coal-fired specialty pies include the steak fajita pizza with chipotle-infused olive oil and garlic-roasted peppers on a homemade crust

Steakhouse Dining For Two or Four at Prime 47 (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Prime 47

Central Business District

$50 $30

Delmonico ribeyes and wagyu beef are just a few of the gems on this menu, which focuses on quality meat and seafood

$11 for $20 Worth of Chinese Food at Rong Tan's

Rong Tan's

Withamsville

$20 $11

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Owned by the sons of a renowned Chinese chef, Rong Tan’s serves meticulously prepared chicken, seafood, beef, and vegetable entrees

Authentic Indian Cuisine at Akash India Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Akash India Restaurant

Central Business District

$16 $8

Diners can feast on a variety of authentic Indian dishes, such as chicken curry, lamb vindaloo, and aloo saag

Asian Cuisine and Sushi at Aroma Restaurant and Sushi (50% Off).

Aroma Restaurant and Sushi

Kenwood

$50 $25

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Chicken lettuce wraps, teriyaki platters, and Sunday Morning and Volcano rolls

Japanese Food at Iron Chef Grill (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Iron Chef Grill

Symmes Township

$50 $30

(25)

Hibachi chefs grill shrimp, salmon, and calamari steak with theatrical flair at tableside grills

Rib Dinner for Two or Barbecue During Lunch at SmoQ (Up to 40% Off)

SmoQ

SmoQ

$50 $35

Southern-style barbecue joint smokes its award-winning ribs, pulled pork, and sausage, served alongside cheddar grits and corn bread

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Maya Mexican Restaurant

Maya Mexican Restaurant

Deerfield

$20 $11

Entrees range from tacos filled with sausage, tongue, and pork to tortas, pozole, gorditas, and more

$12 for $25 Worth of Sushi and Hibachi at Fuji Steak House

Fuji Steakhouse

Oakley

$25 $12

Chefs show their chops tableside, grilling gourmet meats from steak to scallops hibachi style or hand-crafting sashimi and sushi

$11 for $22 Worth of Indie Street Food for Breakfast and Lunch at Grecos

Grecos

Cincinnati

$22 $11

(11)

Chefs create Indie street food with items such as tacos, sandwiches, salads, and more

Southern Cuisine at The Little Nashville of Newport (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Little Nashville

Newport

$20 $10

Bar that features live music also dishes out cuisine such as fried catfish, beer-battered chicken fingers, and Black Angus beef burgers

Mexican Cuisine at La Mexicana Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

La Mexicana Restaurant

Newport

$20 $11

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Mexican restaurant offers food with fresh ingredients and authentic meats in tortas, quesadillas, tamales, and 20 different taco options

Pub Food at Sis's on Monmouth (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Sis's on Monmouth

Newport

$20 $10

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Diners choose from pub favorites such as Back Porch cheese fries with mozzarella, cheddar, bacon, and ranch, and wings in a choice of sauces

Korean Food at Riverside Korean Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Riverside Korean Restaurant

Covington

$20 $12

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Spicy vegetables and grilled seafood alongside adventurous meals such as pork belly with kimchi, gal bi, or dolsot bibimbap

Subs and Salads at Sub Station II (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Sub Station II

Fort Wright

$8 $4

(7)

Sandwiches come in Italian, club, and classic varieties such as The Ultimate with ham, turkey, and roast beef, and salads like the antipasto

$11 for $20 Worth of Gourmet Beef, Turkey, and Black-Bean Burgers at WhackBurger

WhackBurger

Covington

$20 $11

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Char-broiled patties in varieties such as jalapeño-barbecue and fried green tomato, served with house-made ketchup and fresh-cut fries

American Food at Bambooz Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off).

Bambooz Bar & Grill

Wilder

$14 $7

Now celebrating 3 years, vast bar menu features Angus burgers, Bambooz wraps, jumbo wings, steak hoagies, pizzas, tacos & fried appetizers

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for One Coffee Drink at Reality Tuesday Cafe ($20.36 Total Value)

Reality Tuesday Cafe

Multiple Locations

$5.09 $3

(51)

Organic, fair-trade coffee from Cincinnati-based roaster Seven Hills pairs with homemade pastries and cheesecake

$7 for $13 Worth of Fish and Chips — Fish & Fowl

Fish & Fowl

Covington

$13 $7

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$11 for $20 Worth of Pub-Style Food at Zazou Grill & Pub

Zazou Grill & Pub

Covington

$20 $11

Diners dig into pub eats, such as pretzel pillows with queso blanco dipping sauce, cheeseburgers topped with bacon and egg, and calzones

$11 for Five Coffee Drinks at Blend Coffee ($20.25 Value)

Blend Coffee

Covington

$20.25 $11

Community-focused cafe serves up premium coffee drinks, plus from-scratch fare such as sandwiches, breakfast popovers, and barbecue tacos

$11 for $20 Worth of Diner Food at Rima's Diner

Rima's Diner

Covington

$20 $11

Inside a recently renovated, 1950s-themed Covington location, enjoy classic diner plates and homemade desserts

American Grill Fare at Tickets Sports Cafe (45% Off).

Tickets Sports Cafe

Covington

$20 $11

Chefs prepare classic American grill fare that's served in former firehouse with pool tables, darts, and plenty of TVs for sports games

Authentic Mexican Dinner for Two or Four at Anita's Mexican Bar & Grill (Up to 54% Off)

Anita's Mexican Bar & Grill

Fort Thomas

$40.76 $20

Classic Mexican dishes such as enchiladas and taco platters pair well with ice cold cervezas and tasty margaritas

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Fairfield Pizza & Pasta Company

Fairfield Pizza & Pasta Company

Fairfield

$20 $11

Baked ziti and ravioli accompany signature pizzas such as the Deluxe, with pepperoni, bacon, sausage, and mushrooms

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Maki Rolls, Nigiri, and Sashimi at Sushi Samurais (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi Samurais

West Chester

$20 $10

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Diced salmon, masago, and avocado top hawaiian rolls; smoked salmon pairs with eel sauce; fresh tobiko and scallops are served nigiri style

Japanese Food, Hibachi, and Sushi for Dine-In or Carryout at Miyako Sushi & Steakhouse (Up to 43% Off)

Miyako Sushi & Steakhouse

Crescent Springs

$30 $17

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Hibachi chefs flip seafood or steak on 10 hibachi grills and roll fresh ingredients into sushi bundles in front of diners

Dine-In or Take-Out Mediterranean Food at Cafe Mediterranean (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Cafe Mediterranean Cincinnati

Blue Ash

$40 $20

Tender chunks of baby lamb, beef, and seafood marinated in a blend of Mediterranean spices and slow roasted on skewers

$8 for $15 Worth of Creole and Cajun Food for Two at J. Gumbo's

J. Gumbo's

Blue Ash

$15 $8

Eatery serves creole and Cajun cuisine such as spicy Voodoo chicken nachos, crawfish étouffée, red beans and rice, and white chili

Italian Cuisine at Lunch for Two at Ferrari’s Little Italy and Bakery (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Ferrari's Little Italy and Bakery

Madeira

$20 $11

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Family-recipe Italian food, gelato, fresh-baked focaccia bread, and homemade pizzas served amid rustic exposed-brick walls and outdoor patio

$9 for Two Deli Sandwich, Wrap, or Panini Combos at Beans ($18.56 Value)

Beans

Dry Ridge

$18.56 $9

Pair lunch fare such as club sandwiches or Cuban paninis with three bean bite mini donuts, a drink, and kettle-style chips

$10 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Subs, and Drinks for Dine-In Service at Mio’s Pizzeria

Mio's Pizzeria

Miami

$20 $10

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Original-crust pizza topped with wholesome cheese and tangy tomato sauce, along with hoagies, calzones, and stuffed pizza

$11 for $20 Worth of Contemporary International Tapas at Relish Modern Tapas

Relish Modern Tapas

Deerfield

$20 $11

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Small plates of Spanish classics alongside internationally inspired tacos, flatbreads, and specialties served in a sleek dining room

$5 for $10 Worth of Sports-Bar Food — Louie's Taphouse

Louie's Taphouse & Grille

Mason

$10 $5

Buy an order of eight wings, choose any sauce, and pair with onion rings or fries

$15 for $30 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine and Drinks at Dinner Sunday–Thursday or Any Day at Dao Modern Asian Cuisine

Dao Modern Asian Cuisine

Deerfield

$30 $15

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Chefs stir-fry mongolian beef and hibachi shrimp on a huge teppanyaki grill, roll up 30 varieties of sushi, and simmer fragrant thai curries

Indian Cuisine at Taste of India (Up to 50% Off)

Taste of India

Lebanon

$20 $11

Large portions of traditional Indian dishes, sopped up by flaky naan, satisfy grumbling tummies

One Coffee Drink and Breakfast Item, or 3 $10 Café Vouchers at Heather's Coffee and Café (Up to 58% Off)

Heather's Coffee and Café

Springboro

$11.95 $5

(12)

Four drip roasts and eight specialty coffees pair with classic breakfast items and lunchtime sandwiches and salads

$10 for $20 Worth of Pizzas, Sandwiches, and Pasta at Captain 9’s

Captain 9's

Germantown

$20 $10

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Pizza, pasta, Hershey's ice cream, and subs in a diner decorated with authentic firefighter suits

American Cuisine at KJ's Restaurant (45% Off). Two Options Available.

KJ's Restaurant

Germantown

$10 $5.50

Neighborhood diner serves meals of American comfort food, from pancake stacks and hash browns for breakfast, and brisket or ribs at dinner

Pub Food and Non-Alcoholic Drinks at Chappy's Tap Room & Grille (Up to 45% Off)

Chappy's Tap Room & Grille

Moraine

$20 $11

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Slow-smoked baby-back ribs crown a menu that touches on Cajun favorites, steak, and comfort food

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine for Dinner at Kohinoor Indian Cuisine

Kohinoor Indian Cuisine

Orange

$20 $11

(16)

Variety of meat-filled, vegetarian, and vegan Indian dishes, including lamb and goat specialties and dishes cooked in the tandoor oven

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Saigon Asian Bistro ($20 Total Value)

Saigon Asian Bistro

Lewis Center

$10 $5.50

(11)

Eatery dishes out Vietnamese and Chinese-American food, such as pho, kung pao, stir-fried veggies, citrus orange beef, and shrimp fried rice

$18 for $30 Worth of Mexican Dinner and Drinks for Two at La Pinata

La Pinata

Centerville

$30 $18

Mexican dishes prepared with fresh ingredients, including chipotle sauce covered dishes, a house recipe cheese sauce, and salsa

$14 for $20 Worth of Cheesesteaks, Burgers, Gyros, and More at Steak Thyme

Steak Thyme Cheesesteak & More

Kettering

$10 $7

Cooks take the classic Philly dish to a new level by infusing their steaks—as well as burgers and gyros—with house-made thyme seasoning

Fondue Meal for Two or Four at The Melting Pot (Up to 49% Off)

The Melting Pot

Dayton

$60.75 $32

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Diners munch on salads before cooking entrees fondue-style at the table in one of four styles, including herb-infused burgundy wine

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Adobe Gila's

Adobe Gila's

Beavercreek

$20 $11

(33)

Mexican menu includes refreshing 64-ounce margaritas, gooey quesadillas, juicy burgers, and sizzling fajitas

Mexican and Latin American Food and Drinks at Salsa's (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Salsa's

Riverside

$20 $11

Eatery serves Mexican food as well as signature Colombian and Venezuelan dishes and hosts salsa dancing on weekends

Paninis, Flatbread Pizzas, or Sandwiches or Build-Your-Own Burgers for Two at Serendipity Bistro (Up to 50% Off)

Serendipity Bistro

Downtown

$20 $11

(11)

Ingredients such as goat cheese, bacon, and mushrooms or shrimp artichoke pesto fill fresh paninis or top build-your-own burgers

$11 for $20 Worth of Coffee and Tea Drinks at Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees

Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Full espresso and latte bar, 12 different teas, eight different coffees, including four flavored varieties are brewed daily

$11 for $22 Worth of Burgers, Steaks, and Wings at Upper Deck Tavern

Upper Deck Tavern

Moraine

$22 $11

Chili burgers topped with housemade chili and 8 oz. flat iron steaks highlight a menu of American food

5- or 10-Visit Punch Card, with Each Punch Good for One 12-Ounce Summer Coffee at Cafe 125 (Up to 52% Off)

Cafe 125

Huber Heights

$17.75 $9

Baristas mix together traditional coffee combinations and custom coffee drinks in 12-ounce cups

$24 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $15 Toward Mediterranean Food at Mirage Grill ($45 Total Value)

Mirage Grill

Merrillville

$15 $8

Build your own fresh Mediterranean sandwich or bowl using chicken or stake shawarma, falafel, and plenty of healthy ingredients

$12 for $20 Worth of Hand-Tossed Pizzas, Sandwiches, and Salads at The Red Star Pizza Company

The Red Star Pizza Company

Seymour

$20 $12

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Hand-tossed specialty pizzas highlight a menu of hot sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and more

Pizza Meal for Two or Four at Mama Nita's Pizza in New Palestine (Up to 45% Off)

Mama Nita's Pizza

New Palestine

$23.48 $13

Pie prodigies hand-toss dough for thin-crust pizzas and top each creation with choice of more than one dozen toppings

$15 for $30 Worth of Southern Comfort Fare and Drinks at Science Hill Inn in Shelbyville

Science Hill Inn

Shelbyville

$30 $15

(108)

Southern fried chicken; breaded rainbow trout served inside updated former prep-school space

$11 for $20 Worth of Classic American Food and Drinks at Jerry’s Restaurant

Jerrys Restaurant

Paris

$20 $11

Classic finger-food appetizers, such as potato skins and onion rings, precede classics such as country-fried steak and hamburgers

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at Ann's Restaurant ($20 Total Value)

Ann's Restaurant

Franklin

$10 $5

Breakfast staples such as western omelets and buttermilk hotcakes; lunch entrees such as half-pound cheeseburgers and breaded cod fish

Fondue Dinner for Two or Four at The Melting Pot (Up to 44% Off)

The Melting Pot

Fayette Mall

$51.80 $29

(15)

Creamy cheese fondue and meats to be cooked fondue-style at the table, including filet mignon, herb-crusted chicken, and shrimp

Crepes and Calzones at Doughby's (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Doughby's - Lexington

Lexington

$14 $7

Savory calzones such as the barbecue chicken and the Philly with steak and mushrooms served alongside Nutella-filled crepes

$5 for $10 Worth of Burgers for Dinner at Back Yard Burgers

Back Yard Burgers

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

(17)

Cooks grill third-pound Black Angus beef patties, turkey burgers, and chicken breast sandwiches

Unlimited Meat-and-Salad Buffet Dinner for Two or Four at Brazil Grill Churrascaria (Up to 49% Off)

Brazil Grill Churrascaria

Lexington-Fayette

$78 $42

(9)

Savor a Brazilian steak-house dinner, which includes unlimited servings of meat, such as steak, chicken, and sausage, and a salad bar

Cajun Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out from Furlongs Crazy Bout Cajun (Up to 47% Off)

Furlongs Crazy Bout Cajun

Fayette Mall

$15 $8

Chefs serve Cajun classics such as crawfish étouffée, shrimp creole, and blackened fresh fish, then fry up housemade beignets for dessert

Indian Food at 4 Spice Indian Cuisine (40% Off)

4 Spice Indian Cuisine

Lexington

$20 $12

Naan, roti, and other breads baked fresh in a tandoor oven and served alongside tender meats, rich curries, and vegetarian dishes

$16 for $30 Worth of Modern Japanese Cuisine at Geisha Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Geisha Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

West Chester

$30 $16

(208)

Hibachi chefs grill modern Asian-fusion dishes and hand-roll French-inspired sushi

Comfort Food at Old Silo Golf Course & Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Old Silo Golf Course & Restaurant

Mount Sterling

$20 $10

Kentucky-style comfort food such as fried catfish, pulled pork sandwiches, and ribeyes served in a club house overlooking the golf course

Diner Fare for Two or Four at Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery (Up to 43% Off)

Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery

Anderson

$15 $9

Casual dining eatery dishes out fluffy buttermilk pancakes, juicy burgers, steaks, and golden-crusted pies

$10 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $4 Worth of Coffee and Baked Goods at Coffeehouse Five ($16 Value)

Coffeehouse Five

Greenwood

$4 $2.50

Volunteer-staffed cafe brews artisan-roasted coffee and bakes house-made pastries to help families with marital problems and addiction

Buckets of Beer and Wings During Sunday and Monday Football Games at Fireside Brewhouse (Up to 52% Off)

Fireside Brewhouse

Greenwood

$31.98 $16

(514)

Sip on ice-cold beers straight from the bucket and wings in flavors such as habanero hammer and citrus chili during football games

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Pelts and guns hang from the walls of the dining room at Kreimer’s Bier Haus, lending it a hunting lodge’s rustic charm. As hunting lodges often are, the eatery is a hub for succulent meat dishes such as rib-eye steaks and smoked sausages. However, they place a high premium on veggies as well, and the kitchen serves as a hub for shredded cabbage. Founded in 1982, the German eatery dishes sauerkraut piled on sausages or fried into sauerkraut balls. At white-clothed tables overlooking the Little Miami River, diners can also nosh on seafood such as grilled salmon and jumbo shrimp and sip an eclectic array of beer, wine, and cocktails. During the summer, tables on an expansive riverside patio allow diners to feel the wind in their hair or persuade rain clouds to refill their water glasses.

6052 State Route 128
Cleves,
OH
US

Craig and Laura Decker seem to have a difficult time making up their minds. They also seem to have a knack for turning this indecisiveness into an advantage at every turn. When it came to opening their new business, for example, they briefly wondered whether it should feature a wine shop, a wine bar, or a gourmet bistro. Their solution? All three.

This spirit of inclusivity pervades The Wine Guy Bistro, where the Deckers pair seasonal wine varietals with globally inspired cuisine. Rather than choose between European elegance and New-American pizzazz, they settled on a compromise they describe as “Old World chic.” This label suits a menu that features small plates of housemade meatballs and bruschetta alongside assorted cheeses from around the world. The focus on small plates is in keeping with the Deckers’ have-it-all mentality and gives diners the option to sample several dishes without having to barter with adjacent tables.

2692 Madison Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

As a young Lebanese man living in Cincinnati, Andy Hajjar found himself longing for the tahini, mint, and feta flavors of his family’s home cooking. Once his mother and brother joined him in the US, the three of them decided to start a deli. Their corner establishment quickly burgeoned into an award-winning restaurant, Andy’s Mediterranean Grill, where they continue to share family recipes without asking relatives to adopt every diner first. Their talent with seasoning lamb—which they grind, chop, marinate, and even serve tartar, if a diner orders in advance—landed Andy on WCPO Channel 9, where he showed the audience how to make lamb burgers. When preparing skewers of charbroiled tenderloin, cilantro-flavored sea scallops, and flatbread pizzas, the kitchen also relies on fresh ingredients and house marinades. Diners can also sip dozens of beers or wines, including some from Lebanon, Israel, and Turkey, as they relish the old-fashioned coziness of a wood-burning stove and the modern joys of a flat-screen television. On weekend evenings, belly dancers appear, and on any evening guests can lounge on black-and-red striped cushions in the wood-paneled hookah room. The Hajjars also sell marinades, salad dressing, and Turkish coffees through Andy’s International Market, which helps customers stock the pantry in their own apartment, home, or sandcastle.

906 Nassau St
Cincinnati,
OH
US

La Petite France's proprietor, Daniele Crandall, grew up in France, where she spent her youth working in family restaurants before emigrating to the United States in 1964. She stayed in touch with her roots by teaching French to students before eventually deciding that it was time to return to the kitchen with her family members.

Today, they bustle among pots of steaming port with sun-dried tomatoes—which will become a demi-glace for duck—and crackling skillets of salmon, endives, shallots, and white wine. They plate filet mignon and pâté that the Cincinnati Enquirer said “has a nice rustic texture, more like a fine meatloaf than a liver pâaté, with a hint of clove or allspice. Little sour cornichon pickles accompany it, just as they do in thousands of bistros and restaurants all over France.” Beneath glittering chandeliers, the glow of fireplaces dances across tables clad in white tablecloths, like a maitre d’ who forgot his uniform. A stained-glass mural depicts the idyllic charm of Peillon in Provence, France, as diners sup on three-course dinners, enjoy tastings of California wines, or sip cocktails and listen to live music during catered banquets.

3177 Glendale Milford Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

At It’s Just Crepes, you’re encouraged to eat with your hands. That’s because every crepe on the menu is folded into what Soapbox Cincinnati calls "a convenient to-go style," eliminating the need for knives, forks, or tiny plate-side catapults. Instead, diners bite straight into the golden-brown bundles, which are stuffed with fillings both savory and sweet. The smoky BLT, for instance, oozes with pepperjack cheese and chipotle mayo, while sweet crepes pack in classic flavors such as Nutella, strawberries, and brown sugar. Utensils can come in handy, however, when attacking one of the eatery’s fresh salads, which meld fresh spinach, chopped romaine, and other greens with diced veggies, cheese, dried fruit, and slices of meats.

Co-owner Keven Paizannoglou founded the first It’s Just Crepes with his wife and partner, Karrah, after realizing how much he missed the crepes he’d enjoyed in his native Greece. Now, more than 20 employees serve up the delectable treats from three trendy dining spots decorated with blue and orange hues and contemporary white furnishings.

39 E Court St
Cincinnati,
OH
US

The chefs at Blue Elephant Restaurant craft Thai curries, Japanese sushi, and Italian pasta dishes, tying them all together with the common thread of fresh ingredients and careful preparation. They specially order ingredients that are not available locally to ensure that each dish contains the freshest possible items. Basil leaves flavor the Thai-style basil chicken, and cashews add salt and crunch to mango chicken. Within sushi rolls, thinly sliced fish such as tuna and salmon complement the silky texture of cream cheese and avocado.

Prior to establishing the restaurant, the owners committed themselves to observing environmentally responsible building practices. As a result, the entire building is constructed from sustainable and recyclable materials. Energy-efficient light bulbs illuminate the dining room, and a geo-thermal heating and cooling system regulates the temperature. On stormy days, an onsite pond directs raindrops into the soil, preventing them from falling into a gutter or discarded chip bag.

2912 Wasson Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US