Zagat’s Top Ten

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Really interesting list here– there are some notable omissions (in my opinion):

1) Jean-Robert Table (French)
2) Bakersfield (Mexican)
3) Orchids at Palm Court (American)
4) Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse (Steak)
5) Nicola’s (Italian)
6) Tony’s (Seafood/Steak)
7) Abigail Street (Mediterranean)
8) Jeff Ruby’s Precinct (Steak)
9) Jag’s Steak & Seafood (Seafood/Steak)
10) Morton’s (Steak)

I have no idea how Morton’s got on the list– they’re fine and all, but I can think of a dozen better restaurants that are actually Cincinnati-owned. I’d replace at least one Jeff Ruby restaurant with Local 127.

What’s missing on this list, in your opinion?


  1. Kat says:

    I absolutely agree! Not to pick on Morton’s but we had a group that went there opening day for the Reds & had a horrible experience . I would much rather see a locally owned restaurant on this list than a chain personally.

    • Had a very bad experience at Morton’s two weekends ago. it was busy but not packed and food took forever and a day to arrive; it took 45 minutes to get a half dozen oysters, among other issues. Disappointing.

  2. C. Trent Rosecrans says:

    senate and agree on local 127

  3. TJ Jackson says:


  4. Bob Bobbins says:

    This post is slightly misleading.. You’ve copied this arbitrary list: For example, Morton’s ranks 5th of 17 steak houses, not 10th of (whatever this list is supposed to be).

  5. Trishb says:

    Last person I talked to that went to Jean-Robert for lunch said he’d never want to take anyone there for a business lunch again. To say he was disappointed with taking clients there would be an understatement. Didn’t even want to go try a different day/time.

  6. Cincinnati_Lee says:

    I think Boca should be on the list. I really like Mirabelle’s as well!

  7. makan says:

    Jag’s on the list? Pretty sad list

  8. Paige P says:

    I don’t get the hype on table, maybe it’s the lack of french restaurants in cincinnati for comparison, but it’s pretty uninspiring to me.

  9. Dan Mess says:

    Bakersfield is nice and everything but there are TWO better places in my neighborhood to get a taco: Django and Tacocracy. In general I’d question how very steak-heavy this list is. Restaurants that should be on this list: Boca, Honey, Riverside Korean, Local 127.

  10. Suz says:

    Cincinnati has more than just steakhouses…half the list is comprised of steakhouses.

  11. Margye says:

    Cincy is a sad restaurant town as evidenced by this list. I don’t see Emilia or Mayberry mentioned. They are the closest to interesting dining in the city.

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