Trendy Restaurants & Bars in Cincinnati

"Within the last year, a handful of trendy restaurants & bars have opened up, giving us a variety of options" - Hannah Downs of HWHD.
The city of Cincinnati is continuously growing their food & bar scene. HWHD is on the hunt to find the best spots in our city, featuring tasty food and a unique ambiance. You can find everything from upscale restaurants to local dives, and everything in between. Here's a taste of what's trending in Cincinnati-
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse- This high-end steakhouse is located downtown Cincinnati, adjacent to Fountain Square. Ruby’s has been a Cincinnati landmark for more than twenty years but just opened their new location in October of 2022. With an interior design aesthetic featuring an updated homage to classic Art Deco opulence, you will feel transported to another place and time without having ever left town.
Frankie's Sips & Savories- "Blending love of family, music, travel, drink & food". The children of a Gold Star Chili founder opened Frankie's the summer of 2022 in downtown Cincinnati. They opened their doors to honor their father (Frank) and his love of travel, food, friends and hosting. The walls of the entryway are decorated with Franks most popular quotes/ sayings. Throughout the restaurant are family photos from Franks travels around the world, each with a story. Everything at Frankie's is made from scratch in-house and sourced as locally as possible.
Element Eatery- Located in trendy Madisonville, Element Eatery opened their doors fall of 2022. Element Eatery is not just a restaurant, it's a food hall offering a variety of different restaurants and dishes. This is THE spot for foodies, family and friends. There's also a 48-tap beer garden and bar. "Everyone can find the perfect drink to complement the unique dining options".
Placebo BarLocated right next to Element Eatery in trendy Madisonville. This aesthetic bar opened their doors late Spring of 2022. If you're looking for the perfect "Instagram-able spot", this is it. As you walk into this cocktail bar, you instantly get a roaring 20's, high-end vibe. "Placebo is a bar entirely devoted to the perfect beverage experience. Our cocktails highlight time-tested techniques with a modern touch". In addition to their fancy drinks, Placebo offers an assortment of gourmet popcorn, made in-house, to satisfy light appetites.
Ford's Garage- Fords Garage is your pit stop for the best burger in town. This unique spot opened their doors at the Rookwood Pavilion in Spring of 2022. The restaurant is a 1920's garage theme, decked out in vintage cars. Model Ts and Model As hang above the bar, the bathroom sinks are made from tires and fuel pump nozzles. The burgers are great and the dining experience is unforgettable.
Alcove- MadTree's Alcove opened its doors spring of 2022, in the historic neighborhood of OTR. This multi-level bar, restaurant and event space is absolutely a vibe! As you can imagine, the OTR building boasts with character, giving a trendy and aesthetic atmosphere. The mix of natural light and gorgeous Urban Blooms greenery give a warm- greenhouse feel. Have a drink, snack or stay for a meal!
Alice- This hipster and trendy bar opened its doors the summer of 2022 in OTR. Alice brings an indoor/outdoor concept as it's located in an old garage-warehouse. This spot surely stands apart with its bright, colorful, industrial vibes and unique murals. On the weekends, enjoy dancing the night away on their dancefloor, while sipping on one of their signature cocktails.
Royce- "A modern French brasserie and bar at fountain square, influenced by traditional European markets, NYC brasseries, and French delicatessens". This chic spot opened late summer of 2022, bringing an upscale ambiance vibe to our city. The lovely music and bold decor make this restaurant a trendy place to relax and grab a bite. The wall-to-wall accordion doors open up to the patio, bringing a private feel, even though you're in the center of the city.
La CantinaLa Cantina started as a pop-up at Crown Republic Gastropub in fall 2021. Its popularity quickly took off and their doors permanently opened early 2022. The restaurant features contemporary, authentic Mexican cuisine and cocktails. There are flavors and dishes from all eight regions of Mexico. Everything is fresh and even gluten free! Their new space features a bright, organic and calming atmosphere, with plants and natural design.
Don’t miss the chance to visit trendy restaurants & bars, with amazing ambiance, tasty food, and top-notch service. Check out for more places to visit & things to do in the city of Cincinnati.
As the city of Cincinnati is continuously growing their food & bar scene, the housing industry is growing too! If you're looking for a new and trendy place to call home, contact your local agent, Hannah Downs. Visit for more information on All Things Cincy.