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CityBeat announces the Best of Cincinnati 2014

Taste of Belgium is the readers' pick for Best Sunday Brunch in Cincinnati 2014
Taste of Belgium is the readers' pick for Best Sunday Brunch in Cincinnati 20145chw4r7z @Flickr

There is a little town about 50 miles from Dayton that you may have heard. It's called Cincinnati and it is just a hop, skip and jump down I-75 south. Every year, CityBeat magazine puts together one issue that features the best of everything the Queen City has to offer, including reader and staff picks. It was just released in an email to the public today, March 28, 2014, who this year's winners were. Many of the chosen are long-time local favorites while a surprising number of chain restaurants were included. Reader picks for dining out include:

  • Best appetizers-Bakersfield OTR
  • Bagels-Bruegger's
  • Bakery (breads)-Servati
  • Bakery (sweets)-The Bonbonerie
  • Bang for your buck-Eli's BBQ
  • Barbecue-Eli's BBQ
  • Beer selection (restaurant)-Yard House
  • Breakfast-First Watch
  • Buffet-The Grill at Palm Court
  • Burgers-Terry's Turf Club
  • Burritos-Chipotle
  • Business lunch-Moerlein Lager House
  • Cajun/Soul food-Knotty Pine on the Bayou
  • Cheesesteak-Penn Station
  • Chef-David Falk of Boca, Nada
  • Chicken-The Eagle OTR
    Chili (chain)-Skyline
  • Chili (non-chain)-Camp Washington Chili
  • Chinese-P.F. Chang's
  • Coffeehouse (local)-Coffee Emporium
  • Coffeehouse (national)-Starbucks
  • Delicatessen-Izzy's
  • Desserts (restaurant)-Grand Finale
  • Desserts (retail)-The Bonbonerie
  • Donuts-Holtman's Donuts
  • Farmer's market-Findlay Market
  • First date restaurant-Nada
  • Food truck-C'est Cheese
  • French fries-Senate
  • Frozen yogurt-Orange Leaf
  • Gelato/sorbetto/frozen ice-Dojo Gelato
  • German-Hofbrauhaus
  • Gluten-free menu-Melt Eclectic Cafe
  • Hot dog/bratwurst-Senate
  • Ice cream/soft serve-Graeter's
  • Indian-Ambar India
  • Italian-Bella Luna
  • Japanese-Kaze
  • Kid-friendly restaurant-Dewey's
  • Korean-Riverside Korean
  • Late night eats-Skyline
  • Live music while you eat-Arnold's Bar and Grill
  • Mediterranean/Greek-Andy's Mediterranean Grill
  • Menu (most innovative)-Tom+Chee
  • Mexican-Bakersfield OTR
  • Outdoor/patio dining-Arnold's Bar and Grill
  • Pizza (chain)-Dewey's
  • Pizza (non-chain)-A Tavola
  • Pub food-Keystone Bar and Grill
  • Raw bar-Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
  • Restaurant for fine dining-Boca
  • Restaurant to take visitors-Montgomery Inn
  • Romantic restaurant-Primavista
  • Salads-Dewey's
  • Seafood-Anchor OTR
  • Smoothie/juice bar-Smoothie King
  • Subs/sandwiches-Penn Station
  • Sunday brunch-Taste of Belgium
  • Steaks-The Precinct
  • Sushi-Dancing Wasabi
  • Tacos-Bakersfield OTR
  • Takeout-Chipotle
  • Tapas-Abigail Street
  • Thai-Teak Thai
  • Vegetarian menu-Melt Eclectic Cafe
  • Vietnamese-Pho Lang Thang
  • View from your table-Primavista
  • Wait staff/service-Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
  • Waterfront dining-Moerlein Lager House
  • Wine selection-1215 Wine Bar and Coffee Lab
  • Wings-BW3's
  • Overall restaurant-Boca
  • New restaurant (since 3/2013)-Sotto

The next time you find yourself south of town, consider stopping at any of these fine establishments and see why Cincinnatians rave about these restaurants above all others!