What are the best places to eat in Cincinnati?

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The Palace Restaurant, located inside The Cincinnatian Hotel and helmed by chef Matthew Beaudin, is a wonderful stop for traditional dishes such as rack of lamb with crushed chickpeas, tomato and eggplant tarte tatin, or angus rib-eye with corn and mascarpone flan.

The view of Cincinnati from its floor-to-ceiling windows is one reason to dine at Primavista, but it’s not the only one. A menu of creative but classic Italian fare, including fresh seafood, meat and veal specialties as well as pizzas and pasta dishes, are featured. Dishes include pine-nut-crusted salmon over fettuccine with pesto cream sauce and roasted tomatoes and broiled filet mignon served with calamari.

Similarly, Celestial’s name could just as easily refer to its stunning view of the Ohio River and city as to its street address. Dining takes place in a clubby atmosphere of carved wood, and aged, hand-cut steaks are the specialty. Stop at the Incline Lounge to sip a cocktail and watch the sunset, or for live music and dancing on Friday and Saturday.

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