CIncinnati's best kept secret:
Cincinnati Magazine Pick: Six of the finest restaurants in Cincinnati are located in Northside!
Northside now has the most ethnic restaurants in the city of Cincinnati, including Nepalese, Middle Eastern, African, Indian, Mexican, and Eclectic Tex-Mex! Check out all the NEW places listed below!
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Hamilton Avenue, Northside's beautiful main street.
Cincinnati Magazine Best Restaurant Picks lists "Best Restaurant Blocks:
"the restaurants hovering around Hamilton Avenue in Northside."
Tango Cincinnati's Current Favorite Restaurants in no particular order:
New Wine and Craft Beer Bar LISTING LOON. Address: 4124 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223 Phone: (513) 542-5666 A cozy little place with very friendly people. Take a wine tour!
A NEW NEPALESE RESTAURANT IN NORTHSIDE! BRIDGES. Address: 4165 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223 Phone: (513) 374-9354 Probably the only Nepalese restaurant in the entire city. Totally unique cuisine, like nothing you've ever tasted!
NEW LOCATION, SMALLER, AND BETTER THAN EVER! DJANGO'S TACOS
has moved up the street to 4172 Hamilton Ave. Incredibly flavorful tacos, great quesadillas, amazing tex-mex with a unique twists! Public parking immediately behind the restaurant or on the street in front. Closes at 10:00 pm.
NEW MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT IN NORTHSIDE! THE GOLDEN TAJINE. 3938 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Phone: (513) 546-1403
NEW AFRICAN RESTAURANT AND CARRYOUT IN NORTHSIDE! DAROU SALAM STORE 4158 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Phone: (513) 681-6321
Indian restaurant - DUSMESH, 944 Ludlow Avenue, 221-8900, at the bottom of Clifton
Avenue near the police station, across from Cincinnati State. Inexpensiove luncheon buffet. We've noticed that the parking lot is always jammed--a good sign!
MELT HAS MOVED DOWN THE STREET!
Used to be next to Northside Tavern. Now in its new location at the corner of Hamilton and Blue Rock. Vegetarian sandwiches. Some meat for you carnivores. Really great sandwiches!
We are listing this one first because we dine here so often and are always surprised by the variety of
the menu, the quality of the menu, and how much it changes. The world's only curry ice-cream
can sometimes be had here. See www.meltcincy.com for details.
THE COMET, 4579 Hamilton Ave (one mile West up Hamilton Avenue towards College Hill).
A cool place for casual dining or drinks. Widely acclaimed as the best Burritos in the city of Cincinnati! TheCometBar.com
SIDEWINDERS, coffee house on Hamilton close to Norhside Tavern.
Sidewinders seems to have set a new standard for coffee shops to beat. The interior is inviting and interesting art always hangs on the walls. The menu includes five-star coffee, good teas and good food. There are even vegetarian selections. If you really want to take in the atmosphere , go when they have music in the back room. The courtyard is small and sweet. We heard the Noyse Merchants perform early music there and it was fabulous! Here's Sidewinders Website
Northside has several new ample parking areas!
NORTHSIDE TAVERN, 4163 Hamilton Avenue in Northside, received
Best of Cincinnati 2005 from Cincinnati Magazine. Not really a restaurant, but you can pick up food
next door and bring it in to eat with your beer. Great beer on tap. Bands start late on
weekends. GREAT AMBIENCE! This is the only tavern in Cincinnati that reminds us of pubs in Europe.
Doesn't have the slick, corporate look. You won't feel like a tourist, and sometimes the music will
knock your socks off. One night we found that Slavic Soul Party
had come from the heart of New York City to amaze and captivate everyone there. Totally changed our mind about what kind of
music you can play in a bar! In addition to occasional world-class entertainment,
Northside Tavern has truly great beer on tap. They also host classical string quartets playing Mozart, early music with the Noyse Merchants, and other favorites.THE place to hang out in Northside. NorthsideTavern.com.
Classical Revolution playing string quartets at Northside Tavern on the first Monday of each month. We have also seen wind trios, brass ensembles, and on one occasion, a mini production of La Boheme with classically trained opera singers! Have a Guiness with your Mozart!
Photo by Eric Greiner.
Spring just never ends in Northside!
More great restaurants in Northside:
BISTRO GRACE, 4034 Hamilton Avenue. Culinery creations and craft beer.
BLUE JAY, 4154 Hamilton Avenue, 513-541-0847 (shown below). More good old American food at good old American prices. Our favorite to just sit and chat over eggs and toast.
THE KITCHEN FACTORY, 1609 Chase Avenue, 513-591-3333. Veg-friendly dinner and late night pizza window.
BONOMINI BAKERY, 1677 Blue Rock St, Cincinnati, OH 45223 Phone:(513) 541-7501 This little family-owned bakery is our choice for the best in Cincinnati. Stop in and compare their offerings to the more well-known bakeries. You will be pleasantly surprised. One of Northside's best kept secrets!
HAPPY CHICKS BAKERY WEDDING CAKES. Wedding cakes, cafe menu, breakfast pastries, Cupcakes, Cookies, Brownies and other pastries. 4035 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
Phone: 513. 386. 7990 9-6 Tuesday- Friday, 9-4 Saturday CLOSED SUNDAY + MONDAY
PARK CHILI PARLOR, 4160 Hamilton family owned and operated since 1937 has finally closed its doors. Watch this storefront for a new restaurant!
Another beautiful day in Northside!
Inns of the Road (Bars)
CINCINNATI ESTABLISHMENTS FOR SPIRITS, FINE WINE AND BEER IN NORTHSIDE CINCINNATI
Northsidians first choice for wine, champagne, spirits, liqueur, beer, porter, stout, ale,
malt liquor, julep, stingo, bitters, lager, posset, wassail, apéritif, high-ball,
cocktail, whisky, rum, absinthe, and gin. The cup that cheers but not inebriates!
These are listed alphabetically.
- CHAMELEON, 4114 Hamilton Avenue.
(513) 541-2073 Used to be The Fifth Amendment. New Owner. New Decor. Great place to stop in after work or any evening!
- C & D CAFE, 1714 Hanaford. This is the oldest bar in the neighborhood, where locals gather. This place has a really warm feel to it. Everyone there is so friendly! It has become a favorite of many Northsideans. They have great DJ's in the back room and a firepit outside in the colder months.
- THE LISTING LOON, 4124 Hamilton Avenue. 513-542-LOON. Craft beer, wine, nightly performances.
- LITTLEFIELD, 3934 Spring Grove Avenue, 513-386-7570. A very upscale place! Bourbon + food + beer + art.
- MAYDAY, 4231 Spring Grove Avenue. Gastropub and performance space.
- TILLIE'S LOUNGE 4042 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223 Phone: 513-541-1414
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