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First time to Cincinnati

Hi everyone! My husband and I are heading to Cincinnati for the first time this Friday. Seeing a concert at Riverbend on Friday and then planning to do a little sight seeing in the afternoon, dinner and then the casino on Saturday. We are staying at the Hilton.

Any suggestions on what to see and where to eat on Saturday? We don't want to go to the restaurant in the Hilton. Despite the amazing reviews, it's a little too fancy for us, especially since this is a relaxing, casual trip. I was thinking the Moerlein Lager House.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!!

West Chester, Ohio
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1. Re: First time to Cincinnati

Hi and welcome to the Cincinnati Forum. If you can give us a little more info on type of food/cuisine you like as well as an approximate price range (some restaurants can be casual and pricey), we can target our responses a little bit better. What are the types of things you enjoy doing? That will also help on the activity side. Best, BB

cincinnati, ohio
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2. Re: First time to Cincinnati

There are many good restaurants within walking distance or Newport on the levy. Ellis on Eastern ave on the way to Riverbend is good also. Purview Tavern in my Adams is unique.

New York
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reviews: 38
3. Re: First time to Cincinnati

We like pretty much all types of food. Price really isn't an option as long as its for a really good meal. Our favorite restaurants are usually steak or seafood places. We would like to try a place we could walk to from the Hilton.

Thanks again!

Fort Mitchell...
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4. Re: First time to Cincinnati

Ruby's if you want the best steaks and service$$$$

Nada or Boca for a very nice meal $$$

Local 127 for farm to table experience, pork specialties. $$-$$$

Lager house and Yard house at The Banks are both good. $$

Check out roof top lounge at the new 21c hotel and gallery. Great view.

On your way to DMB show at riverbend definitely stop at Eli's BBQ, grab your favorite 6 pack or bottle of wine and enjoy one of the countries best new BBQ. Outdoor eating, usually bluegrass music and many new friends.

Generally your not allowed to hang in riverbend lots and have pre concert drinks.

Enjoy your time here in the cincy area. Check out Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar in Covington if you get a chance.

Peace

New York
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5. Re: First time to Cincinnati

Thanks so much for the info! I think we are going to check out Eli's, the Lager House and the 21c rooftop bar while we are in the city. Thanks again!

Fort Mitchell...
posts: 603
reviews: 23
6. Re: First time to Cincinnati

Ask hotel front desk how to get over to Party Source to pick up a 6 pack or bottle of your favorite spirit. Party Source is just across the river in Newport and has an enormous selection of beer and liquor or wine.

Peace

7. Re: First time to Cincinnati

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