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Wine & Dine In Historic Over the Rhine evening tour

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  • Walking tour with a local guide
  • Visit four neighborhood restaurants
  • Small groups for a personalized tour
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Wine & Dine In Historic Over the Rhine evening tour
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Wine & Dine In Historic Over the Rhine evening tour
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Overview

Just a few blocks north of downtown Cincinnati lies Over the Rhine, a historic area founded by German immigrants. Sample the fare (and wine) at four local restaurants as your tour guide shares history and information about the neighborhood. Take a VIP tour of an urban wine cellar and window shop at the boutiques as you stroll between venues.

What to Expect

Walk through pages in a history book as we stroll through Over the Rhine, just a few blocks north of downtown Cincinnati.  We begin in beautiful Washington Park dating back to the Victorian era, complete with a bandstand, fountains, statues and majestic trees.  It is an 8 acre city oasis. Learn about majestic Music Hall and why it is said to be haunted!  Dine in beautiful restored Italianate buildings which were former tenements and corner convenience stores.  Did you know you can enjoy East Coast seafood in Cincinnati? Or how does an Artisan flatbread baked in an Old World oven sound? 

As we head over to Vine Street, look up and see Cincinnati's famous citizens displayed on multi-story murals all over the neighborhood. It's hard not to window shop as we pass by numerous colorful stores, bars and restaurants!  You notice the sidewalks are full of people with lively conversation and it's not even the weekend yet! 

Our second tasting may take place in an 18th century German Beer hall, now turned into a snout to tail butchery.  You can't get a panini any fresher than that!  Or we may just dine in a German restaurant with a roof top view!

The best is yet to come, as we approach our third stop, a brand new urban winery.  You will not meet a friendlier staff who love to share their story by engaging you in their wine making process. This boutique winery specialize in handcrafted small batch wines using a process that originated in Italy by the owners family!

Have you been to Argentina?  Our third restaurant is owned by two Argentinians who create the best empanadas in the city using their grandmothers recipes.  We end the tour on a sweet note where your dessert is created right before our eyes!  With a couple shots of liquid nitrogen, fresh cream, sugar and alcohol you have a buzzed ice cream treat!  Or how long has been since you tasted a S'more?  We know a special place that specializes in homemade marshmallows topped with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Oreos or Ruffles potato chips.

Our food tours are more than just food. You get an insider's view of this fascinating neighborhood and travel back in time to the glory days of this German city within a city. Our tours encompass the sights, the history, the culture, the architecture, the best restaurants and all the information you need to return again and again. We share history not only through expert story telling, but visually with old photographs.

This tour includes on glass of wine.  Additional drinks are available for purchase. We can accommodate vegetarians only.  Vegetarians must call Laura at 513-289-0035 24 hours prior to the tour.  We cannot accommodate food allergies, locarb diets, vegan, gluten free or any other diet restrictions.

This is a 3 hour walking tour at a leisurely rate. The return walk to the starting point is .5 miles.

Reviews (8)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Another Great Tour

This is the third tour I have booked with Riverside Food Tours. Laura is very knowledgeable about the area and the establishments we visited. Fun to learn about the owners of the establishments and history of the building they are in. It is not just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank momlkms
LauraN4173, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love hosting our guests who book multiple tours. It's like seeing old friends. Thank you so much for sharing on the Wine and Dine in Over the Rhine food and culture tour. And thank you for mentioning the history that accompanies the tour. Our...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Far exceeded my expectations!

Kat was an amazing guide and provided a very personal experience. This is a great neighborhood and will look forward to coming back to try new places.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amy S
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you Amy for sharing on the Wine and Dine evening tour. Over the Rhine is beautiful with so many great restaurants and Kat is well qualified as a historian to share the rich history! We appreciate your comments!

Reviewed September 15, 2018
Kat was AWESOME!

Loved the entire tour! Great food, interesting history and lots of special highlights along the way. I would highly recommend the Wine & Dine in Historic Over the Rhine!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Girlygirl80
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Thanks for your high recommendation! The Wine and Dine evening tour has interesting food and so much to see. Kat is is a wonderful guide. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed June 2, 2018
WOW!

Great food, historical knowledge. We loved walking the neighborhood, seeing all the buildings, hearing about famous people and just becoming familiar with such a vibrant area. Would recommend to visitors and Cincinnatians too. Our guide was funny, knowledgeable, encouraged question and very conscious of our...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CarolynM2383
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2018

Thank you Carolyn for such a thoughtful review. We had a great time with you strolling through OTR on such a nice evening. I hope you can join us again sometime!

Reviewed May 17, 2018
Amazing event, especially for those new to OTR!

We did a group tour with Laura, Jackie & Mike and it was amazing! They shared all kinds of fun facts/history about OTR that I didn't even know as a native. It was also a great tour for the group we were with (newcomers to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sarahsublett
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Thank you Sarah for sharing. Over the Rhine has such a rich history and never in my lifetime has it been such a fun neighborhood to explore. I'm glad you had a wonderful time. So did we!

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