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CIncinnati's best kept secret:

Cincinnati Magazine Pick: Six of the finest restaurants in Cincinnati are located in Northside!

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Northside, Cincinnati Ohio

Hamilton Avenue, Northside's beautiful main street.


Cincinnati Magazine Best Restaurant Picks (March 2007 issue) lists "Best Restaurant Blocks: "the restaurants hovering around Hamilton Avenue in Northside."



Tango Cincinnati's Current Favorite Restaurants in no particular order:


wine barNew 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!

northside Mexican restaurantYET ANOTHER NEW MEXICAN RESTAURANT IN NORTHSIDE! Barrio. Address: 3937 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223. Phone:(513) 541-6400. Hours: Thursday. Opens daily at 5pm. Sunday 12 noon to 11pm.

northside Mexican restaurantYET ANOTHER NEW MEXICAN RESTAURANT IN NORTHSIDE! DJANGO'S TACOS is excited to be a part of Northside and is looking forward to getting to know everyone. Incredibly flavorful tacos, only $3.00! Great outside seating area. Public parking immediately b ehind the restaurant. Hours: Monday 5:00 - 11:00; Tuesday - Saturday 11:30 - 12:00

northside Mexican restaurantYET ANOTHER NEW MEXICAN RESTAURANT IN NORTHSIDE! TACOCRACY. Tacos with a flair! More incredibly flavorful tacos Hours: Monday 4:00 - 11:00. Try both new taco restaurants and compare them! We did and found it almost impossible to decide which is better. They both have so much to offer!

PICNIC AND PANTRY (Formerly THE HIDEAWAY), 4163 Hamilton Avenue. Great food and cozy atmosphere. The Hideaway serves generous portions of tasty, gourmet comfort food - and it's all very affordable. Right next to Northside Tavern. In fact, you can take your Tavern beer into The Hideaway, or your Hideaway food into the Tavern!

northside restaurantFamous Indian restaurant! DUSMESH, 944 Ludlow Avenue, 221-8900, at the bottom of Clifton Avenue near the police station, across from Cincinnati State. We were impressed by the luncheon buffet - one of the best Indian buffets we have found in Cincinnati! Vegetarian selections! The kitchen and dining area were completely renovated and the menu is both extensive and exqusite. We've noticed that the parking lot is always jammed--a good sign! Rave reviews on Trip Advisor! Our current favorite for a tasty lunch buffet.

MELT Next to Northside Tavern. 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

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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 at THE HIDEAWAY or at MELT 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!

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More great restaurants in Northside:

THE PAINTED FISH, Spring Grove Avenue. Sushi and some Korean dishes.

PARK CHILI PARLOR, 4160 Hamilton. Family owned and operated, this place has been here since 1937, and things haven't changed much. Great prices. It definitely has the ambience of the 50's diners. You gotta experience it at least once!

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.

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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.

  • NEW! 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.


  • SERPENT, 4042 Hamilton Avenue. A leather bar. White sneakers are never welcome!



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