AAA Five-Diamond and Four-Diamond Restaurants in Cincinnati

wine glass blur backgrndAAA auto club sends inspectors to over 1,000 hotels and restaurants every week and has now published its 2016 list of Five-Diamond and Four-Diamond Restaurants. Here are the Cincinnati restaurants that made these lists:

Five-Diamond Restaurants
Orchids at Palm Court is the only five-diamond restaurant in Ohio. (There are 74 five-diamond restaurants in North America representing .2 percent of 30,000 restaurants with a diamond rating.) See a list of five-diamond restaurants here.

Four-Diamond Restaurants
Only 2.3 percents of the 28,000 restaurants are approved with a four-diamond ranking. The Cincinnati-based restaurants include:

See a list of all four-diamond restaurants here.

What’s your favorite local restaurant?


Cincinnati, Ohio is Ranked as a Small City With Big Food Scenes


Hungry? If you live in Cincinnati, Ohio, you have so many options for dining out. USA Today has published its list of “small” cities with big food scenes and Cincinnati is on that list of six. What does the article have to say?

  • Nearly 200 restaurants have opened in downtown Cincinnati in the past 10 years
  • The article highlighted these uber cool restaurants: Sotto, Boca, Nada, the Senate Pub and Obscura

This blogger loves Nada. The restaurant is in a great location near the Aronoff Theater and has a fun, lively atmosphere. The bar is always crowded. Make your reservation to dine and you’ll enjoy Mexican cuisine with dishes like grilled salmon with corn and fregula and jalapeno pesto or grilled adobo rubbed pork chops. Or, enjoy their tasty chicken and corn enchiladas. Yum. Yum. You will not be disappointed.

Read the USA Today article here.

Boca Makes the Top 100 Fit For Foodies Restaurants List

Open Table, an online restaurant reservation website, has published its 2013 Diners’ Choice award winners for the Top 100 Fit For Foodies Restaurants in the United States. Cincinnati’s Boca was the only Ohio restaurant to make this list!

The list was compiled by the opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted to Open Table. See the entire list of winning U.S. restaurants here.

About Boca
Watch this YouTube video that captures all of the amazing details involved in creating Boca’s new location on Sixth Street in downtown Cincinnati, the former site for the Maisonette.