Nine notable restaurants that opened in 2019 – some with familiar chefs; others new to the scene

Photo by G. Yek: Grain Bowl at Goose & Elder — seasonal vegetables, herbs, pickled onions, house vinaigrette

Cincinnati’s culinary star continues to rise with these outstanding restaurants that made their debut this year.

They are largely chef-owned, drawing from local harvests to prepare high-quality fare against a casual, welcoming setting . A couple of them look to other parts of the world to create menus that dig deep into regionality.

Food and dining in our area is stacked with plenty of delicious choices. If you haven’t already, give these restaurants a try.

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