The following restaurants are staff favorites located within blocks of the Duke Energy Convention Center.
Here at First Watch, we begin each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and whipping up our French toast batter from scratch. Everything is made to order, and freshness is never compromised. We don’t use heat lamps or deep fryers — we use only the finest ingredients possible for the freshest taste around.
A favorite of celebrities, athletes, politicians and special-occasion diners, Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse delivers award-winning steaks, seafood and service.
Led by executive chef Jared Bennett, the menu focuses on dishes cooked in a custom-built wood-burning fireplace. A showcase for the region’s sustainable farmers and producers, Metropole’s ever-changing menu features hearth roasted meats, fish and vegetables; grains; and housemade charcuterie.
The restaurant is built with our community in mind and our menu and atmosphere reflect the neighborhood- a mix of old and new. Chef Salazar celebrates the changing of the seasons with a farm inspired menu that’s, creative and refined, yet, playful and approachable.
Underground trattoria Sotto serves simple, honest Italian food with heart in downtown Cincinnati. We are pasta junkies with a hospitality habit.