Looking to try the best wine bars in town?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end wine bars in Cincinnati, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.
1. The Capital Grille
Topping the list is an outpost of the chain The Capital Grille. Located at 3821 Edwards Road, the steakhouse and wine bar, which offers seafood and more, is the highest-rated high-end wine bar in Cincinnati, boasting 4.5 stars out of 213 reviews on Yelp.
The site has lots more information about The Capital Grille.
"From the moment you step into The Capital Grille, the experience is one of comfortable elegance," the business states in the history section of its Yelp profile. "African mahogany paneling and Art Deco chandeliers provide a warm, stately setting for our nationally renowned dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and acclaimed world-class wines. With service as gracious as it is attentive, we look forward to impressing you."
2. Abigail Street
Next up is Over-The-Rhine's Abigail Street, situated at 1214 Vine St. With 4.5 stars out of 338 reviews on Yelp, the wine bar, tapas bar and Mediterranean spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge. Look for red and white wine, cocktails and beer. Try a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir.
3. Ruth's Chris Steak House
Central Business District's member of the well-known chain Ruth's Chris Steak House, located at 100 E. Freedom Way, Suite 160 in The Banks Development, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy steakhouse and wine bar, which offers seafood and more, four stars out of 205 reviews.
We looked there to learn more about Ruth's Chris Steak House.
We found this about the business's signature items: "Ruth's Chris Steak House specializes in serving USDA Prime steaks, each seared to perfection, finished with butter and freshly chopped parsley and served sizzling on a 500-degree plate," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties.
4. The Mercer OTR
The Mercer OTR, a cocktail bar, wine bar and New American spot in Over-The-Rhine, is another pricey go-to, with four stars out of 159 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1324 Vine St. to see for yourself. Patrons can purchase red and white wines by the bottle.