Tony's of Cincinnati - Cincinnati
Tony Ricci's namesake restaurant has earned all sorts of accolades, from rave reviews from local media outlets to a "certificate of excellence" by TripAdvisor. Says former Cincinnati Magazine food critic Donna Covrett about Tony's: “All you need to know is that once you’re through these doors, you matter.”Read More
The exterior is majestic enough, a towering structure with exposed brick and a well-manicured landscape. At night, it's lit up, welcoming guests in to celebrate special occasions or grand nights out on the town.
For starters, the raw bar features oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail, and Alaskan king crab, or hot bites like jumbo lump crab cakes and mussels in a lobster tomato saffron broth with chilies, garlic, and chorizo. There's also a classic preparation of beef tartare for those with meat on their minds.
More meatier offerings may be found on the entree menu as well. All steaks are served with a traditional Caesar salad and choice of baked or Yukon gold mashed potatoes. And house-made pasta dishes range from the signature Rig-A-Tony (made with rigatoni, house ground prime, San Marzano tomatoes, pecorino romano) to penne Carbonara.