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You Voted: Best Local Patios

June 16th, 2008
You voted: Best local patios

We asked where you love to dine and drink outside now that warmer weather is here and you were more than happy to tell us your favorites. The polls are still open, so keep checking in to find out about the best outdoor dining spots in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

We counted the votes so far and here are your top 5 places to dine in the sun or under the stars! Click on each restaurant’s name to tell everybody what you think of it.

1. Slatts Pub
4858 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, 513-791-2223

2. Mount Adams Pavilion
949 Pavilion St., Cincinnati, 513-744-9200

3. Back Porch Saloon
9626 Princeton Glendale Road, West Chester, 513-874-2432

4. Mount Lookout Tavern
3209 Linwood Ave., Cincinnati, 513-871-9633

5. (tie) Arthur’s
3516 Edwards Road, Cincinnati, 513-871-5543

5. (tie) Chez Nora
530 Main St., Covington, Ky., 859-491-8027

Honorable mentions go to:
R.P. McMurphy’s, Blind Lemon, Cabana, Hyde Park Tavern, Arlin’s

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT/EATING SPOT WITH A PATIO?

1. Slatts Pub
Highlights: Slatts has a conservatory room – a high-ceilinged, sunny glassed in “porch” on the front of the restaurant. The menu features the usual pub suspects (onion rings, breaded zucchini, potato skins, wings, quesadillas) as well as entrée salads, seafood, burgers and more.
Food Overview: An eclectic menu boasts such dishes as pork chops, Louisiana shrimp and baked Alaskan halibut. Top your dinner off with the “Chocolate Confusion” for dessert.
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday.
Price Range: $10-$20
Attire: Casual

2. Arthur’s Café
Highlights: Everyday specials include $2.50 apple martinis and $2 shots of Jagermeister or Blackhaus. Comfy booths and tables and a better-than bar food menu make for an atmosphere reminiscent of “Cheers.” On nice nights, the patio in the back is the place to be seated.
Food Overview: The Boursin cheese stuffed mushroom caps are a must order, but Arthur’s best deal is “Burger Madness” Sunday to Tuesday, when cooked to order burgers with unlimited toppings are just $6. Sunday brunch lasts until 2 p.m.
Price Range: Under $10
Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday; bar open until 2:30 a.m. daily.
Attire: Casual

3. Indigo Casual Gourmet Café
2637 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, 513-321-9952
2053 Dixie Hwy. Fort Mitchell, Ky., 859-331-4339
Highlights: The cozy tables have one of the best views of Hyde Park Square; as for the Kentucky branch, you’ll get a sweet view of I-75. The unfussy patio-shaded by large, leafy trees is a great spot for occasions ranging from business lunches to dinner dates to sipping wine with friends.
Food Overview: Indigo offers an extensive selection of pizzas, salads and Italian-inspired dishes. Order from the menu or create your own pizza or pasta dish by choosing from a variety of gourmet toppings. The salads are also do-it-yourself, offering more than 40 toppings.
Hours: Hyde Park: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Fort Mitchell: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.
Price Range: Under $10
Attire: Casual

4. Cabana on the River
7445 Forbes Road, Sayler Park, 513-941-7442
Highlights: Open from early Spring until it starts getting cold, Cabana offers a view of the Ohio River that makes any meal taste just a bit better.
Food Overview: The menu changes with the season, but there will always be a familiar list of sandwiches to take care of you hunger for lunch or dinner.
Price Range: Under $10
Attire: Casual

5. Hyde Park Tavern and Grille
3384 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, (513) 321-3869
Highlights: Featuring the largest patio in the area, Hyde Park Tavern and Grille is an excellent spot to enjoy the breeze – or watch people run while enjoying one of the beers on tap. This bar and grill is a favorite among locals.
Price Range: $10-$20
Attire: Casual

Honorable mentions go to:
Don Pablo’s (various locations), Teller’s, Back Porch Saloon, Barleycorn’s (various locations),Chez Nora

WHERE’S YOUR FAVORITE HAPPY HOUR?

1. Slatts Pub
4858 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, 513-791-2223

2. (tie) Party in the Park
Yeatman’s Cove, 805 Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati
www.party-in-the-park.com

2. (tie) Mount Lookout Tavern
3209 Linwood Ave., Cincinnati, 513-871-9633

3. Back Porch Saloon
9626 Princeton Glendale Road, West Chester, 513-874-2432

4. R.P. McMurphy’s
2910 Wasson Road, Cincinnati, 513-531-3300

5. Hofbrauhaus Newport
200 E. 3rd St., Newport, Ky., 859-491-7200

Honorable mentions go to:
Hyde Park Tavern, Arthur’s, Mout Adams Pavilion, Cock & Bull, Jefferson Hall

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