19 New Cincinnati Restaurants & Bars Opening This Fall (Or Sooner)

Helena V Berbie


700 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue

Jeremy Faeth, co-owner and executive chef of popular Covington brunch restaurant Cedar, plans to open his second restaurant, Yuca, in Bellevue this fall. The eatery will take over the space formerly occupied by Fairfield Market. This new Latin-American restaurant will be open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, serving items like The Hangover, Cedar’s most popular dish. In The Hangover, you will find two sunny side-up eggs laying on a bed of spicy chorizo and homemade potatoes with pico de gallo and avocado on top. All of Yuca’s recipes are made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients.

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Warped Wing Brewing Company

5650 Tylersville Road, Mason

Warped Wing Brewing, based out of Dayton, is opening up a new brewery, taproom and restaurant in a familiar space in the neighborhood this fall. Located in the iconic building that was formerly occupied by Brazenhead and most recently Basil’s on Market, the new brewery will boast a generously-sized taproom, outdoor biergarten, ::small pilot brewing system,:: kitchen and an event space (which will come to fruition later).

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139 E. McMicken Ave., Over-the-Rhine

Somerset, slated to open soon, will feature two bar spaces — one in the plant-filled and glass-roofed conservatory and another in the cozy lounge space. The grounds will also be home to a double-decker London tour bus that has been converted into a kitchen (with a rooftop seating area); and, the pièce de résistance, Somerset’s awe-inspiring garden space, loaded with tropical plants, unique seating nooks and imported pieces from co-founder and creative lead James Fisher’s collection, as well as the collections of his friends and family. The courtyard will house Somerset’s double-decker food bus, which will be helmed by local Mazunte Tacos. Fisher says Mazunte will bring the special Mexican flair they’re known for, along with a globe-trotting menu of street eats.

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uGO Gelato

1733 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine

A new gelato shop will soon make its way to the Queen City, bringing its award-winning Sicilian-style frozen treats to Findlay Market. Co-founded by ​​second-generation gelato maker María Liliana Biondo, the shop will feature a variety of gelatos, with a focus on plant-based creations.

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56 E. Court St., Over-the-Rhine

Cincinnati will soon be home to Pilar, 4EG’s newest cocktail bar that celebrates Ernest Hemingway’s oceanic legacy and acts as a bridge between Over-the-Rhine and Fountain Square. The new bar takes its name from Hemingway’s black 38-foot fishing boat that he sailed around Florida, Key West and Cuba and Pilar intends to synthesize the feeling of freedom that comes from a salty breeze over calm waves, giving the Queen City a chance to take a quick trip to the tropics any time.

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Mighty Slider Bar

Blue Ash

Cincinnati’s beloved biscuit baker and cooking show champ Chef Christian Gill is working on a new venture, slated to hit taste buds this year. The Mighty Slider Bar is one of several vendors joining the new mixed-used development The Approach in Blue Ash, near Summit Park. Gill is known for popular Pendleton eatery Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey, which recently opened a second location in Union, Kentucky.

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The Baker’s Table Bakery

1001 Monmouth St., Newport

Despite the struggles of the pandemic-riddled past year on local small business, it’s clear that the team and reputation behind The Baker’s Table was strong enough to not only pull through, but also find themselves in a position for growth. Chef David Willocks and his wife Wendy Braun announced on Aug. 10 that they will be opening The Baker’s Table Bakery this fall, right across from the beloved restaurant.

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1220 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine

The former A Tavola storefront in Over-the-Rhine is getting a new occupant. Nashville restaurateur Terry Raley is opening Pearlstar oyster bar in the coveted location soon. Pearlstar will offer both East and West Coast oysters and other raw delicacies including crudo, ceviche and tartare. The kitchen — overseen by former Senate executive chef Leroy Ansley — will also feature a wood-burning grill to create (non-raw) burgers and steak sandwiches. A release says the bar will ::pour old-school martinis, frozen drinks and Lone Star Beer on tap.::

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The Arepa Place

1517 Springfield Pike, Wyoming

The Arepa Place, owned by Isis Arrieta-Dennis, serves up authentic Colombian eats inspired by her home country. The eatery has become a hot spot in the Findlay Market neighborhood since opening, and with its expansions to Wyoming this fall, The Arepa Place will have the opportunity to grace even more taste buds with the flavors of South America. The new eatery will take over the space formerly occupied by CWC, the Restaurant in Wyoming. Arrieta-Dennis says the new eatery will feature the same fast-casual dining style guests experience at their Findlay Market location, but this space will not have the market aspect to it. However, she says they will offer some dry packaged goods. The Wyoming location will also feature a full bar and outdoor patio space.

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501 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine

French brasserie Royce will open in the space formerly occupied by downtown luxury jeweler Tiffany’s — right across from Fountain Square — this year. The eatery and bar is by Nashville-based restaurateur Terry Raley, the same owner behind Over-the-Rhine’s forthcoming Pearlstar oyster bar. The new eatery is described as a “thoughtfully modern brasserie influenced by traditional European Markets, NYC Brasseries, and French Delicatessens,” by Raley.

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Nekter Juice Bar

3200 Vandercar Way, Suite 3, Oakley

This Southern California-based chain is bringing their freshly-squeezed juices, acai bowls and smoothies to the Oakley neighborhood this fall. The brand specializes in made-to-order eats and drinks using fresh and simple ingredients.

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Cosmic Gorilla

1834 Race St., Over-the-Rhine

Another exciting venture from the Gorilla Cinema Presents team (the folks behind Overlook Lodge, Tiki Tiki Bang Bang, Tokyo Kitty and La Ofrenda) will soon make its way to Findlay Market. Cosmic Gorilla, part comic book shop, part bar (with boozy and booze-free cocktails), will offer an approachable space for comic-book-lovers and those just getting their feet wet in the comic book world. The bar is slated to open this fall. The establishment is a collaboration between the Gorilla Cinema Presents group and Chris Bergman, founder and CEO of Gylee Games.

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1106 Race St., Over-the-Rhine

The folks behind Over-the-Rhine’s Revolution Rotisserie are in the process of rebranding their space as Milkman. The new spot will focus on boozy milkshakes, burgers and quick service. The group debuted a sneak peek of their burgers during Cincinnati Burger Week this past summer through their Revolution Rotisserie restaurant.

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Tuba Brezelgarden

517 Sixth Ave., Dayton

After months and months of financial struggle due to the ongoing pandemic, Tuba Baking Company is finally growing their business, creating Tuba Brezelgarden. This restaurant will be primarily known for its Sawbian-style pretzels, German beers, and German staples that will be featured on the menu such as baked flammkuchen (a German flatbread).

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2835 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills

Opening at the corner of Woodburn Avenue and Madison Road, this new establishment will operate as a coffee shop by day and a wine bar at night.

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Cork N Crust

710 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue

Co-owners Deborah Rudisell and William Hill are opening wine and pizza shop Cork N Crust in Bellevue’s former Virgil’s restaurant. In addition to pies and vino, the restaurant will offer smoked meats, charcuterie boards, scratch-made Mediterranean bites, as well as a full bar.

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Stellar Food Company

6663 Salem Road, Anderson Township

Fans of Stellar Street Eats soon can stop hunting down the food truck’s next location online, because the eatery-on-wheels is expanding with a static brick-and-mortar in Anderson Township. Operated by husband-and-wife duo Ashlee Rose and Ryan O’Neil, Stellar Street Eats is known for its burgers, wraps, steak sandwiches and cult-favorite pimento cheese. In fact, it’s been named one of the top three Best Food Trucks in CityBeat‘s past three Best Of Cincinnati issues, and was in the top three Best Overall Burgers and Best Local Snack this year (for that pimento cheese).

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Frankie’s Sips & Savories

14 Garfield Place, Downtown

A new bar boasting international bites will open downtown this fall. In honor of late co-founder of local chain Gold Star chili Fahid ::Frank:: Daoud, Daoud’s son Sami is opening Frankie’s Sips & Savories. The menu will feature flavors from some of Frank’s favorite places from across the globe, including Spain, the Mediterranean, Jordan and Brazil.

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Paris Baguette

Coming soon

International cafe chain Paris Baguette will open its first Ohio franchise in Cincinnati this year, by local restaurateur Ai Lin, owner of Sichuan Chili Chinese Restaurant and Gyu-Kaku. The restaurant, which offers French-inspired baked goods and cafe bites like sandwiches and salads, as well as coffee and tea. The brand has over 4,000 locations across the globe.

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