While tried and true favorites are always a safe pick, sometimes you need something new to spice up your day. If you’re in the mood for a fresh flavor, check out some of these new restaurants in the Cincinnati area — not too far from Springs at Liberty Township — where you’ll find a diverse range of options to tickle your taste buds.
Cinque earned its name for being the fifth restaurant opened by Nicola Pietoso, and the restaurant makes fresh pasta daily, giving its dishes a decadent touch. Stop in for a fresh lunch of potato gnocchi with four cheese fondue or Scottish salmon with green bean succotash, or indulge in the dinner menu with gourmet fare including veal scaloppini al limone and Berkshire pork chop.
The rustic interior of Forno Osteria & Bar welcomes you in for a homey experience that’s sure to leave you satisfied. If you’re after a hearty brunch, this may become your new go-to stop, as the menu features mouthwatering favorites like French toast with blueberry compote, biscuits and gravy, and polenta and Bolognese. You also can enjoy a filling dinner from a menu filled with familiar picks with an interesting twist, like the locally-raised bone-in pork chop Milanese, roasted Atlantic cod, or seared rack of lamb.
If you’re looking for an unforgettable slice of pie, hop in the car and head for East Walnut Hills. O Pie O now operates out of its new location in the French building, with both indoor and outdoor dining. Their sweet and savory pie selections closely follow the natural rhythm of the seasons, so you’ll find the freshest ingredients available baked into the restaurant’s specialties. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty roasted veggie pot pie or a sweet creamy blueberry pocket pie, you’ll find something to satisfy your craving.
At Geisha, you’ll find a hibachi grill, fresh sushi, and an extensive menu of classic dishes.
Geisha bento boxes make for easy lunches, packed neatly with your choice of an entrée, appetizer, and sushi roll, while the sushi menu includes nearly everything you could want, including octopus, eel, sea urchin, and scallop. Finish up with a decadent dessert like their tempura ice cream or tempura banana.
Do you have a favorite new find in the Cincinnati area? Share your top picks in the comments section below.