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Dec 6, 2010 05:21 AM

Cincinnati Birthday Dinner

Taking my grandmother and mother for a 50th and 70th Birthday celebration dinner this Saturday in Cincinnati. Our hotel is in Sharonville. Any suggestions? They are both quite the gourmades and I really want to impress them with some great food.

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  1. Assuming you want something close to Sharonville, I'd recommend the Grand Finale (3 E Sharon Rd, Glendale, OH 45246) or La Petite France (3177 Glendale Milford Rd
    Cincinnati, OH 45241). If you're going to the former make sure to save room for dessert as that's what they're known for.

    Grand Finale
    3 E Sharon Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246

    1. Rue Dumaine just south of Dayton. Sounds like a long way but according to Google Maps, it's 42 minutes from Sharonville. Can't give you the full story, but the owner/chef ran a famous restaurant in New Orleans, and came back to Dayton. I ate there a two years ago and it was very good.

      At this point though, getting a good reservation at Grand Finale or Rue Dumaine for Saturday might be tough.

      Rue Dumaine
      Centerville, OH, Centerville, OH

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      1. re: johnbycz

        Carlo and Johnny's, Embers or Trio on Montgomery Road are all about 10-15 minutes drive from Sharonville. All are very good places for celebrations.

        1. re: ChiefHDB

          I was going to suggest Trio's, but any place near Kenwood Mall in the month of December is akin to having an ice pick jammed in your head. I forgot about Carlo & Johnny's. That would be great and only about 10 minutes (at most) from Sharonville.

          Carlo & Johnny
          9769 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242

      2. Older folks love The Celestial. Good food, AMAZING location with the best view in the City. It is up on Mount Adams, so a very cool area, old school place... dancing and a band that I'm sure your Grandmother would love. It feels like a celebration place to me.

        Newly opened "Jean-Robert's Table" should be amazing, but I haven't been. Jean-Robert de Cavel was chef at the 5 star Maisonette for years... opened Pigall's (which then became the best high-priced restaurant in the city) plus several other places. Conflicts with his partner had him leave. Great French Chef.

        Nicola's is an upscale Italian place that is amazing. Great tasting menus. They have a place on Fountain Square, downtown, called Via Vite, which is a great location and good, but doesn't compare in terms of food.

        I don't know the Sharonville area, but certainly wouldn't stay in the area, if it is a celebration... just me. Maybe a limo ride would be a fun surprise.

        Whatever you decide, I'm sure it will be amazing!

        1. I took some German visitors to Primavista recently and htey loved the food and the view. What I loved best was the caring intuitive service which made dining with some who did not speak english well and one who is mentally disabled a charming and easy evening.

          810 Matson Place, Cincinnati, OH 45204