Chef's Counter in Cincinnati

Grab a Seat at a Chef’s Counter in Cincinnati

Once upon a time, many restaurants kept the kitchen behind closed doors, leaving the process a mystery to diners. Today, more and more restaurants are blending their cooking and dining spaces to allow guests to get a view of how their food is made.

In fact, there are some great restaurants in Cincinnati that give diners a front-row seat to all of the action. Here are a few worth exploring:

Sacred Beast Diner

Located in the bustling Over-The-Rhine area, the Sacred Beast Diner is one of the city’s dining hotspots. An industrial-style decor sets the stage with steel and wood accents and exposed ductwork.

The dining area is spacious and includes counter seats along the kitchen area, allowing guests to watch in awe as the chef and staff craft elevated comfort foods.

Here, eager diners can enjoy innovative homestyle favorites such as pork rinds and shishito peppers, foie gras torchon, and steak tartare frites.


Found within the beautiful 21c Museum Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati, Metropole stands out in the city’s vibrant dining scene.

Warm and inviting, this refined eatery showcases New American cuisine in a stunning setting.

A few lucky diners can grab the seats in front of the kitchen as the chefs make house favorites such as the smoked cauliflower soup, the Metropole cheeseburger, and the wild mushroom toast.

Crown Republic Gastropub

With a motto of “Eat. Drink. Explore.”, Crown Republic Gastropub is the ideal spot to settle in for a mouth-watering meal in the Downtown area. Soothing blue accents and a contemporary vibe give guests a relaxing space to enjoy their New American-style menu.

In addition to plenty of seats in the dining room, diners can also sit at the chef’s counter for a first-hand view. Indeed, diners can view specialties such as duck fat hummus, Yemeni mussels, and a chicken gobbet po’boy.

Learn More About Chef’s Counter in Cincinnati

When you make The Drexel at Oakley your home, you have easy access to great restaurants like these as well as the dynamic city of Cincinnati. Please contact us for more information or if you’d like to schedule a tour of our community.

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