Campbell’s Scoop: Review: Yard House is wide-ranging

“Have you been to Yard House before?” our server asked, as servers at chain restaurants often do. “No? Well, we have great food and a whole lot of beer and loud music. That’s what we do.” That was the whole of the spiel welcoming us to the newest restaurant at The Banks, except she told … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Review: Yard House is wide-ranging

Campbell’s Scoop: Seasons 52: scenery trumps what’s served

The large parcel of land at the corner of Smith and Edwards, across from Rookwood Commons, was empty for more than a decade as an eminent domain case about the property dragged on and several houses remained all by themselves in the middle of a cleared… . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Seasons 52: scenery trumps what’s served

Campbell’s Scoop: Review: Incline Public House has casual feel and top-notch vista

You don’t have to be rich to get a good view in Cincinnati. Though you’ll usually pay a premium for homes with views, there are unexpected spots all throughout the area where you’ll suddenly get a glorious vista spread out before you. But restaur… . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Review: Incline Public House has casual feel and top-notch vista

Campbell’s Scoop: Review: WG fits needed spot on banks

Wine Guy Bistro, a small casual dinner chain based in Columbus, changed its name a few months ago, and their new location on The Banks opened as WG Kitchen and Bar. The change was to make sure it was known they serve food as well as wine. They should h… . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Review: WG fits needed spot on banks

Campbell’s Scoop: Review: Bouquet keeps getting better

In my first review of Bouquet, the little place in Covington that chef/owner Stephen Williams started on a shoestring, I said it was a restaurant I expected to develop over time, like the bouquet of a fine wine. I could not have been more right. At the… . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Review: Bouquet keeps getting better

Campbell’s Scoop: Review: Metropole’s cuisine impresses

I hope that the sheer excellence of Metropole, the new restaurant Downtown – with its wonderful food touched by the flames of burning wood in an ancient but absolutely contemporary way, the sensitive adaptation of an old building and the challenging … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Review: Metropole’s cuisine impresses

Campbell’s Scoop: Review: Exemplar’s new menu offers a surprise

Your body is sitting at a table in a dining room whose English Tudor decor is well-done, but frankly pretty square, a restaurant where you may very well have eaten with your grandparents and Hungarian mushroom soup has been on the menu for a couple of … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Review: Exemplar’s new menu offers a surprise

Campbell’s Scoop: Lavomatic: Changes spice up menu, mood

DINING REVIEW Here at Restaurant Court, we don’t admit hearsay as evidence. Sure, people tell me things, and I look at Internet review sites from time to time, but the only evidence I allow on the record is what I actually saw and tasted. at a restau… . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Lavomatic: Changes spice up menu, mood

Campbell’s Scoop: Daveed’s: Small plates, big on yum

DINING REVIEW There are people whose name suggests their destiny, people like Anna Smashnova, the tennis player, or Anthony Weiner, the, ahem, exhibitionist. Then there’s David Cook, the Cincinnati chef and restaurant owner. Whether through coincidence or lifelong subconscious suggestion, his name and profession are the same, and he lives up to it every day. [...] . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Daveed’s: Small plates, big on yum

Campbell’s Scoop: Review: Something to say for Teller’s

DINING REVIEW When Teller’s of Hyde Park first opened, it quickly became hot spot, a trendy place to be; sort of the Bakersfield, the Senate or the Pho Lang Thang of 1995. If social media had been invented, the bloggers, tweeters and Facebookers would have been all over it, crashing the soft opening and posting [...] . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Review: Something to say for Teller’s

Campbell’s Scoop: Review: Bite needs more unique aura

Dining review I did not go into restaurant reviewing in order to crush anyone’s hopes and dreams. I like to think it’s possible for a couple of people with some good recipes and a desire to have their own little place could start on a shoestring, get a boost from an impressed reviewer and eventually [...] . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Review: Bite needs more unique aura

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