Restaurants & Reservations: Dining in Cincinnati

What happens when a rabbi and a lawyer walk into a bar? We'll let you know in a few years, but until then we'll do our best to share with you our favorite (and not-so-favorite) Cincinnati restaurants and hope you'll share some with us, too!

When you wish you could control the Ingredients...

Ingredients21 East Fifth Street • Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 • (513) 852-2740

His Take

Ever get to lunchtime and crave a good, fresh, filling salad? I do all the time, and when I'm downtown the answer to that craving is easy: Ingredients. Located on the ground level inside the Westin hotel across from Fountain Square, Ingredients lets you customize what you want in your salad and makes it for you on the spot. The ingredients are fresh and ripe, not to mention the more than a dozen different salad dressings (yes, fat free ones, too).

But the appeal of Ingredients doesn't end with salads. They also have several cold & hot sandwich options as well as brick oven pizzas. But trust me, people go there for the salads. For those familiar with the national chain Cosi, it's pretty similar. Like Cosi, the crowd at lunch can be pretty big, so if you go in a group have someone scout for a table while the rest of you order.

All in all, it's about the freshest food you can find downtown for lunch, and while it's definitely more expensive than "eating fresh" at Subway, well...you get what you pay for!
Her Take

He’s got me on this one. He went to lunch with future colleagues while I sat in class, so I’m definitely jealous he got there before I did. It looks like a cross between fun and cafeteria, with a great downtown location across the street from Fountain Square. If you’re keeping track, that also puts it across the street from a Graeter’s, which is always a plus in my book.

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