The One Restaurant In Ohio That’s Unlike Any Other In The World

The One Restaurant In Ohio That’s Unlike Any Other In The World

Editor’s Note: Unfortunately The Rookwood is no longer open. For more restaurants in the area with wonderful views, take a look at this list.

Ohio is home to several unique restaurants, many of which used to be something else entirely.

What once was an old pottery factory is now a romantic bar and restaurant with an ambience and character you won’t find anywhere else. The Rookwood in Cincinnati is one of Ohio’s most unique restaurants, and it features a unique dining experience you’ll love.

Check it out:

Tucked away on a hillside in Mt. Adams near downtown Cincinnati you'll find one of the city's best restaurants.

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With a full bar and a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, you can visit this gorgeous eatery anytime of day.
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The history of this unique restaurant is part of what makes it so special. The building was originally built in 1892, but was expanded in 1899 and 1904.
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Rookwood Pottery was founded by Maria Longworth Storer in 1880, making it one of the first manufacturing companies in the United States to be founded and headed by a woman, according to the restaurant's website.
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Rookwood Pottery was also the first American ceramics company to gain recognition for its artistry, as American ceramics were looked down upon at the time of the company's establishment. Several famous artists and talented students came here to work, using rare methods that produced stunning pieces of pottery that sold for as much as $350,000.
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Today, the transformation of the building is truly incredible to see and think about. (You can even dine in some of the kilns now.)
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For small groups (or double dates), you can book private dining in a kiln room—which takes your dining experience here to a whole other level.
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The food itself is unbelievably delicious, taking a unique twist on American classics.
(Pictured is the Mac N Cheese.) The Dressed Hanky Panky's and Barnsdale Burger are two highly recommended menu items here.
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Seasonal patio seating is also available (weather permitting) on the large deck, which features stunning panoramic views of downtown Cincinnati and the Ohio River.
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And at night, the twinkle lights make the patio seating downright romantic. <3
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The Rookwood is located at 1077 Celestial St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. Have you ever been here before? If so, what was your experience like?

For more unique restaurants in Ohio, check out our previous article These 11 Unique Restaurants In Ohio Will Give You An Unforgettable Dining Experience.