German & European
In Northern Kentucky we do Southern with a bit of German fusion and a whole lot of sass! From the architecture to the food to the beer, we’re glad to raise a stein to our German heritage. Read about some of our recommendations below and view a full list at the bottom of the page.
Best German & European Restaurants in Covington
Lisse Steakhuis, Covington
Lisse is a Dutch-inspired steakhuis located in the historical MainStrasse Village area of Covington. Featuring prime aged beef, signature cocktails, an expansive wine cellar, and cigar lounge, Lisse also boasts a third-floor rooftop patio that has incredible views of the Cincinnati skyline and the streets of Mainstrasse below.
In German, the word wunderbar means wonderful or marvelous. How lucky are we that we have our own Wunderbar right here in Covington!? The menu is chock full of traditional German fare. But don't worry, if you aren't a huge fan of German food, there are plenty of American options on the menu. Or you could just fill up on pretzels with beer cheese and pundekas.
Eishaus & Frosthaus, Covington
Eishaus serves coffee drinks, light bites, and specialty, spaghetti eis—ice cream that’s squeezed through an extrusion device to resemble spaghetti noodles. Dessert parlors in Germany squeeze gelato through potato ricers to give spaghetti eis noodle-like form. Eishaus has Americanized their offerings with both dairy and vegan vanilla ice cream that’s smothered in special sauces and toppings. The icy younger sister of eishaus, frosthaus is the neighborhood spot for killer frozen drinks, a wide beer selection, a menu with a German flair (including some of our Oma’s special recipes), and desserts.
Parlor on Seventh, Covington
Parlor on Seventh is your resting point for a unique take on German & Southern inspired cuisine! The menu includes heavy appetizers and salads, flatbreads, and southern-inspired entrees.
Best German & European Restaurants in Newport
Hofbräuhaus Newport is the first authentic Hofbräuhaus in America, modeled after the legendary 400+ year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany! Guests enjoy many of the traditions from Germany that have made Hofbräuhaus famous--from the traditionally decorated rooms in the building to the beer that is brewed on-site, and of course the excellent German fare, Hofbräuhaus Newport is a memorable experience for all.
Located at the hip new Bridgeview Box Park at Newport on the Levee, CrepeGuys was established in France in 1999. CrepeGuys serves traditional sweet and savory crepes, stuffed with enticingly fresh combinations for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. All crepes are made from exclusive family recipes, homemade, handmade, and all are using fresh ingredients. The relaxed atmosphere of the Newport Levee combined with the CrepeGuys’s modern, perfectly prepared dishes, will provide warm memories and delicious taste sensations.
Best German & European Restaurants near Florence
Kabobske is the creation of founder, Andy Hajjar, who is a native of Lebanon, and one of the pioneers of Mediterranean food in the Cincinnati region. Kabobske dishes up fresh, delicious Mediterranean food prepared simply and served in a casual environment.
Greek to Me, Erlanger
Greek to Me features Greek and Mediterranean fare including fresh sandwiches and vegetarian options.
Taste of Belgium, Crestview Hills
Taste of Belgium is a restaurant group of Belgian-inspired eateries. We take traditional Belgian recipes and we twist them; we take American classics and we Belgianize them. Their motto is: Waffles, Chicken, Beer. Eat Like a Belgian, Drink Like a Belgian, Live Like a Belgian!
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