Originally Posted by Canuck-TSX
Thanks. We like steak, seafood and chicken. Some German food as well
There are many good options, and it seems that a new worthy place pops up at least weekly. Similarly, the craft brewery scene is exploding with four new breweries opening within the last year: Fifty West, Blank Slate, MadTree and Triple Digit.
For Steak: Jeff Ruby's on 7th and Walnut or the Precinct in Columbia Tusculum (another Jeff Ruby restaurant). While I've never been to it, Celestial in Mt. Adams will offer impressive views of the city. Chain steakhouses include: Morton's off Fountain Square, and opening soon, Ruth's Chris located a block away from Great American Ballpark in The Banks.
Not located on the coast, seafood is a bit more challenging in Cincinnati. Anchor in OTR (Over-the-Rhine) near Music Hall and Washington Park is probably your best bet among non-chain options. There's also McCormick & Schmick's (Fountain Square) and Mitchell's Fish Market at Newport on the Levee if you want to stick to the national chains.
Chicken: Everyone offers chicken of some kind, and there isn't a style of chicken unique to Cincinnati. Many places do it well, but it's difficult to recommend a specific place.
German: despite its Germany heritage, German restaurants are dying in Cincinnati and there are fewer remaining than there should be. Newport has an authentic Hofbrauhaus. Mecklenburg Gardens (Uptown, east of the University) is the oldest restaurant in Cincinnati and has really nice outdoor seating underneath grape vines if the weather is cooperating.
Beyond the above, I'd recommend Arnolds for pub fare, the Moerlein Lager House for a pre- or post-game round, and any of the options on Vine Street in OTR (assuming the wait for a table is less than two hours).
Edit: Oh, and the Machine Room in GABP sells poutine!