A New Cincinnati Experience in Hyde Park
For many of us, the Cincinnati neighborhood of Hyde Park is a little bit of the unknown. Younger people may know that Hyde Park is “somewhere near Rookwood Commons” shopping center. Others may know of the stately mansions or the Cincinnati Country Club. Few, however, know that Hyde Park was Cincinnati’s first real “city-burb” and a planned community at that.
Hyde Park’s founding fathers laid the groundwork for what is today a friendly, convenient, and bustling community. Our newest tour is focused in and around Hyde Park Square where historic buildings have been repurposed as restaurants, wine shops, and boutiques. The old Hyde Park Savings Bank, Teller’s Restaurant for 25 years, is now Dear Restaurant and Butchery. And, oh dear, you must see it to believe it! Some may remember Cock & Bull as the restaurant on the corner of Erie and Edwards. When Cock & Bull closed, Mesa Loca brought a whole new fun and funky Mexican vibe and creative menu.
But you can rest assured, much has stayed the same in Hyde Park. Don’t worry. Graeter’s Ice Cream is going strong after almost 85 years on the Square. And everyone’s favorite diner The Echo is still right where it has been since 1945 with servers who have worked there for decades.
So much is happening in Hyde Park, but thankfully much is staying the same. We’re thrilled to bring it to you from a new perspective on our Hyde Park Food and Drink Tour. Public tours offered monthly. Private group experiences available, too!