Saturday, November 12, 2011

Kinneret Cafe

Let me ask you, why is it that all the best restaurants are the smallest ones? Don't use that last statement as factual data, but I have a running record that the best places (i.e. best service, best food, best deals) are in all the small places.

Our once-a-week date night has continued to be a great success! I'm happy to say that Brian and I have officially found a fool-proof date idea that leaves us feeling full and warm inside (who doesn't like that feeling?).  The second week we visited the Kinneret Cafe located on Plainfield Rd. It is an interestingly diverse restaurant.  Combining a few categories such as vegetarian, Israeli, and Middle-Eastern cuisine, Kinneret Cafe gets an "A+" for attracting a pallet that is open-minded and curious.

It is a small restaurant with a big heart.  The service was impeccable! Never did we have an empty glass of water (in my eyes, that is one of a few staples of good service), and never did we have to look around to see where the waitress/waiter was.  We were well-served yet not annoyed with a constant-appearing third party.

Don't let the vegetarian description shoo you away, you meat loving savages.  Everything was absolutely delicious!  The food is so hearty that I'm sure even Brian forgot there wasn't any meat at the table.  They have an interesting array of panini's and a wonderful assortment entrees.  For starters, we had the mazzo ball soup.  This is a must try. The only complaint I have about the soup is that the cup wasn't big enough! Don't get me wrong, it was plenty, but I wanted more. We continued with a delicious Mediterranean Plate and finally a Tuna and Avocado Panini.  Yes, I said tuna and avocado.  Don't knock it till ya try it.  The bread was perfectly toasted and there was just enough avocado on the sandwich. We ended the evening with a perfectly sized dessert called rugelach.  It was basically a croissant baked with chocolate, yum.  Let me specify that Brian and I entered the doors absolutely starving, split everything we ate and still left feeling satisfied.

If you're curious about where to find this lovely eatery, read the information below and follow the website!

Happy dining and  bon appetit!

The Kinneret Cafe

8316 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
Phone: 513-791-1777


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