Our annual look at the essential restaurants illuminating the city's dining scene

Look up “watershed” in a dictionary, and you’ll find a description of a turning point. Look for Watershed Kitchen & Bar near Grandview, and you’ll find the point where an industrial park turns into a chic distillery-meets-restaurant where executive chef Jack Moore—a onetime southern Ohio auto mechanic—shoots out Midwestern fare souped up with sophisticated flair. Bonus: Watershed’s glossy pamphlet-style seasonal cocktail menus are consistently stocked with knockouts.

Read about our other Best Restaurants of 2019: 1. Veritas 2. Wolf’s Ridge Brewing 4. Service Bar 5. G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar 6. Comune 7. Refectory Restaurant & Wine Shop 8. Gallerie Bar & Bistro 9. The Guild House 10. Ambrose and Eve