5 Fine Dining Favorites in Warren County

Blog by Scott Hutchinson

Spending an anniversary, birthday or other special occasion here in Southwest Ohio? Celebrate in style with a tasty trip to one of Warren County’s most beloved fine dining restaurants! Classy, unique and always appetizing, these five delicious eateries are just a few of the fantastic fine dining destinations you'll find in Ohio's Largest Playground®.

Wildflower Café 
Charming and eclectic with an emphasis on fresh, Mason’s Wildflower Café is among the most popular farm-to-table eateries not only in Warren County, but throughout the entire state of Ohio. Award-winning head chef Todd Hudson and his experienced staff fill hungry guest’s plates with mouthwatering, seasonally inspired offerings ranging from grass-fed burgers and steaks to fresh, crisp salads and creative noodle dishes. Also boasting an outstanding selection of red and white wines, handmade cocktails and local craft beers, the Downtown Mason hideaway ranks among the region's very best bets for lunch, dinner and drinks.

Banana Leaf Modern Thai | Mason, Ohio

Banana Leaf Modern Thai
Housed in the cozy confines of one of Downtown Mason’s most historic homes, Banana Leaf Modern Thai treats hungry guests to a mouthwatering menu of classic Thai creations and unique family recipes passed down through generations. Always made-to-order by Chef Pom and his team, its beautifully presented cuisine is as colorful as it is delicious. A helpful hint: don't skip dessert. Banana Leaf's Thai-inspired treats like Mango with Sticky Rice and Coconut Creme Brulee are incredible!

The Golden Lamb
Dubbed ‘Ohio’s Most Iconic Restaurant’ by Thrillist and Fashion Beans, The Golden Lamb Restaurant & Hotel in Historic Downtown Lebanon has been a Warren County standby since it first opened its doors for business in 1803. While hearty, home-cooked classics like its roast turkey dinner and award-winning fried chicken rank among the Golden Lamb's most popular dishes, one-of-a-kind offerings like sauerkraut balls take its menu to another level. Be sure to arrive early or stick around after you eat to take a quick walk through the building as well. It's Ohio's oldest continuously operating business, and its brimming with history!

Cin City Sea & Steak | Lebanon, Ohio

Cin City Sea & Steak
A 1940s-inspired steakhouse, Cin City Sea & Steak serves up the very best of the land and sea right on the grounds of Lebanon’s popular racino, Miami Valley Gaming. Mouthwatering filet mignon, fall-of-the-bone ribs and perfectly prepared salmon highlight its high-class menu, while a comfortable atmosphere and reasonable pricing make it a terrific spot for any special occasion!

Pitrelli’s Italian Ristoranté
A true mom-and-pop, Pitrelli’s Italian Ristoranté in Mason delivers as authentic an Italian dining experience as you’ll find in Southwest Ohio. Serving up crisp salads, flavorful pastas, fresh seafood, an incredible selection of homemade sauces, and more delicious dishes expertly prepared by its husband-and-wife chef/ownership team, Pitrelli’s family-inspired fare is not to be missed.

Warren County's fine dining faves don't stop there! Learn more about what's cooking all across the county right here on!