Aynie's In Longworth Hall
There’s a new restaurant that’s serving lunch in the downtown Cincinnati area called Aynie’s. I believe that you pronounce that like Annie’s, but don’t ask me where it comes from.
It is located in the old My Three Chefs space in Longworth Hall. That’s at 700 West Pete Rose Way, right next to Whiskey Dicks. They serve sandwiches, soups, wraps and salads, as well as some baked goods. There’s also a catering business that’s run out of this kitchen.
The atmosphere in this space is very utilitarian. White walls, an empty bar and some tables. The only decorative piece is really the menu, which is painted onto a large mirror behind the lunch counter.
Yeah, this place is pretty much about the food. And they do that right. I’ve eaten there a few times. They start with great ingredients, and when you’re making sandwiches, what else is there.
My personal favorite here is the Philly Cheese Steak wrap. It substitutes the steak that you would expect with some high-quality roast beef. In addition, it has provolone cheese, Mayo, onions and tomatoes. I also asked for some banana peppers on mine, which they were happy to provide.
I’ve also had the BLT wrap and a turkey sandwich. They are all very good sandwiches. At $5 and above, they had better be.
One thing worth mentioning about this restaurant is that there is free parking here. In Downtown Cincinnati, that’s one annoying part of meeting someone for lunch, so Aynie’s is a good option for lunch meetings.
As far as places to get a good sandwich, with free parking, Aynie’s is a wonderful option. Try it out.