CINCINNATI — Stars mean a lot in the dining world, and it appears chef Jean-Robert de Cavel will continue to rule the Cincinnati restaurant realm with his. On Jan. 28, Mobil Travel Guide yet again awarded the restaurateur’s flagship restaurant, Jean-Robert at Pigall’s, the status as Ohio’s only four-star eatery.
Located at 127 W. Fourth St., de Cavel’s French fine dining hub is no stranger to awards in late October, Zagat Survey named Pigall’s one of the top 11 restaurants in the country.While the Mobil Travel Guide celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, 2007 proved to be quite the year for de Cavel as well; in addition to grabbing the Zagat honor, the wild-haired, passionate chef celebrated 30 years in the food industry, 15 years in Cincinnati, his own 46th birthday and five years at Pigall’s.
“In five years, my life has completely changed direction,” he said in September.Meanwhile, the Jean-Robert French Restaurant continues to prep its latest venture, Lavomatic, in Over-the-Rhine. The new eatery will join Pigall’s, JeanRo Bistro and Covington venues Greenup Caf and Chalk.
As the announcements were made Jan. 28, the nearby Cincinnatian Hotel at 601 Vine St. was also awarded four prestigious stars of its own. For more, including a complete list of Mobil Star winners, log on to www.mobiltravelguide.com.