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The Celestial Steakhouse
The Celestial Steakhouse

The Celestial Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://thecelestial.com
  • Phone: (513) 241-4455
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4;00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monastery Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free private parking lot across the street from the restaurant. Valet parking option.
A word from The Celestial Steakhouse
Four star, Four diamond dinning with a stellar view of the city.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was top notch, server was very good. Paid a total just over a hundred bucks for two, admittedly I had the surf and turf and a couple Maker's Marks. The only thing that bears mentioning in my opinion is that in order to have the seating near the great view, you sacrifice space and privacy. Conversations could be overheard. Very open feel."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We wanted to see and hear the music, so we asked to be seated in the bar. We were not disappointed. The band and vocalist was not too loud, light jazz, and most enjoyable. Watching the boats on the river, then the sun go down and all the city lights come on was a treat only to be topped off by a nice fireworks display from the public landing. The food was as tasty as the presentation was enticing. The only problem we had was the waiter would disappear for long periods of time and be nowhere to be seen. Overall, it was a delightful evening."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Perfect place for a date. Food was good but the view was superb."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was absolutely amazing! Definitely plan on going back!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My wife and I decided to elope and spend a couple days in Cincinnati. We picked celestial for our first married dinner. We couldn't have asked for better service, food, or ambience. It was the perfect start to a perfect weekend"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My wife and I have been going to the Celestial for our birthday for years now. The filet is by far the best in Cincinnati. We've been to 3 Ruby's restaurants, embers and the new Ruth's Chris. The view, food and service are all tops. Highly recommend the celestial Oscar."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Other than the great view... the food is nothing special. Additionally...the fruit flies were awful. We had to keep them off our wine glasses and food. The place was dead! We were the only people in the entire restaurant. The bar only knew how to make basic drinks."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at the Celestial Steakhouse. The food was magnificent and the view is second to none. Our server took care of all of our needs. We had a great dinner and would recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The Celestial has been a wonderful experience each time I have visited the restaurant. My girlfriend and I enjoy sitting by the window overlooking the river, the view compliments the meal and in the early evening is breath taking. Our food was cooked perfectly and the staff was very accomadating to our gluten free requests. Our waiter was attentive and very helpful with any necessary substitutions to accomadate our allergies and was very knowledgable about the wine list. It was a relaxing evening and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wishing to spoil themselves with an amazing meal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The filet was excellent as were the mashed potatoes. Brussel sprouts were sub par. The chairs were extremely uncomfortable! If you sat back, you slid down into the hole in the middle, so we had to sit on the edges of the chair. There was a leak in the woman's bathroom ceiling that was being caught by a tin similar to those that Chipotle uses. That was a huge turn off!!! On a positive note, their wines by the glass were reasonably priced."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "salad was a bagged salad and wilting for 8.00?? mushrooms excellent. airplane chicken was dry and hard. did not eat either one. waiter did not offer a credit or something else. would we come back????"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Oysters Rockefeller not fully baked. Steak was over-cooked. Service was very good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have chosen this restaurant for special occasions before. It ranks right up there with other top end Cincinnati restaurants with the advantage of the great Cincinnati view from Mt. Adams. We were there on a Sunday evening for an anniversary dinner Veal chop and fillet with bearnaise sauce were excellent. We have also eaten there with other family members where we were accommodated in their group dining nook, an experience that is still memorable as a special family event."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We were here 6/7/2014 for a birthday and an anniversary celebration. Wonderful food, service, and view of the city. We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The view was nice... My wife ordered the shrimp and grits and the grits were supposed to be creamy polenta, but they were chunky and extremely bland. The shrimp also had a very fishy taste to it. We didn't eat it and didn't make a big issue but the server noticed that we didn't touch it. He asked what was wrong and we told him and he gladly apologized and took it back for us. He did offer to buy desert, but we do not eat sweets. The main issue is that he DID NOT even remove the dish from our bill. I didn't even notice until after I left, but he charged us for the food we didn't even eat because it was not edible."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The amazing food was only upstaged by the incredible panoramic views. Love this place."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Best view in Cincinnati. Wish the food was a little more memorable, especially for the price. The steaks were just OK. Not worth the money. Although service was quite slow, I would recommend coming here for drinks. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our dinner at the Celestial was wonderful. Lauren greeted us warmly and our server was attentive without hovering. We were seated in a cozy room away from noise, but near other diners so we never felt neglected. We had a great view of the city and every course was delicious. The furnishings are a bit tired and need to be refreshed, but otherwise everything else was perfect."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "great view and enjoyable atmosphere = food was very good."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "If you want to take your wife to a dinner she will remember for a long time bring her here. I wanted to take her someplace special after 29years and we had a great time."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food was on a par with other steak houses in Cincinnati. The grouper and the veal chop were both good dishes. The service was not what you would expect. The two of us were seated next two each other at a table for four. The waiter and bus boy felt compelled to constantly reach between us to serve, take away plates and refill water glasses even though mine was to my right and hers was to her left. They also didn't think anything of interrupting with a question when one of us was in mid sentence. It was like it was their first night and no one had bothered to train them on even the basics. Overall there are a many better options in town. Only go if you must have the view."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Good place to have a semi-romantic dinner with a great view. Food is good but nothing outstanding other than lobster bisque. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant with an outstanding view of city and northern kentucky. The service was very good and pleasant and the food was well prepared and delicious. Our only complaint was with the chairs at the dinning table. They sank deeply when set on suggesting the need for reupholstering. We also noted a chair with a tear in the leather seating. Beyond that we enjoyed our dinning experience very much. It was an anniversary dinner and the waiter was kind enough to bring us a delicious piece of chocolate cheese cake to celebrate our anniversay, a very nice touch by the restaurant. We will certainly visit again!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Our Mother's Day dinner visit to the Celestial was out of this world. The filet mignon was the most tender I've ever had. The view is stunning and our waiter, Tim was second to none. We hadn't been in years but we will be back soon!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very romantic. Beautiful view. Great food/wine. We will go back!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Look no further. The Celestial Steakhouse is the place to go. I took my wife there for our anniversary. The prices are on the high side but the food and view was well worth it. The service was great and we were never rushed. I had a 7:30 reservation and timed it perfectly so we could watch the sun go down and the lights light up the city as it got dark. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Cincy playhouse and then had a late dinner at the Celestial. We had a window seat, which gave us a great view of the city! The service was good-prompt and friendly without being overbearing. We split two appetizers-oysters rockefeller-which was well done, and a shrimp and crab appetizer-which was not well done. The shrimp were small and the crab pieces were miniscule. For the price they were charging, I was underwhelmed. It was tasty, but I would not order it again. Entrees were the shrimp and grits and the sirloin steak. Both were cooked perfectly and were very tasty. We did poke our head into the bar on the way out and decided we would head there next time instead of sitting for dinner as the dining room felt dated."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I thought it must be amazing because the prices are so high, but the food was really as good as something $20 cheaper. While the waitstaff was professional, they came far too often, making us feel rushed. We got a steak and fish, but both were really just OK. Not worth the $70 they cost combined. Will go to a more tasty and reasonably priced restaurant next time."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Celestial is a special romantic dining spot. Service, ambience, cuisine are outstanding. Be sure to ask for a window table! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Couldn't have asked for a better evening. Food was great, steaks grilled to perfection. Saw the Chef in the lobby as we were leaving and told him how good the steaks were. Very nice gentleman, thanked us for eating with them. Not our first time there and certainly won't be our last. Highly recommend for a special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary dinner at the Celestial; neither of us had ever been there. The view was fantastic, the steaks delicious, and the service everything we could hope for. Great dinner!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "the food and service were wonderful....the staff was very attentive to us."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "My husband and I went her for our first year anniversary and we enjoyed every bite. It was a perfect place to go, the food was delicious and the view was just wonderful. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We had an amazing first visit to the Celestial. The service and food were both great. The restaurant is very ornate, with most seats near a fantastic window view of Cincinnati. We were very nicely greeted and seated right away. Our server was attentive without being too much so, leaving us to enjoy dinner without feeling rushed. Both of us got filets and they were fantastically prepared and elegantly served. A very enjoyable evening out."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere was among the best I could ask for. The menu is simple, offering a good assortment of steak, seafood, and a couple of other options entre options that should be pleasing to any diner. Their wine list is quite sophisticated and caters more towards the somm. The atmosphere was cozy and quiet with a lot of character. The server was very knowledgeable knowing how to quietly see how we were doing. Though when we were seated we did wait a while before a glass of water even came, and there were a couple of other moments where he could have been more prompt. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I went there for prom, derive was great, beautiful view, food was awesome. Everything was just awesom"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I have lived in Cincinnati all of my life and I just found this place by searching for steak on Google maps. I am so glad I decided to take a chance. It has amazing views of Cincinnati and great food to go along. Very up scale atmosphere. Price is reasonable for this level of restaurant. Great staff. OpenTable made it very easy to make reservations and they were ready for us when we arrived. Great experience all the way around. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "My wife and I decided to check out the Celestial to celebrate her birthday. The view of the city was great, the ambience of the restaurant was very nice and relaxing. The waiter disappeared a time or two, but not for too extended periods of time. I read a couple other reviews from other patrons who complained of waiters not even coming around to refill water; this was definitely not the case for us. An additional waiter stopped by our table just to refill our glasses. Our main waiter was courteous and friendly. Our food was great. My wife got a special; a small steak, squash and zucchini and lentils, and I ordered shrimp and grits. We were both satisfied with our meals and our experience and plan on returning. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed this restaurant so much. It had been 24 yrs since we had been there. This was a special occasion of 45 yrs. anniversary and the waiter surprised us with a large plate with writing that said Happy Anniversary and chocolate cheesecake. View of the city beautiful. This was so special - food was excellent - thank you"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Easter brunch was delicious, the atmosphere was very relaxed, view was amazing! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014