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The Celestial Steakhouse
The Celestial Steakhouse

The Celestial Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://thecelestial.com
  • Email: thecelestialgm@fuse.net
  • 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
  • "Great mood, great atmosphere, and great food. The service was fantastic from the moment we entered, and after telling the restaurant that it was our anniversary through the comments on opentable, they gave us a personalized dessert with writing without me even asking. Fantastic view of the city and the river. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Salmon was excellent; lovely charred crust but moist. Disappointed in the oysters rockefellar; they were good but seemed prepared too far in advance and were not warm enough. Excellent lobster bisque. Steaks were divine. The had a wonderful choice of wines and champagnes. Beer list was underwhelming. Waiter was friendly and knowledgable. Loves the 3 piece band. Made for a very warm atmosphere; albeit old fashioned. Of course, the view was gorgeous! P.S. They need to clean the peaks and windows. And, they need to cater to the younger crowd and give the place an update but still keep the style. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "It a great place to go. You don't have to dress up, just wear something casual. We had a drink at the bar before we moved to our table, the whole time the service was amazing. The food was delicious, totally worth it. I totally recommend this place, We had an amazing experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We don't have a single complaint about the Celestial. The food, service and atmosphere were terrific. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. Our courses were perfectly timed, and everything...the salmon, short ribs, steak were delicious. We will return and next time it won't be 15 (gasp!!!) years in between visits!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My wife and I have been going to the Celestial for several years now for our special anniversary dinner. We love the food selection, wine list and the outstanding service. The view is unbelievable. The service is exceptional, and the food is always prepared just the way we asked it to be. My wife had the lobster tails and I had the surf and turf with a 16oz ribeye and shrimp. Fantastic!!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We had a table for six with a great view. It was so nice to be able to talk without all the extraneous noise that is so common in restaurants today. Very happy with the wine selection."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My husband and I brought my parents here for their bday. They LOVED it and so did we!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Celectrial is a restaurant that has been a Cincinnati icon for years. Our party had not been there in years and found the facility to be much as remebered. Asked for a table by the window only to be seated a row back even though the restanrant was only half full on a Saturday evening. Food was good but not great. Potatoes were dry. Learned from a patron of a local bar who frequents Celestrial that food qaulity had declined dramatically, but is now on the way up again. I would agree with that assessment. Given the number of other high end restaraunts with which Celestial must compete, they need to step up their game to be competitve."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Okay the view is inspiring but the food was excellent the pacing perfect the atmosphere was romantic and the preparation superb. Not cheap by any means. ...plan on 200 plus if you order a bottle of wine but worth every penny."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in Cincinnati in terms of food service ambience and view"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The view, the noise level were very much to our liking. The food was good, the steak, however is much too highly seasoned with a spicy rub - this should be noted on the menu, as then one could order it without any rub or spices. My friend's onion rings were super; the salad was very good. Overall, a good restaurant with a great view and quiet enough to have a good conversation - which is one of the reasons one goes out to eat with friends!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great view, romantic setting, fine service and good food. Worth the trip and the money."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were treated to a private room with a spectacular view. The server went out of his way to make the evening special. The food was spectacular and the birthday girl was treated to a special cake with a special message! I rarely go out to dinner, preferring to eat at home. When I do go out, I want the best experience. This lived up to its reputation!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Sorry Jeff Ruby. My steak at the Celestial was better than the one I had at your restaurant a few months ago."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Absolutely great food, service and view. Tough to beat in the Tri-State area."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was my first time dining here and I will be back sometime in the near future. The service was absolutely wonderful. I felt well taken care of and offered a wide variety of things from the menu to the bar options. The food was fresh and delicious. The view was absolutely breathtaking. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The waiter brought a piece of chocolate cake with a plate that had happy 60th birthday script..in raspberry filling...very thoughtful...I got to blow out a candle... Made a wish... And will return... Very romantic nugget watching the sun set ...with my beautiful wife... Somewhat expensive ... But a wonderful evening"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was decent, but not worth the price. I'm sure that at one point this was a very nice and fancy hot spot, but is now out-dated and over priced for the overall experience. The wait staff was great though."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "There were a few negatives with this visit to the Celestial: 1. Not a single beer on tap. In this day and age, many folks like to enjoy local craft beers. Not possible at Celestial. 2. The waiter indicated there was an up charge to swap out potato's for a vegetable. In the great scheme of things, not a big deal, but why make it a hassle? 3. The place was dead and had a very stale feeling. 4. Had a very nice bottle of wine ($110). The waiter never once filled our glasses."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our family wanted to be together for a celebratory event at a lovely place with excellent food, wines and ambiance that lent itself to conversation. We wanted to talk to each other; not be talked to by intrusive televisions or music. The Celestial is the perfect place. Every table has a breath-taking view of the City. We arrived at 7 p.m. just as a the lights of the city below were coming on. Parking is not a problem. This is a restaurant that knows how to treat its guests. A professional staff that would rival any in town, or New York. The menu is modern, following trends such as beet salad and grits and shrimp. Both of which were delicious. As were the steaks and seafood choices. A wonderful experience."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Overall, we had a pleasant evening and enjoyed dinner. The view of the city is beautiful."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "the celestial is a Cincinnati icon, the best view, great food and unequaled service. the lounge is very intimate with any lavish outlandishness. I would suggest and update is appropriate as the furnishings are a bit outdated, but its still very much a hig class place."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We were engaged here and returned after many years to celebrate or anniversary. We should come back more often and intend to do so."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Service was a little slow, but worth the wait. Steak was every bit as good as the Precinct; which is the standard all must rise to. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The steaks were perfection but the side dishes were just okay. The service was spot on and you can't find a better view of the city. It's so dark, though. We couldn't see how the steaks were cooked (luckily they were perfect). We had to use the light from a cell phone to sign the bill. Great value for the money."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Go for the view of Cincy and Kentucky. staff is undertrained. Menu is a throwback to the 1950's. Food is okay. Drinks are weak pours. Do not go if you do not have a window table."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "It was my husbands first time at the Celestrial Steakhouse. He was so happy with the whole experience. He said that now we have a spot for all special occasions. I knew he would love it. I have never had a bad experience while dining there. The service was exceptional!!! I am so happy that I decided to take him there for his birthday. I wanted a birthday he would never forget and that's what I got!!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "While the staff were outstanding and the service very good the restaurant needs new carpet and a good old fashioned cleaning. The food was better than average, although my steak was poorly cooked and had an odd taste. Other than that I thought it was an enjoyable evening with a great view of the city, a friendly efficient staff and a fine evening."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Victor gave us excellent service on our most recent visit. We were celebrating a special birthday for a family member. Food was outstanding as usual. Love to have an after dinner drink in the bar and dance away a little of the fabulous dessert!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Dining at The Celestial will help make your night great. Food was great, wine list has a wonderful selection and the service was fantastic. Only downfall we encountered was our request for a table with a view was not entirely met, we were hoping for a window table ."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Excellant food - the filet mignon was cooked to perfection. Had booked reservation in advance and had hoped for a window table, next time will be sure to request one on check in."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Wife and I went for her birthday, Highly Recommend it for anyone. Servers did an awesome job. Very quiet, very romantic setting. AND THE FOOD....Delicious. My wife had the steak and it was amazing!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great place to sit and have a quiet dinner, excellent service and location is perfect. Love Mt. Adams and this is definitely a great place to have a Romantic Dinner. Dave"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed a romantic dinner with a great view at Celestial. Here's the positive.. We were attended to appropriately and never felt rushed. The appetizers were delicious. We had crab cakes and lobster bisque. Dessert was delicious as well. Creme brûlée and the chocolate cake were both made just the way we love. My side item of mashed sweet potatoes were full of creamy flavor. ....The not so positives....both of our filets were overcooked. I ordered med that was more like med well and my husband ordered medium well that was very well done covered in char. One thing that the restaurant could not help was the volume of the conversation the men next to us carried out in their conversation completely about the stock market and politics."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food not good. Waiter goty order incorrect and I ended up paying double for my entree and lobster was watery. I will not be Hoing back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was good but better was expected for the price. Fish dish not average. Steak was good but undercooked (I ordered medium, and it came rare). Very nice lounge but service in the lounge was sporadic. Menu selection on the weekend was limited to 3 choices for the entrre."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were there after Cincinnati received a record snowfall on St. Valentine's Day, which caused a 50% no-show for that special dinner. Our menu was the St. Valentine's prix fixe so I do not know what their normal menu looks like. The wine cellar has a wide selection and the food was prepared to perfection."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I booked the reservation for The Celestial more than a month in advance knowing that Valentine's Day is a busy time for restaurants. The view was spectacular and the wait staff was very accommodating. The steak was very well prepared and I enjoyed it. Unfortunately, the rest of the meal was not so good. The menu was limited since it was Valentine's Day and I recognize that was not The Celestial's fault. Most restaurants have a limited menu on holidays. However, the appetizers were warm (Oysters Rockefeller) and so were the desserts (Cheesecake). The chairs were very uncomfortable and were a little under-upholstered. The price of the banquet-style meal was $170 with tip. It was worth $70."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was good, but not great. The price is high for the quality and experience. Reinforcing this was we were surprised to find a fixed price menu. Further, the 3 course steak dinner (which was good) was the same price as the chicken, which doesn’t make sense. Not on the menu was their lobster bisque which has a strong reputation. All in all, there are too many other great Cincinnati restaurants for this price point. Sorry to say we won't be back unless there is a real need for the view."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First time at Celestial and I have seen some of the bad reviews, but me and my wife decided to give Celestial a chance anyway. Everything was perfect!! We didn't have to wait long to be seated, our server was great, the 3 course meal was excellent!! I have had steak at a number of high rated resturants and the steak was outstanding (I'm very picky about steak). Me and my wife will be returning to Celestial soon."
    Dined on 2/15/2014