The City Square Steakhouse
The City Square Steakhouse

The City Square Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.citysquaresteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (330) 262-2489
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday 4:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Michael Mariola
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Party Description: Our private dining room can accommodate up to 35 guests seated for dinner or up to 45 guests standing for cocktails and hors d' oeuvres. Featuring a beautiful fireplace, private patio access, as well as a hidden flat-screen TV, the private dining room is a perfect space for an elegant social gathering, professional business presentation or to watch the big game. Please call for additional information.
  • Private Party Contact: Mark Amodeo 330-262-2489
  • Entertainment: Join us for complimentary live music every Wednesday night. The performances can be enjoyed under the stars on our spacious patio during the summer months, or in front of the fireplace in one of our warm, cozy dining rooms throughout the rest of the year.
  • Special Events: Early & Late Happy Hour Daily. 4:30-6pm & 9-10pm. Specials include $4 bar appetizers, $3 bottled beer, $4 draft beer, $5 wines by the glass, $6 select martinis!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Liberty
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Description: After 6pm, guests may park in the lot behind (East of) The City Square Steakhouse. Wheelchair access and entry for those parking behind the building is available through the patio entrance (located on the south side of the building). There is also plenty of free street parking on Market, South, and Liberty Streets.
A word from The City Square Steakhouse
Located in the heart of beautiful, historic downtown Wooster, The City Square Steakhouse is a fine-casual restaurant recognized for its excellence in food, service and atmosphere. Preparing hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood, as well as homemade pastas, sides and desserts, The City Square Steakhouse is committed to remaining the highest quality steakhouse in the region. Guests are sure to savor a truly exceptional experience, whether you choose to dine in one of the meticulously restored dining rooms, intimate outdoor patio or sophisticated bar area. We'd love to take fabulous care of you.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The City Square Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (66)neighborhood gem (60)romantic (42)fit for foodies (35)great for outdoor dining (30)good for groups (27)notable wine list (22)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (5)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Delightful Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    We recently had an opportunity to visit Wooster Ohio and stumbled upon the City Square Steakhouse in the historic downtown. The food, service, ambiance rivaled anything we have in our much larger hometown of Cincinnati. We can't wait to return in better weTher to enjoy the outdoor dining & music.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll Be Back Again!
    GoCarbGirl
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We have been in town several times now and have eaten a great meal at City Square each time. The service and consistency of yummy food will bring us back again the next time we are town to see our College of Wooster son!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar menu
    Jordannickole22
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I noticed after we asked for the "bar menu" our service from our waitress decreased drastically. We had to ask for her to bring our drinks out because she "forgot". She also NEVER came back to check on us and fill our drinks, see how our food was, or even ask if we needed anything. We had to ask another worker to get our bill. So keep in mind, if you're asking for the "bar menu" you won't get treated as someone who is ordering off of the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak in Wooster...and beyond
    Qback5
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This place is right up there with the famous chains in terms of quality of their steak...and they are a local joint, which is bonus points.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cowparent
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great restaurant. From the wine selection to the dessert everything was amazing. Our waiter was very attentive and made us feel like we were his only table. Went there to celebrate our son's solo recital. Our waiter heard us mention how next week was our daughter's birthday and before you knew it a birthday sundae was brought out for her. Our steaks were all cooked to perfection. can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service
    SouthernLady
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Celebrating a birthday, and everything was excellent. The service was fantastic, and each dish that was tried was excellent. Very good selection and the desserts we tried were over the top. Wide variety of beer and wine and excellent specialty dessert martinis!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • College student says YES!!!
    MadLibChick
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great find in the small town of Wooster OH. Perfect for taking out your college student for a nice break from college food...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A perfect dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Love The City Square Steakhouse. When we moved from Wooster 14 years ago this wonderful Restaurant was not there so what a pleasant surprise when moving back to "Our Roots" to find this little gem in beautiful downtown Wooster. My husband and I have enjoyed several meals with friends and always take our out of town visitors to the Steakhouse for a meal which will not be disappointing. They all depart from Wooster happy we shared our little gem in beautiful Wooster, Ohio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service?
    OSUFan
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    My family of three had ordered 2 burgers, and one salad. We had to wait over fifty minutes just for these simple meals. I know the restaurant had many customers, but waiting nearly an hour just for burgers seemed a bit ridiculous to me.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Spot
    Diner7
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had been wanting to try this place for a long time. The three of us enjoyed all the food including: seafood bisque (amazing with a little kick of spice), filet medallions (cooked perfectly) and mahi mahi (very good). I wish we would have had room for dessert, but we were too full. Expresso martini was perfect, not too sweet. They have a room surrounded by glass windows, so it feels like you're sitting outside but you keep the warmth of indoors. They also have a nice fireplace. Our server was very good, but cannot remember his name (sorry!). Will definitely be back again, even though we had to drive 40 minutes to get there, it was worth the drive. Nice location in downtown Wooster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Jbird2319
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Everything was wonderful! Service, drinks, dinner, ambience! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steaks
    Larry
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    City Square prepares wonderful steaks and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mick
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Service was very lacking. My steak was bland and not medium well as ordered. Waitress was nowhere to be found. 5 minutes later I was finally able to flag her down. She had them put the same steak back on the grill. When she brought the same steak back it was cooked to order but I thought they should have offered me a whole new steak. Nothing was offered for my inconvenience. Unfortunatley our experience here did not meet our expectations.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Live an hour plus away and have never been disappointed. Always order the fillet and is cooked to perfection. Great atmosphere, great food and service. Visit for special occasions and have never been disappointed. Our neighbors are from Virginia and when they come up we always stop in. Had my parents 50th wedding celebration and it was great. You helped arrange the cake and the bubbly We love your place! Blaine
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for nice meal
    KooK
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was our first time at City Square and we really enjoyed it. Food and service were really good. One of our steaks was not properly cooked (Medium Well instead of Medium) and they offered to take it off our bill or remake it so that was very generous and appreciative. Perhaps a little on the pricey side but for a special occasion or date night out its a great place to try!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Catching up
    gater
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Dinner and service were perfect! The atmosphere was wonderful for visiting with a dear friend that I hadn't seen for a very long time...we never felt rushed, which was much appreciated!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    LMT87
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    So far, we have been here twice. Love, love, love the food. We have gotten steak both times and it has been absolutely delicious. It's a little pricey, but well worth it if you are a steak person.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Possibly a bit over-rated
    HolmesCtyRes
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Spouse and I went for anniversary - Both got steak and both ordered medium well. It seems this area of Ohio when you say medium well it comes out a nice hot pink on the inside but not here. Medium Well was more like "Well Done" My Oscar was still very tender and delicious but the wife's center cut Filet was over done and lacking flavor. It was extremely busy the night we went, and atmosphere was good enough along with the rest of our dinner we will give them another chance. Most likely next time we will order medium and see if the steaks come out "Mooing" or are just right. I hope our second experience will be much better, because they will not get a third chance. On this trip, I would have to rate a North-end chain restaurant higher.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    BobJ
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Dine there many times, never had a bad experience. Excellent and attentive staff. Greeted every time by first name... staff remembers my name which I believe I important. Never had a bad meal or experience. I have recommended this restaurant to many people. Thank you,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the best Wooster has to offer
    IluvwineVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is the best Wooster has. Great food, friendly staff. Great drinks. Food always cooked perfect. Our waiter was Scott he did an excellent job. Jackie, Jamie and Melissa are great bartenders make the best drinks. The manger Mark is asked ready to help and take care of issues. My wife and I will confine to frequent this place. I wish it was open Sunday!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night Go-to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is always the first place I check to reserve a date night table. We are both vegetarian, and it would be nice if they had more food options, but the options they have are really good-the mushroom ravioli and veggie burgers- so we come back often. Considering it IS a steakhouse, they accommodate vegetarians well! We love the food and atmosphere, there will be many dates here to come and we recommend to everyone with a special occasion coming up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two suggestions
    maxreggiespencer
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    1-add more dessert selections. 2-add a few mote chicken or vegetarian selections
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wooster treasure
    Bucks1723
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Took my wife there for her birthday and she was very pleased.......the food, service, and atmosphere was outstanding. This place is a Wooster treasure....would highly reccommend to all my friends, family, and co-workers
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Best steak and wine we have ever enjoyed! We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • COOKIE
    COOKIE4595
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    What a dining experience! thought this food would be on top ..WRONG !!! all 4 dinners were terrible.. first presentation when delivered I looked at it like OMG Salmon dry ,Baked potatoe looked like it was days old taste the same,,Strip Steak very small large side of grizzle no flavor..Filet Oscar fat and large grizzle like down the center, Caesar Dressing on salad was sour didn't taste like Caesar , Ranch dressing tasted watered down, Porkchop dinner was ok that's all can be said about that water glasses never filled. In my travels I have eaten in many FIVE STAR RESTAURANTS BELIEVE ME THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM.. WILL NOT BE BACK !!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • favorite
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Nearly always a great experience - Ari is one of the best servers! They are all good and well trained.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    One of our favorite places for dinner... Such a treat that it is local, too!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great dining experience. Will go back when we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Engagements
    EinsteinOfBovine
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This is a real gem in the Wooster downtown area. Food is always excellent and service is wonderful. I travel a lot across the United States and the steaks here can compete with any large restaurant. I do appricate the opportunity to give feed back on this review, plus the short nature of this form.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    ib12
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have eaten here a few times and so far the food has always been excellent. The service is great and the staff are very friendly. Would highly recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    GoCarbGirl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    From start to finish, we enjoyed the entire experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always outstanding
    1953speaks
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Been there many times, intend to return many more. Always outstanding sums it up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wooster, OH's Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We live 30 miles away but meet friends and eat here several times per year. This meal was the best ever. Everyone's food was prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • group of four friends
    4happygourmets
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    First visit was a great success. Four of us each ordered different steaks on the menu. Each steak was grilled to perfection. Side dishes were excellent and varied. Service was attentive, but only as needed so that we were able to have quiet conversation. We are sure we will return as soon as we can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    BK2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have now been here 2 times. First time was less than a month ago for our ten year anniversary. This time was just for dinner. Both times the food has been amazing and the service is impeccable! It is pricey but worth every penny. Would recommend to everyone especially for a special date night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was incredible
    NY4dinner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was possibly the best meal I have ever had in a restaurant, steak was out if this world flavor and tenderness, apple bourbon pork chops are to die for!! Fantastic meal!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diner's delight
    azjm
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Have been going here for years. Always at the top regarding atmosphere, service, and menu. A city type high class restaurant in a small town arena
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 69 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 647 reviews are from the The City Square Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Great Steak - Exceeded Expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I am consider myself a steak "expert". I was not disappointed. Not much more needs to be said. It's a great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We always enjoy a special dinner out at The CSSH. I usually have no complaints -- only praise for the whole experience - service, ambience, and food. The other night it was so noisy we had to shout just to converse, and repeat almost everything we said. THe food was still excellent and service was very good until the end of the evening: a waiter came to take plates too soon and one of us was obviously still eating. He soon came back and asked if she was still eating, and she said yes. He soon came back AGAIN so she stuffed a bite in and gave up on the rest of her meal, to stop feeling pestered and guilty. That's ridiculous! If a person SAYS she is still eating, then WAIT UNTIL SHE HAS FINISHED before you hawk around for plates!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gather with Friends
    justme
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    A great place to go for a group or for a special nite. Always a new, creative choice. My husband, tho, just wants one of their steaks!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.