FIRE at RiverCenter

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
FIRE at RiverCenter delivers a new take on American Fare. It's the perfect place to unwind with friends over fine spirits and delicious food.

Specials

$10 Burger and Beer!

Choose from our Umami Burger or our ALL American Burger and any 23oz draft beer for just $10

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 22, 2018

Ends: December 23, 2117

Availability: Mon 4:00PM-10:00PM

What 136 People Are Saying
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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

We had reservations after reading reviews but we went ahead anyways because it was close to our hotel. We decided to dip our toes to test the waters before diving straight in, we ordered two appetizers one crabcake and one lobster bisque. The crabcake was undercooked and mushy the lobster bisque was like a watery tomato soup at best. We however went to a pizza place nearby called The Gruff and we had an outstanding experience and decided to go there one more night while we were in town.

f
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Katie the hostess was fabulous! Found us a table for 10 on a Sat. night. She's super! Food was pretty good, but would not recommend pork belly appetizer.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was just good but not great. The batter on the fish and chips could have been much more crunchy. We had a annoying fly circling the table we sat at which was inside

JN
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not very busy but the food came out room temperature and fries were cold within 3 minutes of getting them. Waited 15 minutes for our check and never got offered a refill when Pepsi was gone 15 minutes into being there. Food was alright for being cold but won’t be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner— great food and very friendly service!

J
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall it was just okay. The service wasn’t fast and we had to go up to the manager to ask for our check.

AB
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, we’ll go more often

EP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Loved sitting outside. Jordan was great with our group!

TE
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time , the staff was amazing. Also the food was delicious!!

MS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were both great! We enjoyed our meal on the deck. Having never been there before, we were hoping for a view of the river from the deck, but this deck is on the opposite side of the building.

JG
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a table of 10 and were able to sit in a private room which was nice, quiet and quite cozy. It felt like our waitress was there just for us. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and the service was top rate

MP
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst experience I have ever had in life! My friend had a bug in her drink, sent back and guess what the bug was still there. When we asked the restaurant the excuse.... they strained it...

H
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We greeted warmly and seated timely. Prompt service upon arrival at table and overall timing pace of service was very good. Food was excellent - crab cakes for one meal, sea bass with lobster sauce for other. Honey creme brulee was very good. A very enjoyable evening and a good value for the price. Recommend highly

T
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding, owner came over multiple times to check on us.
Food was good, however my steak was not seasoned as ordered and it was overcooked.
Overall it seems like this was a one-off as the rest of the food was excellent. If I came back to this area I would definetly give them another try

OT
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent. Service was only fair. Seemed disorganized. Dining space was slightly cramped. Noise level was high. Really no need for reservations.

AT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice quiet place to have a family meal. We went for Father's Day, and my dad left happy. That's what mattered to me.

F
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating an anniversary. We all commented how great the food was, especially the crab cakes. We had hoped for outdoor seating but the rain forced us in and it all went fine.

KH
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time and really enjoyed it. Sat outside on a Friday night and the guitar player was great. We ordered the grilled cheese and pork chop and both were great. Enjoyed a bottle of wine together. Nice experience and place, will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The service was not good. Our server never came by to check on us. One of our meals was not put in and was delayed quite a bit from the rest of the food. The steak was very good, the rest of the food left something to be desired.

M
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was very pretty, but the food menu is small and so are the portions for the prices! The drink menus goes on for days, So unless you want to go have a drink in a restaurant that looks upscale I wouldn’t recommend eating there!

AM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing, our waiter was awesome! It was just a little crowded so be careful with the time you go if that’s not your thing.

I also appreciated all of the time the manager spent making sure our food was okay and we felt welcome. Great service all around, even with the crowd.

JB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends get together

H
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The dinner I had was the fish and chips. The fish and fries was good. I did not care for the slay that came with it. The atmosphere was quiet and we had great service.

SS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Try the lobster corn chowder! Service was great. Food delicious.

OT
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

First time at Fire. Brought group of 14. Food took 40 minutes to prepare. Server did not ask how it was or offer to take additional drink orders. I flagged another server 15 minutes later to tell them my "grilled" salmon was raw inside. Ordered soup to replace my dinner, since we didn't have time to wait for another dinner to be prepared.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It was good

JB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was wonderful! We enjoyed our dinner very much! Our lady server was excellent! We will return👍

QK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed celebrating our daughters 16th birthday 🎁 in a private area. Food was delicious

MM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

FIRE appears quite upscale upon entering; however, with the layout stretched out over a long wide area (the bar is on the left and dining on the right), it almost felt like dining in a railroad car. On our visit, they were not even half full, yet the service was painfully slow. Our server was professional and polite, apologizing for the delay in getting our meals. Overall, we felt the value for what we got here was fairly poor.

d
Cincinnati
75 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Holly was our server. She informed us of the specials and made recommendations based upon my two choices. The strip steak was well flavored as was the salmon. Overall, I recommend FIRE River Center.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere! Our waitress (Dina) was excellent!!
Food was great.

EE
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointing. Met some friends here before going to see Trevor Noah. After reading reviews on the internet I was looking forward to some GOOD food. It was cold Friday night. The restaurant was empty.
There were more workers than customers. We order a variety of things from menu, 6 appetizers and 2 entrees. We waited for drinks and food an unreasonable amount time considering there was no one there. The food arrived luke warm, the avocado toast was un edible, asked for a side risotto received a side of rice The whole experience was just BLAH. There are variety of restaurants in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, go some where else.

SP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was delayed, food was cold- maybe because it was NYE, but still, I won’t be back.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New Years Eve Dinner. We were there last year and decided to try it again. I would highly recommend it for any occasion.

s
New England
35 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal. Our server Holly, was awesome. Will definitely come back next time I’m in town.

L
Charleston
57 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six of us dined the other night for a family holiday dinner.
The whole experience was delightful. Food, service, ambience all excellent. Convenient parking around the corner.
We highly recommend Fire

DS
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and the service outstanding! Definitely a restaurant to attend repeatedly. Menu is updated on a regular basis.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really excellent food. One of the best restaurants where we have been eatening in Cincinnati area

JR
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The short ribs were outstanding, melt-in-you-mouth comfort food goodness. The specialty cocktails are hard to resist so I had their version of Sangria. It was both the cheery taste of wine made rich and bold by the fruit and brandy. Yum.
It wasn't very busy on the Thursday evening we were there. It might get noisy if there were more full tables on a weekend. We'll try it and find out.

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