FIRE at RiverCenter

4.2
125 reviews
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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

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 22, 2018

Ends: December 23, 2117

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

What 125 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and the service was top rate

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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...

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GE
Cincinnati
16 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

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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

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OT
Louisville
3 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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JB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends get together

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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.

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

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

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OT
Cincinnati
17 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.

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

It was good

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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👍

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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L
Charleston
56 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

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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.

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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

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JR
Cincinnati
42 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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RM
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Overall terrible experience. I’ve eaten ate diners that had more ambience.
Our waitress had no idea of meal preparations. I felt like I was in a “line up” with a spot light shining on me through entire dinner. I even complained to the manager and it was never addressed.
I eat at many nice restaurants.... wouldn’t recommend Fire to anyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Overall experience was nice for a date night. Service was great, the food was alright nothing outstanding but very good nonetheless.

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MA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our first visit to Fire. We will be back!

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CC
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed Fire and the Lemoncello cakee is awesome.

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CW
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ate dinner there before heading to Southgate. Took recommendations from server and were not disappointed. Their pork belly appetizer was outstanding and we couldn't leave a single bit of the coleslaw on the plate. My husband had the fried chicken and I had the short ribs - both wonderful.

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good was decent. Nothing spectacular. Way over priced. Bar was empty and the bartender never asked our group of 8 if we needed a drink. Ever.

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MZ
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Not bad, but some of the dishes lacked depth of flavor. The dishes were presented well, but came off a bit bland. It wasn’t bad... but not exceptional. Service was excellent and the staff was friendly and attentive. I will return to see if there is some improvement on the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

The venue was charming from the outside, but the appeal from the outside did not last long. First, it was cold inside Fire because the door was propped open in 40 degree weather. Once the door was closed, it eventually warmed up. Second, the lighting inside the restaurant was extremely bright. It was lit like we were in a basketball gym. The waiter dimmed the lights, but the lights started flickering due to a wiring issue. Lastly and most important, there was a hair in my food. Although the manager removed the item from my bill, I will probably never eat at this establishment again.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday dinner at FIRE. I enjoyed every bit. The staff was friendly and professional, and the food was delicious! I will definitely return.

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AL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group and tried many of the new menu items. Everything was excellent especially the fried chicken, short ribs, and pork chop.

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c
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed the atmosphere. The appetizer was good (poutine) and my husband's grilled cheese was excellent, but the fish came out heavily breaded and dark, but was not crispy all the way through. Could not eat any of the breading at all, but the cod inside was ok. Disappointing. It was our first time and we will return, but will not order the fish again.

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