Overlook Kitchen + Bar

4.3
88 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Overlook Kitchen + Bar at The Summit Hotel.
Indulge in handcrafted cocktails featuring the finest local ingredients in this trendy, casual environment.
Located on the fourth floor, Overlook Kitchen + Bar is your go-to for cocktails made with fresh, local ingredients and irresistible dishes featuring local, seasonal produce and artisan meats. Grab a seat at the bar or head to the 3,800 sq ft outdoor patio for cocktails and conversation alongside commanding views.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 88 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.3
ambience
4.1
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Drew
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We went for Valentines Day. The server was quite clueless. The filet was dry and the portions were small. The margarita was terrible. We didn't even drink it. The Cobb salad was kind of a joke for $10. We ordered after the table behind us, at one point the server asked them if they were ready for their check, they reminded him they haven't even eaten yet, he asked to take their order then, they said they already gave it to him, 10 min later he came back and told them he lost their order...this was after we ate and paid...they left without even getting to eat. No one even offered to hurry another order for them. On Valentines Day. The apology was weak...sad. We ate hear before. This experience and the food this was absolutely terrible. Bartender obviously had no clue.. Super expensive for what we received. Tough to think about coming back. It wasn't even crowded.

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ProfessorD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Short of staff and service was SLOW... I will give them another visit

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RachelS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service by all; server busser and manager! Food was really good and came out promptly. We are so pleased to have found such a great place so close to home! We will absolutely visit again very soon!

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Windog
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Hardly saw our server. Had to flag her down, she often looked away. 3 of 4 of us had luke warm food. I sent mine back. No coffee refills, no spoons for coffee, 1 packet of sugar in sugar bowl and waited a long time for more.

Must have been short staffed. Won’t be returning. Just not that great!

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ashleyc
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food was ok, Service was great ! Would go again for drinks for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service moved very slow - one server for the entire dining room. She was running from the.bar to the kitchen like crazy. The food was, unfortunately, underwhelming. Needed more seasoning and some of the items on our plates were either not prepared as requested or cold. Disappointed experience, but I do have to give the server and management credit for making an effort to make things right.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the prices were very reasonable. Hats off to the chef!

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vipNicoleL
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

It's bright and beautiful. The service was attentive, although a bit rushed. The food was subpar and not worth the value. I had a cob salad which was bland. The dressings tasted bottle-like, not made fresh. I'd return for a drink and the atmosphere but not to dine.

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lilpG
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a total shot in the dark surfing OpenTable but what a nice surprise. The Summit Hotel has a very chic/modern feel and was fun to walk through and the Overlook dining was just great. Our waitress, Melissa. was so helpful and is a great ambassador for the area. Look forward to a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The server seemed new and unsure of selections.
Lovely space and atmosphere!

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vipDrewAndRegina
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor patio but needs heaters. The charcuterie was super and so was the salmon.

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Barb
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food exceeded our expectations. It was really, really good. My husband had the chicken gumbo which he raves about. I had the salmon which was really delicious! We’ve been there twice, and the service level still needs improvement. Seating took longer than necessary. Our server was in a word—- terrible. The manager was bringing food out, and this helped.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Lights in the dining room were too bright.
Seemed rushed. Didn’t clear plates between courses and brought out food too soon.
Staff was friendly but needed to check on customers more than just when dropping the food.
Food was good! Highly recommend the salmon !

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vipRosemary
Cincinnati
71 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful venue. Would love to return especially during the warmer weather. Outstanding service and delicious meal!

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jck1080
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was cooked to our request perfectly. We enjoyed our evening out for the first time since the Virus closed the State down. This is the first time for us at this restaurant, we will be back.

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JacksonE
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We got there early - 5:45 pm and there was nobody there so we were concerned. But as time went by, it started to fill up. The service was good. We had to wait a bit longer than we like for our bill, but our server got busy. The food was very good along with a nice presentation. My husband got french fries with his meal and we both agree they were the best we ever tasted!!
Upon leaving, we met Eric the janitor and he was a delight - he was very proud of his workplace and took it upon himself to show us around :)
All in all, a very good experience!

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vipShell
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Well we hit the restaurant at an off time and our waiter was working extremely hard doing everything ...busing tables, creating drinks ,taking food orders ,bringing out food ...just very overworked. He had an excellent work ethic and he had a very big personality. Those are the positives . I had a Cosmo that seemed like it was mixed with tequila instead of vodka. The salad was interesting with watermelon but it wasn’t fresh enough. The meal was a turkey club and a burger that was was average . The french fries were extra crispy perhaps over fried. We truly disliked the donut dessert that seemed like pretzel bread filled with a layer of light peanut butter sauce sprinkled with sugar and topped with frozen bagged strawberries. The view was OK as you’re looking down onto busy streets. When they turned the lighting on as it got dark it was drawing bugs . The lighting was too bright like interrogation lights. They would be better on a dimmer but they did kindly turn them back off for us. It was probably a one time dinner experience as I don’t see us going back. The waiter was excellent and took the desert off of our bill. Thankfully he didn’t ask about the rest of the meal, only the dessert.

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KDWil
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Excellent view and ambiance. The food may be better when there isn't a pandemic?

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vipDrewAndRegina
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio with a wonderful view. My salmon was the best I’ve ever had,crispy on the outside and melt in your mouth inside. The Brussel sprouts were very flavorful. My husband had the club which he enjoyed very much. There was live entertainment also. Great experience. I highly recommend

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vipPlum2
Cincinnati
48 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a gem we just discovered. The view is good, the seating is casual and comfortable, the food is excellent, and we were served well. No complaints and we’ll definitely return.

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CherylZ
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been out much since the virus. We ate outside at an off hour. It was spectacular. The breeze, the food, the view, the service. Wanted to stay forever. Felt very safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a room at the Summit Hotel for my fiancé’s birthday. We had dinner and drinks on the patio at Overlook. It was fantastic! Our food arrived a bit cold but they were prompt to bring us a new, hotter plate. We had breakfast the next morning and everything was outstanding- the service, the atmosphere and the food! We will be coming back again soon.

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KelseyC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We wanted our meal staged and it came out all at once so once we were finished with our app our meal was cold.

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vippenguino
Cincinnati
44 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Bartender Mackenzie was great. She made good drinks and was very friendly:)
The pork wings were awesome:) and so was the steak. Price was good too. We would go back again.

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JoeR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Pretty place

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DeborahD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and service were outstanding however I will say that the price was higher than expected and a little more than what the environment justifies.

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Trixie
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I think Overlook at the Summit might be better if you can enjoy the outside patio, which on a cold December night was not possible. Food is OK. Service is OK. Why only OK? Because 4 times in the evening, we were told we could not order something on the food or drink menus because they were out of the ingredients to make it. 4 times. And we had to ask to have water glasses filled. And a lot of the food came out luke-warm. Most notably, a barely warm brie cheese that should have been hot and oozing. None of our group was enamored with the food... it was all simply OK. So, maybe when you can enjoy their large outdoor patio, it might be worth it. Or it's the only option if you are staying in the hotel.

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vipChris
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We chose your restaurant due to the band playing. Your staff told us 7 - 10pm for the music. Online said 8pm, I called and questioned restaurant staff and they said band was starting earlier at 7pm. We booked a 6pm reservation based on that. Turns out band didn't start until 8pm. Our appetizer came after entrees were served after asking where it was. Food was just OK, not really. Atmosphere feels like a brightly lighted cafeteria. Upcharge for a teeny tiny little salad was 2 bucks versus chips/potato. Fish tacos were like an appetizer in size. No silverware on the table, we got that ourselves from another table. Didn't feel like waiting an hour for the music to start so we left and will never be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Slow service; not well trained in customary aspects of service; inattentive too often

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service was absolutely terrible!!!! Very very slow and unfriendly. Food was okay but not worth your time. I will not be returning.

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viplindak
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was very good (once it came). Our server was very nice, but he was new and it showed. The service was slow and the staff seemed very disorganized.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed the food and it was nice being outside but the view was limited where we were seated. Great staff and nice music that evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ultimate experience of a great Birthday evening! Our server, Melissa, was outstanding. We originally planned to eat outside but it started raining. She was so helpful moving us inside and her overall service was superb. The ambiance was amazing, service was awesome, and food was outstanding. My 46th Burt Celebration was one we won’t soon forget!

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vipJustinG
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was horrible, non-attentive, slow.

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vipPushkins14
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice bar in new hotel. Food was just OK. They had a small band playing in the bar, and they were great.

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greekslovingoodfood
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The view is great. Service was sub-par. Food not as decribed... prawns should not mean tiny shrimp. Could be an awesome place with better customer service and attention to detail.

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vipseasoned
Cincinnati
49 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique place with nice outdoor patio. Mia was an excellent server. Apps are good.

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SonyaD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

There seemed to be very new staff that were not very knowledgeable about to he menu, and provided elementary service. This was a huge contrast from my last experience. I was disappointed and my guest was very aggravated. All new staff should get some extra training.

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vipDiner
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Having reservations was useless. Seemed like the best way to get a table was to go in and sit down. They were very busy and seemed very disorganized. After a half-hour wait, once seated, service was lightening fast. Food came out in a heartbeat (we did order burgers on burger-night). Food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We went during burger week, and they were woefully unprepared. 30 minutes behind on our reservation. Our waters and other drinks came after our food arrived. The burger was fine. Pretzels and beer cheese were delicious. My side salad was wilted and inedible. My daughter's pasta was not fully cooked. Sent back and came back still undercooked. Overall unimpressed.

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You can order delivery directly from Overlook Kitchen + Bar using the Order Online button. Overlook Kitchen + Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 527-9906.

Overlook Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.