Sacred Beast Diner

4.6
192 reviews
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Modern diner & bar in the heart of Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati.
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What 192 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While it was a bit pricy, our experience was great. Had a great server, fantastic food, and well-made cocktails. We will definitely be back!

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n
New England
62 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast and Brunch were amazing! Perfectly cooked and we both loved our meals. Will definitely come back when I am in Cincinnati!

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BM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff was very welcoming and did an amazing job overall! I tried a burger with the Gluten Free hash brown, burger itself was awesome. However I’m not a fan of the hash brown, but otherwise it was a great experience!

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A
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was absolutely outstanding! You could tell that they had a passion for food! Wonderful! Only complaint was that the level music wise was a bit too loud as you had trouble hearing the person sitting across from you.

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W
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Eclectic mix of foods but it works! Loved the music they were playing.

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go to the Sacred Beast Diner to enjoy well prepared modern comfort food. Do not miss the Matzah Ball soup!

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WL
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to have a casual dinner. Service could have been a little sharper, but overall great dinner.

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SF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon was incredible! Server was great. Will be back!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing meal. Try the “Volcano” burger. A plate of protein!

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SN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice service. Nice location and a low noise level. 10/10.

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KH
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good expense. The food is good and service is great. One of my go to spots for a nice meal

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K
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is great. Food was a bit spicy but still good. Price for drinks are overpriced sadly. That diminishes the value rating that I gave.

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JP
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We loved our server Greg! Good food, great service! Ambiance was nice but way too bright with the large lights all around. We’ll be back to try breakfast foods next time.

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OT
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Server was having a bad day. Brought us wrong drinks. Forgot our drinks. Forgot our order of fries. He was nice and wanted to offer dessert.

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JB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was mediocre at best, my drink was empty for the majority of the meal and though our waiter was nice, was very inattentive to our rather basic needs. The food was okay at best and the overly expensive price for the mediocre food will definitely not be leading me back there anytime soon. I was rather disappointed because of all the good things I’d heard about the restaurant. If there is a next time, i hope they fix there waiting system.

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SK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night, wonderful food and fabulous martini. This is what we have come to expect.
Sandy

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LM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried Sacred Beast for lunch on Valentines Day. 4 girlfriends went for fun lunch. We all had amazing meals. Highlights (worth coming back for): deviled eggs, goetta, home fries, cheese gravy (those 2 words should stay together). Excellent all the way around. We all loved it! 4x WIN!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fantastic all the way around - best value in OTR.

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WS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Receptionist was ready with our table as we arrived right on time. The waiter was very helpful with the menu as it was our first visit to this restaurant. The food was was delicious and the drink menu was great. They have several very unique recipes for both food and drinks. Definitely will be back maybe for dinner this time.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday lunch

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KO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was awesome and so was the service. A bit pricey but food was great.

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DK
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from the bartender through to our waitress. Loved the music as well. The food was also excellent

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MA
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I wish "maybe" was an option as to whether I'd recommend to a friend. I liked my meal (quinoa power bowl with chicken), but I thought the other meals looked a little paltry. It's definitely an a la carte place, but the prices seem high for that. And I have to say, I've never seen a smaller wine pour! I might try it again and see if it's any better. It's kind of far down on my list at this point.

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B
Cincinnati
196 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The first time we came here I wasn’t very impressed. But since Polly Campbell voted Sacred Beast her favorite new restaurant of 2018, I decided to give it another try. Glad I did.

The chicken schnitzel and potatoes was terrific. My guest had the diner breakfast and very much enjoyed the creamy scrambled eggs.

Service was very efficient.

Background music is eclectic.

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TD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On the basis of two business lunches and one family dinner I can attest to consistently excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Menu is awesome - all my favorites!

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AP
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

great entrees
but the salads really need some work-both were bad and tried by all at the table

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KT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our party of six tried Sacred Beast before a show at the Cincinnati Shakespeare theater. Love the decor of the restaurant and the menu is unique with lots of great comfort food choices. Several in our party had the schnitzel and loved it. Thought the shrimp cocktail price was a little hefty but otherwise everything seemed to be priced fairly. Service was nice but a little slow at the start. Would definitely come back for a second try.

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

Great brunch, their hash browns were amazing and so was the geotta.

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SP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The music was an odd playlist that didn’t seem to compliment the atmosphere but other than that we plan to attend again.

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G
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday but they don’t do anything special for
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But the food was good and the people super nice so we will go there again

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Unique and different. Nice wait staff. Bright lights.

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FM
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time dining and we LOVED it! Our server Gabriel was awesome, and every staff person we encountered was friendly and courteous. Everything on the menu sounded delicious and what we ordered, from start to finish, was perfectly prepared and incredibly tasty. We will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast was amazing!!

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NL
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun sheek atmosphere. Good drinks. Good food. A bit pricy but fun place. Will return for special occasion

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second experience at Sacred Beast - each time has been very good! Make a reservation if you can. The food is extraordinarily good for the prices. Great drinks offering, too!

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CM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great experience. The food was great. I would highly recommend Sacred Beast!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service, decent food but a little overpriced!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Shaved vegetable salad was not very good. All other items we had were tasty and different

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B
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit to Sacred Beast and I was impressed. The service was outstanding and the food was wonderfully delicious. I had a difficut time deciding what to order because of the variety of options. The restaurant was sleek and modern, but also had warm and cozy feel. Great experience!

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