Sacred Beast Diner

4.6
89 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Modern diner & bar in the heart of over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11:00am-12:00am; Tuesday-Thursday: 11:00am-1:00am; Friday: 11:00am-2:30am; Saturday: 10:30am-2:30am; Sunday: 10:30am-12:00am
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(513) 213-2864
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Washington Park GarageMercer Garage
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Sacred Beast Diner is known for its modern ambiance and spacious interior. With our versatile dining rooms, we can accommodate anything from modest gatherings to grand occasions. Sacred Beast Diner provides a customizable venue that can match your needs and exceed your expectations.

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What 89 People Are Saying
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Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Sacred Beast with my family, my sister and her husband. We really enjoyed everything we ordered. The deviled eggs, chicken liver mouse, the burger, the fried chicken... everything. I am lucky that my kids eat everything and they were no different at the Sacred Beast. It does get a little loud but not so much so we couldn't have a conversation. We can't wait to go back.

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

Enjoyed a holiday lunch with friends. Great service, solid food, fun drink choices. Will definitely return!

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

Great food. Great people. Will be back soon for sure.

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

Went there to converse over dinner with my newly married nephew and his wife. They are creatives who will make a difference in this city. Like the food very much, the decor, and the casual but energetic vibe!

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r
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chinese broccoli and the vegan goetta were unusual and delicious.

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LT
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were excited to try this newer restaurant in OTR knowing ex chef of Boca was owner and seeing wide bourbon selection. Service was excellent for the most part (bartender, waitress and assistant). ...but had the worst (most watered down) Manhattan to drink, ever - and when this was mentioned to server, nothing was done. Burgers and fries were average. Onion rings were delicious. Back room is less desirable to sit in then front room.

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a
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!
I've been several times and the menu changes quite often, with the favorites remaining consistent. I love the Matzah Ball soup, Shrimp Cocktail and the Chicken Liver Mousse. My friends have raved over the desserts, Steak Au Poivre, the burgers and Lobster Fries. The ambiance is warm and modern, not too loud with fast service. Oh yeah, the special drink menu is refreshing. (literally).

I highly recommend.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Salmon was incredible.

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MA
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

overall good food. More on the expensive side. We went for a 10 year work anniversary so the prices matched the occasion.

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EG
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new spot. Simple food with unique, flavorful twists. I think it’s a tad expensive for what it is. Great atmosphere though.

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d
Cincinnati
69 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Overall, the Sacred Beast Diner serves great food! The salmon is great as is the steak. Portion sizes are below average. The ambiance on Saturday November 24 was extremely disappointing. The music being played was inappropriate for the setting .

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WA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful waitress at Sacred Beast - she was very pleasant and friendly. My husband and I ordered the single cheeseburger (thinking it would be similar to Au Cheval's in Chicago), and split fries with a fried egg on top. The food was okay, but the bun definitely needs some improvement - very dry and nothing to rave about. The side of fries was VERY small and nothing compared to Au Cheval in Chicago.

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H
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and the staff was beyond wonderful. can't wait to return there. We are going back next week.

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KZ
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute choice- had been wanting to try it. We love that they take reservations. We both enjoyed an excellent burger- fries for me and awesome onion rings for my husband. Cocktails were great and creative. We will surely be back- there are many other things we want to try on the menu.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little noisy but other than that I loved the atmosphere and serivce was great they instantly fixed one of our burgers that was messed up.

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W
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal. Great service!

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ES
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting and will def go back. The pork belly was out of this world. The lemon ricotta pancakes were amazing ! Loved the lighting and it wasn’t too loud. The vibe is good too, kinda retro diner meets modern.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The abiance and decor are outstanding. Everyone was helpful, accommodating and the service from Gabriel was excellent! We enjoyed reading the menu and choosing some interesting dishes.
We started with Lobster truffle fries with cheese curds to share and they were underwhelming. The fries were shoestring style and kind of wimpy. Not crispy and not special. The fries sat in a pool of lobster sauce and there were about eight lumps of cheese on top.
I had the cod with white beans and kimchi and it was also served in a boat, more like a stew or soup and the cod was in chunks (more chunks). Another diner had crispy chicken chunks (!) with dipping suaces that were laughable: ranch, BBQ and honey mustard. Neckbone stew was thr third meal and I heard no comments about that dish.
Maybe we all ordered the wrong things and I would definitely go back since the room was really exquistely designed and appointed. It would make a great after work spot for a drink and a snack. We spent around $75 for lunch for three, including tip and tax.

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DP
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

the food was not as good as I thought it would be. the fries with lobster gravy- the gravy was so thin, I couldnt really taste it.

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JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great. Took the time to check on some items for my food sensitivity and guided me to the right choice. Exactly what we were looking to eat that night.

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GT
Cleveland
45 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!! We were a party of 5 and enjoyed a delicious Saturday brunch at the Sacred Beast. What excellent service from the host to our server and each person we encountered that worked there. The Sacred Beast has a good menu and a really nice ambiance and was exactly the type of place that we were looking for. The food is absolutely delicious and each one of us enjoyed our meals. Our Korean exchange student said the kimchi passed the test and we were all happy with this restaurant. We look forward to returning! I very highly recommend.

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CD
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Waiter was very friendly and helpful. Our group of 6 enjoyed the food a lot. Our only complaint was that getting the food was slow.

I’m sure we’ll return though

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TC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, and the food was fabulous!! We look forward to retuning!

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O
Cincinnati
85 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting menu items and my lunch was delicious. I loved the sign out front that announced the soup of the day as Bourbon!

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KM
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. Drink menu was surprising and very good. My wife and I each tried 2 different cocktails and liked all 4.

I highly recommend. We have decided this has a permanent spot in the rotation of favorite restaurants.

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v
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun evening with friends. New menu filled with diner flair was tasty.

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MB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite date spot! Delicious food, unique beers and friendly, fun staff!

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AP
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Great cocktails. Casual and loud enough to bring the kids!!

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w
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant surprise! Food was delicious- modern offerings of traditional food. So fresh and flavorful. Our server had other tables but he had a knack of making his tables feel like we’re his only ones. We’ll be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was slow, but waiter was friendly

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n
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for bday dinner after a ballet. Great ambiance, friendly staff, delicious food!

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was awesome, but service was below average. It took a long time to get drinks and appetizers and main meal arrived all at once. Waiter never checked back in with us.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Servers dressed up for Halloween (cute!). But our server was pretty bad. Seemed scared. Took drink order and food order. Brought drinks and really never returned. Our group would have gotten at least one more drink. My friends order was incorrect but manager quickly brought correct order. Food was great and prices were really reasonable. Great vibe in restaurant but we were placed by door and there was cold air.

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BD
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was my first time to Sacred Beast Diner and I went with my family. We all had a good time and enjoyed the eclectic food. The server (Gabriel) was good but a bit distracted because he was training a new person. The small plates we ordered (deviled eggs, chicken liver, pork belly) were all good, with the chicken liver being the table's favorite. The matzah ball soup was good (and filling). One person ordered the steak and onion rings which looked great and, according to the person who ate it, tasted delicious. Two others ordered the chicken neck gravy/hash browns which also looked good. Cocktails were good too! In all, a good experience and we'll return.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very glad I chose this for my sister's birthday lunch. The atmosphere and great service (from Bruce!) made it the special occasion I hoped it would be. The menu offerings were both classic (a fresh and delicious salmon) to inventive ("diner" breakfast of cheesy eggs, pork belly and ricotta pancakes). We enjoyed an unusual cocktail involving gin, Luxardo cherries and violette, beautifully served in a delicate antique (or antique-looking) glass. I would have liked to see more than the 4 choices for desserts, but the one we had--a lime bar with a touch of salt on top--was well executed.

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OT
Cincinnati
160 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatly enjoyed our first visit prior to the Pops. Loved the salmon, broccoli, burger and key lime bar. Can’t wait to return.

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OT
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal, an evening dinner, with my husband and son. I’m glad we made a reservation, our table was ready when we arrived and they were busy. It was 8:45pm on s Friday night. The apps and cocktails were perfect! We shared a bunch of apps, no entrees. We also had brunch there too and it was great! I highly recommend this place. Enjoy!

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TK
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great quick breakfast for dinner at Sacred Beast. We were on a tight timeline for a show at Music Hall, let our server know we only had an hour and food came out quickly and we enjoyed it all except the pork bellies. Highly recommend goat cheese omelette and ricotta pancakes.

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s
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cheeseburger and wedge salad were delicious. Great stop for dinner before theatre.

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely will go back. The food was great and the staff very attenetive.

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