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Shires' Rooftop, Cincinnati, OH
Shires' Rooftop, Cincinnati, OH
Shires' Rooftop, Cincinnati, OH
Shires' Rooftop, Cincinnati, OH
Shires' Rooftop, Cincinnati, OH

Shires' Rooftop

4.4
4.4
1314 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Standing high above the city on the 10th floor of the City Club Apartments, at 309 Vine Street; resurrected from the history that has stood here before our time, Shires' Rooftop is inspired by the first amusement resort in this part of the country, Shires' Garden. Though the original Shires' Gardens burned to the ground, "in a most picturesque fire," the legacy that was left behind is everlasting and an integral part of the Queen City's history. The creation of the Matinee Performance, the regal guests Shires' hosted, an unsolved murder and other noteworthy events that took place at the original Shires' Gardens, are an inspiration to our program that we look forward to sharing with you.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:30 pm–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (513) 407-7501
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    James Shields
  • Private party facilities
    If you'd like more information about booking a private event with us, please head to our website at https://theviewatshiresgarden.com/specialreservations/
  • Neighborhood
    Cincinnati
  • Cross street
    Vine Street at Third Street
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available directly under the venue on the first floor of the City Club Apartments, via the Third Street entrance. Parking is also available at nearby garages and at meters surrounding the building.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,314 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,314 Reviews
  1. Marie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Our service was the worst service I’ve ever experienced and it was for mine and my friends birthday. The amount of eye rolls and attitude we got from our server was insane. We were trying to enjoy our experience and needless to say we did not. He told our friend that they didn’t have espresso martinis but the table next to us with a different server ordered them… When our appetizers came out he was basically forcing us to order our meals (we had 3 hours until close). When I said that we weren’t in a rush and I haven’t even looked at the menu yet anyways, he rolled his eyes and said it was necessary that we get our order in as soon as possible. He lied about what time you guys closed (he told us an hour before you actually do). It was very disrespectful and rude how we were treated ESPECIALLY on a birthday. The food was good and the ambiance was great however that server was terrible. Also… if you have a “2 hour limit” on parties, you should probably let us know when we book the reservation. I normally don’t write bad reviews on places but I had to because it was astonishing how we were treated. We all are bartenders and would NEVER treat our guests the way he did.

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  2. LindaB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Not a great value for restaurant week. Our server seemed like he could care less, and the drinks and food were subpar. Will likely not come back for anything more than drinks.

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  3. Awesome

    Indiana

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This is the 2nd time we have been here and love it! The food was outstanding and we are looking forward to having dinner this winter. I gave service a 4 because they are a bit short in that area. We would have drank more and ordered more food if they had the staff. It was a weird time on a Sunday, but still. This will not deter us in the future though. The food is amazing!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a little disappointed at the first table that they sat us at because it was right by the doors going in and out of the rooftop. We came early to our reservation and they sat us right away there. When we told them that we would rather wait for a nicer table, they were very accommodating. The food was absolutely amazing again!! We did the restaurant week deal. The only part of our meal that was undesirable was the Caesar salad. Everything else was superb!! 

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  5. AmyH

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views, great dinner and service—a wonderful evening!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I called and set up reservations for party of 6 for my wife’s 50th birthday. Ask for rooftop outdoor seating with the best view possible. They went above and beyond. Absolutely amazing experience. Thank you so much for making my wife’s birthday one she will always remember. Our whole party would give the same review. The food was absolutely delicious. In our party we ordered the fillet, game hen, salmon, gnoochi, fried green tomatoes, crab cakes,salads. And OMG the cheesecake and crème brûlée. Do not leave without getting one. Our first time and definitely looking forward to many more.

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  7. LindaC

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    there was a wellness event going on outside, so we unfortunately had to eat inside because it was too out outside at 6 PM. It was disappointing because it was my friends first time there , and they really wanted to eat outside.

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  8. CASL

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great find. We went during restaurant week and will go again. The food was beautifully prepared and satisfied the palate. A delicious combination of flavors and textures that make eating delight.

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  9. kelly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere, ambience and the view is amazing. Hidden Gem. The food always great, never have had a bad experience yet. Service has always been top notch for us and staff always very friendly. Highly Recommend any time of the year and great place for pre-game, game etc.

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  10. LaGenna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I thought the atmosphere was outstanding! The food was okay, but the portions were small for the amount of money that we spent. The waiter Shawn was very nice and attentive to us and the drinks were on point! I would highly recommend this restaurant and I've already been telling people about it.

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  11. TimK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent views of city and river from rooftop.

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  12. FSmar

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Service wasn’t the best. Food wasn’t very good. Workers weren’t the most friendly. Definitely overpriced. Only nice part was the atmosphere.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for taste week- food choices were incredible. So many unexpected flavors! Excellent value. Highly recommend.

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  14. DonaldN

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Service a bit slow at first but very friendly and appropriate. Views are great and the food was excellent We would go again

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  15. RobertD

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place is awesome, the food was great, drinks good, but that view, so beautiful!!!’ Service was a little slow, manager actually apologized for slow service and bought our dessert. Will return , throughly pleasant experience.

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  16. CONNIE

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at restraurant, will be back! Food and view were amazing!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The pork belly was mostly fat and for the price you can maybe eat half of it at best and it is not worth it. The Mac and cheese was delicious but they didn’t warn me the dish it was in was hot and I burnt my finger so bad they had to give me burn cream from the back. We still stayed and enjoyed the weather and view but it was not worth a burnt finger and to only be able to eat half of my meal.

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  18. LexCustomer

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, excellent service and delicious food. The croque madame at brunch was frankly amazing! I love the decor and the view - will definitely be back!

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  19. Morganlatte

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the Shire’s rooftop area!! Beautiful space. Delicious food. Gracious, knowledgeable service.

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  20. jenevieve1975

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at Shires’ Rooftop, where we celebrated my in laws 50th wedding anniversary. Our server was exceptional and the food was unique and delicious…beautifully prepared, with flair and attention to detail.

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  21. AndreaH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was knowledgeable and the food amazing. The outdoor space had a great energy.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance and experience. Food was delicious. Food didn’t always come out as planned but server had a snails in his face and was gracious.

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  23. PaulD

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food and beautiful views -my only complaint would be -like many restaurants- they don’t have real martini glasses 🍸🍸🍸! 

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Cocktails (cosmo and Manhattan) not very cold. Meat was a bit dry. Loved the rooftop.

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  25. SharonE

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service, yummy food, wonderful view, comfortable & attractive surroundings...seems like a Cincinnati downtown secret. It's not their fault we had to walk through a scaffold to get to the door!:) It's my third visit and I'll be back again. Give Shires Rooftop a try!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, great space, unfortunately we had a dud for a waiter. I’d go back again but try not to end up with the same waiter. Staffing issues are still real.

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  27. ChipD

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not a fine dining experience but fine dining prices.

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  28. JasonG

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall, very good. Albeit my halibut was a little overcooked. However it didn't affect our overall experience. I would definitely return.

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  29. MichelleB

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went before show at the aronoff so just had appetizers and salad. Crab cakes and fried green tomatoes were delicious along with the strawberry arugula salad. The view was great and everyone that we came into contact with was pleasant and accommodating.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great an view was beautiful. Got the burger and fingerlin potatoes it was delicious

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  31. DavidM

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Feast for Two was amazing. Each protein was cooked to perfection.

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  32. SandyB

    Cincinnati

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My friend and I went here for the first time, and I was so happy to find this little treasure. Rooftop bar is absolutely stunning! Good drinks and good food. The ambience is incredible!

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  33. NKYFoodie

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    At this price point I was disappointed. Service was pleasant but very slow. Food was fair, not exceptional. The ambiance and view are very nice, so there’s that….

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  34. MaryC

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time, will be back! The food was so delicious!!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food was fantastic, but the service tonight was top notch. Great night!

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  36. MelC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, lovely staff and service, and delicious drinks! Can’t wait to come back for Labor Day!!

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  37. TomC

    Cincinnati

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    All in all I was pleasantly surprised regarding the entire dining experience. I have to say I was disappointed that management has decided that a 3.5% surcharge when paying with a credit card. That kind of charge should be included as it just not a good look in my opinion. It says that the restaurant’s management is run on a shoestring budget.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly wonderful dining experience in a classy and unique setting. The service was remarkable. Looking forward to coming back.

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  39. AnnT

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner despite inside seating due to rain. It was rather loud inside but the great service and food made up for it.

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  40. Like2Eat

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great evening. One of my favorite go to places. The atmosphere makes it.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Shires' Rooftop offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 407-7501.

Shires' Rooftop is rated 4.4 stars by 1314 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Shires' Rooftop

309 Vine Street, 10th Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Vine Street at Third Street
  • Neighborhood
    Cincinnati
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:30 pm–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available directly under the venue on the first floor of the City Club Apartments, via the Third Street entrance. Parking is also available at nearby garages and at meters surrounding the building.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    James Shields
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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