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Shires' Rooftop, Cincinnati, OH

Shires' Rooftop

4.5
4.5
1413 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

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
    We can host private events in our beautiful, dedicated private event space, as well as many customized areas in the venue for larger events! For more information and to submit a contact form online, visit us at https://shiresrooftop.com/private-events/
  • 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

Experiences

  • Opening Day at Shires' Rooftop

    Mar 28, 2024 only
    Join us for Reds Opening Day, and the opening of our terrace for the season! Shires' Rooftop will be open on Thursday, March 28th at 11:30am for Opening Day festivities and lunch! We'll have a selection of sandwiches, salads, and appetizers for the day, followed by our full menu for dinner service, at 4pm. Complete menu coming soon. Seating on the terrace is first come, first served, reservations are for indoor dining. Please make a note that you would like to sit outside, and weather and space permitting, we will do our best to accommodate.
    Opening Day at Shires' Rooftop Photo

What 1,413 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,413 Reviews
  1. SLovesFood

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Wanted to love this place, but I wouldn't go again. Food was pretty decent and view was gorgeous! I'd say it was more like "European-style" service. Which is totally fine if you know to expect that. But compared to any other brunch spot I was very surprised how relaxed the service was. It's very possible we were there on a day where multiple servers called out, but it was slow. Sat down, 10 minutes later ordered our drinks. Drinks arrived 20-30 minutes after sitting down, which is when we were first prompted to order food. We did so and we able to eat and drink and get out after about 90 minutes total. For two people at brunch it was just slower than expected. All good food just keep that in mind if you have a show to attend or a schedule to keep. Truly beautiful view though! And I don't blame the server - I believe she was on her own for about 15 tables.

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  2. KrisheenaP

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chefs 😘! We had the Special for 2 a few bourbon drinks for the hubs and the Cinnamon Toast Crème Boule and everything was excellent! Vincent was nice and very hospitable! The chef was a joy as well.

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  3. PattyW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were deciding where to take some out of town work colleagues out for dinner and decided to try Shire’s. It did not disappoint. The service, food and atmosphere were outstanding. We really all enjoyed our evening.

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  4. Sharon

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best “first time dining” experience. Loved it

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe, delicious food, and beautiful view. Thanks for the wonderful birthday wishes.

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  6. SkyM

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleased the aesthetics are amazing. The food was great! No complaints

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I will say that I ended up spending more than I anticipated, but it was very good. The service was friendly, the food was delicious and its a nice space to have dinner in.

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  8. HollyS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This experience was such a pleasant surprise! It was a beautiful and intimate location and the food was fantastic! Parking is tricky but we made it work. The tables are a little close to where you can hear the conversations next to you but it seems you can choose a table that fits best for your liking. The hostess and waitress were excellent! Looking forward to going back!

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  9. latechgrad

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was superb and the food was outstanding. Always a good idea.

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  10. AnthonyM

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was great. Seating was odd. We sat at a very small table next to the bathroom. Other than that it was good.

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  11. ChrisN

    Cincinnati

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a nice evening at this establishment. Service was excellent

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the ambiance and had the absolute best service!!

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  13. OBF1

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Date night! Really enjoyed it!! Dinner for two was excellent!

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  14. GregT

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service; great spot. Excellent plates/food.

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  15. TonyC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Great spot with a view. Valet park for $15 off of third street. The specials for the valentines week were outstanding. Spin dip - melt in mouth 4 oysters - best I have ever had. So good I made my wife try her first oyster. And she thought it was good. Steak and fries. Great flavor no added salt needed. Perfect portion. Strawberries and chocolate cream cheese mousse - delicious. Cocktails Their version of mi amor, tequila drink, is like a manhattan - very tasty Rosy cheeks - great change from wine

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the atmosphere. I can’t believe more people do not know about this place. Menu is small but fun. A tad pricey but the atmosphere is worth it. The hazelnut beignets are perfection with a nice medium blend black coffee.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The grilled salmon and shrimp was dry but our server was very nice and attentive. The building was clean and a cool place to go.

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  18. ZCrawford

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the ambiance, the vibes, and the views. However, the burgers were over cooked and lacked taste. I ordered mine medium and it was easily a medium-well. Also, the menu states “crispy” brussel sprouts and they were anything but crispy. They were actually sitting in some sort of oil. Minor tweaks but they would go a long way! Other than that, we would love to come back and try brunch sometime.

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  19. latechgrad

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great choice! Loved the spinach and artichoke appetizer and the short rib.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server wasn’t amazing but she was adequate. Ambiance was amazing. Bartender was great, kind of wish we stayed at the bar for dinner. The support staff was great! Other servers seemed more attentive than ours so I think it was a fluke and overall still a great visit.

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  21. JessicaB

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience. The service was perfect and the food was outstanding. We shared the grilled shrimp app and loved it. Had the poached pear half salad, also delicious. Entrees were the scallops...my goodness they were fantastic as was the potato bacon hash that came with it. My wife had the special...crab stuffed flounder on course grits...she enjoyed it. We will be back!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Feast for two was plenty for us and it was all very delicious!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’d never been here before and had such a nice experience that I’ll definitely go back. Already told others about it!

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  24. TravisR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, the staff was exceptional, and the experience will be memorable to us!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and wait staff is always outstanding. However, the host seemed annoyed she had to seat us & they played the same jazz instrumental on a loop the entire dinner...

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Tables are very close together for such a quiet space. It felt like we were having dinner with the people next to us cause their conversation was to clear. Also it took 3-5 business days for our waitress to come back every time. Food was fantastic though but the portions were kind of sad for the price. Two one inch round crab cakes listed as a “to share” is comical.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elizabeth was the absolute best. She made sure we had everything we needed at all times. The food was flawless and we can’t wait to dine here again.

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  28. Graig

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best time and reserved an igloo for an upcoming event

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  29. Food4Thot

    Charlotte

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We dined here on New Years Eve. Upon our arrival our table wasn’t ready so we were ask to take a seat at a table near the bar until it was ready. There were 2 menus at the table already, we looked at them to get an idea about what we wanted for dinner. The menu’s had the same food on them but differed in the price. One menu is ala carte courses and the other is a 3 course for $99. We finally were seated at our table and presented the ala carte menu with prices but when I asked about the two different menus the serve said they were the same. The menus we were presented with once seated had the individual course pricing on them so we assumed that we could order as such. After ordering the appetizer that is not part of the $99 3 course meal we were told we need to select our other courses. Very confusing. So I confirmed and the server said we can only do the 3 course for $99! The only issue with that is if you add the most expensive courses together it would have only come to about $85. It was however suppose to add a complimentary champagne toast (which we never received until after we paid the bill and I asked about it). The food was mediocre and my wife couldn’t eat her burnt Brussel sprouts! After dinner we were presented our check without the champagne toast so we ask the server and begrudgingly she brought us a glass with almost 2 drinks in it. Other people around us were given full glasses. We also heard 2 other couples near us complaining about their bill and the complication and confusion of presenting the menus with prices on them. When we asked about it she said it was indicated when we booked the reservation but when I looked back the reservations stated a 4 course $99 prix fix meal was available for New Years Eve. But we were charged $99 for a 3 course meal and extra for the appetizer we ordered that was not included in the prix fix pricing. The service other than the hostess was lacking and the food was mediocre at best. Will not return.

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  30. GraceR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for the NYE pre-fix menu and when we arrived we were given ala carte menus with the same items that we expected to be on the pre-fix. We were given no explanation and assumed they decided to do the ala carte menu for everyone and went about our dinner under that assumption. The pre-fix was advertised to be $99 per person but the ala carte menu had our meals coming in around $60 per person so when our bill came and it was $200 before drinks we were surprised. The manager, who was very kind, explained to us that they were doing the $99 per-fix for indoors and that ala carte menu was for the igloos outside, which required a $500 deposit, which is why the food was cheaper and that makes since. She ended up changing our bill to that ala carte price, which was very nice and she did not have to do. That, however, was not the problem of the night. After we were sat, it took the server 10 minutes to take our drink order and another 15 for those to arrive. The Ceasar salads had almost no dressing and it was essentially like eating dry lettuce with Parmesan. There was so little dressing, the parm didn’t even stick to the leaves. Entrees took 40 minutes after ordering to arrive. I ordered the salmon which was so overcooked that the fibers stuck in my teeth like overcooked chicken and my husband got short rib pasta and the noodles were so overcooked they were glueish and the short rib was incredibly dry as well. The desserts tasted alright but portion size left a lot to be desired, especially for the price. The $14 was 3 tiny, single bite, squares of brownie. If you’re the type of people who split a dessert after dinner, you won’t be able to here. Our server never checked on us and only came by the table to deliver food or drop the check. The quality of the food leaves a lot to be desired especially at this price point. Everything was grossly overcooked and my husband and I ate it all without complaint because we try not to cause problems but we won’t be coming back.

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  31. RobF

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience is great. We’ve been there several times for drinks and their patio. We recently tried them out for NYE. The experience was not good. They marketed a four-course, price fixed menu that sounded amazing. Turns out it was really three courses (the fourth course was a spoon-sized wafer with a garnish on top). Appetizers were extra $$. Food was served warm (at best), with average ingredients in which the taste didn’t really come together. Service was very slow and inattentive. Despite this, we do plan to give it another try because of our other experiences. We’re cautiously optimistic that NYE was just an anomaly.

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  32. MarkA

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Menu for New Years Eve, staff wa very knowlegable

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  33. DamienD

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I got the steak and my date got the salmon both were amazing

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  34. CalebB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I honestly loved the restaurant but somethings almost ruined my experience. I came here to propose to my girlfriend and everything seemed ok. I showed up a month early to pick out the igloo/greenhouse I wanted us to sit in on the balcony and the manager I spoke to said all was fine with that. Fast forward to the day of the dinner he calls me and tells me the actually can’t give me an igloo/greenhouse that we previously confirmed because there’s a minimum $300 that needs to be spent before they place someone there. That wasn’t as much of an issue as the fact that I was contacted the day of and not days prior so I could make other plans. He told me that we could get a window seat inside instead but when we get there none of the window seats were available. Luckily we were about to sit by the piano where we had some form of privacy. But I think the worst part of the whole thing is that I had flowers delivered to the restaurant the day before that were nowhere to be found for our dinner. Overall I think the experience was fine but there needs to be some way for OpenTable to relay all of the information to the restaurants they serve as well as the Shires should do a better job at conveying information. I just wish I had known earlier than 4 hours before my reservation that they wouldn’t be able to accommodate.

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  35. Realtorwithconvention

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner with a great server. The short rib was soft and.the fried green tomatoes were so good. I wish they had sat.us neat a window as we had never been and there were dozens of open tables with a view.

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  36. AnneW

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    beautiful view. attentive but not pushy waiter. six of us could talk with one another easily at a large comfortable table. AND the food was amazing!

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  37. Brunch

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and classy spot for a brunch. Quiet and quant.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique setting. Great views. The Greenhouses and Igloos are amazing. Food and service were awesome.

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  39. DaveA

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shires should consider having at least one entree that is vegetarian. A vegetarian's only option is to make a meal by mixing sides and appetizers, and then must even ask for "no bacon" as well.

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  40. PennyG

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took advantage of a rare lunch opportunity. Absolutely lovely ambience. Food and service were excellent.

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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 4.5 stars by 1413 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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