Spoon & Cellar

4.4
829 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
Spoon & Cellar is a contemporary American Restaurant with a classy yet casual atmosphere. From soups & sandwiches, to pastas & steaks, our menu is crafted to serve our guests for a quick lunch or a relaxing dinner. With 16 beers on tap, a full bar and an extensive wine menu (by the glass and bottle), Spoon & Cellar is the perfect pairing of food and drink. We look forward to serving you.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Tue - Sat 5:00PM - 9:00PM

What 829 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
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4.4
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4.2
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJeffL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Staff (Chandler) was helpful and very friendly, but the place was a ghost town (it is Covid). Food was average at best. Lots of better choices in downtown Cincinnati.

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Food4divine
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great experience at Spoon & Cellar. Brunch was top notch.

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vipPatrickB
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and food. Had breakfast there the next day - also great! Glad to have found this spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming.

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vipSBMD
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent.
Ambiance "fine" - a bit "sterile" for my taste.
Food was not inventive but tasty. The vegetables were overcooked, The wine list is very overpriced. I know what these bottles cost retail and some were priced 3X their retail price.

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NotMIlk
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, server and chef took my food allergy very seriously. Thank you!!!

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Scott
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic. Only complaint was the tables felt high for the chairs. Everyone in our party said the same. Food was so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good was amazing

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JenniferB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

No one was there to greet us at the door...almost 5 mins went by before someone came to seat us. Servers were not very friendly. Had to ask more than once for a refill. Food was great though!

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Margie
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Not many people in the restaurant, but a large group. They were a little noisy but nothing bothersome.

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ThomasN
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic. Our server was attentive, kind and had a great sense of humor. The ambiance was beautiful, high end. The food was out of this world. We started with the artichoke spinach appetizer. Very generous portion. Dinner was hot and delicious. We will be back! GO!!

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1bigfoodie
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable and consistent. There are more trendy, and tastier options for a lesser price point nearby, but this is a reliable establishment.

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ChrisR
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was overly salted, in general. Also, we found the salad had way too much dressing. Decent wine list and excellent service. I think the food holds this place back...

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Bummed
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our waiter was very accommodating. The mussels and wine were delicious. My date had an old fashioned which was watery, but they remade him a new one at no charge. I had the New York strip steak, which was an excellent cut of meat, but it was incredibly salty and very undercooked. They cooked it longer— it was still not quite done enough. You couldn’t eat it without the potatoes because of the amount of salt. The asparagus was also very salty. My date liked his salmon. Our waiter offered us dessert on the house for the mishaps. It’s a shame because some things were very tasty and they tried but it was not even close to being worth what we paid.

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vipJacqueline
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for New Years Eve two years in a row (and a couple of times between) and never are disappointed. The food and service are wonderful and the price point is too. Love this place and will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great, tried the black bean fritters as an appetizer and was blown away in how good they were! Can’t go wrong with any of their steak options!

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vipCozy
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French onion soup was fabulous! I will be back for it!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday and had an amazing experience! Excellent food, service, and wine that I would recommend to anybody!

KJ
vipKJ70
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome service and feel like family there

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vipChrisH
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Service was very good too. Will be going back to try other menu items.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for the Cowboys game. Has breakfast before. Don’t remember our servers name but she was absolutely amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Food and atmosphere are good but the poor/slow service is a deal killer. First time trying spoon and cellar. We arrived at 7:25. Drinks came at a reasonable timeline and specialty drink was good. Ordered Soup and Salad when drinks arrived and that’s where it went south. Took 37 minutes to receive the soup and salad and the server either forgot to put the order in or was that unorganized. Either way he stumbled through an apology and walked away. He came back 15 minutes later and took food order. Main course did come out quicker but by this point we are 75 minutes in. We noticed the manager (who never came to our table) apologizing to more than one table in the restaurant for slow service. If you have two hours to eat dinner I would recommend......first time is the last time. Guess there is a reason they always have open reservations on the weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good!

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vipTacster
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening. Best kept secret in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very kind and helpful. The food tasted amazing. The atmosphere was quiet and laid back.

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vipLisa
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

had a great time
great meal with great service
clean and friendly staff

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vipTomfromHillsboro
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem! I never see very many people in there on the weekends, but the food is great and the atmosphere is just right for a nice evening out. I hope they continue and grow their weekend business.

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vipJessicaKes
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Terrible service, yet nobody was there! After 20 minutes of waiting to be seen, the manager finally took pity on us and waited on us.

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JoeE
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Spinach & Artichoke Dip was to be served with grilled flatbread, instead, it was served with salted pretzels sticks, and when I asked if this was correct our server told us yes despite what it said on the menu. The Chicken Marsala was very bland, but the garlic mashed potatoes were very good. The young man who was refilling waters throughout the dining room was spilling it throughout the dining room as he went from table to table. He was swinging the pitcher as he walked from table to table. A much different experience than when we came here the first time!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!! The ambiance was amazing. Me and my wife enjoyed our meal and we'll be returning.

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vipDave
Cincinnati
85 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dining experience at Spoon and Cellar. The restaurant itself in its appearance is worthy of a fine dining establishment. This was backed up by the food we ordered (salmon entree) and the chocolate tart dessert which was well presented with vanilla ice cream on the side along with blue berries and strawberries. Everything was delicious. Our server was very cordial and checked on us from time to time. Certainly would recommend this restaurant and plan to return in the future.

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RipplesGuy
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been downtown much in the time of Covid, and it was great to experience one of our favorite downtown spots. The food was as good as always, and they did a great job of implementing Covid precautions so everythings seemed clean and safe. We chose to sit outdoors on the sidewalk patio, and we will definitely feel comfortable coming back for indoor seating during the winter months. THANKS S&C!

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EatEmUp
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and the service. The drinks are great, and the music keeps your feet tapping. You definitely need to check this place out!

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JenC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wings are exceptional. It is a wine and wings type of stop. It is a lovely atmosphere for a lunch and for a light dinner.

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JamilaS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I want to start off by saying the server we had was awesome her name was Amanda and this is in no way a reflection of how great she was!
I had a 7:45 reservation to take my boyfriend out for Sweetest Day we were first time patrons & the other reviews I had read made this seem like it was going to be a good choice my boyfriend ordered the blackened chicken alfredo & I ordered the New York Strip medium well it took a while for the food to come out but this was a Saturday night so I gave that the benefit of the doubt, his food was great my food at best was lukewarm & the steak was overcooked I brought it to Amanda's attention she immediately went to replace it unfortunately I was told by the manager five minutes later that they were OUT of steak he also apologized and asked if I could pick something else off of the menu which I did I chose the Chicken Marsala that came out about 25 minutes later it was "good" I had had several cocktails since we were waiting so after a few bites I asked the manager if he could box it up & if I could have some additional potatoes along with it 5 mins later he brought me a small container of potatoes but did not return with the remainder of my chicken marsala🤷🏾‍♀️ I find out from Amanda 10 minutes later he "misinterpreted" what I asked for and threw it out so then I had to wait another 25 minutes to get a replacement chicken marsala🤦🏾‍♀️
The manager was apologetic but I doubt we will be coming back for a second wave of disappointment

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Connor
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great date night! The atmosphere was really nice, and the food was amazing. The burger was amazing, especially with the goat cheese.

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AliP
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

great night out, quiet but not empty
small menu but variety of options from sandwiches to pasta to steak
waitress was great! thanks Maddie

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vipFoodieVIP
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Will be back very soon.

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NB3A
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were wonderful! A true gem in Downtown Cincinnati. Quiet and private part of Downtown.

FAQs

Spoon & Cellar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 904-4149.

Spoon & Cellar is rated 4.4 stars by 829 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.