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Spoon & Cellar, Cincinnati, OH

Spoon & Cellar

3.7
3.7
962 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.

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2 people

11:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 904-4149

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Spoon & Cellar can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Kaitlyn Rhodes: (513) 904-4149

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    7th & Broadway

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 962 people are saying

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

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Late Night Find

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Cincinnati

    Kid Friendly

  • Cincinnati

    Great for Lunch

  • Cincinnati

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JR

    JR45208

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space! Had dinner before Hamilton and didn’t feel rushed. The Summertime Orzo was delicious!
  2. NS

    NickS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was great. Would definitely eat there again.
  3. JE

    JimmyE

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Visited three years ago for first time. It was wonderful. Tonight wasn’t so good. This restaurant lacks identity. It’s not sure whether it’s upscale or casual. This is evident from ambiance, food, and staff. It’s all a bit lack luster. My wife ordered the salmon and said that it was just ok and could make a much better salmon at home. Basically it wasn’t “restaurant quality”. I ordered the NY strip. The quality of the piece was fine. But the temperature wasn’t what I had asked for and so I didn’t enjoy it much. The server didn’t come back to check to make sure everything came out ok albeit I’m not the type of person to send back a steak if it’s been over cooked. Maybe I should but I just don’t. The water tastes awful. We had drinks before getting there and just wanted water with our meals. We got glasses of water and he later asked if we wanted something else to drink. I told him not to take it personally but “the water sucks, it tastes terrible.” He said that he knows that and kind of laughed it off. I explained that I will order a drink for just that reason. He said he didn’t blame me and that was that. Maybe I’m being too presumptuous but I would have comped the drink if a customer gave me that reason for ordering a drink. He even made the joke that the ice was made with the same water. The staff was friendly enough but it’s very Red Robin-ish. Again, the restaurant lacks identity. Solid 3 out of 5 stars overall and nothing more.
  4. S

    Shereal

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and food.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Surprised to see a special menu for the Hamilton performance we were seeing later in the evening! The pasta special was very tasty!
  6. KH

    KatieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are at Spoon & Cellar before going to see Hamilton. Wonderful service, great ambiance, and absolutely delicious food. My first time going but definitely not my last!

    Spoon & CellarResponded on September 14, 2022Hi Katie, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us! We appreciate the wonderful feedback. While this was your first experience dining with us, we do hope that it will not be your last! Kind Regards

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Service was terrible. Waited way too long for drinks. Ordered food and got the wrong item after saying it 3 times. Flatbread pizza was soggy. Burger way too salty. We came for trivia but won’t be back.

    Spoon & CellarResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience with us and bringing these matters to our attention. I am deeply sorry that we failed to meet your expectations regarding service and menu items. We take these comments very seriously and are working extremely hard to resolve them promptly and accurately. I apologize again for any inconvenience this may have caused you, and I do hope that you will give us another chance!

  8. MB

    MichelleB

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    I ordered a mixed drink- it was awful so switched to beer. Ordered the blackened chicken salad - it was ok. Service was slow but just like everywhere else, understaffed. In fact , I believe the bartender took our order.

    Spoon & CellarResponded on September 14, 2022Dear Michelle, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! I am sorry to hear that you did not receive the tasty cocktail that you had hoped for and that your service was slow. We did have several early dinner reservations along with your large Trivia group, and I apologize that your service fell short! We are working extremely hard on correcting these issues so that this does not happen again! I hope that you choose to visit us again so that we can make your next experience enjoyable!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is so accommodating to large groups. I work downtown and occasionally take my employees out for happy hour drinks in the city. Spoon & Cellar is close by and it has recently become our favorite spot, so I really wanted to give them a shout out and support our local businesses. We have sprung last minute groups on them more than once and management always welcomes us without hesitation. We will continue to bring our staff here!!!
  10. BJ

    BrianJ

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Table they first sat us at wasn't clean. We moved. Service was slow and there were very few other customers there. Part of a hotel. Food was good, not great.
  11. FV

    FoodieVIP

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    No water provided upon sit down or even offered. Waiting around for server / staff to acknowledge a need; not the same spoon & cellar service we remember (long standing C&S patrons prior to extensive new management/ turnover) - dined here every week for years . … wanted to give it another chance. Chicken sandwich not great, fries soggy & undercooked. Salad was well done but salmon was not cooked properly. Low quality ingredients at higher prices than before. Not excited to return in the future.
  12. M

    Miaghia

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Loud table nearby. Service was just ok
  13. SC

    SarahC

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Service was great. Food was a bit pricey for what it was.
  14. RY

    RaYrAy

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!!
  15. m

    mom2girls

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a group of 14 for a business get together and everything was wonderful. Staff was friendly, food was tasty and restaurant was open and welcoming.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We walked in on a Sunday for brunch. We stood at the hostess stand for 10 minutes. Never once were we greeted by anyone we watched people walk in from the other side and just sit down, it’s connected to a hotel. We finally just sat our selves down in a booth and realized it was 90degrees inside in august. The AC was out they had a few fan running but none on us. The waitress hands us a menu and it was not the menu on the website. I would not recommend this place.
  17. M

    Mimi

    Cincinnati

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great little find. Food was excellent Great presentation Fresh tasting. Our waiter was so kind made good suggestions. All of us enjoyed our dinners. Soup portion was a tad smaller than expected No bread served. Rest of meal was tasty
  18. JS

    JayneS

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place for a business lunch or social event. Very quiet, nice surroundings and the food was delicious!
  19. AB

    AmyB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Atmosphere is great, food is horrible, service is too.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Food was nothing special, obviously under staffed BUT the peach bellini was great
  21. JK

    JillK

    Cincinnati

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service VERY slow - food was mediocre - I've been 3 times now, wont' go again -- too many other great options nearby!
  22. DJ

    DevonJ

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Bread was stale. Service wasn’t great. The restaurant was a ghost town.
  23. m

    missy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The service was terrible. It was not very crowded. One order was so delayed that the dinner was comped.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very nice, my girlfriends and I enjoyed it!
  25. DL

    DeborahL

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Open Table reserved a table for Spoon & Cellar on a day the restaurant wasn't open. Had to scramble to another restaurant to eat and make it to the show.
  26. DD

    DDMJAP

    Tampa

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We have eaten here before and their menu has now been downsized. It appeared there was only one waitress and she had limited personality. Food was average. I ordered our meal and our meal and dessert came out at the same time before I even got my glass of wine. Probably won’t come back soon.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Horrible experience. We waited over and hour for salads and never got any drink refills. We were the only people in the restaurant. When we decided we were going to go somewhere else we asked for the check and waited an additional 30 minutes. No one cared or was to be found.
  28. TM

    TastyMorsels

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made a reservation at 5:30 in plenty of time to attend a show at 7:30 at the Aronoff Center. We did not need a reservation as the restaurant only had patrons at one other table. However it took us 15 minutes to get 2 waters and one beer and 50 minutes get our meal. All we ordered was soup, tater tots and a salad. They were only providing the lunch menu as they explained they did not have enough staff to serve the dinner menu. My first experience at Spoon & Cellar was very positive. This, however, is enough to make me not return.
  29. f

    firsttimer

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Made reservations for a Saturday evening and we were one of the only guests in the restaurant. Very limited menu for 630pm. We asked if we had the correct menu because it said “lunch.” Only soup, salad and sandwiches to offer. Not the menu posted on their website.
  30. RB

    RobB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Ambiance was good food was ok service was good overall decent value
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Spoon & Cellar was a very nice place to unwind good food good service very nice ambiance.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for lunch. Meal was delicious and service was great! We will be back for sure!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Very slow service, food was mediocre and highly overpriced. Would not recommend.
  34. DG

    DavidG

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The service was friendly but unknowledgeable about the menu. She was also inattentive not checking on us plus she forgot to bring my wife her soup even after two reminders. Finally the food was very pedestrian. It was overpriced with respect to both flavor and quantity . Go to either Crown Republic or Rosie’s instead. They are right around the corner and are much better in terms of quality and value.
  35. J

    Janice

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    There was not a lot of people, so the noise level was great. However, we were sat down and then ignored by a waiter and the manager for 20 min. Then once we got water, there was food stuck to the inside of my water glass. I brought that to the waiters attention. We order spinach dip. When it came out it looked odd like someone just laid cheese on top of a bowl and nuked it. I took a spoon to remove the cheese and look at the dip. It was all liquid with huge artichoke chunks. Not one piece of spinach. My husband asked if I order soup. No, it’s supposed to be spinach dip. I didn’t even taste it. Made the waiter aware we were leaving. I have no desire to return
  36. MC

    MpC1

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We ordered steak salad & marsala. The steak was cold & tough. The server said she had put it in for 'medium', but it was obviously "leftovers". More than 10 minutes later the marsala came to the table. It was better. We ordered a dessert, but had to leave before it came to the table. The place had a fairly large group in the bar having a happy hour, but other than that, there were only 6 tables of less than 4 patrons. It was disappointing. 3 years ago this review would have looked VERY different. They do have good cocktails & wine that are reasonably priced.
  37. JR

    JulieR

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar for dinner. We had both excellent service and excellent food. I would highly recommend.
  38. f

    flip

    Cincinnati

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    They seemed to be only 1 waitress and she kept disappearing. We had put in our reservation that we had a show to get to and ordered right away but it still took over 30 minutes for soup and salads which was all we ordered. Food we got was good but part of our order was missing. She said the kitchen was new and she was kind enough to take 10%off our ticket for the inconvenience which was very nice. It wasn’t our normal experience there which was kind of disappointing
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was cold and dry. It took forever to come out and the service was horrible.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing place food and service was good I would most definitely recommend . Love it here

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

FAQs

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

Spoon & Cellar is rated 3.7 stars by 962 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Google Map for Spoon & Cellar

701 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th & Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 904-4149

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Spoon & Cellar can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Kaitlyn Rhodes: (513) 904-4149

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