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The Celestial Steakhouse

3.9
1244 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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Four star, Four diamond dinning with a stellar view of the city.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4;00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 241-4455
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Monastery Street
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Parking details
Free private parking lot across the street from the restaurant. Valet parking option.
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Entertainment
Live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Incline: located above the lounge, seats 20-60 guests. The Berkshire: Located in the main dining room, seat 10-26 guests. The Cambridge: Located in the main dinning room, seats 10-24 guests. The Ascott: located in the main dinning room, seats 6-10 guests.

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What 1244 People Are Saying
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3.9  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.6
value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Service at table was perfect. Service in lounge terrible.

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MattS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Went for a post Valentine’s Day dinner with my fiancé. The service was great, the food was amazing and the view is the best in the city. Can’t say enough kind words, great experience!

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Tony (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Took my girlfriend here for a romantic valentines date. This place was absolutely amazing, food was phenomenal. Great service. The city view in the evening was very romantic. I will return.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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Valentines (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I went for Valentines Day. They had an abbreviated 3 course menu. Options were acceptable for all three courses. We ordered scallops and shrimp cocktail for our appetizers. The scallops were above average. The shrimp cocktail was average. We ordered the Filet and Strip for our entrees. The steaks were cooked to order, but average. They were served with a sauce\gravy that tasted very much like Poutine. My wife commented that a steak at this price should be able to stand on its own. The third and final course was desert. We had cheese and chocolate cake. Again average. For the price, there are much better options in Cincinnati (The Precinct and Tony's come to mind). I can't imagine us returning.

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Mariposa (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a lovely Valentine's Day dinner at the Celestial. It's an elegant restaurant for a date. Since it was Valentine's Day, we had to choose from a fixed menu which was fine for the main course and appetizers but when it came to the side dishes--since I don't like asparagus, I had to leave part of my dinner on the plate. But to be fair, even though the menu was fixed, there were enough choices for each of the 3 courses to satisfy. My filet mignon was delicious. I ordered it medium well but there was a portion of it that was rare. It was such a large cut, though, I will forgive them.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantastic restaurant! Food was amazing. Views are outstanding. The restaurant itself is beautiful. Live music was very good, but is a little loud if you are seated right next to it. If you are not there to listen to the music, just request a table on the second floor or a few tables away from the stage.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner here during 'Jazz at Dusk'! The service was excellent, the food was delectable, and the atmosphere was amazing! Highly recommend it for anyone!

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TB0000000000000000000 (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

There are many quality restaurants in Cincinnati that are well-maintained and provide quality service and food. The Celestial Restaurant is no longer one of those restaurants.

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TroyL (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We had a great date night at the Celestial. The decor is out dated, you will see that in other reviews. The view of downtown Cincinnati however offsets the decor. Beautiful views of the city. Food and service was over the top. Steaks are fantastic! Our server was Tim and he was great. Go check it out you won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

I was a little disappointed. The music and decor was from a 1970’s county club. The food was good but I felt over priced for the experience. The employees we encountered were excellent in their service and attention.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We started the night with the crab cake appetizer. It surprised us when it came out and there was only one on the dish with fantastic presentation. After digging in it was clear why there was only one because it was a perfect portion to accommodate the rest of dinner. My girlfriend got the eight ounce filet medium rare, with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. I got the the twelve ounce ribeye with roasted mushrooms, asparagus and a baked potato. The presentation of both meals looked amazing and after digging in to the steaks they were exactly what we were expecting, flawless. The only downfall of the night was we sat upstairs and they happened to be partying below us with a band by the bar. Good music it was just very loud. It was an amazing night with amazing food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Meeting old friends

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PedroR (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was not up to standards.
A glass of water was spilled on the table,spoons were not available for soup and the server did not know what items were no available ie lobster.
Als o the way she talked to the attendands was not very polished.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great meal, great service, and outstanding view! Thank you Victor for making it a wonderful evening for my wife and I.

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mayas (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The waiter really spoiled the evening for us by interrupting our meal each time he entered, noisily and busily placing and removing dishes and other items, and overall not being customer service oriented. It was not the special birthday dinner I had envisioned and was let down by the experience.

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DOCMG (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Very classy atmosphere with impeccable service and exquisite cuisine. The view sets the tone for a decadent and peaceful evening.

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vipOutofstater (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

This is a hidden gem. Not only are the views outstanding (located on the 10th floor), but the food is incredible. The bar is built in a circle and it has live music and the same food as the restaurant, and the same incredible views. Want to propose to someone, THIS is the place to do so.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The steaks were absolutely outstanding. All of the food was great, but the steaks were the highlight of the evening. I'd venture to say better than Ruby's, but that may be personal preference. The wait staff is very friendly and prompt and the view is outstanding. Great place for a drink at their bar with live music from time to time. Definitely pricey, but nothing above what you would expect for a steakhouse.

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jck1080 (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Our food was cooked to perfection, the service was outstanding. My wife and I enjoyed our dinner and had great time.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Spectacular view! A little pricey for the food quality but something every Cincinnatian should do once!

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Engr (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I was disappointed with our visit. The view is spectacular but the food & service didn't meet my expectations for fine dining.

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Bon1appetit (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Scenic view, but outdated decoration. Rack of short ribs was cold when came to table, and the fat on it gave the dish an unpleasant taste. Crab cake was inedible because of too much salt. When my partner called the waiter and told him about the crab cake, his answer was “what do you want me to do?”. In a restaurant as pricey as The Celestial is, we would expect that he would apologize and offer to return the dish, while offering something else before. In summary, very poor service and overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant is not being kept up. Lobby chairs w/torn cushions. Bathroom doors need painting. Placed at table w/nice view but so dark that couldn't appreciate food's presentation. Sea bass was bit dry. It doesn't provide an experience that is in line w/the prices.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary!!! The food was amazing as was our view!!! The slice of chocolate cake with the words happy anniversary topped our evening off!!! We will definitely be dining again!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Beautiful view of downtown Cincinnati from our table. Appreciated the chocolate torte with Happy Anniversary written on the plate. The dinner was excellent.

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PlzdNg8ful (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

The two of us had a wonderful meal and very filling too. The seafood risotto was rich and wonderful. The salmon was terrific. I always order their lobster bisque and again I found it great as expected. The atmosphere was very comfortable and the view of the city at night was spectacular. The service was prompt and attentive. I think it's the best thing going for Cincinnati.

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Angela (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Ten of us went to the Celestial to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. We chose the Celestial because this is where my husband and I met years ago when we worked as bussers while in college. Several of us in our party worked here about 25 years ago when it was a true fine dining establishment. We were shocked at it's decline. It was so bad it became a joke.
There are two positives to mention: the food was very good and the view was wonderful as always. We had the private room for 10 with a great view, and had a wonderful time.
Everything else was notably bad. The service was poor. We had extremely long breaks without seeing our server. The salad and appetizers came out after the entrees! The food delivery and drink delivery was done with confused chaos. A round of drinks was "forgotten".
But worse than the service was the state of the physical environment. The carpeting is the same as when we worked there over 25 years ago! It is warn down to the subfloor in high traffic areas. The men's bathroom was flooded with active water spraying everywhere the entire night!
What a shame! A potentially beautiful restaurant with a gorgeous view is not being taken care of! Until someone starts to do the right thing and take care of this place, I would not recommend it to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Very pour service. Didn’t refill drinks. Server was not attentive or pleasant. Ordered an appetizer but it never came. Bathroom facility’s were disgusting. Will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Our Server was way too busy for this level restaurant. Was our worst experience here in years. Which is too bad.

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