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About The Celestial Steakhouse

Four star, Four diamond dinning with a stellar view of the city.

1071 Celestial Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4;00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Monastery Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 241-4455

Website:
http://thecelestial.com/

Entertainment:
Live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Parking Details:
Free private parking lot across the street from the restaurant. Valet parking option.

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

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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.

The Celestial Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (40)
Good for a Date (34)
Romantic (32)
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Special Occasion (30)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Cozy (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (7)
Live Music (7)
Waterfront (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Casual (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Authentic (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Great steakhouse with elegant ambience. Delicious good and lively view! Highly recommend.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

The view was spectacular and the food was delicious. Service was slightly off in that a steak was ordered but no steak knife provided. We asked for the soup leftovers to be packed up for us but it wasn't given to us until we asked. Overall a nice restaurant and I'm pretty sure we will return.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

GREAT place

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our waiter, Peter, brought the wrong drinks to the table and insisted they were correct. He refused to show us the bottle from which the drinks were poured. Never offered desert or coffee. The one entree was terrible. Very disappointing experience

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Disappointing! The server was over committed and inattentive. The food was average at best. I had the snapper almondine - it was tasteless and gummy. My husbands steak was average. The lobster bisque however was delightful. They brought the wrong wine for my second glass, it took a long time to get my lobster bisque on,y to have dinner brought out as I took my first few spoonfuls. No apologies. No adjustments . Just...it never comes out this fast. Really? At a fine dining restaurant. There are too many good choices in Cincinnati, don’t waste your time coming here.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food and service were excellent. The view of downtown Cincinnati is spectacular, but the windows were dirty. The furnishings are tired, and the carpet is past due for replacement.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Incredible steaks and the view is spectacular!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food the service the view. The whole
Package ....,excellent !

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food ordered in our party was either over cooked or under cooked. Waiter didn’t seem interested in our satisfaction. One person in our party ordered a baked potato with butter and sour cream. It came without both. She asked the waiter for some. He came back with a bowl of both and proceeded to slop the butter and sour cream on the potato instead of letting the person do it themselves. It was enough sour cream and butter for at least 3-4 potatoes.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The restaurant seems to have weathered some difficult times that occurred one year ago. The location and views are spectacular. Staff was very professional and courteous. Tim was excellent. We dined late and were 30 min late but they honored our reservation and the food was very good. I would recommend this restaurant again to friends.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Beautiful view, delicious food and friendly staff. We will definitely return! Thank you!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great dinner, great service. Fabulous view of the city !

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant. It had an amazing view of the city, very good service, and the steaks were well-prepared. The restaurant is in dire need of a face lift, though. Much of the carpet was old and frayed and presented a safety hazard, and many of the fixtures and furniture showed signs of much wear. Investing in this place could restore it to the place that it should be--upscale and romantic, fit for special occasions.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great view, good sides. Steak was thoroughly unimpressive, especially considering the price.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server was top notch and the food was amazing! The drinks were delicious and the ambiance was perfect for a quiet, romantic celebration. My only complaint is that we requested to be seated next to a window when making the reservation and to our disappointment we we were not next to the window even though there were empty window tables during our entire two-hour meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a wonderful time celebrating the birthday of two daughters. We were wonderfully surprised to not only have a round table with a view but also our own room for this special occasion. The Christmas music was in "the back round" giving us the ability to hear each other, yet we had fun guessing the songs and getting "into" the beginning of the holiday season. Our waiter was great! Everyone was very friendly! We will definitely be back for special occasions!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our waiter ran my credit card for another table's bill and didn't realize it until I said something. Now I have an extra $80-$85 withdrawn from my account that he said was voided, and I'm still waiting to see if back in my account.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went to the Celestial prior to going to the theater. Our server, Tim, was very professional and personable. The Chilean sea bass and ribeye steak were delicious as were the sweet mashed potatoes , lobster bisque and salads. The drinks were generous. The view of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is the best in town. The carpet and chairs need to be replaced-- the padding in my chair seat was completely gone.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fun, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 3, 2017

High Price for the servings -a la cart - ran out of popular items

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Celestial used to be a very classy place but the experience was not what it should be.
Disappointed

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were sent to the Celestial by a friend in Indianapolis. They travel to Cincinnati for 3-4 weekends a year. We called on Thursday, for a reservation on Sat and got right in. The ambiance grabbed us immediately. We got to look out over Downtown and enjoy a very relaxing evening. Beesa was our waiter and was very attentive. The food was fantastic.

Our friend said we should go to the lounge as well. We were glad we did. The Jazz quartette was great!

This will not be the last time we eat there!!!!!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

While the view is fantastic, unfortunately the restaurant is becoming run-down. There are track marks from constant walking paths in the carpet and the wood rim is scuffed and crumbling. On a Friday night at 7:00, less than 1/3 full. Food is ok but for the prices, I would go elsewhere. The lobster bisque had no identifiable lobster and tasted more like butternut squash with cinnamon. Sad as Mt Adams seems to be struggling with OTR growing, and this restaurant hasn't kept up.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We went here for a birthday and had a great time. The view overlooking the city was great while we dined. The food was amazing and good portions. Definitely would like to come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food was excellent as usual but the service was completely sub-par. For a restaurant with their reputation I was shocked how slow and unprofessional they were. It was a birthday celebration for three of the four guests and that was noted on the reservation. They were not busy and we had to ask other serving staff members to get our server for us. Huge disappointment

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The lobster bisque wasn't anything to write home about. For our entrees we ordered salmon and porkchop. Our entrees were mediocre at best. Our server was attentive. The best thing about this over priced restaurant is the view.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food and spectacular views of Cincinnati. Service was great. Very friendly staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Overall a great experience.
The view is fantastic.
The bar area is very nice and unique.
Only issue was lack of some after dinner drink options the couple we were with requested, both at our table and at the bar.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love ambiance and view. Very worn. Broken sconces, dirty carpet.
Love this restaurant and it's memories but it greatly needs cleaned and spruced up.
Went to bar after dinner. Always do for the atmosphere. Bartender Reanna was great!
Employees kept coming up to the bar and getting their own drinks!!!!!!
Really? Right in front of guests????
14 year old busboy sits in lounge and is on his phone?
Tacky!

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was my first and last time coming here, the service was very disappointing. Our steaks were not cooked to temperature 3 times it was sent back.

Requested well done I don’t like Any pink in my food, and the steak came out rare the 1st time. Even the 3rd time it was still pink. The server was one of the worst I have ever had. Took 13 minutes just to great us after we were sat at our table. We had to twist a arm just to get a refill on our water. The best part of the experience was the view of Cincinnati. I would never recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 14, 2017

First time there, heard good things but won't be back. My husband had a filet and mashed potatoes which he was happy with. I had short ribs with root veggies per the menu but got short ribs with potatoes and mushrooms in entirely too much gravy. I found no parsnips or turnips as menu stated but sadly too many mushrooms which I dislike. If the menu mentioned mushrooms I wouldn't have ordered it. So i had more or less pot roast and potatoes that i couldve made at home. Then we were looking forward to a nice port since menu listed 5. Well the waiter said they didn't get any that week and were all out. Really out of all 5 on the menu? Very disappointed. Won't return and don't recommend.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We celebrated a milestone birthday with dinner at the Celestial. Our steaks were outstanding; the service too. We received a complimentary dessert in honor of our occasion, which was a nice surprise. Our table for 2 was next to a window with a beautiful view overlooking downtown Cincinnati and the riverfront area. It was a great special occasion experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always a great choice you know it will be a good expierence

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Restaurant decor is a bit dated, but the experience is still there. My meal was very good, but my husband's steak had a char and was slightly bitter. Overall, lovely restaurant. Very nice service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Needs windows and carpet cleaned otherwise great serivice.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great for a romantic dinner if you like to dress up and go out. The steaks were delicious had the ribeye and filet mignon.

We attended the Celestial for an early dinner and the restaurant was nearly empty. If you get seated next to a window, be warned the sunlight may blind you. We requested a different table and the staff was accommodating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was good but not great. Was overpriced.
Restaurant needs decoration upgrade.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Perfect ambiance for catching up with a dear friend. Our waiter was attentive without hovering. We shared the crab cake, bacon wrapped dates and a spinach salad followed by salmon and poached sea bass, all excellent. Although full, we couldnt resist the crime brûlée, the perfect ending to a lovely evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Again the staff has surpassed itself in providing me and my VIP guests to an outstanding dining and social evening. The staff was professional yet fun just the way we roll at my company. The food was most enjoyable and we even viewed the fire works show between courses from our view table. A magical experience we all look forward to repeating many times. Stover Engineering

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Scenic View, Live Music
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our reservations were at 7. We were sat right away. Waited about 10min before our drink order was taken, waited another 20min for the drinks to come out. Waiter told us he would be back to take our order but we had no menus. Finally placed our order and around 9pm decided we were don't waiting for our food and left. When we were leaving another party was in the front waiting area complaining they had been there since 6:30 and had not received their food yet. Very poor service. Will never go back.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Some of this may be related to the obnoxious group that we were seated next to (around 25 people), but it was overall a very negative experience and we won't be back.
Son (13) won an award at school and asked to get a steak dinner and a movie.
This was Saturday afternoon, so the "good" places we frequent (Ruby's, Ruths Chris) were booked up. Shoulda known why.
Knowing that the Celestial had a good reputation, we were pleased to find an available time.
To start with, the noise generated by the table made communicating with our waiter difficult, but in all honesty he didn't seem to be paying much attention. Our bill was over $200, with only $20 of that alcohol, so it's not like we were going cheap, but he seemed to be in a rush to serve the larger table and distracted.
Screwed up every course. We (wife and I) didn't get salads, even while paying to have the sons get an extra salad. We ordered two different soups, the black bean and the lobster bisque, and somehow ended up with two black beans.
The black bean soup was almost inedible. To even call it a soup is actually not even close to describing it, as it has no broth; it is more like a lumpy fitness dish without much flavor (though supposedly "spicy"). The bisque was mostly flavorless, as well.
Our meals came out awhile later, and were probably the worst steaks I've ever paid $20 for.
There was almost no char/carmelezation on the outside, and the steaks were pretty much cold by the time we got them. Additionally, somehow the sides were screwed up on this order, as well (again, additional sides at additional charges.)
The icing on the cake: the bathroom was a mess, toilet paper on the floor. And I discovered why: the toilet paper dispenser was almost comically non-functional. The rolls fell off the roller, and the actual roller fell on the floor, could not stay in under any pressure. We still had to wait for our check. When leaving, I informed the Maitre d' of this, and he just shrugged at me.

Never again.

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