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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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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

74% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (37)
Romantic (33)
Good for a Date (31)
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Special Occasion (29)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Live Music (12)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Waterfront (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Authentic (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Casual (3)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 12 hours ago

Service at table was perfect. Service in lounge terrible.

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·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined on February 11, 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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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Meeting old friends

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·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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 (Cincinnati)·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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·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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Columbus)·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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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Cincinnati)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 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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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Total garbage, DO NOT EAT.
This is a restaurant on the edge of failure. We went at 8 PM on a Friday night, and the entire experience was mindblowing. From our inexperienced server, who made a mess with the wine/etc, to how as her only table, she couldn't keep with basic tasks. After being informed that three of the menu items were unavailable, we ordered steaks. (Including the chicken. WTF does a restaurant do to run out of chicken on a dead Saturday night? You can't run to one of the many high end stores and grab a few a start of shift?) The steaks were not good quality, presented to us a different times, and mine was stone cold served on a cold plate. The sides were oily and poorly made. We skipped dessert after hearing the 3 options, all of which came from the freezer. If I was eating at an Applebee's, I would accept this, and pay my $20 and leave. The wine and food prices are shameful, and this place should shut down and reboot. Don't waste your time here, go to a real steakhouse if you want a good meal. If you want the view, stop in for drinks and eat elsewhere.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Spectacular views, great food, below average service

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The experience at The Celestial Steakhouse was one of a kind and will go back soon when given the opportunity. The steaks my date and I ordered were cooked to perfection, although mine was just a little more done, but did nothing to distract from the taste of the steak. The view was spectacular for the special moment of the evening. The Celestial Steakhouse was accommodating to the requests I made to make the evening special. If I know someone that wants to go out on the town or have a special evening with their significant other, I will not hesitate to recommend The Celestial Steakhouse to a person that asks!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I feel bad writing this review because it was the New Years Eve dinner service, but we expected more for the price. Our reservation was for 10pm and we arrived at 9:45pm, only to wait for 45 minutes to be seated. Knowing it was a holiday and very busy this didn't bother us nearly as much as the 30 minutes it took to even be greeted by the host. We stood in line in the cold entry hallway watching flustered employees rush past the line of people waiting to be seated. Patience comes easier once a guest has at least been acknowledged. Once seated service was very friendly and food came out quickly, but was underwhelming. I understand the hectic rush in a restaurant having worked in the industry for years, but the ambiance was lost in the frantic bustle of every employee speeding past. I felt hurried in response when addressed, and beverages were spilled at our table multiple times by waitstaff in their rush. My assumption was overbooked and/or understaffed leading to an average dinner experience I could have spent a fraction of the price on elsewhere. Beautiful view, but freezing cold table next to windows. I would return on a non-holiday hoping for a better experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was the worst experience I have ever had at a fine dining restaurant. We had a reservation at 9:45 and we had to wait for a table for 45 mins. When we were finally seated we were directed to a tiny odd hall wall that you had to walk single file to even get in. The steak was good but everything else was plain and bland... like I would have rather eaten the garlic mashed potatoes at longhorn. Price was out of control for bland food. Service was awkward and just awful. I will never return. Never.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was so bad, I didn’t even order dinner. I was made to stand and wait in the lobby for 90 minutes, and was finally seated after 11pm for my 9:45 reservation; there was nobody working the host stand and no employees spoke to me or any of the other 15 guests also waiting there. The phone was ringing off the hook. The owner/manager finally appeared at the host stand, but sat people according to their place in the waiting line rather than by the time of their reservation. At one point he announced he had my table waiting before he knew which reservation was mine, and then made me wait again while he readied the wrong table. When I finally sat down he announced he had changed restaurant policy 48 hours before my reservation: now everyone must order off the $75/person fixed menu. I said I would’ve gladly eaten at steak at 9:45, the time of my reservation. But it was 11:30 before the waitress brought our first drinks and readied herself to take our food order - and I can’t eat a 3-course meal and steak at 11:30pm. The owner/manager lectured me and my entire table, faulting us and his other guests for expecting our reservations to be kept, snapping that he was VERY BUSY!, telling us we had no business choosing our own food after his last-minute choice to fix the menu, and that we should be thankful we got to sit down at all rather than being upset at our wait of 90 min past our reservation. We paid for our single drinks and left without ordering. Long story short, I will absolutely not return to The Celestial until it’s under new management - hands-down worst customer service experience I’ve had at any Cincinnati restaurant, gas station, or fast-food drive thru.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a reservation for 9:15. Did not get seated until almost 10. Place seemed dirty. Waiter was polite. It has changed a lot since we were there last. More run down.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was terrible, band from lounge made the entire room buzz, had to return my steak due to it be butterflied and over done- my husbands went cold in the process. Half way through our meal before we received our wine. And creme brulee was served with a fork, but the server said she "might be able to find a spoon." Gratuity was automatically added, so there was no way to even make a statement about how poor our evening was... not what I would expect for a dinner for 2, at a total of $250.

Would not recommend

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was better than average, atmosphere was terrific, with a great view, but the service is as advertised in other reviews. That is to say not very attentive at all. I would attribute this to the fact that we were forced to give a 20% gratuity on a party of only 5, but in reading past reviews, the level if service is constantly mediocre.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our New Year's Eve dinner was superb and the service was excellent. This is such a beautiful dining venue with a beautiful view and a long standing tradition. This restaurant does need a facelift and it would serve the owners well to do it sooner than later.

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