About The Celestial Steakhouse
Four star, Four diamond dinning with a stellar view of the city.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4;00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Free private parking lot across the street from the restaurant. Valet parking option.
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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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
We were seated in the bar area and then a large holiday party showed up. We were the only ones that was dining in the area. We had people standing in front of view of the city and people all around the table. It was extremely loud! We asked why he sat us there and was told because one was in a wheelchair he couldn’t put us on the dining room. This should have been communicated to us as soon as we arrived. Our server was very sympathetic but the gentleman that seated us was not.
VERY POOR response.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!!!!!!
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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