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The Presidents Room at The Phoenix

4.7
193 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
Located on the first floor of The Phoenix, a beautiful and elegant piece of Cincinnati's architectural history, The Presidents Room at The Phoenix is the place where diners experience a mix of classic and new dishes prepared with the finest ingredients available, and where classic drinks are created with modern and unique variations.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Modern European, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Thursday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m.
Happy Hour: Thursday-Saturday, 5-7p.m.
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Phone number
(513) 721-2260
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeremy Luers
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Cross street
9th Street
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Parking details
Metered-Parking alongside Race St. and 9th St., Garfield Garage located next door on 9th St - $6 during the week days, $2 during the weekends
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Special events & promotions
We have a variety of private dining rooms to cater to any special event whether it's an intimate dinner for a group of friends, wedding rehearsal dinners, or corporate event. Our main dining room, bar area, as well as private Chef's Room is fitting for any occasion.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room

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What 193 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Quiet
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Love the space, but missing tablecloths. Our table had lots of dinks, which would be fine for a certain vibe, but the rest of the space did not dictate a rustic/vintage vibe. Food was good, but not amazing. Our server was attentive and nice, but not terribly knowledgeable on the wines, cocktails or even some of the elements of the food themselves. We didn't get new silverware with our tasting courses, but the timing and temperature of the food was well done. Also, the donuts and Turkish coffee affogato were a nice finish to the menu. Out of 6 wine pairings, one was excellent, one was awful, and the rest were not bad.

I would recommend this as a place you could take an older child as a good introduction to a tasting menu without breaking the bank. My overall take - I'm glad I tried this restaurant. We had a nice time. But with all of the fine options in this city, nothing in particular stood out enough to make it on the list of places to which I will return.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great service and food for restaurant week. Lot’s of chef extras.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Restaurant week in Cincinnati. We chose to go to The President’s Room, our favorite Cincinnati restaurant. Three courses for $35, to kill for.

New spring menu. My wife had the little gem salad now with strawberries, her favorite salad and her favorite version. She had the new chicken entree and absolutely loved it. I had the familiar sauerkraut balls and they are delicious. The papperadelle was excellent.

Service by Brittany was wonderful as usual. All the staff are amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It’s our 3rd time here and every time was wonderful. Beautiful setting. Excellent service. Creative and delicious food. Will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent service

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was our first time at The President’s Room but we will be back. Great food in a great space!!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This was a very unique find. This is a place you take your best customers of friends. Very exquisite. Located in The Phoenix, the restaurant and bar are only open Thursday through Sunday. The architecture is palatial. The food is stellar and service was astounding. The staff is extremely accommodating and friendly. They're known for a great happy hour where they make craft cocktails and have a nice variety of draft and bottled beer. They had Rhinegeist The Truth on tap. I learned The Phoenix is mostly for banquets and special occasions.
We started out with several appetizers including calamari and deviled eggs with salmon roe. In between meals, our server Steven provided palate cleansing with a champagne with ginger slice. On the second course, we had a rolled scallop. The bread were exceptional.
For my main course, I had the full seafood risotto. The also offer a half portion which is still quite big. The risotto had shrimp, mussels and 2 large scallops. A culinary masterpiece.
For dessert, we had the s'mores for the table. This included homemade marshmallows with a lemon twist, graham crackers and a stick of fudge. You were then provided small potted burners to toast the marshmallows. For me, this venue gets 6 out of 5 stars. Bravo!!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The Foi Gras starter was divine, as were the lovely amuse bouche. And the Daisy cocktail was lovely too!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent service, lovely restaurant. Was less than impressed by the foie gras & corned beef special.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Outstanding meal, with several complimentary tastes throughout the evening. Wine bottles are half price on Thursdays, so we enjoyed a terrific wine as well; the dinner tab was an incredible value. Great service, too. A surprise gem in downtown Cincinnati!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Unique and delicious cuisine served in a beautiful historical room. Enjoyed the complimentary prosecco toast and small bites. Outstanding service by Stephen. It was an exceptional dining experience. We hope to return soon.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had a great meal and wonderful service

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Delicious food in a beautiful setting. Service is excellent. Extras given are a delight and turn a normal Dinner into a special meal. Prices are very fair. Wine list is decent.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We had one of the best eating experiences we’ve had in a long time at the President’s Room. Our server is legitimately the best server we’ve had in years and made the experience amazing. We highly recommend this place and will certainly return again.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This was a great restaurant. Loved the ways dishes were brought out, starting with small complimentary plates at a time then our appetizer and entrees we ordered. They even included a sparkling toast. The menu may be small, but the food they do have is yummy!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

As always we were not disappointed with President's Room. We celebrated my mother-in-law's birthday with excellend dinner. We had prawn salad, calamari and pappardelle as hors d'oeuvres. Delicious. For entrees we twice the duck which was exquisite and seafood risotto. Red wine was great and our server, Britney whom we already know from previous visits was friendly, professional and knew the menu and wine well.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We love this place. Used to be Cincinnati's best keep secret but better call for reservations now. Looking for a lighter bite, try the wonderful high-top tables at the cozy bar with its own menu - perfect!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Liked it so much - planning a party there
There is an Orange beverage that is amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Wonderful experience! Affordable and Romantic. Intimate seating and piano music was wonderful. Very attentive staff and servers. Went for the first time for Valentines Day, already making plans to to back again. The seasonal menu options were delightful and we really enjoyed the extras of tastings delivered to the table. (the freshly cheese cracker bites were great!) Truly a great hidden find in the city!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

One of our favorites in Cincinnati. Every time is a great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

One of the true gems of the Queen City. From the prosecco welcome and live combo playing, to the roaring fire place and live rose on departure it was a memorable Valentines dinner. The food is always wonderful as are their cocktails but the extra touches could not have been better.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I took my fiancé here for Valentine's Day. We were beyond impressed with the service that we received. All kinds of complimentary items and a prosecco toast was given to the both of us. The staff was extremely attentive and took very good care of us. The food was amazing and very unique. She was so impressed with the restaurant that she seriously suggested we just go there every year. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's day dinner so we had to go to our favorite Cincinnati restaurant!

Zero disappointments,: Many accolades.

My wife recently suffered a temporary but debilitating injury requiring the use of a wheelchair. The executive chef met us at ground level and escorted us to the elevator entrance on 9th street. Thank you Cat and Jeremy! How great is that?

Upon arrival we received the customary sparkling wine. Our cocktails were terrific as usual. My wife tried a new one, the Rose Spritz, and loved it. I had one of my regulars the always excellent Old Fashioned.

My wife had her usual Little Gem salad. I tried the Foie Gras for the first time. It is very unusual. It is served with raisin bread, a huckleberry sauce, and the chef's version of a fruit roll-up. Both savory and sweet, and delicious.

We both had the Agnolotti, it is to kill for. We both also had the Cafe de Italiano after dinner - wonderful.

Service was great as always. Brittany did another superb job for us!

Add in the amuse bouches, the ending hot chocolate, the warm fire, and the beautiful room and building and you have the perfect evening.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We loved dining at the President’s Room. The service was out of this world and the cuisine was creative, delicious and beautifully presented. The mixed drinks are great! They used fresh ingredients and innovative combinations, taking you to a different place for your drinking experience. We will definitely be going back!

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We had the Charcuterie appetizer, and while it was good, I have had much better for the price. For a main entree, I had the Pappardelle and my wife had the Seafood risotto. We ordered the small size plates, but the dishes turned out to be very small and I would not really consider them entree size. When my wife ordered the seafood risotto, we were told that they were out of scallops, but they would "load it up with shrimp" as a substitute. The dish ended up having just a few small shrimp in it, so it was disappointing. We each also had 2 beers. There really wasn't anything about the 3 food items that we ordered that would compel us to return.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Superior in every way.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Very nice dinner with excellent service. Beautiful room and very quiet. Limited seasonal menu but everything was delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This restaurant has exceptional ambience in service. We also enjoy there a special on the ninth we were there. Overall a great experience, would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We were thrilled to have an professional chef and staff serve us an super tasty meal!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

ThiS place was AMAZING!!! Everything they said it would be. The server, Brittany was incredible. Food was great as well. No complaints at all. It was quaint, quiet, and just what we needed. My wife suffers from PTSD and we cannot go to alot of places do to noise. If you are looking for a quiet romantic place to really enjoy your partner this is it!!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a great time. The food was very good but the one vegetarian in our group had a very limited selection to choose from. The entire meal overall was beautifully presented. The waiter suggested the perfect wine for our meal. We ate quite early because we were headed for the symphony. By the end of the meal there were six other tables occupied and this made the dinning room very comfortable with a warm glolw. Our only complaint was that the music was initially too loud but it was turned down when we asked. The music selection left something to be desired. The staff was fantastic from the reception area to the dining service to the actual serving of the individual courses. The waiter was as helpful as he could be. A wonderful evening in a place that deserves to have a enthusiastic clientele.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Best restaurant in Cincinnati! Prawn salad was terrific and terrifically unique. Little Gem as wonderful as always. Seafood Risotto, sweet potato pasta entrees were superb.

Rambler and Winter Daisy cocktails are great.

Service is friendly, attentive, and informative. They’re the best.

Warm fireplace, great happy hour.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

This was the best meal we've had out in Cincinnati in a long time. Food was excellent, and the amuse-bouches were really creative and delicious. Service was excellent, and the room is absolutely beautiful. Cincinnati, you should support this restaurant! The big name places nearly always disappoint us, but this was a great food experience and great ambiance at a good price.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I found this place on a happy accident. My wife and I were down from Pittsburgh when I found this on open table. Let chef Dave be your guide down this gastronomic adventure. The staff is amazing.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

This was our fifth time at TPR. They always have something new that is creative and delicious. This time we ordered the potato soup. Don't judge anything at TPR by the name alone, once the dish arrives you'll be impressed by the creativity and presentation. The potato soup was the perfect example of this. Three potatoes individually stuffed with different cheeses seasoned to perfection and topped with delicious bacon. The soup served in a carafe that you pour over the potatoes. It was amazing.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

One of the finest dining experiences in Cincinnati.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

My husband and I had fabulous date night here on Friday. Food was delicious, service was outstanding and the room itself had such a warm ambiance. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Every now and then I am embarrassed to live in Cincinnati. Our meal on a Friday night at The Phoenix was a case in point. We had an absolutely fantastic meal, but there were only six tables occupied. Come on, Cincinnati! When you have a resource like this, you truly need to patronize it, which was not happening Friday night. As for the food: Little Gem salad-truly tasty; Beef tenderloin- to die for; smoked trout- wow! Tiramisu and decaf- none better. Added to which was the Phoenix’s extras - amuse bouches or whatever you want to call them- chestnut puréed soup with coffee and dark chocolate, and later, a hot chocolate demitasse worthy of the finest chocolate only shop anywhere. Wine list had more available choices than most places, several in the thirty to forty dollar range which is coming to be the standard in high end establishments. Our Pinot noire was really satisfying. Back to patronage - yes, this restaurant is not open all week, and only for dinner, and the menu is not as extensive as some, but it is more than worth arranging your schedule to fit theirs. This was the best meal we have had in a bunch of years.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Shame on me - it has been too long since we've eaten at The Phoenix. In addition to the be a beautiful building and dining room, the foos and service were first rate. I was so glad to be back. For us, quiet is the number one reason we choose a restaurant - even more than food or service. If there is loud music in the background, we leave or do not reserve at that particular restaurant.
We were the first seating to arrive for dinner and we did have to ask them to turn down the music but I think it was just volume left over from the time that the staff was doing setup. Anyway, they immediately turned it down and the rest of the evening was lovely on all levels.

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was delicious but they have a limited menu. For the Wednesday 3 course special, the entire party was required to participate which did not work out for our group. The little complimentary food art bites were a treat.

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