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The View at Shires' Garden

4.5
4.5
933 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Standing high above the city on the 10th floor of the City Club Apartments, at 309 Vine Street; resurrected from the history that has stood here before our time, The View at Shires’ Garden is inspired by the first amusement resort in this part of the country, Shires’ Garden. Though the original Shires’ Gardens burned to the ground, “in a most picturesque fire,” the legacy that was left behind is everlasting and an integral part of the Queen City’s history. The creation of the Matinee Performance, the regal guests Shires’ hosted, an unsolved murder and other noteworthy events that took place at the original Shires’ Gardens, are an inspiration to our program that we look forward to sharing with you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:30 pm–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 407-7501

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Slovacek

  • Private party facilities

    If you'd like more information about booking a private event with us, please head to our website at https://theviewatshiresgarden.com/specialreservations/

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    Vine Street at Third Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available directly under the venue on the first floor of the City Club Apartments, via the Third Street entrance. Parking is also available at nearby garages and at meters surrounding the building.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 933 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Outdoor Dining

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Scenic View

  • Cincinnati

    Outdoor Dining

  • Cincinnati

    Scenic View

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  1. LL

    LuisL

    Czech Republic

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great environment and service. Definitely will come back.
  2. T

    Tony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere inside and outside. Seen very quick by our server. Food was delicious. Definitely will be back again!
  3. ML

    MichaelL

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We had high hopes for our daughters birthday celebration brunch. Although too hot to seat outside we had a nice location inside. Service was good, food was ok, little pricey for a glorified breakfast. Asked for a yes w food, was told not hot tea available ? Really. Portion size was just ok like I said little overpriced for breakfast. Told hostess celebrating a birthday but never was acknowledged so why ask. Hopefully caught them on an off day.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful experience and the service was amazing.
  5. CT

    ChristianT

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic service and very good food. Good drink selection from the bar and excellent atmosphere.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good food, drinks and view
  7. MS

    MelodyS

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are quickly becoming regulars here- beautiful view, great drinks, and lovely service as always!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there to celebrate my wife's birthday before the Andrew McMahon concert. We had a great server in Robert. The food was delicious and well prepared.
  9. R

    Random

    Cincinnati

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere and fun destination. Food is good. I have had multiple times where I think the service is just a tad off. It’s never been bad, just not A+.
  10. F

    Foodguy

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our meals were good and lived up to the expectation. our server was very attentive.
  11. KB

    KelB

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, delicious food, great service! Highly recommend
  12. KJ

    KJ70

    Cincinnati

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and ambiance. Best rooftop view of the city!!!
  13. L

    Leskrimp

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The good- the location, ambiance and server. The bad- our drinks and food took forever. Steaks were ordered at medium rare and came out well done. Two were sent back. Those members of our party refused to eat a steak not cooked to their preference at the price point. The other kept hers because she was hungry. A drink was sent back because it tasted so awful. Turns out two different bartenders were mixing drinks and the second drink was made by someone different than the first drink (it was a cosmo both times.) The manager made up for it by taking the steaks off our bill. I would go back, but it might just be for drinks and the aesthetic. Not sure the food is worth the price. Our server was lovely- not her fault everything took so long or that the food was over cooked.
  14. T

    Toni

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Lizzy was an excellent waitress. However…. Salmon entree was very good. Salads were poor and small. Pasta entree was fair. Parking is a challenge. Overpriced for what you get.
  15. DO

    DebbyO

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We must have gotten incredibly lucky because I think we had the best seat in the outside and the weather was beautiful with a wonderful breeze. Although they were out of both wines we wanted we found a nice bottle of pinot grigio . I had the salmon and my hubby had the pork and neither one disappointed. It was a magical evening...
  16. MS

    MerrileeS

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Great views & place for a drink. Food was subpar. My meal was over cooked and my dining companion got sick afterwards. Waitstaff did not ensure meal modifications were made.
  17. AH

    AndyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great atmosphere. Our waitress was great!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall I was very pleased with the experience. It is pricey, but I expected that. The view of the river and city was nice, very relaxed atmosphere, and my steak was wonderful.
  19. SR

    SteveR

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at The View at Shires Garden. The service was excellent and very attentive, and everything we ate was delicious. It is an elegant setting without being stuffy or pretentious. Unfortunatley the weather kept us off of the patio but the view is still open and wonderful.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I realize that Making a request is just that… a request. But when a quiet little romantic table for two with a view is requested and you are tucked into a dark corner facing a wall next to a loud crowd, it was unfortunate and disappointing. The salmon was lovely but nothing special. The lemon drop martini was nice.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The view was amazing and the service was great. The food was so delicious. I haven’t had a good meal like that from a restaurant in awhile since COVID has increased prices and lowered quality. They didn’t lower their quality at all.
  22. AL

    AmyL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Our server was great! The view and ambiance was spectacular! Our appetizer, the salmon spread, came out before our drinks. The pour on the drinks is extremely weak. My husband got Bullet on the rocks and it looked like a one oz pour in a shot glass. The glass was so small. The chicken was dry and his broccolini was very hard to cut. Not cooked enough. The pesto pasta was good. The cheesecake was as hard as a rock. What happened to good old fashioned slice of cheesecake. The dishes came out timed perfectly and the service was great. The service and the view make it 3 stars.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very much enjoyed! Beautiful setting, good food and service, highly reco!
  24. T

    Traveler2

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The hostess was wonderful and accommodating, but the food was subpar. The crab cakes were fishy tasting and the burger was ok. The empanadas were good. The view from the outside patio is the best. A nice place to have a cocktail.
  25. D

    Djcincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing views. Lennie was great! Come here if you want a cool place with a view and a great meal!
  26. RH

    RussellH

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent views and Historic Charm with tasty cuisine. Steaks are excellent!
  27. D

    Dini

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The city view is the winner here. Service was great but food was just okay. We ordered fried green tomatoes appetizer. There were 3 good sized slices, but cut way to thick. You needed a steak knife to cut them. They were not warm. The burger and fries were as you would expect; nothing outstanding. Crab cakes were good. Broccolini as expected.
  28. KM

    KathyM

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Love this place! Service was slow - our server seemed overwhelmed and in a state of shell shock for some reason. I’ve had great service there before though so I think it was a one time issue.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the crab Benedict
  30. B

    Beth

    Cincinnati

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! I was extremely impressed with the over-the-top service at The View at Shires’ Garden. Upon arrival I stepped up to the host stand and although no one was standing there at that moment (it was late night and past the peak dining hours) a gentleman spotted me immediately and checked me in. Very welcoming and friendly. He stepped away to locate a table outside as I had requested and in the meantime, no less than 3 servers and the bartender checked to see if I had been helped. I had the pasta primavera and a glass of wine and my server could not have been more helpful and friendly. The view, of course, was phenomenal. I will definitely be back and I recommended The View at Shires’ Garden to a couple of my friends and they dined there the following day.
  31. PL

    PatL

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We ate outside on the patio deck which was great and the view is outstanding. There was a band playing and they were a little too loud but our seating was far enough away so it didn't bother us too much. We ordered the fried green tomatoes and the crab cakes for appetizers and they were flavorful. Our group ordered the sea scallops and salmon for the main courses and they were delicious. They were understaffed and the staff was doing the best they could to take care of everyone. FYI - they don't guarantee outdoor seating, even if you have a reservation. Also, if you park in their garage, you have to pay $15 for parking, even if you dine at the restaurant.
  32. JW

    JenniferW

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous view! Excellent staff! Beautiful inside as well.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful. Food & ambiance were so good! Our server Erin was fantastic. The music level outside (band) was pretty high though! Would highly recommend!
  34. SM

    StephM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The rooftop patio was pleasant and not very noisy. Service was excellent, as were the cocktails. The food was good, but not outstanding, and on the expensive side for what you got. We would go back for the ambiance on a special occasion.
  35. D

    Dennis

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent for dinner and drinks. Wonderful setting
  36. M

    Mark

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent burger
  37. WE

    WmElex

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found this restaurant things to OpenTable and went around 5 PM on a Sunday afternoon. Not very busy at that time. The food was great and the prices are reasonable. Our server Rob took great care of us and everyone was friendly and appeared to be happy in their work which is a big deal these days even for the customers.
  38. HG

    HeatherG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We loved the crab cake eggs Benedict and appreciated the attention to detail that made it perfect. This was our first time here but it won’t be our last!
  39. AB

    AineB

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun brunch with out of town friends! Our server, Rob, was great!
  40. j

    jojo

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    View at Shires Garden never disappoints! Great food, atmosphere and service. If you haven't been you need to add it to your list!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The View at Shires' Garden offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 407-7501.

The View at Shires' Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 933 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for The View at Shires' Garden

309 Vine Street, 10th Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Vine Street at Third Street

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:30 pm–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available directly under the venue on the first floor of the City Club Apartments, via the Third Street entrance. Parking is also available at nearby garages and at meters surrounding the building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Slovacek

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 407-7501

  • Private party facilities

    If you'd like more information about booking a private event with us, please head to our website at https://theviewatshiresgarden.com/specialreservations/

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