The View at Shires' Garden

4.4
512 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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. The View at Shires’ Garden, much like William Shires’ land of amusement, will feature exquisite food and drink offerings in a relaxed setting, where friends and acquaintances can come together for an experience and views that will be unmatched in the Queen City.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 512 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lewis
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was amazing. The food was way overpriced we both got the airline chicken and it was good but it wasn’t worth the $26.

Drinks were good as well but could tell that they were a premix

Overall service was amazing and the ambience was 100/10.

Food will have to try something else than the chicken

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food good. Service lacking but ok. They rest on the fact they have a good view a bit to much.

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SavannahG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely wonderful! Highly recommend for a classy date night

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SamanthaC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and the food was amazing! Had a wonderful anniversary dinner!

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vipAlanH
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is limited but our table of 6 ordered 4 of the main entrees and they were all outstanding and beautiful. Great service despite being a busy night.

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Brenda
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great views. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. Menu is a little small.

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vipOhioDad
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the food and the view!

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Holly202
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

The atmosphere is awesome. The inside and outside. The menu needs some help. The service was okay. It's definitely worth a visit for a drink and the view.

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LizG
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and our daughter's 17th birthday, unfortunately it rained so we were not outside, but the service was excellent and they made our evening special. The food was really good, my daughter is vegan and she loved the portabella burger, and she felt 'part of the group' because available food options. My salmon was great and the atmosphere was very nice. Thank you for the special evening!

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Cameron
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a great spot with great food, views and service.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food portions were small and tiny sides. For all the ambience, it rather disappointing.

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anythinggoes
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We were able to dine outdoors and it was GREAT. Lovely spot in Cincy for locals or tourists. Amazing view of the city!!

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HeidiB
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, both inside and out. The outside was so much nicer then I imagined. Great breeze and it was shady. Perfect for a nice summer night. The food was all very good. Loved the cheese and spinach empanada and the dipping sauce. I will definitely get more of those next time. The salmon and mushroom risotto was also very good. It was a little spicy, but nothing overpowering. Service was a bit slow, they were training someone while we were there, so I’m guessing they like other restaurants are attempting to re-staff after covid. They comped us a drink because of are waiting, so they knew they it was an issue, which I appreciate when restaurants do that. We will definitely eat there again and highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The menu was very limited. They took away many of their other items on the menu. Only 4 entrees to choose from.

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JACOBR
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

THE VEIW WAS GREAT THE TIME IT TOOK TO GET SERVICE WAS NOT

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Susan
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our waiter was just terrible and extremely rude! Poor presentation of food. Even the hostess was unfriendly.
I wouldn’t waste your time going here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, wonderful food and lovely interior. Will be back again soon!

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vipSuZy
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular view! Fresh and interesting menu offerings. Food was excellently prepared, presented and absolutely delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The menu is fairly uninspired but it’s good quality for what it is and the rooftop ambiance is pretty incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and atmosphere was great

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sallyH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view our meal was really good. The filet of beef was cooked perfectly.

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plkkak
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great environment. Most of the food was good but the burger was dry and overcooked.

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Josh
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Incredible views, great service, just a really cool atmosphere.

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BryanL
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Despite a reservation I still couldn’t get a table with a view. It was the reason we went there. Food was good, not spectacular. Atmosphere was ok. Without the patio it’s just another restaurant.

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BryanC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and we could not have picked a all around amazing place. Our waitress Gabriella was over the top incredible. WE WILL BE BACK!

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LindaN
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful evening to sit outside and dine! We were in total shade, which was nice to not have the sun to contend with and the atmosphere was just lovely! While the menu items are a bit pricier, we all loved our meals. We got the empanadas as appetizers and they are a must to try-they are delicious!!

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JulieS
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Expecting a tough re-opening for most restaurants. Appreciated the staff’s efforts to make it the best they can for guests. Love this place and will be back — hang in there. I’m glad Shire’s made it and remains a lovely, sky-high gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Nice place to relax but plan to be there a while. Wait staff very slow.

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BlaiseU
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was particularly helpful with getting us seated outdoor in a place with a great view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Really wanted to like this place. The rooftop terrace is beautiful and the inside space is equally as lovely but the food as lacking. We had the Wagu Burger and the frys were the highlight and the pork chops which was average at best. The salmon dip was very good. May return for the view and appetizers.

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rrkeat
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a memorable celebration at this beautiful rooftop restaurant fory friend's 60th birthday. The weather was perfect with a bit of chill in the air, but we were fortunate to have one of the fire pit tables to keep us warm and to add ambiance to the evening. We enjoyed our food, especially the radicchio salad with cochoa nibs. It was especially delicious! The staff went out if their way to make sure we had an enjoyable evening! I look forward to returning!

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Letseatout
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, wonderful food, wonderful time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great view

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Atmosphere: Awesome! Had a great view and really cool and comforting feel. Like a cozy living room. 5/5

Food: I’m not sure what the chef is doing there. Some of the dishes turned out better than how the menu portrayed, some came out less than expected. The pork chop & portobello dishes were okay. The filet & salmon dishes looked amazing! 3/5

Service: I’ve worked in the service industry and I could tell our server didn’t have much experience. They couldn’t explain the dishes to us, and they weren’t attentive, but they were nice. If it wasn’t related to Covid I’d give it a 1/5, but given the benefit of the doubt, 2/5.

Price: Some plates worth it, some definitely not. $32 for a sliced pork chop (not bone in) and kinda dry…not a good experience.

Will I come back? Probably, once the service industry recovers from Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Mother’s Day celebration. The waiters were very apologetic however the food took an hour and half to get to us. This was a problem since the food itself was nothing special.

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vipChris0329
Cincinnati
69 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and we loved it! Mother's Day. Got a great table with a view, wonderful appetizers and meal. Everything was excellent as was our server. We will be back with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was exceptional! The service was weak. Out of many items, both drink and food. We’ve been here a number of times in the past couple of years. Based on tonight’s experience my wife and I agree this restaurant is no longer a great overall experience. Thank you for the past times that is was.
The hostess at the entrance seemed to not care about guests. The waitstaff was too busy to focus on any table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

They obviously had troubles with the kitchen on Mother’s Day. We were told that food was at least 45 minutes and some items on the menu would take longer.

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Alex
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I don’t know if they were off their game, but I will try them again in the event it was a fluke. We were seated right away, and our drinks came right away, but we waited for our food for 1 hour 20 minutes (at least) after ordering. When the food finally came, a salad was missing (we forgot about it because we were so hungry), my $18.75 Wagyu burger was very well-done (I asked for medium rare) and my son’s fried chicken was dry as a bone. My wife’s “yolk sandwich” was dry and lacked substance, and my MIL’s burger was also very well-done. The fries were stale & floppy. The server and a manager did apologize for the wait, provided 3 free bacon & some fries (which was appreciated), and comp’d three Bloody Mary’s. This is why I will try again later. Not the best Mother’s Day experience.

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 4.4 stars by 512 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.