The View at Shires' Garden

4.5
677 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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JimM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We sat in front of fireplace and had appetizers. Robert was very attentive as our server.

Then a large family came in and was seated behind us. The men were so loud we couldn’t even hear ourselves talk. We moved the couch a bit to try to create more distance from them but it didn’t help.

I’m not sure why the hostess set them there. Was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great and our server was wonderful!

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James
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service was outstanding. The employees at The View are great.

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DanielB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was excellent, service understaffed but our service was excellent, very nice place, parking a little difficult

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Excellent atmosphere! Just terrible service it took almost two hours to get entree and. Over 40 minutes to have a follow up visit

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JuliaK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice ambiance if you are on deck or not near kitchen door

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vipBiskit
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it was amazing. Great space, great bar, and food was excellent. Ask for Rob… every table he waited on loved him. He was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening!! Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was super good. Our server was great too. The ambiance and setting was very cool.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Rob was the best. Super helpful. We had a great chat with him while we were trying to figure out what to order. Would go back again just for him! The interior design of this place was also very unique. I loved every part of it. The lobby was nicely decorated for Christmas as well.

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SharonF
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely lovely dinner. The service was impeccable, the food delicious, and such a fun time dining outside in one of the igloos. The ambiance is just so wonderful. Definitely will be back to visit this downtown gem!

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ITALIA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Zack was great! The food, however, was not good.

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MichelleA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's a beautiful space which is partly why I chose it. I also wanted to take my boyfriend out to a late dinner on a Sunday. This was one of the places that stay open until 10. The problem with these late reservations is that sometimes the staff is ready to go, the kitchen did not cook our vegetables all the way but we got some new ones. Overall it was nice I just get disappointed when I have a reservation and everybody seems like they're ready to go. I mean just shut down earlier if you don't really want to be open. I will return, just earlier in the day.

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PatriciaJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere. The food was good but pricey. The rooftop vey nice.

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vipFalmito
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food quality was average - strip steak was grisly - out of short ribs.

Halibut is bland/flavorless.

The restaurant forgot to assign a server to our table - after 10 minutes I had to go to the maître d to ask for someone to be assigned to our table - the waiter was very good and pleasant in expediting our food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday dinner here. The food was delicious and the service was great! Alex took great care of us and was very attentive. Will definitely dine here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and food. Loved visiting here while I was in town!

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Sandhya
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The decor and ambiance was beautiful and very chic. The cocktails were delicious and creative. The food was good too but the the smoked potatoes were a little underdone. Overall, a great experience.

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JeffB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic was usual

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James
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, as well as the staff and atmosphere.

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cincydiner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cosmopolitan atmosphere. Dress is casual, but the level of the food and service is exquisite. Very attentive. The outdoor seating, while not used on this cooler evening, is very welcoming and the warmth from the heaters was tangible as we checked it out after our meal indoors. We will be back.

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TrevorH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought that the View at Shires Garden was a terrific restaurant and I plan on going back!

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vipAldona
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a unique place and atmosphere. The two-tops are on top of each other, so get ready to hear everyone's conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rob was great!

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beckys
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktail, service, food and atmosphere!! Highly recommend can't wait to go again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked our next reservation while there

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Alex
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend brought us for the fireworks over the summer and we wanted to come try dinner- everything was delicious and the restaurant is beautiful. It was too cold to sit outside for dinner but we had drinks by the fire after and it was very nice.

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viphtmink
Cincinnati
129 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The view, ambiance, and service are all great. The food is, overall, subpar compared with other restaurants of similar price.

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SusanM
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Everything!
I was there with two friends for dinner. Lovely place. Outside was great- fun views of the city!
Great food. Excellent service (DeMar), really excellent. Loved it! Going back for sure.

PS it costs $15 plus tip to use convenient valet parking ( nobody at the restaurant knows the answer to this question as it is not theirs). It cost my friends $9 at meter on the street.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and excellent brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was great. Enjoyed the fall menu.

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vipJohn
Cincinnati
78 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience from start to finish, Service was attentive and food was delicious. This is our new favorite restaurant!

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SammiK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Our service sucked. Our waitress didn’t say one word to us. She did not ask why were there it was my wedding day. She didn’t have recommendations or anything.

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ScottH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view of the City and Ohio River. We had the added bonus of a Bengals game at home with periodic cheers from the crowd pulsating in our direction.

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SarahK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful place with amazing food & drinks! The view of the city is great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch on the outdoor patio.
Server was friendly with just the right amount of attentiveness.
Food was excellent

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vipJohn
Cincinnati
78 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View, service, food all A+! Wonderful dining experience and we will be back...Thank you!

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vipAmieJ
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

About the only thing this restaurant has going for it is the view. There was no one seated indoors, so definitely not busy. Service was slow. Food was cold and/or overcooked. We ordered 3 entrees and 2 drinks and for $185 (ridiculously overpriced for average food) I would choose 10 other restaurants. Very disappointed.

The View at Shires' Garden
Responded on October 9, 2021

Hi Amie- I'm very sorry to hear about your experience. With the layout of our restaurant, we can be quite busy when just the patio is full, since we do have a large amount of our diners seated there. However, that is no excuse for your food not meeting your expectations, and I do apologize for that. I appreciate you leaving this feedback so we know where we have room for improvement, and I hope you'll give us another chance in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The view was amazing… service was on point… very attentive and helpful! The empanadas were delicious!!! I got the Airline chicken and it was just okay… I wasn’t blown away by the flavor… Overall a good experience and would go again & try something else on the menu…

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AmyW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our table was very close to another 2 top outside. Most tables were spread out but not the ones we were seated at. There was a large party on the other side of us that was very loud. Food was good but price was too high for what you get. My husband had the pork chop and left hungry.

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 677 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.