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The View at Shires' Garden

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339 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Beginning Friday, May 15th, our outdoor terrace ONLY is available for resections.

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.

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Special menus

  • Fall Restaurant Week $36 Three Course Dinner

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     $36.00 per person
    Sep 29 - Oct 4, 2020
    Enjoy a three course fall themed menu to celebrate Cincinnati's Fall Restaurant Week! Regular menu is additionally offered. $1 from every GCRW menu sold will be donated to Children's Hospital. Complete menu will not fit in this description, please visit https://greatercincinnatirestaurantweek.com/restaurant/view-at-shires-garden/ to view the complete menu.
  • Fall Restaurant Week $36 Three Course Dinner

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     $36.00 per person
    Sep 29 - Oct 4, 2020
    Enjoy a three course fall themed menu to celebrate Cincinnati's Fall Restaurant Week! Regular menu is additionally offered. $1 from every GCRW menu sold will be donated to Children's Hospital. Complete menu will not fit in this description, please visit https://greatercincinnatirestaurantweek.com/restaurant/view-at-shires-garden/ to view the complete menu.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 339 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.7
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Davis1
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and food

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vipCCssss
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We love the atmosphere and the food. We were disappointed we could not sit outside as they do not take outdoor reservations. However, they did accommodate us at a window table that was fairly private.

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WilliamR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brisket, only served on weekends, was tender and juicy. They had very testy seasonal vegetables to go with it. I would go back..

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We arrived early and they still accomdated us. Great patio, great food but service is a bit slow, all the more time to enjoy the view.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was a beautiful night to be outside. The service was a bit slow.

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vipMoHamp
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

This wasn't The View at Shires' Garden finest hour. The service was extremely slow to the point that I counted how many staff members were on the floor and the number of tables in my view and could not understand why the service was so slow.

Upon arrival, we stood at the hostess stand for more than five minutes with multiple people alerting us that the hostess will be with us shortly that it became comical and sad. Once we were sat at our table, it was 15 minutes before the server came to the table. The hostess brought us our water. There were five servers working the patio/rooftop and it was not full. BUT the service was SLOOOOW.

I ordered the Wood-Fire Artichoke Salad again. It was the reason for me returning on this beautiful Sunday afternoon and introducing The View at Shires' Garden to a friend. The artichokes were straight out of the can, no wood-fire at all. The salad was smaller than I remembered and was missing the peppers, and the crostini never made it to the plate either.

The mimosa that my guest ordered had to be substituted with pineapple juice. Who runs out of orange juice at a brunch? Then midway through the orange juice was back in stock. Too late.

I will return as this is one of my favorite rooftops but whatever happened on Sunday, should NEVER happen again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and it was a perfect weather day. Brunch was amazing but you need to order the brisket with the eggs Benedict because there is no meat. Overall a very good experience.

MK
vipMrsKYo
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and a perfect view!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

It took almost an hour to get a drink and even longer to be seated for our reservation. Once our food finally arrived 90 minutes later it was ice cold. The special dessert requested for our birthday guest consisted of a plate with four small cookies on it for a party of 10. It was embarrassing to say the least.

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NicoleA
London
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

If you are dining with a party larger than 2, I would NOT recommend this restaurant.

My party of 7 waited more than 2 hours to get our meal (which ended up being after 10 o'clock for a 7:30 reservation. The waiter and manager did not even acknowledge they were running behind until 1.5 hours into waiting and us asking about the food.

Once we finally got our food, more than half of our orders were wrong and one of orders (chicken wings) was so burnt that it was inedible.

We complained, received little remorse from the staff and had to blatantly say "What can you do for us?" before anything was comped.

We ended up getting the food for free - but with having to wait 2.5 hours AND with some of us not even being able to eat the food.. It wasn't too exciting.

If you are planning a group get-together at this restaurant, I would pass. If it's a dinner for two.. you might be ok.

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KeithW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience5

I ordered the ny strip. I couldn't cut it even with a steak knife. It's obvious that are not purchasing real quality meat. My wife had the brisquet and it was very good.

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vipCharlesH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always!!!

MK
vipMrsKYo
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic drinks!

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JonathanC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

A wonderful view of the river front. Spacious roof top with amazing Frose specialty drinks. For a hot day, large umbrellas should be used to absorb the strong sun. Our waiter was excellent. However, called in advance and spoke with the manager regarding a small birthday party that I was hosting. He was very cold and not appreciative of us supporting this small business. We had 12 individuals in our party, he never checked in our table to see if everything was good or if we were comfortable with the heat on the patio. I think this is important to show appreciation to your guests while dining during this Covid pandemic. The brunch menu sounded great, but food was just “alright”. Overall 6/10.

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BillS
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great view, good value, lively crowd, decent food, and very comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The ambience and view was spectacular. For dinner we had the brisket, artichoke salad, and wings… They were all exceptional

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maryw
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

View is OK, just nice to be on a roof top outside. Madeline was super great. Loved all her recommendations.

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DanieJ
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food tasted great, but no finesse with the presentation. Some diners present the food better on the plate.

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vipLike2Eat
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a pleasant experience. COVID compliant, excellent food and the ambiance and views added to the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Slow service was a bummer

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vipccurran
Cincinnati
352 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a beautiful Sunday evening this place was great. We sat out on the rooftop deck and had a wonderful dinner. They were busy and the bar was slow but that was only a minor issue.

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vipTatsuyaA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Labor Day course was no value of 50$.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We had a reservation for 7pm but didn’t get seated until 7:30 despite having arrived early around 6:30 to have a drink in the lounge first. We were also told we couldn’t sit outside because they had other parties to seat outside despite having made our reservation a month in advance. The outdoor seating was the main reason we chose this place for dinner so they should really have some sort of preference during the reservation booking to ensure that those who have booked sooner get their preferred tables. Additionally, 3 out of the 4 times I’ve been here for dinner they have run out of the brisket empanadas and/or the brisket dinner, which has been disappointing each time. Not sure I’ll give this place and fifth try.

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vipRipley
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic. View is terrific. Service is attentive and fun. A great place to dine!

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vipMidwesternFoodie
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I know it’s all about The View- and we do LOVE that but after about 6 visits to this restaurant in the past few months we have some issues. The good: - the wings are OUTSTANDING. AMAZING. BEST THING ON GHE MENU. -Of course, the View and outdoor patio is really cool.

The not so good: The rest of the food is good but the portions are small. One should not leave a $32 steak dinner feeling hungry. We swear the portions have gotten smaller over the past few months. The Salmon is the cheapest thing on the menu but a very modest 6 oz portion - it would be nice if you could choose a larger entree. We love the signature beefsteak but the portion of meat is so small we had to order extra sides. The rest is personal preference - it is very hard to find food choices in keeping with a keto diet (I know, very specific to our needs but usually we can put stuff together from existing menu options without too much effort) and there are entirely too many enters with mushrooms. Even the veggie side has mushrooms. Bleck!! Finally - we would like to see the menu change a bit. The menu hasn’t changed since March and most of the time they do not offer specials.

We will keep coming for the wings, the ambiance, the cocktails and THE VIEW - but our enthusiasm has cooled a bit on the dinner options.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration! Magnolia (waitstaff) was amazing...just like the last time we ate at Shire.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Gorgeous venue!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice building and view. Good use of the space and decor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Great view. Food was mediocre at best.

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Hollti
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Brunch on the terrace!! Bloody Mary’s
Good food, good service, love the view

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was ok but the ambience made up for anything the food was lacking. We enjoyed dining outdoors and taking in the sights of the city.

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AngieO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly as described! Delicious!
Beautiful views !!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food and service was only so-so, but the view was wonderful!

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Mike
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I took a date there and we both had a fantastic time. The staff was very friendly, welcoming, and helpful. The ambiance was very calm and warm. The couches are a very nice touch. The atmosphere is very old school and clean, and the view outside is gorgeous.

The food was absolutely wonderful. All of it cooked to perfection, and the dessert sampler, (though personally, not my favorite), was just enough sweetness to top everything off. All of this and I didn't spend a quarter of what I thought that I would.

I highly recommend that you all experience this place!

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ryans
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went with my parents for her birthday dinner and really enjoyed the evening. Our servers Ryan and Savanna were fantastic and accommodating and met all of our needs with a smile... covered by a mask of course. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was exceptional. The food and drinks were excellent. The inside table didn’t have much room since it was next to a wall but they let us move outside later on in the evening and it more than made up for it. Will definitely visit again. Thank you!

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judyk
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food wasn’t great. Sat outside on a upscale picnic table. Big fan blowing on us. Claimed it couldn’t be turned down just had one speed

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vipLove
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Slow service

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jims
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great on all levels. And the view can not be beat.

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vipJohnH
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique venue with a great view. Highly recommend.

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 339 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.