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The View at Shires' Garden

4.4
4.4
1103 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 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

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • 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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Week Special Features Menu

    Feb 10 - Feb 19, 2023
    Four Course Dinner for Two - $149 – (Runs 2/10 - 2/19) 1st Course: Choose one to share Josper Roasted Oysters Champagne Battered Artichoke Hearts 2nd Course: Each choose one Heart Beet Salad Cream of Asparagus Soup Forelle Pear and Kale Salad 3rd Course: Each choose one Josper Grilled NY Strip- Rutabaga Puree, Fresh Horseradish Gremolata, Asparagus Volcano Cut Pork Shank Osso Bucco- Butternut Squash Grits, Italian Endive, Fig & Pork Veloute, Fried Sage Grilled Pescatore- Salmon, Shrimp, Scallop, Italian Salsa Verde Risotto, Lemon Pepper Broccolini 4th Course: Each Choose one Raspberry-Chocolate Tart to Share Apple Pie a la mode Creme Brulee Sorbet & Berries

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What 1,103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Great for scenic views

  • Cincinnati

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Cincinnati

    Great for scenic views

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Made a reservation for 8:15 PM and we weren’t seated until almost 9pm. Almost as if they were sitting everyone on a first come first server bases. Which is fine… just begs the question why make reservation in the first place. Overall one of the not so great dinning experiences in recent memory. Food was cold/luke warm (by this point we didn’t care cause we were so hungry), server while nice due to how busy he was, equaled slow service, and the food overall was pretty overpriced. Had high hopes for this place with the location/“view”. Just was disappointing to say the least
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! Filets melt in your mouth… Service excellent! We were celebrating an anniversary server and bartender made us feel special. The restaurant is beautiful!
  3. J

    John

    Cincinnati

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience through and through. Service, food, and atmosphere is excellent. Highly recommend!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    We ordered the chef’s porter stake for two, and once again it was delicious! I requested and igloo ahead of time but all were taken when we arrived. Apparently they didn’t read my note in Open Table. We were given a very noisy table squeezed Tight between too many patrons and we couldn’t even hear each other. But we were able to move to a table closer to the bar and more quiet. After that everything was perfect.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    While I wish the dinner went a bit more smoothly our waiter was extremely sweet and the manager was also very accommodating. The one check policy is not advertised for parties of six or more is not on open table. That should be listed here so guests can be prepared. I feel that I had to step in and advocate for myself so we had the best experience possible and that shouldn’t be the case at a restaurant like this.
  6. MB

    MaribethB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was good. Server was very attentive at first then as the evening went on it took a very long time to get drinks and then a long time to get our checks. When we were seated (a party of 4) I asked if there was an available table by a window. The hostess said no. From where we were seated I could see that two tables by the window remained open the whole time we were at the restaurant.
  7. DD

    DrewD

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great, the food was great, loved the aesthetic of the restaurant. All around, a great experience.
  8. d

    davidp

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really nice to see the kitchen is good enough and daring enough to do new and fresh plates instead of copying the regulars, like so many other restaurants, kudos!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Overpriced for how the food is. Very small portions. I’d only go back for the dessert
  10. IF

    IrinaF

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love this venue for work dinners for the team and with out of town guests! Always great food and seating availability at short notice. Service is courteous and the ambiance is classy without being over the top. A solid choice!
  11. KH

    KellyH

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed drinks and appetizers in a rooftop igloo. Wonderful ambience. Food was great. Service top notch!
  12. AB

    AineB

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had a wonderful brunch with a great server; however, PLEASE add some shades to the windows. There were 3 different tables (including ours) moving people around the tables to avoid the sun shining directly in their eyes. This detracts from an otherwise lovely experience. Thanks!
  13. S

    Shire

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Our service could have been faster due to two servers not showing up for their shifts. The servers that were there were amiable and apologetic. They were doing a lot of work. We were seated at a table on the path to the restrooms right behind us, next to a common area with two couches, a fireplace, and a TV. It felt like we were eating in someone's family room. A couple in their late 50s was sitting on one of the couches, speaking very loudly, and I found it quite distracting. They left before our food arrived; after that, the meal and ambiance were much more enjoyable. I had the crabcake benedict from the brunch menu, and my wife had the Winter Wedge salad. The food was excellent. If the service had been adequately staffed and we had been seated in an area closer to other diners instead of a shared space next to the bathrooms, our experience would have been more enjoyable.
  14. KW

    KathyW

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were kind of in a hurry. They were great at accommodating us.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great job!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic brunch!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The bar service was extremely slow. Since drinks were the first thing we ordered it set the tone for slow service for us. The food was amazing which is why we will be back! The beignets soooo good!
  18. Y

    Youngk

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My lady and so went on a double date to a the View at Shire Gardens, a place I recommended. I couldn’t have made a better decision. The place was incredible. Our food was immaculate, the location was pristine, and most of all our server Raegan took incredible care of us. She was the highlight of our night! Can’t wait to go back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The decor was great, blending old and new. We ate inside but still had a great view of the river/stadium. Spinach artichoke appetizer was unique. Our dinner was delicious (salmon and wedge with grilled shrimp) and the beignets were amazing. Highly recommend!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem- go here! It’s amazing.
  21. EK

    EKH11

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Service DRASTICALLY improved in speed/overall attentiveness since the last time I was there. The food was good, not great, but the main issue was the chicken in the empanada app was bad. It was very clear they should not have been served, when we mentioned this to our waitress she just said oh, I'll let the kitchen know. We made sure to reiterate they should not be serving it. I would still recommend visiting for the overall atmosphere.
  22. C

    Clint

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food as usual! Janie provided exceptional service!
  23. J

    John

    Cincinnati

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! What an incredible experience! From the service, views and food, all were fantastic! Well done Shire's, we can't wait to go back!
  24. DR

    DanyelR

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Our overall experience was good but service was really slow. We chalked this up to it being NYE but were disappointed with the lack of communication surrounding the delay. That said, I will be back as the food was good and the ambiance, view, and decor is one the most intimate spots Cincinnati has to offer.
  25. D

    Dave

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    The city view is touted as a large part of the value proposition here. It’s in all their marketing. That value proposition turned upside down for us as the only view we had was a view of people going in and out of the bathrooms and people standing next to us waiting for the bathrooms. Not really the night I was hoping to give my wife on our anniversary. Service was timely and the workers were great, although it seems they weren’t trained in details of service (asking if the filets were cooked properly, etc). The food was good but our fillets were undercooked so we both had parts that were too rare to eat. In a higher end establishment someone usually stops at the table to ensure a good experience but nobody did. It would have been possible to have a very nice evening here, and some on the other side of the room probably did. but the food wasn’t worth $99 per person, and the view detracted from the value rather than adding to it. The experience here will vary greatly depending on seating and how busy they are. I think they took too many reservations. Bar is nice, seems like a good place to grab a drink in the evening.
  26. T

    Tim1970

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Good was good but the New Years "Event" was a bust. Service was lacking, we were seated almost 90 minutes after our reservation, did not receive our champagne toast and the restaurant did NOTHING to mark the midnight New Years...they had a football game on all the TV's and refused to change to the ball drop about 5 minutes before midnight. Too long between courses and lackluster planning made the event a bit of a dud.
  27. LS

    LSP0

    Cincinnati

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was New Year's Eve, so crazy busy. All five of us had crabcakes, two tried for the elk chops (had filet mignon, when they ran out of elk), one for lobster, one for salmon and one for chicken. I would not recommend the chicken done on the Joster as it was dry and tasteless. The brussels sprouts were practically incinerated. The two of us that had the endive salad were both surprised that the endive wasn't raw, which made for a very weird salad. The lobster bisque was reported to be good by those who had it. I would try the restaurant again with the regular menu available and less craziness, but I can't say I was thrilled.
  28. CV

    ChristianV

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    NYE dinner. Enjoyed the pre-planned 3 course meal.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Truly wasn’t sure at first. Watched other tables get the entrees before their salads and meals delivered to the wrong people. Waiter seemed to have tables both inside and outside. Very slow start. Ordered drinks and waited a very long time before anyone took our order. What wasn’t communicated to us, even on the website or Open Table, was there was a New Years Eve price fixed menu for the night. Would have been nice to know. The food was excellent all three courses, no one asked us if we wanted dessert or seemed to care. Champaign was offered after dinner and served in wine glasses. Bottom line, good food, service not so great.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our server was so cool and great :)
  31. J

    John

    Cincinnati

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredible space and staff! Brunch and the service was wonderful. Can't wait to go back, exceeded every expectation in every way! Thank you!
  32. EA

    ErinA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We were sat at the time of our reservation but didn’t have a server come to the table for at least 25 minutes. We got our own drinks from the bar. When our food came out it was cold. Our steak included. We sat for an additional 10 minutes without silverware. I am not one to complain and we empathize with places being short staffed but for the cost of our meal it was extremely disappointing to not enjoy it.
  33. M

    Mikey

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good and service was superior. Ambience was great including the outdoor igloos and green houses.
  34. A

    Alan

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the fried green tomatoes, beet salad, and scallops - all outstanding.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Wait to be greeted/first drink over 30min and between courses/next drink very long. 3/6 meals were cold/wrong food and had to be sent back.
  36. A

    Allison

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was just okay. I really liked the overall vibe.
  37. PM

    PeterM

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Got a great table by the windows for brunch before Bengals game. Everyone enjoyed their food and drinks. Had a great time
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very pleasant!
  39. KY

    KYmom

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has amazing food, great cocktails, and a gorgeous view of the city! They have managed to pull off a cozy, yet classy dining experience with eclectic furnishings, making it a unique, must try location.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was so good I bought the chef a beer and asked to speak with him. The Chef was awesome and kind. Our dinner was so good we would've been back while in town had they had room

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 4.4 stars by 1103 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
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 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

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • 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

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