The View at Shires' Garden

4.4
649 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
What 649 people are saying
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SusanM
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and excellent brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was great. Enjoyed the fall menu.

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vipJohn
Cincinnati
76 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
77 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.

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Anna
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager told us we were there on the first night of the new menu, and we were excited to try some new items. The short rib was phenomenal and the fall salad was really good. Our server Izzy was very fun and made our night enjoyable. The view was gorgeous. We’ll be back!

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vipRichardF
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Two meals were excellent, one was average and one was mediocre. Beautiful building and restaurant. Would go back for drinks and view. Nothing special about the food to warrant another visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely unbelievable, drinks were amazing, our server Damar was so much fun and made the night an absolute perfect celebration! Will 100% be coming back again and again!

The View at Shires' Garden
Responded on October 3, 2021

Thank you so much for the review! We hope you'll visit us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Upon entering the hostess was not very friendly, the waiter was just ok, not very welcoming but not rude.. the food was alright, little pricey but that’s expected. The view was gorgeous.. we were finished eating & went inside because it was completely empty.. we sat on the comfy couches but the staff seemed annoyed.. the bar had 2 bartenders that looked bored & looked annoyed with us also.. we were a party of four & just wanted to enjoy the new place & we will probably not go back. I’m sorry & was looking forward to your restaurant but the not so friendly vibe is disappointing.

The View at Shires' Garden
Responded on October 3, 2021

Hello! Thank you so much for your feedback- it really lets us know where we need to improve. I am so sorry that you did not feel welcome, we work very hard to create a welcoming environment at Shires' and I am very sorry that we fell short of that. I will absolutely relay this info to my team. In the meantime, I would love it if you would reach out to me directly at samatshires@gmail so I can make this right. Thank you so much again! -Sam, AGM

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Kikabutt2
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here for our wedding anniversary and it was the perfect spot! We sat outside which was wonderful for an early fall evening. The service was great, and the entire staff was attentive and friendly overall. My husband kept going on about how flawlessly his salmon was prepared. All of our other menu items were great as well. We plan on returning soon and definitely recommend coming here!

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

Hi there! Thank you so much for this feedback- it's great to hear you had a good experience! I hope you'll join us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Drinks slow to come, everything else was great.

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place! Food was wonderful! City view was beautiful. The server was so knowledgeable and fun. He made the meal more enjoyable with his love of the food and his spot on service.
Menu is limited but for me that means the chef can focus on perfecting it! Which the chef did! Do try the risotto! AMAZING

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience at The View at Shires. The view was amazing, drinks were smooth, and food was fantastic. Will be coming back.

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mkaincincy
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We went for Cincinnati Restaurant Week and ordered from the prix fixe menu. We were seated on the deck - beautiful setting and very nice view. Food was good and service was very attentive.

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Ambiance with great view of the river and the baseball stadium. We benefited from a picture perfect. Our service was excellent.

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Kate
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for Restaurant Week and we all loved it! We got different entrees and really enjoyed them. The outdoor space is beautiful and I loved the inside space too.

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vipaditim
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Empanadas were delicious. We went for restaurant week. Enjoyed the arugula salad. The steak and pork were okay. Steak was pretty heavily smoky but otherwise well cooked and key lime pie was good.

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vipRosemary
Cincinnati
92 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a satisfactory meal at Shires. It was a good place to visit for the first time. I enjoyed the view. Our server Tom was very attentive.

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smibonn
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

elegant food, outstanding view on patio, attentive staff

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

Thanks for the awesome feedback! I hope you'll join us again soon!

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Connie
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view! Great food and service! Beautiful bar and lounge area inside.

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

Thanks for the awesome feedback, Connie! I hope you'll join us again soon!

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vipCG1lover
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a lovely evening there! We had to change our reservation time, and the hostess was extremely accommodating! Unfortunately you were out of 2 featured items. What we had was very good. We will return!!

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DVG47
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We wanted to try somewhere we haven't been before. We selected The View because it was downtown and it was Restaurant week. We were seated at a table that had plush chairs, however they were not the right height for dining at the table. The top of the table was only shoulder high to my wife. She ended up putting her salad on her lap to eat it. I had to scoot forward to the edge of the chair and eat that way. Very uncomfortable. When it was mentioned to a staff member about the chairs I was told that the owner "liked the way they looked". As a customer I don't care how a chair looks. Is it comfortable. There are a lot of great restaurant choices in this city. This isn't one of them. Also, the description on opentable says the waitstaff wears masks.That is not true, Not one employee (bartender, waiters, Hostess helpers) had on masks.

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DarsheetP
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Our waiter was honest and friendly. The view and ambience was great.

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BaiBai
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I went for restaurant week, the food for that price was good. I would say it’s a little pricey everyday. The view was gorgeous.

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JPearly
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a place you want to go!!! Food was so delicious. We started with empanadas which had the most wonderful crust. The filet we ordered for our entree was cooked to perfection. The dessert…..ridiculous how decadent! Dulce de leche cheesecake! Order this. I can’t wait to go back and hope Zac is our server again.

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vipSuze
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Restaurant Week. Wonderful meal, ambiance is so awesome!

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vipJohn
Cincinnati
77 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, food and service! I love this place, can't wait to go back. Thank you for the great dining experience for my date and I.

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vipJohn
Cincinnati
77 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views and staff here are fantastic, highly recommend!

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vipTreveccaS
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and experience. Quaint rooftop dinning which I absolutely loved!. Service was exceptional. This will be my downtown dinning spot whenever I'm in Cincinnati.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and wonderful view.

The View at Shires' Garden
Responded on September 18, 2021

Thank you so much for this great feedback! We hope you'll visit again soon!

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LeonidK
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

REallty nice place, rooftop is not tjat of a deal though - almost nothing to see from there. But overall super cozy place.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The drinks were good. Great view. Didn’t have any thing to eat there but looked good from I could see. Service was a bit awkward.

The View at Shires' Garden
Responded on September 18, 2021

Thanks so much for the feedback! I hope you'll join us for dinner soon!

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vipRandom
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Server was very polite and apologetic, but many service errors. We sat for 15 minutes before being acknowledged by a server. They could not figure out who our server was supposed to be. Our entrees came before our salads. We were charged the wrong amount for entrees.

Server was not educated on food allergies and did not seek help for menu guidance.

Food was great!

The View at Shires' Garden
Responded on September 21, 2021

Hello! Thank you for leaving us this valuable feedback- it helps us know where our areas that need improvement are. I will definitely relay this info to our team, and we will work to fix these errors! Thanks again for taking the time to let us know about your experience, and I hope you'll visit us again soon.

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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 649 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.