View 162 Restaurant and Lounge

3.5
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31 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Unwind after a day of work or play with a cocktail at our rooftop hotel bar. Enjoy your favorite top shelf brands, a choice of beers and wines all surrounded by spectacular views of the city. Join us every Friday and Saturday night to enjoy live music.
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3.5based on recent ratings
3.8
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3.6
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4.1
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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was delicious and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Came in for valentines after making a reservation and reading reviews. I was pretty excited. The ambiance was wonderful. I’m pretty disappointed with my experience though. This was our first valentines together and 1 year anniversary and we got all dressed up to celebrate only to have to wait a little over 2 hours for our food. They weren’t really busy, they just didn’t seem prepared for Valentine’s Day guests. The food was good but not worth a 2 hour wait. The waiter was good but he seemed a little overwhelmed by the chaos which wasn’t his fault. The lady who seemed to be in charge did come over and apologize and comped our main courses and appetizer which I appreciated. So she did make sure we were taken care of given the circumstances. Not sure that’d I’d be back for any important occasions.

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ChrisP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Could be much better. We went for Valentines Dinner and were seated just beside the entry area so had people who were waiting for tables virtually behind us. The food was sub par. We had Quail Eggs with Caviar for appetizer and the presentation left a lot to be desired. Nothing to write home about. For dinner we both had the scallops. While they were cooked properly, there was way too much bacon in the dish, and I say that as a bacon lover. It was WAY overdone on that aspect. Due to the noise, lack of romantic atmosphere and overall quality of food, we left sans dessert.

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NeedFood
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The ‘front of the house’ failed the kitchen. Great food and ambiance (the view of the city) was undermined by a multitude of failures elsewhere. Just a sampling: Strangely, my wife’s meal came with my appetizer... assumed mine would follow. Nope. My wife finished her meal, with neither my meal nor our server ever sighted Finally got coffee refill: Cold. Took visits by three different servers to get our desert order put in. One nearby table waited over 30 minutes before getting menus; another table returned their meals because they were room temperature when delivered. An absolute epic failure on the part of the front of the house management. The kitchen staff should rise in revolt!.

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JerellR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The Menu was very limited. I’m not very hoity toity, so the menu that night was not made for me. I Think you should always cater, even if in a small way, to people that like chicken and reasonably priced beef options. The service was amazing , but the food options were not completely thought out. I did enjoy my experience and the view was beautiful, but the food did not suit my taste. If you’re targeting a certain audience, then I understand. But in terms of covering your bases, I think some traditional menu items would help.

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vipFrequentDiner
Palm Springs
458 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant environment and delightful server. We dined at a not so busy time, and the kitchen was a bit uneven. However, the server was quite pleasant, everyone was happy. Many reviews referenced what appears to be some slowness and inconsistencies. If you’re in a rush at all or intolerant of imperfection, manage your expectations. Lovely view. With modest effort from the kitchen and management, everything could be even better.

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vipFineDiner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

While the service and atmosphere left a lot to be desired, our food was excellent. The rack of lamb and chicken entrees were cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My moms birthday couldn’t have been better. The views are nice, service was great and so was the food. It did take a while for our food to come out but we drank, talked and laughed to bypass the time. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants a nice classy dinner with a great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

I have to find somebody and order to fulfill our reservations at the bar because nobody was at the podium where they're supposed to be. We did not take very long to order because it was Halloween and we needed to get out to go trick or treating with our children that were not attending the ceremony . And sense the restaurant was entirely empty I didn't think it was going to be a problem for us To eat and get out.... But it was we waited for over an hour for our food never saw any waiter says after we got there none of us got refills on our drinks I to track somebody down in order to figure out what was going on said then I gave up the I gave up the Idea of the celebration lunch and told them I had to go and when I did that they just said they were gonna check and see what was going on and mind you it was and even the waitress I found it was an employee but she was off duty and she track down people and and got some answers she then told the kitchen that we needed to leave so they said they were plating our food and that and that we would be OK So she thought the kitchen was plating our food right then and so I was like OK we'll just have the make it to go then could we need to leave well 45 minutes later here comes lady with our check and our food to go we didn't bother checking it because we were in such a hurry to get out because we had about 5 minutes to make a 10 minute trip to well it was holiday so to been 20 minute trip to go get the kids ready for trick-or-treat so we all laughed well I got home that night and my steak was overcooked my stuff was all wrong I can imagine our why they soaked my stake in steak sauce when I ask for no sauce other then they overcooked it and burned it they did the same thing to my husband's Burger and my father-in-law's Burger

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NagaM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It is very bad service. Didn't care to get food to table. We're waited for an hour & half and left without eating.

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PegL
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice dinner on Saturday night and then went back for breakfast on Sunday morning both were delicious. Of course you're paying probably $2- $3 more than you normally would but you have a nice view so you're paying for the ambiance. $14 for a delicious hamburger with four different meals everyone's meal was delicious food. Hot food, fast service, no complaints highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

There were only a few people eating there
It took 1 hour to get our food
Our daughter ordered chicken tenders and fries that never came after 1 1/2 hours because they didn’t know if they had any more or not the manager and waitress had no idea what was going on and would disappear for 10 min. Each time we would ask where the food was.
The views were nice but everything else was horrible!!

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vipTexan
Hawaii
48 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We had a reservation no one at the check in dest. Finally got a table from the bar tender. Server came over got drink order. $13 wine cheaper cab was less than 6 oz. ordered salads and dinner both delivered at one time. No offer of water and never saw the server until reorder of drinks and then checkout. Food was not great. $95 for a trucker diner meal. Noise level high and setting worn out. Next time I will make a reservation at Pilot Truck Stop. Probably better food too.

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marketab
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Had a nice time although our server never came back to our til we ready to go. Placed a reservation and seated ourselves lol other than we had a great time on our 6th anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great service and AMAZING FOOD!

I’ve always recommended this establishment for date nights and they really have stepped up their food quality to a whole other level.

Don’t hesitate, just book it and enjoy!

TS
vipTerriS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Graduation celebration and Mother’s Day

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BillS
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We expected a Mother’s Day brunch but there were no breakfast type items in the buffet. Plenty of starches but no fruit either.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Servers were friendly but food was ok at best. We ordered a variety of entrees. It was obvious that the steaks sat in the warmer. Veggies were hot but fries were cold. Steak was overdone.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there chaperoning my son and his prom date

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JefferyP
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The macaroni and cheese was swimming in butter. The service was slow as it was very understaffed. We made reservations for the dining room but it was closed & we sat in the bar area. No hostess was on duty.
Drinks were good & sliders were great.

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Daytondeb
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great--although they were out of a few things. Service was good and wine/cocktail selection excellent. We were going to Les Miz and did have to let the server know that --it would have been good if he had asked. We really enjoyed the spinach artichoke dip and steak wrap that we asked to have with chicken instead. Everything was made to order so the kitchen was very accommodating. We got there at 5:45 so were in time for some nice happy hour prices as well.

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JudyL
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service
Appreciated server spending time in conversation with us

View 162 Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on March 5, 2019

Hi Judy, Thank you so much for dining with us recently! We enjoyed having you! In the spirit of hospitality, Kris Davis General Manager

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Cken
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I made reservations which weren’t even necessary. The food was terrible and very very overpriced. The server was good but they presented themselves sloppy. Not worth going unless u maybe just get a burger and fry.

View 162 Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on March 5, 2019

Hi Cken, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and we are very sorry we did not exceed your expectations. Your comments will help us as we continually work to improve our guest experience. In the spirit of hospitality, Kris Davis General Manager

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BethK
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening. The best Valentine dinner ever.

View 162 Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on March 5, 2019

Hi BethK, Thank you for your review and we are thrilled to read the great review you gave us. It was a pleasure to have you here with us and looking forward in welcoming you back soon. In the spirit of hospitality, Kris Davis General Manager

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marym
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

View is lovely. Service was sporadic. My husband was served two plates that weren’t his order. I had my food 7-8 minutes before he did. Waitress kind of disappeared while we waited for our bill. Salad was average. Meatballs were delicious. Bread was not restaurant quality.

View 162 Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on March 5, 2019

Hi Marym, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and we are very sorry we did not exceed your expectations. Your comments will help us as we continually work to improve our guest experience. In the spirit of hospitality, Kris Davis General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Prices were exorbitant, Service was extremely slow despite low attendance. Atmosphere was great but with dated decor. Good to go one time, no need to revisit. I know I won’t be revisiting. Don’t go on holidays as they increase price and have a restricted menu with no options.

View 162 Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on March 5, 2019

Hello, I apologize that our food was not up to standards. Thank you for noting this, as your feedback is invaluable for us to improve upon guest experience in the future! In the spirit of hospitality, Kris Davis General Manager

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TimH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Overpriced for poor quality food. The service was personable but clearly they can’t get or hold experienced wait staff. Will not be going back. Not worth the cost.

View 162 Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on March 5, 2019

Hi TimH, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your recent visit to View 162. I apologize that your experience was not good, however I have spoke with our restaurant staff and mapped out a plan for improvement. In the spirit of hospitality, Kris Davis General Manager

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Topcat
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The steak was not worth $50.00. It was thin and small. The steak had poor flavor and not much meat after trimming the fat and grissle. View was nice. Pine club steak for $50.00 is much better.

View 162 Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on March 5, 2019

Hi Topcat, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your recent visit to View 162. I apologize that your experience was not good, however I have spoke with our restaurant staff and mapped out a plan for improvement. In the spirit of hospitality, Kris Davis General Manager

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Cami
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Boring is how I would best describe it. Menu was simple, Service was fine. No atmosphere other than the windows

View 162 Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on March 5, 2019

Hi Cami, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your recent visit to View 162. I apologize that your experience was not good, however I have spoke with our restaurant staff and mapped out a plan for improvement. In the spirit of hospitality, Kris Davis General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We went for winter restaurant week. We had a reservation but I had to find someone to seat us. We sat for 20 minutes before I found someone to send us a server. He said they were super busy but the place wasn’t even half full. The food took forever! I had to ask about it twice. The cheese wasn’t melted on the Cuban sandwiches, the Creme Brûlée was ice cold and the bread pudding was hard and cold. Won’t go back.

View 162 Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on January 27, 2019

Hi, Thank you so much for dining with us and sharing your experience. I want to apologize for not providing a better dining expeirence during restaurant week. We were indeed very busy this past week with a large group staying in the hotel and restaurant week going on however, that is inexcusable for the below average service you received. I will be sharing your feedback with our Executive Chef and restaurant staff so we can fix these issues. Sincerly, Kris Davis General Manager

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BeckyP
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Two of us went for restaurant week. The ribs were excellent. Cole slaw was really good, mac and cheese nothing special. Dessert was not great. I ordered bourbon bread pudding which was so hard I couldn't cut it with a fork. I sent it back for the creme brulee. It was cold and liquidy and not crunchy and browned on top. There was a weird orangy crust but I think they didn't use the burner to brown it. Service, however, was top notch, but there was hardly anyone there. The view was great. Also, it was a Monday and they had a pretty nice happy hour.

View 162 Restaurant and Lounge
Responded on January 27, 2019

Hi BeckyP, Thank you so much for dining with us and providing feedback regarding your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon! In the spirit of hospitality, Kris Davis General Manager

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View 162 Restaurant and Lounge is rated 3.5 stars by 31 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.