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Symphony Hotel Restaurant

4.6
311 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
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The Symphony Hotel and Restaurant features contemporary, seasonal New-American cuisine in a setting that combines stunning Italianate architecture with elegant historical furnishings. The sophisticated bar and lounge are a welcoming spot for before and after dinner drinks and for live jazz music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

Renowned for five-course dining before Music Hall showings, The Symphony Hotel and Restaurant provides an intimate experience without having to miss the opening act. *Pre-Concert Dinning: Make reservations between 5 and 6pm for an 8pm Music Hall concert.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American, Vegetarian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Bar & Lounge
Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Live Music
Thu 7:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 8:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(513) 721-3353
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mirko
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Elm Street and Central Parkwy
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Parking details
Valet parking is complimentary on Thursday from 5-10pm. Friday and Saturday from 5-11pm for $8. There is no Valet for Sunday Brunch, we suggest Washington Park Garage or street parking.
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Public transit
The street car will stop on the corner of Elm and W. 14th Streets. 1/2 block walk.
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Entertainment
Visit our lounge/bar and tasting room where live music, mostly jazz, is performed every weekend. Our lounge menu offers craft cocktails, specialty beers, and chef’s selection of appetizers including his signature crab cakes. Taste wine or bourbon flights fireside in our exclusive tasting room. If you want the outdoors, our bar will provide buckets of beer, bottles of wine and carafes of homemade sangria, mimosa, or bloody Mary’s to share with your companion around our fire pit on our rooftop deck.
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Symphony Hotel Restaurant can accommodate all your special event needs.

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Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Father's Day Brunch at the Symphony Hotel-- we're almost booked so make sure to reserve a spot for your family today! We will be serving Brunch from 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 311 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed dinner before attending the superb performance of Leonard Bernstein's MASS at the Cincinnati Music Hall (right across the street). The food was delicious, the service excellent, the dining room beautiful, and the noise level low. We will definitely return to this lovely little hotel and its fine restaurant.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It would have been nice had the staff and or waitress once said Happy Mother’s Day. Nothing special for Mother Day, a little disappointing .

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Another great visit... Great food, atmosphere, and service!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent. Good service, good food. Quiet, sophisticated ambiance. A treat and a nice Saturday evening venue. Highly recommended!!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The Symphony Hotel and Restaurant is a unique place in a historic building. It is very music-oriented, being right across the street from Music Hall in Cincinnati. The wine list is excellent and after our meal we were also able to order a unique digestif, which is a more specialized thing that is difficult to find, being more of a European taste. In future, we will go to this restaurant whenever we are in Cincinnati for a Music Hall event.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Excellent experience to celebrate our Dad’s 75th Birthday!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great location, fantastic service, great food prepared as requested. We came before a Pops concert arriving about 6:00. We did the 5 course menu and had plenty of time to get to the concert in time.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Felt rushed through the meal. Chair kept getting bumped my wait staff.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Wonderful ambiance. Service attentive. Wonderful course selection. Great that you can get a 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 course meal. Cocktails were great and wine list excellent. Will definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Absolutely great staff and the most amazing food.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Amazing! Best brunch, ever!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Set in the over the rhine, in old buildings. Tastefully decorated with and interesting menu.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was fabulous as usual and the service top notch!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We loved the enthusiastic greeting when we arrived and the server's kind recollection that I enjoy a French press. Napkin colors spoke of spring...which were quite welcome on a chilly Sunday. We also loved the Bloody Mary special and everything on our plate. And in our bowls! We never expected to be offered celery root soup. So delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Buz was a wonderful and entertaining server and bar manager. The ambiance is lovely and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A real gem, located in the charming old-world Symphony Hotel. I enjoyed the five-course pre-concert dinner. Loved every bite. Excellent and attentive service. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

In a historic townhouse converted into a boutique hotel. Convenient to Symphony Hall and the other OTR theaters, with special pre-theater dinners and a Sunday brunch. Food and service are excellent. Didn't visit the bar, but it looked quite cozy.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We had a wonderful meal and service was A+! We had the Thursday night special and loved the free valet parking.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

A nice choice of restaurant in OTR. I have been there several times. It is a little pricey, but always quite good.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great service, amazing brunch and authentic atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Celebrated my wife’s birthday here on Saturday night. The food was so good and the Jazz was perfect. The baked Alaska was to die for too!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Absolutely charming setting in a renovated house that was built the year before Symphony Hall. Service was excellent and the food excellent. The recently added jazz bar had a trio playing even on the Thursday night of what turned out to be an unexpectedly pleasant business dinner. Overall would recommend this place highly. No other dining experience in Cincinnati is like this.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Beautiful old hotel & restaurant - Each room was well decorated - molding in each room was outstanding . Service was outstanding. Food was great. Have recommended to many of my friends. Will definitely join you for some jazz in the bar.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We loved our experience and will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Lovely atmosphere. Great service and food. The brunch menu is a variety of dishes including vegetarian and the sides are both delicious and healthy. My side salad was large and full of great tasting fresh vegetables, greens, and herbs.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My sister and I enjoyed brunch. Very good food and very good service.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My go-to spot for a really good dinner before heading across the street to the symphony or down the street to the theater. Always, always have had a great meal. Staff is fantastic. Atmosphere is elegant and makes you feel like a grown-up out for a posh evening.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent food. Great service. Comfortable setting. Great location for a pre-concert dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We had a lovely evening dinner prior to a concert at Memorial Hall. Very convenient to valet park at the Symphony Hotel and just walk over to our concert afterwards. Buzz the bartender was also handling tables that night. very busy crowd and he did it with Flair! He knows the menu inside and out. my date had the branzino fish and it was excellent, with a very generous portion. I went with the crab cakes, nothing special but glad I tried them as they were advertised as all-white crabmeat. the salad was rather modest portion served on a small 6 inch plate. The experience was why we were there, the jazz music, the decor and ambience. We definitely will return for cocktails and try the menu again.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The atmosphere in this quaint boutique restaurant is lovely. And while the servers/staff were nice and friendly they only made it to two courses for pre-theatre dining (5:45 - 7:20). Seems like they should be a bit more efficient than that. The food was fine but not anything special

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Everything was excellent with two exceptions. 1) the special rib eye was odd. It was very thin, maybe 3/8ths of an inch thick. I ordered mine medium rare which is impossible with that thin of a steak. 2) we asked for a ten minute rest period before dessert service. This was a mistake when the ten minutes turned into 25.

Other than those two complaints we thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Dinner before a concert at Music Hall was perfect. The staff makes sure that your dinner is on time. Very convenient, have valet parking and the food is wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Elegant 5 course meals in classic setting next to music hall

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This was my first experience at the Symphony. I truly enjoyed the food. The wait staff, food and the atmosphere was fantastic. We sat and enjoyed some Jazz after dinner and relaxed. I will defiantly be back.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The reservation system is difficult and trying to communicate with the facility was nearly impossible. To add a person to the reservation would cause me to lose the time. I requested a specific table but that did not occur. The location, ambiance and Ricky and Bekah did outweigh those hassles.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

It was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Outstanding food and service. This first visit won't be my last.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

daughter & son in law were in town....my french toastwas not done enough....hope i remember next time to ask for it well done

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food for a decent price. Outstanding ambience

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food and service. I’ve had better Creme brûlée but I did not go there for the desserts.

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