Symphony Hotel Restaurant
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.
Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm
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
Thu 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 8:00 pm–11:00 pm
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Symphony Hotel Restaurant can accommodate all your special event needs.View Private Dining Details
I have been here several times and never had a bad experience!!! The baked Brie was absolutely fantastic. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is great!!!! The staff is wonderful, very polite and respectful as well as very attentive. You can not go wrong eating here.
The perfect place for old friends to get together and linger over brunch. Very cozy and inviting!
A unique, memorable and delicious dining experience. Each of the 5 courses touched upon all the tastes, with the hangar steak main course cooked to perfection. The service was courteous and prompt and were very attentive. Our bottle of wine was excellent and the list had something for each taste and price point. On top of that, the ambiance and decor is truly magnificent. We will definitely be dining here again.
This was our first time at Symphony Hotel. Our meal and our waiter Kevin were amazing. Already made next reservations. Cant say enough positive.
Restraunt was good but they didn’t have our open table reservation , even with a confirmation
2 nd time this has happened. Won’t rely on your reservations anymore
We really enjoyed our meals and atmosphere . Everyone was very nice and accommodating. After the symphony crowd left, it was very Quiet and comfortable. I will probably not order the duck again, probably other options would be better.
We had the steak and eggs, GF pancakes and the mushroom omelette. The food was amazing and we are foodies. The negative... the service was very slow and the food took almost 30 minutes.
The 5 course meal offered very good choices which were delicious. Much to my dismay, the special no-bake chocolate cheesecake was already sold out (and it was only 7 p.m.) Unfortunately, my meal ended with a disappointing, dry chocolate cake. My husband raved about his cheese plate dessert.
This was our second visit and we'll certainly be back. Next time, I'll place my order for dessert first! The proximity to Music Hall and the timing of service allowed us enough time to enjoy our meal and still arrive at the theatre early enough.
Excellent food and service in a quaint romantic setting
Our food was Outstanding, and prepared exactly the way everyone had ordered. I loved te creativity and appropriate ménage of protein-sides- new foods. Our server was perfect - appropriately attentive but to too much. She asked if we were attending the CSO concert, and kept our time beautifully.
I loved this place--delightful--and valet parking was great/
The food was delicious. "Found" Symphony via an online article and was not disappointed. Had the 5-course with one entree of the fish and the other the chicken. both perfectly prepared. Our Waitstaff was attentive and helpful; valet was friendly and prompt. Will recommend and WILL be back.
Can't beat the location if you're headed to Music Hall. 5-Course meal was very good - especially for the price.
A bit cramped... we were practically seated with the table next to us, and heard every bit of their conversation without listening.
We went for our 35th anniversary. Great food and very charming.
So happy to have found it and will definitely dine there in the future!!
I have lived in Cincinnati for 35 years and have never eaten at the Symphony. I wanted to celebrate my 60th birthday with my family there, having toured the hotel during a recent ghost tour of Cincinnati. The meal, service and atmosphere were all amazing. A special rave to the pastry chef for a lovely, scrumptious birthday cake. Our twenty something children were equally impressed. Thank you for a memorable and treasured evening.
Both of us got ill after having brunch. We have also been for dinner - it was only a slightly better experience. It is a shame as this is a great location and could be a really nice looking and fun restaurant.
Very good innovative menu. Attentive staff. Elegant ambiance.
A friend and I dined before the Friday Pops concert. Food was excellent, service was outstanding. Definitely will be back.
Food and service were very good. But... felt rushed. Some courses brought before
preceeding one consumed. I would also suggest wine pairings by the glass for each
Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, excellent service, and generous cocktails too. We love Sunday mornings at the Symphony Hotel!
Service , food and music was SUPER! 5 course dinner was a great value! Food was Surperb!
Food is good...music is great! Live jazz, good cocktails and elegant and well priced dinners. Symphony Inn harkens back to days gone by where you really could do dinner and dancing. Will definitely be back!
Symphony Hall was beyond amazing. The bartender was knowledgable, the waiter and waitresses were beyond amazing. I would recommend this to anyone and plan to go back there again.
My vegetarian meal was very bitter, however my boyfriends duck meal was fantastic. Desert, strawberry panna cotta, was less than tasty. Jazz was awesome!
Nice little place, very good food but the best thing was the bartender, Buzz. Dinner and a show all in one place! Enjoyed the jazz music also.
Do not go for the convenience of a meal before a production at Music Hall but if you do, they have the correct servings and pacing. We picked the 5 course and really enjoyed each part of it. Each part came to us in a nice arrangement -- good looking plating and even better tasting, interesting combinations. Our only objection was the seats are very close to another table and we could hear their entire conversation.
After reading so many reviews we decided to meet some out of town friends for Sunday brunch. It was a perfect choice both in terms of food and a delightful atmosphere for a relaxing visit. Our server did a great job making sure our needs were met while giving us time for a conversation. Both couples shared the strata and French toast and both were delicious. Next time we will try the Prix Fix dinner.
Went with my wife for a wedding anniversary. We selected the 5-course meal. Very small, intimate dining room that we shared with one other couple. Voices carry here so a large, boisterous party would kill the ambiance for others. The good: service was excellent, pleasant server, water glass was never empty, food timing was not rushed nor did we wait on anything, which is saying something with 5 courses to time. Food quality was great - my wife had the lamb and my steak was cooked to perfection as requested. The bad: the steak was a special and cost an additional 9 bucks that I did not realize until my bill arrived - would have been nice to know of the price bump at time of ordering. The restaurant was under a gnat attack - several of them flying around our table and food. I understand with a little vinegar and oil, this annoyance would have been completely avoided. I mentioned our anniversary at point of reservation and I was expecting someone one on staff would acknowledge it. No one did.
My friend and I were so excited to try Symphony. But even with all that excitement, our experience still surpassed all expectation. The table decor, vintage tableware and Jazz artists created a perfectly yesteryear vibe. The courses were moderately priced, but the tastes were extraordinary. Our waitress' cheery attitude kept the special occasion joys going from first course to third.
The Symphony was recommended by friends. We pretty much never go downtown for dinner, about a 30 mile drive and there are plenty of closer places. It was our anniversary so we wanted something a little more special. This fit the bill perfectly. We sat in the lounge near the live music/ a keyboard and guitar player with some vocals. The volume was low enough that it wasn't intrusive. Our meals were excellent and the ricing very reasonable for both the quality and quantity. Our waiter was very good with just the right amount of attention. We will be back.
I had never heard of the Symphony Hotel & Restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. We were seeking someplace where the noise level allowed for conversation and the food was delicious. Symphony delivered on this and more. Reminded me of all the things I loved about European dining. Innovative dishes, quiet and competent service, wonderful ambiance. I adored the fact that they had a menu specifically designed to accommodate diners who had performances to attend at Music Hall so we had no reason to constantly check our watches and worry that we would miss our 7:30pm call. I had the hangar steak and birthday girl ordered the Barramundi. Steak was cooked exactly to order and Mom raved about the fish. Not certain why we didn't get bread basket with meal but the dessert more than made up for any deficiencies. The Chocolate torte was decadent and Mom couldn't rave enough about the fresh berries and cream dessert. I only wish that a little more fuss could have been made over the fact that it was Mom's birthday since that information had been requested. Overall though, very pleased and will go there again and again.
In our experience breakfast is a better time to go. Dinner service is very slow and you are easily forgotten if they get busy (this has happened to us on more than one occasion), although the food is good. Breakfast there is lovely and would attend brunch again.
We always enjoy brunch in the lounge of the Symphony!
Great Side Cars and Grasshoppers... everthing else is good too!
We were attending the May Festival and wanted to have dinner close to Misic Hall. We haveat the Symphony Hotel the past on this same reason. The service and the Server (BEN) was great. He judged when our next course needed to be served to allow us to finish and have time for a quiet walk to the Hall. The food was great tasting and served pleasantly.
The food was extremely disappointing. The "salad of note" had no flavor at all. My fish entre was described in the menu as served with a mango-lime sauce. In fact, it was served with a ginger and hot pepper sauce which, in addition to making the meal somewhat painful, over-powered the fish. I don't think that I will be going to this restaurant again.
Excellent meal, music, and service.
We had a 3 course meal - soup, entree and dessert - and all three were delicious. We both had the celery soup, I had the hanger steak and my husband had the coq au vin, and we both had the fresh berries. We will definitely return.
First visit- Sunday brunch. Food was very good except for lukewarm coffee that we had to send back twice.
Decor seemed a little tired and in need of a refresh.
We were the last diners and while we were finishing a staff person came in and began to vacuum the room. She didn’t ask if it was okay and I have never had this occur before !
All in all, will probably not return. A shame since I really wanted to like this restaurant.