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Celestial Restrnt The - Cincinnati, OH
Celestial Restrnt The - Cincinnati, OH
Celestial Restrnt The - Cincinnati, OH
Celestial Restrnt The - Cincinnati, OH
Celestial Restrnt The - Cincinnati, OH
Celestial Restrnt The - Cincinnati, OH
Celestial Restrnt The - Cincinnati, OH

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Best

To start with The Celestial is known in Cincinnati to be the most romantic restaurant, so I was hoping the food and service would match the reputation; and it did. I am not a big ...

Worst

Great view overlooking the city. However, the restaurant has recently overstepped its bounds in trying to compete with ""The Maisonette,"" Cincinnati's only 5 star restaurant. I...

Unhappy Christmas 1/9/2014

Born and raised in Cincinnati and home for the Holidays, several old, close friends and family rendezvoused... more

Overpriced and Undersatisfying 7/27/2010

My husband and I who are new to the area were very excited to dine at the Celestial. Upon arrival, the maitre'd was clueless about our reservation. We ended up having to wait a half hour for our table, even though we had a reservation. And it wasn't even busy! We waited in the lounge and enjoyed the beautiful chandelier and view that the dining room has. The girl who got our drinks for us was condescending and rude, and seemed to know nothing about the menu; she even called my husband's first drink ""Jim Bean"". We saw her on her phone the whole night and her outfit left nothing to the imagination. When we were FINALLY taken to our table, we'd hoped for a different experience. Unfortunately, we were again met with a rude server. My husband's ""steak"" was overcooked, side dishes were bland, and I left my salmon because it smelled like it was 3 weeks old. To top it all off, we saw roaches crawling around in the service area and immediately asked for our bill. Management was unfriendly, unkept, and old. Save yourself $150.00 and go to a real Cincinnati steakhouse whose food reflects the high prices. Pros: Great View (which you can get anywhere in mt. adams) Cons: Roaches, Dirty, Terrible Service/Management more

Wonderful Anniversary Restaurant 7/12/2010

To start with The Celestial is known in Cincinnati to be the most romantic restaurant, so I was hoping the food and service would match the reputation; and it did. I am not a big steak lover but my husband is, so I was going out on a limb making reservations at a steakhouse. To my surprise there are just as many alternative entree options as there are steak options. I started off with the some sampling of the raw bar and my husband had the lobster bisque, WONDERFUL!!!!!!. The crab stuffed salmon I had for entree course was outstanding and my husbands Cowboy (bone-in rib-eye) was eaten to the bone, so i would say he enjoyed it. We shared a chocolate torte that had happy anniversary written in chocolate on the plate much to our surprise. The service was a refreshing non rushed pace you don't get much anymore. We dined for two and a half hours and our server David made us feel like he was enjoying our company as much as we were enjoying dining looking over the best view in Cincinnati. I only came for our anniversary but will be back for any reason i can come up with now, Love this place!!! Pros: The makes it that much better Cons: ???is there any??? more

Overall Great Steakhouse 7/11/2010

I fly to Cincinnati about twice a month with a stay of about 3 days each time. I have tried many different steakhouses in and around downtown and have found myself returning to the celestial more and more each time i arrive in Cincinnati. The view is spectacular and I have never had bad meal; even though i stick to the nice cuts of beef. I have always had impeccable service and the wine list is quite amazing. Keep up the good work! Pros: Best steak I have had in Cincinnati Cons: Maybe the music? more

Horrible service 5/9/2010

Went to Celestial to celebrate 50th birthday with friends from out of state. Our waiter from the beginning was un welcoming and once he brought us a glass of wine dissapeared for 50 minutes!! We waved down a waitress to help find our waiter, she took our order,yet we still did not see any food or any other drinks for 30 minutes. We complained TWICE to the manager, yet it did NOT get us food any quicker. If it ha d not been 10 pm at night we would have walked out and found another restaurant. Once we got our food, the soups were cold and the entrees were incorrect. Then to top it off the rude waiter tossed the menu to the birthday guest and said pick something and we will put a candle in it. Needless to say we tossed the menu back, paid the ridiculosly high bill ( even with a small percentage taken off for our wait) and left never to return again. We had superior service earlier in the weekend at Mitchells seafood. Don't waste your money here Pros: view Cons: HORRIBLE service more

Went for the view but returned for the food & service 9/4/2009

I have been to the Celestial several times for dinner dates, special occassions and business dinners. We have never had a bad experience. The food is always wonderful, the wine list is great and and the service have always been polite, knowledgable and attentive. Please keep up the great work!! Pros: Steaks, Wine list, Excellent Service more

NOT BEEN BACK 6/9/2009

mANAGEMENT SAW RUDE BEHAVIOR OF EMPLOYEES AND NOT DO ANYTHING. eMPLOYEES BRUSH OFF CRUMBS OF TABLE,ONTO FLOOR. NOT CLEAN IT UP. EMPLOYEES RUDE TO FEMALE TABLES.INTERRUPT,RUSH TO GET RID OF,RUDE LOOK,AND EXPECT A TIP. nOT VOLUNTEER TO WAIT ON,GIVE MENU,GIVE FOOD,DRINK,DRINKING GLASSES,SILVERWARE,NAPKINS,BILL,WALK AWAY WHILE FEMALE GUESTS ARE TALKING TO EMPLOYEE.FEMALE GUESTS HAD TO GET OUT OF CHAIR AND ASK WAITER TO COME BACK TO TABLE.AND CONTINUE JOB. GAVE ORDER KNEW IT WAS WRONG AND NOT VOLUNTEER TO CORRECT IT.GAVE FOOD AND DRINK RAN AWAY. NOT COME BACK,VOLUNTEER TO GIVE CUSTOMER SERVICE.GAVE BILL ,RAN AWAY AND NOT COME BACK. GAVE RUDE LOOK TO FEMALES,NOT LEAVE A TIP. NOT WANT TO WRITE DOWN FOOD ORDER,DID ANYWAY. Pros: NOTHING Cons: EMPLOYEES more

Horrible Service!!! 3/24/2009

The service was terrible! I've gotten better service at Applebee's!!! The food wasn't so great either! I wouldn?t recommend this restaurant to anyone! Try Morton's instead, they have incredible service and exceptional food! more

The view is amazing, food wonderful, but service iffy. 1/9/2009

I have eaten at the Celestial just a handful of times due to it's very high prices. It is definately a restaurant for splurging or special occasions. The food has always been wonderful, and the view of the Cincinnati skyline might be the very best in the city. The only draw back is the service. You never know if you will get a good waiter or not. Sometimes the service amazing, and other times you're mostly ignored. When my husband I went to dinner for my birthday, my husband had to actually get up from our table and go looking for waiter. My husband had speciffied that he wanted a special birthday dessert brought out as surprise when he made our dinner reservations. After we had eaten our dinners he kept waiting for a desert to be served, but nothing ever came, and the waiter never came by to check on us. After waiting a long time, my husband made and excuse and went looking for the waiter. My recomendation is if your service starts off badly, just leave before ording food. Chances are you gotten one of the bad waiters. Pros: The restaurant may have the very best view of the Cincinnati skyline in the city. Cons: You never know what kind of service you're going to get. more

Great food and service 12/21/2008

The food and service was wonderful. The view of cincinnati was breath takeing and very plesant. For anyone that decides to go there, they should try the rackof lamb and or the New york strip mmmm yummy. The lighting was so romantic and a great place to go for your anniversary. Pros: value service and romantic more

Horrible Service 12/21/2008

My girlfriend and I were treated so poorly that I couldn't stay on principle alone, even though we were both starving. It was that bad. more

Would not recommend it........ 11/7/2008

This restaurant is a very nice and romantic restaurant to take your significant other to. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the view a lot, but as far as the food goes.. it could be much better. I much rather go to some place such as Outback Steakhouse. Our server also did a very poor job serving us. The server failed to ask for our drinks, keep up with refills, and check on us periodically. Everytime my girlfriend asked the waiter a question the waiter laughed at her and made her feel very dumb. When the waiter brought some steak sauce out for my girlfriend, my girlfriend had food and her mouth so I thanked the waiter and he looked at my girlfriend and said ""thank you"" in a smart way. After we were done with our dinner, we had to wait over 15 minutes for the waiter to return with the bill; altough he saw us looking at him waiting on the bill. I really would not suggest this restuarant just because of my exprience. Our bill ended up being $90 dollars. which paid for nothing but frustration. It really ruined our anniversary night. Pros: The view was great. Specially at night. Cons: The service was horrible. It ruined our anniversary night. more

Great food and view!! 6/18/2008

Very romantic place. Amazing view. The food and service was great. Come here, you will not be disappointed, Pros: Great view and food. Cons: Pricey more

Great Steakhouse 3/7/2008

They have a fantastic raw bar and live music on the weekends. The most romantic restaurant in Cincinnati and the best view. I recommend the Kobe Wagyu filet. more

Wake up Cincinnati! 4/21/2004

I have had the opportunity to dine in many fine establishments around the country, and after being quite unimpressed with Cincinnati's options, I was pleasantly surprised by The Celestial. The new spring menu is innovative and creative. I applaud the chef for not settling with the old time stand by's. If you want your Courdon Bleu and Surf n' Turf don't come here, but if you want something truly unique and delicious The Celestial is the place for you. Pros: Excellent food, Best view in town, Great martini's Cons: , Intermittent valet more

If you haven't been... 3/24/2004

You must go! Initially, the service made us immediately feel that we were in fhe finest establishment. Although the menu was amazing, we decided to try entrees and wines recommended by the chef and our server. Not only was every course delicious, but so beautifully displayed. When I'm in Cincinnati on business, I do not dine anywhere else. I have recommended Celestial to friends and business associates, and have gotten the highest complements for my referral. Thank you! Pros: Food, View, Service more

Diamond in the Rough 3/8/2004

Well, with other restaurants around town throwing around their so-called prestigious awards, a cursory selector of dining establishments might just skip over The Celestial. Do not make this mistake. The service was not to my standard, but it was exceptional by Cincinnati's standards. The wine room is beautiful, I was graciously invited to visit it by the Maitre D' who did everything RIGHT (don't expect that anywhere else in town, unless you are Mr. Lindner). The food was very good as was the wine, a decent selection and very well presented. Highly Recommended! Pros: The View, Excellent Service, Excellent F&B more

Best French you can get! 2/10/2003

Some of the best food I've ever had on this continent. The porcini mushroom latte was fab - as was the duck. My husband adored the fois gras - lovely. Dessert was almost too much. Wine list is extensive, most are expensive, but you can find what you want. Reservations are not recommended - they're necessary, I'd say. And I think the pricing info is low - We bought a $50 bottle of wine and 1 dessert and we spent $325 easily. Go if you want to be pampered. Plus the bar is GREAT! Pros: Valet parking, fabulous food, view Cons: very expensive, no view from some tab, too bright more

great view! 12/19/2002

they took away the best meal (a mound of dover sole lightly dusted with flour and pan seared) the rest of the menu is decent. the view is great and the staff has always been wonderful (even when i wasn't in my 30s) very romantic. as usual, if the view is great the food rarely matches it. too bad i'm a sucker for a great view. more

A Special Night 11/21/2002

The Celestial made the evening I dreamed of for my sweetheart's birthday. He did not want a fuss and ""no singing waiters."" The Celestial handled it with a style and class that was perfect. It pleased my sweetheart. He loved the wine and the food. The view was wonderful, even though there was a bit of a glare from the lights. I wanted it to be elegant, stylish and high class and the staff and resturant itself met all of my challenges. It was a perfectly romantic even that I hope he will always cherish. Thank you. more
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  • The Celestial Restaurant located in Cincinnati OH is the area's award winning steakhouse also the recipients of the 4 Diamond Award for the last 16 years, offering an eclectic menu, extensive wine list, and breath taking views of Cincinnati's skyline and the Ohio River. We are open for dinner 7 days a week. Join us on Friday and Saturday evenings for live music and dancing in our lounge. We have party rooms available for parties of 8 to 160 guests. For reservations, please give us a call at (513) 241-4455. Reservations can also be made by sending an email to thecelestialgm@fuse.net.. Steakhouse; Business-Casual Dining; Fine Dining; Lounge

Editorial

  • The Scene
    The upscale crowd relishes the formal surroundings--chandeliers, fireplace, well-appointed tables. With live jazz at the Incline Lounge and a breathtaking view, patrons are in...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun: 4:00 p.m.?9:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.?9:00 p.m. Mon thru Thurs: 5:00 p.m.?9:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.?9:30 p.m. Fri & Sat: 5:00 p.m.?10:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.?1:00 a.m.
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Master Card, Diner's Club
  • Neighborhoods:

    Mount Adams

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