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04/21/2016Provided by YP.com
Took my wife for her birthday this past weekend. This place is a hidden gem. The bar is great with an incredible view, amble seating, quick service. The wine list is better than average even for an upscale steak house. The tomato tower was excellent especially for January tomatoes. I had the NY strip which was perfectly grilled and robustly seasoned but not overly so. We will be back for both the bar and dinner.
04/15/2016Provided by YP.com
Blown away by the view!!!!! Our party of 8 were unanimous about the food quality. Zero complaints.
04/07/2016Provided by YP.com
I love going here when they have live jazz. The view is stunning, the atmosphere inside is refined but cozy and the steaks are great. A real Cincinnati classic gem.
03/30/2016Provided by YP.com
My husband and I celebrated my recent promotion last night at The Celestial and it was amazing! We stopped by the bar first for a drink before our reservations - the view is just awe inspiring and the bar tender was very nice. Our meal was just fantastic (filet and the "Cowboy Ribeye" special) and our waiter (Tim) was great. Very romantic and again...the VIEW! I am sure we will be back the next time we have something to celebrate.
07/12/2015Provided by YPmobile
Great food, service, atmosphere, and the most spectacular views of Cincinnati. Can't wait to get back there.
07/27/2010Provided by Citysearch
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.
07/12/2010Provided by Citysearch
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!!!
07/11/2010Provided by Citysearch
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!
05/09/2010Provided by Citysearch
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
09/04/2009Provided by Citysearch
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!!
06/09/2009Provided by Citysearch
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.
03/24/2009Provided by Citysearch
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!
01/09/2009Provided by Citysearch
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.
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.
11/07/2008Provided by Citysearch
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.
04/22/2004Provided by Citysearch
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.
03/25/2004Provided by Citysearch
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!
03/09/2004Provided by Citysearch
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.
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- Payment method
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- Price Range
- Mount Adams
Incline Lounge At the Clstl
The Celestial Restrnt
Incline Lounge at the Celestial Steakhouse
- Steak Houses, American Restaurants, Bars, Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants
- Other Information
Parking: Lot, Free
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Above Average