02/10/2003Provided by Citysearch
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!
12/19/2002Provided by Citysearch
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.
11/21/2002Provided by Citysearch
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.
11/07/2002Provided by Citysearch
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. In so doing, they have stepped past where their chefs are comfortable and have degraded their food product. However, the ambience is truly wonderful. Go for the view; stay for a drink; then go eat somewhere else. My choice for view + food in Cincinnati? La Primavista... Better view, excellent food.
10/12/2002Provided by Citysearch
The Celestial may have the best view in town, but I think that takes second place to the creative beautiful and tasty cuisine. Though it is somewhat pricey, I've always believed that you get what you pay for and I feel that holds true here. You can tell that they spend a lot of time and love on each dish. The extensive wine list offers selections for all tastes. The service was friendly but professional and courses were spaced to allow us time to enjoy each others company and the beautiful view. Truly a heavenly experience.
09/29/2002Provided by Citysearch
The view from Mt. Adams of the city is excellent (especially at sunset). Unfortunately, the service left plenty to be desired. Our server was standoffish and lacked the pleasant but not too pleasant attitude that you expect at a restaurant where dinner for two with wine will easily cost you $175. There were also timing issues with the meal. In fact, our server had to turn around and deliver our entrees back to the kitchen because we were still working on our first course when meal arrived. As a result, my seafood pasta dish was somewhat gummy. If you want a great dinner and the service that you should be afforded when enjoying fine dining then either spend the money on Maisonette or check out one of Jeff Ruby's Restaurants. Or, go to Bella downtown. You'll have some really good food for at least half the price of Celestial.
09/19/2002Provided by Citysearch
No wonder I couldn't stand this restaurant. First, I'm German. Second, this is a German town. Third, no one likes to be this snobby, certainly not 'real' French. Maybe it's a Midwest matter of life that one must act more important than they actually are. Skip this one and choose the Riverfront. And for romance, we would have been more turned on at a morgue, which is ironic considering the stuffy, geriatric nature of this faux-French-fiasco.
09/08/2002Provided by Citysearch
Unfortunately I have to rehash what has already been said. Snooty waitstaff, the busboy was the only person under 50, and $42 for a bowl of pasta was excessive. We were seated near the kitchen and didn't get anything resembling a view. There was preferential treatment given to other diners but not to us (seating, food extras). However dessert was incredible and inexpensive. I had something called a Study of Creme Brulee: 5 different mini Brulees. It was exquisite! My advice is to keep looking though- the attitude towards service rubbed us the wrong way.
More Business Info
- Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
- Extra Phones
- Payment method
- amex, mastercard, visa, all major credit cards, diners club
- Price Range
- Mount Adams
Incline Lounge At the Clstl
Incline Lounge At The Celestial Steakhouse
The Celestial Restrnt
- 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