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Celestial Restaurant

$$$$
Mount Adams
French, International
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1071 Celestial St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1689 (Monastery Street)
513-241-4455
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Description: Four star, Four diamond dinning with a stellar view of the city.

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Comparable to lower level chain steakhouse

When you walk in it feels like you've walked in to your grandpa's office (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). The wood paneling is everywhere, the chandeliers give off a yellowish glow and the carpet is hideous and filthy. I was extremely disappointed in the steak. While it was tasty it wasn't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
NTC214
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Drinks, salads and dessert were really good. The filets were terrific. The special, a bone-in strip, was fatty and tough. And, at $70, both an unpleasant surprise and a disappointment. Hate to miss out on that view-but I won't do that again. Worn and broken furniture and ill furnished restroom. Dirty fork. Too much for me to overlook.

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Thank caviemom
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

7 of us dined here recently for a very special occasion. I have been wanting to dine here for the longest time and ended up so disappointed. We waited for a while before drinks order was taken and 1 drink was left off completely when they arrived. The food was average, the management team should be ashamed at charging the... More 

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Thank jod3303
Chanaka D, Owner at Celestial Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, for taking the time to write your review of our restaurant. I apologize for your experience and hope that we can remedy your opinion in the future. I would like to assure you that we use the highest quality ingredients in food preparation and we are very disappointed that it did not shine through. We will take a... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

We were so looking forward to our night at the Celestial to celebrate our friend's birthday. We were a group of 12. Our reservation was at 8:45 and we arrived about 8:15. They said our table was ready, but since several of our party was not there yet, we decided to go to the bar and have a drink first.... More 

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2 Thank E M
Chanaka D, Owner at Celestial Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to construct your review and highlight the experience that you had at our restaurant. I would like to sincerely apologize for the situation that occurred that night and hope that we may remedy this situation in the near future. I agree with you that the wait times that you experienced are deplorable and it... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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165 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

When you walk in it feels like you've walked in to your grandpa's office (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). The wood paneling is everywhere, the chandeliers give off a yellowish glow and the carpet is hideous and filthy. I was extremely disappointed in the steak. While it was tasty it wasn't the quality I expected from a restaurant of... More 

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1 Thank NTC214
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We went to dinner with a party of 12 to celebrate a birthday. Reservations were made and after being seated it took OVER ONE HOUR to get our DRINKS. The restaurant was empty minus a few other tables on a Saturday evening. Our dinners took over 1 1/2 hours and the food was decent but did not live up to... More 

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1 Thank MMulcahey
Chanaka D, Owner at Celestial Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to construct your review and highlight the experience that you had at our restaurant. I would like to sincerely apologize for the situation that occurred that night and hope that we may remedy this situation in the near future. I agree with you that the wait times that you experienced are deplorable and it... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Amazing! We both had the Celestial Oscar and was one of the best meals. Definitely ask for a table with a view, has a really nice shot of the bridges and city skyline. We will be back.

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Thank Tim S
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

It was great. We have been several times and each time it gets better. We will be back. Great view of cinci.

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Thank luke b
Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife and I had our rehearsal dinner at The Celestial Steakhouse and offer our highest compliments to Chanaka and his staff. Our wedding was out in Blue Ash so my parents, wife, and I searched all throughout Cincinnati for a venue that could showcase the city, provide a wonderful and cozy atmosphere for our 90 guests, offer a delicious... More 

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1 Thank ssvirnovskiy
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

If you base your experience by first impressions, you may make a hasty unjust decision when first driving up; however once seated you get immersed in another world. The scenery overlooking the city of Cincinnati is lovely and becomes more beautiful as the sun sets and the city is lit up at night. The food is excellent - from the... More 

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1 Thank Marc L
Peebles, Ohio
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited The Celestial for our 50th anniversary. We did not need special seating as every table is over-looking the City of Cincinnati. It is called a steakhouse and well deserves the name. Three of our group ordered the filets and they were cooked to perfection. Our one vegetarian was not left out. There is a veggie offering in the... More 

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1 Thank RogerCruser

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1071 Celestial St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1689
    (Monastery Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Mount Adams
  • Neighborhood: Mount Adams
  • Phone Number: 513-241-4455

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic

Description

Four star, Four diamond dinning with a stellar view of the city.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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