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Symphony Hotel Restaurant

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Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Vietnamese, Wine Bar, Tea Room
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210 W 14th Street, Over the Rhine, Cincinnati, OH 45202
15135690064
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Symphony Hotel and Restaurant is an award winning boutique hotel with a...
Symphony Hotel and Restaurant is an award winning boutique hotel with a full service restaurant and lounge that was developed by restoring a late 1800's private townhome and the buildings adjacent. It is located in Over the Rhine across from Music Hall and Washington Park. The historic dining room has a large original elegant Victorian bas-relief lady that adorns dinner guests while they un-wine-d and enjoy their gourmet three or five course dinner freshly made in our kitchen. Our chefs offer a "New American" Cuisine that follows the new American health conscious food trend. They create a monthly menu using locally sourced fresh ingredients, wild caught fish, free range chicken and highly creative vegetarian dishes for a memorable dining experience. Sunday brunch offers classic dishes, an espresso/tea bar and fresh squeezed juices. Reservations are recommended although walk-ins are welcome upon availability.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, not at their best due to weather

We stayed at the Hotel on a very snowy day that presented significant challenges to the management. I am sure that they had trouble with both suppliers and staff due to the weather conditions. So they offered a buffet to the hotel guests rather than the usual fixed price menu. The entrees were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Wow what a great Restaurant in Over the Rhine! The ambiance historically wonderful. We enjoyed our 5 course meal, soup- gazpacho, salad- spinach/romaine with walnuts, lemon geranium chardonnay sorbet, I had the wild caught corvina and Sweet Corn with squid ink linguini entree and to finish hazelnut tiramisu. The dinner was amazing and a great value that you can not... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed at the Hotel on a very snowy day that presented significant challenges to the management. I am sure that they had trouble with both suppliers and staff due to the weather conditions. So they offered a buffet to the hotel guests rather than the usual fixed price menu. The entrees were bourbon glazed fish and chicken with caper... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

45$ for fixed menu sets some expectations (e.g. compare with the 47$ family style of Sotto). Symphony tries too hard to be a fancy restaurant, but lacks the basics. First, of the 4 courses, the soup (the most plain tomato) and the salads (greens with a small appearance of something like an orange wedge) are so simple that really I... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is, hands down and for multiple reasons, my favorite brunch spot ever. The atmosphere is remarkable, the service is extremely attentive and knowledgeable without being overbearing, and, most importantly, the food, from taste to presentation, is impeccable. The Washington Park Strada (a breakfast casserole) and the Schubert Omelette (made with smoked salmon) are my favorites, but you will be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately, we stayed on a Wednesday night when the restaurant was not open for dinner. The rooms are comfortable ( ours was Mozart) , with period furniture and a queen bed. There was a modern vanity in the room, and a separate room for toilet and shower. Flat screen TV with satellite, wifi, a/c controlled in the room. The hallways... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I stayed at the Symphony Hotel and was glad I opted to stay for dinner. I started off with a drink in the bar--which made me feel like I was in an historic town in upstate New York or Vermont. Between the cozy seats, the fireplace, and the art everywhere, I immediately relaxed, sat back,and enjoyed my favorite bourbon. Dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This restaurant is in the hotel...OMG...what super fantastic dinner and music last night. This is truly a hidden gem!!! I am in love with this place....actually love at first sight. I hope you guys don't get tired of seeing us...your bar/restaurant will be "the go to" spot for us...love love love!! We dined on quail, gazpacho, salmon, and steak.... we... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This old mansion has been converted in a boutique hotel and exclusive little restaurant, The meal was 3 or 5 course (depending on how much time you have) we had shorter one since we were running late for the show at the Cincinnati symphony orchestra round the corner. This is is the first restaurant in Cincinnati which reminded me of... More 

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Sussex, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My wife and I had the 5-course dinner offered at the Symphony Hotel & Restaurant prior to attending a Cincinnati Pops Orchestra concert. This is the first time we've been in this part of town and it is rough. I was concerned that my car would be OK parked in this area. The Symphony Hotel is an old B&B and... More 

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Lebanon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My daughter and I spontaneously bought tickets to the Cincinnati Symphony. Because we live an hour away, and I don't often drive into the city, I wanted to get to Music Hall early so we could get safe parking right next to the Hall. But I didn't know where to go for dinner that wouldn't involve a long walk through... More 

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Additional Information about Symphony Hotel Restaurant

Address: 210 W 14th Street, Over the Rhine, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 15135690064
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $35 to $45
Cuisine: Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Vietnamese, Wine Bar, Tea Room

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 W 14th Street, Over the Rhine, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 15135690064

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $35 to $45
  • Cuisine: Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Vietnamese, Wine Bar, Tea Room

Description

Symphony Hotel and Restaurant is an award winning boutique hotel with a full service restaurant and lounge that was developed by restoring a late 1800's private townhome and the buildings adjacent. It is located in Over the Rhine across from Music Hall and Washington Park. The historic dining room has a large original elegant Victorian bas-relief lady that adorns dinner guests while they un-wine-d and enjoy their gourmet three or five course dinner freshly made in our kitchen. Our chefs offer a "New American" Cuisine that follows the new American health conscious food trend. They create a monthly menu using locally sourced fresh ingredients, wild caught fish, free range chicken and highly creative vegetarian dishes for a memorable dining experience. Sunday brunch offers classic dishes, an espresso/tea bar and fresh squeezed juices. Reservations are recommended although walk-ins are welcome upon availability.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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