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“Outstanding ”
Review of Phoenix

Ranked #476 of 2,164 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: USD 9 - USD 34
Cuisines: American, German, Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Private Dining
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Description: Specialties Restaurant ~ Private Dining ~ Catering ~ Banquets ~ Weddings ~ Receptions ~ Business Meetings & Seminars ~ Special Events Our History The Phoenix was built in 1893, and is Cincinnati's finest example of Italian renaissance architecture. It was originally known as The Phoenix Club, the first Jewish Businessmen's organization in this region of the country. The architect was the renowned Samuel Hannaford, best known for his design of Music Hall, and also the architect for other great Cincinnati landmarks such as City Hall, St. George Church in Clifton, and the building that is now The Cincinnatian Hotel.
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

What a spectacular dining experience. $100 for 7 courses AND wine? Are you kidding me. An absolute must for foodies.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

As my husband so not eloquently said "every time someone does not dine here, God drowns a Puppy"...but really this place is wonderful and we do feel people who chose not to dine here are missing out on a wonderful gem in the Cincinnati area. The Chef's tasting menu with wine selection is the way to go. The level of service is close to perfect! I really recommend you dine here!

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The Phoenix is perhaps one of the best hidden architectural gems in the city of Cincinnati. It's location is not ideal and I think it is why it struggles to stay open under the same management consistently.

We ate at what is now called The Presidents Room at 7pm on a Saturday night. The main dining area was nearly empty and the attire was an eclectic mix of formal to jeans and camouflage. A far cry from the suggested sport coat and tie standard when I held my wedding rehearsal dinner here 18 years ago.

My wife ordered the Steak and Eggs at $39. It was barely edible. The meat was overcooked on the outside and raw internally. I had the Chicken Spaetzel. It was phenomenal. Our friends meals were also sub-par.

The service was friendly and they were one of the few high points of the experience.

As much as I want to love this restaurant I don't think I would go back. There are too many other contenders nearby.

Date of visit: March 2017
3  Thank cincygumdoc
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a review of the restaurant at the Phoenix, The President's Room.

This is simply one of my favorite places to eat in Cincinnati. It is a wonderful place for a full dinner, but hands down this is the best Happy Hour since my favorite closed in Louisville (RIP St. Charles Exchange). Happy hour is usually from 5-7pm, and offers a robust listing of discounted cocktails, draft beers, and wine as well as discounted appetizers. I live in Northern Kentucky and it is a quick trip over the bridge, and I have never had trouble finding a parking spot. The restaurant is formal, with the bar being ever so slightly less but still romantically moody with hazy lighting and a large wood bar filled with old wine bottles. The staff is always delightful and friendly, and not in an annoying way.

I don't know what else I can say about their appetizers, other than they are deliciously mouth watering. My favorite is the Sour Kraut Balls. The cocktails are always artfully put together, and they make one of my favorite old-fashioned I've had (lived in Louisville, so I'm picky about my bourbons). I've found that I enjoy their cocktails because they aren't too pretentious or gimmicky. We are so happy that we found this place, it makes us feel like home!

Date of visit: February 2017
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1  Thank Claire M
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

We enjoyed the Cincy Winter Blues Fest at the Phoenix and really enjoyed the beautiful halls, great place to have concerts.

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank Sheila C
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