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812 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2006
+1 513-721-8901
09:00 - 17:00
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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... More 

3 Thank cincygumdoc
Fort Wright, Kentucky
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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... More 

1 Thank Claire M
Mason, Ohio, United States
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123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Sheila C
la mesa
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

visiting Cinci, and looking for a place for dinner for a group of 6 from three continents. took a chance on The President's Club, mostly because it was open and in walking distance from the convention center. the fact that it was almost empty almost threw us off, assuming that meant it might not be good. but every food item,... More 

Thank markoestreicher
Glenview, Illinois
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Old Cincinnati charmer with a grand marble entryway and grand ballroom. Located in downtown Cincinnati this venue could use a good cleaning and worn carpeting should be replaced. A paint job would be a good idea as well. With all of this being said the wait staff was great and I don't ever remember having such tasty food at a... More 

Thank Kathleen P
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We went to The President's Room at The Phoenix for the first time today and we will certainly be back. We decided to get the 5 course chef's tasting menu and were very glad we did! The first course was a delightful lobster salad with fresh corn and interesting greens. It was accompanied by the house bread- fried roll reminiscent... More 

1 Thank marggrif
Cincinnati, Ohio
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

I used to be a regular at the Phoenix, until their business plan caused them to suspend public restaurant service. They are back again and are really trying to achieve their former excellence. Their chef is experimental and he is presenting dishes which are unusual and very good. The meal we tried was similar to charcuterie (chercoute) but the meat... More 

Thank RFO2
Boonton, New Jersey
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264 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Went to a wedding and reception at The Phoenix. It was wonderful. The wedding was lovely, the banquet room was beautiful, the food was excellent, as was the service. The band, which of course the family hired, was awesome, and there was plenty of room for dancing. This was an excellent place for such a happy event. Note: There's a... More 

Thank Sue R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015

The restaurant is amazing! Moderately upscale. The building is an old Gentleman's club with lots of room. The hospitality and service is "top shelf"! The menu changes seasonally and is limited, but whatever you order is going to be worth the visit. Enjoy a relaxing evening in an environment that is not over crowded.

Thank Greg E
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

This is the NEW Phoenix, not the one listed on the terrible reviews. Our dinner in late July was excellent, service was very good, and we have not been shy about recommending it. Going there tomorrow night, actually. The chef, owners, and staff appear to be young and assertive with the menu. In Cincy, no reason not to check out... More 

Thank David P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 34
Italian, American, German, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 812 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2006
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-721-8901

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.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?