A very special dinner was experienced at The Phoenix Saturday night in downtown Cincinnati. The Phoenix used to be an exclusive men's club and is grandly appointed with grand doorways, marble staircases, elaborate fixtures including huge sideboards and a carved bar and old fashioned glass. As we made a grand entrance, the sound of piano music resonated in the foyer. Barbara asked for a special rendition, and later in the meal, one of the waiters periodically appeared to sing along. It was as if we had been transported to an earlier era, complete with period music.
We enjoyed a delicious repast, including osso buco, steak Diane, and a filet special. The Phoenix has risen, indeed!