Dilly Wine Bar & Spirits
Dilly Wine Bar & Spirits

Dilly Wine Bar & Spirits

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dillycafe.com/
  • Phone: 5135615233
  • Hours of Operation:
    Summer Hours Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm: Sunday 5:00pm - 8:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Eric Vice
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Join Dilly Wine Bar & Spirits for some of the best local live music on the east side! Wednesday featuring Gypsy Jazz Society; Thursday featuring Steve Barone on Guitar. Friday and Saturday evenings - solo to ensemble, in a variety of genres - jazz, folk, pop, Celtic, Cajun, vocal, instrumental - with an emphasis on original singers and songwriters. Become a Dilly Wine Bar & Spirits Facebook fan for updates. Patio cocktail area, weather permitting.
  • Special Events: Become our Facebook fan (Dilly Cafe) or visit our new website www.dillycafe.com to see our beer and wine tasting events, music schedule and receive weekly updates about our menu features.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madisonville Rd.
  • Public Transit: There is a public bus stop next door to the restaurant which is served by Queen City Metro bus routes 28 and 69. Go to www.sorta.com for route information and schedules. Taxi service is also available.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample, free parking. Customers can use the safe, lighted private lot which is shared with the other businesses in the complex, including the Mariemont Inn. Parking is free, and can be accessed from both Wooster Pike (Rt 50) and Madisonville Rd. From the parking lot to our door is single-level handicapped accessible.
A word from Dilly Wine Bar & Spirits
Welcome! Dilly Wine Bar & Spirits is an independent, family-owned restaurant with a 26 year history in the National Historic Landmark Village of Mariemont, Ohio, just east of downtown Cincinnati along Rt.50, also known as Wooster Pike. We have grown into a full-service, contemporary American bistro-style eatery recognized as having one of the best wine and beer programs in the country. Indeed, Wine Spectator Magazine has awarded us their "Best of Award of Excellence" award two years in a row (with a special recognition for value!) Both RateBeer.com and BeerAdvocate.com have recognized our draft and retail beer selections as among the best in the world.
And ah, the food! From fresh grilled salmon fillet, to Ohio-made pastas, to grilled filet mignon, to our signature Grilled Shrimp & Asparagus Salad (a CityBeat Magazine "Best" winner!), every hungry diner is sure to find that special meal that hits the spot. Reservations for indoor dining room only (no reservations for the patio).
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Dilly Wine Bar & Spirits reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (50)great for outdoor dining (49)great for lunch (27)notable wine list (25)kid-friendly (19)fit for foodies (18)good for groups (12)special occasion (10)great for brunch (9)romantic (7)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Reliable
    Susie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My discriminating boyfriend loved it. Mariemont gem-impressed him both in wine and food selections. We had a lovely dinner on the patio, thanks to the very mild August weather. We noted the fireplace and decided this will be an excellent fall destination. He selected the Pine Ridge 12 Chenin Blanc-Viognier-perfect for summer. They were out of the salmon burger, so I opted for the salmon entree which did not disappoint. Tables were full, but not so much that it hindered service-still a relaxing Wednesday night. Our table was in front of the speaker-probably won't do that again. Though kid friendly, there were a few too many. A few dogs had words which was more entertaining than anything. We just wished we planned for more time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So disappointing
    cmd513
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I've supported the Deli since it was in old Mariemont square. This will be my last visit. Too many bad things to list on my last two visits. Food was bad - dry, flavorless salmon burger; didn't get everything we ordered; fries burnt; sparkling wine served in wine glasses because the flutes were all broken? Bench pad stained/dirty; gave us a metal folding chair at end of our table. Wine shop doesn't sell wine gift bags or have Any ribbon. Worker in wine shop agreed how crazy it is and they don't make wine gift baskets anymore? Owner not interested in customer service or any feedback. Get a real chef or manager
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinedwithfriends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great outdoor dining. Very friendly. Service was superb.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood favorite
    HardtoPlease
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Dilly Deli (as it used to be known) is a quirky spot, casual, with a very good wine and beer selection. The menu ranges from burgers to more sophisticated fare, and they have a "hold-the-gluten" menu. My new favorite is a grilled shrimp and asparagus salad. There is live music most evenings - sometimes a little loud - but always good. It is packed on weekends, so make a reservation if you can. Otherwise, you can stand at or near the bar and enjoy a glass of whatever while you wait.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Town
    irishgal
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great food. Friendly staff. Sundays they do a neighborhood night. If you live in the 45227 zip code you get 27% off. Extensive beer and wine selection which features the local microbreweries. We come at least once a week.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Getting back to where they were
    papg
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food had really deteriorated over the past two years as they lost their chef and the new one dropped some great items and the quality we believe deteriorated...so we had stopped coming. We tried it again last week and found it on the road back. We were told a former chef was returning so hopefully the found will continue to rebound
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  • Great service and food
    jroushVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food was very good and service was great as always. The soup of the day amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food
    jroushVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food was very good and service was also very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    SusQ
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We don't know what's changed, but the food and service weren't near as good as before. The steak was fatty and came ten minutes after the other meals. The bacon quiche had no bacon in it. We were surprised that our meals were not comped after the issues we had.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    DNADining
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Make sure you have a reservation on friday/sat evening. Great little place, nice menu, love he cheese plate. Always great service. Always a good meal
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jman
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Food is always good. Need to work on faster service at lunch, especially for working folks that can't dally at the Dilly Deli!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TWO BAD EXPERIENCES IN A ROW!
    VerySad
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Last summer I was at "The Dilly" with my Son and Wife. The evening began when our waitress dumped an entire, cold beer in my lap. She and the manager were concerned--but in the end, although we were given a free round of drinks and dessert--we were asked to pay for our meal, which--looking back seems inadequate. On the visit this week, I took 4 out-of-town business friends to "The Dilly" for dinner. I wanted them to experience unique Cincinnati. Service was terrible. I ordered a large salad and small plate crab-cakes for my meal. The crab-cakes were brought out and slammed on the table before any other food was brought out. We asked for bread--it came out with the check. I will not return to this restaurant soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming Place to Go with Friends
    CafeLove
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Dilly never lets us down, such a wide range of delicious menu items all prepared exquisitely, extensive wine and craft beer list, and excellent service. The Sesame encrusted ahi tuna entree is a must-try! It's our go-to for birthday dinners, date nights, mother's day brunches, et cetera.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • weasel
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was great, nice fresh food, waitress was friendly. Ate outside and especially liked the music of the three piece band. Not too loud, they were great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Experience
    Unicorn
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    - Very relaxed and casual - Great location in the heart of historic Mariemont - Staff friendly - Menu limited - would benefit from a more extensive entrée menu - Unnecessary delay in taking orders and in delivering food - Server took order without writing it down - got one order wrong. Took a very long time to replace - rest of group had finished their meal when it arrived. While it was appreciated that the replacement was free - it took away from the experience. - Server did not check back as often as optimal during the meal. - Food good - not exceptional - Food was not as hot as it should be. - Price reasonable - servings could be slightly larger. Would go again but would like to see some small changes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside Dining at the Dilly Cafe
    Spots4dining
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We had a wonderful get together to celebrate a special event. Some guests were delayed due to rush hour traffic & we appreciated that there wasn't an issue seating them once they arrived. The menu was diverse enough to satisfy each of the 10 members in our party! Each item was cooked to our specific requests. The drink menu had a good range of prices & choices. Our service was very good & with that many people, sometimes that's hard to do. It was a beautiful night and we were able to sit outside which made our dining experience that much better. Additionally, there was background music provided by a single musician that was just right. It was nice to have the music & yet still be able to carry on a conversation. We will eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighborhood cafe
    Mickster
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Cozy and friendly atmosphere. A fun atmosphere. Good variety of food options. The live band was playing some great music, but our table was too close to the band so conversation was difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    LoveFood
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great food, awesome service, and a huge selection of wine and beer! What else do you need?!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite!
    jclsf
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We love Dilly Cafe! The food and service are always great. We especially love when the weather is nice and we can sit outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I have been to the Dilly cafe several times before and had always been very impressed with the food, service, and value. However, after this most recent visit, I will not be returning for quite a while. The beer cheese appetizer was always one of their best, but they have changed the bread it comes with, which is now cold, hard, and flavorless. Service was slow at times and our waitress made several mistakes with our orders throughout the evening. All but one of the beers we ordered were served to us quite warm (even the draft beers). My boyfriend's burger was overcooked and others at our table who ordered fish dishes were given rather small portions of the meat, which left us feeling like the dishes were not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Neighborhood Gem
    Hate2CookVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    First time here last Friday with another couple. What a find! Our daughter had been here many times with friends and told us it was great. We should have listened and come here a couple years ago. Each of us had a different entre, and all were delighted. The wine and beer list was extensive. A jazz duo played music in the background, and they were wonderful. It was truly great to have live music, but played at a level where it was pleasant and you could still have conversation with tablemates without yelling to be heard. There was a great patio for outdoor dining, but the weather was changeable the night we visited, so we opted to eat inside. We will be here again, and soon. We LOVED IT!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 372 reviews are from the Dilly Wine Bar & Spirits reviews archive.
  • Hidden Gem
    Lavogirl
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    What a delight! Varied Menu with something for everyone. Everything I saw come out of the kitchen looked wonderful. Nice energy and good for conversation. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem Getting Expensive
    GlenVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Dilly has gotten expensive and it's menu is not as good as it used to be. That said, it's not a bad place for dinner. Live music seems to always be the same type of music. Don't sit too close to the band or you'll be yelling across the table in order to be heard.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Obviously a new chef!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Have eaten here for years. This last experience was not a good one. Ordered a Mediterannean plate; one of the 5 offered items was missing. They were out of it. Never mentioned it. The seasoning mentioned in the description of the pita bread was omitted. The feta and red peppers (diced) each would fill one tablespoon. Ordered the special soup of the evening: tomato. Tasted as if they had opened a can of diced tomatoes in juice. My husband's crab cake dinner (he always orders this) consisted of three tiny cakes, and 3 shriveled up, charred little asparagus. The gin he always orders? They were out of that. Spoke with the manager and learned they have a new chef.
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  • Delicious Find
    erin
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Husband and I were looking for a new spot for a date night dinner. The food was great. We had the beer cheese appitizer with apple slices. We would also recommend the burboun burger and the black bean burger!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Little Neighborhood Place
    KarenCVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Enjoyed a nice meal - a wonderful striped bass preparation for me and my husband was extremely happy with his side salad, burger and sweet potato fries, uniquely served with apple butter. That was a surprising and delicious combination.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As Usual, Very Good
    JohnB2VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Had a wonderful lunch the other day when an old friend was in from out of town. We used to come here for lunch so it was a special treat. You've really got to try the Mariemont Gobbler!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Great food, great wine choice, and terrific service. Made for a great date night!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    jayc
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    It was a good time for a casual evening. We always enjoy this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken Marsala: Excellent
    JohnB2VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Thursdays are always one of my favorite nights here. Steve plays jazz guitar loud enough to hear yet soft enough to continue a conversation. What a nice complement to the always very good food, drink and service! This night I enjoyed again the Chicken Marsala: Excellent! Know that they've started doing some enticing prix fixe dinners too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place
    Diahop
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Dilly Cafe is always an enjoyable experience. We went on a Saturday night for dinner and enjoyed a very good meal as well as a great jazz band whose sounds did not overwhelm the space, but provided the perfect ambience to allow converstation while also enjoying the music. The basa appetizer was unusual and delicious, and the almond bread pudding was divine. In milder weather we always enjoy dining outside near the fireplace.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent salmon.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My husband and I split the cheese tray for an appetizer, then we split the goat cheese and beet salad, then we split the salmon entree. All was great. We had a very nice bottle of Pouilly Fusse wine. Highly recommend this little neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boo
    fooder
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I have dined here before, and enjoyed the tuna steak. I tried the salmon burger this time, and my boyfriend tried the roast beef sandwich. Neither of us were impressed. We were happy with the selection of Pull N Pray beers and the cider list, however, so all was not lost.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Gathering
    CincinnatiDevelopment
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Food was mostly excellent, special requests readily accommodated.Only complaint, ribeye was saturated in A-1 sauce...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunate seating, good food
    FoodtalkD
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Dilly Deli is a cute, casual restaurant in the heart of historic Mariemont. I have often enjoyed wine and dinner on the patio in the warmer months. However on this occasion, the ambiance was regrettable. We were seated on the edge of the dining area right next to a very loud group of family and friends that were spilling over into the neighboring areas. Several small children were running around. I was actually hit in the arm by a flying bracelet from one of the rambunctious girls. I ordered the nicoise salad with seared fresh tuna. There were fresh greens, tasty shallot vinaigrette, sinew-free, warm tuna. Perfect. Also green beans, hard-boiled eggs, and tomato. My husband enjoyed the beer-battered fish fry and a dark beer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our valentine celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Music was great ... Allowed for conversation ... But super background music
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dilly Cafe
    DWenk
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Overall a very good experience, food was good and the atmosphere was also very good. The prices are also good and the wine and beer selection was excellent. You cannot beat the Dilly Café. We had a group of 9 and service was prompt and the food came out on time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites!
    JohnB2VIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Mom enjoyed her quiche and I, my chicken Marsala. Mom found a wine that was sweet enough for her in a Riesling. For me, Old Rasputin on tap is a winner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better but still a ways to go
    GlenVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We gave the Dilly another chance after being very disappointed of late. While the food was better, the service was slow and not all the beer on the menu was available. Still not the restaurant it used to be.
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  • Very nice!
    JohnB2VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Weather had been horrible for the past few days so the turnout was a bit lower than usual. Food and service were great and as always Steve on guitar fantastic. Mariemont Gobbler was great. I don't know anywhere else that uses cranberry chutney. Chicken Marsala over potatoes was fantastic. First time I tried it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.