The Quarter Bistro
The Quarter Bistro

The Quarter Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.quarter-bistro.com/
  • Phone: 5132715400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 50
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Quarter Bistro
Welcome to The Quarter Bistro, located in the heart of historic Mariemont Square, only minutes from Montgomery, Maderia, Indian Hill and Downtown. The award-winning combination of seasonal cuisine and sophisticated ambiance are just the beginning of an unforgettable experience. As Cincinnati's premier "contemporary" bistro, the menu presents all things classic and creative in balance. Fresh fish and game daily? Of course. Outstanding wines at a great value? No Question. Whether it's a beautiful summer evening on the patio, a romantic wine and dine for two, or a down-to-business dinner for ten, The Quarter Bistro has it covered.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
The Quarter Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (50)great for outdoor dining (43)special occasion (30)fit for foodies (28)romantic (28)notable wine list (15)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (11)good for groups (9)late-night find (8)scenic view (5)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Love this place
    LangerVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We recently moved to mariemont and now we have this great restaurant as our neighborhood gem. Whether we eat a full course meal or something lighter, it is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love at first sight
    WillDine
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    From the moment we enter the space we feel the great karma and know we're in for a treat. This place continues to please by keeping things fresh and friendly. Love the food, love the ambiance and love the staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time but not the last time.
    GHDavidson
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I had never been to The Quarter Bistro though have driven past it many times. Was looking for somewhere to celebrate a special birthday so I looked their website and read reviews online. I was not disappointed. It's great restaurant for celebrating a special occasion or simply for a nice, romantic night out. The food was excellent as was their employees.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • iliad
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Excellent food and service very attentive. Lovely atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best I've found
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    As a recent transplant from Chicago, I have been touring the various local dining establishments. I have to say, this is the best restaurant I have found so far. Smaller portions than a lot of local restaurants, a little more expensive than most, but completely worth it if you can swing it. Margherita Pizza app - terrific. Chicken and lemon risotta - outstanding and I will be returning to have this again. Prime rib and mashed potatoes - prime rib was average, potatoes were great. Key lime pie dessert - one of the best desserts I've had. Even the bread and butter was excellent. Best service I've had in awhile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoors great dining
    RMPRVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A favorite for outdoor dining. Quarter Bistro is super! Service, food and atmosphere all the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • $13 for a small salad
    GlenVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Another great dinner. The only downside was what my wife was led to believe was a dinner salad that was anything but. It was a very small portion and at $13, very over-priced. Great service. Great food. Great wine and beer list.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seating
    BillR
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went to movie & then walked next door (We had reservations). Weather was perfect thus a special night!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food ok, portion size inadequate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We got teh salad with salmon as a meal. Salmon must have been 2 oz. Not enough for a meal. The desert was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did A Great Job
    Paula
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Whatever we needed they attended to. Unique atmosphere in a quant area. Well done
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Neighborhood Restaurant
    MMConcert
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Drive in frequently from NKY to the local indy movie theater. Best contemporary restaurant in the neighborhood. Food is consistently very good, if not excellent, and the staff is above reproach. The weather was nice and we chose to eat outside, but the noise from the traffic flow starting and stopping directly in front of the seating area quickly became annoying while trying to converse. Mussels were over-done and shrunk to the size of a pencil eraser, but still tasty. Do wish they were open for lunch, as the alternative eating establishments leave a lot to be desired.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another enjoyable meal
    tiffhoofVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We've enjoyed several dinners at The Quarter Bistro. The food is always consistently delicious and the service spot on. It can be a bit loud at times, but we love the lively atmosphere. A great date night spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great @ Quarter Bistro!
    COteamVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    No matter how much time there is between our visits, we return to find the Quarter Bistro its consistent great self! The service is sharp, the ambiance is energetic & comfortable, the menu offers interesting and delicious choices, and you never feel like you have to rush for the next seating. Also worthy of noting is that the management actually pays attention to any requests noted in your Open Table reservation. On occasion, we've asked for the background music to be turned down and they have always accommodated our request.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great visit
    pslel
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A bit pricey, but give it high ratings in every category.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jarmstr278
    Henry
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a great dinner and wonderful waiter. Food and drinks hit the mark in every way.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Following a movie, it was perfect
    BillVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Dinner, was excellent, the atmosphere was relaxing, the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Service
    Breezy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The Quarter Bistro is always a great place to eat if you are looking for fantastic food and service. We were there to celebrate several Birthday's and they didn't disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining with friends
    Cincyjane
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I took two friends to the Quarter Bistro and it was their first visit. We all enjoyed our meals and the service was fine. I think they would return there based on their comments. It is one of my favorite Cincinnati restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mariemont Gem
    Linda
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The Quarter Bistro is consistently a wonderful place to have a casual outdoor or indoor dining experience. The food is always wonderful. I can always find something to fit my needs from it's varied but not huge menu. I love taking out of town guests here to experience the wholesome beauty of Mariemont. The menu is interestingly good without unusual food combinations. It has a few options for vegetarians but have seen the kitchen change items to cater my vegetarian friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but small portions
    Hungry
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food was delicious but not a good dollar value. Portions of Scottish salmon at $25 looked measley on plate and short rib tacos very small portion for $15. Service was up and down. Food was delicious. Don't go if hungry.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise Reduction Please
    Ataster
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Everything was very nice except the noise level makes conversation difficult, even across a two-person table. We dined there on a Saturday evening at 8 pm and the place was full and "noisy".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent from Start to Finish!
    Bobby
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The Quarter Bistro has excellent food and service. Their desserts are exceptional!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The saltiest food in Cincinnati
    Ju1244
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Good food at good prices, some of the best waiters around and a lovely setting both outside and in. The dining room is a very romantic red and has an heir of something special. All of the food is overly-salted and even seemingly healthful dishes are chock full of sodium and hidden fat, the trout is served with mashed potatoes that are bathed in bacon grease...delicious, but spaghetti carbonara might be healthier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beth
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    John, our server, was very helpful in telling us about the menu. We went with his recommendations and the food was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really great overall!
    BarbVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I took 2 friends who had never dined at Quarter before and they both LOVED IT and said they want to go back. I think that the flatbread and some of the dinners are priced a bit high for rather small portions, but the food is wonderful and worth the extra treat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good.
    Hungryfoodie
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Wonderful Halibut special. Beautiful evening for dining on the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure!
    cab8357
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I just love this place. The service starts and ends just right. Food is always great and I love the Watermelon Gazpacho and the salmon. I look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Great Evening
    COteamVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We visit every couple of months and always find something new on the menu to entice us. Our service was wonderful & the manager obliged us by turning down the music to a level that allowed conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner & A Movie
    Hungryfoodie
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Wonderful spot in the heart of "Mayberry" for a romantic meal before or after a movie at the theater next door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 712 reviews are from the The Quarter Bistro reviews archive.
  • Repeat Visit Still Great
    jerryVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have visited this restaurant several times. It is located next to an Art Movie House so we go there often. The food is great with some interesting dishes. A good combination of small plates and entrées. Service is always good. A great place to try in Mariemont.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    LwerVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My wife and I go here frequently because we know food and ambience is very good. This visit we had scallops with duck confit and my wife had ruby red trout and both were excellent. The only disappointment was the bread- normally crust was crisp, this time soft crust. We will be back soon. Recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing Place to Eat
    Beth
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Food is always good. I had the special. It was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • rickohio
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The outdoor patio here is the place to be in the right kind of weather and service is very nice as well as delicious food/wine options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sues
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Loved the pasta with spinach and salmon! It was a delicious treat and large enough to split with a salad.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Come First Serve Outdoors
    GlenVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great restaurant with very nice outdoor seating. However, outdoor tables are first come first serve and cannot be reserved on open table even with request in the special request area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining.
    RMPRVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Again, consistently a great meal. Nice choices of drinks, salads, and the Copper River salmon was super. Always enjoy it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OlgaVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Had a lovely dinner and movie night, the temperature was perfect for patio dining. Shareable appetizers and small entrees are always my favorites, especially in summer.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Interesting and varied menu. Great ambiance. Very nice presentation. Quiet enough to carry on a conversation without shouting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • On My List
    winemaiden
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Your restaurant is my list of go-to-restaurants for a quiet, excellent meal in lovely surroundings. Your wait staff is excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • judy
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This was a delightful restaurant! I would dine here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate