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About Dilly Bistro, Bar & Bottle Shop

Welcome! Dilly Bistro, Bar & Bottle Shop is an independent restaurant in the National Historic Landmark Village of Mariemont, Ohio, just east of downtown Cincinnati along Rt.50, also known as Wooster Pike. Dilly celebrated it's 20th anniversary in the Mariemont Strand in 2016 and has completed a comprehensive renovation. Dilly is a full-service, contemporary American bistro-style eatery. Dilly set the bar in Cincinnati early, and throughout our history to today we remain one of the top wine and beer destinations in the city.
***PLEASE NOTE*** All RESERVATIONS are strictly for a table located in the INSIDE dining room, outdoor seating is only available on a first come/first serve basis.

6818 Wooster Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45227
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Burgers, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

Cross Street:
Madisonville Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 561-5233

Website:
http://www.dillybistro.com/

Entertainment:
Dilly provides live music during dinner hours 5 nights a week. Wednesday is 'Wing Night' where all wings are .60 each and drafts of Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold are $2.50. Thursday is 'Wine & Jazz Night' which offers an informal yet informative wine tasting accompanied by live jazz. The weekends rotate terrific live acoustic musical acts along with creative dinner features. Our newest feature is 'Mac' Monday where guests can create their own Mac N Cheese special. We will be running select movies Monday's too! If you are into wine, there is never a corkage fee on non-list bottles of wine from our bottle shop Monday and Tuesday evenings.

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.

Executive Chef:
Nate Roberts

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Become our Facebook fan (Dilly Bistro, Bar & Bottle Shop); visit our website (www.dillycafe.com) to see our beer and wine tasting schedule, music schedule, and other special events (sign up for our e-newsletter while you're there!); and follow us on Twitter @DillyCafe!

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Dilly Bistro, Bar & Bottle Shop Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (21)
Live Music (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
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Great for Lunch (12)
Great Beer (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Fun (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Cozy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Authentic (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Great music and fantastic food, in a casual setting. I really enjoy looking for a bottle of wine, or two, in their shop.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Great place to go for Valentine’s Day! The chocolate lava cake was divine as was our server, Katie!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, People Watching, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

It was just average in terms of service and food. It was expensive ($100 plus tip) for what we received. And considering how many restaurant choices there are, we were very disappointed and unlikely to return.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Great Valentine's date. Filet was cooked perfectly. The musician created a nice atmosphere. It does definitely gets loud as the dining room fills up.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Dilly is sort of in a class by itself. The food is good pub food, the atmosphere is bar like, the wine availably and pricing is the best in the city. I am a wings fan and went to try their "Wed. Wings night." The variety of wings style available is outstanding and the wings are very good but not outstanding. Pretty much like good wings you can get elsewhere. We both ordered the Mariemont salad which was outstanding, could be served with pride anywhere in town. Service was very attentive and informative. Live music was either good or a distraction depending on how easily you wanted to talk to your dinner companion. We have always liked Dilly and will go back, just treat it for what it is -a good inexpensive pub or bar food experience with an outstanding wine selection at the best price points in town.

Tags: Disabled Access, Live Music, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Quick Bite, Great Beer
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I had the quiche which was great. My friend had the grilled romaine salad which she loved. Lots of seating for a late lunch. Large bar area.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Always great food and service at The Dilly! They have a nice selection of liquor for cocktails and and assortment of craft beers. There is something for everyone on the menu!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Qatar)·Dined on January 28, 2018

New ownership is trying hard. . .Ok food, mostly sandwiches and occasional special. Had medium rare prime rib "special". It was warm but had been reheated on the grill, so bottom was gray. Asparagus was ordinary. Mashed potatoes were just that and nothing else. Employees turnover a lot and service lacks a that "special" attention. Beer choices interesting but a bit exoctic and unknown. Wine choices excellent. The crowd is 30's to 80's , with some families. Live music is almost always fun and talented. Room is a shoe box with a nice looking bar. Clean restrooms. Great patio in good weather. Best to get reservations even if waiting in the parking lot. Without reservations they tend to make you wait in the bar. Good place to go with friends for drinks and a meal. We go there often because it is a joint we enjoy.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went to Dilly for brunch for the first time. Menu was mostly the normal one, with two specials. All the food was good, especially the beer cheese. Service was ok, seemed a bit understaffed that day which is unusual compared to when we go in for dinner.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Family & Friend Hangout❤️

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I was a little disappointed that the food came out just OK warm, not really hot. One of our friends did not get her soup with the salad and it came out late. Chalk it up to an off-day I guess.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Prime Rib special night at Dilly. Excellent!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Again, not disappointed! Food, music, server were all wonderful and made a great environment for 3 couples to catch up and enjoy and evening out! Only request - is that the restaurant have a way to chill the bottles of white wine that are bought at the wine shoppe and brought to the table. Short on ice buckets.....

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Bar Seating, Casual, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I love and go to Dilly due to the live music and great beer selection. I don't think the food is always consistent, but what we ordered this time was very good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Service was outstanding. The food was unbelievable! I am definitely going to be a returning customer.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food is always terrific an perfectly cooked. Have had Salmon, pork chop and salad so far. All have been fantastic.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I’m glad that they vamped up their options as far as available new sauces and beer specials!

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always a fun, tasty and happy place to enjoy some good food, drinks with live music as a plus. The menu has choices for everyone and the beer cheese appetizer is great to share!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Pre theater - Unable to seat right away - table not designated reserved- hostess and manager very apologetic - wait really not long. Waitress took order immediately and we had plenty of time to enjoy meal and get to play on time😊
Cheeseburgers and Fish and Chips very good!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was good, as usual, and our server was excellent. Her name was Lily and she even helped me with the connection to WiFi on my tablet. She was an excellent server all around.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Just a comfortable spot for an after movie drink and dinner. One of out favorites.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Jamie outstanding server

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This place is truly the best. We have started to book all of our celebrations at Dilly because of food, service, drink list, and atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We really enjoyed dining at Dilly! We wished we were in the area a bit longer because we would have gone back again!

The food was delicious! My short ribs were cooked perfectly, the polenta was so creamy, and even the vegetables were great. Some restaurants throw the veggies in the plate as an after thought but not Dilly! My son really enjoyed his burger too. It was cooked exactly the way he likes it!

We took the Mediterranean plate back as a late night snack and it included delicious hummus and fresh cucs, olives, and feta.. yum!

Our server was well informed and very attentive.

We can’t wait to go back

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2017

When my kids are in town, they always want to go to the Dilly. It is our family favorite.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Birthday dinner was great!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food and service were wonderful, but the live music was a little loud. It was difficult to have a conversation.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food and service has improved. While the live music is nice, be sure to not get a table too close to the band as it will be too loud. Great beer selection.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was AMAZING. Service was quite poor - server was rude and incredibly slow.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful birthday experience. Our server Tyler was one of 2 servers for the entire restaurant and it was buzzing, however you would never know. He was an absolute professional. No request was to much. He was cheerful, courteous and so helpful and made our birthdays very memorable!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We have loved Dilly for years, it has been a great neighborhood place with a great wine list and acceptable food that is very convenient to the movies. However, on this last visit the kitchen was REALLY slow (our server was fine) and the shrimp tacos were definitely not worth the price. They were two small tortillas with almost non-existent shrimp with a little sauce and shreds of slaw. We really felt that there was a distinct decline in quality.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our food took 1.5 hours to come out and it was all ice cold.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a go-to!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our server was great. Food was excellent and we'll thought out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The tables for 2 up against the wall are just not that comfortable - especially if you have reserved for a special occasion and the restaurant is not that full. Don't sit someone out with their spouse for a special event next to a family with small children and a noisy table of friends when there are lots of empty tables - next time I will speak up and request the table I would prefer as this seems to become more common that certain restaurants try to get folks to take the least desirable tables first. This used to be my favorite work night spot - but it just is not the same and food portions were much smaller. The sweet potato fries are still the best in town but the meat loaf has lost something. Still good but no longer great.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food is tasty,nice atmosphere, and good service .Always enjoy eating there for lunch or dinner .One of our favorite eateries.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food and service were both excellent!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I booked a reservation for five people for 7pm. We waited for around 20 minutes, which was fine, but when we were seated no one came to serve us. After another 20 minutes I asked a busboy to find our waitress. It seems that they had canceled our server and no one was assigned to take over our table. We finally ordered our dinner and were served at 8pm. The food was okay, but the service was terrible. We have been coming here for years and will think twice about coming again.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Dilly is a great place to listen to great music and get great food and wine. With the wine shop part of the restaurant, you can select your wine and only pay an additional $5.01 for corkage. Great way to taste some wines. Always excellent food selections and specials. And when the weather gets warm, you can't beat music outside in their courtyard.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The Dilly is always great! Wonderful neighborhood bar/restaurant with friendly servers and a great beer/wine selection!

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Casual
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