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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, 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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Good for a Date (10)
Great Beer (10)
Fun (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Cozy (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Business Meals (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Spicy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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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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·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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 (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 31, 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 27, 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 23, 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 17, 2017

Birthday dinner was great!

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·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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 16, 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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·Dined on December 15, 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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·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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 (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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food and service were both excellent!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 16, 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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 (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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 7, 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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We need better wing flavor selection, please! I love the wings but would like more selection.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food, friendly wait staff, enjoyable live music.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Live Music
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Dilly Deli is a great spot. Food was incredible, service was great, and there was live music that you could still hear your table conversations. I would recommend Dilly to everyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 25, 2017

They really need to step it up on the wing sauces. For the last month + it has been the same sauces.. no variety. They even bumped up their prices- which I would be fine with if they brought around some new sauces!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good place to go. Nothing too special about the place.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 19, 2017

the bar manager is incredible! such knowledge and enthusiasm! we tried more beers on our bill than we would have without his suggestions. and we took home a 6 pack we wouldn't have noticed without him!

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The Deli is one of my favorite local spots, good selection of beer, and it appears wine. Usually a good meal, but “medium well” might be too well done, and “seared” might be what I call burnt. Service is always excellent, but the execution has been disappointing in at least the past year.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I had a bean burger that was served not hot- maybe lukewarm- and very dry. The salad was nice. The fish and chips that my friend had were very nice she said. Nice place, nice atmosphere. Bean burger... just so-so...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We love the Dilly Bistro - very accommodating to our healthy requests and special dietary needs. Great salads and a comfortable environment.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Enjoyed the wine tasting. My husband and I really liked conversing with the gentleman serving the wine and another gentleman that was either the owner or a manger. Ate outside. What a quaint gem!

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Lunch with friends. They raved about the quiche.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Restaurant was quite busy, so service from the kitchen was really slow. Communication from the server was too slow. I had no idea kitchen was backed up until I felt it was too late. Ordered the fish and chips and was quite underwhelmed with the quality. I've had better meals here, hopefully this was just one bad experience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Disappointing... We had such hopes. We do date night every third Thursday of the month and Dilly was our choice for this month. Looked promising, but service was very slow. An hour into our wait our waitress told us "a bunch of Uber Eats orders came in all at once and we had to get those prepared and out." In other words, you've been sitting here in our establishment waiting on your food while we prepared food for a bunch of folks who aren't even here. Finally, when our food did come out it had obviously been sitting in a warming station. The fish was cold, the coleslaw was hot and the French fries were old. Drive down from West Chester for date night. Won't be returning.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We had the greatest dinner last night at Dilly Deli. Our group of 10 women were treated so great by our server Tyler. He did an amazing job with our orders, wine suggestions and checks. I also had the tastiest Yellowfin Ahi Tuna. It was such a large portion and prepared perfectly. It also was accompanied by the most delicious side. I don't know what it was called but it was great! Will definitely be back again, asking for Tyler to wait on us and ordering the Ahi!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Music bit loud for conversation --esp at tables close to music

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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