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Dilly Bistro, Bar & Bottle Shop

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717 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Bistro
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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
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Phone number
(513) 561-5233
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nate Roberts
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Madisonville Rd.
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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.
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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.
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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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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 717 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
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4.1
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 4, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. My husband had a pasta dish with Italian sausage and he said it was very tasty. I had pasta primavera and it was also. Dry good. Our server's name was Alex and she was friendly and energetic. Always enjoy going to this restaurant.

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2.0Dined on May 2, 2013

It's not the same Dilly Deli. New menu is a disappointment. Food was served at room temperature. The server took it back and was nice about it, but this never happened in the past. Probably wont go back for awhile.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2013

Fun restaurant, excellent food.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2013

A really nice place to get good, interesting food while still being able to take your kids. Our servers were great in terms of dealing with two energetic toddlers. The food is good, and the wine and beer list is great.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2013

Greatly enjoyed my catch of the day, with wonderfully light curried vegetables. My son tried the salmon burger and also loved his soup. Only thing missing were the breadsticks we saw other tables receive while we waited ;-( Overall a great spot-- pretty noisy on a Sat. Night but delicious food!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2013

It had been a few months since my husband and I went to the Dilly Cafe and they completely changed their menu! Our old favorites - crab cakes, Stilton pasta, and seared tuna -- were taken off and replaced with a handful of new items. What we did try -- gnocchi and shepherd's pie -- were excellent, but still wish the old menu was brought back!

Also, I think this used to be a great beer lover's restaurant, but lately the menu has been less interesting. More rotating stuff please!

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2013

very disappointed that they removed the BBQ from their menu. It was one of my favorites.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2013

Me and everyone in the party loved the atmosphere. Very cozy. The place was packed yet our service was amazing. Katie definitely took care of us. She was also able to answer all of our questions about the extensive beer list. We were definitely impressed with the beer cheese. It's the best I've ever had hands down! I am happy to say that we will dedi Italy be back. We had a great time, great service and great food.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2013

Consistantly, good! Thank you to the chef for accommadating my dietary needs!

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1.0Dined on March 15, 2013

Don't know what to say!. We used to love the Dilly and would go there before catching a movie at the Mariemont. That is what we did on Friday and that is what we will not do again anytime soon.
My husband and I each had a soup (loaded potato and cream of asparagus). Too much salt..
Then my husband ordered the gnocchi with homemade sausage. B - and I had the salmon burger. The fact that it was no a burger but some kind of gallette put on a piece of bread, and that it was dry and tasteless turned out to be the least of my worries. What bothers me the most is that I am still searching for the salmon in that so called salmon burger and that it was served with sweet potato fries seasoned with... cinnamon...

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2013

This place has everything! Music, moderately priced food, kid-friendly, and great, casual atmosphere! I brought my 4 and a half-month old who loved it as well!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2013

love the wine store option to buy a bottle and drink at your table

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2013

Do Not like the new menu. Miss our favorite Caesar Salad. The items on the menu are as if they are trying a little too hard to be current. The Dilly used to be the comfortable, reliable restaurant that was our favorite. I am afraid we won't be back for awhile. The live music makes conversation nearly impossible.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2013

Had a wonderful time at Dilly's. The service was great, the food was delicious and the music/band was awesome! Had a table of 10 and our server was right on!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2013

I've been ding here for years. Food and service has always been good. I especially like the outside patio in the summer.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2013

Had a wonderful time. Always great food and wine.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2013

Great Band - Legato! Salmon burger and veggie burger were good! Love their sweet potato fries! Service was good.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2013

Great music adds to the dining experience. Menu offers something for everyone. Gumbo was great. Swordfish special was good but a bit dry...common issue for swordfish. Beer and wine selection is great. Our server added to our experience and was very attentive.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2013

We had not been to Dilly Deli for dinner for many months. We appreciated the updated menu, and were happy to discover that the food is still delicious!

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2013

I was REALLY disappointed. We have been going to Dilly Cafe once, twice, or more times per month for the past 5 years. However, they recently changed their menu, and I am not impressed - actually I am sad because I do not think we will continue to go there. They have significantly reduced their offerings - getting rid of some of their really good items. So, the selection was disappointing. Of course they still have beer cheese, which is the only reason to go now. We got the new Gnocchi dish - the sauce was flavorless, the sausage seemed pre-packaged and chewy, and the gnocchi were overcooked. They have even fewer vegetarian options than before. I hope this is a temporary change and they come to their senses soon.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2013

We were disappointed that the Dilli Cafe changed their menu AGAIN and that they took all of our favorites off of it and we were forced to eat food that was not great. We will not be back for a while, even though we live so close to it.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2013

Perfect Valentine's night in Mariemont. Great food and wine at Dilly's with mellow live guitar in the background. Short walk to a movie and Graeters afterward. Sweet memories!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2013

We had a great time. Our server was terrific and made good recommendations at my request. The food was fun and delicious and served promptly. Unfortunately, we had an appointment and couldn't linger, but Dilly was a perfect place for our casual (if all too brief) Valentine celebration. There was even special Valentine decor!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2013

Great place from just a glass of wine or beer, to a lighter snack or meal, to a featured entree. I often enjoy the crab cakes dinner, but when I'm not so hungry I can put together my own smaller meal by ordering just a couple of crab cakes and grilled asparagus a la carte. The cranberry chutney makes the "Mariemont Gobbler" makes the turkey sandwich a special offering.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2013

The food was great, and the music was just right. Not too loud as I have experienced in the past. My party enjoyed the whole experience.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2013

Live music is a nice touch but it is way too loud...especially if you get stuck with a table in the half closest to the band.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2013

great food and a fun place to go with friends.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2013

I love the vibe at the Dilly Cafe. The wine and beer lists are great. The food is usually solid, but not exceptional. On my last visit, I had the fish & chips. The fries were skinny (not pub chip style) but well seasoned and very good. The fish was a generous piece, but lacking flavor. Our server was nice, but a little scattered. The live music was great.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2013

Amazing! food was great, the band was great. We will definitely be back!

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2013

Skirt steak was good but green beans were heavily smoothered in bacon and onions, overwhelming the flavor. Rice was very heavily seasoned with garlic. Atmosphere felt like a cafeteria setting. Doubt I will return.

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2013

The food was fantastic. I had a mushroom and fennel stuffed pork chop that was indisputably one of the best pork chops I've ever had. They have a large wine selection and you can choose any bottle at retail price and just pay a modest $5 corkage fee. This lets you enjoy a better bottle of wine than you might otherwise be able to afford when dining out. The service was good, but not exceptional. The odd thing was the atmosphere. It is kind of stark and the tables are close to one another, so not exactly a romantic place. There was live entertainment though (solo guitar/singer) which was good.

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3.0Dined on January 4, 2013

They had a singer there and we were seated very close to him. MUCH TOO LOUD! We had trouble visiting with our friends because of it. Service was good, food was good - typical for a spot like this. Definetly would go back for a burger or the sweet potato salad. Great sweet potato fries!

My advice - turn down the band or singer! WE would have had coffee and such after dinner, but chose to go to Starbucks because we could talk with our friends without yelling over the music.

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2013

Dilly Deli is our neighborhood go-to spot. The food is consistently good and the wine selection outstanding. The grilled romaine was fabulous! Great spot for our family, including a 4 yr old.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2012

Big fans of dilly. appetizers and main courses are best. Not as impressed with small salads

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2012

Great beer selection. Food is great - always aGood experience!

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2012

We were meeting a friend to plan a vacation and the wait staff didn't mind that we lingered since they weren't busy. We each got something different and loved every bite! The tuna sandwich was great! - and I didn't think I was going to eat the sweet potato fires, but I couldn't stop - they were soooo good. The quiche was great as was the salad. Overall a great lunch. We haven't had a bad meal there.
Good food. Good service. It was cold outside and we had tea - they kept checking back to refill our pot of hot water - nice touch!

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2012

Upscale home cooking prepared very well; good wine choices. Service was a little disorganized but pleasant.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2012

Really enjoy Dilly Cafe....food is excellent and fun atmosphere

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2012

We've been going to what we still call the "Dilly Deli" for years, and enjoy it very much. Very pleasing ambiance and very nice food. Though we are not Mariemonter's, we class it as a neighborhood gem.

One cautionary remark. We've noticed that the menu has started a slow migration towards more upscale entrees. To a certain extent, having these pricier offerings is good, and it's perhaps understandable in view of what must be expensive remodeling efforts in recent years. To be sure, the Dilly Cafe still has their nicely priced salads, sandwiches and quiches, but we've seen other restaurants starting down this "upscale" trail, the end game usually being a complete change in the character of the restaurant. Please don't change too much.

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3.0Dined on December 14, 2012

Nice place for lunch. Good selections. Not much for atmosphere but can talk.

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