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Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
11:30 PM
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Dilly Bistro, Bar & Bottle Shop

4.4
693 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Live Music
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
Contemporary American, Burgers, Seafood
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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, 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
What 693 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.1
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Nicole (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

We really enjoyed the wine, food and service Thomas did a great job. I love live music however, I thought it was too loud, the volume should have been turned down a few notches we were sitting in the middle of the dining room and we had to really talk loud to each other to talk. That's my only negative on the Dilly Bistro experience. We were seated within a few minutes, menu choices are very nice. I would go here again.

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PickyEater (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

It was a music night and we were sitting across from this incredible band so for me loud, but to be expected . Not a negative as totally enjoyed my evening with my friend! I will say that this was first night EVER that my black bean burger was over cooked, and they did offer to remake immediately when I commented. Still Delish as ever but now I will make sure to say please do not overcook it. It has always been an in-house made burger but this time did not look like it as has gotten much thinner and now looked very formed. Will still order again and will still go back. It is a go to for dinner and movie on Thursday nights! My friend had a burger and it was juicy and she loved it! Looked great. Our server was really sweet and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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Mds003 (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vipLaTraviata (Cincinnati)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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!

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Chas (Qatar)
3.0  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.

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vipRickH (Cincinnati)
5.0  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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DJHojo (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Family & Friend Hangout❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  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.

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vipJoanieCinci (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Prime Rib special night at Dilly. Excellent!

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Garlicyum (Cincinnati)
4.0  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.....

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