Dilly Bistro, Bar & Bottle Shop
***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.
Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Everything was great!
The salads were delicious, the burger was just ok. The server just wasn't super helpful and didn't seem to take a great deal of interest in answering our questions. The atmosphere was easy and nice and the space is really good. It's a good casual place. It wasn't busy at all so maybe the server was just annoyed to have customers.
One of our favorites - took new neighbors for their first time. Enjoyed meatloaf and fish and chips
We usually enjoy our meals here but our last visit was a bust, and we left saying we wouldn’t go back anytime soon. First off, we were charged full price for wine off the menu even though we picked it from the bottle shop and had it uncorked at our table. Next, our salad was ordered with shrimp but came to the table without the shrimp on it, and when we said something, the shrimp was delivered to the table after the fact on a separate plate. Then, our burger, which was supposed to be medium, was made medium rare and was served with regular french fries instead of the sweet potato fries that we ordered. When we pointed that out the burger was taken away and brought back with the sweet potato fries. I can see having an occasional mixup, but this was just too many strikes on the same night to be enjoyable or acceptable.
Things didn't get get off to a good start when our appetizer arrived well before our drink order. When our dinner came, we needed to ask for and then wait for our utensils. The dining area was uncomfortably warm and our server said the AC can't keep up when it is hot outside. Food was good.
Unfortunately the air conditioning was not working. We were all sweating while dining indoors. Such a disappointment.
This little gem, hidden in a strip mall behind the Mariemont Hotel, never fails to please. My husband loves a bloody Mary for brunch, and he sings their praises. The food is original and tasty. The servers and employees are friendly without hovering. I recommend a reservation no matter what time of day.
Dilly has a nice atmosphere and generally good food. However, my most recent experience was not satisfactory.I was there on a Monday night (it wasn’t overly crowded) and our party of 6 waited over 40 minutes for our food to be served and it was lukewarm at best! Our wait person did an ok job but there was no apology/ explanation of what the problem was. In general, customer service is not a strong point for Dilly...
We enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience! We ate outside and the music was great as was the food and the service. We definitely will be back often.
My husband and I really enjoyed our meal. We started with the beer cheese which was probably the best I have ever had here in Cincinnati. My wings were very good and his burger was very tasty. The drink menu was very extensive. We were lucky enough to sit on the patio and enjoy the live music. My only problem was that we sat in front of the fireplace and it was filled with really nasty ( and many) cigarette butts.
Overall, I would recommend Dilly's to friends. Service was also very good.
A nice neighborhood restaurant featuring a varied menu but not overwhelming. The outside patio is a wonderful place to sit during nice weather!
The food and drink were outstanding as was our server, Tyler.
Tyler was very helpful and quite knowledgeable guiding us through the menu and making a superb wine suggestion.
U ordered the full Mariemont strand salad no goat cheese. My friend ordered the grilled romaine large
My salad was overpriced for 6 bites
I asked about it and the waitress said that is what it is
My friends salad was large and filling. My husband ordered the eggplant dish and it was a bite!
Disappointed in our orders. I left hungry and I’m not a big eater. We will think twice before coming before a movie.
We went for our 30 year anniversary. The food was good as usual. Sat outside, they have a great patio. Service was HORRIBLE! Meals didn’t come out at the same time, had to ask repeatedly for more water. Drinks took forever to get....just bad, bad, bad!!!!
Dined here on Mother’s Day. What we had was good but they were out of regular menu items we would have preferred. We arrived at 6:45pm so I wonder what the late diners had left to eat? Poor planning on their part, but we did not let it ruin our evening. I still miss the previous crab cake sauce though. Much more flavorful than the current sauce.
Thanks good food and prices
Dilly Bistro has become a real favorite of my husband and I for both lunch and dinner! GREAT service, wonderful food and nice selection of entrees! Definitely be back soon!
We had great food and great drinks!
Great meal with friends. They had a wonderful pork chop special which two of our party enjoyed, one friend had a beet gnocchi and I had a lovely salad with butternut squash and kale. The staff was very accommodating to our special dietary requests.
32nd Anniversary very nice
The sauce for the pork barbecue was so spicy almost inedible. Cole slaw was just average.
Excellent service and food, even my special order!
Great to choose a bottle of wine from the on-site wine shop and only pay a corkage charge rather than the usual ridiculous restaurant mark-up. Food is always superb and getting better. Fabulous mussel appetizer. Live music just adds to the tremendous value.
Most everything we've had there was great but the Ahi sandwich was just three little pieces of tuna on a roll that was like baked clay. He was hard to chew and impossible to cut. I finally took off the top and ate it as an open face sandwich. Not anywhere near the $12 it cost. My wife's burger on the other hand was delicious. Don't order the Ahi.
Food was just O.K,, it is always a bit too salty and preparation can be iffy.
Waiter had to come back twice; to tell us first, a main course entree was not available, and secondly, the desert he described to us was not available. Didn't any one tell him ahead of time what food was no longer available? Plus, this was at 5:00 on Sunday, empty restaurant.
One of the entrees arrived incorrectly prepared, but our guest kept it anyway, so she could eat her dinner.
Love this restaurant, good food and good drinks.
Altho the last 2 time have used open table to reserve table, they never seem to honor or have a table when we arrive. Seem to sit folks as they come in. reservations don't seem to matter or take priority.
Great music, great service, great food —fun!!
Always a good value. The only negative were the shrimp tacos: not many shrimp.
Always a good time at Dilly Deli. Happy with food and drinks and music on weekend makes you stay long after you finish dinner.
Friendly staff, very good food, overall a nice lunch experience
Great music and wing night on Wednesday. This Wednesday the tunes were alittle loud. Not usually the case. Good salads ... my fav the kale and butternut with salmon yumm
Service took too long. Our server was experienced and busy (she did her best but everything took too long).
It was clear that the staffing level was insufficient, which has been a theme at Dilly in my experience over several lunches and dinners there in the past 6 months.
Live music, while touted as a feature of the restaurant, is way too loud for such a small venue that Dilly stuffs itself into. We were relieved every time the musicians took a break because then we could actually have a conversation.
The prices are high. Expect a wait if you don’t have reservations.
The saving grace of Dilly is that the food is good enough and there aren’t many other options in Mariemont other than pizza joints.
Server was attentive without being overbearing. The fish and chips were awesome and the pulled pork sandwich was very good. The seasoned fries were actually not seasoned which worked better for us
Always enjoy a stop at the Dilly Cafe. They have several good salads and are accommodating to special dietary needs. This trip wasn't quite as good as my portion of greens was very small.
Always a good choice...cozy location and ample parking.
We went on a Thursday for dinner and were pleasantly surprised by live music. It felt like we were on vacation! Will definitely be back.
Great Wednesday wing night!
Price of wine by the glass was disappointing. I skipped it.
Feels pretty overpriced for what they serve. The menu definitely makes its sound great but the don’t seem to serve it. For example the bruschetta with Beet and goat cheese infused with thyme and honey was just toasted bread with a hunk of goat cheese and maybe 3 tiny cube of beet. That’s no bruschetta haha. Or a grilled Romain salad with seared ahi added but that comes out to $24. The whole seared ahi was just placed on the salad without being sliced - you don’t do that to a beautiful, tender meat on a salad. Hard to eat and have to slice yourself. I just think they need to figure out who they are - a fun, casual place with amazing food that maybe a little more money but is served to perfection. Or a fun, casual place with amazing food that’s cheap.
Have been to Dilly's multiple times and this was absolutely the worse experience we have ever had there. It has been deteriorating over our pas few visits. Food was overcooked. Service was spotty. I ordered a salad instead of fries. Was told the upcharge would be $1 and it was $2.50. Food selection has gotten worse. I guess some people would call it eclectic, but I call it limited.
Will not be back