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Dilly Bistro, Bar & Bottle Shop

4.4
727 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 727 People Are Saying
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4.2
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

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.

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2018

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!!!!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Thanks good food and prices

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had great food and great drinks!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

32nd Anniversary very nice

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2.0Dined on April 24, 2018

The sauce for the pork barbecue was so spicy almost inedible. Cole slaw was just average.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Excellent service and food, even my special order!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great music, great service, great food —fun!!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always a good value. The only negative were the shrimp tacos: not many shrimp.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a good time at Dilly Deli. Happy with food and drinks and music on weekend makes you stay long after you finish dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Friendly staff, very good food, overall a nice lunch experience

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always a good choice...cozy location and ample parking.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great Wednesday wing night!

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Price of wine by the glass was disappointing. I skipped it.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great neighborhood place with lots of options. Very accommodating to special requests

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Love the food and service. Very crowded and small but the food is worth it. Dont plan on having a conversation however. Soft jazz is great but last night the band was so loud you couldnt talk

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Service and food were fine. Good live music however volume is too loud to carry on an easy conversation at dinner. Don't enjoy yelling across the table to others.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always consistent with great food and wonderful service!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Emily the bartender was the best
Service was amazing
Definitely be back

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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