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Zula Bistro & Wine Bar

4.8
4.8
2247 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Zula Bistro and Wine Bar in historic Over The Rhine is a tapas style restaurant and wine bar. The menu features variety of mussel dishes, cold and hot tapas, and seasonal entrees. The flavor profile concentrates on the countries surrounding the Mediterranean sea. Zula specializes in craft beers and an extensive wine list with large offering of wines by the glass.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday-Thursday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:00 am Flat Bread & Desserts until 11:00 pm Friday & Saturday 4:00 pm - 1:30 am Bar Open 4:00 pm Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:30 am Flat Bread & Desserts until Midnight (Closed Sunday & Monday)

  • Phone number

    (513) 744-9852

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tsvika " Vik " Silberberg

  • Private party facilities

    We offer cocktail party menus.Tapas style flight menus.Classic three course menus.Customized menus.On Sundays and/or Mondays, we offer private events up to 150 guests. Tue-Sat we offer private parties up to 100 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Vik Silberberg: (513) 744-9852

  • Neighborhood

    Over the Rhine

  • Cross street

    14th Street

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the street as well as in the Washington Park public garage across the street from Zula.

  • Public transit

    Street car stops half a block away.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,247 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JB

    JulesB

    Cincinnati

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I have been coming to Zula for many years.. love the vibe and menu-although would be nice to see some new things on the menu. Had our tried & true menu: eggplant fries,tuna tartare, beef carpaccio and margarita flatbread. All was pretty good except the Carpaccio wasn’t great-very salty & we left most of it. Little disappointed the margarita flatbread didn’t have fresh tomatoes 🍅-it IS tomato season after all! I want to mention that we did have wonderful, friendly service from our waitress and enjoyed the “flatbread maker” as we sat overlooking the pizza oven. I also appreciate that you can get a reservation here on OpenTable even on FC CINCI game nights (which this was). Many other local spots won’t take reservations on game days-which is annoying.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FC Cincinnati Soccer Match
  3. FG

    FritzG

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always perfect and a great prices. Food is always the perfect temp and executed well. Right out of the oven, or chilled when needed. Atmoshpere is quite hip and fun.
  4. AM

    AllisonM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mussels were amazing, the server was very attentive and the food was out to our table quick!
  5. KT

    KatieT

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible. The dummies next to us were talking about doing butt stuff in a movie they shot or something but we were already wined and dined and on our way out. Also, the dummies weren't the restaurants fault. Best food I've had in a long time in cincy. Knowledgeable staff, approachable menu, reasonable portions.
  6. SL

    SusanL

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I really enjoyed my night at Zula’s! The food was fantastic and the atmosphere pleasant.
  7. J

    Jlee

    Cincinnati

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mussels and more delicious food.Great location for dining close to music venues and Washington Park.
  8. M

    Mieke

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful selection of 'small plates', great flat breads. don't forget the desserts though!
  9. M

    Mmmmf

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience, waiter was great, wine and food delicious! Hostess didn't wish us well as we were leaving which we thought was odd but no big deal.
  10. D

    Diva45230

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is outstanding! We both had mussels, 2 different varieties, both great, as was the beet salad
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely have an amazing experience each time we go. Love Zula!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was delicious!
  13. PG

    PamG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, & atmosphere. Kelsey was great server. The hostess is very personable & accommodating.
  14. BF

    BrianF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time at Zula for me, second for my wife. Well staffed with attentive people. Our server, Sam, was knowledgeable and gave great suggestions. The funghi mussels were fabulous and comforting. Definitely get the bread!
  15. GF

    GregF

    Toledo

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing. The restaurant has a very good ambiance. The only comment I have is that we felt a bit rushed. I wish they time the service so we don’t have a lot of dishes at the same time
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken schwarma was delicious. And the New Orleans mussels were excellent as always.
  17. PJ

    PhyllisJ

    Cincinnati

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always!!!
  18. EJ

    ElyseJ

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! We loved the smaller portions which allowed us to share several dishes. All were amazing! The service was also very good.
  19. MW

    MatthewW

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Server was very considerate and gave us the appropriate amount of space to enjoy the meal while still feeling attended to. The mussels were great.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love this cozy, engaging restaurant! Fresh everything … creative selections … tuna crude a little acidic tonight but everything else was fabulous. An absolute “go to” for me and my friends
  21. JB

    JenniferB

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yum yum yum! It’s a great place to go and share small plates. I will be back!
  22. b

    barbarag

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently perfect every visit . 5 star in every way!
  23. K

    Kimberly

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All the food was SO good! We tried many different dishes and they were all delish! Will definitely be back.
  24. m

    marcc

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal and service were fantastic. Love the location.
  25. E

    Eataround

    Cincinnati

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing. The specials are always so incredible. Everything from the small plates to the large and the flatbreads in between were just perfect! The wine list is interesting and priced very well!
  26. DR

    DrakeRoad

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eclectic menu with interesting interpretations of classic combinations. Service during a pre-show crush was gracious and efficient, but I think the kitchen was a bit strained.
  27. GB

    GeorgeB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A group of friends, my wife, and I had dinner at Zula. It is our second visit there (The first one was in 2019!), and we enjoyed it very much a gain. The food is interesting and delicious, and the service was good. I had not made a reservation at an Over-the-Rhine restaurant for a long time, so maybe I didn't have the knack of it, but it seemed to me that making the reservation was unnecessarily difficult.
  28. OT

    OpenTableUser

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! We come here very often and it is consistently fantastic.
  29. E

    Ellen

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely food and people. A favorite in our neighborhood!
  30. c

    carmenf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The beet salad is just as beautiful and delicious as the pictures! The zero proof cocktail is too pricey.
  31. KM

    KymM

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! Never a bad meal!
  32. BS

    BrendaS

    Cincinnati

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    overall a gd experience Service was gd and the food was fine.
  33. LG

    LisaG

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our experience. Our waitress, Marika, was excellent.
  34. SR

    SheilaR

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best mussels and flatbread! One of our favorite places
  35. MS

    MarkS

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service. The flatbread we should have shared. They are large.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!
  37. m

    mikem

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good. The mussels were outstanding
  38. G

    Gusg4k

    Cincinnati

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were going to the opera and decided on Zula, our waiter Bo said it was his 2nd day and to just be easy on him- well he blew it out of the water- made awesome recommendations, was fantastic, would have thought he had been doing his job for 10 years! Will be back the food was so great
  39. JW

    JeffreyW

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Zula was recommended to me by another nearby restaurant who is not serving dinner these days (the French Crust). Our waiter, Sam, was excellent with just the right amount of attention without being interfering. He was knowledgeable (for the most part) about the menu and wine. The food was quite good (steak tartare, carpaccio and tuna crudo for me and carpaccio, beet salad,and arancini for my dining partner). All good and excellent wine pairing suggested by Sam. A good time was had by all.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was sooo yummy! The tuna crudo, fingerling flatbread, and Zula salad was to die for. We will definitely be coming back!

FAQs

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2247 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Zula Bistro & Wine Bar

1400 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    14th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Over the Rhine

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday-Thursday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:00 am Flat Bread & Desserts until 11:00 pm Friday & Saturday 4:00 pm - 1:30 am Bar Open 4:00 pm Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:30 am Flat Bread & Desserts until Midnight (Closed Sunday & Monday)

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the street as well as in the Washington Park public garage across the street from Zula.

  • Public transit

    Street car stops half a block away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tsvika " Vik " Silberberg

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 744-9852

  • Private party facilities

    We offer cocktail party menus.Tapas style flight menus.Classic three course menus.Customized menus.On Sundays and/or Mondays, we offer private events up to 150 guests. Tue-Sat we offer private parties up to 100 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Vik Silberberg: (513) 744-9852

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