The Quarter Bistro

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Welcome to The Quarter Bistro, located in the heart of historic Mariemont Square, only minutes from Montgomery, Maderia, Indian Hill and Downtown.
The award-winning combination of seasonal cuisine and sophisticated ambiance are just the beginning of an unforgettable experience.
As Cincinnati's premier "contemporary" bistro, the menu presents all things classic and creative in balance. Fresh fish and game daily? Of course. Outstanding wines at a great value? No Question. Whether it's a beautiful summer evening on the patio, a romantic wine and dine for two, or a down-to-business dinner for ten, The Quarter Bistro has it covered.
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Richvel
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Just great.

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Daniel
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Antoine was a great server. Bar music and noise clashed with over head restaurant music. Difficult to have conversation even when restaurant only a third filled.

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vipRWAP
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food, wonderful drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would like to see true biodegradable paper straws instead.

When some biodegradable plastics decompose in landfills, they produce methane gas. This is a very powerful greenhouse gas that adds to the problem of global warming. Biodegradable plastics and bioplastics don't always readily decompose.Nov 1, 2019

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PaigeK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Antoine for making a celebration an experience. Recommendations for food and wine were superb and much appreciated. We will be back!

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Batman
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful as always. We love the way the chef takes pride in all of his creations. Service was impeccable even on a crowded Friday night!

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vipyukiniki
Cincinnati
88 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Andi was our Server and did a great job!
Short ribs were " out of this world " yummy--- I think I've found my favorite place for short ribs!
Friend had butternut squash and also very tasty.
I will be back!
Thank you for a very nice evening and service!

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FenwickE
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Quarter is our favorite place for outstanding food and service in a first class restaurant in the Kenwood/Maderia area. The ambience is superb. We've never been disappointed.

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vipLauraG
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding dinner at Quarter Bistro. The service was top notch (even when she got busy) and the food was fantastic. We ordered the crab cake as an appetizer. It was perfectly cooked and well seasoned. The lobster bisque was really good and the short rib entree was excellent. The s'mores dessert was our favorite part.

My only complaint is that the tables are set pretty close together, but it wasn't intrusive. The restaurant is pretty small, so they have to be close together.

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another outstanding dinner at our favorite local restaurant.

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vipSteaklover
Cincinnati
49 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat! Service was incredible. Server took great care of my wife’s meal who has dietary restrictions.

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vipTori
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful and best food and service in Mariemont

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vipCici47
Cincinnati
187 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Kelsey, who we've had before at this neighborhood gem of a restaurant, did an excellent job. She's very personable and knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. We have no complaints at all about our food or wine--both excellent. We were pleased to see business so good at this fine restaurant.

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Sneeze12
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, clean, excellent food, brilliant combinations of flavors!! Will be back for sure!

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vipLuvtoEat
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a fabulous post-Valentine Day dinner at the Quarter Bistro. I find the decor stunning. Drinks were good, and the food was great. I had the short ribs, and my wife had a salmon special. We had the mushroom flatbread to start and it was very good.... really think crust and not too much sauce and cheese, so the taste of the mushrooms came through. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. It was a really fun experience.

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vipPatrick
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had hoped for a special evening, but ended up disappointed. I had made reservations for our 5th anniversary dinner. Having dined there before, I knew seating could be tight, so I asked for a special table for our celebration in the comments. No such luck. We were seated at what is really a 4 top, separated down the middle with a planter and up close and personal with the couple seated 3 feet next to us. Our server was good and attentive. Yet the food was another disappointment. My wife ordered French Onion soup which she was unable to finish due to the extreme saltiness. My rack of lamb, while cooked perfectly was also salted to the point of overpowering the dish. My risotto was cool and sticky. Small details were lacking, no salt (not that we needed any) pepper shakers on the table, the lack of offering fresh ground pepper for my Caesar Salad (although I observed most other diners were offered), tight quarters with the wait staff bumping into my chair every so often. I cannot recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for the Valentines Day special. The decorations were a nice touch the ambiance was nice but the food was just eh in my opinion. I wouldn’t consider myself a total food snob but my In my opinion each dish was just kind of average for the hefty price tag of $85 a plate. I’ve had much better food elsewhere for half the price.

Again, it wasn’t bad BUT it wasn’t great either. Nothing in particular stood out to me. So give it a try if you’d like, or maybe try somewhere else too.

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suzi
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite of every course was delicious! Our sever Kelsey was top notch!

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MASimon
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We choose to go to the Quarter for Valentines day because we know they do a great job. On this occasion the chef really created a thoughtful, sophisticated, delicious menu. Highlights for me were the crab cake, grilled Cesar salad, and of course the filet mignon. Thanks for a lovely night!

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vipBrunch
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Valentine's Day dinner!! We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Valentine's Day at the Bistro. The dinner was outstanding, and the ambiance was off the charts!

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vipMarshall
Cincinnati
47 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a better than pleasant atmosphere.

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luvtodine
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to continue to come back here and get the same wonderful experience.

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DavidS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Tables are very close which makes background noise excessive

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A group of old friends met at the bar. The drinks were delicious and the food was delicious and perfect for sharing. An enjoyable night out in an intimate setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best table and waiter!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent as always. The noise level
Was extremely loud. It was difficult to carry on a conversation. That is my negative. The total experience was quite good.

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vipFrankM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday great ambiance terrific service and food

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vipJoseR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary

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vipLawyer39
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son texted me suggesting that we should go to the Quarter on Saturday night to have a relaxing, nice meal. We were both frazzled and looked forward to the Quarter cheeseburger. Marty, Jen, Tom and I had exactly what we sought, and enjoyed our server's recommendation for a new pinot as well as the other sides. We love the Quarter.

Tom Allman

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Sadtobetravellinghome
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Andy was a great server and we were taken right away. Our request for a table on the sides was honored. We asked for this knowing that it does get noisy, especially in the middle of the room. Had plenty of time to enjoy our meal and make our movie. Very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie was very attentive and knew the menu well

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SPfamily
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are a family of diverse food preferences and we each found something delightful to enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming staff upon arrival! Promptly seated and for the remainder of the evening enjoyed everything. The server, Andi, was very knowledgable throughout our questions on the menu and we were even checked on by the General Manager and Chef. Thank you for a great experience with our out of town guests.

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MSim629
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were really great.

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Sassafrass
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated on time 7:45 at the very best table for two - comfortable cushioned corner near the bar! Excellent service and attention to details by our server. Autumn salad and salmon entree were both plated beautifully. Big plus, the food was very hot and delicious flavors. Too full for desert, we lingered over coffee which was also very good.

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vipSATURDAYDINERS4
Cincinnati
269 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Sarah and great food from kitchen including special steak/prawn and mushroom soup and crab cake for our lite eater!

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vipThoroblade
Dublin
51 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Between the service (Thank you Samantha) the wine, and of course the food it never fails to meet our expectations.
Mt lamb was cooked perfectly as was my wife’s steak. Kale salad was very tasty.
My favorite part of the meal was the Beef Wellington which was an appetizer. Wish it was always on the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service!

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DonitaV
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant decor and atmosphere were delightful, unique and exceeded my expectations. The food was flawless and full of flavor. An overall great dining experience.

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JenG
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Waitress was attentive. Irish coffee was just right. We will definitely be back!