The Quarter Bistro

4.7
1730 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipcincynaples
Cincinnati
126 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at the Quarter Bistro is always a good experience. You know you will have great food, wonderful service, pleasant ambiance.

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vipBrendaG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening with dear friends!

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vipBeens
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and great service!

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vipMainelady
Cincinnati
149 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great meal here with great service.

Fish special was--special, and enough for another meal at home.

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leannei
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our service was excellent but the decor is getting pretty tired and dated.

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MattR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal at The Quarter, and it was fantastic.

We were late for our dinner reservation to celebrate our anniversary, but amazingly the host immediately sat us + gave us a "private" table at the back of the room (as requested on OpenTable).

The food was amazing (Dinner: bread starter, Caesar salad, Salmon, Spare Ribs / Dessert: Bread Pudding, Chocolate Creme Brûlée / House wines) and the service was great (thank you, Andi!). Still thinking about that dinner...

The Short Ribs fell apart effortlessly and were cooked perfectly with little to no fat, the flat noodles weren't too think, and the cream sauce was silky but not heavy. Really fantastic. A very very nice hearty meal.

The Salmon was maybe the best Salmon dish I have ever had – cooked perfectly (nearly melting in your mouth) with a crust that was so expertly cooked it was amazing, just a sheer coating but tangible and delicious. The tomato Jam + Israeli Couscous (and mushrooms) was just a perfect complement to the fish, slightly sweet but with substance, but not heavy. The grilled broccoli was charred well and crunchy. Incredible dish.

I was trying to place the Chocolate Creme Brûlée – which was also cooked perfectly – and finally realized what I was tasting: my mom's homemade chocolate pie. This dessert was very very easy to eat. Not heavy, and very delicious.

Finally, the bread pudding. Probably my favorite dessert anywhere, but the Quarter made me love it even more. It was thick, rich (but not overly), perfectly wet and had a perfect spongy bite. Topped with homemade cinnamon ice cream which was incredible and paired well.

Environment was great – a bold French Nouveau theme that was still warm, with a sophisticated clientele. Sound was reserved and perfect for an upscale restaurant – not too quiet, but definitely not too loud.

We can't wait to go back. If I can pull my mind away from what we already had, I'll be trying the Truffle Risotto, Steak Frites, and Key Lime Tart.

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Rickie
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before play at Mariemont Players.

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daja
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Had a anniversary dinner out on a week night after not going out for two years. The restaurant was not particularly busy so we thought that would be great. Until...the party across the room from us decided to let their 5 kids take over the place after eating. These kids were just being kids trying to entertain themselves while their parents completely ignored them. We're talking playing with their pads, playing ring around the rosy and climbing all over the benches and floor. It was like a day care center.

NO ONE....no manager, no server addressed the fact that others were in the room and might be trying to have a meal. After most of our dinner was over, they finally left at dessert.

Unfortunately the food was great, as well as our server, but I have trouble remembering any of it because of this party. Ridiculous...that should not happen. I was shocked that management did not address the situation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Nic was awesome! So knowledgeable and kind. Great experience!

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vipDWK1
Cincinnati
203 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Antoine was fabulous. Appreciated that he got our drink order and recognized we were catching up with some friends and didn’t rush our service. Loved the seafood special and the Caesar salad. It was a very enjoyable evening thanks to the great kitchen and Antoine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a friend in visiting from New Mexico. Our dinner was exquisite. Her duck was prepared perfectly and I had the lamb with risotto. Both dishes were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef Chris is amazing! The food, staff and the ambiance is wonderful at the restaurant! We always enjoy ourselves!!!

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vipSagittarius
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere and delicious food. The salmon entree was excellent. Nice wine by the glass selection. Excellent service. Can’t wait return to this gem of a restaurant!

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GeorgeH
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bistro is one of our favorite go-to places. The service is always excellent, as are the food and drinks. We particularly enjoy dining outside on the spacious patio.

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vipCDBanker
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I’m vegetarian and there was no entree on the menu, which is a little out of step these days. Two of us ordered modifications of menu items and were easily accommodated, which I appreciated. The arugula salad was terrific. The server was knowledgeable about the wines.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Lights could have been a little dimmer. It was awkwardly bright.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service is very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprised me with a birthday dessert, and Andi was such an excellent server!

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Richardine1
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quarter Bistro is consistently good; we love this place, I have never walked out of here being less than satisfied. Highly recommend.

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vipEataround
Cincinnati
116 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was absolutely amazing! Perfectly cooked steak with incredible flavor ! Chef's special for the evening was unbelievable. Can't wait to go back and try more dishes!

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Mary
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great. We really like the character of the inside.

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MartinF
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first time dining at Quarter Bistro. The food was very good and our waiter was terrific. The highlight was the Creme Brulee dessert.....just excellent.

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vipTamaraS
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Even with a reservation, restaurant seemed unprepared for our group. Had to wait extra 20 mins and then was put at a very small table. Our waiter was fabulous but overall got a unfriendly vibe from manager on staff.

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vipJenniferA
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch service and excellent food and drinks!

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vipTonyF
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very pleasant meal with attentive staff

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vipL1992
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was poor, very slow. Food was poor quality and one entree was cold.

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eatoutguru
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & food way above our expectations. Our favorite Mariemont. Restaurant

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KarenV
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Matt was a great waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the ambiance. The food was delicious! Our server was excellent- we loved her!

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vipBrendaS
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

the crab cakes were overcooked. the salad was very gd and the drinks were a very gd pour. The burger was also over cooked

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vipBobby
Cincinnati
280 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good: Walleye special and Jamaican pork were outstanding.

Best part of this evening: the drinks. The bartender here is superb. Great old fashioned, blackberry Collins and the Irish coffee to kill for.

Great service, my wife loves this place.

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vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
217 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine, and service as usual. Great interior and outside dining spaces - arguably the best outside dining space in the city.

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Highlandfling
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Andi, she was tremendous during our dinner on the patio. Of course the weather played a major role in the ambiance as the evening temperature was prefect. we will return and ask to be seated at a table serviced by Andi. Regarding the food, everyone at our table enjoyed their selections. Included were the crab cake , seafood trio, mushroom soup, and caprese salad The bread pudding was a fantastic ending.

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SRM58
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside at The Quarter and with the sun shining down on us our waiter positioned several umbrellas to provide shade for our dinner. Service was great and dinner was delicious.

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DeborahH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the salmon! The food is divine ! Great menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding time at Quarter Bistro! The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the service was great and the outside dining experience just what we wanted! Highly recommend!

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RobM
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food and atmosphere. Perfect dinner for a Saturday Night Date. Keep up the great job.

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RASP
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quarter Bistro was a lovely setting for a Birthday dinner. The servers were great. Overall, the food was delicious. We were a bit disappointed in the Brie appetizer. I would not order that again. It was heavily breaded and did not have a distinctive Brie taste. The raisin/bacon compote served with it was very good. Curiously, breaded brie was served with toast which we thought was redundant. The other dishes were great---hamburger, halibut, tacos, watermelon gazpacho, and the seafood medley appetizer. The birthday girl received creme brulee which was nicely prepared. Overall, the restaurant was a superb choice!

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vipdiningoutlover
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service by Matt and great meal. Felt safe indoors adequately distanced from other diners. Always get a consistent great experience here.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. We had the salmon and the steak. The truffle risotto was an amazing dish for the table to split and we topped it off with the seasonal crème brûlée. Yum! We will be back. Service was top notch from start to finish.

FAQs

The Quarter Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 271-5400.

The Quarter Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1730 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.