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About The Quarter Bistro

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.

6904 Wooster Pike
Mariemont, OH 45227
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Route 50

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 271-5400

Website:
http://www.qbcincy.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Quarter Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
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Creative Cuisine (18)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Fun (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Casual (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
People Watching (10)
Romantic (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Cozy (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Business Meals (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tapas (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Our Valentines Day dinner was great
Seated promptly at an excellent table
Our waitress Samantha was fabulous, there when we needed her but not hovering
Five course meal was exceptional with perfect portion size
Even the chef stopped to visit
Excellent experience

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was very good. I especially loved, loved! my yellowfin tuna. My only complaint was that I was unaware the meal was a Prix fixe as I made the reservation on open table. That would definitely have changed my mind about trying this place for the first time on Valentines Day.

My husband is a bit picky and did want any of the 3 limited selections but settled for the steak. I had hoped to introduce us to the full menu as this was our first time here.

The portion size for his steak was quite small compared to my fish - I felt like I had a slab of yellowfin that covered most of the plate center, while he had a small muffin top size of steak that was dwarfed by the 2 stalks of broccolini.

Restaurants who are on open table should be required to indicate on special occasions that their menu is prix fixe/limited for an evening. Again food was VERY good, so I would still recommend it. It’s just that paying $100 per person for food that was left uneaten was disappointing.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Went before a movie next door. Service was very good and the meal was also. I had the mushroom ravioli and it was delicious. One of our friends had the mushroom risotto and she lived it. Great place to dine before a movie

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Always great !

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our food was delicious but service was not the best. Had to ask for someone to come and take our drink order. After bringing drinks, waiter did not return for 30 minutes to take our order. Luckily we had planned a leisurely meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had hoped for a quiet romantic evening, but the bar noise was annoying. Waiter and meal were fabulous, but it's hard to talk with the level of noise. We also noticed the hostess trying to seat 4 different groups of people that didn't like the table they were taken to---the hostess was wonderful, but it was disruptive to have all the moving around to 1-2 different tables Certainly not the fault of the restaurant...just some people were terribly high maintenance

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

great service great food! If we didn't have to share our table with plants in would have been perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our first time visiting the Quarter Bistro and it was delicious. We especially enjoyed the dinner special and dessert. I would like to see more local beer options on tap if possible.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We decided to go to Quarter bistro for my husband‘s birthday. We arrived and service initially was attentive. The server brought drinks, acknowledged our gluten intolerance, and was accommodating. My husband ordered the steak. He ordered it simply medium rare. While the food seem to take quite a while to prepare, even though it was not busy, since we hadn’t been there before we allowed the time without saying anything. The server finally came and said our food was coming out. When my husband steak arrived it was obviously burnt not just charred. It should never have arrived in that state but as my husband cut into it it was obviously well done and very tough to cut. So we ask the server if he could take it back and he was apologetic. After another 20 minute wait, while the rest of us were completely finished, his replacement steak was brought back to the table. While the time it took to re-cook was rather unacceptable, it was made worse when he cut into a raw steak. The server would not make eye contact, come back, and ask us if the steak was OK, so we had to flag down a buser to have the manager stop by. He had them take the steak off the bill, was apologetic, but never offered another meal. I guess it was obvious the table was finished and waiting yet another 20 minutes would have been unacceptable. The manager did give us a gift card to cover one meal for a future date. The rest of the food was simply mediocre. My son had barbecue korean tacos and I had mahi-mahi tacos. The fish was over cooked and dry. We had side dishes of mashed potatoes, called rubuchons, so that they could charge six dollars for a side of mashed potatoes. There was nothing at all special or flavorful about them. The best thing on the table were the Brussels sprouts. But that’s because I like simply cooked brussels sprouts and these fit the bill. Let’s just say we probably won’t use the gift card since the food was mediocre at best. Do yourself a favor and just don’t go.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Dirty glasses

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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Consistently very good with creative specials. Outdoor dining when available is great.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Love love this restaurant -just need to find which tabke e would be less noisy-will ask next time!!!!!! A few ofour friends that accompany us have hearing problems like tinitinits-so noisy doesn't work for them-----also wish the lights could be a little dimmer !!! Always trying to hide our wrinkles !!! Otherwise-love this restaurant and the service and food are impeccable!!!!!

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was very good, and interesting. Noise level was painful, especially for an ancient with hearing aids.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and service

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

a great place for a family get together. pretty loud with great service. food was a 4 rather than a 5 due to a undercooked Filet. everything else was good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We dined after a movie next door. Very convenient:)
We were a party of four. When we arrived there were plenty of empty tables, by the time we left, not so much. We did not feel rushed (and would have left sooner if all tables were filled/people waiting). The service was attentive, not intrusive.
I had the shrimp pappardelle. I was a bit hesitant because I have had marsala sauce with seafood in the past at another restaurant that was quite sweet. I was assured this was not. Oh, so good! Our dining partners were thrilled to hear foie was the special appetizer for the night. 3 bar drinks for my companions and the red bordeaux for me; we were all quite happy.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Quarter Bistro is an appealing evening dining spot. We went for an early New Year's Eve dinner. The portions were just right, and the food was delicious, though pricey. We got a phone message to confirm our reservation that afternoon. In the message it was mentioned that the menu for the evening was prix fixe. The cost was $80 per person, which I found out upon arrival. When I made the reservations I was thinking $45-50 each. So, a little expensive. The atmosphere was enjoyable, very busy, even in the early evening. The staff was attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our third New Years at the Quarter bistro. Our service was good and the food and wine parings excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place to spend New Year's Eve

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice meal but we didn’t know it was fixed price until we sat down. Unfortunately I didn’t listen to your confirmation message. Wish I had known at time of reservation.....
We always enjoy our meals there:-)

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food and atmosphere were as fabulous as always. Outstanding service.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I always love eating at Quarter Bistro--is cozy. There's variety in food selection, price, quantity of good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our meals.. Crab appetizer, Shrimp Marsala, Veal scallopini and the Quarter Salad with goat cheese. Great meal topped off a visit to the Mariemont Theater next door. Service was wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food and service has always been wonderful and I was happy to see that there were more vegetarian/vegan foods on the menu , Thank you !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very knowledgeable, pleasant, and attentive service staff. Seasonal menus items well prepared. Some individual items are a smidge on the overpriced side but overall it's a reasonable value.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is truly a neighborhood gem in Mariemont. The interior decoration is gorgeous and I couldn't believe I was in a neighborhood place. Right next to the Mariemont Theater so it is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner and a movie date.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Birthday celebrations

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent seafood special as usual; also very accommodating on substitution for one of the sides on a regular menu item. Another very positive experience at The Quarter!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We visited The Quarter Bistro for a birthday celebration. The service was fantastic and the food was wonderful. They have a nice wine selection as well. The tables are a little close together but the food and service make up for that. The restaurant is vibrantly decorated. It was a very nice experience and I look forward to returning.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fabulous evening

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent service (with the exception noted below) - very creative main dishes.

Was dining with an elderly relative to celebrate his birthday - had requested and received confirmation telephone call that a candle would be placed in ordered dessert - had been assured that server would be informed when we arrived - so trusted this would happen & did not follow up when we arrived at the restaurant - was disappointed - it did not happen - so advice to others - always check & follow up - do not trust that request will be communicated & acted on (note restaurant was not at all busy at the time).

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We have lived in Mariemont for over 20 years. We dined at Gigi's ( previous restaurant in the location) and then tried Quarter Bistro when it first opened and were disappointed. We found it to be loud and pricey.
Our visit last Friday was OUTSTANDING. The food and service was wonderful. Clearly a different chef, who is very imaginative and creates beautiful plates. We concede that we should have given this restaurant a second chance a long time ago, but will now be back over and over!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Maybe it was an off day. The manager was sitting around a lot, when thanking the bus boy for giving our water the reply was "yep," presentation of the bread was not appealing. Food was subpar for the price. The food comparable to what I would expect from Applebees. Overall disappointing.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

An excellent all-round restaurant whose menu falls somewhat in between the finest dining in town and the better high end comfort food places. There should be something for everyone from salads and appetizers to small plates or a variety of traditional main dishes. Prices are not low, but are a good value for the level of the restaurant. A big plus is nice outside dining in season.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great atmosphere and food. Specials are always great. Servers are friendly and helpful with recommendations.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

nice setting and fun menu but a little on the pricey side.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The chef is excellent and he always prepares fantastic dishes!
We are always happy at the Quarter B! Chef, service, atmosphere dynamic!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We are never been disappointed at The Quarter Bistro. The bar is always lively, service terrific and the dinner options are excellent! Attractiveness setting and delicious dining. We will return soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Beautiful place! We were warmly greeted. Menu was wonderful -- I had many options that made it difficult to decide. Our waitress was absolutely adorable! Very good, very efficient, and friendly. Food was very tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Slow service. Out of beer that was ordered- no compensation for it. Food was subpar. Salad dressing on the arugula was just lemon juice.

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