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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.
Mariemont, OH 45227
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
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.
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
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.
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!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!!
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.
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.
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