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The Quarter Bistro

1219 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 271-5400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Route 50
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1219 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKMiller (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Excellent food and service. A little loud but not overwhelming.

3.0  Dined 2 days ago

The restaurant was very chilly and it was a cold day outside to begin with. My salmon was slightly overcooked. Friendly service.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great - service, food and ambience.

4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was delicious! Our server Ashley was wonderful as made sure that we were well taken care of through our meal. We enjoyed ourselves very much, and look forward to a future visit!

Lovedit (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

A great place to celebrate a special occasion or just a have a nice dinner out.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Excellent service at the bar and for dinner. The food was delicious and we were exceptionally happy with the service that we received.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Always great !

MarthaC (Cincinnati)
5.0  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.

Diner2014 (Cincinnati)
4.0  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

biteshop (Cincinnati)
5.0  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.

vipSls1121 (Cincinnati)
5.0  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.

dinerlady (Cincinnati)
1.0  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.

vipfisherman (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Dirty glasses

vipYARDC (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  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!!!!!

vipPeanuts (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and service