Zula Bistro & Wine Bar

4.8
1810 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Zula Bistro and Wine Bar in historic Over The Rhine is a tapas style restaurant and wine bar. The menu features variety of mussel dishes, cold and hot tapas, and seasonal entrees. The flavor profile concentrates on the countries surrounding the Mediterranean sea. Zula specializes in craft beers and an extensive wine list with large offering of wines by the glass.

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Starting Dec 31, 2020

Kitchen will be serving full food menu from 5:00PM to 11:00PM. Limited menu will be available until Midnight. Zula will be open until 1:00 AM Alcoholic beverage service hours will be determined based on guidelines given by the governor.

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Starting Dec 24, 2020

Zula will be open for dinner serving full menu from 5:00PM to 11:00PM. Alcoholic beverage service hours will be determined based on guidelines given by the governor.

What 1810 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rach
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was amazing, such a cute little spot. However our waitress was extremely rude, hardly came to check on us, took forever to fill drink orders, and when there was a miscommunication about what was ordered she argued with us and said we were wrong and walked away without trying to make it right for us. We had to grab another server to help us, to where we overheard our actual waitress say “is she seriously sending that back” did not appreciate that what so ever.

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MatthewG
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here, and really enjoyed it. We had a great bottle of wine and enjoyed a variety of small plates. The food was outstanding, and the prices were reasonable. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders were fabulous

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vipDAVIDB
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great spot to go!!! The services was fanatic and the food was amazing! We tried a bit of everything and it was all super good!!! Love this place can’t wait to go back

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Love your feedback. Tank you

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and food, will definitely be back

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to hosting you again.

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viplescoe
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful!! Highly recommend

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Tnwaltz
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group was two children, their parents, and two grandparents. We all loved our food and were impressed with the service. The children's food came while we were still enjoying our drinks, which worked our very well--the server's idea. We were in a quiet corner where we didn't worry about the children bothering other diners. We had the Funghi mussels and the Napoli mussels, plus two bread baskets. The children had flatbread. It was all delicious! We skipped dessert because we had birthday cake at home.

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

We appreciate your positive and detailed review.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and atmosphere. Can’t wait to return!

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you so much. Please come back to see us soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was wonderful! Cozy, quiet, and delicious! Our sever made it very special with a candle lit dessert!

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words.

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vipXYZ123
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting and delicious food, great space, and excellent service. Prices are not inexpensive but typical for this category of a restaurant.

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you very much.

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vipfoodie7
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Please have servers wear masks that cover their nose and mouth

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for your feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to COVID, seating was offered inside and outside on the street. We ate outside under a canopy tent. Great service as usual and the outside environment was a nice change.

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CristyM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was incredible, however, we were sat outside at a small folding table with folding chairs. All of our plates did not fit on the table, my friends chair fell over and no one helped or asked if she was okay. It was shocking! We did have a good time, but the service was sub par. I would recommend, although I would suggest sitting inside.

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

So sorry for the trouble you went through. I will address these issues with my service staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent and exceeded expectations. I was left disappointed in their COVID precautions. While partitions were used between the tables, there was nothing between me and the other person who was sitting on the “booth side” of the table next to us. With masks off for eating and only a couple feet between us, it definitely did not feel in compliance with health guidelines, which is unfortunate.

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. I will address these issues and concerns.

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vipNRipley
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give Zula 6 stars I would. Food and service always spot on.
Be sure to get the mussels and dip your bread in the sauce. YUM!

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you, thank you, thank you. This kind of feedback fuels us and encourages us to keep doing what we do.

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GinaR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday at Zulu with my husband and everything was delicious. Each dish was so flavorful and our waiter did a great job recommending dishes and the order to serve them. We will definitely be back!

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you so very much for your positive review

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AnnT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner on one of their outdoor tables. Service was great and the food was amazing. Loved our COVID-19 free dinner. Thanks for the special attention to the details that allowed us to relax and enjoy the meal

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

So very grateful to receive your positive feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, service was a bit lacking, however, it was a busy Saturday night.

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for your review. Sorry if the service was not excellent. We will try harder next time.

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vipTK014
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zula delivers in all areas. Good food, wine, service and environment

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you very much for your comments.

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vipDrewAndRegina
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything we ordered. The roasted cauliflower was amazing. The service was excellent at our outdoor table.

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you . Really appreciate your comments.

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vipccurran
Cincinnati
355 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside under their tent on a beautiful Fall evening and were rewarded with great cocktails, fine wine and delicious food. We highly recommend Zula.

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

We appreciate your kind words very much. Thank you

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RobertF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zula is the best place to eat in OTR. They go above and beyond to give their costumers the best food and the best service each and every time. Enjoy!

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you so so much for all you super positive comments.

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Cassie
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Zula. They are consistently great! I have been here four times now and it’s become our favorite place. We love the mussels (we do French classic most of the time), the flatbreads, salads, olives and crudo salmon. The wine and drinks are delicious. Service is always exceptional.

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you so very much for your kind words.

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vipJenniferG
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zula's continues to be one of our fav spots in town. Amazing service. Eclectic atmosphere. Delicious food - recommend getting a few choices and share. The eggplant fries, beet salad, and fungi mussels are amazing!

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Jennifer, We are very thankful for your review nd positive comments and looking forward to hosting you at Zula soon.

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johnk
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Birthday!

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for your review.

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vipKBru
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mussels ever

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the positive feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

It was good. Food was fantastic and service was good but had to wait for 20-30 mins despite having a reservation

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 11, 2020

My apologies for your wait. We allocate ample time for our guests to dine at their leisure but sometimes, things do not happen as planned and some guests stay longer than normal. It is a tough situation as we try our best not to have to tell our guests that they need to leave. It is a slippery slope as I am sure you can understand. We apologize again for your wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice. Great mussels. Not like Nonna’s, but great nonetheless.

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you very much. I guess I'll have to challenge Nonna to a mussel throw-down !!

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the staff was friendly and helpful. I had the Lamb Moussaka and the creme brulee. They were wonderful. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the positive feedback.

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vipJean
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many delicious choices, the service was perfect. Felt very comfortable.

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 11, 2020

Cher Jean, Je vous remercie. A tres bientot.

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nancyy
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance and food. Highly recommend!

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the positive feedback.

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vipKellyM
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Delicious food as always!

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you, ty, ty.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Atmosphere. The duck is amazing and the Nepali mussels are awesome

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the positive feedback.

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MatthewP
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love this restaurant! The food is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t rave about the food more! Service was great and our waiter was good about reminding us when last call was since we had a later reservation and the kitchen closed at 10pm due to Covid restrictions. I was only visiting in Cincy but would absolutely go here again!

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you so very much!!

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vipAnnieGirl822
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zula is always a favorite of ours. Their Funghi mussels are one of the best things on the menu and we can never pass them up. Vic (Chef/Owner) was onsite and was very welcoming as always! The staff is always so lovely. Jordán and Jamie are always so nice. We consider them part of our OTR family!

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on August 30, 2020

Thank you very much. We sure appreciate yur positive encouraging comments.

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PaulD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service and intimate seating (partitioning between front room tables due to COVID-19). Extensive bourbon and wine list!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Hostess was reluctant to seat us outside when there were no other guests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal! Definitely going back soon!

Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you much.

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Zula Bistro & Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1810 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.