Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
Roasted Beet Salad
Danish Bleu, Herb Salad, Almonds, Beet Vinaigrette
Cherry Tomatoes, Watercress, Preserved Lemons, Tahini
Confectioner Sugar, Spicy-Sour Dipping Sauce
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
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.
Well we weren’t told that the kitchen was closing at 10 we arrived at 9:30. The manger not the waitress bothered to tell us to put all our food in at once. But that’s just the first problem, we ordered the salmon toro snd calms, we only got the clams and then were told the kitchen was closed… we still thought the salmon toro was coming, it didn’t. She also got my drink incorrect and took long get get one cocktail, wasn’t asked if I wanted another drink. We paid the tab and left. The waitress couldn’t remember anything and kept saying sorry, she tried bring us someone else’s credit card. The manager came over and told us that we could get dessert, but we hadn’t even had dinner! The calms were alright; and my drink was ok for not being what I ordered. Over all we will not go back.
Had a great anniversary dinner! First time here and definitely will be back again.
Party of 2 promptly seated on a busy Saturday night for a pre-show dinner as they were turning away those without reservations. Yellowfin tuna crudo was excellent as were salads & flatbread. Cocktail + wine + food + tip = $100.
Mussels are a must and we always get the salmon crudo and a flatbread
Great service, tasty food, good wine list and beverage selection. Always one of my favorites!
What a treat! We’ve already planned our next visit.
Menu a bit confusing
Servings a bit small
Fun and deliciois! Hostess kind of short though.
Enjoyed dinner and drinks prior to FC Cincinnati game and had a very enjoyable dinner. The restaurant was jam packed, so not for the faint of heart that prefer spacing or low-key environment while dining. The charred calamari served on watercress and French classic Mussels Marinière were outstanding! Great wine list by the glass at reasonable prices. Will be back again soon!
We always love going to Zula. The food and service is always very good. Say hello to our favorite person Brian!
Zula was lovely with the same great food and cocktails as pre pandemic. We have not been eating inside and we were surprised how close the tables still were to each other given current environment and norms. Staff were not wearing masks either - so need to decide your comfort level with that.
ZULA is one of the very best restaurants in Cincinnati. It’s also very close to Music Hall and the new soccer stadium.
We love sitting at the counter by the oven where they cook the flatbread but Open Table only accepts reservations for tables. When we arrived we we immediately taken to our favorite counter seats! When I asked how they knew we loved sitting there I was told they have a note attached to our name! It’s been a long time we’ve received service anywhere like that!
Don’t seat us at bar with back to restaurant and to our server it’s very awkward especially when we had a dinner reservation and there is plenty of room at actually tables
Reservations taken and easy. Ended up being seated at a bar area very close to other diners vs. at a table. Food selection fantastic, no disappointments. Service was good, but waiter was in training (trainer was hovering nearby). Have never been disappointed here.
Our server was knowledgeable, helpful, and quick to offer suggestions to make our small plate ordering enjoyable from first plate to dessert.
Food and wine were delicious. It’s a bit loud, but tolerable.
Food is amazing and beautifully presented. We love to go for a date night and share small plates. The only complaint is that the hostess that particular night was not very friendly or welcoming. Other than that the service was outstanding as always.
Wonderful food, wine, and atmosphere! Charlie was our server and he did a fabulous job of navigating us through the menu and took wonderful care of us! Highly recommend!
Great time, amazing food and wine! Thank you! Great service as always!
Always a great experience! I kick myself for not knowing about this place until a couple of months ago. Service was just a bit off this last time I went. I was sitting at the bar and the bartender was absolutely amazing and very engaging — but got my order mixed up. And, it was the one thing I made the trip to Zula for. LOL. Nevertheless, it was all reconciled and I was even introduced to a couple of new delicious dishes as a result of the mishap. So, all is good with the world. The bar has an electric vibe for someone who will very often stop in somewhere solo — especially if other patrons are engaging. The staff always makes me feel great and make sure that I’m taken care of even when things don’t go perfectly.
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Our meal at Zula was wonderful! Charlie was our server and he was phenomenal! You can really tell the staff care and they work well together. Loved everything we had to eat! We’ll definitely be back.
Thank you so much for your kind words.
Overall an amazing dining experience! Service was phenomenal and waiter guided us through the menu in a straightforward way. The roasted cauliflower seasonal appetizer was delightful and the mussels were out of this world! We also had the feta flatbread, and it was flavorful as well! Leftovers were fantastic even the next day! Appreciate the focus on quality ingredients and recipes executed flawlessly. We will definitely be back to try out the other mussel flavors!
Thank you much. Love it that you had a good time at Zula
Amazing food and service! Will definitely dine here again.
Just love it. TY
Fantastic as usual. Got to bring our 13yo with us. She absolutely loved it.
Thank you. Glad to hear you had a good time.
Excellent food and good service. Nice going to a place that has been able to keep up it's standards We'll be back.
Thank you Joe and Marilyn. Always great to see you.
Best food in the city at any price point. A must, and your place of choice to take newcomers.
Thank you so much Kelly. Your feedback is the reason we keep doing what we do.
We enjoyed our Pre-FCC match dinner. The food and service were great. The wine always shines and don’t skip the dessert!
TY, TY, TY.
Always a wonderful meal at Zula! We can’t wait to come back again!
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Great mussels! Wonderful small plates. Wine selection fantastic and reasonable. Mixed drink Sazerac per wife was very good and mine OK. Only complaint is had to pay for bread with mussels and my experience is usually included. Still would go back again to sample all the mussel varieties.
Wonderful menu and cocktails. Staff was exceptional.
Zula consistently has great food. Unfortunately the atmosphere doesn’t match the greatness of the food. It was loud, the table small and therefore crowded with dishes, and we were so close to the people next to us we could hear all their conversation (which was obnoxious in itself). We continue to go because of the food, but this trip was a bit of a disappointment
Zula's mussels are the reason I keep coming back.
Thank you Janet!
The restaurant was busy with great energy. It didn't feel like we were in Cincinnati. Food was good, but a little overpriced. We would go back, but please let the guest know that there is a cost so something when it is offered to us. We ordered the mussels as an entrée. The server asked us if we wanted bread for the broth so of course we said sure. When we received the bill, there was a surprise charge of $5.00 on the bill for the bread. For $17.00 we thought it should have included bread or as least be told it was extra.
Terrific staff and food. Beet salad is to die for.
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Food is delicious
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Delicious food and great service. Same as always.
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For my Birthday dinner I wanted something unique but also seasonal, fresh with an artisan flare. Zula did not disappoint! My boyfriend and I split a juicy bottle of Red ( props to the wine list here!) and 2 buckets of muscles, and cheese and mushroom flat bread which we both basically drank inhaled! We definitely plan on returning to Zula in the near future!
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We have eaten at Zula many times, and each time the food is predictably good but not excellent. Most importantly, the ambience is consistently frustrating. We always get seated in the worst spot (back of the side room near the hangers and back door) and each time I forget to call to ask for a better table. Last night, our family of four (two teens) were seated next to a table of about 20 screaming twenty year old women--unbearably loud. The servers were understanding and pulled the curtains next to our table which made it barely tolerable. Our food was slow to come out and finally we canceled the last order so we could leave. I have no problem with the servers--they were very kind but overall the management of this place is not customer-friendly. We also have a close friend we happened to bump into while at the restaurant with their 3 month baby and they were told that they should have had a reservation to account for her car seat! Other friends have had unpleasant experiences with aggressive management. This is the last time we will frequent Zula.
Went on a Saturday evening and the atmosphere was dynamic. The crowd was full and the staff was very attentive. I observed some service experiences that differentiate this staff from other restaurants. The food portions were appropriate and the taste & quality was excellent. The shift manager (Jordan) was working tables to help out at peak time and was very professional and efficient as he combined our table with working behind the bar. Highly recommend.
Everything was great: the food, the ambiance, the service. Our server, Emily, was amazing! Will definitely go back!
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Zula Bistro & Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2031 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.