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Zula Bistro & Wine Bar

1107 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Tuesday-Thursday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Flat Bread & Desserts until 11:00 pm

Friday & Saturday 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Bar Open 4:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:30 am
Flat Bread & Desserts until Midnight

(Closed Sunday & Monday)
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Phone number
(513) 744-9852
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Tsvika " Vik " Silberberg
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Private party facilities
We offer cocktail party menus.
Tapas style flight menus.
Classic three course menus.
Customized menus.
On Sundays and/or Mondays, we offer private events up to 150 guests.
Tue-Sat we offer private parties up to 100 guests.
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Private party contact
Vik Silberberg: (513) 744-9852
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Cross street
14th Street
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Parking details
Parking is available on the street as well as in the Washington Park public garage across the street from Zula.
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Public transit
Street car stops half a block away.
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Special events & promotions
Winery Dinner - March 8th 6:30 pm
(as part of the Cincinnati Wine Festival)
Tickets for this unique event are $150 per person.
Log onto for more details and to purchase tickets.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1107 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Love this place! I’ve never had a bad meal, the mushroom mussels were out of this world amazing. Always a great wine selection as well.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This was a special occasion for my wife's birthday - chosen because of the mussels menu (my wife love's mussels) and the good reviews (like this one). We were not disappointed. Another couple joined us. We were promptly seated for our reservation. The table in one of the back areas was nice as it helped insulate us from the energetic noise level. The two wives shared mussels. The two of us (husbands) shared two hot plates. We all shared a bottle of wine, bread, and fries. Most generously, Zula surprised us with two free desserts which we shared and each wife was given a rose. We had a great time and will be back!

Gerard (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food was excellent, the staff did a masterful job to be responsive and proactive with customers despite a very crowded and vibrant attendance of a Saturday night. Well done.

luvlocal (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

As usual, Zula's was wonderful. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly and attentive.

vipTeddysMom (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Service was great, food average, tables too close-wonder what the fire code occupancy numbered? Hadn’t dined here in several years-and won’t too many other options-though this is close to Music Hall

dockmb (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We've been going to Zula's for 5 years since they've opened, and it never disappoints us. We went there for dinner this past Valentines Day and the restaurant was really crowded, much more so than normal. That's good for them but it so crowded that it was hard for the servers to get to our table which did impact the service level. We do expect the tables to be close with a higher noise level but Wednesday night was particularly loud. Also, I had made the reservation almost a month ago, knowing that the restaurant would run out of tables at our desired time. But then a week ago the restaurant called me and told me that a credit card number would be required to hold the table. I guess I wonder why they allowed me to book through open table to begin with.

viptjrblondie (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food and wine. I would definitely dine here again.

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Fun, energetic place where you can count on good food and good service. Make a reservation, this place gets crowded!

opentableveteran (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Enjoyed a great meal before the ballet. Who doesn’t like mussels? Ok not everybody, but these were great.

TheCommadore (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Very satisfying. I will return to Zula.

vipHappy (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We hadn't been to Zula since the first year it opened. Can't wait to come back. th food was so good and wait staff really good.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Dinner before a show at music hall

Jane (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

When making a reservation through Open Table, it would be beneficial to know that all of the tables are reserved for a certain time slot, so that one has the option to look for a table, rather than be forced to sit at the pizza oven bar upon arrival. This has happened to me twice now, at this restaurant. It will discourage me from making another reservation.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Main menu options are tapas, oysters and flat breads. We were interested in the tapas which were excellent. Also enjoyed the wine specials.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, excellent service. The beet salad is to die for and the mussels are the best around.

SRA71 (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was good not great but our waitress Hannah was the absolute BEST; she's very informative, polite and friendly (10/10).

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The New Orleans mussels were delicious as always. And our friend tried the goat cheese flatbread and was surprised by the large portion. ZULA is a great value!

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We have been coming back because of the great food, attentive service, good cocktails and fantastic ( though not expensive) wine list.
We always share multiple dishes and are never disappointed. We always start with th eggplant fries and love the crudo, the mussels and the flatbreads.
Going back soon.

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Very good food but expensive. Excellent service. I will be returning

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Another outstanding dinner! We always love sitting up at the pizza oven bar! The wonderful chef making the pizzas was great to chat with! Salted Caramel Creme Brûlée was AMAZING!