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Zula Bistro & Wine Bar

4.7
1197 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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 ZulaBistro.com for more details and to purchase tickets.
Additional
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 1197 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Well prepared, inspired selection of dishes. Knowledgeable staff

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Honestly this place was amazing! I would go here again in a heartbeat! Everything we had was awesome!! We did a zillion share plates including 3 different flatbread among 6 people. I highly recommend the flatbreads. All we so so good. The grilled calamari was delicious as well as the deconstructed lamb moussaka. The deconstructed Caesar and tartare were also a hit. I’d say as much as I wanted to like the crudo it was the least favorite of the table. I was the only person at the table interested in mussels so we passed but they looked amazing going towards other tables. Highly highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great Service and the mussels were great. Beet salad was the “Best”!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Have eaten here many times, but may not return as service was inattentive, sloppy & wrong repeatedly.
I had emphasized several times that we had a 7:30pm opera curtain, but our server disappeared regularly, & I was forced to flag down other helpers to get water, bread, etc.

Even more unforgiveable for an upscale, seasoned, restaurant, my husband's flatbread arrived way, way, way ahead of my "main course" ceviche.
Even though Zula is convenient for the remainder of our opera subscription, we will likely not return.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We were at Zula‘s for the third time and were a little disappointed this time. Ordered the mussels Napoli and instead of the delicious flavorful broth, it was very watery and flavorless. We will come back again soon to check it out again.
Flatbread, As always outstanding and so was the salads.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We made a reservation to have dinner before attending the Opera. When we arrived, we were shown to our seats -- at the bar around the pizza oven. I think it is poor to accept a reservation, without notifying the customer that they will not be at a table. To make things worse, it was a very warm evening, and the proximity to the pizza oven made things very uncomfortable. We couldn't wait to leave.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food! Love the price of the Rose wine!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Yummy food, excellent service, great atmosphere. Love the many, many fish and vegetarian options. Have been back twice and will return. My new fav in OTR.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

We loved the small plates and new touches to the menu. Had a great waitress.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Zula. Emily, our server, was extremely attentive, and helpful! The SIZE of the mussels was incredible! Thanks so much for helping to make my date night with my son a supreme success!!!

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Had table in the back that the AC would not reach. Food was good but service was very slow and getting a refill on water was like pulling teeth.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Muscles were perfect, wine list extensive and the service was top notch.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The service was unusually poor. Took too long for drinks, when they did arrive it was one at a time. Our server had very little personality.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Mussels are always good, you can't go wrong! Tried some of the flatbread for the first time and it didn't disappoint. Wine is good, friendly bartender who would give a sample when you asked.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

The was great. Service was amazing . This is my 12th time dining there.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Always great...will probably be my all time favorite place for mussels

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food was exceptionally delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Once again a great dining experience. You can’t go wrong at Zula‘s.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Loved the raw seafood dishes, these are worth a detour. Nice list of wines by the glass. Also enjoyed the view on the kitchen counter. Attentive and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great place with marvelous food! Will go again!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The location drew us in being near Music Hall. The food was fabulous. We shared the beet salad, the kale salad and citrus cured salmon. It was a stretch for us to order the mushroom flatbread but we were glad we did. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The funghi mussles were amazing. Great service and amazing food!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great food. Little slow with the drinks, but overall very good.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We always enjoy Zula! Definitely our ‘go-to’ date night restaurant. Service always impeccable. Food is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Four of us ate tapas style rather than ordering large plates. This gave us a greater variety of tastes--and we were not disappointed. Presentation of food was delightful. Our server was absolutely the best, always anticipated our needs.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Best mussels I’ve ever had! Great arancini and wonderful brownie dessert!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

As Always, Great! Well done Zula!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Had the New Orleans gumbo mussels and tuna and mushroom small plates. Very creative and excellent flavors and combinations!! Found another favorite restaurant!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Reasonably priced for exceptional food. Waiter only gave a choice of bottled or sparkling water until we inquired, just wanted regular tap water. Also, the waiter advised us to order 10 items to share amongst only 4 of us. We ordered 4 and it was plenty. Me thinks the waiter trying to boost the tab! 😂 Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great place with delicious and unique choices

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Brought my mom for an early Mother’s Day dinner. Our waitress Jamie was awesome and my mom loved it.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food was excellent. When I make a reservation for 5 pm, however, I don’t expect to be seated in a high-top chair next to my dining partner at the bar. So the seating was uncomfortable and it was hard to have a conversation over dinner. Meanwhile, I asked for a regular table and plenty were open throughout the meal, but I was not accommodated.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Our go-to place. I love everything about Zula. Can’t miss here.
Totally recommend it.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Always spectacular!!! We love this spot. Phenomenal mussels, carpaccio, flat breads, anything you order you will love. Super cute and quaint. Emily our server was very sweet and our food arrived very quickly and always piping hot. Don’t forget to order the bread. OMG. If you love fresh baked Parisian style bread you will be in heaven. It is a must to soak up all of the broth from your mussels dish! Until we meet again...

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This was our first time at Zulas and we loved it.
Started with the beet salad= absolutely delish then we shared the Napoli Mussels and the Bulgarian feta flat bread. Everything was fantastic. Drank a Spanish Red wine with it.
Perfect meal and evening. We will certainly come again.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Great food and service. My only critique was seating. There were plenty of open seats but we were placed right next to another couple when we could have had a quieter spot.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Exceptional food! I was surprised, more than once, by how incredibly delicious the food tasted. From the mushroom (incredible broth) as an
appetizer to the beet salad (with a hint of blue cheese) to the Vietnamese mussels (unbelievable) and finally the salted caramel brûlée. And what a great drink selection!!

Zulu’s may be my new favorite restaurant in Cincy. I’ve already recommended it to multiple people. Great for pre-Music Hall since it’s a block away. But make reservations! It was packed.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We think of Zula for its great food and drinks! The past 2 times we’ve recently dined, we’ve had the same long time server Hannah and her service will keep us coming back and asking for her!! We even had restaurant industry guests & they were impressed :)

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Food was excellent and our server definitely enhanced the experience with her overview of the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great service, unique food options

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