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About Zula Bistro & Wine Bar
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.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean, Global, International
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)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is available on the street as well as in the Washington Park public garage across the street from Zula.
Street car stops half a block away.
Tsvika " Vik " Silberberg
Private Party Facilities:
We offer cocktail party menus.
Tapas style flight menus.
Classic three course menus.
On Sundays and/or Mondays, we offer private events up to 150 guests.
Tue-Sat we offer private parties up to 100 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Vik Silberberg: (513) 744-9852
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
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.
Zula Bistro & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
We arrived 10 min early for our reservation and where immediately sat, which was great. The two person tables are really close to each other, so getting up and out of them is a challenge. Your almost putting your butt into the guests plate. We chose to come to Zula from the reviews on the salmon, but come to find at 7:45 that they are out of salmon (bummer). We ordered the top loin which was cooked to preference. My date enjoyed the wine, but my two draft beers were not very cold. Two entries, two glasses of wine, two beers. Came our to be $124 including tip. Overall not really worth the money. I give it a score of 6.4 out of 10.
This was my third visit to Zula and it just gets better each time. We've ordered Mussels twice and this week's French Mussels were very good. Goat Cheese Flatbread is yummy and great for sharing. In fact we always order an entree and several appetizer/starters and share the goodness. We had excellent service, quick checkout and easily made our 7:30 theater in Mt Adams.
Zula is one of my top dining spots in the city. I am a frequent customer and enjoy myself every visit. This past visit involved a larger party of my girlfriends and we were all very pleased with our experience. The waiter was patient and present often for our numerous martini orders! We have nothing but compliments to the chef(s) because the mussels are divine as well as the flatbreads, salads, and tuna we ordered. Thank you for a great evening!
We really enjoyed the two small plate appetizers-one a special the other a regular menu item and a flatbread. All were excellent. I had a featured wine which was good and a good value, my husband had a mixed drink which was disappointing in value and was in a copper mug which he wasn’t expecting and commented that he didn’t like. The table next to us was close and very loud which made talking difficult sometimes.
Delicious, great location , and atmosphere, quality ingredients with a menu that is well thought out and approachable but sure to have a twist to traditional. Our only challenge was the Table was too small ( 2 top) for the dishes we ordered ! The mussels (French application) were plump and delicious , the sauce on the menu indicates more white wine than the actual dish tasted- but was a cream - can’t go wrong with that! Salmon crudo actually had flavor and seared to perfection.
This was the first time I have eaten here and I can’t wait to come back! Portion sizes are big enough to share. We had the beet salad which was delicious! Two different kinds of mussels and the goat cheese flatbread, all of which were very flavorful. The service was also very good!
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