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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.

1400 Race St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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)

Cross Street:
14th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 744-9852

Website:
http://www.zulabistro.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available on the street as well as in the Washington Park public garage across the street from Zula.

Public Transit:
Street car stops half a block away.

Executive Chef:
Tsvika " Vik " Silberberg

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.

Private Party Contact:
Vik Silberberg: (513) 744-9852

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

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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (48)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Tapas (46)
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Creative Cuisine (44)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
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Pre/post Theatre (37)
Fun (34)
Hot Spot (32)
Notable Wine List (29)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Bar Seating (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Authentic (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Cozy (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Casual (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Romantic (14)
People Watching (13)
Healthy (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Business Meals (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Organic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very satisfying. I will return to Zula.

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 (Cincinnati)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Dinner before a show at music hall

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 (Cincinnati)·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.

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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·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.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·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!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Outstanding as always! Get the French mussels and their divine bread! By all means, get the Yellow Fin Crudo and have Hannah wait on you! She’s cute, cool, hip and knows her wines!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Reserved a table days in advance and got seated at a community table. Not impressed with that, but food was good.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food and service was exceptional, another great meal in OTR neighborhood

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The CVB is always looking for ways to showcase Cincinnati to our clients. I believe we found a new Jewel.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was fantastic and especially great after a concert. We’ll definitely go back again.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Really good egg plant "fries," mussels and flat breads. Good service. Most tables very crowded and noise level makes conversation limited. Great however for a meal before the Symphony or Pops.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Such a gem of a restaurant next to Washington Park. Perfect for dinner before events at Music Hall or other venues in OTR. Excellent service and delicious food.

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fun, Healthy, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 19, 2018

One of my favorite places to dine with friends. The mussels are not to be missed!! Excellent fresh baked bread to lop up the mussel broth!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We love to sit at the pizza bar in the back by the brick fire oven, especially on a cold winter day. Service is always excellent with good suggestions. Great wine list. Flatbread pizzas are very yummy and unique.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was fantastic. It’s a great stop! Everything was goodf

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great service, we had limited time before a performance and they were able to time everything perfectly and without rushing.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was great, service was too. Only complaint was the tables are so close together you lose all privacy and that's once you squeeze through the tables to get to your seat

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Delicious offerings--from beef tartare, yellowfin tuna, mussels, bread and my favorite --salted carmel creme brulee

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent unique food, great atmosphere, attention to details make this place very special! One of my favorite places to eat and have a winderful glass of wine!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I love it there. Good variety in the menu without too many options to confuse!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent dinner. Mussels and Flat bread were excellent.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

great place to go after a show for a late-night snack. very fast service

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great New Years Eve dinner with a group of eight. Service was attentive and offered great suggestions. They have no problem plating a cake I brought in for a birthday, and split our bills for the couples at our request. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a wonderful time on New Year's Eve. The restaurant was full but our service and food we're impeccable. Highly recommend.

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