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Zula Bistro & Wine Bar

4.7
1149 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 1149 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants --our go-to restaurant.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food, lively atmosphere, and earnest service. My only quibble is that the place literally shut down on a weekend soon after the kitchen closed at eleven.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We had a great time but I was disappointed that there was no acknowledgement of a birthday when it was mentioned in the beginning.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was excellent as always, however, the server appeared to be in a bad mood and acted like our table was a bother. Not very friendly and/or conversational.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We reserved on Open Table and thus had to sit at the communal table. Not as bad as I thought though and kind of enjoyed the comeraderie. Food is tasty as usual but $4 for a couple of rolls is a little off the wall. Still would go again as we have been many times before.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The mussels are wonderful, with good portions. The noise level was low enough that we could converse, a benefit lacking in many restaurants. And the server was perfect - helpful, welcoming, funny, and gave wonderful suggestions as to menu items. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Fantastic as always!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Everything was great but noise level was awful

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Outstanding. Presentation, variety of food choices, service, ambiance. From salad to flatbread to mussels to decadent chocolate brownie dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Thank you for another fine meal and great service. We will be back soon as we were warmly welcomed.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had a super sweet and knowledgeable server who offered suggestions upon request. The mussels, as always, were fantastic! (We had the New Orleans style) Overall, a great place to grab dinner and drinks with the girls!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Enjoyed the different foods and their presentation!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Lovely meal. Fantastic food.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Delicious!!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Made a reservation for a birthday special occasion, so it was strange that we were seated right next to the kitchen in a more crowded area when other tables were free throughout the dining room- I would have thought that location would be better suited for diners without reservations. Nevertheless, the food and service were excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful, attentive without being overly so, and the presentation of the small plates was artful. I would recommend this place for pre-event dining downtown, gathering of friends, date or special occasion. Excellent food, service and presentation.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Theater goer

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This was a great find. First time here and everyone in the group loved it. Great wine and beer menu. Outstanding specialty drinks. Something for everyone. Loved the beet salad and the salmon. The flat breads were amazing. When we arrived the staff was very friendly. We had a drink at the bar and enjoyed the bartenders humor. Once we were seated we had drinks and appetizers right away. The service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

A wonderful place. I can’t wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We went for munchies & drinks after the Pops. The server was great but we were seated at a long bench that felt like we were at Denny’s. They were out of a few normal drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was off the charts! The duck was so scrumptious and the beef was even better. Service great in spite of absolutely packed house. Fantastic. Makes me proud to be in Cincinnati.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great mussels and flatbreads. Good service but a little hectic. Perfect for pre-pops shows at the Music Hall.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I come here for their mussels and the roasted beet salad, absolutely delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We loved our meal at Zula. I own a restaurant in Seattle and found Zula to be one of my best meals so far in 2018. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was great and service was fantastic.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Tables in the front are to close together. They need to remove at least one table to make it less crowded and feeling like you are in top of the table next to you.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food and cocktails were great and the wait staff was very attentive! I had made the reservation about 6 days in advance and we were seated at the bar area. The bar itself was very nice but it was a date night and wish that we would have been sat at a more intimate table or high top.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Really enjoy Zula’s. Perfect before the Symphony, Shakespeare. The mussels are fantastic.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was heavy and fattening with subpar flavors limited options for vegetarians. The only good thing we had were the eggplant fries and the wine. Service was awesome. Food was not good and especially bad for the price.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

As always this place on of the best in OTR

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Excellent food and vibes

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

TOO NOISY, SERVICE TOOK FOREVER ON A THURSDAY NIGHT, AND THERE ARE VERY FEW DECENT VEGETARIAN OPTIONS!

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The mussels were amazing. We had the new Orleans. The side bread basket is a much to dip in your mussel juice. We had a salad that was nothing special about it, and the calamari was too chewy. If I was just reviewing the mussels and bread I would have given food 5 stars. Also great location if you going to music hall - just a block away

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Always a great experience. Mussels, flat breads, salads, not a bad item on the menu

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Amazing food and drinks! We split about 6 plates and each one that came out was better than the next. Could not have asked for a better experience and will definitely be returning!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The server was great! Our group of 8 was seated when we arrived. Our friends had a blast sharing the small plates. The flat breads are something you can’t miss. The private table was nice.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Awesome food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

A wonderful meal, great service, and a handsome bartender (Daniel) made our evening great.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This restaurant has the best mussels in town! Whenever we come we get the same thing - Thai mussels and flatbread to share.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Love this place. Their crudos and raw fish dishes are great! Our only complaint is the small glass wine pours. Otherwise we love their wine list choices and menu and the service is wonderful!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Fantastic place. Always delivers great food, wine, and ambiance!!

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