Dilly Cafe Wine and Gourmet

The village of Mariemont, on Cincinnati's east side, is one of the lovely Robin's and my favorite spots for date night. Of course, we love the Mariemont Theater (it shows many movies that never make it to other venues, perhaps like tonight's Anna Karenina; I've posted about it here and here). But we also like to walk around the square and sample the area's many delights. Tonight we discovered Dilly Cafe, just a block west of the theater, right on Wooster Road/Route 50.

It is obviously a popular spot, and has a small stage for entertainment; the musicians were starting to set up as we ate, but we didn't stay long enough to hear them.

But we enjoyed a fine meal. Each of us ordered a salad. Mine was the shrimp-and-asparagus on a bed of field greens, with onions, cherry tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, and feta cheese. Robin enjoyed the Mariemont Strand, a salad of field greens, granny smith apples, roasted red peppers, toasted pecans, goat cheese, and a light curry vinaigrette dressing. Excellent.

Oh, and as advertised, Dilly's offers an ample selection of wines. We didn't imbibe, but were impressed, nonetheless.

The service was attentive but not intrusive, and we were served, ate, and paid in under an hour.

Dilly's is located at 6818 Wooster Pike (right next to Starbucks) on Mariemont Square. They are open Monday-Thursday 11am - 9pm, Friday and Saturday 11am - 10:30pm, and Sunday 4pm - 9pm. I highly recommend it.

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