Tried WG's for the first time, and overall, enjoyed it very much. There were a few snafu's; my appetizer came out with the meal, so I sent it back, and the water tasted bad. I was not particularly upset, things happen sometimes, but our lovely server spoke to the managers and they both came to speak to us and apologize.
The atmosphere is nice, our server was excellent, the food was very good, and there is a great selection of wine. We will be going back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The meatballs made from house
The meatballs made from house ground sirloin, brisket and short rib caught my eye on the online menu and they did not disappoint. Not the kind of thing I usually order out, but they were delicious. Everyone at the table enjoyed their meal. Flight of wines was a great option and I will go back for a bottle of at least one that I tasted.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good. Extensive
Food was very good. Extensive wine list. Service was friendly.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good; not Great but could be
Most importantky, the food is great. A varied menu with a lot of different options; and half portions of many. The service was attentive and professional and at the samr time it took us a lot longer than we are used to to dine. The ambiance is "as advertised" with wine being very prominent and the attached wine store is superb.
The location has limited parking on a busy night and while there is a lot of parking in the shopping center it is more like going to a downtown spot and having to walk a few blocks.
The noise level is high so if you are looking for a nice quiet dinner conversation it won't happen here.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well Done, Wine Guy!
Our group of 4 spent a most enjoyable evening dining under the wisteria arbor, with but one small glitch - potato-wrapped mahi-mahi turned up at the table instead of the bacon-wrapped shrimp that had been ordered. Apologies from both the waiter and the manager were followed by a bowl of their delicious tomato soup to tide us over while we awaited the delayed shrimp dish. The mahi-mahi was also left for us and we all enjoyed sampling it. Mistakes can happen in a busy kitchen, but W.G. sure knows how to make up for them and how to keep the customer happy. Well Done, Wine Guy!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Group Lunch for 13
Our experience at Wine Guys was excellent and as a group we plan to return, but individually we all agreed we come back with our spouses as well. We went at an off time so perhaps the noise level isn't always as quiet as it was when we were there. The food was delicious! The New England clam chowder I had was as good as anything I've ever had in Massachusetts or Maine, and the ingredients in my chicken salad wrap were fresh and snugly encased in a tomato basil wrap. Our young waitress was both friendly and efficient. I am looking forward to many return visits...this was my first time at WG.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice meal in a nice environment!
We enjoyed a nice dinner with another couple last Saturday night. We all had different entrees and everyone was happy. Great wine selection, too. The service was efficient and attentive -- no long waits for food and no unnecessary interruptions.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have never been to this restaurant before but really enjoyed the wine, food and the atmosphere.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Third vivid and this was as
Third vivid and this was as good as the first. Jessica wa a fantastic server. Ourvfoodvwas delivered perfectly.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had dinner at WG's and it was very enjoyable. I ordered the spicy shrimp pasta which was very good & flavorful (I would go back just to order this dish again). The manager greeted us and made a toast with us for my husband's birthday which was a very thoughtful gesture and made my husband feel special. We ordered the Rosa di Rosa which was delicious! Our food didn't take long to come out. Needless to say, we will be back!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find near Cincinnati!
This was our first visit and will definitely return again! We came not really for a full dinner but enjoyed the wine flights and appetizers! Our only disappointment came when we ordered what sounded like a fabulous salmon dish and found they weren't serving it that night! Hope to return to try it soon!
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic - Every time.
Seriously love that W.G. is in Cincinnati. This is a great kitchen/bar that knows how to do food and drink the right way. Had lunch and was blown away again. The food is just fantastic. It's always good. Love this place. They are lucky there is not a frequent diner card - because I would be rocking that out!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Hour/Late Lunch Gem
Happy hour prices are great. Food is good and varied. Appetizers and small plates are excellent. Wine flights are a lot of fun.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a date night
My wife and I really enjoyed everything about the dining experience. She had been before but it was my first time. The wine flight is a must. The bread plate appetizer was delicious and our dinner was delicious as well. The service staff was very friendly and polite.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The WG food is typically average, but the burger was exceptional that evening. Sat outside and it is a bit noisy because the cars driving in and out of Rookwood, but otherwise delightful. We have always had good service at the WG Rookwood, friendly, efficient but never stuffy. The wine flights are what you go for, that is a treat and are enjoyable and affordable.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food - Very Noisy
I have been to this restaurant a few times and this was the 1st time it was so noisy we could not talk with the couple we were with.
It won't keep me from returning but I may think twice about a weekend
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect place to have great
Perfect place to have great food and wine with a group of friends. We had excellent service with a knowledgeable staff !
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE THIS PLACE!
What a great respite from the chains in the Rookwood area! Nick has done wonders with this place. All of the staff is incredibly well trained and intuitive. The food is amazing. The vibe is very cool. Feel like this place is my little wine bar around the corner! Love it.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always have a wonderful dinner. The food is fabulous and I so appreciate that they will let me alter the side dish if I don't like something. The servers are so polite and want to do whatever they can to please me. You will love your dining experience at W. G. Kitchen!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good 1st date spot
This is a great spot for a first date. Ambience is warm and the wine list is good. Wine flights provide an excellent conversation starter.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and wine; moderately
Excellent food and wine; moderately expensive. Romantic and great for small groups.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A small gem tucked away in the Rookwood Mall. Eclectic menu, warm atmosphere and broad wine offering makes this a stand-out dining experience in Cincinnati. I dined her three times and all the meals were excellent; attention to detail, interesting flavour combinations and high quality ingredients. Attentive and knowledgeable service was consistent. Great date night spot.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
So many of my friends are not aware of this great restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious and they are more than willing to substitute one side dish for another if you don't like the one that comes with your dinner selection. I so appreciate that! The servers cannot do enough to please and they are so attentive. Everyone I have brought here has absolutely loved it. You will, too!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner was great, but I also went to Sunday brunch there recently and had the best omelette that I've ever had! It was the omelette of the day and had beef, sauteed onions, and cheese. my friend had it, too, and we both agreed that it was fabulous!!!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good times at WG. Kitchen
Our Out to Lunch group had a very good time here. The entrees were delicious. Our server; Brian was great!
We'll be back!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Favorite Place
This restaurant is one of our favorites for either a light meal from their small bites selections or a full dinner. Food is very good, service excellent, and the wine selection is great given they also have a retail wine shop on premise.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
All were happy
Out with friends for early dinner before theater on our recommendation. Everything met our expectations and lived up to our hype. I wanted a steak, my date salmon, our friends small plates. The wine flights added to the 'choice' experience. When we left the restaurant was vibrant. Next visit together we will be on the bar side.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The wine list was excellent, as was the service. We felt the food was good, not great.
Loved the bar. Loved the wine store. Want to come back with small group of four and enjoy one of the two private areas. We also felt the wine flights were very reasonably priced with unique selections.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This will be our next 'go to' place. I loved the 'wine flight' option which allows you to enjoy an array of wines for your price point. The $14.99 option was great and the wines were very tasty. Of course, there was the higher end which perhaps at dinner, I might select. I liked the food options...all solid choices that I enjoy (the salmon salad was terrific). Again, love it love it love it. Will return fo rsure
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
If wine is important to your meal..
We like good (great) wine with a nice meal and will often spend as much on wine as the food. WG was a home run. They had wine flights available of 4 wines in 8 different categories starting at ~$15 to ~$35 for about 1.6 glasses of wine. My wife had the Premium Cabernet, I had the regular Cabernet flight to compare them. We ordered the Antipasto Board, salads. The entrees we selected were the filet and salmon. We finished off the meal with Creme Brule that was awesome.
Over all the experience was enhanced by the relaxed pace and knowledge of our waiter (Mike). As this was our first visit to WG (and not the last) we had a lot of questions and he did a great job of answering them.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
First, the service was outstanding: just enough visits to the table without being annoying. Second, the food was excellent. I had the "new" salmon dish which was delicious. The wine flights were tasty and a fun way to try different wines. The ambience was warm and cozy without beiing too romantic (this was a business dinner). The manager also gave me a complimentary bowl of butternut squash soup (yum!) in lieu of being out of the risotta. Nice gesture that went a long way. Overall, great find and I'll be back!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Met friends for lunch with friends and we had a marvelous time....the wine, food and service were all exceptional
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Wine Variety
WG offers about eight different wine flights which change with reasonable frequency. It is a good way to try wines without committing to an entire bottle of something you've never tasted. My wife and I usually get two different flights and taste each other's, so we get to try eight different wines. They have a good selection of bottles available at reasonable prices, plus a modest corkage fee. The food is good also and they are willing to help accommodate our low carb eating style. All in all, WG is an enjoyable place and we will be back.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
My family was in for Thanksgiving and my brother-in-law is a wine lover. Our party of five arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation we were seated right away and our server greeted us and took our wine flight orders. The waiter accommodated our special request for risotto with pleasure. Heaven suggested some additions, chicken shrimp and brocolini was wonderful.
We all left with stomachs full of wonderful great wine.
A huge success and much of that due to the waiter and chef.
You should go to the wine guy, it's great food and atmosphere.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place
Been here twice and really like. Food was especially good this time around and love the fact you can pick your own wine for a reasonable price.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with friends
Went for a girls night out and had a wonderful time. Our server was very friendly and attentive and the food was fantastic. The wine flight is a great way to taste several wines at once. We were seated near the entrance so it got a little cool and when crowded it can get a little noisy. Overall a great meal and great service.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the Lunch Special!
I ordered the Spicy Shrimp with Black Bean Wrap and it was delicious! Came with soup or side salad which made for a big lunch, so I ended up taking the other half of the wrap home to have the next day! Delicious lunch!
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM