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The Wine Bistro - Clintonville
The Wine Bistro - Clintonville

The Wine Bistro - Clintonville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.winebistrocolumbus.com
  • Phone: (614) 262-4416
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Dustin Norris
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: In our tasting room we can accommodate up to 12 guests for a more intimate and private event
  • Private Party Contact: Akisha Moore (614) 262-4416

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Henderson and High St
  • Public Transit: City Bus Line
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On site parking
A word from The Wine Bistro - Clintonville
The Wine Bistro, with three Columbus, Ohio locations in Upper Arlington, Clintonville and Worthington, offers an exciting array of well-curated wines and a list of select craft beers. The menu features light and filling appetizers & small plates, soups, salads, flatbreads and entrees offered every day of the week for lunch and dinner. We open at 11:00 AM Mon-Sat and at Noon on Sunday. Choose a table for two, a relaxed seat in the soft seating area, gather a group at one of the communal tables or in the private tasting room. Shop for wine priced at retail or pay a small corkage fee (waived on Mondays & Tuesdays) to enjoy your bottle in-house. We look forward to exploring great wine and food with you soon...Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "The lights were dimmed just right to make the place sparkle from the Eiffel Tower center piece. The wine flight I HIGHLY reccommend for wine lovers like myself. The service was decent ... The food was top of the line. Definitely getting your money's worth."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Nice evening out with girlfriend. Great place to sit and talk."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Met a friend on a lovely Friday evening where we cornered a table on the patio! Good service, good food, and good wine. A nice time for a visit with a friend. And, most relaxing."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Stopped at The Wine Bistro since they had open reservations on Red, White, and Boom Thursday night. Found a nice bottle of wine for the table. 3 of us ordered French onion soup, and all 3 of us sent our soup back as it wasn't hot. It wasn't even tepid. The cheese melted on top, but very little heat reached the soup. The soups came back hotter the second try, but still not piping hot, as expected. The sandwiches and salads we ordered were very tasty, and the antipasto was delicious with the roasted garlic and assortment of meats and cheeses. We'll come back again, but we'll ask to make sure the soup comes out piping hot the first time!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "After our last visit, we were unsure we'd ever go back. A gift certificate (and low expectations) sent us back on a Monday night. The service was a 100% improvement. Sadly, there was no where to go but up after our first experience with the horrible receptionist and the waiter who forgot us. And we actually got to try the food! Delicious! I'm still not sure I'd recommend the restaurant- heard too many other folks having bad service experiences. It's too expensive to put up with that, and Columbus offers too many other options with great service, great food and great wine!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Made resv. 8 hours in advance for patio table But when arriving was told outside seating was not available. there was clearly tables outside open---restaurant probably did not want two people to take a table for four"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Dined with 2 friends I hadn't seen in a while. One friend is not a too much of a wine drinker. We explained that to our server and she asked questions about what she liked in wines when she had them in the past. She brought us 2 sips for my friend to taste. She really liked one of the recommendations. We ordered a bottle for the table! It was excellent."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had 5 ladies in our party and were pampered by our waiter. We took advantage of the happy hour $5 glasses of pinot grigio and cabernet sauvignon. Four of us ordered the Shrimp and Lobster Fettucine, which was wonderful. I enjoyed some of it for lunch the next day. The other lady ordered her "usual": Braised Meatball appetizer and a salad. Our waiter was kind enough to take group photos of us to send to another friend who lives out of state and couldn't be there. We had such a great time, loved the menu, and will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Whenever we are celebrating with 10 - 12 people we pick the Clintonville Wine Bistro and ask for the Wine Room. Separate and Elegant, we always enjoy ourselves. Menu good for sharing and lots of choices to please everyone. Fun to pick out your own wine!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great place and the food was very good. I think a person should be able to get a glass of chardonnay for less than $15 though. The service was great."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "First mistake- we took our son with usfor a reservation for 2. You would've thought we hit the hostesses car. She was so rude about it. Sowe were asked to wait for 30 minutes past our reservation. Ok, fine. My blunder in not adding the 3 rd person. Over an hour later, we still were being ignored- felt like punishment- if you will. We did have a 1glass of overpriced wine, 2 sodas, and a mediocre appetizer we could've gotten anywhere for a total of $32.00. We eventually left and had a very enjoyable meal elsewhere. It'll be a long time before we return. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "my last review stated some negatives, but friends wanted to go try it, so I went again. Have to say the service was much better this time. The food was really good as usual!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Great meal and great service in a very nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We shared wine and dinner with friends. We had two very nice bottles of wine that we selected from a huge number. The meatball appetizer was fantastic, hot and easy to share. The two flat bread choices were perfect to share. They were not this giant pizza, but nice and small, but perfect for four. If you want a fun casual evening with friends, try the Wine Bistro."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "This was my third time visiting the wine bistro, and the only time I might consider not going back for awhile. I think the service was outstanding the second time, really good the first, and not so good on Sunday. Food came out at different times so we had to wait to eat until the 5th person received their meal, and overall service was a little slow and not too attentive. The food and atmosphere are both really good and comfortable. Sunday was pretty hot inside the restaurant, so air conditioning or an open door would have been nice. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We celebrated a dear friend's 50th birthday with some close friends. I was happy to be able to reserve a table through Open Table since we were gathering later in the evening. This was my first time at this newer location. It was charming, endearing and conducive to conversation. Thank you!! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "It's a little overpriced if you plan on having a filling meal. Don't get me wrong the food is quite tasty, well prepared and FRESH! Our server was excellent. Didn't rush us at all, which I like. Good wine, too. But since the plates are very small, a single course is not enough for a full dinner meal. I would have given 5 stars if not for that."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "First time at the restaurant and very disappointed in the service...Not sure if understaffed, but waiter was extremely slow and when we asked other servers to find our waiter they didn't...Had to ask repeatedly for more water/ice tea.. I waited 10-15 minutes for plate of olives/meatball..Other people in my party of 5 got their food right away.. Waiter told me because I had to wait - he wouldn't charge me for ice tea/bread basket??? I like the restaurant itself - but service was so bad at 6pm on a Saturday night - not sure if I'll go again.."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great place, great food. Just what Clintonville loves and needs!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Wine Bistro and my guest didn't know it was a special occasion for me. My little secret. The point would be we were treated like it was one even though nobody knew. Food, service, ambiance, everything was wonderful. Can't wait to go back sometime."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoyed the food, wine and atmosphere at the Wine Bistro. The small plates were just right and the wine selection is more than adequate. We can't wait to try out the patio in warmer weather."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food and the wine were amazing! The atmosphere was great for relaxing and unwinding from a crazy week!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "flat bread was warm, wine by the glass very expensive"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Went to wine bistro for a weekday lunch. The food was excellent as usual. There were only about 3 other tables of people there, but the service was a little slow. Had the "blank and blank" with the soup du jour, which was an Asian chicken, and a blt flatbread. both were very good and a very good value. will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "A friend was in town for the weekend. We're both quite fond of wine and good food without the pretension or arrogance of so many trendy restaurants. This was exactly right. The wine list is expansive and reasonably priced, the food is delicious and the service is attentive. Thanks for a great evening!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening in the Wine Room. Their food was delicious! Service was spot on! We requested the Wine Room on Open Table and they were glad to accommodate us! Part of our party could not make it at the last minute and they did not mind. Great evening. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Waitress needs more knowledge of wines but was quick to ask bartender for advice. Good ambiance and much better than usual selection of food for a wine bistro."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We went at 5:30 to catch happy hour. The wine and happy hour specials were great, as well as the crab cakes we ordered for dinner. We were treated very professionally, left alone to visit, but in no way ignored. Our server was very attentive. The Bistro has a fun menu with many food choices. This is not my first visit and will not be my last."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food is always good and the atmosphere is lively."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Wine Bistro is the perfect location for a Girl's Night Out! The wine options are endless and the happy hour menu is DELISH!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "It's encouraging to see this sort of restaurant coming to Clintonville — we've always been confused by the apparent attitude that our area couldn't support them. The Wine Bistro seems to prove this belief to be wrong. Every time we go there is a vibrant crowd. While encouraging for the longevity of the restaurant, this does bring about the one factor that I would list as a slight negative — the noise level is a little high, making a dinner with more than one other person a little difficult. Conversation is a bit constrained by having to speak so loudly to be heard by the entire group. Other than that, though, the ambiance is great. And the food is terrific. This place is definitely not just for wine lovers!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Great evening because of the service, food, wine and atmosphere!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "They were able to accommodate a group of eight. Our waiter Joe, was wonderful. Each of us had something different and all ejoyed what we had. The wine choices were wonderful. We will go back again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went on a Sunday with a small group, and place was quiet and cozy. Amazing choices for wines but really enjoyed the house cabernet. Service was good and the food was amazing! Will def be back for a nice date night and looking forward to the patio opening soon!!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The Wine Bistro functions as a retail wine store, so wine is typically a little less expensive and the variety is a bit larger than you would find at other restaurants. The food is generally good, but I highly recommend the melted fondue trio. I get it every time I go and it is always a crowd-pleaser."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had reservations for 7:45 - showed up on time and weren't seated until about 8:15. However our service was excellent and server very knowledgable and gracious."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Atmosphere was beautiful food was great and service was good. Definaty will be going back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The Clintonville Wine Bistro is great - located in my neighborhood - parking is great - food is fabulous - service is always wonderful! Would highly recommend this restaurant for lunch, dinner or happy hour. Cannot wait for the patio to open."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Great experience, good wine list, tasty food. Clean, fun, great atmosphere. Will return."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We visit Columbus a lot and one of our favorite casual dining spots is the Wine Bistro in Clintonville. We get a good feeling just walking in the place (maybe it's the joy of being surrounded by wine). Service is great, food is varied and good, and that wine is outstanding. This is a great place to sip, eat, talk and relax!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014