The Wine Bistro - Clintonville
The Wine Bistro - Clintonville

The Wine Bistro - Clintonville

  • 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 6142624416

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...
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Wine Bistro - Clintonville reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (27)neighborhood gem (20)romantic (20)good for groups (19)special occasion (14)fit for foodies (13)great for outdoor dining (12)great for lunch (5)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Like Eating in a Wine Cellar
    ClayBuckVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Stopped here after an OSU game on our most recent visit. We love the atmosphere, the wine and the food. You can sip and snack or enjoy a full meal in a warm and friendly place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great birthday experience
    CbusJenn82
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Went again this year for my birthday with friends. Was very happy with Joe as our server. Very attentive, even with two extra folks and people arriving staggered. I only wish they still had GF pizza crusts that night--that's what the bday girl craved!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for girls night!
    Nancy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food comes out super hot and is so good! Awesome place for a date night or girls night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine Bistro
    dave
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Overall good but on the high price. Menu selection for entrees was minimal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why did I wait so long?
    WannaBFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My husband and I finally decided to try the Wine Bistro after some great reviews from friends and family. Why did we wait so long? The menu has a great variety, the ambiance is great - soft lighting and comfortable seating, and of course, the wine options are amazing! I can't wait to go back and try the cheese fondue and some other wines!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will be back
    Scott
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great night for sitting outside; good atmosphere inside and out; great selection of wines and appetizers. crab cakes excellent; warm olives a good choice too so is the shrimp. entrees excellent as well; service was excellent too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot
    AKop17
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I was given a reference for The Wine Bistro from a family member. I needed somewhere to take a first date and this was definitely the spot. We couldn't have had a better time. The food was fantastic (try the popcorn!!!), and the selection of wine was impressive. The wait staff was friendly and very knowledgeable, since I was not. The ambience was nice, and it was a very festive but quiet experience. The outdoor dining area looked nice, but was very full that night. We even skipped dessert in favor of dessert wine. Definitely a spot for couples. I'd also like to go back for the group wine tasting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful night!
    Bri22
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun experience
    GavSays
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great place to share some good food and some good wine and talk the night away.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • brownie
    Brownie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Nice evening out with girlfriend. Great place to sit and talk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 132 reviews are from the The Wine Bistro - Clintonville reviews archive.
  • A place to catch up
    FoodieMKS
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night but...
    Rock
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 100% Improvement
    KyBuckeye
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • chucko
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening at wine bistro
    Realtormom
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies Night Out
    TropicBon
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Occasion Place
    Sheila0824VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Review but Pricey Wine
    Reenie
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a disappointment!
    KyBuckeye
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • better this time
    diner
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable and Comfortable
    arjaysimonVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Great meal and great service in a very nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fun Place
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually really good .....
    diner
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for Birthdays!
    Limabima
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh food, BUT...
    Foodlove
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    CMacVIP
    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..
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clintonville gem
    Patty
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Great place, great food. Just what Clintonville loves and needs!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Occasion Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date Night place
    VicVillagefoodie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food and the wine were amazing! The atmosphere was great for relaxing and unwinding from a crazy week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • flat bread was warm, wine
    bets
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    flat bread was warm, wine by the glass very expensive
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine Bistro Lunch
    pmits
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just what we were looking for
    QuilterBA
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wine Room celebration!
    Sheila0824VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waitress needs more knowledge
    Dublindiner
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful
    Whitesand
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is always good and
    Swagma
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The food is always good and the atmosphere is lively.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night Out Gem
    JustJan
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to Clintonville
    Dilvish
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening because of the
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great evening because of the service, food, wine and atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic