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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
  • Email: winebistroclintonville@yahoo.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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "The food and the wine were amazing! The atmosphere was great for relaxing and unwinding from a crazy week!"
    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."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Service was great...understood what type of wine I wanted and gave the perfect recommendation!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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
  • "Food was great. We had the giant veal meatball served atop spaghetti and homemade marinara with Parmesan and a toasted flat bread. Cool wine selection. Awesome experience."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I took my wife there for her birthday and we had a great time. The food, wine, and service were all fantastic."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "the appetizer and dinner were pretty good. Service was excellent. the bread pudding for dessert was disappointing."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A real gem of a neighborhood restaurant. Fantastic wine list, of course, but also some great food items. Ideal for a date, romantic occasion, or late night rendezvous. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The menu looks great but what arrives at the table is pretty mediocre."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the enviroment was lively. We just moved to the area and this place will definitely always comes to mind when debating where to eat. The only downside was our server lacked an approachable aura and seem to have missed the step of explaining the special for the day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "When the Wine Bistro opened at Henderson and High less than a year ago, we were delighted to have another good restaurant option in Clintonville. On Monday night my wife and I decided to take advantage of this pleasant dining choice in order to find some warmth on yet another cold winter night. We were not disappointed. My wife had a steak salad and I had a turkey panini. Both were very good. My only complaint is that a bottle of wine I might get at Weiland's or Kroger costs about three times as much at the Wine Bistro. Still, in light of the excellent service and the ambience, I am willing to pay the mark up."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "A feel good and friendly place to meet up with good friends. Far superior. than other wine bars. Great selection of wines and our waiter was knowledgeable with wine questions and helpful with selections."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I wanted to enjoy a relaxing evening out with a group of friends and this certainly fit the bill. Great location, easy parking, amazing food and great service."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Had a reservation at 7:15 on Saturday night. We got therea bit early, ""Please go to the bar and start with a drink". That was fine but then they "lost us" and when my husband went to see if our table was ready they said, "Oh you are the Smiths". They seemed busy and confused; maybe lacking management. Then our 7:15 reservation lasted til 9:45; the food was good enough, the service was good, it was just so slow. What if we had plans after a 7:15 reservation like a movie? I think they needed more employees and better leadership/management on Saturday evening. We have been to the Lane Ave restaurant and have not had this problem. Will think twice about returning"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to dine at Wine Bistro because it was participating in Restaurant Week and we had a gift card. We both chose different courses and shared a taste or two. The brie was fabulous and the salad had a very refreshing taste. My crab cakes were possibly the best I have had. The short ribs were cooked nicely and very pleasant. For dessert we did the triple chocolate dessert and the crème brulee. The chocolate was amazing and I couldn't put my fork down. I did not taste the crème brulee but my husband said it too was amazing."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "My husband and I like this place so well that we go there once a week. It is my favorite night of the week. We love to try the different wines and relax over an appetizer, and then split a dinner and dessert."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Went before a concert and had a wonderful time! The chicken flat bread was absolutely delicious! The soup was very good as well. Friendly staff and great wine. Highly recommend this!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "A great atmosphere, surrounded by a tremendous selection of wine, and excellent service bringing tasteful, yet perhaps small servings, to your table!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "The food was very good, price was very reasonable. My new favorite place"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I made reservations for myself, my husband and a married couple that we are friends with for New Years Eve. None of us have ever heard or been to this particular restaurant and weren't sure what it was like. We walked in and the place was beautiful. We were seated right away. The server was very informative and helpful. We picked a bottle of wine off the wall that he suggested based on what we asked him for.We ordered a few appetizers, the antipasto platter and the popcorn. They were both delicious! The guys both had beers and the filet special. I had the tenderloin I think with the mushroom risotto and a meatball. My friend she has the meatball, the tomato basil soup and a flat bread."
    Dined on 12/31/2013