The Wine Bistro - Worthington
The Wine Bistro - Worthington

The Wine Bistro - Worthington

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.winebistrocolumbus.com/
  • Phone: 6144364000x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 - 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,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Josh Hartman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private dining in our Reserve room for groups of 20-40 guests. Additionally we have a private dining room in the Bistro that will accommodate from 8-10 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Lyndie Franks lyndie.franks@winebistrocolumbus.com 6144364000x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt 23 and Highbluffs
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: On-site parking
A word from The Wine Bistro - Worthington
Debra Sturm, GM
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 near state minimum 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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The Wine Bistro - Worthington reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (24)romantic (15)fit for foodies (14)great for outdoor dining (13)special occasion (12)neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (10)great for lunch (9)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Very nice evening out
    TheBHB
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service was very good. The server seemed knowledgeable of the wines and the menu. The food was very good. I had the short ribs and my wife the lobster pasta dish. We both were very satisfied. Over all, a very nice experience. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunshine
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The private back room was great for a small group. Great ambience. Great for conversation where you can hear one another talk without needing to shout or strain to hear. The food, wine and service is exceptional. A great gathering place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neglected Guest
    Barfly
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I am a bar person. When we arrived for dinner on Saturday evening, and noticed that the bar was empty, we decided to sit there instead of at a table. For the next 10 minutes we watched the same 4 to 5 employees walk by, and grab glasses of water, wine, etc. None of them stopped by to greet us, offer menus, or see if we have been helped. There was, what appeared to be a manager, at the end of the bar at a cash register that was busy chatting up another customer and looked over a couple of times. We decided after being ignored by every employee in the place that we would leave. The hostess wished us a good evening as we left not realizing that we were the last people that walked into the restaurant. Very disappointing for sure.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    DIana
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I can't say enough about the customer service here. It's beyond reproach! We had a tiny glitch in our order (forgot the salad) and were apologized to numerous times (it wasn't a big deal) and taken out to the patio for a cozy table and complementary dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect for our night
    FrancVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Stopped for 1night to have dinner with local friends and picked this place on a lark. What fun! Not rushed, had several different wines with variety of entrees ... and Tuscan popcorn! A nice evening visit in a nice place - compliments on great and eclectic menu, and an impressive array of wines too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This location needs improvement
    CMHoenophile1
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Of these many Wine Bistro locations in central Ohio, this location seems to be lacking something. First of all, the staff seem to be young people who aren't very experienced in wine. Getting a bottle recommendation was a futile task. I pulled out my good old iPhone and located a bottle that was stellar. The staff seem to be content talking amongst themselves and the tables suffer for it. This experience, the waitress kept disappearing for great chunks of time. It was frustrating to say the least. The Lane Avenue location is so far superior to the Worthington location, which is a pity since I live in Worthington - I'd prefer to drive the distance to be in a setting with other oenophiles.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ok but not great
    Lovetotravel2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service was slow, wine was expensive, food was good, but nothing exceptional. 8$ corkage, fee if you buy a bottle off the shelf, are you kidding me??? Wife and I had fixe prix dinners , 2 glasses of wine each, and an appetizer, and we left with a $130 dollar bill. A lot for mediocre. Waitress was good, but an hour and a half was a bit long for our liking
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Philly1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our first time and we were disappointed. Service was slow. My wife's entree was nothing like it was described in the menu (Beef Tenderloin and Grilled Vegetables) - it was basically a big dish of salad with a few slices of beef (which was tasty) on it. Deserts were ok. Appetizer (Veal Meatball) was hard and chewy. The good news is the manager adjusted the bill accordingly. We will give it another try, but will stick to sandwiches and flatbreads......
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Usually good, horrible this time!
    AndD
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We went for restaurant week late on a Friday night. I've been here multiple times before; food is great, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff. However, this time it was a horrible experience. From the time we sat down, it took us two hours to get out... And that was with us having to get Up, walk inside and ask for our checks and dessert to go. It took at least 35 minutes for our salads to come out. By the time the main entrees came out, the steak was cold and pasta lukewarm. The server wasn't apologetic until we came inside to complain and did nothing to compensate the inconvenience. In fact, she handed us an incorrect bill totaling $40 than our actual bill. In short, do go here if you're on a time crunch or during restsaurant week.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing and inconsistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is about our 4th time at wine bistro in the last few years. Their food and service are always inconsistent. This time, we went for 614 restaurant week and my meatball came out hard and frozen in the middle and my husband's entree had an issue as well. Our server was gracious and accommodating, but, the manager was condescending and made us feel like the problems were our fault. All in all, the wine selection is great, but, they fall short on food execution.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun night
    ret155
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had a great meal sitting outside at our request. Portions were tasty and generous. Would be fun to frequent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The meatball is fabulous
    JayneVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Dinner was good, but the meatball appetizer was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, wine and service!
    DinefineVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Interesting and delicious menu selection. Vast wine list. Informed and engaged servers/sommeliers. The GM, Deb, is very involved in ensuring a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Nottoohappy
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    First time disappointed with everything. Poor service, smaller portions than we had in the past, no "something extra" for my wife's birthday. Just not a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice outdoor dinig
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My wife and I have been here a few times. We always enjoy the food, service and of course, the wine. It was a nice evening so we sat outside. In spite of the rush hour traffic it was very quiet with some nice background music.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Wine List and Apps
    coweatinhillbilly
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Very nice place to dine and relax with a good bottle of wine.A meal can be made of the appetizers alone.The flatbread and pasta dishes are all very nicely done.Service is very good with a strong attention to detail.This was our second visit and we will certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great ambiance, food is top notch. Staff make every effort to make visit personal. Great place to wine and dine at bar, meet some new friends, great conversations...bar staff introduces themselves, asks for your name and remembers it all night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Surprise
    OnlyGoodFood
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We expected a good wine selection and hoped the food would be at least adequate. The wine selection was filled with unusual selections, and those we selected were excellent. (We took home a bottle.) But the surprise was the food. The fondue appetizer (who gets fondue anymore?) was very tasty, the beef short rib entree was great, as were its veggies, and the crab cakes were superb. We don't always have dessert, but tried the vanilla ice cream with port wine soaked warm cherries; wow! Great finish to a meal that will definitely bring us back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a pleasant surprise
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I was seeking a non-chain dining experience near the Polaris strip. Open Table came through with this adorable restaurant. The Wine Bar is in a small strip plaza next to a Dunkin' Donuts drive through. Outdoor tables with varied umbrellas greet you as you walk into a nicely organized wine store with a beautiful wooden bar and tables throughout the space. The menu offers small plates for munching or snacking with wine flights as well as entrees. I opted for a dish with fettuccine and sea food including shrimp, scallops, lobster and more. it was perfect! No cream sauce and veggies like asparagus and mushrooms included. Wines by the glass were offered and reasonably priced. I recommend the short drive to this establishment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 94 reviews are from the The Wine Bistro - Worthington reviews archive.
  • prissybro
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    This was our first time at any of The Wine Bistro locations. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and experience. It is our type of place -- a place which offers a variety of foods, each with its own flair and twist, often with healthy and fresh ingredients. The Bistro has a good wine selection at very reasonable prices. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, amazing service
    FoodieThatsME
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    This place is the best for a small bite and good conversation. The plates are small, shareable and delicious. The wines are delicious and the wine flights are great choices. The service is friendly. They're outdoor seating is nice. You can see a pond in the distance. Love.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    AndD
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I've been here on a few occasions and it's been great every time! The service is always amazing. Likewise with the food. Great for date night or a girls night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and Atmosphere
    Winelover
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We had reservations at the Wine Bistro on a Saturday at 6:30. We were seated immediately but it took about 10 mins. for someone to greet us. After we picked out a white wine, it took 30 mins. for the server to chill it and bring it to us which seemed a bit long. If we had known it would take this long, we would have gotten a bottle of red. While the food was all excellent, our service was incredibly slow and we had to wait for 45 mins. to get our appetizers and flatbread. We rarely saw our server and had to flag her down to order more wine. This was only our first time at the Wine Bistro so we weren't sure if this is typical or not. I would try it again though due to the fact that they have a great wine selection and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    One of my favorite places for fun dinner. The food is very good and the staff is very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    enj0ysw1ne
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The wine was very good. Great wine selection. Loved the atmosphere. The server was top-notch. Food was so-so and the desserts were disappointing but I would be willing to try other dishes. Sticker shock when I saw the bill. Order wine by the bottle and forgo the samplers.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food, ambiance!
    Quinn
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This is my go to place for entertaining out of town friends. Its location, food and service is so good. The hummas platter is so good. (I could eat the Olive hummus for days) The food is amazing, and its really good for you! The wine selection is awesome. The outside patio is adorable for spring/summer/fall. I cannot wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Ryan
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Two out of five visits to your bistro we have had terrible service and you have been out of some gluten free option.Will go elsewhere. Too inconsistent with food and service. You were out of gluten free crackers and steak all in one sitting?
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Girls Night Out
    winendine
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This was a great restaurant to have a girls night out. The server was very nice and provided great customer service. We enjoyed some appetizers and the flights of wine. The food and wine was delicious! I would definitely recommend this restaurant and location to my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall pleasant experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Very nice atmosphere, the decor was a tad "country" but really enjoyed the dim lighting. Seems like it's more suited to 40+ crowd. Food was excellent, and more unique than something you would get at a big chain. Service was OK, but they were really busy and we still got a table immediately so I can't complain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Wine, Passable Food
    ColumbusRob
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    First visit to this small local chain. Waited at least 45 minutes past our reservation time of 7:45 p.m. due to table squatters. Management (Deb) had some level of concern as time moved on. Ended up with a decent table between the bar and the kitchen. Our group had two bottles of wine that were suggested and sampled before they were brought to the table. Really enjoyed the warm olive appetizer and the gluten free fondue. The popcorn seemed ok as well. The entrees were just ok - really nothing remarkable. We had crab cakes, chicken marsala, a flat bread, shortribs and a grilled chicken salad. The best of the bunch was probably the flatbread. Bottom line is that we'll go again -for the wine and some appetizers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Non strip bar strip bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    For the location they've don't a great job at making your feel like you're not in a strip bar. I think Columbus lacks a cool sense of itself, but the Wine Bistro makes you think you're in another city; which is a good thing. Cool decor, good lighting, makes me want to order an entire bottle of wine and drink it until it's gone. I dig the flat bread (aka: Hipster name for pizza) and the winery salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I had a great time. The restaurant must have expanded to the building next door because they had separate dinning space with it's own entrance, and during our entire visit we were the only ones seated in that area so it was like we had the whole place to ourselves. It was romantic and quiet and we really enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night Out
    AnitamdVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    This was the first time at this location although we've been to the one in Upper Arlington and Clintonville . The servers at the other 2 locations are more knowledgeable and helpful with wine selection than here. I had the salmon salad which was delicious . The mushroom flatbread is super cheesy. The restaurant was packed so I think our waitress was super busy because she didn't check on us at all after our meals came. Would recommend the Wine Bistro but not this specific location .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Valentine's Day spot
    elway744
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We went to the Wine Bistro the night before Valentine's Day. The food was wonderful and the wine list was extensive. We plan on going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Excellent food and wine. Service a little slow. Had to pay corkage fee for a bottle of wine we bought from them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservations
    chops
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    On my reservation, I requested a "preferred table". It was my 82 year old mother's birthday. We were shown to a high top with wooden barstools with no backs. I refused the table, and after much discussion she gave us an open table that was for a 7:15 reservation. Ours was at 7:00. The hostess said they do not get info from online requests!! Really?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Espanolita262
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I had some high hopes for my meal here. It was date night with the boyfriend, and after a difficult week, I was really looking forward to a nice evening. I should mention that it was restaurant week and very busy, which may account for some of the issues we encountered during our dinner. The good: -Promptly seated -Friendly waiter -Salad, short ribs, and bread pudding were good The bad: -Waited OVER and hour for our first courses (a salad and a meatball). No comped drinks offered for our wait, not even bread brought to the table. -Meatball was burnt -Fusilli dish had a burnt garlic taste -Tables were bunched together a little closely, so wait staff nearly hit our table with their butts on occasion
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    Rachel
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We will definitely be coming back. The atmosphere was very cozy and romantic. I was super impressed with the wine selection and the Cabernet I had was perfect. The food was surprisingly excellent (since there are 3 in the area, I wasn't sure if this place was like a local "chain" or not, which had me skeptical at first). I had the short ribs & risotto, and the triple chocolate pots de creme, and both were absolutely amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had to wait 25 minutes
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We had to wait 25 minutes even though we had a reservation. There was no reconciliation life a free appetizer. I will think twice before I return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE IT
    GoingOut
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Went to catch up with a girlfriend during Restaurant Week. Our server, Katie, was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable of the extensive wine list and was very personable. She entertained us with funny stories, made several wine recommendations, offered us tastings, and also made wonderful recommendations for the dinner selections. I ordered the fusilli with prosciutto while my girlfriend had the short ribs. Both were wonderful! The veal meatball was voted the best appetizer and I agree!!! I even asked to try a different desert as I didnt care for what I ordered and they were happy to accomodate. Another employee came over to talk to us. He was lovely as well!!!! Great food, wine, ambience and best of all TOP NOTCH SERVICE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.