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The Wine Guy Bistro-Gahanna
The Wine Guy Bistro-Gahanna

The Wine Guy Bistro-Gahanna Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thewineguywineshop.com/
  • Phone: (614) 536-0411
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm
    Dinner: Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mike Glaser
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private seating for up to 12 people is available in our J Lohr room.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walnut St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking is available in Creekside Plaza's underground garage
A word from The Wine Guy Bistro-Gahanna
Enjoy a comfortable surrounding where you can sample wines while browsing The Wine Shop selections. Be greeted by someone who wants to help you understand what you like and no more! Eat at The Wine Bar, in The Bistro or in the private J Lohr Room and be transcended to another place. It’s all about the experience!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was great, fit for my lifestyle. The service was not to my standard. I was overcharged for something I did not order. My reservation was for a birthday and they did not acknowledge that. Things could have been better."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was creative and good/great overall. Had a group of 6 seated away from bar. Dining area seemed understaffed, but everyone was courteous and the bartenders and hosts were helpful and gracious. I'd go back for a couple of drinks and to try a new entrée and a small plate!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "nice wine selection, food is well prepared and fresh."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "nice place food was excellent but the portions are too small"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We look forward to dining under the tea lit pergola in the summertime!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food is still decent, but the service is awfull. The service was never great, but this was bad. Portions are shrinking. Hopefully the take corrective action before this once nice place disappears."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Biggest complaint the spicy sausage ravioli - you get 8 pieces for $16.99 when all other portions are huge. Which left them hungry but unwilling to pay another 16.99 for more food. Otherwise a good experience, will probably go back, just know what no to get."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We ( my girlfriend and I ) are monthly customers at the Pickerington location. We find that location to be very friendly and personable. This was our first time at the Gahanna location, the food was excellent as expected. However the server was not as personable as the Pickerington store. Also I ask the server to consult the chef as to what wine he would recommend to go with the Thia tuna. No wine was brought out as I had requested, so I choose a Zinfandel to my surprise they were out!! All things said its a very good place to dine and people watch. Odds are we will go back, but our first choice at the moment is the Pickerington location. Our mission, to go to all Wine Guy Bistro's."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We always go to the Wine Guy. This was the first time they gave me issues about getting the private room. They called me twice about changing our reservation time. They ended up putting our party out in the main dining area. It ended up being fine, but we felt bad for our surrounding guests as we were a bachelorette party and not shy. The waiters were fun with us. The food was good, but small portion size on everything and pricey. The evening ended with a few of us upset about the unknown corking fee for sharing a bottle of wine at the table. Not disclosed at the time of ordering. No aerators. You run out of aerators at a wine store and you sell them there?"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had a 7:00pm reservation however there were no available tables when we arrived. The hostess was very nice but did not seem to concerned that we were not able to be seated. We were offered an high top table at 7:30 but wanted a dinner table. We were finally seated at 7:40 pm."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My BFF and I were in town for a girl's weekend. This was the perfect spot to lounge, enjoy a great cocktail (or two) and enjoy delicious food. Everything was so enjoyable!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Although the restaurant was hard to find, it was well worth the trouble. The food was excellent, ambiance wonderful, service top notch and the wine list impressive. Large windows allow a view of the beautiful creek behind. By the way, to find the restaurant, walk to the left of the parking garage, then all the way down the sidewall beside the garage. It is at the end of the sidewalk."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "You can go to Wine Guy and get a great meal without breaking the bank. That's good in my books. Also, the wine is excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The tenderloin was a little over done. All the rest was very good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Loved this restaurant for our Valentine's Day dinner. The food was delicious & the workers were wonderful! A little expensive, but worth it if you want a great meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful service, delicious food and an intriguing menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We truly enjoyed our evening at the win guy. We had a small group of friends that dined there and the food was excellent! Their wine selection was very robust. The restaurant had a very homey feel and made you feel comfortable. Overall we greatly enjoyed our experience and will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Good for wine and some appetizers. Food is suspect, and expensive for the quality. I recommend this venue for small gatherings to sample inexpensive wines. Don't order the fancy Mac and cheese - my order featured old piggy bacon. Waitor was wearing a t-shirt while he took our $62 order for 2."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Seemed very crowded for a Monday night. Apparently they were not prepared for business as wait staff was obviously stressed and short in numbers (our wait person looked like she was spread too thin handling way too many tables). My blackened talapia meal was overdone and virtually flavorless- disappointing. Scallop meal was good though. Maybe Monday is not the night to dine here especially if it is before a Groupon is set to expire."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "The food and wine selection was amazing. We were able to enjoy a bottle of Elizabeth Spencer which is not carried in most places. The bruchetta was crunchy and the balsamic sweet. The muscles were plentiful and delicate yet very flavorful. I may order these for my main meal next time. I ordered The Farm burger which appeared to be a basic specialty burger and boy was I surprised. The egg really did add something special to the burger but the bacon onion jam rocked the burger to another level. WOW is all I can say! My husband at the pasta and other than one bite he didn't share. We finished our evening by sharing a creme brulee. Very nice way to finish the evening. This place with not disappoint you. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The noise level was deafening, we could barely hear our friends across the table. It was overcrowded and servers were overstretched, and although she was very pleasant and explained how busy they'd been, there was not enough staff. Crabcakes had no flavor and were overbrowned and crunchy on one side. The 5 dollar creme brulee was in the very tiniest of ramikins, which was not even half full, and there was no garnish. It was unappealing, and for about a dollar a tablespoon they need to do more. It was an overpriced and very disappointing evening."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food is ALWAYS amazing. The service is spot on. We luv dining here."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great restaurant with an impressive wine selection. A little pricier than you might expect but the food is delicious and worth it. Everything we had was great - salads, soup, seafood, burger and pot pie - all hot and delicious."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "This was our second visit and there will be many more. Thursdays are great...no corkage fee, so select what you want from the store side and your waiter will chill, open and pour. We went all seafood, from appetizer to main course - all were outstanding. High spot was the Cajun scallops. Nice kick from the seasoning, scallops were sweet and perfectly cooked and the fruit based plating sauce added a nice balance. Ordered the cannoli for dessert. Shell was perfect, but the filling left a bit to be desired vs. true East Coast Italian filling...not quite sweet enough,but still a very nice end to an overall excellent meal. Recommended!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Excellent food, romantic atmosphere, good wine selection, with flights available for sampling and enjoying. Scenic outdoor area nearby for strolling before or after. Perfect for a special occasion."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Needed a place for a late dinner after driving all day to the Columbus area. Took a chance on this based on OT reviews and was not disappointed. Good food, great service, nice wine list. A real gem and the the check didn't break the bank."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "A red wine flight is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me…period. Loved it! Will be back…with more friends/family next time. :)"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Wine Guy Gahanna has never disappointed me. A few items on the menu are new every time I go, So it's never boring. (The chicken Mac and cheese was Delicious! First time I've had it.) The wine flights are a fun way To have different wines without paying for full Glasses of each. The food and wine are Always good, the service is good (although some Are friendlier and more hospitable than others), And it's always a relaxing, enjoyable night out."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great little spot for a date night! Apps and entrees are shareable, and service has always been great."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "A nice dinner out to celebrate our anniversary. We liked the wine from the flights so much we picked up some from the store on the way out, great service and food (try the risotto, chocolate mousse and the W.G. salad - the dijon-shallot dressing is awesome), table by the window is nice too. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Overall the experience was good to great. The waitress bless her heart just wasnt fully trained on waiting until conversations were finished before butting in. We arrived for a 3 pm reservation and was given the lunch menu for New Years Eve. the dinner menu was not offered until we asked. The food and wine were outstanding. Our first time there. We will come back in the summer for outside seating."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The dining atmosphere, the service and our food was fabulous. I will be going back again soon!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Ordered ribeye medium well and received it medium. No big deal, they took it back immediately and put it back on the grill. I was not offered anything for my wait which is fine...things happen. However I have been with others at other establishments where they went above and beyond to correct their mistake. Service was not over the top. I usually give 20% and gave 15% in this case. Waitress was just kind of there. Also thought the attire of the waitstaff was odd for the ambience...black sweatshirts and tennis shoes. The man who works the register at the wine shop is a delight! He was soooo sweet and very helpful when asked questions about the different wines for purchase. He was very easy going and friendly."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I just love this place. They have great selections of food and wine. It is perfect for special occasions or a fun date night."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "My husband and I received a gift certificate for the Gahanna location. Neither of us had been there before. We chose to spend New Year's Eve there for a late dinner. Everything was perfect and we had fun selecting our wine from the shopping area and having it with our dinner. We will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The atmosphere needs some softening to deaden the noise...it's impossible to carry on a conversation especially at a table for six or eight people. The chairs are especially difficult to pull up to the table and the tables are a little high."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Everything about the meal was wonderful but the wait for food. The menu could be a little larger but we ordered the mussels, scallops, and sausage ravioli and they were all excellent. Our server was attentive and pleasant. We waited almost an hour for our entree's to arrive. Now this wasn't as big of a deal as I had wonderful company and a bottle of wine at the table... but the place was not overly crowded. I couldn't imagine the wait on a busy saturday night. Do not bring a first date here if you are scared you will have nothing to talk about... It will be an awkward hour."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "The Wine Bistro is always a safe bet to attend and meet friends for dinner and a glass or two of wine. The wine flights are a great chance to try a variety of new choices. The staff can always offer a recommendation as well in your favorite categories. The food while small in proportion is delicious. Only critique is that some of the tables are wide and make it difficult to feel close with your guests. On the other hand it makes for plenty of room for wine flights and plates for sharing. Go and enjoy the ambiance."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I hadn't realized what a quaint restaurant this was. Nice atmosphere and the food was delicious with generous portions."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "The atmosphere is upscale but their prices are not, they were very reasonable, mostly in the $15 - $25 range. My GF eats gluten free and has allergies to many oils and preservatives. Been very careful we always quiz the wait staff and in this particular case we asked to talk to the chef. He was very accommodating, came to the table, and spent time explaining about the food preparation and answering our many questions. When the food arrived it was done exactly as he stated.They have a nice menu with a variety of options and they also have daily specials. I had the lamb chop special and it was done very nicely. Good size portions, reasonable prices, a nice atmosphere and accommodating food allergies makes this one to our "come back" list."
    Dined on 12/21/2013