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

The Wine Guy Bistro-Gahanna

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thewineguywineshop.com/
  • Phone: 6145360411
  • 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!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Wine Guy Bistro-Gahanna reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (26)neighborhood gem (21)great for outdoor dining (12)special occasion (12)romantic (9)scenic view (6)good for groups (6)fit for foodies (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Nice place to eat
    GuidoVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Standard wine bistro setting. Food was creative and the servers very attentive. As you might expect the wine by the glass is expensive. Nevertheless, a nice place to eat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dependable delicious
    DateNightMom
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great service, great food, outstanding wine selection. This is going to be out neighborhood favorite. Really dependable for good food paired with outstanding and vast wine selection. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good experience
    oldfoody
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Sat outside and that was definitely a plus- Not too expensive and the wine flights were very good-
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spacing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The entire meal and wine flight was amazing and we will definitely go back and continue to sample other food and wine options. My only negative comment was that the seating outside was so close together that I felt like I was a part of the conversation with the table next to me since our tables were so close and almost touching.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    Wineworthy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Reservations were not recognized as you waited in line first come first serve style until told unacceptable. Hostess not with the Mostess. Avoid wine flights; stale, lesser pours. My "exotic" reds were untouched after one sip of each and we are pretty serious wine drinkers. We waited an hour for our food. Our waiter apologized, "I'm sorry, everyone came at once and the kitchen can't keep up". Perhaps the management should work on scripting the hostesses and the wait staff. The atmosphere was what we expected. The scallops were amazing. The experience was not nearly as great as we expected based on prior reviews. For an area as big as Columbus, a visit such as our does not deserve a second change....too much to choose from!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great atmosphere
    DMRM
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent service. Amazing wine selection - impossible to make a bad choice. My husband had the chef's special - lamb chops - they were fantastic! I had the scallops and unfortunately the plate was half-empty and I was still hungry. But I'd still go back and just order something else next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    krysten220
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I'd been curious about The Wine Guy for a few years, but just hadn't made it out to Gahanna to try it. The atmosphere is nice, they have a good wine selection, decently priced glass pour list, and quite a few no-corkage bottles. But for anything not on that list, the $10 corkage fee is excessive. My friend was disappointed that their menu was completely different from the one posted online. Worse, the food was mediocre and came out lukewarm. I got the ginger-soy tuna, which barely had any ginger-soy (and I couldn't flag down the server to get extra), and the rice it came with was bland. The service was pretty bad—our waiter seemed annoyed that we were there and trying to get his attention was almost impossible. I won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • friends nite out
    Grearfulvet
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    wines excellent flights. food very good. like how they have moved seating around in exterior.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Huge Wine Selection
    DateNightMom
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Outstanding wine selection with lots of options by the glass if you order off the flight list. Fresh salad in large portions. Service was a bit slow on a not so busy night but we will still be going back frequently.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Some dishes were tasty, others fell flat. Service was less than stellar.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to eat and relax
    cookieladyVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My husband and I are new to the area and found great reviews on open table so decided to give this place a try. Our waitress Phoebe was great as was the food! Loved being able to sit outside and enjoy the weather!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great wines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great relaxing location to bring friends. The corkage fee for wine is very reasonable and it is fun to 'shop' for a good bottle. Also, the wine flights are at a great price point. Servers are great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect spot for a date night
    fabulousfoodie
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here on a date and the mood was perfect. The atmosphere is so intimate and beautiful. As a wine enthusiast I thoroughly enjoyed the selection they had to offer. I would recommend definitely!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    Gleebs
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We like inviting people who have never been before. They always have a great experience. The chef visited our table, as did the bartender. Very nice touches. Our waitress was very attentive, patient, and had a good sense of humor. The food and wine were top notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 79 reviews are from the The Wine Guy Bistro-Gahanna reviews archive.
  • Great experience
    Foodlover
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This was my 3rd time here. Wine Guy is by far my favorite restaurant. The food is spectacular, service is always on point and the wine selection is great. I would recommend this place to anyone. The good is reasonably priced, and the wine is not marked up, just a corking fee at the table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relax, Chat, Eat and Drink
    Bobcat
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This nice addition to Creekside in Gahanna features an extensive wine selection and delivers it available in "flights" that are appropriately and interestingly grouped at about $14.99 for six samples, amounting to almost two full glasses total. Most of their wines by the glass are somewhat overpriced. The upside is that, unlike most wine places, you can purchase a bottle to take home from the table at the lower take-home, rather than table price. Wine Guy has always had a nice choice of interesting appetizers and small plates, but has added a substantial selection of regular dinner choices. Service was ok, but did not flow. Long periods of being ignored, though initially greeted and served well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hdavVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great service at the bar as usual! Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food and wine very were good. However, our meals came out before we were even close to being done with our starters. This caused us to have very little room on the table because we had a wine flight for each person. After we were finished with our meal, we were not asked if we wanted any more wine and were handed the bill.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Terrific Experience
    Debbie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We went for an early dinner so that we could watch The KY Derby, enjoy a good meal and get out early enough to get downtown to the Ballet in time. Our server was amazing, helped us have a great experience, in addition to the great wine and amazing meal!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small plates are the way to go!
    kstorts
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I ate a late dinner and had a the mussle appetizer (delicious) and 2 small plates. I chose the small plate route because there were too many things I wanted to try to instead of a larger dinner portion of only one option. I ended up with the spicy shrimp pasta and the cioppino seafood stew. Both were delicious but if you don't like spicy I wouldn't recommend the pasta. The bistro sits right on the Gahanna square so it's a great romantic evening out.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice.....
    StevegotlVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Went here for an early Easter Dinner with the family. There were six of us and we were quickly seated and attended to. They did well with my GF's food allergies and gave her appropriate substitutions. We all order something different and everyone loved what they got. The plating was nice, the combinations were nice and the tastes were nice..... Very nice.... I'd recommend this place to everyone. The prices are fair and the variety is nice......very nice.....
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Momof3
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time, great wines, nice staff
    Buddy
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • summertime date niight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We look forward to dining under the tea lit pergola in the summertime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place food was excellent
    sd21
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    nice place food was excellent but the portions are too small
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Wilson
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    nice wine selection, food is well prepared and fresh.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, better, best
    Datenighters
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going Downhill
    TimA
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little corked
    EZ2plz
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation
    Badreservation
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls Weekend
    GirlsWkend
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All very good but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The tenderloin was a little over done. All the rest was very good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place decent prices
    MoeCorn
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Eat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful service, delicious
    Burg
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Wonderful service, delicious food and an intriguing menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    Kathy
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambiance
    KristenF
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK for wine tasting
    Koyer
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Monday dining
    Mondaydiner
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate