The Wine Bistro - Upper Arlington

4.6
412 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Wine Bistro, with three Columbus, Ohio locations in Upper Arlington, Westerville 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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JA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My book club gathered here for our January meeting. It was a Monday night, so there was no corking fee. We enjoyed delicious wine and interesting appetizer in a beautiful atmosphere.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for friends get together!

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TF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Everything was great, but the food needs more seasoning. I’m not a big salt person and my friend and I both had to load our food with salt.

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Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn’t been here in a while and we thoroughly enjoyed reacquainting ourselves with the wine list and the menu. We truly enjoyed our meals and the ability to have a quiet conversation in this relaxing atmosphere. Will return again soon.

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HH
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and great service. We will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here often we meet every Thursday for lunch and golf weather permitting. Always enjoy the food, service and ambiance. We all have our favorites.

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DP
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service...Not rushed... Actually get to take time and enjoy the meal and the last wine selection in town.

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New year eve

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, wine and service was fantastic!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there on a first date and everything was excellent. The waitstaff was fabulous in letting us sit and talk with our wine while checking on us just often enough. Also had one of their flatbread which was delicious!

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TM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My all time favorite place for Happy Hour with the girls. Never disappoints. Tatayana was our fabulous kind server❤️🍷

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JC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All round good time, good appetizer, meal, wine and dessert!

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MK
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Attentive wait staff, a comfortable restaurant with a warm atmosphere. There were 4 of us---three were served at the same time and we had to wait for the fourth dinner. Awkward and the meals did get lukewarm. I can't recall when I've been to a restaurant and all the meals are not served at the same time. Also, one meal had a specific recommendation and it arrived without the accommodation. For that dinner, I would rate it a 1.

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MC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Came here for holiday get together with friends.
Service was really slow even though they were not busy. Food came out so so warm. 1st time to this location and disappointed.

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A
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. We had the winery salads, chicken saltimbocca, and crabcake sandwich. Portions were on the smaller side, which we prefer, but may not be enough for some people. Prices are reasonable.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food is consistently impressive. Very cozy atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

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KG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Wine Bistro in Upper Arlington was the perfect place to celebrate a 21st birthday with family and friends this past weekend! The appetizers and wine were phenomenal, the staff attentive, and the atmosphere warm and inviting! I highly recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. The service was also top notch. Well done!

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Columbus
55 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our group of five ladies enjoyed each other's company at one of our favorite restaurants. The food was very good, and there's always a nice selection of wine. Service was a little slow, but there was only one person taking orders in the entire restaurant. An assistant helped deliver food. We had a good time and will be back.

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KS
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a glass of wine and antipasto platter in a quiet atmosphere on a Sunday evening. Our server was pleasant, attentive, and made good wine recommendations for us. The food was good and the antipasto platter was enough for two of us to share with bread, cheeses and a little sliced salami and sausage.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy atmosphere. Reasonable prices for delicious food and wine. Excellent service from Grant. Very enthusiastic and knowledgable about the menu.

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DG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine selection and very friendly staff.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Definitely NOT a good place for a first date, too loud. But overall great restaurant/gathering place and great service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service and food were slow, but everything else was great! Will return, soon.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Waiter was awesome. Chicken saltimbocca was delicious.

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DT
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is always amazing and the food wonderful! The wine isn't bad either!!!

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b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

First visit to the Wine Bistro. I really enjoyed it. Medium sized menu but there were a lot of good choices. The food that I had was excellent, as was the wine.

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M
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to meet a friend for happy hour. Ordered house red wine and the hummus plate with veggies. Food and wine were excellent and the staff was very friendly. Would definitely come back.

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E
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our meals were delicious and served by a very professional and attentive individual. The noise level was low at the time and we truly enjoyed our meal and the ambiance of the establishment.
I have also dined outside when weather was favorable and that was enjoyable as well.

I will definitely return.

Thanks you,
Elle

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Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We love this restaurant the food is wonderful and the service is excellent

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CC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent everything! The Wine Bistro does not disappoint. My friend who is a sommelier was very impressed.

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DM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always very good service, very attentive and the food is quite good - many items are excellent. Ambiance is excellent and the wine flights are great.

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B
Orange County
67 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food and atmosphere is cozy nestled within all the wine! Highly recommend this spot close to campus when visiting- nice shopping across the street too.

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L
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I have had great lunches there. But, our food was just o.k....and the service was very spotty

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed sitting on the patio! Good wine, and lovely weather

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DT
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very attentive and outstanding service for my birthday party of 25 in the Harvest (bar) area.

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KS
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We've dined here before, but once again enjoyed our light meal and glass of wine. The food service was a bit slow, but understandably as we were there on a Friday night and the place was really busy. When the food came, it was well-prepared and hot (the Tres Carnes flatbread) and really tasty (hummus/tapenade trio with toasted naan plus dipping veggies). Our server was quite pleasant and helpful and I was able to taste the wine (the Carignan Blanc, which went great with everything we ate - very crisp and refreshing) before buying a glass.
The only negative for us is the noise level - makes it a bit difficult to have a conversation. We'll be back again.

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H
Columbus
70 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A good neighborhood restaurant near Ohio Stadium, making it a natural post-game dinner place. Good food priced quite reasonably with an excellent wine list. Flatbreads, salads, mains. It is noisy, even when not extremely busy but not unbearably so. A place to keep in the rotation for sure.

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Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a never-fail for a last minute get together. The menu is great and the wine selection is fantastic!

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GA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shrimp and Risotto... 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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