The Wine Bistro - Upper Arlington

4.6
464 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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Columbus
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice close by quiet location for a simple bite to eat and some good wine.

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v
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Obviously great wine selections. Can't go wrong with any menu item either. We had a huge flatbread, crabcakes, salmon, beef short ribs, chop chop salad and a soup. When we visit in Upper Arlington, this is a favorite.

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SK
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Always love the Wine Bistro. Typically, if it's my mom and I we get a couple appetizers and a flatbread to share, which is more than enough for us. Usually, we ask to have the dishes come staggered and they are happy to accommodate.

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WF
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was very knowledgeable and antentive. Food was excellent. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurants and the food was AMAZING! The style of the restaurant is very unique, they have a great selection of wine. Would definitely recommend to others.

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EA
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing says spring like drinking wine and eating on patio at Wine Bistro!

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SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation dinner.

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RM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant surrounding and great service in the neighborhood.

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RB
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

New menu is very good. Food well prepared. Service, at least on my last visit, was poor.

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DT
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food (wine selection) , host and wait staff service, and ambiance is consistently perfect every time I come for lunch or dinner!

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P
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the wine selection. Food always good. Hard to decide!

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DM
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant - great food and service!

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P
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I’ve eaten here many times. This trip was disappointing. They couldn’t make the specialty drink listed on the menu, the food appeared to be warmed up instead of fresh. The dessert of apple crisp: waitress warned us the plate was very hot, which it was. But some of the apples were actually cold. Not sure how they even made that happen.

I’m hoping this is just a onetime “off” visit, as i normally enjoy eating here.

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L
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date! We had a wonderful experience for our anniversary.

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JD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy the wine flights; creative and delicious. The patio was full and yet the noise level wasn't bad. Server was great as usual!

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OT
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good food, with variety of options - good for group since there are choices. Wine selections broad and enjoyed some red wines. Overall, good value with food and wine.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing Service Recommend To Anyone Celebrating a Birthday

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KE
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very cool atmosphere. Food was excellent and very fast. As expected the wine was very good and had many options. Pricing seemed a little high given the amount of food, but the experience made it worth it. Only downfall was service. We came in at 8:30 on a Friday and the server seemed annoyed that we were there. Other than that we had a great experience.

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Columbus
46 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great wine, the food was excellent. We love all of the Wine Bistros.

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i
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Setting was great, waiter was great, wine was great, food was great. Thumbs up!

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TK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was fun and food was delicious

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SP
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Atmosphere was wonderful! We were 6pm dinner reservation on Saturday evening and waiter was a bit pushy. Not friendly. Food was different, but good.

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Good was disappointing and overpriced. Didn’t finish anything I ordered but service was great.

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GH
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

too noisy, could not hear the person sitting across from me

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B
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I took our young adult sons here and it was a fantastic experience. My butchers cut wagyu steak was the most tender tastiest steak I have ever eaten-it went down like butter. The scalloped potatoes with it were also delicious. My son got the crab cake sandwich, the other got the seafood pasta and husband got an appetizer plus some wine flights. All was great. Although one minor criticism-the waitress who was very nice and helpful, tried to take one of my wine glasses away before I was done with my drink. That’s a no no when the wine is so good!!

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DK
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wine bistro at upper Arlington always has consistently superior service, knowledgeable people, and excellent food. I would recommend it to anyone

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TD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was prompt, courteous and helpful but not overbearing. The food was excellent and the selection of wine is amazing. Parking can be a challenge at the Upper Arlington location.

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MJ
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Wine Bistro! Food is fantastic and the atmosphere wonderfully peaceful and inviting! One of our favorite spots!

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E
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I definitely would recommend the Upper Arlington Wine Bistro to a friend---I have done this on several occasions in the past.

On Saturday, March 2, I brought my sister-in-law who lives in Grandview to your restaurant. She had never been before and was very pleased with the delicious food (we had the grilled salmon salad). Both of us thought our server, whose name I failed to get, was very, very good---just the right amount of attention without 'hovering' over us.

I have been to several Wine Bistro's and this one stands above all the others in food, ambiance, and service. I will be back again.

Elle B

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BV
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

over rated. cute inside but food was not awesome.rusty bucket is a lot better

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine selection; Great service and atmosphere; Great food

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OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. I love to come here to catch up with friends and drink some wine.

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SC
Columbus
42 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for date night. The wine choices are outstanding and pair well with the menu.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine bistro is our favorite and with good reason! Always yummy food, excellent service and beautiful venue. Can’t go wrong here.

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HJ
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Varied menu with plenty of options. Offered red and white flights. Stocked wine selection is diverse and can be enjoyed with your meal. Corkage fee ($8) is waved on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, excellent service and quaint ambiance. Large wine selection and good variety on the menu. Service was quick and efficient. Plenty of parking. Would highly recommend. We will be back.

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SC
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food great as always. Bartender was “cold” so we decided to get a table for dinner. Server was great & manager gave us a gift card to rectify bartender issue. Good customer service! Looking forward to patio season.

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JS
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Wine Bistro never disappoints. Friendly service, consistent food quality, and great wine keep us coming back.
Chelsea was fantastic-- clearly running several tables during our visit, she never made us feel rushed and took excellent care of us.

We will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Valentine’s Day dinner. The restaurant was busy but not every table was taken, however that may have been because we had an early reservation. The place is known for its wine selection. I’m not a “wine person” so I ordered something fun from the specialty cocktail. My wife did have some wine. The drinks and food were excellent and the portions were decent for the price. This was my first trip and I’ll definitely be back.

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DM
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful small restaurant with outstanding wine collection and food. Reasonably priced! The tomato bisque is outstanding! Great place for lunch - definitely make a reservation for dinner as it is small.

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