The Wine Bistro - Upper Arlington

4.7
438 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
22 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
1 review
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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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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OT
1 review
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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C
Columbus
40 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
7 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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Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration for 91 yr old friend!

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NC
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great as usual. Brett was a very attentive (but not overly attentive) server.

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RB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food, service, ambiance were top notch but my only complaint would be that the workers low key tried to rush us out once it hit 9pm as no one else was in the restaurant; the soft music that had been on all evening suddenly turned off which is kind of rude and awkward.

Nonetheless it was a good experience and great wine list. Very easy to have a conversation with the person across from you.

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GT
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. The soup could have been hotter but it was still good. The ambiance is like eating in a winery. Our server (Hannah) was excellent. She was very friendly and on top of everything.

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

Baked Brie is to die for!!! Shrimp and chorizo Mac and cheese?? Yes please. Cat was amazing Definitely recommend

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went during Restaurant Week. The food was really good and wonderfully prepared. The drinks were delicious too.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time for a first date! We loved the cheese tray and wine!

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KB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall I liked the Wine Bistro. Surprisingly though, their red wine flight was a bust. I’m not generally picky with reds, but I was not a fan of any of the three and one was downright bad. The food was excellent, but would rethink my wine choices next time.

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine were great! The thing that really impressed me most was the ambiance--the furnishings and lighting made this a cozy and comfortable spot. We will def be back.

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J
Columbus
116 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our dinners here. Our server this time, Ben, was very attentive and knowledgeable.

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JA
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
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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OT
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
11 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
26 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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 4, 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
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
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
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New year eve

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, wine and service was fantastic!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 22, 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
3 reviews
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 15, 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 11, 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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