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The Wine Bistro - Upper Arlington

4.6
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557 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.
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.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.7
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4.4
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JordieB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place! The wine and food was amazing.

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vipRachizzle
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really good our server was great but I got a little rowdy at the bar as we were leaving. My sister and I had to finish our conversation outside since we couldn’t hear each other. Nevertheless it was a still a great experience overall

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vipTLSquared
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always, great food, wine & service! Great for a date! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipsocialgal
Columbus
50 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and safe lunch on the patio. Our server Beth was efficient and delightful! And was very careful to even sanitize our pens when she brought the bill.

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MichelleS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantasize food and wine and service. Loved the atmosphere and the decor .

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vipfoodisfun
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outside dining was awesome. The staff was attentive but not obtrusive. It’s a great place to meet friends in a relaxed atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, wine and service. One of our favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio. The shade from the trees made it a pleasant seating area for dinner.

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MarkF
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super dining experience for our 25th anniversary. Wine flights were amazing.

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vipPepe
Columbus
49 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was nice to dine outdoors on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Our server, Ben, was outstanding - just the rught amount of attention. Great experience at one of our favorite neighborhood spots.

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vipTLH1
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Salmon was charred.

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Jessica
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute favorite. Good for casual meals and great value for the dollar.

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vipCici
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great evening. Nice food,service and wine.

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DianaM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great evening! Our reservation was very last minute and the staff stepped up and made the experience welcoming and enjoyable. My sister got engaged just hours before the meal. We arranged to have sparkling wine at the table when we arrived. They selected the sparkling wine for us that was in our price point and it was perfect. The staff was energetic abut her engagement and made her feel very special. They were very friendly and accommodating. Thanks again!

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JuanN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Place is Amazing!!! The staff is great, and the food is excellent!!!

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LonnyP
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for a glass of wine at the bar and stayed for dinner! The wine selection is out of this world for any restaurant AND the bottle $$ are very reasonable. The glass turned into a bottle of Orin Swift's "Eight Years in the Desert", if you love big reds and have not tried it, TRY IT! Energy is always good with a great mix of people. Service was awesome and the food very well prepared & tasty!

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Jmw821
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just loved this place, so cute, great atmosphere, and the food was absolutely excellent!!

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vipJuliaW
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kim did a great job accommodating our large group despite many changes in size. Service from Analise was excellent.

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Jeileen
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were all excellent. Will definitely go back!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in Columbus! Service was good and food was amazing!

JC
vipJC502
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Go to this place excellent food, atmosphere and wine! I will be back!

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AmberD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, warm atmosphere. Plenty of options for small plates to pick at while enjoying a bottle of wine with friends. Just perfect.

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Nico
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second overall experience at The Wine Bistro and I must say they uphold a very high level of service and food quality. I booked this reservation about a month ahead for Valentines Day at 6:45pm. To our surprise, we did not have to wait at all upon checking in. The venue was lively but not overbearing; a perfect atmosphere for an intimate conversation. Our waitress Alexis was 5/5 stars excellent in her presence and in the manner in which she took and delivered our orders. We sampled some cocktails and wine flights while munching on the best popcorn I’ve ever had. Seriously, I could eat their Tuscan popcorn all day every day. The entrees did not disappoint one bit, see the pictures for yourself.

The meal came in just under $100 before tip and we were more than happy to tip 20% for the exquisite service. This is a top destination for a date in Columbus. One of my favorite, by far, which says quite a bit considering my girlfriend and I are always out and about in search of the best deals, atmosphere and food!

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BradleyB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentine's Day meal - we had the special three-course menu for $33 each, a good value. The food was good (salmon and short rib meals), the wine lovely and service was outstanding. The greeter was friendly and gave us a choice of several tables. Our server was knowledgeable about the wine offerings and brought me two samples before I chose a third for the meal. She checked back several times, but was not intrusive. We sat next to a window, but there were no cold air spots (this was the evening below 20 degrees). The noise level was noticeable, but comfortable and the table placement created privacy. Wine Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants for a special evening or informal meal with friends. We enjoy the Upper Arlington location, although we miss our neighborhood Bistro in Clintonville.

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ScottR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The food is decent, but probably bit over priced. The service, however, is a deal breaker. Our server was extremely slow and avoided checking in at our table even though she walked by several times. As for the kitchen, it took 45 minutes for our food to arrive, something the server did not address until just before our meals were at the table. The food is good, but not good enough to overcome the very marginal service.

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Ssss
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience3

I made a Valentine reservation several weeks in advance but they tried to put us at a tall community table. My friend has a bad back so a stool is not workable. I had to fight to get a real table, then they rushed us and said we had to be done fast.
The food and wine were great as always, though I made the mistake of forgetting to have my dressing on the side, which really messed up my wine pairing. I won’t go back any time soon; there are too many better options.

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BarryT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Overpriced for the quality and service. They were short-staffed. Poor bartender had to serve us on the other side of the restaurant.

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KristinS
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a repeat visit for us and we enjoyed our time, as usual. Our server was helpful with wine choices and we both enjoyed the wine we got. We were there early in the evening (5:30), so the service on our appetizer was super fast. We got the antipasto platter and thoroughly enjoyed it, although the cheese offering was pretty sparse. The warm bread was a great touch. We also got the pesto chicken flatbread, which was a bit heavy on the garlic flavor, and there were chunks of chicken which tended to be a bit dry, but the overall taste of the flatbread was good.
Good service, comfortable level of noise, and a nice place just to relax with a glass of wine and some tasty food.

KL
vipKarenL
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Everything was wonderful but the kitchen was really slow. Our app and salads came out fine but we waited probably 45 minutes from the time we placed our order for the entrees. The ambiance and wine were very enjoyable so the wait wasn’t horrible , but were were getting hungry!

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ChristaR
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE the Wine Bistro! The vibe and atmosphere is very welcoming! My friend slipped and fell when first walking into the Wine Bistro and the hostess and servers were SO kind about it and helped my friend and made her feel better about it! The service was also wonderful! They had great wine and great food!!! I can’t wait to go back!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lunch with friends. Waited a bit for our food. Not a big deal because we came to visit but some might object. One order was confused briefly.
We all had two glasses of wine. Should have noted the price for house Chardonnay. A little steep. Perhaps should have considered by the bottle.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Quick/appropriate delivery of dishes. Will return

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to meet a friend for dinner and realized it was restaurant week. The prices were fine and the service was stellar.

EJ
EricJ
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had the restaurant week specials. Both the soup and salad states were very good. The salmon was very tasty and especially the orange flavored rice that it was served with. The chicken dish was good as well, bit e felt the salinity was the better of the two. We had had chocolate dessert and the sole crisp dessert. Both were very good.

The price for reach meal was good

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EmileeB
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such a hidden gem!! My best friend and I do a monthly dinner together-always someplace new. I wish we would've gone here sooner-it was amazing! Hannah was our server and on top of it! Very sweet, great recommendations, and probably one of the best servers I've ever encountered. Our food was top notch! I got the salmon salad (amazing by the way-this coming from someone who is not a salad person) and my friend got the beef short ribs-so tender and good! We split the bread pudding for dessert...just overall amazing! If I could rate this place higher, I would! Their wine selection is amazing and the ambiance is very inviting. Can't wait to visit again!

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vipLindaandBill
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a ver nice dinner at The Wine Bistro. The service at the bar was nice and relaxed. As the evening progressed and we moved to our table, the noise level increased. The food and the service were both excellent, however.

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vipharleyman
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable setting. Everyone in our group of 4 had something different and each enjoyed their meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is the third year in a row we went Wine bistro for New Year eve. It a great place to go.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great selection of wine

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The Wine Bistro - Upper Arlington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 485-1750.

The Wine Bistro - Upper Arlington is rated 4.6 stars by 557 OpenTable diners.

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