The Wine Bistro - Upper Arlington

4.6
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533 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

SR
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

S
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

BT
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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

KS
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
Columbus
1 review
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!

CR
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!!!!!

OT
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.

OT
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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
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

EB
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!

LB
Cincinnati
36 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.

h
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.

OT
Columbus
8 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
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great selection of wine

KH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nothing wrong with the food and the service was very good, just nothing special.

CB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So enjoyed our anniversary dinner there! Quiet, romantic, & delicious food! And they treated us to dessert!

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a quiet day (Lunch in New Year!s Eve). Service was very good. We enjoyed our wine and food and had plenty of time to visit with our party who were in town for the Holidays. Have had a good experience each of the few times we have been there.

FF
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the food is so yummy. Unfortunately the service was poor initially. I was seated and placed a drink order. I sat there for a long time before my drink was delivered. It appeared they were down a server and they were busy. It took a long time in between orders for food, drinks and water refills.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Very disappointed

JM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing from start to finish! I recommend the short ribs!

DH
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was incredibly good. Bottle of wine excellent pricing. Service was delightful

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food and atmosphere for a great value

B
Columbus
56 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal - great atmosphere. Very lively! Food was delicious and the dessert (bread pudding) was outstanding! Someplace we return to again and again.

SM
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I have eaten at several Wine Bistros in our city and been very satisfied. Today while half-way through my meal the waiter reached over my shoulder and collected my unused knife and fork before I realized what he was doing. He didn't inquire if I needed my eating utensils he just took them along with utensils from others at my table. I have never had such a thing happen.
When I asked him what he was doing he said in a snarky manner that he was just clearing the table. Really, in the middle of us eating our meals no less. I told him it was totally unnecessary for him to do that and to please return them. The fact is I needed them to finish my meal. I am very unlikely to patronize this restaurant again.

TE
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server. Came to our table to check on us. Will totally go back!

J
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall it was an amazing culinary experience. The restaurant was aesthetically pleasing with an array of wines, woodwork and mood lighting.
The only disappointment was the steamed vegetables.
Thank you for a memorable anniversary dining experience.

R
Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hidden gem that I fell in love with!! Food quality was amazing! Had the steak salad and tried their steak frites and it was great! More on smaller size! Had veal meatball and mushroom risotto and it was perfect as well

JD
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good service and food, however, atmosphere was noisy. Hard to have a conversation.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The restaurant got busy quickly and we ended up not getting our meal before we had to leave to go to an event.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The place was busy. We waited over an hour and our food still hadn’t gotten our food. We had a show to get to and had to get our food to go. We’ve never had that happen before.

KD
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were in Columbus for a meeting at OSU. This restaurant was a short walk from our hotel. It was an excellent choice on a warm evening so we could sit outside on their patio. Good entrees, well prepared and good service including a delicious dessert.

JB
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated my wife's birthday here on a Sunday evening. It was very enjoyable. The wine was excellent, as were the cocktails. The food was very good as well, and reasonably priced. The service was impeccable.

MR
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service. Highly recommended for small group meetings.

UA
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend the food during Happy Hour until 6:00 pm every day, except Saturday. Some wines and well drinks also have great prices during this time. The truffled mushrooms were outstanding. Also loved the flatbread. I had Chicken Saltimboca (sp?) as my main entree and also highly recommend. My husband had salmon on his salad and he felt the salmon was a little dry and overcooked. Next time he will order rare to medium and it should be creat. In all, we had a great time with a special friend!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of our favorite go to’s.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent wine choices. Loved the Rustica Appetizer of meats & cheeses. Liked my entree however, wished they had more choices. Dessert was good but was hoping for more choices & chocolate. Service was excellent and attentive.

J
Columbus
141 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entertaining a friend from out of town. Wonderful evening sitting outside, enjoying a great rose, appetizers, and salads. Natalie, our server, was great!