The Wine Bistro - Upper Arlington

4.6
745 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
We look forward to exploring great wine and food with you soon...

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 745 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had very friendly and attentive service by Travis. The wine and food were excellent, and the ambiance was lovely. Will recommend and return!

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vipSimpleFoodieGal
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Please add more sweet wines besides Riesling & Moscato by the bottle. But overall great time.

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Teena
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were able to eat outside. We had never been to this location before. Really nice venue. Would definitely return.

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bettev
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, one of the best!

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vipBeth
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben always does a great job!

KB
KellyB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal and wine flights on the patio. Food was fantastic!

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iluvfood
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, a great meal, atmosphere, and service. Thank you!

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vipJpoh
Columbus
176 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always well made food and some nice shareable appetizers that go well with wine. Monday & Tuesday are corkage fee days. What a deal. The staff is incredibly nice too.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipJpoh
Columbus
176 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

MP
MatthewP
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, incredible service, and wonderful ambiance. The baked brie is such an amazing appetizer and the shrimp risotto was divine. Plus, the Chardonnay that you can get pours of was delicious.

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NicholeT
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a friends bday dinner…they had us in a little cute room that was perfect😉 the service was amazing and the food was good!

MW
vipMarkW
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outdoor patio was perfect and the service was excellent!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lily was an awesome server. Great suggestions and very attentive. Food and wines were excellent!

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RinaB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at the Wine Bistro, and I work across the street! Loved the patio! The Salmon salad was fabulous!
Looking forward to my next visit.

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Trplite
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I really did not have much just the French Onion Soup.

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outnabout
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A small but very well curated wine list offers a wealth of excellent selections, and four flights are available for those who can't choose. To go with our wine, we ordered four "small" plates, all of which were excellent (crab cakes, truffled mushroom bruschetta, hummus trio and antipasto platter). It was a great night to sit out on the patio and enjoy the evening. The service was professional, prompt and attentive.

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columbusmom
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. We wanted a patio and we were able to enjoy our meal outside. Very attentive servers, too!

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vipPepe
Columbus
65 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Over the years, we've been to the Wine Bistro location on Lane Avenue dozens of times. Obviously, our experiences had been positive. Until last evening. From the time we were seated til midway through our meal, this iteration was grossly subpar.
We sat at our table for more than 10 minutes before being acknowledged by our server, even though she attended to the table next to us who had arrived after we did. Our cocktail menu request took 10 minutes. Food delivery was more than a half-hour. What's more, the bed of potatoes and asparagus under the saltimbocca was ICE COLD. No server in sight, so I began to eat anyhow. When our server finally did make an appearance, I noted the issue and, even though she offered reheat everything (which I refused at that point), nothing was done until the manager in charge came to our table. He comped my cold entree; that was sufficient.
I know Covid is a factor in many businesses. No doubt that it has caused issues in the kitchen and with the serving staff in restaurants. I empathize with them. My work situation has similar problems. As much as we love to dine out, restaurants need to do whatever it takes to do better in these challenging times or face the consequences. We will return to Wine Bistro, but if things fall short again, it will be our last visit.

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TinaA
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant is really pretty inside and has a nice patio outside. It was fairly busy but it still shouldn't take 15-20min to get a hummus plate delivered. The wine selection was good and reasonably priced. It just took extra long to get our entrees too and all I ordered was a steak salad that was super bland and fairly small for almost $20. Overall it was an okay experience. I might come again for the wine and an appetizer only. Maybe they were short staffed in the kitchen?

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vipJozefaH
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at The Wine Bistro. It was late so we just went for a couple of small plates and a glass of wine. I had the baked Brie and my husband had the braised veal meatball. Both were excellent. We will definitely return for dinner.

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NicknameNicknameNickname
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oven fired penne was fantastic. Mushrooms on bruschetta were delicious - no need for so much cheese. Great patio!

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bill1966
Columbus
41 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food good service nice night out

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ElaineB
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My experience was fine, food was good but my friend with me wasn’t as good. Her margarita flatbread pizza was definitely below par. The waitress tried to fix it but it still was not as good as usual. It was taken off the tab, which was very nice.

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vipJpoh
Columbus
176 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great creative food selections

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DelawareDan
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fondue- delicious!! Flatbreads- Amazing!! Ambience is perfect for sipping a variety of wines from around the world paired with awesome imaginative munchies. We did not have dinner but the options looked really good! We were visiting but I would love to have one of these in my hometown!

JC
JulieC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner with my daughter last night. Such a quaint Napa like restaurant that has great food and wine. Lauren was our server. She made our experience extra special. We will definitely be back!!

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vipBoiler13
Orange County
82 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this cozy place with yummy food

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner with our party of 7. I appreciated that they put us in a private alcove that could be closed off by curtains. Our server was very thoughful and did a great job

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was fantastic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Great dining experience.

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Lawso
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I would come for apps and wine if I came again. The entrees were underwhelming. Many missing ingredients from the listed menu.

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vipGraciegirl
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice fun place that was very accommodating to my dietary needs!

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vipNatashaA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My first time at this establishment.
The restaurant was not full, lots of available tables inside, but for some strange reason I was told that I would be seated at the bar. Fine, I was there to eat not people watch.
I ordered French onion soup (it was good), the Winery salad (also good) and one dish to go - Beef Short Ribs that was recommended by the bartender who was my server. Short ribs were very tender, but alas flavorless, and at a price of $28 I would expect a bit better.
Décor and ambiance were on par from what I could see, but once again I was facing the bar most of my dinner. All female servers were wearing dresses, I would assume by design (?) , something I have not seen in a long time in restaurants.
The only element that was a real turn off was my server (bartender) referring to me as "dear" all the time. This is supposed to be a classy establishments, so let's keep things classy, shall we?

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WhisperWines
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great find! The wine selection was great and the food delicious. We will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I were celebrating our 2nd year wedding anniversary and wanted to try a place we'd never been to before. Everything was on point for us, from the delicious orange marmalade on the cheese board to our blonde brownie dessert after our pasta dishes. We will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very delicious food as always!

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Missn525
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Portions are too small but food is great! Ambiance is great too!

JL
vipJenniferL
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for date night and lucky that it was restaurant week. We added two wine flights and the beautiful Antipasto Board. Perfect Start to an amazing meal. We had a lovely time.

FAQs

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 745 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.