The Wine Bistro - Upper Arlington

4.6
697 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 697 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.7
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Food was cold and service was pretty bad. I was disappointed because I had been there before and enjoyed the experience, but yesterday’s experience was disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were not rushed and enjoyed a leisurely visit over lunch. Purchased wine on the no corkage fee special.
Nice ambience and we enjoyed our food.

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vipSharonC
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to relax and enjoy good food and wine and the service is great!

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vipFoodmonster
Columbus
58 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Beautiful evening for outdoor dinning. The waiter was quite pleasant and food delicious. Thank heavens we did not have evening plans. The service was extremely slow . I know that this is a reflection of workers being paid more to not work. This is very sad and we commend those who are working. We will be back and hopefully before long we will see more people returning to the workforce.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server was vey pleasant but inexperienced. Entrees were delivered just after we received salads. Everything else was very nice

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vipdw8654
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit. Tip from a coworker. Lily was our server and the bartender. She did a great job. Made us feel like this was our 100th visit. We will be back.

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vipBillT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Poorly trained wait staff and no manager on the floor leads to a less than desirable dining experience. Too bad, could be a gem in UA.

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vipChristineC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious but the food took a long to receive. About 45 minutes.

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AndreaM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were 5 minutes early and were seated. We sat there for 15 mins and a hostess came by and said we are short staffed so hopefully someone can eventually be over to help you. They were not overly busy but that statement after we already sat there 15 mins with out being spoken to did not sit well with us. We waited another 5-8mins and no one came to take our order so we got up and left.
I understand if they are short staffed it happens but the statement made to us that maybe eventually someone would be by to take our order just wasn't very professional.
We use to go to the Wine Bistro all of the time and I had my bridal shower there but not sure we will go back again.

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Soupy
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much better than on 23

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quaint. A lot of menu options. Food is delicious. Would definitely go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lilly is absolutely amazing! She is so kind and super fun to have as a server! We love sitting with her when we come in! She’s the best!!!

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viplucy
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a group of 7 people in the private room. It was great service and wonderful food.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m always surprised this place is not more popular. I understand it’s expensive but the food is amazing. Service was quick and we had a party of 10. We will definitely be back.

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vipnickf
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice patio. Friendly service. Great selection of wine. The food was better than expected, I find myself saying that every time I come here. The food did take around 40-45 minutes to come out but the server was apologetic and the food was worth the wait. I understand the current situation and that things happen so it wasn’t a big deal.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and wine were outstanding! Great atmosphere. Had a lot of fun!

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vipTuddle
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very impressed with the decor. Very nice wine selection Great service

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LizS
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED this restaurant - not a huge selection, but all was fabulous! Our new favorite!

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vipKris
Toledo
23 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Columbus for The Cultivate Show; met up with best friend for wine and dinner. Lily was Amazing! Attentive, Professional and Took Great Care of Us! 👍👍

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vipSuzanneA
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, personable service, nice ambiance. The usual for the Upper Arlington location! Just wish there was more parking - didn’t even have a handicapped spot available (we’re better off if we have one). But otherwise, we had a nice, relaxing evening out!

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vipBonz
Columbus
38 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We always like the Wine Bristro. Friendly, nice patio but street noice can be a distraction. But the flowers and music keep all things good! Always solid food, a little pricey, but we keep coming back :-). The inside is very cool decor, but have not been inside since Covid hit. I am sure it is still nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great wine - all at a fair price!

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SamP
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic till we got home with our desserts. He ordered Caramel Apple Crisp to go and when we got home, he found that they had forgotten his ice cream! There was no way we were going all the way back, but that kind of thing shouldn’t happen.

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Chelsea
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and wine. Always love coming here and recommend this location to all of our friends!

EA
ElizabethA
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun evening at the Wine Bistro as always, good food, good wine and a good atmosphere for good conversation. Love to sit on the patio even in a light rain as the umbrellas are water proof!

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Birgitte
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food at a decent price. Lunch menu offers a nice variety of soups, salads and sandwiches.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, I loved the fact I was able to shelf-pick out our wine selection for the evening. The server was very knowledgeable and gave us the recommendation of the short ribs: excellent choice! He also informed us of the restaurant’s sister restaurant in the area “Napa”, and I will definitely check them out in regards to our experience at The Wine Bistro. I was extremely grateful they had availability on the holiday (Father’s Day), and with our split decision schedule, we were able to find a reservation on such short notice! I will definitely be back again! Thank you!

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PTru
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is outstanding. Different but delicious. This is a good special occasion place.

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vipBonnieW
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and service. Food and wine are always great! Thank you.

JR
JRRI
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Attentive. Entrees were outstanding because they were well thought out and presented.

JH
JanetH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing atmosphere. Nice appetizers and small plates. Staff is helpful when selecting a wine. Great place to meet up with friends.

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DJvickindahouse
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great date night idea! The wines are delicious especially if you enjoy white wine. The only issue my girlfriend and I had was we think the chef forgot to use salt for the Chicken Penne and my flatbread which made the food taste super bland, but maybe it was meant that way because of the wines? Not sure but other than that everything was perfect!

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AaronR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a year of being in Lockdown and not being able to go to a Wine bar, we could not have hoped for a better experience than this place. The food, Wine and service were excellent. You cannot go wrong if you go here.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our server seemed rather disinterested in us like she was in a hurry to get out. She didn’t offer dessert and brought the check out to be paid and collected in a hurry. The meal was otherwise fine.

DG
vipDanielleG
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I had a reservation for 2 people and they sat us in a section where the waiter wasn’t even due in for 15 mins. After sitting there for 10 minutes another server came over and told us she would take care of us. I asked her if we could be moved to a larger table because my friend and I needed space for our laptops as we were discussing a bathroom remodel. She moved us to a very large table where the bartender took over. She was kind of rude and could tell she wasn’t happy to have us there. The food was ok and so was the wine. I felt disappointed as I traditionally have had great experiences at this location.

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Cincinnatian
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

We visited on 6/24 in the afternoon. The restaurant has nice ambiance and the decor is in keeping with a wine bistro. We felt the service was inattentive and slow as we were one of only a couple of tables indoors. The flat bread pizzas were adequate but not outstanding. Mine was overdone.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a little slow but the food was great

KK
KaterinaK
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful spot! The food was great and our server Ben was so attentive. This is most definitely my new go to place!

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vipSeemaS
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best! Love this place.

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Claudia73
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was impeccable. Service was perfect, great atmosphere.

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 697 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.