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About The Wine Bistro - Upper Arlington

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...

1750 W. Lane Ave
Columbus, OH 43221
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Italian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Northwest Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 485-1750

Website:
http://www.winebistrocolumbus.com/

Parking Details:
We offer parking in the lot behind the restaurant with access from Chester Rd and Brandon Rd. There is also additional parking after 6 pm in the Jack Seibert Jeweler's lot across the street. Street parking on Lane Ave is available any time except Monday-Friday from 4 pm-6 pm.

Executive Chef:
Dean Wirick

Private Party Facilities:
Our Tasting Room is an intimate private dining room for up to 12 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Keli Flanagan: (614) 485-1750

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Wine Bistro - Upper Arlington Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.4

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4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Good for a Date (13)
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Romantic (12)
Cozy (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Casual (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Fun (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Seasonal (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Great service great food! This is a great place for intimate dinner. I wish the menu was more extensive but everything we had was great

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and wonderful service. Although it was a busy evening, our server was attentive but unobtrusive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

We were there for Valentines Day. Service was very good and the meal was very good. This was our second time at the Wine Bistro and would go back.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 5 days ago

Date night with my wife for valentines day, waited a bit after seated before our server showed up, but once she did stop at our table the service was excellent. Great wine selection and reasonable prices for bottle. Food was very good, portions were not too large, which I appreciate because many restaurants serve way too much food (enough for 2 in many cases). The orange glazed salmon was excellent and my wife has the Shirmp & Risotto and loved it. We had a great evening. The place is small and cozy, will go back some afternoon for their wine flights. Worth visiting if you are looking for something new.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I ordered the "Blank and Blank" with a salad and half of a crab cake sandwich. I was impressed that the half sandwich was served on its own small bun rather than something actually cut in half. A very nice, professional touch.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 8, 2018

All good, mood, service & food 👍👍

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent service, great wine selection, delicious food.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a group of about 15 get together on a Friday to celebrate a 30th birthday. Wine Bistro was great! Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Excellent experience and highly recommended!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Definitely a go to place. Always lovely

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great place for wine . Service a little slow at lunch due to only one server covering seating, order taking and serving. Noisy at night.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had been there before and made a reservation not knowing it was during Restaurant Week. Our server was outstanding, knowing a vast array of details about the wine and beer we were choosing as well as the menu. We selected the pre-arranged options available for restaurant week which offered an appetizer, entree, and dessert for $25 per person. We each had the winery salad which was very tasty. I had the Short Ribs and risotto which were amazing, and my companion had the orange glazed Salmon which was equally amazing. For dessert we got the Triple Chocolate Pot de Creme and the Caramel Apple Crisp. It was the best meal we've had in a long time. From start to finish!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The short rib is the BEST!! And don't forget the Chocolate Dessert!!

Yummy... and our server Tunicia (sorry if I butchered the name) is fantastic!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Neighborhood Gem

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was busy due to restaurant week. Our server seemed very preoccupied and the food took a bit long to get, but over-all it was a good atmosphere and good food!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Salmon was very tasty. Short run left a lot to be desired. All in all a bit too expensive for what they're offering. Plus a corkage fee on top of the bottle charge? That's a bit absurd, especially when you've already got a 100% markup from retail price. You're in Columbus, not New York, Chicago, or LA.

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great atmosphere, food and service. It did get a little noisy later in the evening but overall was a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Fun, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Loved the atmosphere but the food was not good. I ordered the short rib and usually it falls right apart. I had a hard time cutting the short rib it was so overcooked. I would go back for drinks only.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We enjoyed our visit however it was discouraging when attempting to make a reservation by phone a day or so before and was advised there was nothing available all evening. Open Table had no issue reserving a table and upon arrival, the restaurant was mostly vacant during our meal.
Outside of this service, everything was fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Friendly stall, good food, good service, excellent wine choices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The apple crisp was undercooked & very little cinnamon. 2 people said they had no cinnamon in theirs.
Otherwise, our server was excellent & the rest of the food was good too.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing place !

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Friendly customer service. Knowledgeable staff. Willing to help find vegan friendly options on menu. Olive tapenade has Parmesan cheese (FYI, vegan eaters).

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Really loved this place overall. Great wine selection. Loved the atmosphere. As someone who has lived in California wine country for 30 years, it felt like home to me. I got the steak and bleu cheese flat bread as my entree. It was alright, the toppings were delicious but I didn’t really care for the crust on the flat bread. It was very crunchy and almost tasted like pita bread, but my husband loved it because he loves super crunchy bread. The French onion soup and Caesar salad were both great. My husband got the filet with asparagus and potatoes au gratin and that was fantastic. Perfectly done steak and the red wine reduction was yum. Will definitely come back during our next visit to Columbus.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went on New Year's Eve and had great service and the food was very good. We have gone out on New Year's Eve before and service was slow and food was not very good. We had a great evening with friends and they went out of their way to make it nice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our waiter could have been a bit more personable but we had a great time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our server was outstanding, she was so personable without being phony. The food was delicious and it was perfect choice for a quiet dinner with my family.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fun chat with our server

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Very few places give you the ambiance that is cozy and dim and casual at the same time. We love the Wine Bistro.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My wife and I met my parents at the Wine Bistro for a late meal. Everyone enjoyed their food, but the crust on my Filet & Blue Flatbread was a bit tough. My wife love her Italian Sandwich, and everyone thought the Veal Meatballs were fantastic.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love the ambiance. It’s a very cozy atmosphere The food was delicious!!! Their flatbreads are really unique. They have a great Saturday happy hour.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was very good. I love the veal meatball. That is my all time go to favorite. Their flatbread pizzas are also very good. MY husband likes their vodka penne. They have a good house wine plus a wide selection of others. Bartender is new or doesn't really know a mixed drink and they offer quite a few on happy hour. I got charged full price(should have been$5.00 happy hour) for one at $15.00 and it was ice and very little alcohol. Stay clear of mixed drinks. We had a new waitress so that dampened the experience. Our bill was wrong. We ordered pizzas during happy hour with happy hour menu in hand & she brought out full size order and charged full price. We love this place and will be back. Their happy hour is really great with a nice selection of foods to try if you haven't been there before.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Even with the dinner reservation we waited over 25 minutes for our table. The waitress then took 15+ minutes to open our wine and get our glasses. The food was great but the service was not good.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Made reservation and was seated quickly. Friend and I started with 2 salads and ordered 2 small entrees to follow. Salads took 25 minutes to come out. I had to ask our waitress for water on multiple occasions. Entrees came out 25 minutes after salads - incredibly slow service for a Wednesday night. Will not be returning

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was slow and the restaurant has a sewer /natural gas smell that is very strong.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Our party of 5 had a wonderful experience at The Wine Bistro. As always, the food and service were wonderful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food and atmosphere were good but the service was spotty at best. I had initially wanted a flight of wine and our waiter told me they didn’t have enough wine glasses to do that. I then ordered a vodka tonic and did not get the lime I requested twice. The table of six+ next to us ordered several flights of wine about 20 minutes after this. Our waiter did not offer us water or cocktail refills . It was very difficult to get his attention and then get him to follow up. It took 20 minutes to get our bill after asking for it. I was very disappointed in the service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We come to Columbus to visit our daughter, son in law, and baby granddaughter. We've been here twice now and will be back again. It's a great casual spot. Excellent menu and overall experience. Most recent dinner we were served by Daimeer who knew how to do her job well. Look up their menu and I'm sure you'll go.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Loved it! My Husband & I celebrated our 1 year wedding aniversary here. We wanted to go somewhere different and do something different. So we did a wine tasting. So good. Neither of us know anything about wine but our server was extremely patient and helpful. He even customized a tasting for me. Food was delicious. A little pricy but delicious. You can also purchase wine. They have a lot to choose from. We plan to go back. Over all it was excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My family went to this restaurant because of the high reviews. I am very surprised how it was rated because we had a horrible experience. When we arrived the restaurant was pretty empty. It still took several minutes before they could figure out where to seat us even though we had a reservation. The waiter came over after a few minutes and seemed annoyed that we weren't ready to order our dinner. He was about to walk away when I had to stop him and ask if I could at least place a drink order. I was shocked that this place is called The Wine Bistro and the wine menu is very slim. The waiter didn't seem to know much about the wine selection that there was.

It took about 25 minutes for the food to come. The restaurant was maybe 1/4 way full so we were shocked it took that long. The waiter was never around for us to ask where it was. When the food came my daughter's plate did not sit flat in the table. It was s wobbly dish. She had the penne alla vodka with chicken. There was barely any chicken in it. It was also cold so my daughter told the waiter. He stuck his finger in it to check it out. She called him out on this and told him she wanted a whole new dish. I couldn't believe he actually had to check for himself. He had the nerve to say it wasn't that cold. My husband got a burger and asked for it medium rare. It came medium well he didn't send it back because it took long to get it in the first place. I got a chicken dish that was way too salty but I also didn't want to wait forever to get another dish. I was also surprised about the size of the dishes. All of the orders came out on plates the size of appetizer plates. Definitely not worth the money.

The only thing that came quickly was the bill. The waiter didn't even ask if we wanted dessert. It felt as if he just wanted to get us out of there. I come to Columbus a lot and have always found the food to be great. This restaurant is definitely taken off the list for future visits.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 25, 2017

A very comfortable place...staff friendly and overall tremendous choices of wine. I like the fact the wine is priced not on a tremendous mark up, but on a corkage fee. Example I can buy the same wine at Kroger for approx. the same price. Add $8.00 for corkage fee and thats the cost. Most restaurants will mark up wine 2-3 x cost. The food choice is very great and very tasty ... Thumbs up for sure.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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