The Wine Bistro - Westerville

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$30 and under
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The Wine Bistro - Westerville 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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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Love their flat bread pizza! Excellent service!

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JP
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s always fun and the atmosphere is great! So nice to have as a local fun place to go.

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HG
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are fortunate to have the Wine Bistro and their exceptional staff always happy to make the guest feel welcomed and treated with respect. The staff always goes above and beyond to make sure the visit is spectacular. Keep up the great job. We will see you again, soon!

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Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always! Highly recommended this wine bistro! Staff is friendly and attentive. The food and wine are delicious as well!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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TM
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We were celebrating my sons birthday & I put it in our reservation & told them. Not a word was mentioned probably because they messed up our dinner order so much!

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TF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Service was exceptional. Food presentation was underwhelming but food taste and quality was excellent.

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MK
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took an out town guest for dinner. They enjoyed the food, atmosphere and especially the wine. For value the Wine Bistro cannot be beaten.

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Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful as usual!

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just had flat bread and salad and a few drinks everything was great. Great ambience

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GH
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Maryland crabcakes mostly filler, not much actual crabmeat. Flatbread very good. Waited 15 mins after seated, to order drinks. Beautiful decor.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our son’s graduation from Ohio State. The food and service were fabulous and made our weekend even more enjoyable.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a mid-afternoon celebratory family lunch and it was just perfect.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is great, food is very good and the wine selection is great. I am eating again at The Wine Bistro right now.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the place

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Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were out for a celebration and the wine bistro was a great choice. Excellent service combined with good food and great wine.

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l
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Wonderful, knowledgable staff, great food and outstanding wine selection. We've been going for years and will continue to frequent the Wine Bistro.

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CT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Our first time at The Wine Bistro Westerville was pleasant. Our waitress while very personable, but not as knowledgeable with the restaurants offerings as I would have expected. We asked several questions and each time she had to go check with someone to be sure of her answer. Over the course of the evening this probably added 25 minutes to our time in the restaurant. It went something like this.. ask a question..she has to check…..5 -6 minutes later she returns with an answer……the answer generates another question…..she has to check…….5-6 minutes she comes back….rinse repeat. I know it’s a little thing, and we appreciated her wanting to “get it right” but for a place that is upscale middle class I was expecting the staff to be more knowledgeable.
On to the food.
We ordered the cheese board and it was excellent. A rotating selection of 5 hard cheeses, orange marmalade, fruit and bread were on the board.
My wife and I both had the “Butchers Choice”. 8 oz Durham Ranch Wagyu sirloin, shiitake and button mushrooms, port wine demi-glace. Asiago au gratin potatoes, grilled asparagus. Let me start with the beef. It was super tender and cooked perfectly (My wife’s was medium and mine was medium-rare). Unfortunately all I could taste was the demi-glace and mushrooms. Our steaks were swimming in it. I was disappointed and confused as to why you would cover such a good piece of meat with something so strong. The flavors would have married well if the amount of demi-glace would have been in proportion to the steak instead of covering and smothering it.
The Asiago au gratin potatoes were very good. Don’t get them if you don’t like Asiago cheese as it is on the assertive end of the spectrum. Our asparagus was cooked well but there wasn’t a grill mark of flavor to be had.
I say all of that and maybe I can be picky sometimes but since each entrée was only $23 we would consider going back. Next time we would be more specific with our order.

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Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was wonderful!
Food was fabulous; I recommend trying the Shrimp Risotto. Wine by the glass is excellent and my husband was even able to find one he liked. In the event you don’t find one you like on the menu they have lots to chose from on their shelves.

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KC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my friends keep coming back. Awesome food and plenty of wine to go around. Definitely recommend!!!

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SM
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Waitress messed up my order-thought I said Fresco instead of Pesto & served wrong flatbread. The correct (pesto) flatbread had to be made but my husband was finished eating until mine arrived. So much for an enjoyable night out! The waitress apologized but didn’t offer anything to make up for her mistake. Disappointing. I enjoy the Wine Bistro but service isn’t always the best and unfortunately this was the case again on Friday.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We go to the wine bistro often for a few glasses of wine and some light dinner usually. But for whatever reason, this is the worst experience we’ve had here. We had a reservation, got seated, and then nothing for over 20minutes after asking the host what’s up 10minutes in.

Everyone has an off night but this was ridiculous. We talked to the manager on our way out and she did apologize. Just know, if they have a table with people buying multiple bottles and dinner- you’ll be forgotten and overlooked.

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MN
Charleston
51 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met 3 girlfriends for a very relaxing and fun evening at the Wine Bistro. The Bruschetta appetizer was loved by all and the salmon w/ jasmine rice & broccolini was terrific! It is our favorite place to meet.

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KD
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. We ate too much. Our friends had never been there and they loved it. It was a great choice for a rainy Saturday night.

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EL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant and great service.

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TN
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booth seats sit too low which means you sit too much below the table. I had to sit on my coat and was still too low. I noticed others having the same issue.

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KS
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. The server was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and unique. The wine was perfectly chilled.

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J
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meatball...great wine and great service!

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Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We frequent the Wine Bistro and always enjoy. This time our server was a bit "crusty" and impatient; might have been having a bad night. Otherwise all good.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday everything was wonderful ❤️

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GL
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 5

Flatbreads were over cooked and chicken sandwich was burnt. The waitress brought our bills without asking if we wanted anything else(I would have had another glass of wine) and she totally screwed up both of our bills.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Food was smaller portions than the many times I have been there before but with no reduction in price. Quality wasn’t as usual. Our waitress was great but after we had been there for a while, another waitress asked us to move to the casual seating area so our table could be used for someone else. I do understand this need but there were still many tables open. This waitress was just rude. Not sure if I will return anytime soon.

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Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the afternoon with a few business clients here. Service was great as was the food. The soup of the day was out of this world and the crab cakes are a must!

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RB
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waited longer than should be for wine to arrive.
Server had to be reminded to bring wine chiller.

Food was very good!, as is usually the case.
Enjoyed our evening.

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BB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very loud that night. Food was good.

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WA
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was very good, all the way from the hostess to the wait staff. Food was lack luster, we had the Antipasto platter to start... the greens in the middle were not dressed - The Roasted garlic was not roasted enough and it was cool not warm, and the Braised Veal Meatball which tasted great but seemed to be over cooked as it lacked texture and was mush.

As an entre we shared the Smoked Chicken Tortellini, which lacked flavor.

So, really not that great from a food standpoint, but the wine was v/ good and service was great. :)

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JP
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always good! Great place. Great service. Love it!

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JD
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

It is a good place to go for wine and conversation. The service was good but The food is average at best.

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d
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was wonderful. Great place to meet friends.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, as was the service. Great pricing on wine , with nice by the glass selection.

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