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About The Wine Bistro - Worthington
Marsha Ballman, GM
The Wine Bistro, with three Columbus, Ohio locations in Upper Arlington, Clintonville 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...
Columbus, OH 43235
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 - 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
Rt 23 and Highbluffs
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Chef Josh Hartman
Private Party Facilities:
We offer private dining in our Reserve room for groups of 20-40 guests. Additionally we have a private dining room in the Bistro that will accommodate from 8-10 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Lyndie Franks firstname.lastname@example.org: (614) 436-4000
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Wine Bistro - Worthington Ratings and Reviews
It's restaurant week and I am on vacation. I reviewed all of the menus and The Wine Bistro had something in each course that I knew I would enjoy. My husband tried two of the craft beers, got the veal meatball, shrimp with citrus risotto, and key lime pie. I got the rustic tomato bisque, the short braised rib with carrots, and mushroom risotto,and the bourbon pecan bread pudding. I have posted my pictures on Facebook and gave me y review on Yelp. I enjoyed my experience at The Wine Bistro more than I did at The Refectory.
The service was impeccable. Our server, Greta, was outstanding and so helpful. All of our meals were delicious. The wine we chose was very good and then at the end of the meal when we asked about Ports, they allowed us to sample before we bought a glass. We ended up buying a bottle of Tawny Port.
We love the Wine Bistro and go as often as we can and when we go we ALWAYS order the cheese fondue trio. This day was one of the worst that we have had. It was overcooked! The flatbreads were great. I am glad this was not our first time ordering because if it was, it might be the last. We were there on a Friday afternoon and it was fairly busy and there was only one waitress who you could tell was stressed. She did well trying to keep up with everyone and overall did a good job.
Met another couple for dinner and for their first time meeting! :) Food was amazing we ordered mushroom bruschetta, a cheese fondue type dip, antipasto salad and a Margarita pizza ( sorry for the misspelling!) . A bottle of red and a bottle of white, too!
Took only one star off the service and it had NOTHING to do with our server, Meghan. Which BTW, she was AMAZING! Very knowledgeable with suggesting ideas on wine and food. Very polished. She helped us pace ourselves on wine selection and food and still was very attentive in helping us out when we needed H20 refills. We appreciated her hospitality. The one off star came from when we checked in for our date upon walk into the Bistro. We had a 630 reservation on 4/20 and when I was the first to arrive in our no greeting, no welcome barely an acknowledgment. I shared our party name and not even a smile. Not sure why but to be fair she was helpful in asking if we wanted a high table or low table and let me pick our table for our party. Perhaps it was a bad moment for her - maybe got a rough text minutes before I arrived. Not sure - it was a bit disappointing considering the greet sets the tone for the experience. Fortunately, it was quickly turned around when Meghan came to introduce herself and provide our service.
Two problems and a quibble with this visit. First, as with many places where tables are close together, one noisy group can make all the others louder and louder. This happened to us. Second, there service was a problem. We ordered salads to be followed by hot entrees. The entrees arrived, however, when only halfway through the salads. The waitress just shoved them alongside our salad plates without asking if we wanted them to be held in the kitchen. Inevitably they were cold by the time we got to them, which spoilt the food. A minor quibble: One thing I like about this chain is the choice of wines on the shelves. Unfortunately the wines I like were inaccessible because a large group was seated at a table immediately in front of the wines and they were already eating. I was not going to ask them to move out of the way so this time, I had to choose wines that were not from my favorite area.
Wonderful experience---the ambience is nice---very comfortable. Our server was great---wish I could remember her name...pretty, short hair---sold us a fabulous bottle of proseco. Two old friends catching up---did not feel rushed at all...even though we sat for hours. Shared wonderful food and wine. Highly recommend! Oh!....and Mon and Tues bottles of wine are state minimum priced!!!
We love the Wine Bistro in Worthington! The ambiance suggests something more upscale and intimate, but the prices are really very reasonable. I've always been happy with my food (I like the steak salad, French onion soup and all the flatbreads)...my bf loves the braised beef short ribs! They have a nice wine list, and also have beer and cocktails available. This is one of our Go-to's when we're looking for a nice dinner.
This was our "third" time going to the wine bistro, and it's always great. We love the wine selection and the whole idea behind choosing your own wine, and the layout and atmosphere of the place. However, I was a little taken back when after our salads arrived, the server asked us "what did you order again...I forgot." Really? You don't write those things down? Oh well, other than that, we really loved our early Valentines day/my birthday celebration at this restaurant. I ordered the seafood fettucine, and my husband ordered the shrimp risotto. Both were really tasty, and our wine selection was spot on. I highly recommend this place, and I always request it for my birthday.
TERRIBLE!!! We had a 5:45 reservation, ordered as quickly as we could (had a concert to attend) and our food came out right before 7:00. I had the salad with steak, which was chewy and literally had chunks of garlic in the salad. Manager apologized and gave us a gift card. Still not enough to give this place 5 stars. Very disappointed in the quality of food and management decisions as our waitress was also trying to bartend.
Service was very good. We explained what type of wine we liked and our waitress/ server brought back 3 samples to try. We liked all 3. Ordered Antipasto platter which was very good and the Lettuce wraps which were very good. Went for dinner on a Tuesday Night when the corking fee is waived so all wine was $8 less than marked. Overall, very comfortable, cozy, clean and a great experience. We will be back.
Had a 6:30 reservation for 3 during Restaurant Week. While we were seated immediately, we were clearly seated at a table that they keep in the back for such occasion like Restaurant Week to pack in more patrons. This was clear because our table and chairs bore no resemblance to any of the other tables/chairs in the building. Not only was the table placed in the main traffic pattern causing everyone leaving to bump into the back of my chair, the table was wobbly as were the 2nd rate high top stools they found in the basement.
When the table next to us left (prior to us ordering), we asked our waitress if we could move to that table. Her response?: No. when asked why, she said "Its Restaurant Weeks and it is reserved."
OK we thought. A little rude, but there must be a reservation for 4 coming in (our substandard table was a round high top that was cramped for 3 people). Well of course, within 10 minutes a party of.....3 was seated at that table. The same result occurred with the 2nd table that vacated nearby. Yet again another party of 3 was seated.
To make matters worse, our waitress disappeared. While she did take our order, the next time we saw her was to deliver the check. The waiter that was clearly covering for the woeful deficiencies of our waitress did the best he could to cover far more than his own territory, but there was only so much he could do.
The food was OK, but not great. However it took way too long to be delivered to our table.
While all of this might simply be a product of Restaurant Week, the whole point of Restaurant Week is to showcase your food and service. It is not supposed to be an opportunity to pack in extra tables and treat your patrons as if they are a nuisance.
It will be a while before we go back, and even then, it will likely be to a different location. One thing is for sure, we will never go back during Restaurant Week.
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