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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
The Wine Bistro - Worthington Ratings and Reviews
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.
Been to 4 of 5 in Columbus. I really enjoy the subdued ambience. Friendly and efficient service. Selective wine list or for retail sale to drink at table with corkage fee. Appetizers, flat breads, soups, desserts were all delicious. A bit pricey, but not outrageously so. I'll definitely go back to try the other fare. I would recommend printing suggested wine pairings with menu items.
My friend and I met for dinner at Wine Bistro on Saturday night, and as always it was fantastic! We were pleased to see our favorite server, Amanda, was working that night. She is always friendly and takes very good care of us. Amanda is also quite knowledgeable of the wine offerings and her recommendations are always spot on! We had a great time and will be back soon.
Our server was very knowledgeable about wine and was terrific. The shrimp and risotto was excellent. My wife ask that the Cajun spices be withheld and she enjoyed it as well. I always am able to find a great bottle of wine on the second shelf. Please keep the Secret Cellars Cabernet in stock. It is a great mid-priced cabernet! Great place to have a quiet conversation!
The food was creative and delicious! The atmosphere is unique and very interesting. However, the arrogance of our server outweighed any positives of this restaurant. I booked the reservation to meet family and friends from 3 different areas, some out of state. The server, Amanda, was one of the most unpleasant and arrogant servers I've ever encountered - and I worked in hospitality! Several guests in my group noticed it and at one point even wanted to leave before ordering. We arrived for a 9:00 reservation on 8/26/16, she promptly reminded us that they closed at 11:00pm. Right off the bat we felt like we were an inconvenience to her. I picked up the $200 check and still have her a $40 tip that she didn't deserve. Again, working in hospitality I rarely never tip under 20%. I get it, sometimes you never know what people are dealing with, but we will NEVER be back. Sadly, the food was amazing. If the owner reads these reviews, you need to have a serious conversation with that snob of a waitress.
The Wine Bistro is a beautiful restaurant. It is comfortable and inviting. Our server Dylan was easy going, yet knowledgeable about the food and wine offerings.
My complaint lies mainly with the protein portion of our meals.
My Spaghetti and Veal Meatball was not hot when delivered to our table. Dylan took it back to the kitchen and by the time it was returned to me, my parents had finished eating. It took over twenty minutes.
The Spaghetti was cooked al dente, but the sauce was very spicy due to containing crushed red pepper, which was not described in the menu. (I do not care for spicy food and would not have ordered it if the menu had included crushed red pepper in its description.) The Meatball was flavorful, but it had a lot of breading mixed with the meat.
I shared part of my parents' meals while waiting for my Spaghetti. My father's Short Ribs were not good. The meat was dry, chewy and very salty. But the accompanying Risotto was excellent. Hot and creamy with just the perfect amount of mushrooms. My mother's Chicken Saltimbocca was very thin, dry and not tender at all.
My mother had the Winery salad before dinner and she loved it. It was flavorful and fresh. My Chop Chop salad was good. My father's soup was good, albeit not as hearty as one expects a French Onion soup to be, but it was good.
The food was expensive, but had it been great, I would have never thought about the price.
The wine prices are very reasonable, especially for happy hour.
The glassware and silverware are of the best quality and enhanced our experience. The ambience of the restaurant is rich with dark woods, quality furnishings and beautiful fixtures.
I would definitely go back to the Wine Bistro for a glass of wine and some Tuscan popcorn.
This was an absolute gem of a place! Have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while and am very pleased that we finally got to try it out! The service was excellent and we were well attended to. There were so many good choices on the menu, we had a difficult time deciding! The atmosphere was perfect for our lunch with friends! We did not get to look at the wine list, but the bottles on the shelves were enough to make we want to return and try one of the selections there! Definitely would recommend this location!
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