About Wine Bistro Westerville
The Wine Bistro 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...
Westerville, OH 43082
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
The Tasting Room: Intimate dining for groups of 12 or less.
The Reserve: Private dining for up to 50 guests. Separate menu available.
Private Party Contact:
Akisha Moore: (614) 523-4330
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Wine Bistro Westerville Ratings and Reviews
We had salads and a flatbread. Very good, very convenient and reasonably priced. Also tried a couple of cocktails and a craft beer. Good, but the strength is the wine selections that you can browse an pick whatever you desire. The staff can be very helpful in the selection.
We made reservations for Valentine's Day. They had a prefix three course. We both ordered the opposite items and shared everything. The prices were very reasonable after dinner,dessert and three wine flights the bill was less than 100. The short ribs and salmon were both very good.
Food was great as usual. We had a reservation and were seated immediately but felt rushed to leave at end of meal. I assume because there were people waiting for seating. The server came to our table every thirty seconds asking if we needed anything. We got the message to get out of the seats!
They obviously have an excellent wine selection and our server was very knowledgeable in aiding our selection. You can order a glass or bottle from the menu but it's much more fun to browse their shelves for yourself? Try the popcorn appetizer for sure. The short ribs and risotto are always a hit with me.
Loved the menu, service was good but no uniforms made it very difficult to regognize servers. Dining area is large and loud. Too many tables shoved into area and no quiet areas. Very difficult to hear server and every one was talking loudly in dining area to be heard.
A friend and I dined here during restaurant week. We shared a salad and the veal meatball appetizer, and I had short ribs and she had salmon. My short ribs were divine, served with glazed carrots and mushroom risotto. I saved room for the dessert, which was a wonderful bread pudding with ice cream. We had the happy hour cabernet and it was pretty good. Only drawback is a beeping that went on through the dinner ... just a little annoying, not too loud.
Otherwise service was friendly and we had a nice chat during dinner.
I previously left a rave review of The Wine Bistro. Sorry to say I can't provide the same compliments as I did before. The Wine Bistro fails miserably at consistency. The first time we visited a couple months ago I had the shrimp risotto and it absolutely blew my mind! I swear I was still telling people about that experience up to this past Friday! The shrimp was flavored with a knockout punch of Cajun seasoning, the risotto was so soft and creamy, the best cooked risotto I've ever had! That is saying a LOT because other than the Arctic, I've eaten on every continent on this planet and multiple times in Florence and Pisa, Italy. The sriracha flavor was present but not overwhelming, it was absolutely divine. I could go on and on. And yet, they ruined it for me this past Friday evening. Once you truly master something it's harder to screw it up than it is to get it right, so I have a feeling that perfectly cooked risotto I had months ago was merely a kitchen accident, a one-time fluke.
Now for this visit. It was the evening before Christmas Eve (Dec 23rd) and I wanted to treat my beautiful goddess to a wonderful meal before the fuss of the holidays begun the following day. I just wanted to give her a nice quiet night out; the two of us, wine and delicious food, no cooking, no cleanup (enough of that was on the horizon). Sorry to say, Wine Bistro shot our night to hell. This time it was downright awful. The risotto was dry and grainy in the middle, not cooked to perfection as it was the last visit. The sriracha sauce was underwhelming, lacking flavor or a pleasant mouth feel. The shrimp was rubbery, and not seasoned well at all. The wine... The flights of wine are poured from low end bottles of wine that can be purchased at the liquor store for $10 or less. The only redeeming moment I can give the Wine Bistro is the appetizer, the antipasto. It's kinda hard to mess up prepackaged olives and cheese, so there ya go... Take your chance, it's hit or miss at this joint!
This was our second visit to this restaurant. As with the first, the food was very good -well-prepared and presented, very tasty, portions not too large at quite reasonable prices. The overall experience was not as good this time due to the high noise level (our party of 4 were seated next to a partying group of 8). The service was OK, but could have been better. We felt somewhat rushed. The waitress came to remove our plates almost immediately after one or other of us put our knives and forks down, even though other members of our group were still eating. The bill was presented before we had finished our desserts, without any inquiry if we wanted anything else (e.g. coffee or after dinner drink).
We thought we'd try someplace new for our weekly date night and while we usually avoid the strip mall or plaza style restaurants we decided to give The Wine Bistro a shot. What a surprise! The interior design is inviting and warm, nicely decorated and the staff highly attentive. The food... Jesus the food. We began with two appetizers, a wine-cheese fondu served with pita and antipasto, both were divine. I had the shrimp risotto and was blown away, she tried it and was equally blown away. She had a Beef Tenderloin salad. A salad is a salad, nothing to brag about but nothing negative to say. Our biggest complaint was that the volume from the bar area completely overwhelms the entire restaurant, EXTREMELY loud and not what we expected at a wine-centric establishment. We are accustomed to much more respectable dining atmospheres where people speak quietly and privately over food and wine, it sounded like a frat party at the bar and there wasn't a spot in the restaurant where you could sit and escape it. There was no music playing, I have a feeling some light jazz or adult alternative would settle the volume issue.
I would recommend buying flights here rather than glasses of wine. You can buy the bottle at the liquor store for the price of one or two glasses at Wine Bistro. Also, some of their wines are cheaper $6.99-$14.99 wines. The corking fee is $8? LOL. Enjoy tasting the flights and take the money you save to buy your favorite sampling at the liquor store.
Besides the noise level and overly bloated wine prices we had a terrific evening. Two appetizers, two dinners and two flights of wine for $85, $101 after tipping. We will def be back but will make are its after peak hours to avoid the excessive noise.
We had lettuce wraps, crab cakes, and a chicken pesto flatbread. The flatbread was superb. I ordered a flight of chard-no-nos and did not like any of the three wines provided. My spouse ordered an unsweetened iced tea which was very strong. We mentioned when we made the reservation, as well as to our waitress that we were celebrating our anniversary. The waitress agreed to take a photo of us but there was nothing special provided by the bistro to mark the occasion. The establishment has a lovely decor and a wide selection of wine choices.
We've been to this location several times before, however, the evening was mostly ruined by a 2-year old child screaming and whining. Its parents made no effort to address the issue to the detriment of the rest of the patrons. Waitresses and restaurant host were all young adults and either didn't care or were incapable of addressing the situation. Based on our experience, it will be a while before we risk enduring a repeat experience there.
We had a wonderful time at the Wine Bistro. I originally asked for the private room because we were celebrating two birthdays(65) and two anniversaries (over 40 years each) I guess I did not call far enough in advance. But enjoyed the long table in dining room.
Sabrina did a great job getting us started and another waitress helped us finish out the night. Great service. The food was delicious.
The only unfortunate thing to happen, 6 of us ordered the salmon, one serving was considerably smaller than the other portions. It became a joke at the table for the gentleman who was slighted. ;(. I felt bad for him but I knew he wouldn't complain. Please have your staff to try to notice such disparities. My friend left hungry.
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