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“Dining in the wine cellar”
Review of The Wine Bistro

The Wine Bistro
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Ranked #174 of 2,314 Restaurants in Columbus
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rt 23 and Highbluffs
Description: The Wine Bistro serves and sells a wide variety of wines for all tastes and budgets. We serve by the glass or bottle to share at the table. Our kitchen offers an assortment of flatbreads, entrees, soups, cheeses, desserts, pastas and small plates to enjoy as a meal or to pair with your wine. Drop in for lunch. Visit us after work for a glass of wine. Come with friends for dinner or a tasting flight. Ask about our private "Reserve Room" for larger special events.
Reviewed March 31, 2013

This was my first visit to the restaurant. Tables were set in the wine shop. We choose a bottle and paid only $8.00 cork fee. So we can choose wine to fit our budget. Small plates were very tasty and wide variety of selections. The service was a little slow, but the waiter was very professional and nice.

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Thank DublinKG
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

This was quite a pleasant surprise. The view from the curb didn't represent what I found inside. It's a cozy space with eclectic furnishing somehow arranged so every table feels a bit secluded.

The small plates were delicious. We were friends so we ordered several to share. My FAV was a flatbread with figs and cheese. We had a cheeseboard with a nice selection of cheeses, but a little light on fruit. All but our designated driver enjoyed a flight of wine.

My only regret is that it took me so long to try this place!

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Thank Haikuist
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Wine-expensive (and very light pour), cuisine-expensive, fair quality and minimal quantity (you may need to drive thru the Wendy's post dinner). Note: be certain to have your utensils/napkin when you are seated. Our meal was served only to realize we had nothing to eat with....waited 11 minutes...our waiter even delivered the food to the 8 customers at the neighboring table once we had asked for utensils.

Thank Wheninrome5583
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

First concern, service is very in attentive. Only three tables and staff spends their time gabbing at the register. Took forever to get initial drink order completed. Then little follow up.

First positive appetizer of warm olives was wonderful. Savory, warm delicious.

Second positive, house salad was wonderful as well. A nice presentation.

Second concern, and its a big one. Both ordered flatbreads that were basically inedible. Crust was very hard, almost similar to a burnt cracker. Totally flavorless as a whole.

Third concern, when your patrons don't touch their entrees there should be some concern by the the staff, but they are too busy yapping at the register.

Fourth concern, the advertise happy hour specials but then do not honor the pricing.

Fifth, advertise no corkage fee on Monday and Tuesday, oh they don't honor that either.

Nice surroundings, it needs management expertise. First and last visit, too bad great concept and location but there are much better options near by.

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Thank Tippyobrien
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

If you are in to good bistro food and like to drink decent wine this is the place to go in Columbus. My dinner was very good (shrimp & grits) as was the antipasti plate I shared with my wife. Her short ribs were also very good.
The best part of this place is the wine selection and price. They charge retail + $8 corkage for any of their wine in the restaurant. What a refreshing way to price a beverage prone to crazy high pricing at most restaurants.
Worth a visit when you are looking for a casual fun place to meet friends and enjoy good food and a bottle of wine.

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Thank TR_60
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