A mid-priced small chain that’s serious about food, wine, and service and nails all three
|Rustic Décor of The Wine Guy Bistro|
We thought Theresa and Chip had been to The Wine Guy in Rookwood, but they hadn’t so it was a first for the four of us. Neil had looked it up and found that there are a couple of locations in the Columbus area and that there are additional locations scheduled for Hamilton and The Banks. It shares some similarities with Brio, another chain that originated in Columbus. Those are a mainstream menu with some intriguing choices, professional service, and a casually elegant interior.
|Dexter Checks Out the Bar and Wine Shop|
lamented Smith & Hawken.
|Wine Flight with Pita Bread and Hummus|
|Sea Salt Caramel Specialty Drink|
|Italian Sausage with White Beans|
|Lemon Chicken with Cappellini|
|Shrimp Scampi Ravioli|
We were pretty filled because the bread choice – warm pita with a red pepper hummus just tasted like more. We skipped dessert and chatted for a while, but our server neither pushed us to leave nor ignored us; it’s a delicate balancing act and she handled it like a master aerialist.