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Vine + Forge Restaurant & Lounge, Columbus, OH

Vine + Forge Restaurant & Lounge

3.2
3.2
47 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
From small plates to shareable items. Less knife and fork. Mix of Craveable and Classics. Sophisticated dishes that are easy to eat.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (614) 461-4100
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Columbus
  • Parking Details
    2 hour Dine Free for Valet Parking
  • Public Transit
    COTA-Westwoods Park n Ride
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 47 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.2
3.2 based on all time ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.3Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseModerate

47 Reviews
  1. TheresaK

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurnt is right by the lobby - which makes for cold breezes none of us were served at the same time we had to remind them 3 times for the one meal

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  2. REBECCAC

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Extremely crowded and was understaffed. Food was delicious and venue is conveniently in the lobby of the hotel.

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  3. TiffanyH

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Once we got seated, everything was great. The problem was that we had an Open Table reservation for 5:30 but did not get seated until after 6:00. There was a long line at the hostess desk and everyone in front of us also had reservations. The only reason we even got seated around 6:10 was because the 3-4 groups in front of us gave up and went elsewhere. I understand things happen and people call off, but I was most disappointed at the lack of acknowledgment by the hostess. She never checked in on the line, never apologized for the wait, never offered a free drink from the bar while we waited, etc. Zero acknowledgement whatsoever that we waited for 40 mins even with a reservation or that we even had a reservation. But once we got seated, our waitress was great, quick… burger and fries were great. I might give this place one more try but if there is a wait again, I wouldn’t go back. Too many restaurants in that area to choose from.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They don’t tell you this is essentially just the hotel’s lobby bar. Terribly disappointed

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  5. npadovano

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    They really should be transparent on Open Table that this is a hotel bar. It is not a free standing restaurant. The poor person working behind the bar was overwhelmed with really just a few customers, but just enough where someone helping him would be have been good. There were three other associates working behind the check in desk who did not have a clue in the world what was happening at the bar. Don't bother with this place unless you are desperate.

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  6. JillK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The V+F team did an excellent job hosting our private work event - thank you! A great place for kind staff and tasty food and drinks!

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  7. SueV

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We ate here before the Billy Joel concert at OSU stadium. We expected it to be busy, so we made a reservation ahead of time. The staff was courteous, the food and drinks good. The restaurant opens up into the lobby of Sonestra hotel, which was in total chaos. Long lines of people waiting to check into the hotel remained during our meal, which made it a bit noisy (our table was right by the lobby). Cudos to the staff that day (I only saw 2 people on the floor)! They kept the restaurant running smoothly while the hotel reservation staff tried to keep the line flowing! It had to be a long day!!!

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  8. JohnP

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I paid $26 for a mediocre cobb salad with chicken. We waited over 45 minutes for a salad, sandwich, and wings! The restaurant wasn't even busy.

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  9. oftendineout

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited this restaurant while attending a conference in Columbus. We were impressed with the menu options and quality of food. The service was slow which the staff owned and did everything they could to communicate with us when our food would be out it seemed communication among the staff was the biggest issue. We will definitely revisit our next time in town.

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  10. Scott

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They wouldn’t split the bill 3 ways with 6 of us. Had to be on 1 credit card which made for an awkward situation for 3 couples. This wasn’t explained to us until end of the evening. Plus they added a mandatory tip.

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  11. Anthony1024

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Definitely a disappointment... This was intended to be a Valentine's Day get away for me and my wife... From the moment we stepped in the front door and saw the lobby under construction with plastic tarps draped everywhere, this entire experience was frustrating. I had booked a reservation, so upon our arrival we were immediately sat. The photos online definitely give it a feel of a standalone restaurant, whereas as soon as you walk in the front door of the hotel it is 100% and completely just a hotel bar with seating. The food was mediocre... Certainly not worthy of a $200 final price tag for a party of two. The steak was over-marinated and undercooked... The dessert that we ordered had a rough film on top that gave the impression it was a day or two old sitting in a cooler... We shared an appetizer of buffalo wings... They tasted as if they were simply drenched in Frank's redhot. Online the restaurant markets itself and the necessary attire as "casual smart"... Upon arrival, there are a vast majority of individuals dressed in jeans and t-shirts with hoodies... Not at all the environment I expected or had hoped for. Overall, this place felt more like a night out at an Applebee's rather than a nice date night dinner location.

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  12. MaryP

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Our breakfast was presented exactly the way we wanted it and was delicious. We’ll be back!

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  13. Joey

    Columbus

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service is always good. Drinks are stiff. Food is good little overpriced. Nice place to have a business lunch. Feels private.

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  14. NellyG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I looked on OpenTable for a restaurant in the Arena district. It did not say anywhere in the restaurant description that this place is inside a hotel lobby. Our party of 5 arrived on time, but we were seated at a 4-top with a chair on the side, even though there seemed to be plenty of open tables. As we waited for service, and then for our food, tons of hotel guests, pilots, convention visitors, etc... were filing past us in the lobby. It was loud, distracting, and not a pleasant experience at all. There was one waitress/bartender for the whole restaurant. It took a very long time to receive our food - way too spicy, overpriced, and not very good. I would never go back to this restaurant.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Restaurant week, chose this over another 2 but it’s a hotel lobby at the end of the day, food was underwhelming, drinks were fine.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We went here for the Mother’s Day brunch thinking we would try something new. It was $30 per person charged upfront. It was a laughable experience. They had just 5 simple hot items to choose from consisting of pancakes, French toast, bacon, biscuits and gravy and scrambled eggs, as well as an charcuterie board, and an omelet station. For $30 a head I would expect a little higher quality food. And guess what! There was a coffee station that charged $3 a cup for drip coffee. Why charge for drip coffee during a $30 all you can eat buffet. Very poor experience overall and don’t recommend. You will be disappointed.

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  17. TLH1

    Columbus

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter was so in our face for us to order and then non existent when we had our food. Husbands salad was missing the ranch dressing. My sandwich was missing the pesto. Drink refills were non existent until we flagged down someone.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We sat there for 20+ minutes and no one served us. So I walked up to the bar and asked if we could order our food/beverages there and was ignored. It looked like they were understaffed. Have no intention of revisiting.

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  19. tylert

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    i would not suggest going here. Overpriced food and poor service.

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  20. Pili

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super calm environment felt very intimate and fun to catch up socially distanced with friends. Great spot.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    U should update your menu online and maybe more people will not want to come

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  22. ClaytonH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Burger was a little on the dry side and there were a bunch of kids there and loud parents. I think there was a sporting tournament or something nearby. But, the rest of the food was spectacular and service was phenomenal. I would like to come by when there aren't a bunch of loud kids and parents! P.S. Bar menu is great!

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  23. Mark314Jr

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was good, except for the food. Was not worth the money. !!aaaaaaaaaaaaaa. A. A. A. A. A.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I made a reservation for three and when I came with my party, I found out that Vine + Forge had been shut down for the day/night. They made no effort to communicate that they were closed when I had made the reservation. They just stated that they hoped to open back up the next day and didn’t seem to care that there was a mess up.

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  25. Ceci

    Columbus

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Isaac, our server/bartender was great. We visited for restaurant week so the menu options were a little different. I enjoyed my food and drink very much.

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  26. kgilbert78

    Columbus

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice hotel spot but pricey. We would come back if there were a happy hour--a bit too much for drinks otherwise. We did enjoy the charcuterie plate and would recommend it--it was enough for dinner for two--not sure it meets the suggested 4-8 as an appetizer (would be good for 4 and maybe 6). Service was very pleasant.

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  27. BruceC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our group of 5 was in Columbus for the Midwest Veterinary Conference this week. We ate dinner at Vine + Forge on Saturday, Feb 22nd. We were staying at the Lofts/ Crowne Plaza, so this restaurant was really convenient. We had a 7:30 dinner reservation, and were seated promptly. The food was good, and came from the kitchen in a timely manner. Sherrick, our server, was awesome! He was very attentive to our needs. Good job!

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  28. MarkC

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Thoroughly underwhelming on every front.

    2 people found this helpful

  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food and drinks. The drinks are pricey but delicious!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Seated quickly for our reservation. However, from there everything was basically bad. No server EVER came to us, I finally got the attention of the young lady who sat us, she took our order and still NO server ever came to check on us. Had to ask the bartender for more drinks and for our check. Food was just ok. Terrible Vday experience.

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  31. ShawnP

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Appetizers were fantastic, drinks were small for the cost. Entry to the restaurant is wide open and adjacent to the hotel entrance and since it is winter the constant traffic made it cold and breezy since we were seated right by the lobby. My steak was asked to be medium but came back very, very rare. Waitress took care of it, but overall mixed impressions mean we won’t be back.

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  32. scrappymac

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was slow, but friendly. Lettuce wraps were great! Rest of the food was undercooked or lacked flavor.

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  33. DanW

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was outstanding! The pricing was a little high, especially on the cocktails but overall a good place!

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  34. BradW

    Columbus

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We were the only customers there at the time.

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  35. ShaylaP

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our seats were in the middle of the hotel lobby when there were seats inside with nobody at them. It took 35 minutes from when we sat down to get our drinks. We had employees hovering around our table waiting for plates because they had run out of the fry baskets that was apart of restaurant week. When we asked for another beverage the waiter came back and said we are out sorry and walked away without asking if we would like something else. It was hard to get our waiters attention the entire night and meal was very subpar. Someone in our group had the lettuce wraps and was given a whole head of lettuce that didn't even look washed and was wilting. Wouldn't rec recommend this restaurant to anyone.

    3 people found this helpful

  36. DPerrin

    Columbus

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our friends’ meals were not cooked properly, undercooked salmon on her salad and they had to re-heat his steak twice to get it to the medium way he ordered it. (Didn’t bring a newly cooked steak, re-heated twice.) My husband’s and mine meals were good. Service was very slow for getting water refills and the check at the end of the night. The waiter was very professional in his speech, like he had practiced replies/comments, but actual service lacked, like I said, steak had to be sent back twice and both bills were wrong. Cool, modern environment but we probably will not be returning.

    2 people found this helpful

  37. Matt

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, a really good experience. Went for Restaurant Week. Great hostess, wait staff, and quick food. Portion sizes are a bit random, it seems - some of my friends got an entree that was 2x the size of the entree I ordered, but everything was delicious overall. Would definitely recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Worth every penny for restaurant week

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was awful. We ordered drinks right as we sat down and they didn’t come to the table until after our main course. They were watered down so it seemed like they were sitting at the bar for awhile. The food was average but not worth the wait. Very high chance we never go back

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  40. LibZ

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great. The portions were on the larger side, you get your money’s worth. Will definitely return.

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Vine + Forge Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 461-4100.

Vine + Forge Restaurant & Lounge is rated 3.2 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Vine + Forge Restaurant & Lounge

33 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Columbus
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    2 hour Dine Free for Valet Parking
  • Public Transit
    COTA-Westwoods Park n Ride
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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