North Market is the greater Columbus area's version of a bustling old-world marketplace. Vendors galore occupy the enormous building's many stalls, each specializing in a different cuisine. There's a sausage shop, a pasta shop, fish mongers, meat mongers, Chinese, Mediterranean, sushi, Mexican, Vietnamese, a wine merchant, a cheese merchant and lots more. See website for complete list.
Executive chef Richard Blondin, born and raised in France, brings his heritage and culinary expertise to the kitchen at Refectory Restaurant & Bistro, and amazes guests with delectable flavors of French and American cuisine. Meat and seafood wonderfully blend with sauces and herbs to create flavors that will please the palate. Vegetarian options are also available. While the food is sure to delight guests, Kamal Boulos, founder of Refectory, also ensures that guests experience a warm ambiance and are served well by his amicable staff.
Bono Pizza occupies a tiny little space on a quiet little side street. Much of their business is to-go business, so the space is fairly bare bones (and there's no alcohol on offer), but they have a trio of little bistro tables sitting on the sidewalk out front. Grab a seat and peruse the menu of 19 creative specialty pies with intriguing names and even more intriguing ingredient combos. Try the Cherry Bomb with its tomatoes and hot peppers, or the Hulk with its laundry list of green vegetables. For dessert, one item: creme puffs -- 'nuff said.
This amazing modern diner will never cease to amaze as it serves you reinvented classic American dishes. Manned by a passionate father-son duo, the restaurant has increasingly won the hearts of local foodies. They have a list of mouth-watering sandwiches that includes Porchetta, Smoked Gouda, Shrimp Po'Boyger and many more. Other dishes, such as the Mac & Brisket and the Spiced Lamb Burger are equally tantalizing. The atmosphere is quite relaxed and casual, making the dining experience truly delectable.
This delightful brewery offers up tasting flights and delicious pub grub. Their flights offer patrons the chance to try the many selections of beer, including seven of their own. After picking your favorite, pair it with one of the upscale pub grub menu offerings like ale braised pot roast, pretzel bread, wood-fired pizzas and piled-high sandwiches. Family friendly, the brewery even offers a special menu for kids.
Indochine Cafe is a charming Vietnamese restaurant in the Whitehall area of Columbus. This restaurant offers all of the Vietnamese staples, including pho, banh mi and spring rolls for a delicious and authentic dining experience. The casual ambience makes this an excellent place to relax with friends or family and enjoy your meal.
Nada juxtaposes rustic simplicity with contemporary dining trends and offers a dynamic dining experience in Columbus's vibrant Arena District. The restaurant serves Latin-inspired cuisine paired beautifully with craft cocktails, inspired margaritas, and great brews. The ambiance is lively and upbeat, making this a great spot to enjoy everything from casual lunch to pre-dinner cocktails.
bd's Mongolian Grill brings alive the exotic flavors of Chinese cuisine in Columbus. With a focus on Mongolian style of preparation, bd's specializes in grilled dishes. The menu is not very impressive when it comes to variety, but their stir-fried noodles and fried rice are truly delicious. You can even make your own grilled meal and stir-fry plate. A limited menu of cocktails, house-special red and white wines and draft and bottled beers are available to accompany your meal. Do try the Mongolian Sunrise and Mango Madness cocktails.
Buca di Beppo – Columbus is one of the many franchises of Planet Hollywood International Inc. Buca is known for their Italian food and peppy environment. The restaurant gives you a homey feeling the moment you step in and draws you in with all the photo frames adorning the walls. The motto 'sharing is caring' is apt for their food portions as it can be shared by everyone at the table. A great place to be with family and friends to gather around and have a wonderful feast of delicious food, good wine and great company.
Gordon Biersch took off at the height of the microbrewery craze. First launched in California, this high-end chain found a fine formula and stuck to it. By combining craftbrewed German-style lagers with a tempting menu of slightly scaled-up pub grub, the place built a large following. Today, it's a trusted name, and you can find outposts across the United States. The Columbus branch is located in the heart of the Arena District, so it's always full of people and activity. See website for menus, beer details and locations nationwide.
Located in a historic Columbus building once used as a whiskey distillery, The Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus follows suite with their re-imagined space. Serving up elevated pub grub like chorizo nachos and their signature rock fillet of tenderloin or ahi tuna cooked on a tulikivi firestone, the brewery offers more than good beer. Seasonal and specialty brews rotate throughout the year with winter ales and IPA's and light lagers.