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.
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.
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.
Los Guachos Taqueria is a staple for Mexican cuisine on the Columbus dining scene. This restaurant is especially known for its tacos al pastor and features happy hour deals throughout the week for those looking to save a few bucks on delicious Mexican food. The burritos are stuffed full of quality ingredients, as any good burrito should be.
Ray Ray's Hog Pit is one of the best kept secrets in Columbus. This food truck serves up classic barbecue cuisine, including ribs, brisket and, of course, macaroni and cheese. Other barbecue staples include baked beans and sandwiches. This is the place to go when you need a taste of barbecue comfort food.
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.
Rodizio Grill at Columbus is one of the restaurants of the first Brazilian steakhouse chain in the United States. They have an unlimited menu set through the day for lunch, brunch and dinner, and children from ages 3 through 11 have a discounted rate. Offering an impressive list of Brazilian grilled meats, the restaurant specializes in slow roasted skewered meats. From chicken, lamb, pork to fish, you can relish the meat of your choice. The menu also has a variety of gourmet salads, delicious side dishes and desserts. They offer a full bar that serves beverages, cocktails and spirits. They have rooms for private dining as well as business meets with a 100 inch LED screen and with Audio-Visual equipment at your disposal. A must-visit for a sumptuous steak meal, the Rodizio Grill will not disappoint meat lovers.
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.