Great meal for our anniversaryWe ate late to avoid any wait which made out experience even better. . The Beet Salad was outstanding as well as a wonderful caramel custard. We look forward to going back as soon as possible.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!!!What a great find. One of the best in central Ohio! Food and service is right on!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWindow on the waterWe certainly enjoyed our trip to Bel Lago. We were seated by an open window overlooking the reservoir - a great place for an early dinner. Our server was skilled and attentive. Half of our party enjoyed their meals very much - the brussel sprout pizza was quite a hit. The other half were so-so about the food. Nevertheless, this restaurant is worth a second try. Especially if we can figure out what magic formula gets us a window again.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGem for Westerville!What a great upscale experience...been there with a small table, as well as a large group. Excellent food, excellent service. I will be back~6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMfantastic viewThe room overlooking the water is great because the windows can be opened on a nice day or closed if it's too cold or windy. Very good food, attentive server.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMy flowersI never receive the flower that I ordered form this websifs6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA couple of us in our groupA couple of us in our group of six were of the opinion that the fish was over cooked.Our server & the manager took our feed back and went above and beyond to make sure we had a overall wonderful experience. They offered to replace the entree which we decided was not necessary. They provided our table with an array of wonderful desterts at no charge. Also, one of the wines we ordered was out of stock and they automatically upgraded us to a better bottle at no charge. You have to love that! The ambiance & service was outstanding!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointsAs I mentioned to my wife, whose birthday we were celebrating, I always feel like we're visiting a restaurant at a beach location on vacation when we visit this restaurant. The view of the Hoover reservoir is excellent and it just gives the place that vacation "vibe". Service is always great as is the food. I mentioned on OpenTable when reserving a table that it was my wife's birthday and they surprised us with a complimentary piece of chocolate cake at the end of dinner which we shared and it even said "Happy Birthday" in frozen chocolate around the rim of the plate.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMbeautifulthe view alone makes this place worth coming too! the food was good, a little pricey, but still good. Service was a tad slow, but we were just enjoying looking out over the Dam we didn't care!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner with a viewMy wife and I tried Bel Lago for our 5th anniversary dinner and it was fantastic! We sat on the veranda and had a great view of the Hoover Reservoir. The food and set ice were excellent. We are definitely returning to this restaurant.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial anniversary nightExtremely enjoyable evening we will long remember.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMuch improved!Love the new veranda! Wonderful wine selection! Food was good.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and LocationThis was a great find!! We loved the mushroom pizza, the service and the view right over the water! If you go, try to get a table out on the veranda closest to the water. We are definitely going back!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful Evening with FriendsWe had requested a quiet table so we could catch up with our friends. We had a nice booth tucked away. Conversation was easy. The low volume on the music was especially appreciated.
Ambiance was great.
The menu offered many options for food restricted friend. Thank you.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBel Lago is top-notch!Our dinner at Bel Lago was wonderful. We've been there many times and we always enjoy the warm service and great food.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ambience is spectacular...I overall enjoyed my dining experience at Bel Lago this week. I would highly recommend this place to someone who is looking for a new and romantic place to dine. The scenery is splendid. I ordered the lobster macaroni and cheese as my entree and it was delicious. The cocktails are delectable as well.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunchAs always, Brunch was suburb. We sat on the veranda at 11:00am. It was about 75 degrees outside and the breeze from the reservior was comfortable. The view was outstanding. We took our teenagers who really enjoyed the experience. We would highly recommend Bel Lago for a family Brunch.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExpectationsI knew our dinning experience would be outstanding.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Magnificent . . . One and OnlyBEL LAGO - - is an absolutely MOST wonderful restaurant . . . it's cuisine is of the most wonderful and very delicious type, the ambiance too is outstanding and this is entirely due to the ownership of this Hoover Reservoir, Sunbury Rd. and County Line Rd. location.
Dave and Michele Bianconi have made glorious additions and site improvements which are great reflections of the dedication to the clientele. Enjoying the wonderful environment adds to the factors of the consumption of it's wonderful cuisine.
With my wife and many friends we have enjoyed the wonderful diversion of the BEL LAGO wine list, it embraces the greatest wines of the United States (primarily West Coast) inclusive also of an abundance of the wines of European wineries.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExquisite Food&Service with viewTheir aim is to dazzle you with the most delicious flavors from around the corner and around the world. Perhaps that’s why in the Westerville it's the most elegant dinner, spectacular cocktail parties, and sophisticated events.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a PleasureAtmosphere is always something special, overlooking the water. We asked for a relaxed luncheon, with no rush, and we were served gradually, allowing us to have a focus on our conversation and thoroughly enjoying a get-together with friends from far away we see only rarely.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful overall experienceSuch great food and outstanding service!! We will be coming back!!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMInside seatingIs just as nice as the veranda! Not a bad thing to say about this restaurant. Beer, wine, specialty cocktails, FOOD, and service are all top-notch!! Definitely a must-try.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBel Lago is a great choice!One of central Ohio's best restaurants. Everything is top-notch. The rooftop bar, which looks out over Hoover Reservior, is fabulous! Looking forward to coming back!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMenuThe menu isn't friendly for those with food allergies. Those that had the seafood thought it was excellent. I was limited to a salad which was good.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA Birthday Celebration for TwoWhat a great place to dine for a birthday. We sat by the open window overlooking Hoover on a perfect night in May. Our server,
Rachel was fantastic! She was prompt, and courteous and gave a space which made us feel like we were the only ones there.
The food was delicious, I having the sea bass with pureed squash. The dessert was so fresh tasting with strawberries, rhubarb
and herbs. When we asked Rachel to take a picture of us with the water as a backdrop, she suggested we go up to the bar on
the rooftop overlooking the water. What a great shot! What a great evening!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey but delicious.I took my mother there for a lunch for Mother's Day and it was a nice quiet lunch. Although I felt $14 for the Bel Lago's version of a meatball sub was a bit pricey, it was a delicious sub. Mother had the prime rib sandwich and also found her's delicious. I would recommend the Bel Lago for special occasions or perhaps a business meeting.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome verandaWe took my wife out for Mother's Day and had an awesome experience! Food was very good and the veranda is the best place in town to have dinner at.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!Subtracted a star only because the place was packed, and by the time we were seated for Mother's Day brunch, a lot of the food on the buffet had run out. Our waitor was great, and brought us what was missing from the buffet.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWow! Delicious Dinner!Went for Mother's Day..it was excellent...restaurant was packed...ask for veranda! We had a wonderful evening with excellent service and outstanding entrees! Chicken Simpatico was wonderful! Highly recommended!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Mother's Day BrunchI left the brunch at 2:30 and I did not eat anything else the rest of the day. Fabulous menu5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mother's Day brunch.Great Mother's Day brunch. Many choices and all were delicious! Management did a wonderful job of keeping customers happy.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food... But, service??Thanks so much for allowing us to make reservations on line. While the food was tasty, it came 40 minutes after we ordered. I asked that my scallops be warmed again because the food was slightly below room temperature. I tasted my husband's mashed potatoes and they were room temperature. We wondered if our food (four of us) had been setting out possibly waiting to be picked up. While we noticed a lot of personnel, we wondered if our waiter was overwhelmed or what. There are a number of causes we tried to figure out relative to cool food and wait for dinner. My meal was reheated with fresh scallops, and someone with a suit came by to say hello. I do not remember him identifying himself. But, he was friendly and we spoke of the wait.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCame through on Mother's DayThe test of one's character is how they handle adversity. A big afternoon rush on Mother's day was taking its toll when we arrived, and everyone was busy scurrying around. The brunch buffet was running out of everything, prime rib, eggs benedict, the signature salad and so on. Then all of a sudden, bam! Everything was restocked. All was new again. The instant we sat back down with our food, the waiter apologized saying they'd run out of the carved prime rib (yeah, we knew) but the kitchen would deliver and would we like some? Less than two minutes later, he delivered the prime rib to our table. The staff did a phenomenal job and handled everyone with such grace. And the food? It was delicious.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious and special dishesMy wife enjoyed the risotto and I loved the polenta with my trout. An interesting menu very, very well prepared. Service and ambience were top notch.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat ambiance with great foodThe menu is slightly limited but the choices are all creative, interesting and well-produced. The location is lovely with the water view, and even on a chilly day the view was enjoyable and comfortable on the veranda (enclosed). Service was also excellent.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding New MenuWe were concerned with the adoption of a new menu in that many restaurants have a drop in food quality preparation as the chef's learn the new menu. Not an issue at all here - everything was perfect! This is a real gem of a place - great food, great wine and food selection, good prices and a great scenic view.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat date spotAwesome location, overlooking Hoover Reservoir. Food was very classy. Will definitely be back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was simply deliciousThe food was simply delicious and the waitress was delightful. We will ask for a window seat next time, what an awesome setting.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExpectations High And Were ExceededWe loved everything about Bel Lago. We loved the view, the open windows, the fabulous food, and the great service. Our waiter did a tremendous job. We are not quite sure of his name, but we think it was Conner. The receptionist went out of her way to take our picture with our relatives. We even got a nice outside shot. We loved the Sunday buffet selection, and quality of food. We especially enjoyed the prime rib, lamb, calamari, spinach salad, shrimp, fish cake, lox with fancy cream cheese, and the candied bacon which may have been the best thing of all. Our waiter told us they ran out last week, and the people went berserk, but this week there was plenty - thank you. We have already recommended to friends. We'll be back!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceWent there for my wife's birthday and didn't have one thing to complain about5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBel Lago Saturday nightThe chicken piccatta was wonderful for the second time that I have ordered it here. The calamari and risotto balls make great appetizers. You must try the brussels sprouts - seriously, they were awesome and I do not love veggies. Our table was too close to the kitchen and a wait station, so there was a lot of bumping and clanging behind us. The service was a bit slow as we seemed to wait a long time for our main courses. The scenic view is beautiful and a table on the veranda makes for a lovely evening here.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Get-a-WayWe wanted to get away from downtown this particular eve because so much was going on down there. We said Bel Lago was the perfect choice; great food and service!!! A plus is sitting outside......great evening for conversation and wine, along with dinner.This has become one of my favorite places.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, but less than greatDined here previously for Thanksgiving, and had a great experience so returned for a pre-graduation dinner.
Pleased to be seated on the veranda, but in daylight the dining area appears a bit dingy. When the hostess led us to our table, I saw some rice/sauce on my seat cushion. I mentioned it, got no response, so asked if I could flip the cushion and she said to go right ahead. hmm. The chairs are comfortable and it's nice to watch the geese on the reservoir. The wedding soup and calamari appetizers were very good, the Caesar salads were bland and not worth the price. The entrees were very good, but for the price I would expect a bit cleaner dining area and less casually dressed diners. Service is excellent.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was outstanding.Top notch service and excellent food. It is worth the trip. The view is spectacular. The rooftop bar is like no other in central Ohio. makes you feel like you are someplace else.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMRecommended by friendsLeah, our server, was attentive, knowledgeable and willing to find answers to our questions. We enjoyed our food - especially the brussel sprouts! We will definitely return, and with our friends in tow!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible food, incredibleIncredible food, incredible service.. EVERY TIME! I am beyond grateful to live so close to a first class establishment such as this.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday BrunchFirst time dining at Bel Lago for the Sunday brunch buffet at 11AM--celebrating an anniversary--four adults and one child.
The Food: delicious. Great variety of breakfast and lunch items that included an omelet station, prime rib, lots seafood options (awesome lobster mac and cheese), and desserts.
The Service: outstanding, courteous, and friendly. New silverware, freshening of coffee/water, and clearing of plates at each trip to the buffet.
The Ambiance: casual-upscale and very clean. Jeans/dress shirts are 100% acceptable. Spectacular window views.
Price: mid to higher end for brunch buffet, but worth the price.
Tips: Arrive at 11am--started to get busier around noon. Ask for window table.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for Sunday brunch thisWent for Sunday brunch this time. Excellent offerings. One of the best in town by far.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite restaurant with a viewOne of my favorite spots in Columbus as the view is terrific from the veranda. Food is always consistently good. Presentation is beautiful. My husband ordered the tuna steak for the first time and said it was delicious. I had the margherita pizza which was very cheesy and tasty.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM