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Bel Lago
Bel Lago

Bel Lago Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bellagorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (614) 891-0200
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00a.m. - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday...: 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch.......: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Sunday Dinner........: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Owen Maass
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Now Catering off premise - call for details
  • Special Events & Promotions: We specialize in corporate and social events. We are available for business lunches/dinners, seminars, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and rehearsal dinners. Contact Katie Mansfield at 891-0200 for details. Develop a personal menu to please all your guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: County Line Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large Private Lot Complimentary Valet
A word from Bel Lago
Bel Lago's mission is to bring Westerville and Greater Columbus the most fabulous waterfront dining experience in the area. The ambiance of the location on the pristine Hoover Reservoir is beautiful and relaxing -- the perfect backdrop for enjoying the creations of their exceptional kitchen team and a selection from the extensive wine list. Bel Lago's menu is designed with something for everyone -- from casual fare for enjoyment on the open terrace bar to high quality creative cuisine for a great dinner right here in your neighborhood.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Went for my wife's birthday and we were able to get a table viewing the water. The requests I made for my reservations were complete. We had a wonderful experience and the food was amazing! I would highly recommend all my friends and family members to dine here."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Nice setting great place to go for a romantic diner."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The menu was imaginative, the food very good and the ambience/view outstanding."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "He was slow at responding and it seemed to take a while for each course to be delivered. We had a reservation but they weren't ready for us."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I took a friend out for a retirement celebration dinner, it was perfect. I will definitely go again. I'm not a big seafood fan, but there was plenty on the menu to choose from. For me it is a bit pricey, but worth it for special occasions."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed our time at Bel Lago. We sat by the window overlooking the water. It was a beautiful day. It's a beautiful spot. The menu is a bit limited, but everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The service was good."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "food portions small nothing special as far as taste. Salad not included in the entree"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Menu was too limited. More protein options would be appreciated. Ordered the lobster Mac & Cheese. The dish needed a bit more sauce, was tasty but too dry."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Great place to meet friends and enjoy the food and the view."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I dine out frequently primarily at upscale restaurants. Although I felt your food was fair, I would not recommend your establishment to others. There are too many other places in Columbus that offer a more varied selection....yours was very limited and I felt the prices were way too high for the quality of the food and the limited menu. Service was not good and margaritas at $11.00 was too high"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Surprised with the menu....Have eaten there a number of times and this was the least creative menu I've experienced. Where my food was good our options were few. The bread used to be a highlight....not any more. The view is great...best in the area!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Six of us dined last Saturday. We all enjoyed the experience. A concern that arose was the new menu seems to have evolved into too fancy of entrees. Gone were the flatbreads and other simpler fare. While we enjoyed our entrees, it does lessen the return decision. Even a filet was fancied instead of simple. Polenta entree lacked much other than the polenta. Other vegetables were sparse."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had an excellent lunch at a reasonable price-point with unbeatable ambiance ( open air overlooking Hoover reservoir)."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My experiences at Bel Lago tend to be great or really not so much.... I'm afraid this one was a miss. I was literally craving their Beef Carpaccio and found it to have changed sometime between our last visit and this one, the mussels were lacking much in the way of substance but the Lobster Mac & Cheese was pretty good - even better than I remembered. This restaurant is in such a great location but the quality of the food and service are unreliable - I have a feeling I won't be itching to go back too soon."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Been a while since we ate at this restaurant. Decided to try at last minute. Food was good service was great."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Food was good, but we were expecting more variety since there is a new chef. My wife is vegan and there was really no vegan option other than salad and vegetables. You might want to consider a vegan option."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We have visited Bel Lago a number of times over the past 3 years and each time met with our expectations. The atmosphere is exceptional and the location and views of the lake are very special especially for a restaurant located in central Ohio. The food is attractively presented and very good. Wine list is extensive and there are a number of reasonably priced wines served by the glass. All in all my favorite dining location in the Columbus area."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Pleasant atmosphere, good food. Took a friend for her birthday, and she totally enjoyed the meal. Had seating on the veranda where the view is particularly nice. Menu is not extensive, but the choices are interesting. Good wine selection. I would recommend it to a friend."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We tried their new menu. Baby artichoke appetizer was tasteless and nothing like description. 8 oz filet was good but not 8 oz and definitely not worth $39. Striped bass was very good as was pasta in a butter sauce. Hamachi sashimi also very good. Caesar salad would have been better if not floating in dressing. Overall, good meal but very pricey."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Had dinner here for an anniversary celebration. Very beautiful scenery. Excellent Service. The food was excellent. Nice and quiet. The staff was very friendly and professional. A little pricey, but a great place to dine for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The food and the view was great ...it was our wedding anniversary and they bring us a small cake for a free..The staff are cool."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Great food & atmosphere even though it rained! Will be back!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We had a very nice time. We have been there numerous times but this was one of the best. Food was terrific, service was very good."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My party of 4 had to wait about 30 minutes for a water-view table to become available, but we did not mind the wait because we had a drink at the bar and shared an order of fabulous calamari (including artichoke hearts). Although one guest was disappointed that the sea bass was sold out, she loved the walleye special as did one other guest. The pasta and short ribs were enjoyable and the wild caught salmon was perfectly done. Our waiter, Connor, could not have been nicer or more attentive to our needs. We had a great time, enjoyed great food, and agreed that waiting for a water view table was worth the wait. It was like a mini-vacation here at home."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Outstanding carpaccio and salad; entree okay...service, okay. Wonderful location overlooking the water."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was fantastic!!! The view and atmosphere was amazing - we were seated on the veranda. Loved it in every way!! Thank you."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I really love Bel Lago for special occasions. Getting a table by the window is so wonderful, and that's the true reason that I visit. The view is so beautiful, and the food is top notch."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was a great place for outdoor dining for a special occasion. The service, food, and ambiance were all that I was expecting!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Went there for our 38th Wedding Anniversary and have a great time. The menu is limited but the food is very good. We sat outside and the view was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My husband + I have dined at this restaurant regularly this summer. Most times, everything has been great. This time around, something was missing. The restaurant appears to have an "interim" menu; Gone was the awesome hummus. My salmon was awesome; Came out way undercooked but they made it right immediately. My husband's poached halibut however, was a major disappointment. It was like "spa food" - very bland. There was some kind of "duck" sauce on it - but not very flavorful; the dish was really boring. Hopefully, this experience is not a new Normal. We will go back and give it another go as we love the space and most of the time, we like the food too."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Bel Lago's location on the water at Hoover couldn't be more inviting for an evening dinner. Drinks and appetizers were outstanding. Dinner selection is rather limited, but provides options for fish lovers, vegetarians and meat eaters. Side dishes and salads are a la carte. Our entire dinner party enjoyed the variety of salads, which were excellent. Dinner entrees were good, but not particularly noteworthy. A bit pricey, but not unexpected for waterfront dining."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Very nice setting over the Hoover reservoir, but the brunch is on par with your average Best Western. Food quality is obviously not a priority."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My wife and I spent our 1st wedding anniversary at Bel Lago. It was perfect and we look forward to going back soon."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Brunch at Bel Lago is very much over priced. While we did enjoy the scenic views of the reservoir, the food was disappointing. We arrived for an 11am reservation, which was the same time they opened, and it seemed as though they weren't ready for customers yet. Not all the food was out and what was out didn't seem fresh. The selection was lacking as was the space they used to set up the buffet. Using the same person to cook the omlettes and waffles made the buffet line longer. Overall we were very disappointed in our experience especially when you consider the cost of the meal. I would warn anyone looking for a good brunch buffet to stay away from Bel Lago."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We loved Bel Lago as our neighborhood, good food dining. But they changed their menu, prices and took off all the things that we used to order. There really wasn't one thing that we liked! We went there for our birthday celebration with friends and ALL of us had same experience. JJ at the bar was awesome and we love the ambience, but I will not go back for the food! We were really disappointed."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food is outstanding The view is incredible I would recommend this restaurant The private room is wonderful for 10-14"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great view and a pretty place but we must have hit it on a bad day. Odd lunch menu and nothing special about our items. For not being very busy the service was spotty at best. We were hoping for the best but left dissappointed."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "After hearing about the hype of this restaurant, we were excited to try it. We waited 40 minutes at the bar for a veranda table, understanding that these a high commodity tables. However, there were at least 4 tables available on the veranda that we could see. In addition, the menu boasted a dish with a pine nut crust. When it arrived, there was no crust and one of the managers in a condescending manner explained it was incorporated in the dish. As a culinary professional myself, I am quite flexible with menu descriptors but to say something has a crust and then explain it away in a belittling manner doesn't endear oneself to the growing culinary-educated public. Was sorry I spent my hard earned money there."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Waiter seemed rushed. Didn't really talk to us about menu. Came took drink order appetizer and then waited until we decided main course at the table. He must have been busy. We were looking more for an enjoyable low key evening. View was perfect. Just wish we could have enjoyed longer."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This was our first time at Bel Lago but it will not be our last. The food was excellent and the view is beautiful. The night we were there the temperatures were very pleasant so the open windows made for a very enjoyable evening. The service was very good but did get a little slow as the night went on. Other than that it was great."
    Dined on 7/15/2014