Great ExpectationsI knew our dinning experience would be outstanding.5/19/2013 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 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 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 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 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 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 AMGreat date spotAwesome location, overlooking Hoover Reservoir. Food was very classy. Will definitely be back.5/11/2013 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 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 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 AMNice restaurant.We liked the restaurant. Our waiter was excellent. We had reservations and were seating promptly at a table with a view of the reservoir but were so disappointed that the windows had a strip of wood which prohibited you from seeing the view without bending down or stretching up ward. I got the the Lobster Mac and Cheese and enjoyed it.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA very nice place to eat onA very nice place to eat on Hoover Reservoir. Upscale. Calamari appetizer was very tasty. Loved my scallops! Friendly bartender. We love manager Rick!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was very good. TheDinner was very good. The meal came a little fast after the appetizer for our liking, but other than that, it was a very good meal. If you like brussel sprouts, the side of honey and pepper roasted brussel sprouts was amazing! And the veal marsala was excellent.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved our experience at BelLoved our experience at Bel Lago! I went with 4 girlfriends and our waitress was very respectful of our time together! She was incredibly attentive without being obnoxious. We were able to sit out on the veranda, which in the late spring and summer would be spectacular since it's right on the water. The food was phenomenal...I can't wait to go back and try something else...alone with my husband!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVisited Bel Lago for the 1stVisited Bel Lago for the 1st time for Sunday Brunch to celebrate my son's B-Day. The place has a fantastic view, the staff was very friendly and the food was outstanding.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was wonderful,Everything was wonderful, as usual. One of the best restaurants in central Ohio. Great wines. Great food. Great service.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place continues to impressThis place continues to impress us each time we go. Food is top-notch and the service is as good as anywhere. Thanks for making us feel special each time we dine at Bel Lago.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter, Andy was wonderful.Our waiter, Andy was wonderful. He. Was very attentive to refilling our water glasses and checking back wiith us perodically throughout the meal. We celebtrated my birthday and I want to thank bel lago for the complimentary chocolatet cake dessert. it was a simple gesture but greatly appreciated. Bel lago has become my favorite go to place for great food and service..4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Columbus's best restaurantsWe don't understand why this restaurant is not on every top 10 of Columbus list. The food was excellent; the people working there care about service and the customer experience. We would recommend this to everyone & we'll definitely be back. Their chef is a find!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Easter Sunday brunch wasThe Easter Sunday brunch was very good. We were disappointed by the web site advertisement of crab legs and an expanded seafood selection - there were no crab legs - there were a few crab claws that were not worth eating. The dessert table was also very disappointing. The web site also advertised banana's foster french toast, but again, the advertisement was misleading. The prime rib and lamb were outstanding, as was the smoked salmon. Another high point was the eggs benedict. Our server, Alyssa, was charming and attentive. Overall, our group enjoyed our experience.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBel Lago has continued toBel Lago has continued to improve over the past few years. We enjoy everything about this place. The service is top-notch. Many of the staff have been there for a long time, which also indicates this is a good restaurant. It is our go-to place to eat.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was amazing!The restaurant was amazing! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Thanks Nate for making our anniversary dinner special!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I sat on theMy husband and I sat on the Veranda overlooking the water. Simple and relaxed atmosphere in a pair of jeans - delightful. We split the meatball appetizer - (excellent!) and the risotto balls (OK - a little dry). My Italian husband had the veal piccata and said it was very good. I had the Mahi Mahi special that was quite tasteful. They offer a nice selection of wines that were reasonably priced. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. We look forward to returning as there were other dishes we would like to try.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMService was great waitressService was great waitress was very friendly and knowledgable about the menu.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my birthday and I reallyIt was my birthday and I really enjoyed everything , everything was amazing .3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery time I visit here IEvery time I visit here I am more impressed. Great food and service with an outstanding view from the veranda.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM