First time visitors
It was great - funny how the sever said they don't get a lot of suburb locals - we live in Gahanna and we are very pleased we tried something new. Food was great - so were the Moscow mules !!!'. They allowed me to send flowers to the table in advance fort wife and had a glass of champagne all ready to go for us table side when we got there
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a delicious meal before going to the theater at 89 Fish and Grill. Our hostess seated us promptly and was very courteous. The waiter was at our table right on cue and made great wine suggestions. When the food came we were not disappointed -- from the entree to the side dishes to the bread -- all delicious. Plenty of great service without hovering and reasonably priced. The next time we are in Columbus, we will definitely dine here again.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not the Phoenix
It has been suggested this is the Phoenix rising from the ashes of the former 55 on the Boulevard just 34 numbers down the street. Unfortunately it falls far short of what the 55 was in its glory days. The 55 was known for its salad; the 89 salad is not even close. The 89 Fish and Grill is too much of sports bar lacking the atmosphere of the old 55.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place, great food, great time
A real find, at this Boston/New York-style seafood restaurant with incredible offerings. Fish, cooked and raw bar, is their specialty but their menu has options for landlubbers as well. Service was outstanding and their happy hour is one of the best deals in the country with inexpensive items from their regular menu in addition to terrific cocktail, beer and wine options. Why would you go anywhere else in the convention neighborhood?
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh seafood in Columbus is here!
Really, really fresh seafood as evidenced by an incredible scallops and risotto appetizer, pristine raw oysters, a cioppino fit for a king or queen, succulent duck wings (a twist on ubiquitous chicken wings all around the country) and oyster sliders that leave their beef and pork cousins in the dust. The only bone to pick with them is their half-pour cocktails....look for the martini glass to only be half-2/3 filled instead of right to the top. Not sure why they are cheap with the liquor but I guess they would be perfect but for that foible.
Get the beer during happy hour instead. No way they can cut back on what comes out of a bottle, right?
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughter and I went here on a Saturday evening. The experience was great. Everyone was very pleasant and staff knew the menu when asked questions. The food was good and our cocktails as well! I would recommend it and will go back again.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday dinner for son. Valerie at the bar was outstanding. Appetizers were great, as was dinner. Ordered two seafood dishes and one steak. All well prepared. Ceaser salad was excellent - fresh and the cheese wrap was excellent. A great experience and great food.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the second time we have been here and it was exceptional. The raw oysters were the best in Columbus. We had the sake marinated sea bass (perfect), and the chorizo crusted scallops. My wife and I were celebrating birthdays and our server brought us a dessert on the house. Try the warehouse old fashioned, it was great! We will defiantly be back.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fish and more
We happened on your restaurant on Sunday PM and enjoyed the good service and excellent food. the salad was good and the salmon as well as Jeni's Ice Cream which all enjoyed.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time at 89 Fish and Grill. I was more impressed this time than the last. The food was very well presented. It was just the right temperature when served. I was also impressed with the wine. I've not found a restaurant with as impressive a wine list and knowledge as this.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Gluten Free menu!
This place was so good that I went back the next night. It's hard to find restaurants that really cater to those of us who need gluten free. They did an outstanding job. The next time I am in Columbus this restaurant will be at the top of the list!!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal on the patio
We had a great meal Friday night on the patio at 89. We had scallops, swordfish and salmon. It was a beautiful night on the patio and there was live music. We will definitely be back!!!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We didn't know what to expect as we hadn't heard a lot about this restaurant, but we loved our two fish entrees (sea bass/halibut). The server we had was great-- low key, professional, knowledgeable. Will recommend to others for sure!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday choice
The food was wonderful. We inadvertently went during Restaurant Week which was a pleasant surprise, but we would have gladly paid full price. I thought I disliked swordfish but after trying what my boyfriend ordered realized I had never had it properly prepared. So good! Chargrilled fish on top of rustic beans with an eggplant sort of chutney, the sauces were delicious. The presentation was amazing and I even posted it on FB. Adrian was our waiter and I can without a doubt say he provided the best customer service I have had in years. His knowledge of the wines and beer was impressive. He was attentive and made us feel like we were his own table without smothering us. Wonderful experience and we will be back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit.
This was our first visit. We were having a pre-concert meal and were lucky enough to have a cool July evening and were seated outside. The setting reminded us of Vancouver's York St. district as did the seafood, which is amazing on both counts for Columbus. We started with the duck wings for an appetizer and my wife's strawberry salad and my 89 salad were all very nice for a summer evening. Her entrée was sake marinated sea bass. Mine was Skua Bay salmon Oscar. Both were very enjoyable. We had great service from Stephen. We will be back!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the fresh seafood
We loved the fresh seafood entrees and the fact that the chef was from the former RJ Snappers. A special treat was getting a free dessert since it was my birthday! We will definitely be coming back again and again to 89 Fish and Grill!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful meal dining
We had a wonderful meal dining outside. The food was excellent. We will visit again.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice Columbus restaurant
Really enjoyed this restaurant. Was there with a family group for a celebration and everyone had a great time.
Service was great and very friendly.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a very nice place. Read about the farm to plate menu in Crave Magazine and was anxious to try it here. 89 had good ambience, great service and good food. My dinner was very good, but overcooked. It was too bad because everything else (including the quality of the food) was great. I would give this place another chance because the shortfall can be so easily fixed.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit.
This was our second visit. We opted to order from the Local Special Menu. The walleye was very well prepared and delicious. The lemon creme brulee was very good as well. We sat on the patio. Our waiter was Holly and she did an excellent job. Very attentive but not too attentive. Overall, an excellent experience.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The strawberry salad was the
The strawberry salad was the best! I had tilapia & it was outstanding.
Service was great.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was in Columbus for Freshmen move in day on Saturday and upon arriving was referred to restraurant by Marriott Reservation Clerk when asking for a nice restraurant for both fish and steak and a nice glass of wine.
Just what we were looking for and enjoyed everything about it.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very satisfied customers
In for a conference and wanted a comfortable dining experience for a large group-- hotel recommended 89 Fish & Grill and we were very pleased--food and service were great and went the extra mile to accommodate.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful night on the patio
We enjoyed a beautiful Friday night on 89's wonderful patio. Great food, great service and nice music.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service and food were fabulous! Cannot wait to go back.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I had never been here before. The waiter (his name was Matt) and the manager were fantastic! They did an awesome job. The food was great, perfectly prepaired. No complaints. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Restuarant Experience
My husband and I visited 89 Fish and Grill after some friends recommended it after eating there some weeks prior. My husband and I were celebrating our 34th Wedding Anniversary. We were greeted very warmly by the hostess and the general manager. Our server John had been there for a while and knew the menu well. He also was a great server along with the other wait staff. I really enjoyed the salmon and mixed seasonal vegetables. My husband is fond of clam chowder and he literally, practically licked the bowl. They also served his favorite potatoes, garlic mashed potatoes. He stated that they were a little salty and John mentioned this to the chef. However, it did not take away from the taste. We are excited about returning there.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server Tia was fabulous!!
Our server Tia was fabulous!! Our overall experience was wonderful
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall this was a wonderful experience. We met the General Manager who was very pleasant and well spoken. Our server Mark was also very informative. He recommended my fiances choice, our entree, and dessert. I highly recommend this restaurant for multiple reasons....some of which include the environment, the excellent meals, the great service, and the great location. ENJOY!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived early and sat at the bar while waiting for our friends to arrive. The Patron grapefruit cocktail was delicious. We split the calamari, which was not heavily breaded and done to perfection. We sat outside and enjoyed salmon and trout. Our server was pleasant and made sure we were attended to, but not hovered over. It was a perfect night.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fabulous time celebrating our anniversary at 89 fish and grill. Thank u for helping us make this a memorable occasion!!!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time here. Delited with the experience. Service was excellent. Drinks from the bar were excellent. Food was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. Could not have had a better experience. Will be returning for sure.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on 9/27/2013 for my birthday and sat outdoors. Had a great server (Whitney), listened to a couple guys on guitar which was nice and not too overwhelming so we could still have a conversation. Husband had lobster and filet and ate every last bit. I had scallops and they were great also. Very nice place.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoy this place!
We've taken several guests here when they visit and everyone really enjoys it!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was less than perfect ( server forgot to bring the usual bread with salads) and check was incorrect ...but the staff ran food out when hot and u wont have to ask for water refills. You cant go wrong with the sea bass or swordfish... Both prepared perfectly.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service - delicious
We were greeted by a very nice and helpful hostess, and had John as our waiter. He knew the menu backward and forward, and gave us a great recommendation for an appetizer (scallops). We then indulged in the Filet and Stuffed Lobster. It was delicious! Meat was some of the best I've had in Columbus, and Lobster was very fresh and prepared uniquely well. Sides were delicious. Only negative was that the dessert we had wasn't very good. It was the chocolate dish at the top of the menu. Just not much to it.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
first of many visits
I was given a restaurant.com gift certificate and decided to check out 89 for my husband and I's anniversary. WOW. What a great experience, we drove an hour for this special dinner and it was wonderful. Great, professional service from Stephen, the general manager stopped by to chat with us, there was a beautiful rose on the table, and the food was fantastic!
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband and I were staying downtown for a conference. We chose 89 for the convenience of the location but were pleasantly surprised by the excellent dining experience. The scallops were outstanding and the filet was done to perfection. We have added 89 to our "must visit" list of downtown restaurants in Columbus!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Plate I Ever Ordered
I firmly believe without exaggeration that the dinner I ordered was quite possibly the best plate of food I have ever ordered in a restaurant. It was saki marinated sea bass with shrimp dumplings. I ordered it on the recommendation of the waitress, I was going to get something else, but I'm glad I didn't. Very very terrific dinner.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Stopped in after football
Stopped in after football game, Open Table reservation made it easy. Friendly attentive staff. House wine list very good. Food choices were varied and tasty.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time to Columbus, Ohio will be remembered because of the great time at this restaurant
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find. Entire experience was incredible....chorizo scallops best scallop dish I've ever bad, server Bridget knowledgeable and perfect table side manner, manager Adrian as gracious as the come. Can't wait to go back!!
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had never heard of this restaurant before and we went on a whim when I had family in town and it was awesome!
Great menu, awesome drinks and the service is excellent!
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had wonderful food & service. The presentation of the dishes was beautiful.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful dinner with many interesting choices. Waiter accommodated special needs with grace and outstanding customer service for which we were very grateful.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been there several times.
We've been there several times. The scallops are always outstanding.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice night out
Enjoyed the lighting, brickwork, food, guitarist Friday eve. Good food. Only downside was that background noise in restaurant made it very hard to hear either musician or to converse during dinner. Just across street from Convention Center, Drury, and Hyatt.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Great Service
Wonderful dining experience. My wife and I were in town for a concert and LOVE seafood so luckily we found this excellent restaurant. If I lived in Columbus, 89 Fish and Grill would be a regular dining spot for us.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Holl was our server and she was exceptional. We travel to Columbus for business and will definitely be back!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time at
This was our first time at 89 Fish & Grill. Our server, Steve, was amazing and provided exceptional service. Everyone was so attentive and friendly that we felt like VIPs which exceeded our expectations. Beginning with cocktails, the "Warehouse Old Fashioned" and the "L'Abeille", were made to perfection. The Oysters Rockafeller was the best I've ever had, followed by a delicious bosc pear salad. Our entree choices - the salmon and a filet mignon were delightful. Our server's recommendation for the perfect pairing of wine was spot-on. To conclude this most enjoyable dining experience, we selected the pumpkin canolli and a chocolate layered torte for dessert. Everything on the menu looked so good that we will definitely returnfor more.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM