We visited this restaurant
We visited this restaurant (three of us) the first time and we were impressed. Columbus needed this place. The only minor complaint came from my wife who found the gnocchi parisienne slightly too greasy and slightly burned (but tasted good). Every other food item was superb and so was the service. We will be back repeatedly.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We ate in the bar area and
We ate in the bar area and had excellent food and great service.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved everything about this
Loved everything about this restaurant. The manager was great, took us on a tour of the hotel to see the art work. Food was great and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wine.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great dinner. Everything
We had a great dinner. Everything was great. We will be back.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
I attended the Gallerie for
I attended the Gallerie for a lunch meeting and the service was wonderful!! Our server was Noor and he really sold me on all of my selections. And I was so happy with all of those. Everyone was very attetive and took great care of us! The only thing that was a bummer was that the service took a little bit longer than we had time for at lunch.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best meals of our
One of the best meals of our lives. We have been blessed to eat in some top notch restaurants and this one ranks right at the top. Not at all what you would expect out of a hotel restaurant. Service was friendly and attentive and food was fantastic.
We're now trying to find a reason to go back to Columbus just to eat here again!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A hidden Gem
This was the first time we had been to the Gallerie Bar & Bistro and even to the Hilton Hotel downtown. We went for dinner on 4/4 to celebrate our 2 friends' birthdays and it couldn't have been nicer. We had no idea how nice this restaurant was and you did not feel like you were eating in a hotel -- you felt like you were in a high end, free standing restaurant! The experience was very nice in all ways ---- the service was outstanding, the food delicious, the atmosphere and ambiance was wonderful. It was a very nice and I think this restaurant is a hidden gem in the downtown area which needs to be advertised and promoted!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great addition to the downtown dining options! We loved our meal and appreciated the classic seasonal menu.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic new choice in Columbus.
Fantastic new choice in Columbus. A must destination.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went in before a Gallery
We went in before a Gallery Hop, and what a great experience! I had heard the mussels were good and they did not disappoint! We also tried the cheese board, scallops(awesome). Great downtown addition.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gallerie Bar & Bistro is an
Gallerie Bar & Bistro is an excellent addition to dining in the downtown Columbus area. My colleagues and I were able to enjoy an incredible lunch that was new and innovative. Everything from our drinks, appetizers, salads, and entrees were fantastic. The waitstaff is very kind and the managers do an excellent job of making sure all of their guests are satisfied and well taken care of. Gallerie Bar & Bistro is perfect for all occasions whether it is for happy hour at the bar, a business lunch, or a romantic dinner they have it all! We will definitely be returning. Thank you for an amazing lunch!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The mussels were excellent.
The mussels were excellent. I'm not a fan of the fries that are served with them.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food and incredible
Amazing food and incredible service! A beautiful, welcome addition to the Columbus restaurant scene.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Grest hotel restaurant in Columbus
The menu at Gallerie Bar and Bistro has a French flair with some creative twists provided by the executive chef Bill Glover. Overall the presentations are very appealilng and the food more than lives up to the visual appeal. The atmosphere is pleasant, given that the restaurant in is a large atrium area. The noise level is actually quite low which makes for a enjoyable experience. Food quality is high, as it must be if steak tatare is being served (excellent)as well as escargo. The deserts are quite tempting as well.
We also had breakfast at the restaurant and the buffet was quite nice. Although the choices were standard, all the food was hot with fresh cinnamon buns and coussants.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good new restaurant in
Very good new restaurant in Columbus. Do not be fooled by the "hotel restaurant" idea. This could easily stand on its own. Great menu, very good service, amazing wine list, great happy hour (bar). Food is not typical hotel fare. It is on the pricey side and I would not bring kids here. This is one of the best new places in Columbus.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a magnificent find!
This was a magnificent find! The food was excellent and reasonably priced on entrees (alcohol drinks were pricey) and the service was great. This restaurant has catapulted to the top of my list of restaurants in Columbus.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have eaten at Sage a few
We have eaten at Sage a few times and it was our first opportunity to try Bill's new venue. It is good to see his food magic made the trip down high street OK. This restaurant is a hidden gem as in Columbus (and USA for that matter) people are not yet used to eating in a hotel.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not your usual hotel restaurant!
We found the food to be excellent in both selection and taste. Menu was creative. Lovely modern environ but a touch of classical to add warmth.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a refreshing place
This is a refreshing place to have a business lunch. The food was wonderful, the staff was attentive but not disruptive but what we appreciated the most was that the noise level is very low. We could have a discussion without having to speak up or have trouble hearing.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really enjoyed the food
I really enjoyed the food and the experience. The staff went out of their way to deliver a memorable dining experience. Bistro salad was excellent and filet with pomme frites was outstanding. I would definitely go back again. This is really much more than just a hotel restaurant.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding!
The food was outstanding! My husband and I are adventurous eaters and this place has a variety of unique choices. It is an open location within the Hilton, which we loved! We are already planning our return to Gallerie!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food. nothing new.
Columbus has been waiting for another high-end restaurant with French cuisine. The menu is typical French bistro...circa fifteen years ago. We had three courses--apps, salad/mussels, entrees.
Bone marrow was yummy but slighty dry, perhaps overcooked? Foie Gras and Scallop appetizer is decadent but practically an amuse bouche. The Mussels Marniere were perfect. The spinach salad was bitter and overdressed. The ribeye was fatty, but expectedly so since it was local. Duck confit was as good as I've had in popular French restaurants (Cafe Daniel Boulud Brasserie, Les Halles)
Our server was skilled yet stretched thin. Within a pricey restaurant, I expect more attention. I felt slighted upon seeing others offered an amuse bouche.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best French in Columbus
... and I've tried a few. Hard to believe this is a hotel restaurant... in COLUMBUS!
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thom and Lauren were outstanding
Thom and Lauren were outstanding servers, attentive and very knowledgable about the menu. The food was delicious and came out exceptionally perfect (for 17 diners). Cocktail selection was also an A+. I celebrated my college graduation here and couldn't imagine a better time. It was exactly what I was looking for!!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great New Restaurant
Gallarie Bar & Bistro is definitely not what you would expect for a hotel restaurant. Its food is easily on par with the best restaurants in Columbus and better than most. Chef Glover of Sage is doing a great job of bringing upscale dining to the Hilton. This is our second visit and we will be back. My wife and I shared the Foie Gras au Torchon which was incredible, but way too rich for one person. My wife had the Amish Chicken which she will definetly have again. I had a lamb special which was cooked perfectly.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day dinner celebration
Excellent meals and presentation. Outstanding taste combinations. I would go back. Great place for groups and service was excellent.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Blew our group away!
We reserved a table for 8 and when we showed up with 9, it was no problem at all. Our server was fantastic and she really impressed everyone. We had bottle after bottle of wine, numerous apps, and a variety of entres. The chef then surprised us with a custom dessert tray!
The food was fantastic - definitely try the bone marrow! Many people had steaks, and were quite happy. No one complained about any app or entre. We had coffee with dessert and by the time the night ended, it was a super quick 3.5 hours of great times.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The highlights were the apetizers
The highlights were the apetizers and the onion soup. The entrees were good, but not up to the previous dishes. The wine list was fine, but the markup was enormous!
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is wonderful
The food here is wonderful - unusual but simplistic, a rare combination. The service is extraordinary. Two of the three times I have dined here the chef came out to greet our table and spent a few minutes with us talking about the restaurant. He also made a dessert item that was not on the menu for someone in our party. The staff here goes above and beyond.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
A group of 8 of us had lunch and we all loved our choices--especially, the lobster roll. LOTS of lobster (ordered them without the fennel) and tasty bread--would recommend that the restaurant use a smaller portion of bread--maybe serve the lobster on top of a salad. Great service and very accommodating to special requests. Beautiful comtemporary setting. Friendly.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretzel/salmon was the best out of 5 entrees ordered by group. Beautiful and comfortable setting. Had been here previously for lunch which was better than dinner. Onion soup very good as were mussels.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is first rate.
The restaurant is first rate. The dedication of all the staff from the chef, who came out to greet us, to the servers, to the valets were extremely personable and attentive without being intrusive. The food was first rate and we got good advice about what to order and good wine possibilities. When making the reservation, I had asked for a quiet place so we could talk as we were dining with a friend we hadn't seen for years. They found us a perfect place. Such a large restaurant might have felt cold, but large as it is it also feels intimate. It was a wonderful evening.
I think it would also be a good choice to bring out of town job candidates. So many restaurants in the city are great, but too noisy to visit comfortably.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
From our seating to our final bite of dessert it is apparent the Chef has everything under control. Our server presented the details on every menu item and accommodated special dietary requests. This is not a typical hotel restaurant and should be considered for any occasion. The high quality, locally sourced food, is prepared and presented impeccably in five-star fashion.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good pricey food.
Restaurant is in new Hilton Hotel in Short North Neighborhood. Setting is casually elegant. Bistro salad delicious with frisée, lardons, pickled onion, poached egg in a very nice vinaigrette. It cost $11. Vegetable plate ($20) was tasty. Chicken was said to be mushy but pork chop and mussel dinners were said to be very good. Service attentive but leisurely. Overall menu had many unique items, ie, bone marrow, sweetbreads. Shared a tasty crime brûlée dessert.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect anniversary
Starting with the excellent Cosmo and Tanqueray and tonic at happy hour prices, we had a delightful evening. The view from our seat in the bar was great. Then into our plush booth - my husband had the salmon and I had the filet and lobster; both were fabulous and cooked perfectly. The staff was so friendly and everyone wished us happy anniversary. Then we watched as the chef prepared the amazing peanut butter and chocolate dessert - beautiful and so, so good! I highly recommend the Gallerie for any special occasion or a great happy hour.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I like that they source locally. I wish there was more detailed information available and an ingredient list for each dish. All tasted great!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great experience here! We were on a time schedule to get to a concert and our server made sure we had our food on time so we could make it to our event. Service and food were outstanding! Will definitely be back when we are in town.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not just for hotel guests!
Gallerie Bar & Bistro will change the way you feel about hotel restaurants! The 12-story skylight provides an openness that is unmatched by any restaurant in the downtown area. The food is superb and prepared perfectly. The waitstaff is friendly, personable and knowledgeable! I would recommend this place for out-of-towners and locals alike! A MUST try!!!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best dining experience of all times
We were treated so exceptionally well from the moment we arrived at the bar until the last second we left our table. The bartenders, waiter, chef and manager were nothing short of spectacular. Every dish that arrived at our table was astounding.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Galleries at Hilton
outstanding choice.. Excellent food quality and menu--preparation was top notch as was menu--enough variety in choices but not overwhelming. Mussels were fresh and well prepared, they could definitely be an entree, or a hearty appetizer. My wife's sweetbread appetizer (something you don't see on a lot menu's) was large and well prepared, with several sauces as accompaniments. Wine list was a bit thin and they were "out" of one of the two Sancerre choices listed by the bottle. Many wines by the glass however. Desserts were excellent as well, although the peach shortcake didn't have any fresh peaches, but the ice cream was outstanding. The chocolate and PB terrine was delicious.
Bar was lively and the cocktails well crafted
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dining experience was absolutely stellar!! The food was amazingly delicious and beautifully prepared.
Lauren provided our group with seamless service, and she was very pleasant and professional. We will definitely return!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time dining at Gallerie,
Our first time dining at Gallerie, and we will be back! Wonderful food, creative menu and delightful service - and the decor of the space is lovely
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely amazing! The head chef is known for his Ohio Chicken dish and it's to die for - literally melts in your mouth. Great choices for every course. Vast wine & cocktail selection. Food presentation is art on a plate. Ambience is very open and the sky lights above makes it feel somewhat outdoors. All staff members were very courteous and knowledgeable. Love that they use local ingredients!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great First Encounter
First time at this restaurant. Followed the chef over from Sage. Very enjoyable meal. Food was excellent. Restaurant was not real busy, but it's relatively new and inside the new Hilton. Celebrated my daughter's 22nd birthday and enjoyed being able to have dinner conversation without having to scream across the table. Great job to everyone involved!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
To start Jordan was our server and didn't miss a beat. He was attentive but not overly, and personable. He featured a few notable items on the menu without sounding like a lecture or rushed. I was entertaining potential clients and noted it on my open table reservation. The experience Jordoan provided was truly that - an experience. My soon to be clients were WOW'd! The food was exquisite - and we had lunch! I can only imagine what dinner will be like! I will be coming back for dinner very soon! Thank you Jordan and the Culinary Team at the Gallerie Bistro!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had a wonderful meal. Drinks were impeccably made, all of the food was delicious, and the service was perfect - friendly without being too too obsequious.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was absolutely amazing! A perfect dinner
11/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The all around dinning experience of this restaurant was fantastic! This is not a hotel restaurant; this is a restaurant that just happens to be in a hotel. The modern flare on French Cuisine concentrates on local products and seasonality which definitely shows in every dish. The service staff is well educated in their menu as well as the wine list which makes wine pairings a must with every course! I personally really enjoyed the classic French items available on the menu such as the sweet breads and pork bellies. Both items were superb! Needless to say we will be jumping at the next opportunity to dine at this restaurant!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simply amazing! I always enjoy the pretzel crusted salmon (huge piece of fish too) and my boyfriend had the Red Snapper Special and he couldn't stop raving about it! Delicious all around!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch at The Gallerie Bar & Bistro is fantastic. The restaurant has an inviting and modern feel to it. The food is amazing and the service friendly and prompt.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM