Veritas Tavern
Veritas Tavern

Veritas Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.veritastavern.com/
  • Phone: 7404174074
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joshua C Dalton
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Winter St. & Sandusky
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Veritas Tavern
At Veritas Tavern, we are committed to providing you a positively unique dining experience. Dishes are served as Small Plates in order to present you the opportunity to enjoy an assortment of our traditional and unexpected flavor combinations. While each dish stands alone, they are best consumed in succession with friends. We encourage sharing food, as it inevitably sparks conversation and community, transforming a meal into a memory. Our mission to accomplish a successful dish includes applying the use of the most classic and modern techniques. We are proud of our ingredients and strive to achieve clarity of flavor from each while purposefully choosing every plate’s elements. For us, a successful dish is not only a beautiful and delicious dish, but also one that serves as a catalyst in a journey of aesthetics, texture, and taste. Veritas Tavern does not accept requests for additions, subtractions, or substitutions. Please alert your server regarding any dietary restrictions.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Veritas Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (27)neighborhood gem (23)special occasion (14)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (9)notable wine list (6)romantic (6)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Always a treat
    Cbus22VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This was our 4th visit to Veritas and it is always new and interesting. Not only is the food exceptional but so are the drinks. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Order Everything. I mean Everything
    SBETHOHVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went with a group of 5 people and had made reservations 3+ weeks prior on a Saturday evening. After getting some previous advice on how to tackle the great choices - we ordered one of EVERYTHING. Do it. What a wonderful journey of food and the owner/staff are amazing to help guide choices and make some off the menu cocktails etc. Can't say enough good things!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Hidden Gem
    CbusForager
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Incredible menu of items make it hard not to want to try it all, but portions allow for sharing. Amazing cocktails to accompany a delectable menu. I'd highly recommend making the trip for anyone in Columbus our surrounding cities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the drive
    JpohVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The bacon risotto was unbelievable! They food reflects the care they take in preparing it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a date
    WannabeFoodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had the flatbread, feta, and cucumber for an appetizer... Was very good. Our waiter, Tristan, knew the menu and made some really good reccomendatiobs. We had the bacon small plate and the flatiron steak... We waited quite some time for them. Didn't mind because the company was good. Both meals were very good and the presentation was excellent. Our waiter offered either free dessert or shooters to offset the wait. We opted for the drink and it was out of this world. Overall, if you aren't in a hurry.. This small gem is the bomb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very special treat!
    gmamax2
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We've been reading reviews of this place and decided to give it a try and what a wonderful find it is. The food is so creative, beautifully presented and really, really tasty. The cocktail menu is amazing and again quite creative. Our server was so knowledgeable about not only the food and what is in it but gave us great detail on the drinks we ordered and what they contain. Portions are small (clearly stated on the menu) but we found a shared appetizer, a small plate for each of us and a shared minimalist dessert was quite satisfying. What a treasure to find in such an unpretentious setting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thoughtfully Beautiful Food
    Griffeygal
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Amazing beautiful and delicious. From the cocktails to every bite of every plate, there was not a detail that was overlooked. What an amazing experience! Thank you for such a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adult Dining at it's Best
    Rosa
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We can say with confidence that the food is exceptional. The wine list is good, but their bar drinks are superior. The ambience is laid back:Servers are relaxed and knowledgeable. If you are looking for snappy or solicitous service go elsewhere. Two minor exceptions to their excellent reputation: 1) One date night we were seated next to a family with an active baby. The family did a very good job keeping the child quiet, but we had to endure glares from the grandmother. 2) Valentines Dinner:Per their reservation and confirmation, we were nicely told to be timely. Ironically, we arrived 15 mins. prior to an unprepared dining room and a stressed female bartender, but Peter took care of us and we had a wonderful time and truly great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consumable art
    Solsearcher
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    GET THE Bacon Risotto! The plating was beautiful and the flavor development was pure art. The chef openly tells diners in the menu that alterations and special orders will not be made. Based on the five dishes and two cocktails we had, asking for special alterations in preparation or presentation would seem like asking a great painter to create a masterpiece without a primary color. This was easily the most amazing food we've found in Central Ohio outside of our own kitchen in years. The space is a small but clean bar with just five raised tables for four. The dishes are "small plate" so expect a party of two to need four or five plates to be full. Service was sophisticated casual with helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Sandy
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Delicious food, perfectly prepared and plated. Small plates are very pricey (view menu on their website) . Lamb, shrimp and oysters were all delectable, with just the right amount of sauces, so as not to overwhelm the taste of the protein. We were there early evening, on a holiday, and for most of our meal, we were the only patrons, so I can not truly say what the sound level or vibrancy of the restaurant is. It is a small space, so I am guessing things would get lively. Extensive list of creative cocktails with half price happy hour. Food prepared with this precision takes time to get to the table, and some of the small plate prices are very expensive, so be aware that your bill will match your appetite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Knitlady2
    Knitlady2
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    A wonderful find - took our nearly 90 year old parents there to celebrate a birthday and all was just superb - everything we tried was delicious and our waitress was excellent at suggesting items from the menu. A perfect evening. We've travelled and eaten all over the world and this restaurant is right up there with the best we've been to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food...
    jlo1
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    And the drinks are even better. We tried several cocktails - all were delicious. The Pimm's Cup was especially refreshing on a hot summer day. The tasting menu with drink pairings was a treat, in particular the grilled oysters. A taste sensation. One word of warning: it is a very small restaurant - only 5 tables and a small bar, so reservations are essential. Service was excellent; be prepared for longish wait times since everything is prepared individually. Tristan and Nicole (?) were thoughtful and helpful waiters/bartenders.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cocktails first priority
    WineguyVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This place seemed like a bunch of college buddies that went to Next and Alinea in Chicago and said, "hey, we can do that!" The food is interesting and they are experimenting with interesting combinations, which is great. Implementation was a bit off though. Its a small plate format and we ordered 2 fish, 1 veggie and 2 meat courses. They served a meat course first then a fish and the veggie basically at the same time then the other meat and then there was a pause of 15 minutes and the last fish dish was served. The overall time for the meal was a reasonable two hours, however, there were periods where we seemed rushed and others where we seeemed to wait too long. The cocktails are awesome but again, service was a bit off.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional!
    RMLM
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Absolutely can not say enough about Veritas! The service is fantastic, the drink menu is unique and the food is exceptional!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, Unique Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Very unique, delicious plates and an entire spectrum of drink choices to pair with.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I cannot believe it is in Delaware
    ChicagovisitorVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Veritas Tavern is a very small but wonderful place and it has become one of our favorites. It focuses on shareable small plates and creative drinks. The food is adventurous and innovative, everything we have tried has been excellent. Drinks are custom-made in there is a reasonable choice of wines. Veritas has become popular so it is a little bit difficult to get in but that is a good thing, we want for it to be successful and stay in Delaware.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Time, Not Last
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This was our first time dining at Veritas and it will not be the last! Great dining experience! Starting with an outstanding drink menu, through the great list of small plates and ending with dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 18 reviews are from the Veritas Tavern reviews archive.
  • Wonderful evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Have never been disappointed at Veritas. Amazing food, fantastic staff. Always something new and different. I hope it's in Delaware for a long time to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative cooking in Delaware!
    Smiggers
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Three of us had dinner and a $37 dollar bottle of wine. The tab, including tip was $186. Yes, we had enough to eat but the small plates seemed to divide perfectly for three and after sharing six of them including a flat bread with goat cheese, our appetites were pleasantly satisfied. Highlites were the aforementioned flat bread, crab gnochi with truffles, pork belly and rissotto dishes. Forget the bread service, and stick with the flat bread/cheese. The wine list is varied with a number of interesting choices. Service slowed as the tavern filled, and this is a small place and I'm not sure what they would do with a party of 6! We'll be back and bring some foodie friends with us next time.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice place to eat.
    elway744
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We went to Veritas at the beginning of dinner service. First of all, there are only four or five tables and about twenty bar seats. Do not let this scare you away. The food was wonderful and the drinks were legendary. There were some issues with service but that did not hamper the evening. On a side note, the menu is a small plate set-up. However, with appetizers and the bread service, the entree was the perfect compliment.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the drive from Columbus!
    Dugg
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We ventured north from columbus to visit Veritas in downtown Delaware. Parking was a little bit of an issue but we eventually found a spot and had a nice, short walk to get there. We sat at the bar, enjoying the great service and conversation from the bartender Nicole. The house made cocktails were creative and delicious and the wine list is adequate and very fairly priced. The small plate, tapas style dining at Veritas is just my speed but if you are expecting a giant serving of pasta or a traditional entree this is not the place for you. The duck nuggets are a must. The scallops were good but overpriced. The raw oysters were fresh and inspired. And the crab gnocci with truffles was itself worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food but noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    The menu is small but the food was fantastic. The lighting was dim enough I could barely see the menu and I had to raise my voice to be heard over the punk-ish music. Definitely a tavern vibe rather than an intimate dinner spot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but get out your checkbook.
    rucn2020VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    First time here, very good food - small plates, yes "small plates." Halibut was about a 2 inch by 2 inch for $24 - so if you're OK with that, the food is very tasty. $110 for a shared starer and two small plates and 3 glasses of wine. Good, but many more better fine dining places in Columbus (this was Delaware!) to choose from. Will not come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always an enjoyable night
    Jennifer
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Four of us went on a tuesday so Veritas wasn't as busy as it is on Fridays or Saturdays when we usually go. Everything quality takes time to prepare, but the thing that takes the most time is the decision on which of the drinks and small plates to choose. Happily at some point we will make it through the numerous and diverse drink concoctions but since everything is always changing, who knows? It is wonderful for a dinner stop or just a couple of drinks. The attention to detail is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    Wannabefoodie2
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Very good food, bartender seemed new to the restaurant, liked the atmosphere. The seats were not comfortable but still a great place for sharing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veritas shines
    particulardiner
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Veritas is a wonderful dining experience. Their food is innovative and delicious. Everything is fabulous. The cocktails are interesting and handcrafted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it's the TRUTH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    this celebrated restaurant has unexpected food, e.g., blue cheese, port wine on a chocolate biscuit--wonderful. the waiter was new to the job, and knew few answers. nice kid. lights too low, very noisy small room. delaware deserves an experimental restaurant and everyone was happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, slow and spotty service
    Chandra
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The food was as great as we had heard it was. Imaginative, well-executed, tasty dishes. Small plates could be shared. The service surprisingly poor. We waited a loong time after being seated for the waitress to show up to take our drink orders. The menu goes to the great trouble of suggesting pairing wines for each dish. Fifteen minutes after one such dish was delivered, the pairing wine we had ordered had not arrived yet - meanwhile, the dish was getting cold, so we ate it. I don't think it was the waitress's problem -- it was just poor organization. Next time, we will just order a bottle, not caring about pairing, and just enjoy it with a variety of dishes. The bottom line, though, is that the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They are doing great work here. Go!
    Fashizzle
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Unknown little place in sleepy town Delaware. Creative chefs doing great dishes with tremendous care and effort. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Food Ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Everything on the menu is amazing. Cocktails are thoughtfully made and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything hand crafted
    RigbyJames
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Server was knowledgeable and attentive; drinks were outstanding, fresh and perfectly created. Food was one great taste after another. Pork Belly was fresh, spices were just right! Halibut was probably the most simple dish, but outstanding in its own right. Risotto was extremely flavorful and cooked to perfection Small, quaint spot that we would recommend for food lovers and drink lovers alike. Not a place for a big group unless you were reserving the entire restaurant. Bar is straight across and a bit tight in space. Tables made mostly for 4 people at a time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    Rebecca007
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We have now been here twice and cannot say enough good things about it!! From the food to the drinks to the wait staff--an A+ experience from the moment you enter until you leave!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food-Nice Presentation
    OHFoodie
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We went to this unique restaurant for a special dinner and were greatly pleased. The potted blue cheese appetizer was very good. We ate 4 small courses of uniquely flavored, tapas-styled, entrees. Even though small by design they were full of flavor with excellent presentations. Peter, our waiter, was extremely knowledgeable of the food items and checked after each course to make sure we were enjoying our meal. They open for dinner at 5 pm and they only take reservations until 6 pm and have only 5 tables so plan early. The restaurant had a steady stream of diners for most of the night. Overall, it was an excellent evening, great food, and attentive staff. Highly recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new place!
    CyntVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The food here is unique, very tasty and beautifully prepared, we will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    suza
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    I have waiting a year to visit this restaurant after reading so many good reviews. We were not disappointed. Everything we tasted brought an "oh wow!" responce to the complex flavors. Don't miss the brussel sprouts if they are on the menu. I believe this may be the most innovative restaurant in central Ohio. I wish it was not so far away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.