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Del Mar
(1117)
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Californian | Columbus
Forno Kitchen and Bar
(703)
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American | Short North - Arena District
Service Bar
(301)
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American | Short North - Arena District
The Pearl
(923)
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Gastro Pub | Short North - Arena District
The Guild House - Columbus
(563)
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American | Columbus
The Market Italian Village
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Market Cuisine | Short North - Arena District
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The Keep
The Keep
(490)
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Contemporary French / American | Columbus, Columbus

Delicious food and beautiful atmosphere. More

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The Boat House Restaurant
The Boat House Restaurant
(639)
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Seafood | Columbus, Columbus

Just wanted to thank our waiter Autumn for the great evening. More

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The 94th Aero Squadron - Columbus
The 94th Aero Squadron - Columbus
(91)
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Steak | Columbus, Columbus

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Service was excellent, food was perfect. Only issue was A/C was not working but there were fans and it wasn't too warm in dining area. Enjoyed the live entertainment after eating , The Street Players band, and met the newest family member to take over running the restaurant who was very friendly and thanked us for dining with them. Overall it was a wonderful experience. More

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1808 American Bistro
1808 American Bistro
(987)
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American | Delaware, Columbus

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As always a great dining experience. It is our go to place for special occasions. We will be back soon. More

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Mazza's
Mazza's
(379)
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Italian | Columbus, Columbus

Not a lot of good quality options in Mt Vernon when it comes to fine dining, so it’s nice to have Mazza’s as one of the best options. Bartenders are very attentive, especially for a Friday evening. Good pours in the cocktails. Warm fresh bread basket and delicious salads to start. Chicken parm was good, especially the side of fettuccine alfredo. For the sauce - every family’s recipe is different and will never be quite like our Nonna’s lol but we still enjoyed it! Only negative about the meal was the cannoli. Some people may like the flavor, but a little grainy and way too much cinnamon for us. Our server was very nice and overall, we really enjoyed our evening. Will definitely go back and recommend! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Columbus's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro
1. The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro
(3570)
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Contemporary French / American | Upper Arlington, Columbus

Great waiter and meal More

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Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Columbus
2. Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Columbus
(1190)
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Steakhouse | Short North - Arena District, Columbus

The best place for dinner that we’ve experienced in Columbus. A bit pricey, but superb. More

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South Village Grille
3. South Village Grille
(37)
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American | German Village, Columbus

I gave 4 stars for service only because I felt our wait staff was overworked. It seemed she was the only one, so had a lot to do. She was wonderful, however. More

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The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
4. The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge
(407)
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Contemporary American | Columbus, Columbus

My husband and I love to grab a dinner at the bar. Food is great, rod and sterling are witty and mix a great cocktail! You can keep your eye on sports without being overwhelmed. We wish we lived closer so we could enjoy more often. More

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Vittoria
5. Vittoria
(1805)
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Italian | Powell, Columbus

Very welcoming! Delicious food and excellent server that never missed a beat! More

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Discover Columbus

Columbus is the centerpiece of the state of Ohio and is home to The Ohio State University. The major metro area also features many great dining establishments that cater to the campus residents, visitors, and locals alike. Fine dining is available at a multitude of locations throughout town, which serve prime rib and lobster. International cuisine is also very popular in Columbus and can be ordered in the area’s authentic Thai, Chinese, Mexican, and Italian eateries. Seafood houses are also numerous and serve many varieties of fish. There is also an assortment of bar-and-grill combos located across town and in the college district, boasting unique menus and entrées for those looking for a casual contemporary dining experience in a fantastic atmosphere.

Discover Columbus

Columbus is the centerpiece of the state of Ohio and is home to The Ohio State University. The major metro area also features many great dining establishments that cater to the campus residents, visitors, and locals alike. Fine dining is available at a multitude of locations throughout town, which serve prime rib and lobster. International cuisine is also very popular in Columbus and can be ordered in the area’s authentic Thai, Chinese, Mexican, and Italian eateries. Seafood houses are also numerous and serve many varieties of fish. There is also an assortment of bar-and-grill combos located across town and in the college district, boasting unique menus and entrées for those looking for a casual contemporary dining experience in a fantastic atmosphere.