Best American Restaurants in Columbus

The Whitney HouseThe Whitney House
(1345)
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American | Worthington, Columbus
Service BarService Bar
(223)
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American | Short North - Arena District, Columbus
Hudson 29 - Upper ArlingtonHudson 29 - Upper Arlington
(1832)
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American | Upper Arlington, Columbus
Forno Kitchen and BarForno Kitchen and Bar
(1064)
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American | Short North - Arena District, Columbus
The Barn at Rocky Fork CreekThe Barn at Rocky Fork Creek
(2685)
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American | Gahanna, Columbus
The Guild House - ColumbusThe Guild House - Columbus
(1560)
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American | Columbus, Columbus
The Eagle Short NorthThe Eagle Short North
(185)
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American | Short North - Arena District, Columbus
The Rossi Bar & KitchenThe Rossi Bar & Kitchen
(77)
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American | Columbus, Columbus
Hudson 29 - New AlbanyHudson 29 - New Albany
(947)
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American | New Albany, Columbus
Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - GrandviewCap City Fine Diner & Bar - Grandview
(3842)
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American | Grandview Heights, Columbus
Polaris GrillPolaris Grill
(2297)
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American | Polaris, Columbus
Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - GahannaCap City Fine Diner & Bar - Gahanna
(1887)
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American | Gahanna, Columbus
Hubbard GrilleHubbard Grille
(622)
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American | Columbus, Columbus

Best Italian Restaurants in Columbus

Martini Modern ItalianMartini Modern Italian
(2762)
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Italian | Short North - Arena District, Columbus
Marcella'sMarcella's
(3710)
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Italian | Short North - Arena District, Columbus
VittoriaVittoria
(1595)
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Italian | Powell, Columbus
Nicola Restaurant and BarNicola Restaurant and Bar
(860)
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Italian | Upper Arlington, Columbus
Z Cucina di SpiritoZ Cucina di Spirito
(1606)
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Italian | Grandview Heights, Columbus
Marcella's Italian Kitchen - PolarisMarcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris
(2476)
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Italian | Polaris, Columbus
Trattoria RomaTrattoria Roma
(868)
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Italian | Grandview Heights, Columbus
Tony's Italian RistoranteTony's Italian Ristorante
(331)
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Italian | German Village, Columbus
BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Columbus - LennoxBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Columbus - Lennox
(636)
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Italian | Columbus, Columbus
BRIO Tuscan Grille - Columbus - Polaris BrioBRIO Tuscan Grille - Columbus - Polaris Brio
(525)
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Italian | Columbus, Columbus
Giammarco'sGiammarco's
(808)
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Italian | Westerville, Columbus
Mezzo - DublinMezzo - Dublin
(1112)
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Italian | Dublin, Columbus

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La Scala Italian BistroLa Scala Italian Bistro
245 reviews
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Italian | Dublin, Columbus

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Mazza'sMazza's
229 reviews
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Italian | Columbus, Columbus

Prime rib was wonderful. The gorgonzola horseradish sauce made it. Food was hot, service was exceptional and it's always nice to see Mikes smiling face. A+ keep up the good job. More

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Comune1. Comune
25 reviews
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Vegetarian / Vegan | German Village, Columbus

A trendy spot that deserves the attention--service was warm and unpretentious, space was cozy, artsy and uncluttered, and food was delicious and creative. SUCH a good option for vegetarians, vegans, or just folks who appreciate flavorful and colorful food. More

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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar2. G. Michael's Bistro & Bar
2267 reviews
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Contemporary American | German Village, Columbus

Great restaurant for a special occasion or if you want to impress out of town guests. Daryl our waiter was super friendly without being intrusive. More

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Mitchell's Ocean Club - Easton Town Center3. Mitchell's Ocean Club - Easton Town Center
5049 reviews
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Seafood | Easton, Columbus

Wonderful meal, and terrific service. The menu had something for everyone in our group, would highly recommend it. More

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The Market Italian Village4. The Market Italian Village
8 reviews
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Market Cuisine | Short North - Arena District, Columbus

Excellent service from our server, Clinton. Enjoyed talking to him about the various wines offered and for sale. He was very helpful and took his time showing us different selections. Food was delicious; enjoyed the lasagna and special of evening which was duck. We each had an appetizer, you only get one for the price. They were very good but I thought slightly overpriced for one serving. Will definitely go back. This is going to become one of our “go to” places. Next time want to go for brunch. This place is a little gem, would recommend go early or make reservations as it fills up quickly. More

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The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro5. The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro
3290 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Upper Arlington, Columbus

My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and had a great time and experience. The food was very good and the service was top notch. The attention to detail is second to none. More

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Bexley Premier RestaurantBexley Premier Restaurant
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American | Bexley, Columbus

Committed to excellence and innovation, Bexley Premier restaurant is an unforgettable dining experience combining refined cuisine, an extensive wine list and gracious hospitality. Located in Columbus Ohio, we present the palettes of American, Italian, French and Greek cuisines.More

ComuneComune
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Vegetarian / Vegan | German Village, Columbus

TO SHARE
Comune is built on the principle of sharing, and driven by the power of food to connect us to each other, to our community, and to the whole planet.


WE SHARE KNOWLEDGE
There’s magic to food. But there’s also science, history and geography. We believe sharing a bit of your dish’s backstory makes the flavor more meaningful and memorable.


WE SHARE MOMENTS
Coming together over a meal. Trying a dish that ends up becoming your dish. Testing culinary horizons bite by bite. Every meal is a moment to savor, celebrate, and share.


WE SHARE FRIENDSHIP
We’re here to mean something to one other, and at our best when we’re sharing each other’s company and living life a little better.

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Red Lobster - Columbus - Dublin-Granville Rd.Red Lobster - Columbus - Dublin-Granville Rd.
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Seafood | Columbus, Columbus

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

The 94th Aero Squadron - ColumbusThe 94th Aero Squadron - Columbus
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Steak | Columbus, Columbus

The 94th Aero Squadron is located between the runways of the Port Columbus Airport and offers a dramatic view of the arriving and departing air traffic. The old country 1917 French Farmhouse is full of military memorabilia and aviation relics depicting the times of the WWI and WWII era. The interior of the restaurant is cozy and romantic with huge stone fireplaces, wood paneling, and beamed ceilings. The themed restaurant has been a tradition in central Ohio for nearly 40 years. Enjoy an award-winning dining experience featuring the best in prime rib, steaks, fresh seafood, pasta and chicken specialties. ​More

Z Cucina di Spirito DublinZ Cucina di Spirito Dublin
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Italian | Dublin, Columbus

At Z Cucina di Spirito, you will enter a world of traditional and modern Italian cuisine that also moves with ease into the realm of Mediterranean flavors. The unique and comfortable bar and dining area is warm and inviting.

Z Cucina's menu offers flavorful and well seasoned small plates, salads and main courses. Truly a "scratch kitchen" as we make our own ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, sausage, breads and desserts. Our menu also includes our hand-made ravioli, tortolloni and fresh pastas. The restaurant features a full bar with specialties such as the Pera di Miele, Basil Gin Smash and the Blood Orange Margarita. Also offered is a well crafted, artisan wine list with gems from the various regions of Italy including Tuscany, Piedmont, Apulia and Veneto as well as the countries of Spain, France, Australia and the U.S.More

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.