Columbus Tap

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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub

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Great Beer
Columbus Tap features a less than typical beer tasting experience of Midwestern influenced gastro-fare that pairs perfectly with local craft beers. From boozy brunch to after-work brews, there's always a good time to be had at Columbus Tap.

Specials

$5 Drafts Pours of Columbus Tap Ale

Enjoy our signature Columbus Tap Ale for only $5 during our daily Happy Hour from 3-5PM.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 19, 2019

Ends: September 20, 2118

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-5:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

This Thankgiving, be thankful for not having to cook. Bring the family to Columbus Tap for our spin on turkey and potatoes.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Give the gift of not having to cook! Celebrate with Columbus Tap's special holiday menu.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Give the gift of not having to cook! Celebrate with Columbus Tap's special holiday menu.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 136 People Are Saying
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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

No cheeseburger is worth $24! Just way too expensive for mediocre bar food.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good.

SA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I'm here all the time with clients. I appreciate being recognized and the smiles. I am clearly happy ... I go there all the time.

WJ
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

An underwhelming experience as we expected better having been to other fairmont hotels. No one to greet us when we arrived, place was nearly empty, food took a long time and. An apology was given for the delay. Disappointing really.

MG
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good meeting place for discussion with clients etc.

Columbus Tap
Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi MGeatgood, Thank you for reviewing your recent meal at Columbus Tap. I am happy to hear our restaurant was the perfect setting to entertain clients. Don't forget to come back for our daily happy hour! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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g
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A $24 burger? Ridiculous. I will NOT return. Nice vibe and good service and convenient for my Michigan Avenue clients, but...

Columbus Tap
Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi glenviewboy, Thank you for leaving an OpenTable review. At Columbus Tap, we're quite picky. We only include the freshest seasonal and local ingredients in our dishes, the premium ingredients do drive up our price point. I hope you can return to enjoy one of our happy hour specials, daily from 4:30-6:30! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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JW
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Wasn't sure what to expect. It is attached to the Fairmont hotel. We basically sampled the bar food. the wings were dry coated so meat was a bit dry. had the crab cake appetizer that was excellent.

Columbus Tap
Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi John, Thank you for reviewing Columbus Tap on OpenTable. I am happy to hear the crab fritters were a hit, one of my personal favorites, too. I hope we can welcome you back to the Tap, John! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

Columbus Tap
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write an OpenTable review. I am happy to hear you had a good time at Columbus Tap. I hope you can join us at the Tap again soon! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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k
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

So subpar, good beer selection though. For how expensive it was, it was not worth it at ALL.

Columbus Tap
Responded on July 9, 2019

Hi Katie, Thank you for sharing a review! We may be a tap house, but we pride ourselves on our menu. We'd love to hear how your meal could have been improved! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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OT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are outstanding here, and I love the decor. I do think it’s a little pricey.

Columbus Tap
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for reviewing Columbus Tap! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and the vibe at the Tap. Check out our daily happy hour for amazing deals. I hope you can join us again soon! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great and the service is excellent!

Columbus Tap
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you for rating Columbus Tap on OpenTable. I'm happy to hear you had a good time at Columbus Tap, I hope you come back for more! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sweetest and most kind staff. They always go out of their way to give me the very best service!!

Columbus Tap
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you for your review of Columbus Tap. I am happy to hear you always feel right at home at Columbus Tap. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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OT
Heidelberg
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice environment, very good service and good food. Will probably come back

Columbus Tap
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you for your endorsement of Columbus Tap, I hope we can welcome you back soon! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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LS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

A hostess sat us down, our server stopped at our table to take orders once food was delivered we did not see our server again. We sat and waited for 30 minutes after finishing our meals and drinks only to have to flag down a bus boy to get our checks.

Columbus Tap
Responded on June 10, 2019

Hi Lindsey, Thank you for sharing your feedback on OpenTable. I am sorry to hear that your meal with us was soured by slow service. I hope we get the opportunity to make it up to you in future, Lindsey! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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TM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Mediocre food, that is really expensive.

Columbus Tap
Responded on June 5, 2019

Hi TMB5224, I am sorry to hear you were not impressed with your meal at Columbus Tap. Our price-points allow us to incorporate quality seasonal and local ingredients. I would love to hear more about how your experience could have improved. Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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DM
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This place is pretty good, however, given that it is in a Fairmont Hotel, I would say the food is just okay. The service is quite good, and the staff was very accommodating (we made a reservation for 7 people at the last minute), but I would say the food was uninspired, though to be fair is is a Tap Room/Bistro and not a full-out dining room. Bottomline, this is a great place for a good beer and a nosh if you are in the neighborhood, but not a foodie place.

AL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a business lunch or if you’re staying at the Fairmont hotel.

Columbus Tap
Responded on June 5, 2019

HI ALC88, Thank you for reviewing Columbus Tap! I am happy to hear that the restaurant was the perfect setting for your business lunch. Next time, you'll have to try us out for Happy Hour! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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K
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dropped by on Mothers day and it was really quiet, the bartender was a little a miss, but the server Elizabeth more than made up for his absence. The food was delicious....we had the fish and chips and the chicken sandwich...both wonderful.

Columbus Tap
Responded on June 5, 2019

Hi Kilted1, Thank you for celebrating Mother's Day with us at Columbus Tap! I am glad that you enjoyed your meal with Elizabeth and hope to welcome you back soon! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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b
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lotsaa beers. Good service and food. Try the brunch

Columbus Tap
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hi Bruce, If there's one thing we know how to do at Columbus Tap, it's beer. I hope you can join us again for brunch soon, we're rolling out new brunch dishes this weekend! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pretzels! Delicious salads and burgers. Terrific for a business lunch. Good location and service.

Columbus Tap
Responded on June 5, 2019

Hi Sally, Thank you for your review of Columbus Tap. I am glad to hear you had an amazing meal and enjoyed our signature soft pretzel. Our menu is constantly rotating with seasonal, local ingredients. I hope you join us again soon, Sally! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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RP
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We sat for at least 15 minutes before a server approached us. The menu is heading towards bar food, so it was disappointing as to selection of sandwiches, salads, soups and entree’s. Water was never refilled

m
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gray service! We got seated right away even before our reservations. Food was amazing! A lot of vegetarian and paleo options!

OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, waitress was kind of slow but very polite :) would happily return

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent stop for lunch! The food and service was great!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good service.

KW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

The only positive thing I can say about the restaurant is that our waitress was quite lovely. The food was not good and over priced.

FP
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service with tasty food options. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and familiar with Keto. It was great to get recommendations.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

Too many mixups. Service was very slow and there were hardly any people in there.

KD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The server came to our table 20 minutes later and was extremely rude, got our drink orders wrong.

KC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waitstaff person , Elizabeth was informative , attentive and very courteous. She recommended the ribs and they were very good !

RW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good gastropub option in the heart of bad convention-hotel-food land.

Columbus Tap
Responded on January 7, 2019

Hi Rich, Thanks for reviewing us on OpenTable. You're always welcome to seek shelter from boring food in Columbus Tap, Rich! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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d
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mussels are delicious, and granddaughter thinks your fries are the best. Prompt, friendly service as well.

Columbus Tap
Responded on December 28, 2018

Hey donnac, Thank you for reviewing us on OpenTable. We are honored by your granddaughter's accolade. Hope you two can join us again soon! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Overall not an unpleasant experience but it was way too overpriced for the meal I had and amenities of the space.

Columbus Tap
Responded on December 28, 2018

Hey Steves, Thanks for sharing your feedback on OpenTable. I'm sorry to hear we didn't knock it out of the park with your stay. Our price point is a reflection of the local, seasonal ingredients we use in our dishes. I hope you can give us another shot during happy hour, we have plenty of food specials! Cheers, Abbey Hudetz Digital Marketing Manager

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B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Except for the Hostess and Bus Boy, this was an awful experience. The Server was not a nice person and service was spotty at best. Food was overcooked and dried out. Definitely overpriced. My co-worker went last week (he hadn't known I'd gone), and had the same experience.

BW
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and perfect service. My go to place in this neighborhood for business entertaining

r
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place for lunch and to watch a game just a few blocks from Millennium Park. Nice kid's menu.

o
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner was very nice. 3 course set menu was great traditional one.

t
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding cauliflower soup and pretzels with bier cheese sauce. Very nice server, although shorthanded.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Never had a chance. We showed up and they said they couldn’t honor our reservation. They said it would be at least an hour wait for a table past our reservation time.

JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately one of the worst lunch experiences ever in Chicago. The fairmont is a nice hotel so I thought this would be a great option. We had a reservation, but never saw a waitress for 20 minutes. Took 35 minutes to place a food order. Waitress never refilled drinks. As we drank water waiting, I did ask if there was a problem. Nobody seemed concerned... one hour and 15 minutes our food came, we would have walked out, but did not have time to walk somewhere else. This entire time, not a single employee checked on us, refilled coffee, or even smiled??? We were not the only miserable ones there.
The food was disgusting and two burgers were inedible! Fries were old and stale, and two burgers were completely raw. I did not saw rare, they were totally pastey cold raw meet which looked squirted out of a tube. I was thrilled I did not take a bite because I probably would have puked.
The other burgers and a couple salads were average, absolutely not worth the wait with higher price ranges!
The manager was nice and upset with everything, she cut the cost. I would have rather paid full and actually been able to eat:(
Two hours, drank water, horrible service, and ended up eating over cooked potato chips on the plate next to my raw slimy burger.

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