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Best American Restaurants in Short North - Arena District


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A photo of Forno Kitchen and Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Short North - Arena District
Booked 98 times today
Forno Kitchen and Bar is renowned for its outstanding American cuisine, a fact echoed by many of the restaurant's reviews. Diners acclaim not only the food, but also the ambiance and service, with one customer admitting, "The food was amazing and our waiter was great!" Others rave about the pesto pizza and homemade pecan pie, which is reportedly baked by the owner herself. Known as the "best brunch in Columbus," Forno Kitchen and Bar demonstrates its culinary excellence repeatedly with dishes like the breakfast sandwich and chicken and waffles. This well-loved eatery, beloved for its relaxed yet classy atmosphere and eclectic menu, certainly embodies the spirit and flavour of American cuisine.
A photo of SoCal Kitchen + Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Columbus
Booked 34 times today
Del Mar SoCal Kitchen brilliantly brings the Southern California vibe right to the heart of Ohio, serving up an authentic depiction of Californian cuisine. Customers, many of them transplanted Californians themselves, have confirmed the authenticity of its offering. As evidenced by their reviews, diners rave about their diverse menu, praising items such as the creamy Roasted Shishito Peppers, the flavorful Wagyu Beef Del Mar Burger, and the Lobster Roll packed with lobster. What’s more, the delightful ambiance, attention to detail, and impeccable service provided by the staff, particularly the servers described as personable, attentive, and knowledgeable, further elevate the dining experience. Regardless of their dietary preferences or restrictions, patrons feel accommodated and satisfied, which is a testament to the inclusiveness and versatility of Del Mar SoCal's cuisine.
A photo of The Guild House - Columbus restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Columbus
Booked 45 times today
The Guild House in Columbus, Ohio stands out as a formidable pillar of good American cuisine. According to numerous reviews, it offers an impeccable service that matches the quality of the food served. One reviewer raved about the food being "truly amazing," while another exclaimed, "this place exceeded my hopes and expectations!" The restaurant has been lauded for not just its outstanding food, but also its warm and comfortable atmosphere. Reviewers praised the restaurant's attention to detail, cleanliness, and elegant interior decor. The servers were highlighted for their professionalism and approachability. Despite the occasional lengthy wait for a drink, the consensus is that The Guild House provides an excellent dining experience that many eagerly look forward to repeating.
A photo of The Pearl - Short North restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Short North - Arena District
Booked 53 times today
Located in the heart of Columbus, The Pearl - Short North offers a superb Gastro Pub experience as reflected in its glowing reviews for exceptional service, innovative cuisine, and trendy ambiance. Customers repeatedly commend the quality and originality of their dishes, specifically mentioning the Short Ribs, Fish & Chips, Shrimp & Grits, and the array of appetizers. The Gastro Pub's atmosphere is often cited as energetic and unique, which has helped The Pearl - Short North to become a must-visit restaurant in the city. As one reviewer puts it, "There is nothing like it in the city that can touch its supreme status of culinary perfection."
A photo of Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse-Downtown Columbus restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Short North - Arena District
Booked 49 times today
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse-Downtown Columbus is highly acclaimed for their exceptional steakhouse cuisine. Customers rave consistently about the impeccable service, ambience, and most importantly, their phenomenal steak dishes. Several reviews explicitly state that it's the "Best Steakhouse in Columbus" with steak cooked "to perfection". The restaurant seems to cater to not just your regular meals, but also special occasions, with one customer mentioning a splendid birthday celebration. The staff's attention to detail and the restaurant's atmosphere both contribute to the overall experience. Reviewers commend the restaurant for their consistency in delivering top-notch food and service, elevating it as a standout steakhouse. For those looking for a memorable steak meal, Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse-Downtown Columbus is the place to go.
A photo of Hubbard Grille restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Columbus
Booked 9 times today
Hubbard Grille stands out as a prime destination for Contemporary American cuisine. Hailed for its "straightforward American cuisine" that caters to a range of dietary preferences, it wins over guests with its exceptional food quality and variety. A host of rave reviews endorse the "delicious" offerings, with special mentions going to the shrimp linguine, ravioli, tuna, Chilean sea bass, and filet mignon. The restaurant also boasts an extensive beverage menu, featuring expertly crafted cocktails, a commendable selection of wines, and diverse beer options. Beyond the food and drinks, Hubbard Grille earns praise for its "super friendly" and "attentive" staff, "cool ambiance," and "comfortable and well-decorated" interiors, making it a favorite among both locals and visitors.
A photo of The Eagle Short North restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Short North - Arena District
Booked 9 times today
The Eagle Short North is a highly esteemed American cuisine restaurant in Columbus, renowned for its excellent service and top-tier dining experience. Many patrons rave about their southern style fried chicken and mac n' cheese, describing them as flavorful and soulful. The inviting ambiance complements the authenticity of the American cuisine, making it a unique culinary experience. Customers have also acclaimed the healthy options and novel creations like the cornbread croutons. The Eagle also stands out in terms of amenities, being one of the few places in Short North with its own parking lot. Overall, the Eagle Short North promises and delivers an impressive dining experience, making it a must-visit for lovers of American cuisine.
A photo of The Rossi Kitchen & Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Short North - Arena District
Booked 21 times today
The Rossi Kitchen & Bar is a highly-acclaimed American cuisine spot known for its outstanding food and service. Customer testimonials frequently highlight the quality and authenticity of their dishes, from the "hands down best pizza" to the "steak tips and pasta Rossi". The unique concoctions like a honey-topped pepperoni pizza and the "death by chocolate" martinis are particularly celebrated. The ambiance and service are repeatedly praised, with patrons noting the "personable wait staff and management" and the restaurant's ability to create an "easy call for a fun night out." The Rossi's menu, despite being small, is appreciated for its specific focus on quality, promising a satisfying visit every time.
A photo of Galla Park Social restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Columbus
Booked 6 times today
Galla Park Social, located in the vibrant Short North district, proudly stands as a testament to superior American cuisine. According to customers, it offers an exceptional experience with a great atmosphere and amazing food and drinks. The reviews describe the food as "delicious," "perfect," and "outstanding," while the cocktails, especially the espresso martinis, are highly praised. The attentive, professional service enhances the dining experience; the owner personally visits tables to ensure satisfaction. It's not only a place to savor excellent American dishes but also to enjoy high energy music and good vibes. It's highly recommended by guests who promise to return, proclaiming it one of the best in the district.
A photo of Parlay Sporting Club + Kitchen restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Columbus
Booked 2 times today
Parlay Sporting Club + Kitchen is lauded for its distinct aesthetic and scrumptious food offerings, making it a standout in Sports Bar cuisine in Columbus, Ohio. Patrons praise its friendly and accommodating staff, alongside a varied array of games displayed across several televisions. The food is often mentioned as being a cut above the usual sports bar fare, with particularly commendable reviews for the burgers and Philly. It also offers a casual and inviting environment, making it a popular choice for groups. Its central location and significant positive feedback on the atmosphere make it suitable for both locals and visitors.
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