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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in Columbus

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service in Columbus? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The Flying Pepper Cantina restaurant
4.8
4.8 (323)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
Bellefontaine
About the restaurant
We set aside tables for your last minute needs. If you do not see a reservation that fits your needs, please give us a call or come on in!

The Flying Pepper Cantina will continue to offer the popular menu that is enjoyed at the food truck and will expand their creative flavors and unique ingredients by offering additional variety, tapas, a rotating seasonal fare, and a new way to discover fine foods in a relaxed atmosphere. Humberto will stay true to his Mexican roots while introducing cuisine that offers unfamiliar and unexpected flavors in a friendly environment with fresh, local foods as the market and Ohio seasons allow. Patrons will have the opportunity to compliment these flavors with a fresh approach to tequila, local craft beer and a specialty menu of cocktails.
Top review
JoyV
Dined 2 days ago
We enjoyed a very good meal. Our service was exceptional and our wait time was very minimal.
A photo of The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1189)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Columbus
About the restaurant

Founded in 1911 as a small ice cream and candy shop in the heart of Downtown Mount Vernon, The Alcove offers the finest dining experience in Central Ohio. Our diverse menu includes steak and seafood favorites as well as our signature Prime Rib of Beef available Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings. Within feet of one-of-a-kind shops, just a block away from The Grand Hotel, across the street from The Woodward Opera House, and a few miles from Kenyon College and the Mount Vernon Nazarene University, our establishment is a great location for gathering with loved ones young, elderly, and in between. Whether you're entertaining or looking to be entertained, The Alcove is the perfect spot for you. | Join us today to experience Casual Elegance. We'll save you a seat. | Reservations and Carry-Out orders may also be made by calling us at 740.392.3076.
Top review
JacquelineTvip
Dined 1 day ago
The food is soooo good! Loved the atmosphere and the staff is impeccable. When we visit Mount Vernon again, we are definitely dining there!!!
A photo of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Columbus restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4842)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Short North - Arena District
About the restaurant
Jeff Ruby is widely considered one of the nation's preeminent restaurateurs. And, while national organizations like Zagat, Food Network, USAToday, and Wine Spectator rank his steakhouses among the best in the country - making him a celebrity in his own right, it is his total commitment to the finest food, impeccable service, and a total dining experience unlike any other that keep his loyal fans coming back year after year.


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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Delicious food! Wonderful setting for a fancy night out. The service was outstanding. Our server, Nick, was a fabulous guide for our first visit!
A photo of Pelino’s Pasta restaurant
4.7
4.7 (927)
$50 and over
Italian
Columbus
About the restaurant
Chef Vinny Pelino serves up authentic, handmade pasta dishes using local, organic, and imported Italian ingredients. You won't want to miss our fresh pasta, including our famous Cacio e Pepe served tableside in a 60lb wheel of Pecorino Romano DOP cheese! With a monthly changing chef’s tasting menu, there is always something new to enjoy!
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Chris
Dined 2 days ago
The food was exceptional and the service was great. They were kind and courteous as we explored the menu. When we had questions, they guided us very well to items we ended up loving. We will certainly be back!
A photo of Mitchell's Ocean Club - Easton Town Center restaurant
4.8
4.8 (9149)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Easton
About the restaurant
Mitchell’s Ocean Club is a dynamic seafood & steakhouse from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Located in Easton Town Center, a stylish retail center convenient to Port Columbus International Airport and downtown Columbus, Mitchell’s Ocean Club is a perfect choice for cocktails or dinner, any day of the week.

The menu is classic and yet there is a modern sensibility to the preparations which include lighter fare, like our signature shellfish “cobb” salad and sushi, as well as more indulgent items like our juicy steaks and decadent desserts. A destination on its own, the Mitchell’s Ocean Club lounge offers expertly prepared cocktails like our signature Cucumber Gimlet.
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Jbmbvip
Dined 2 days ago
We had an amazing dinner. I had the halibut and my husband had the filet. The food and service was outstanding. One of our favorite restaurants in Cbus.
A photo of South Village Grille restaurant
4.9
4.9 (950)
$30 and under
American
German Village
About the restaurant
If you are looking for a place in Columbus, OH where you can kick back and have good food and drinks, drop by South Village Grille. Located in the heart of the bustling neighborhood of German Village, our restaurant boasts a Modern American menu that is rooted in European cooking techniques. We offer a range of dishes that everyone can enjoy, including pizzas, steaks, and fresh oysters.

Our drink selection is among the best in the area. We have an extensive wine list that pairs well with Modern American cuisine. In addition, we offer unique and flavorful cocktails, each of which is designed with a new perspective in mind.

Visit us and taste the South Village Grille difference for yourself. Our restaurant is open every day of the week, and brunch on the weekends. We look forward to having you dine with us.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Our server was fantastic. She was so friendly and made our experience very memorable.
A photo of The Avenue - Grandview restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3749)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Grandview Heights
About the restaurant
A warm place in the heart of Grandview.

Welcome to The Avenue.

An all-occasion steak tavern that glows with sizzle and warmth. Serving fine steaks and tavern fare to family and friends in Grandview's historic Bank Block Neighborhood. Serving Dinner Nightly.

Join us for Monday Wine Night - select bottles of wine at select prices - every Monday 4p-9p! Our happy hour is Monday-Friday 4p-6p in our bar.

We now offer online ordering! Place your order for curbside pick-up at https://theavenuesteaktavern.com!

Top review
MDMMvip
Dined 4 days ago
Best service ever! Useff is the BEST!! Food was delicious as usual.
A photo of Gallo's Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1047)
$31 to $50
Creole
Upper Arlington
About the restaurant
Gallo's Kitchen & Bar features Creole and Italian cuisine. The restaurant's atmosphere is comfortable and friendly, providing a casual yet memorable dining experience. Head Chef, Tommy Gallo's culinary linage has ties to some of the best chefs of New Orleans. Offering a menu comprising of entrées, appetizers, sandwiches, soup and salads, providing fresh and flavorsome meals.

Popular dishes include Seafood Creole, The Daily Sautéed Fish, Ohio Proud Filet Mignon, Gumbo with rice, Chicken Etouffee, Pasta Russo Bolognese, Gallo's House Marinara, and Gallo's. The Daily Specials consists of creations by the restaurant's chefs. It's based on fresh fish, seasonal produce and local beef to provide customers with a unique dining experience.

Gallo's Kitchen also has a bar area known for an expansive wine list, featuring 24 glass pours and over 30 additional bottle listings. The bar also in known for craft cocktails and premium draft and bottled beers.
Top review
Stevevip
Dined 3 days ago
Nothing really to say just amazing food and service. I simply love their house (spaghetti) pasta with a meatball on the side. Keep on doing what you’re doing and I’ll continue to return.
A photo of Cento – German Village restaurant
4.7
4.7 (645)
$31 to $50
Italian
German Village
About the restaurant
A tribute to our 100th restaurant opening, Cento is an authentic, chef-driven Italian oasis. Inspired by the intimacy & culinary creativity of the finest restaurants in Italy, Cento is a warm, welcoming, & enchanting addition to German Village. Cento is a place for the entire community – a new, timeless, everyday destination where Great People Deliver Genuine Hospitality.

Our Garden Terraza is now open and available daily, weather permitting, on a first come first serve basis. Reservations booked are for tables inside the restaurant and will only be seated on the terraza upon availability.

We accept reservations up to 60 days in advance. If you cannot make your scheduled reservation, we ask that you please cancel by 12PM the day of your reservation. Cancellations outside the allowed window will be charged $25/person. Walk-ins are welcome for bar top and patio seating on a first-come basis.

Valet offered daily starting at 5PM, $12 per car
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
SO DELICIOUS. Great atmosphere and wonderful wait staff. Would 10/10 recommend for a celebratory date night or upscale family dinner!
A photo of ROOH Columbus restaurant
4.8
4.8 (888)
$31 to $50
Indian
Short North - Arena District
About the restaurant
ROOH is a progressive Indian restaurant. Meaning soul or spirit, ROOH brings the spirit of India to Columbus. Renowned Executive Chef, Sujan Sarkar blends charming, seasonal dishes that are an interpretation of customary Indian sensibilities with his use of international techniques.

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As a Courtesy to all guests, please limit your time with us to 2 hours for parties of 2-4, and 2.5 hours for parties larger than 4. We have a grace period of 15 minutes.
Top review
MyFood
Dined 6 days ago
One of the most creative restaurants we have visited. Every item from the cocktails to dessert was novel and reflect Indian flavors. The staff was welcoming and very helpful as many of the items were entirely new to us. Plan to be adventurous, as you will taste combinations you may never have tried before - for instance, goat cheese foam with ice cream. The presentation of the dishes is beautiful. We will be back as there were so many more items we want to try.
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