Hubbard Grille

4.5
1080 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Hubbard Bar & Grille is a new american restaurant and event space in the heart of the Short North since 2010. Featuring fresh, local and organic meals & creative cocktails in a modern, sophisticated atmosphere. We are open for dinner 6 nights a week; closed on Mondays.

Booking a table online is fast and convenient, but if you are having difficulty finding a certain availability feel free to call us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Offers

  • $10 Fried Chicken Night

    Multiple dates available

    Tue 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Our Fried Chicken entree (normally $19) is only $10 all night!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1080 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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MsDee
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was tasty (try the jalapeño cornbread) and I was excited to try my first nonalcoholic cocktail! I look forward to going back because I didn’t have room to try the brownie blonde dessert, which is honestly what got me in the door.

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LeslieE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good but average. This restaurant is listed as “$$” but it’s more like “$$$”. The portions were large, tuna dish was excellent, macaroni and cheese was tasty but grainy, the burger was ordered medium but came medium rare and fell apart as you started to eat it. The filet of mignon was $40+ and not really worth it. The jalapeño cornbread was tasty but not spicy. You can hear all the traffic from the street inside the dining room. Server was friendly however the food came out slow. I ordered coffee, it came in a French Press and was tasty but I don’t think they know how to use a French press as my coffee cup was full of coffee grounds. I asked for cream and sugar, the coffee came out with not creamer or sugar. I asked again and creamer came out, I had to ask for sugar and that finally came out. I’m glad we went but not sure I’d go back.

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vipLauraC
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Terrific service from Jeff. Very attentive and nice. Loved our sandwiches and fries. Yum!

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Darlene
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Experience was good! Suggest not to put a bloody steak on mash potatoes not tasty!

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JacobP
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always on point with a great staff and awesome atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time celebrating my daughters birthday. The waitress was great!!

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Robbie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Had an outside table. Noise on High St was extreme. Service was sometimes slow and when they delivered the salads, they neglected to provide silverware. However the server was friendly when she did appear and asked several times if the food was good.

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vipEllisB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my niece and nephew to Hubbard Grille last night. Was very pleased with everything. I had the beet salad with shrimp and it was delicious. Terrence, our server, was attentive and very good at his job. Hubbard Grille was a perfect, cozy spot for a chilly and rainy September evening. Will definitely go back!

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Boyd
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

For the most part the experience was very positive. The server was kind and patient with my questions, we were greeted as we entered the door, and the food was DELICIOUS! We had the calamari appetizer, my husband had the pork chop entree, I had the Salmon entree, and we both ordered dessert: the crème brulee and the brownie sundae for two (which is more like for 6 people--it was massive!).

I only have three small complaints: 1) While my dessert was massive and overall delicious, one of the reasons I ordered it was because it was topped with a buckeye (one of my all time favorite treats, plus...go O-H-I-O!). Upon receiving the dessert I was informed that the buckeye was made with sunflower butter instead of peanut butter to be peanut-allergy friendly. That's great! Except the taste of sunflower butter has nothing on actual peanut butter and it just doesn't feel right to eat a buckeye in the State Capital of Ohio, home of The Ohio State Buckeye football team, that isn't made with peanut butter!!! It tasted OK, but I did not feel compelled to finish it--one bite was enough.

2) the restaurant is listed as fine dining; however, the ambience didn't feel that way. There was no dress code policy in the slightest and it was a bit loud--it felt like dining at a Cheddar's or Applebee's. But again, the food (both taste and presentation) was top-notch! So that part was not like dining at Cheddar's or Applebee's.

3) There was a wine I was interested in tasting but they were out. The server had a pocket menu of all they were out of (it was a lot). This is understandable. Except during COVID the menus appeared to be disposable, that being the case, it would have been nice for the restaurant to take the time to print off fresh menus daily that were updated accordingly. Especially for removing the chef's special entrée from the menu since the chef was not doing one during the season transition--my husband really enjoys chef specials so this was a big let down for him.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent

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vipSoulman1251
Cleveland
62 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. We enjoyed everything. Servers recommendation for apps was spot on, Brussels sprouts were wonderful. All entries top notch a d well presented. Desert selection was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would dine here again, it was pretty nice. They were just out of quite a few drink options when I visited

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vipkris
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was excellent. The ambiance was poor. We had to shout to be heard even in a booth . Noise level was something one would expect at a mid level sports bar during a game.

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vipTOMS
Toledo
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and it is was wonderful - already have plans to come back! Wonderful menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fabulous service!

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Great
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lamb chops excellent service by Robin wonderful time

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vipangele
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful, prompt, and gave us a free dessert. Haven't been there in years, but will definitely be back. The food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Great food and service. But the kitchen made our starters and entree at the same time

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chicken sandwich , fries and sangria we’re tasty

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ColumbusNewbie
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Arrived and seated promptly. Nice table. Friendly, but inattentive waiter who did not offer any menu explanations, unless specifically asked, or specials. Ordered a 12$ Non spicy margarita and white sangria. Partner like sangria. My margarita came out in a very small and small mouthed bear jar that was unpleasant to drink from with a cute skewer of very hard, inedible gummy bears. Ordered southwest dip, which was good. We both ordered the Hubbard Burger, on menu as a GF option (the reason we selected the restaurant) which actually means with no bun! Really?! Ordered it anyway knowing I’d suffer the next day. Burger came out with Huge order of fries and a pickle. Very thick and messy burger, but no server to be seen for extra napkins.
Left paying bill just shy of $100 for 3 drinks, 1 appetizer and 2 burgers.

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Rock
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

$10 chicken dinner on Tuesday is the best deal in town! Love the brussels sprouts!

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vipBoiler13
Orange County
82 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bar service was very slow but the food was awesome. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette party dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service and ambiance of the place was great. Near everything in the short north. Our food was okay. I had the fried chicken. Chicken was tender but the crust had a slight burnt taste to it. The grits were also slightly bit under cooked and the gravy needed a bit more salt. My husband had chicken and Brie sandwich and stated it was under seasoned and he had expected the checked to be fried. Overall the food was fair to good. The service and ambiance was excellent.

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professionalfoodie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good overall. The short rib/shrimp appetizer was a little lackluster. Just didn’t sit right. But our entrees were tasty and our server was kind and attentive. Cool spot and good vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is easily my favorite restaurant in Columbus. Affordable, really nice staff, food is absolutely fantastic (ahi tuna dish, brussel sprouts, burrata app, pork chop, ravioli)! Kurt does an OUTSTANDING job with prep and delivery every single time!

Hubbard Grille
Responded on August 12, 2021

Thank you! We appreciate the compliment! Please come back and see us soon.

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Mediocre. Specialty cocktails were not very tasty. Some food items were just ok. Not an intimate place for dinner. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubbard is always a favorite for girls night! Love the Brussel sprouts & ambience.

Hubbard Grille
Responded on August 12, 2021

Fantastic! We're so glad you had a great time! See us soon.

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Nate
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time. We loved it so much, can’t wait to come back!

Hubbard Grille
Responded on August 1, 2021

We look forward to having you back!

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HalF
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue and love the patio. Chose this for restaurant week!

Hubbard Grille
Responded on August 1, 2021

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you soon.

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vipJeffR
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyed our meal. Good to be out and see people

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KaraB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The overall feel of the place was great, staff were very friendly. I didn't care for the drink that I ordered and neither of our meals were to our liking. We couldn't pinpoint what it was, but something about my sandwich was just off. While the fried chicken was good, the grits and gravy that come with it were just okay. I don't think I'd go back, but I could see why I've heard great reviews.

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RobynH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Portions were small but the service and food was great!

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vipMojoW
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Short North restaurants. It’s casual, yet has cool vibe. The service is outstanding. And the menu provides plenty of creative, delicious options, even for my vegetarian daughter. Nice portions, unlike some SN restaurants. Highly recommend the Pork Chop, but everything was good. Check it out.

Hubbard Grille
Responded on July 25, 2021

Thank you for your wonderful review! We look forward to your next visit.

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vipDonnie
Pittsburgh
376 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. My cocktail (barrel aged) was a very small pour.

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DianaB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was good, service was good. Overall a good experience.

Hubbard Grille
Responded on July 25, 2021

We appreciate the great feedback and look forward to seeing you again.

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vipToddyguard
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good and service was excellent. Only negative was that the wine list seemed minimal on options.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had hoped to sit outside but the only tables that hold six people were picnic tables against big Orange barriers.
Sat inside but once we were inside we wished we had made plans to go to a restaurant with a more fun vibe.
The appetizers were very small portions for the price.
Had a great waiter.

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vipTomL
Columbus
41 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always outstanding..

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vipPA20001
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Randi, our server was beyond great. Full service for sure. Great food. Wonderful recommendations on drinks and entrees. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hubbard Grille using the Order Online button. Hubbard Grille also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Hubbard Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 291-5000.

Hubbard Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 1080 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.