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A photo of Martini Modern Italian restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(4771)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Short North - Arena District
Booked 49 times today
Martini Modern Italian is a vibrant, high energy restaurant featuring timeless Italian techniques, innovative culinary presentations & progressive handcrafted cocktails, all in a sexy, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Located in the Short North Arts District across from the Convention Center, Martini is just minutes away from the Arena District & is open nightly for dinner.
A photo of Nada - Columbus restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2217)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary Mexican • Short North - Arena District
Booked 41 times today
Energy, creativity, and the desire for a really great taco inspired the Nada concept. Downtown Cincinnati needed a place to go, revive, and relax after the busy pace of the metropolitan work scene. Since 2007, Nada has been delighting guests with craveable twists on the classics and border-blurring dishes inspired by food from around the globe. Nada has expanded to Columbus, Indianapolis, Nashville, and their first east coast installment in North Bethesda, MD. Each location is integrated into the local community and focuses on delivering an approachable, casual Mexican experience in a beautiful space. Snag guacamole and salsa to share, and dig in to punched-up tacos, Nada is all about great food and good times with amigos.
A photo of Goodale Station at The Canopy Hilton Columbus restaurant
4.5
Awesome(721)
Price: Moderate
• American • Columbus
Booked 38 times today
Located on the rooftop of the Canopy by Hilton in Downtown Columbus. The views are spectacular with two patios furnished with fire pits and dining tables. Our menus are driven by the local bounty of Ohio and the Midwest to produce creative New American Cuisine. Executive Chef Jonathan Olson works with local farmers to bring beauty and creativity into the kitchen. The innovation doesn't stop with the culinary program! Our knowledgeable and experienced bartenders are driven to create unique signature cocktails as well as staying true to the classics. Our goal is to create bold and flavorful dishes that rotate throughout the seasons as well as a curated cocktail menu. We highly recommend making reservations to ensure your experience is superb.
A photo of FYR Short North restaurant
4.5
Awesome(627)
Price: Moderate
• Unspecified • Columbus
Booked 31 times today
FYR represents the metaphorical hearth of downtown Columbus with the centerpiece of the kitchen being a wood-fired grill led by renowned Argentine chef, Sebastian La Rocca. Located within Hilton Columbus Downtown, the use of fire & smoke is incorporated into every dish to bring the historical ritual of cooking over an open flame tableside. FYR is a stronghold of culinary passion - a gathering place that honors the emotional, mental and spiritual nature of flame and food.
A photo of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Columbus restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(4727)
Price: Very Expensive
• Steakhouse • Short North - Arena District
Booked 61 times today
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.
A photo of Stories on High restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(336)
Price: Very Expensive
• Tapas / Small Plates • Columbus
Booked 18 times today
Stories on High is an age restricted venue. 21+ for entry.The tallest rooftop bar in Columbus, Stories on High towers 28 stories over High Street, providing panoramic views of downtown Columbus – ideal for date night! This upscale rooftop lounge provides contemporary and classic interpretations of cocktails & small plates led by Executive Chef Sebastian LaRocca. While reservations are encouraged, guests are welcome to walk in to experience seating in our bar area as well as our beautiful terraces, weather permitting.
A photo of Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus restaurant
4.5
Awesome(106)
Price: Moderate
• Gastro Pub • Columbus
Booked 20 times today
Elevator has been open at 161 North High Street for over twenty years but did you know that the building has played host to great food and cold drinks since it was finished in 1897? Today, we uphold the history and craftsmanship of the space reflected in our fresh, seasonal menu and our expansive beverage program, which includes not only beers brewed on-site but in house made draft cocktails and sodas.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Columbus restaurant
4.0
Excellent(1105)
Price: Very Expensive
• Steakhouse • Columbus
Booked 34 times today
Now Open: We look forward to serving you soon.Ruth's Chris Steak House in Columbus, OH serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
A photo of Buca di Beppo - Columbus restaurant
3.4
Very Good(1680)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Columbus
Booked 22 times today
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Columbus, OH then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. Every day for lunch and dinner, your Columbus, OH Buca is serving up hundreds of mouthwatering Italian dishes.
A photo of The Guild House - Columbus restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3700)
Price: Expensive
• American • Columbus
Booked 52 times today
The Guild House is an artisan eatery featuring creative American cuisine available for dinner. We proudly source locally grown ingredients whenever possible. Our chefs collaborate to create seasonal offerings that are regionally and globally inspired, all with artistic technique in an energetic and inviting space. Our wine list includes wines from around the world that are diverse and carefully selected, and our bar chefs craft fresh squeezed juices and spirits with skillful passion. Repurposed wood, local art and contemporary accents lend to The Guild House’s cosmopolitan character – suitable for revelry or relaxation.

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  • DrWorldWide
    Dallas - Fort Worth •9 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    During my visit to Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, I was thoroughly impressed by the exceptional service and the cool speakeasy ambiance that added a unique touch to the dining experience. The seafood was notably fresh, and the menu boasted a wide selection of prime cuts and superb sides. Each dish was prepared to perfection, showcasing their culinary prowess. The vast wine list was equally impressive, offering the perfect pairing options for every course. Jeff Ruby's is a standout choice for anyone seeking a premier steakhouse experience with a distinctive flair.
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    Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - ColumbusPrice: Very Expensive• Steakhouse• Short North - Arena District
    4.9
  • Rogervip
    Cleveland / Akron / Canton •54 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    A great spot for a pre concert meal before the show at Nationwide arena.
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    Goodale Station at The Canopy Hilton ColumbusPrice: Moderate• American• Columbus
    4.5
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    Cleveland / Akron / Canton •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 6 days ago
    We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and wanted a special experience. We definitely picked the right place. The entire experience from the surroundings to the service to the drinks were amazing. But the food was beyond amazing. We each ordered dishes that had foods that we were familiar with but each was prepared in a styles we had never had before. We were blown away by the new palate pleasing adventure that we found. And to top it off, Chef LaRocca stopped by our table and we had the chance to tell him personally how amazing our experience was. Already planning our next trip back.
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    FYR Short NorthPrice: Moderate• undefined• Columbus
    4.5
  • MaryEvip
    Columbus •40 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 7 days ago
    Chips here are always so amazing. Had El Jefe fajitas and split them with my mom. Steak, chicken, and shrimp were all really yummy. They were nice and made my mom a great blueberry nojito.
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    Nada - ColumbusPrice: Moderate• Contemporary Mexican• Short North - Arena District
    4.5
  • npadovanovip
    Columbus •15 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on Apr 16, 2024
    Our favorite restaurant before the Blue Jackets games. One of the best steaks in town. The best thing about Martini is the team of people that work there, whether it be the bartenders, or servers. We really appreciate them and how hard they work to take care of us when we are there. Never a bad experience!!
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    Martini Modern ItalianPrice: Expensive• Italian• Short North - Arena District
    4.8
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