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De Novo

1064 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
de-NOVO, located on The Columbus Commons Park, in the heart of the Theater District, is Downtown's destination for fine food, service and drinks.
Be a part of the seductive atmosphere while enjoying a hand crafted cocktail, or a delicious bottle of wine.
Located steps away from Ohio, Capital, Southern, and Palace Theaters, our valet will be happy to keep your car while you enjoy your show.
Staying downtown? We're a block away from The Westin and two blocks from the Sheraton and Double Tree Hotels.
Serving lunch, brunch & dinner, Our chef has created an adventurous, second to none menu sure to keep you returning.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm;
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(614) 222-8830
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Bradwell
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Private party facilities
Many Private Dinning Options Contact us for Details
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Private party contact
Yavonne Sarber: (614) 907-2869
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We Cater All Events, Any Size Contact us for any info
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Cross street
Town Street
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Parking details
Offering valet, meter and garage parking.
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Public transit
The C-Bus has a stop right outside. Just look for the Restaurant neon.
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We Feature Live Entertainment Thursday Through Saturday. Seating is LIMITED and We Can Not Guarantee Seating for Entertainment. Two Hour Table Limits and Hourly Minimums May Apply During Peak Hours.
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1064 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
1.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

DeNovo has CLOSED!
I only found this out by reading it in our local newspaper. I had a business reservation at the restaurant for the next day, yet heard nothing from DeNovo or Open Table.
I brought this to your attention at the time, but, apparently, no updates have been made to your database.
Annoying, folks.

vippickypalate (Columbus)
1.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

They were not open!!!!!

Fish (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The restaurant was closed
Out of businesses

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
2.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Waited over 10 minutes to be seated by hostess. It appears the hostess was also busing tables which created a long time of customers to be seated. Once seated waited over 10 minutes for the server to come to our table only to tell us she would be right with us. 5 minutes later she returned to the table. Good was good.

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Food very good. Service wonderful. Prices very reasonable.

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Had a lovely dinner after the matinee at the Ohio theatre

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We went after a theatre show. Great ambiance and friendly service. We had the Crispy Truffle Honey Fried Chicken and the Slow Braised Short Rib. The chicken was amazing, perfect temperature, great flavors all around. The short rib was a little bland however. Will come again!

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The calamari starter was amazing. The drinks were delicious. Unfortunately, the lobster Mac was cold, overpriced, seriously lacking the lobster appeal ($32 got us 8-10 small pieces) and just average tasting. The bill was also confusing and hard to read.

Mspel (Columbus)
1.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Our server was awful. We did have a party of 5 and unfortunately all parties of 5? or more add a 20% gratuity. Who ever heard of parties of 5 have to pay 20% gratuity. Our food was cold and the chicken was overcooked and dry. We asked for plates for our apps, never got them. Had to wait for our check. In all it was just a bad meal. It was obvious that he knew he didn't have to make an effort because he was guaranteed his tip!

Now I know why the restaurant is closing. Too bad because it is a beautiful building.

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Went before a broadway show. Good food, good service, perfect location for the Ohio Theater. Will be back.

FoodReview (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

De Novo was a fun place to go for a special birthday dinner. The bread pudding was amazing! On the pricier side but the food was still very good. Would go there again!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Disappointing this location and restaurant is closing January 14, 2018.

vipHungryinpowell (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

I had the salmon and it was delicious! My husband enjoyed his scallops also!

dinner (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great service - aware we were going to a show and made sure we got the check in time.
Food was unique/original and yummy.
Shared the Pork Rib Tips app (unique and great)
Shared a small Salmon plate - again cooked perfectly
We will be back - seating was inside due to winter but nice view overlooking the commons

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

I believe Desiree was our waitress. Ahe was excellent. Personable, prompt and knew the menu. Would love to go back again.

RJWandSHW (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

We made reservations for dinner before going to the Ohio theater. Food was good, service was fair. They allowed me to keep my car parked with the vallet until after the show, but as you can imagine there was a number of people who did the same thing so there was a line to get our car and only one vallet and it was very cold and the doors were locked to the restaurant. We waited a very long time to get our car. We froze!! But we survived, so overall it was convenient not to have to find parking.

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

They had several gluten-free offerings which was essential. Comfortable for our family.

Foodie2 (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice atmosphere. Would be awesome in the summer. Contemporary menu.

vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

We tried the brunch menu at De Novo. The food is very sweet--even options that should otherwise be savory. My husband ordered the brussel flatbread. The dough was a very sweet dough--as in a pastry level sweet. The menu said it would have a maple-bourbon glaze, but there wasn't one. I am wondering if this was a one time mixup as the flavor profile was just extremely odd. However, the other options we enjoyed were very good. The french toast is also very sweet as it has some bruleed sugar as a crust, but it was a tasty treat for those who have a sweet tooth. We also had the salmon salad and the crab cakes--both excellent. The decor is interesting, albeit a tad gouche, and the view over the Columbus Commons is great. Overall, the brunch was good with the exception of the flatbread.

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is always amazing! We have tried numerous items on their menu and everything is delicious and looks incredible. I definitely recommend to try the kangaroo if they have it available!