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About De Novo

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.

150 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary French

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

Cross Street:
Town Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 222-8830

Website:
http://www.denovobistro.com/

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:
We Cater All Events, Any Size Contact us for any info

Parking Details:
Offering valet, meter and garage parking.

Public Transit:
The C-Bus has a stop right outside. Just look for the Restaurant neon.

Executive Chef:
Michael Bradwell

Private Party Facilities:
Many Private Dinning Options Contact us for Details

Private Party Contact:
Yavonne Sarber: (614) 907-2869

Additional:
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

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De Novo Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (38)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for a Date (26)
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Scenic View (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Romantic (18)
Fun (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
People Watching (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Business Meals (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Casual (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Cozy (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (5)
Authentic (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined a day ago

Awesome restaurant. Great decor and excellent views of the Commons and the Christmas lights. The food was great and the Cesar salad was the best with the unique parmasan bowls. Tevin our server was the best and made our evening a night to remember. Thanks Tevin and the whole crew. Our new favorite.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I seem to get the same table and I love it! Had a lovely merlot and delectable salmon with Israeli couscous. Felt enveloped in the spectacular Commons holiday lights.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The noise level made it really difficult to have a conversation. It was the major negative of the evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were at deNOVO for a Saturday brunch with the family before we attended the Nutcracker Suite at The Ohio Theatre. The service was excellent, attentive and respectful. All the plates we ordered were excellent food presented in an attractive display. The restaurant is clean and comfortable. The decor is well done with interesting focal points amid a blend of contemporary and classic styles. We're sending family and friends gift certificates to deNOVO for the holidays.
Well done.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent, as always!

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food was excellent, but we had to wait quite a while for it! Ordered something special and it was initially messed up in the kitchen... but even after the server told us of the error, we still waited a long time! Kitchen error the last time I was there, too... but it was fixed much more quickly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. The seats by the window are a must to take in the view of the commons. Very creative menu will provide something for everyone. Decent size portions make it a good value, for the most part.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We sat alone for 20 minutes before a waiter approached us. The food was served nearly 40 minutes later. It was cold. We were not in a rush but it would have been very frustrating if we had other places to be that day.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had a wonderful Sunday Brunch before the Holiday Pops at the Ohio theater. Accommodate our request to be by the window. Friendly service and delicious food. I had read bad reviews and glad we didn't listen to them

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The decor and service were both very nice. We went for brunch, and my friend got the brussel sprout flatbread while I ordered the short rib with eggs and hash. Food was tasty and original, but I did think that the prices were a little high for the amount of food you got. Overall, would go back to try some of the other interesting breakfast items or happy hour.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had brunch for a friends birthday, everything was going great until she found a hair in her food. The waiter said “it happens” replaced her entree with another dish which came out much later than our entrees and didn’t take her replacement dish off the bill. Overall left underwhelmed.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and service. Great style , upscale . Lighteng was way too bright at the tables!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love the decor and the view of the Commons and the Holiday lights was amazing! The food was spectacular! I had the salmon and my daughter the short ribs . . both were mouth watering! Fun special drink list as well!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

They put us at a great table overlooking the Columbus Commons which had their awesome Christmas light display in full swing. It was a GREAT view. The food was delicious! The creme brulee french toast is to die for. Hubby got the chicken sandwich and fries, which was also very tasty. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this place!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fun, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The restaurant had a great atmosphere. Would recommend for that reason only. Was seated to our table and waited 10 minutes for a waiter. We actually had to flag one down. Food was adequate. Room temperature

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Enjoyed our first time at de|Novo. We will certainly be back. Great food and drinks. Highly recommend making reservations for a Friday or Saturday evening.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Best restaurant in Columbus in our opinion. And the view of the Commons beautifully decorated for the holidays is such a bonus! Thank you Michelle B for outstanding service. Can't wait to return!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Atmosphere very nice. Convenient for a theater night. Entree was Ravioli, bistro size. Expected meal to include salad and bread but neither was even offered. Shared Key Lime pie with my daughter, for dessert. Flavor was nice, texture was more like cake. Didn’t care for it. So I had 5 ravioli, couple bites of Keylime and a tasty drink and left hungry. My daughter had the Salmon entree which also was very good but also small. Our bill was over $60!!

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

My daughter and I came here for dinner before a show at the Ohio Theater. We had never been here before and were thrilled with vibe of the restaurant. The host was seating us at a large round table in the middle of the room which seemed like an odd choice of table when others were open. I commented on the xmas lights in the Columbus Commons and then he offered to seat us at a booth at the window. Not sure why that wasn't offered first, but oh well.

Our server was pleasant and asked if we were going to the show, which we were. So that should've been a clue that we were on bit of a schedule. We were seated at 5:45 and the show was at 7:30, so plenty of time for 2 people to dine. But he was a little slow on getting to us throughout the evening, and they were not busy. No worries, it all worked out.

My daughter had the Ravioli and I had the steak salad. She enjoyed her ravioli and was happy she ordered the Bistro size. She did wish it came with a side salad or bread. My steak salad was delicious except there was hardly any steak on it. Panera puts way more steak on their salad. So that was disappointing. There was only one size salad offered, and maybe they should've had a larger size because I would've ordered that.

For dessert we settled on the peanut butter pie because the carrot cake cheesecake was out as was another dessert. It was rich and dense and delicious. I guess having a small salad and Bistro size ravioli saved room for dessert.

My biggest complaint was that it was very cold in there (and that's saying something because I am always hot). It makes sense because there are so many windows and most of them are like garage doors that roll open in the warmer months. But if you go in the winter, bring a sweater.

We are looking to returning to De NOVO, especially in the summer.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was my first time going and it was amazing. The service was great from the greeter to the waiter. The waiter was very personable and sweet. The food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance was incredible. I definitely recommend this venue and I definitely will be a returning customer.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Spicy, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

After we sat for a good 10 mins and had to say something to the manager we finally got approached by a server. Very apologetic staff the food was good except the deviled eggs. Atmosphere is pretty. Booth was not the most comfortable but overall nice romantic spot for a date. I would like to try again maybe in the summer with the concerts going on outside

Tags: Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I hesitate to write this because I love this place, but something was way off Friday night. The salmon was burnt and smothered in the mustard sauce. Maybe to hide the burntness. It was ordered med rare. The lobster mac/cheese was so spicy it wasn't edible and no other flavor was present. Even the manager greed. The calamari was ok but very small portion. The decaf was very weak with no flavor at all. Dessserts, short ribs and cocktails were outstanding. I'll return in hopes it was just an off night.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great place during holiday as bicentennial park is decorated with a beautiful light display. Food was very good. I had scallops and my husband had the salmon. Our waiter wasn't the greatest. My husband ordered shrimp cocktail and he came back and said they do not have shrimp cocktail it is a shrimp cocktail. Confusing. When he gave him a large bill to break so he could give him a tip he said they don't take cash. I've never heard of a restaurant turning down cash. All in all it was a good place.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for the Thanksgiving brunch. Everybody loved the food and had a great time. The ambiance is wonderful, and would be great for lunch overlooking Columbus Commons, or a romantic dinner. The service was excellent as well. We would gladly go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

DeNovo has it all! The food is fabulous. Our waiter was attentive, efficient and gave welcomed advice on a food and wine paring. The decor glitters and sparkles. We got a table near the window and had a beautiful view of Columbus Commons. The brussels sprouts appetizer is delish!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Jenny was our server and was outstanding. Since we were going to a show nearby, she said she would have us out the door half an hour before curtain and succeeded. Two of us had the lobster mac 'n'cheese which had gotten rave patron reviews, but ours was very dry although did have a good flavor. Beer and wine selection so-so. Despite this, liked the setting and service and will go back. Great location!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fantastic service!!!! Kudos to Dominic!!!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A quick bite and drinks before a show. Service was ok until we needed our check. Waiter was MIA and we had to go to the bar to pay our checks.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We've been to DeNovo several times and have always loved it. This visit was a little disappointing. A few things to note....We got a bottle of wine, and were offered no taste of it prior to serving. Found that odd. I ordered my salad with no cucumbers or black beans, and it came with both. The server noticed me picking them out but never offered me a new salad, or a discounted bill. My fiance had kangaroo, and found it to be overcooked and a bit chewy. Overall disappointing this time, but because of past good experiences I feel it's worth another shot.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went for brunch prior to going to the theatre. Food selection was unique and fun and the food itself was excellent! Will definitely go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

First time eating here. Our waiter was phenomenal and really helpful with drink suggestions. The food was good and we appreciated the small plate options for most of the entrees. My only complaint was that our bill didn’t reflect the prices on the menu. We ordered dessert (Godiva lava cake) where the menu said $8.00 but our bill listed it at $12 and we didn’t notice until after we left. The ambience of the restaurant was amazing and I would go back for that (and the Baked Apple Mule) alone!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The only down side was our server. He was less than engaged. We asked for bread for the table three times of two different individuals and never received it.

Atmosphere was great. Food was good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I am a regular, but even with a reservation. we had to wait 15 minutes and then were asked to sit in the bar area. Once we sat down and received the waiter's attention, service and food was very good. I? guess I have to allow for everyone to have an off day.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We came in not knowing what to expect. We left with a resolution to come back as often as possible. Tevin was an amazing server and made the evening more enjoyable. The food was excellent and loved the ambience. Definitely a return visit is needed!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food, very good service, excellent atmosphere. Wonderful location for before theater dinner.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food and service was great. By the way, we loved the Michael Jackson playlist.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This place was all about the presentation, but there was little substance. The ambiance was incredible to the eye, but included greasy floors, mismatched and less than functional tables/settings, the food was described well but fell extremely flat upon eating it. Short ribs were extremely fatty, beyond any I've ever tasted and lacked flavor. The Whipped potatoes beneath it were not whipped, nor were they fully cooked or seasoned. The de Novo pasta was boring and over-cooked, with completely bland chicken on top and worthless micro-greens that didn't fit the dish, nor offer much in the way of presentation. If this place continues to put their money on the ambiance and avoids inspiration from the kitchen, it won't be around long.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a great experience at the old location (date night with hubby). Decided to invite girl friends (from out of town) to the new location. Appetizers took way long. When they came out my crab cakes weren't hot. Honestly believe someone forgot to bring them out. A very nice woman (presume the manager) stopped by our table and had more prepared. They were better but dinner was very disappointing. Menu has changed since date night and that's okay. Overall, very disappointing. Should have taken my out of town guests to Easton

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and service!!! I would and will recommend this restaraunt to family as well as friends!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The customer service stood out to me . Our waiter was always making sure we had enough to drink and gave a very good recommendation on the entree that we order. The food was delicious...everything properly cooked and great portions. A definite find for us here in Columbus and we will be returning in the future!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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