Fado Pub & Kitchen

4.5
52 reviews
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$30 and under
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European
Welcome to Fado Pub and Kitchen, located in the new Bridge Park District!

We combine the fun, energy and connection of an Irish pub with a kitchen that passionately serves fresh, accessible, European-inspired food. We source local ingredients when we can and we are owned and operated locally. And you can count on craft-made cocktails, a menu of 50 + bottles of wine as well as a full selection of local and European draught beer.

We are open and ready to serve! If you are unable to make an Open Table reservation, please come on in or give us a call 614-408-1500.
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Columbus
56 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our group made the mistake of planning our lunch on the same day as two large groups, who took over all of the low tables in two dining rooms. They should have brought in more wait staff, as we often waited quite a while for our very busy waitress to get back to us. Even the bartender was serving food. I was glad when they turned off the music (probably for one of the groups that had a presentation), as it was too loud to carry on a conversation without raising our voices.

The food was absolutely fantastic. My harvest beet salad was one of the best salads I've ever eaten. The other ladies enjoyed avocado toast or soup & salad plates. The Guinness beef & vegetable soup had a kick to it, as did the avocado toast, according to my friends. The decor was nice, and we plan to return. We just hope it's not such a busy day for the staff. In that case, I will rate the restaurant with 5 stars.

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B
Columbus
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was very nice. The fish and chips are delicious. Love the batter on the fish and the chips were real potatoes. Yummy!
Only complaint is no Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc by the glass. Had to buy a half bottle. Too much for one person.
Other than that... a very pleasant experience!

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LW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I thought it was a perfect irish-style pub. Only downside is that it's next to a cigar shop so it smells heavily of tobacco upon entering.

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Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fun atmosphere.

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GS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Was t very busy and had to wait on ordering drinks for quite awhile

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

I had reservations for 545 and when I got there I was seated promptly. There was a Celtic music group that was playing that I wanted to see. My table was directly across from where they were playing which was ideal. It took a while for our server to notice that we were there but once she realize that we had not been waited on, she was more attentive. Our table ordered several hors d’oeuvres and later ordered shepherds pie, which was good but not great.

Our group truly enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant. I definitely would go back should the opportunity arise.

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c
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very good server, she did great with our food and drinks while we watched the Columbus Crew match.

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T
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, excellent location, service was very good. Parking is close, short walk to Fados. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The seasonal special, Guinness Beef Stew over Concannon Mashed potatoes was not special. It was beef gravy over mashed potatoes.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A nice addition to the Bridge Park area of Dublin. Our server Laura has waited on me several times and has always provided excellent service. One of my favorite places to go for lunch. Interested in how lunch compares to dinner.

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Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This place was good! Not very good. Not excellent. Just good. Average for what you should expect to pay for this price. Location I give a 4 star and free parking and walk 5 stars. I ordered a few apps for a business meeting. They were ok. Had the burger. Again it was also ok. Imagine going to Cheesecake Factory level of food. Except the cocktails and adult beverages here had much more to offer than the typical chain restaurants.

Overall an average experience with average food! Would I come here again? Sure it’s like a better choice than gross fast food. But not to show off Dublin or Columbus. It’s just a normal chain experience.

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H
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! I highly recommend the goat cheese balls and the salmon bites for appetizers. The lamb burger is to die for. Overall, everything on the menu looks delicious. If you're a drinker, they make the best Manhattans!
As far as the service goes, the waiter was very attentive and friendly. The food came out in a very reasonable time-frame.
I love the decor and ambiance of the restaurant. It's a bit noisy due to the high ceilings. But don't let that deter you. It is definitely worth the visit!

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B
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is always fantastic. An incredible management team!!

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D
Columbus
54 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Server was attentive and very friendly. Food is creative and excellent!

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KW
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super great variety! Should be something for everyone in the family.

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Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Tried Fado for the first time this weekend. The food was good but nothing spectacular. One portion of our food was cold and totally forgot part of our order. Our server was very nice. Liked the atmosphere of the restaurant.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Will be back in the evening to enjoy the extensive whiskey list.

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J
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The first time we dined here we ordered the fish and chips lunch size portion. It was a large piece of cod and was delicious. We have been here three times since and each time the fish portion gets smaller. This weeks portion was ridiculously small and I think our waiter heard me comment to our dinner companions about it. Probably will think twice before we fine here again.

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AP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our first visit
Will bring family and friends next time
Recommend Fado

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

All good except music just a bit too loins to allow conversation

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P
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Music was very loud so it was hard talk to our friends. Lots of people so our waitress was not very attentive, but still around. We were seated in the bar area which may be why music so loud. Great food and drink options

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JC
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took my wife for Valentines Day. Food was good.

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Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for Valentines Day. Out server, Natasha, was wonderful.

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Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Look like Fadó Pub & Kitchen is another terrific addition to the Bridge Park District. Menu was simple and straightforward. Ambiance was pleasantly airy and open.

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c
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Service wasn’t great. Super slow.

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LH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great decor, food, service, and food!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was flexible - A few of us arrived early & had a drink at the bar before being seated at our reserved table. The atmosphere was relaxed & the food was excellent

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was very personable and attentive.

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TW
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks were awesome, traditional irish fare

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P
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our group dwindled to 5 with 2 last minute cancellations. Beautiful restaurant with nice view. Quiet at lunch time which was nice so we could talk. Great price on brunch mimosas and bloody Mary's. Attentive waitstaff. Unique booklet for feedback at checkout.

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a terrific time at FADOs. The staff were attentive, checked in to let us know how long our wait would be and made sure we had everything we needed. One of our friends had never tried a Guinness before. The waitress, provided a tasting glass. Everyone's food was prepared as described and everyone at our table left clean plates. It is an open concept and we were near the bar, so it was loud where we were, but, not so loud you couldn't have a conversation at your table. All in all. Enjoyable night out, great food, great service.

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E
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, good drinks, good service. It wasn't too over the top and the dishes had their own twist was but we're all still classic dishes. The interior of the space was gorgeous, it got noisy after 6:00 but that was expected for a Saturday night

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JG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Noisy! Difficult to have conversation, even on a weeknight. But our waiter was great and the food was good.

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LH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Drink service was a bit slow, but overall a great experience!

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d
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad we decided to try this place. A great addition to Bridge Park. Will be back many times over.

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R
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Was pleasantly surprised. Great bar and atmosphere. Smoked salmon app was great! Will be back soon.

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LC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Service and incredible appetizers. The date on this review should be December 31st.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on on Sunday night before New Year's Eve and then headed to Zoo Lights. It was not crowded at all and we got an easy reservation via OpenTable for a party of six on a high top. Guinness BBQ wing appetizer was very good. Pub Burger was also very good.

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MM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Irish with an Upgrade!
If you're looking for an authentic European pub feel - this spot nails it! Great food, superb staff, and drinks galore. The seating options are great - from elbowing up to the bar, high-top tables near tv's or low tops with a view of the river... you just can't miss. Food was fantastic and the wine, bourbon and beer lists are totally on point for even the savviest drinker. Plenty of variety on the menu for all dietary preferences - and a few (secret) gems pulled over from the original Easton location. Can't wait to go back!

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Columbus
55 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is much better than pub food! Nice ambiance.

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