Fado Pub & Kitchen

4.6
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247 Reviews
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$30 and under
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European
Come join us at Fado Pub and Kitchen, located in the new Bridge Park.If you don't see the table or the time you are looking for, call us at 614-408-1500.

At Fado Pub & Kitchen, we are passionate about our European-inspired dishes, our beautiful environment, and our talented and caring staff. Our menu is inspired by the great traditions of France, Italy, Spain and, of course, Ireland. Which is where we come from. While the menu is of the highest quality, it is never fancy or fussy.

We enjoy getting to know our guests and introducing them to new favorites and traditions they will love. Want an especially unique experience? Sit at our Expo table and chat with our team as they plate delicious dishes like Brick Roasted Chicken, Fish and Chips, Crispy Skin Sea Bass- or our guests choice; favorite appetizer: Fried Goat Cheese. Our bar staff will carefully build you a delicious craft cocktail or delight in helping you discover the perfect wine to pair with dinner.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CareyM
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience! Food is good, servers attentive!

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MarkG
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I were looking for something that we have never done before. Fado came up and had a restaurant week special and we thought we would give it a shot. We both ordered the schnitzel special and enjoyed every bit of it! Definitely somewhere we will come back to in the future!

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LR2020
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed everything. Server was great. Dessert to go, got home and didn't feel it was worth the $8. very small portion

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Chris
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Had reservations on a Friday, we’re seated quickly despite it being a bit busy considering Covid and the place looked nice. The waitress pretty much ignored our table most of the night though. When she finally took our order the food arrived pretty quickly and one thing (fish and chips) was pretty good but the corned beef sandwich was really bad, the bread was very dry and the beef wasn’t much better. We would have given them a chance to rectify but we basically never saw the waitress again and my wife only had one drink because we didn’t get a chance to order another. Maybe we got the worst thing on the menu but not worth trying again because the service was lacking and there are so many other good places right next door.

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RajM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food were great. Shared a bunch of apps and I had the Shepherds Pie for dinner. I really enjoyed. Spacing between table was wide and safe. Good Friday night with colleagues.

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vipSells
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this establishment, beautiful outdoor patio area! Went there for Restaurant Week and ate from that menu, which was fabulous! Server recommended a great wine. Great food & great service, will definitely return!

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vipDanO
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vibe and food! Spark up a conversation with Monty when there.

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JamesB
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was OK....but being Irish cuisine, that’s pretty good. I don’t understand not having Harp on tap...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly, plenty of social distancing/masks by both staff and patrons. Noise level was decent between diners and music. Food was outstanding. Drinks were great. A good time was had by all.

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vipPurplerose
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pretzel was large and good. Shrimp were good. Ruben was excellent. Service was excellent. Ellis was awesome. Need a reservation.

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vipBrian
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best patios in Dublin - they understand social distancing and safety too!

The bar selection is awesome, and the Bourbon might be the best list in town! Go for the must drink Weller Full Proof barrel that they have!

Super friendly, and great food most importantly.

Must Go!

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vipUamegan
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a lovely setting! Will definitely dine there again

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vipTomS
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great bourbon and whiskey recommendations. The prime rib was awesome and for a great price.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was average at best, definitely over priced.
Ambiance was good and so was the staff

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vipBrian
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class all the way! Best whiskey bar in town!

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vipColleenT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had friends in from out of town and had a fabulous waiter and great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by the GM, he’s very nice. I met him the last time I was there for dinner. Their brunch menu is awesome and has a variety to choose from. My fave is Breakfast tacos or the Farmer’s breakfast. The hostess as well as our server (John) were very friendly. Excellent customer service as always!

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vipStilicho
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a birthday dinner for a group of 4 outside on the patio in the shade. Food was very good. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Staff that I could see appeared COVID aware and compliant with the restaurant's protocols.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great waiter and the appetizers were so yummy

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vipStevenB
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Pasta Carbonara; sauce is out of sight. Generous portion of Shepherds Pie that satisfied anyone palate.

Wonderful outdoor seating.

Tasty drinks!

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu but they master what they have. They also have a great alcohol menu

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TonyW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monty and Sean were gracious hosts, as they are every time we visit. The Irish Coffee is very enjoyable, the Irish Breakfasts are the best in town, and the questions from our out-of-town friend were answered quickly. I appreciate the ability to have a relaxing completely enjoyable experience, while still feeling "socially distant" from the other clientele.

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ChrisH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Steak was decent. Not cooked medium as requested. Had a birthday - left that in the occasions comment and waiter said nothing... disappointing. Double shot of bourbon was more like a 1/2 shot.

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WellingtonWds
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these times of social distancing and worries about Covid-19, Fado does the best job I've seen yet of keeping all customers safe and happy, while serving excellent food in a great atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Food was awful. Service was good. Patio was nice. Our eggs tasted like fish

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vipTIFF
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor patio

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great. Some items a little pricey but all very well prepared and with attention to detail like the tasty glazes on vegetables. Well composed beet salad. Excellent cocktails. Excellent service! Our first visit but we definitely plan to return. Nice well spaced outdoor seating and precautions by servers. Thank you!

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WellingtonWds
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. They do social distancing correctly!

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CjS20
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The windows need some tinting or a blind when the sun is setting. Otherwise, good experience.

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RayDawg
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wait staff friendly and helpful. Keep up the good work Ian & staff!

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vipLAWH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, excellent service

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vipTanj
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I again received service from Ellis on my return visit.
He was very attentive and caring with the mask situation.
He is superb in interactions as well as a server.
The food was delightful as before.
One of my fav restaurants during covid.
I am not comfortable with most of them, kudos!

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KathleenD
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here. There were five in our party. We really enjoyed it. We got two appetizers (Bavarian pretzel and shrimp). Both were excellent. Entrees were delicious. Service was great as well. COVID protocols were observed. We definitely will be back. The only downside was the sun shining into the dining area during sunset. Blinds may be needed.

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JennaF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and the food was delicious! Loved the goat cheese balls

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KeriannM
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hostess was very upbeat and our waitress was very personable and timely. The food was excellent! Thanks again for a great date night experience at a new restaurant.

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Taymour
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food quality, and cleanines are exceptional

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!

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vipTanj
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was beyond impressed especially going out so few times due to covid 19.
Ellis was an amazing server and everyone was masked.
We will be back..

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MykaO
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Ellis was kind, considerate, and checked in with us many times. He also gave us great recommendations because we've never been there before. The food was absolutely incredible, though a bit expensive for the portion size -- but it is worth it! I also loved the ambiance of the restaurant, the professionalism of all of the staff, and the decor was very nice. My husband and I will definitely be returning!

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RaymondR
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience3

was there for happy hour and the tables had QR codes to view the menu on phones. the online menu had happy hour prices posted so we ordered cocktails and food. upon receiving our check the prices were higher than expected so we asked we let them know that the happy hour prices were no honored. it was at this time that we were told that only certain drinks had happy hour pricing. though there was no indication of this whatsoever on the online menu. the server apologized and even admitted that she should have told us this but had neglected to. no price changes were made, in fact nothing at all was done to make sure we were satisfied at all. it wasn't the pricing that was upsetting but simply how it was handled. we had no issues with paying the prices but it would have been nice to have known up front and perhaps even one drink or the appetizer comp'd to make up for the shortsightedness. used to really enjoy going here for brunch but unfortunately will not be returning due to how this situation was handled (which was not at all).

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Fado Pub & Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 247 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.