Fado Pub & Kitchen

4.6
393 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 393 people are saying
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Charlie
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The window seat was great. Food nice had breakfast tacos my mother had fish and chips. Bloody Mary’s fantastic Clean charming. Will be back thank you

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LisaF
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our son and daughter-n-law’s Rehearsal Dinner here last month. We were already Fado fans, but our experience with the Rehearsal Dinner was over the top! The staff was AMAZING, the food was perfect, and the atmosphere was exceptional. I cannot say enough good things about management to servers to bar staff - all were AWESOME! They made planning the event stress free. Would recommend Fado for any special occasion!!

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vipGeorge
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and great service. Ambiance is nice but sometimes the noise from the street because of cars is a little distracting.

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Pickworthy
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time, won't be the last. Our guests loved it as much as we. The wait staff was excellent and personable. Food and brew were outstanding. Speedy service on a busy Sat. evening.

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clwalker8
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of eight friends were there to eat, drink and watch the Men’s United States National Soccer Team in a World Cup Qualifying match. Monty having a table to watch the match, our server did a great job for us. Unfortunately I forgot her name. Everything about Fados was fantastic

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Fred
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great price. Great atmosphere. What else could you want? Perfect

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MikeP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lori waited on us - she was excellent!
We ate outside and food was great.

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vipKristenC
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outside area!

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vipThomasD
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience; food, beverages, October fest specials, owner, manager, staff. Enjoy!

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vipStilicho
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Weeknight dinner for my girlfriend and me. Terrific setting and ambiance. Very good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having brunch at Fado and it did not disappoint. Our party of 3 was well pleased with the selections and meals. Will definitely return.

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NoelleM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was wonderful and our server was wonderful. I highly recommend.

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vipStevenB
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We sat outside at a table near the street. It was loud due to the traffic on Riverside Drive.

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BarbaraR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and variety was great. The wine and the sangria were fabulous. It was wonderful eating outdoors in a very spacious courtyard. Service was very good. Would highly recommend.

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vipVickieP
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I think we definitely got a new server. Appetizer and food all came out at once? Took a very very long time to even get the food. I asked for another beverage when food arrived and asked another server at the end of our meal if he could find our server. Food spot on but really disappointed with service.

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vipAmya
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delic!

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vipJDBUCI
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service...our server did a great job in taking care of our needs.

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AmberR
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a great place for casual fare or for a nicer dinner as well. The atmosphere was great and the drinks were fantastic. The service was also excellent. Would definitely recommend here for any special occasion or just for a night out!

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SundayBruncher
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great. I had never been before and would definitely go back!

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OhioTraveler
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Was extremely noisy and they seated us in an undesirable area. They had booked a large group of 30 to 50 immediately next to us that stood all night and was loud and distracting. We did speak with the assistant General Manager and he did listen and explain some things they want to do in the future. We paid the bill first so there was no attempt to get anything for our complaint. Food was okay with the salmon being very fishy. Steak was very good. We had servers all evening walking next to us as they brought food and drinks to this group. Basically could not even talk as the group was that loud.

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LizL
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

In my opinion, I felt like the menu didn’t offer much and not very appealing. Of course the basic fish and chips was on the menu. It was a very mediocre experience for me. The service was not very good as well. In fact, she even forget about us as she got busy prepping for outside dining . We were there in the early afternoon.

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vipPattyK
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy HH but staff took good care of us especially our server Johnny

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Fitz
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our party of 4.5 arrived (and departed) from 1100am thru 315pm on Sunday. Our server, Gabby, was nimble and very friendly, allowing us the freedom to order slowly and enjoy our extended visit. We enjoyed the roasted beet hummus and smoked salmon bites as appetizers and had four different entrees for brunch, including eggs Benedict, Farmers' breakfast, Breakfast Tacos and Shakshuka. All were executed well, with excellent value for money. One of our party had to pre-order food to go and was able to order special preparation of his Reuben sandwich to ensure it would travel well and be optimal for consumption later in the day. The facilities were clean and well appointed and the overall experience was excellent. My only area of improvement would be the location and operation of the access door to service the outside patio area. The door was located in the main dining area and was not ideal for staff attempting to carry heavy trays or several lunch plates.

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DouglassH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely brunch! Great spot. Beautiful, and nice menu. Wonderful drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came with a hair but manager was nice enough to bring a new dish and comp the meal, great costumer service.

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MMOH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere, staff and service was excellent! My issue is with the overpriced drinks and food. The quality was not worth the price. I couldn't believe I paid $14 for a less than desirable Manhattan. The chicken lollipops were dry, but the sauces were good which was a plus because sauce was needed!

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Ashley
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, especially the pretzel! We went on a Monday during the day so it was very quiet which was nice. Service was great as well. We’ll definitely be back for dinner one night to see what the ambiance is like then and try more entrees!

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KeithB
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Food was top Notch
We had the Spanish Themed Menu
We shared the Paella it was very tasty.
A little different in the cooking technique than the standard.To be expected since it was only for 2.
Contained Scallops and Shrimp and Green Mussels
The chorizo Croquettes were very good
For Dessert we had the Apple Bread Pudding and Blackberry Panna Cotta.
Service was good. Maybe a little impersonal but good.
Only real complaint was no sun control on the West facing windows by the door to the outdoor dinning patio
Sun was directly in your eyes all dinner.
Table was turned sideways to minimize the issue but still a issue.
Over all a positive dining experience for a Bar First and Food Second establishment .

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit! Excellent and memorable!
Red pepper soup and blackberry pan a cotta were excellent. The surrounding area is also a draw with a suspension bridge and beauty

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress, Gabby was awesome and the food was very good

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TerraL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food could have been better. Drinks were great!!

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SherrieV
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and loved the patio!

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vipPeggy
Columbus
35 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server with John and a great meal. We were not rushed and John was very attentive.

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vipLaraB
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service & welcoming atmosphere with delicious food

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Mono
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Have been here many times before and it’s been good enough for us to come back to, in spite of a $35.00 shot of bourbon on one visit.
This visit was not good. The food was good enough but our drink and bill experience were bad enough that we plan to spend our post-COVID money elsewhere.
Ordered dirty martinis and they came out as regular. We took a sip, or two, a piece and notified the wait staff with an explanation as to why they were incorrect. Waiter brought them back as dirties apologized etc. Received our bill and each drink had a $4 dollar up-charge added to them. This was obviously unbeknownst to us until paying the bill. That to me is totally rediculous and a poor business practice. I understand a slight up charge for martinis but after a faux Pau in service and at $4 each without a heads-up warrants me not returning.

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vipKLKG
Columbus
35 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fantastic and servers are friendly! They don't mind modifications either.

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JayDubya
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service (personal service by manager as our table was by the bar). This is a noisy place--hard to balance the qualities by the need to shout to the person you are sitting by. This was at lunchtime when England-Germany soccer match was shown live on the many big TVs, but other friends have commented on the noise in more normal times. Not sure I would return.

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EmilyM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Croque Monsieur was amazing and our server, John, was attentive and kind.

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vipPamela1
Columbus
70 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and LOVE that beet hummus and fried goat cheese!

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Fado Pub & Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 393 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.