Fado Pub & Kitchen

4.5
371 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 371 people are saying
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4.6
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPattyK
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Fitz
Columbus
5 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
3 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 .

KB
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
34 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
33 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
24 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
65 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding!!

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vipKLKG
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The shrimp appetizer is a favorite.

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RobertK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Service was excellent! Noise level was off the charts. Best to sit outside if you want to have a conversation.

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Mollie
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is great at Fado and the band was amazing!

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vipJeffreyS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here with a mentor of mine from Akron. They have a great beer and The best Irish Breakfast in the World. The service is good too.

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MarianneL
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were expecting a few more Irish dishes on the menu, but otherwise our dinner and drinks were good. Our waitress was top-notch. I will return again. Thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The only thing that was strange was our server went missing after she took our drink order. Then another person took over after I had to wave someone down.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and came out in a timely manner! Try the Roasted Beet Hummus. Presentation and taste was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love this place but I have had one of their entree salads the last 2 times with chicken... basically there is not a whole lot of all of it... expensive for what you get. I get how restaurants have suffered but it was like a side salad practically. Still love the place but will order something more for the money which usually means a breaded sandwich or pasta uhg.

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MS11
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

great location -- we were greeted and seated quickly. We went on a Wednesday and they had a live band that showed up around 8pm, but it made it pretty loud. Otherwise great place.

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vipRobert
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service even with the kitchen backed up. The food was fantastic and our waiter was spot on!

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clwalker8
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of people who always go to Fado’s to watch the United States National Soccer Teams matches. The food, atmosphere and service they provide us for each match is top notch! I would never go anywhere else to watch our National Teams play.

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erob43017
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great musician and ambiance was terrific. My pork chop was slightly dry, but overall, we enjoyed ourselves.

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LLS214
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! The food was fresh and every bite was delicious. Good cocktails, too!

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vipMelh
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant. Enjoyed the atmosphere. The eggs benedict and breakfast potatoes were very good. I really enjoyed the cold brew coffee with a splash of cream.

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AlexandraS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, the food was amazing! Great happy hour

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LeslieF
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were six of us (my mom, aunt, cousin and adult kids)!who had lunch at BridgePark on a Friday afternoon. We needed a restaurant with vegan and heathy options. The food was fresh and delicious and we had a wonderful waitress too. We will definitely return. Thank you!

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vipKLKG
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything our party of 4 had was delicious! Steaks, shrimp appetizers, soup, and salad. Sat in the open air room which was lovely. Definitely will be back.

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NicoleB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fado was wonderful! We had a lovely Mother’s Day lunch, the cocktails were tasty, food was delicious, and our server, Ellis, was terrific! I would definitely go back again.

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KyleC
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goat cheese appetizer is AMAZING!!

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FaNOomfglol
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The cocktails were great. The half chicken was nearly impossoble to eat wothout tearing it apart like a savage. I was on a date and that was not going to happen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were only here for about 10 minutes, seated at a hightop table right outside the bathroom door. Our waiter only stopped at the table once, to deliver water, but there were people going in and out of the bathrooms and a number of kids just sort of hanging right behind our chairs waiting for their parents to come out. They weren’t very crowded, so we asked to be moved to another table and the hostess refused, saying “that is the table you reserved.” The food looked great but we didn’t even get to order. We left.

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Fado Pub & Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 371 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.