Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
510 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates

Fireproof offers friendly faces, attentive service and a carefully crafted food & cocktail menu that highlights a blend of international cuisines. Embracing a true tapas, shareable concept – Fireproof Restaurant brings a big city dining experience to the Short North Arts District. Low lighting, rich cozy textures, a superb wine list and sultry sounds all create an intimate yet chic experience meant to share with others.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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What 510 people are saying
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vipTomm
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Fireproof. Food and drinks were delicious and the vegetarian options are great! Slay we was an excellent server! We will be back again!

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JackJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars all around, service was excellent, food was on par, and overall experience was great. Will definitely return, our server made the experience that much better! Well done guys!

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JonasJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in and have a very lovely dinner. The food was fantastic, the people were awesome and fun, and the energy of the place was amazing. Cocktails were crafted masterfully, and they even have fun sparklers go out for desserts, it was my wifes birthday, so couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you!

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AshleyL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by this gem of a place from a recommendation of a friend. So happy we did! I think we might have found our new sunday funday brunch destination. Bottomless mimosas are always amazing, paired with some great brunch fare, this place is a winner! Sunday Brunch place to be!!

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CatherineG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The appetizers I had shrimp and octopus were not good. I waited for 50 minutes for my dinner and my steak was served in a to go box without the side I ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We scheduled our reservation for 9pm. The hostess said our table was not ready. We waited 30 minutes and watched multiple groups without a reservation get seated right away. When I went to check on our table, the hostess then said my reservation was not on the list. My name was at the top of the iPad. It’s disappointing because our past experiences have been totally different.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

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Phatkennii
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sangria=AMAZING, happy hour has such great deals, food was SO good & the music was *chef’s kiss*

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, not great. Service was great!

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ShantaD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great experience with a cool modern vibe.

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Fatherof5
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine's Day and it was a great choice. We were both pleasantly surprised at the ambience and the décor, it was great. We shared a nice small table where the waiter was very attentive and spot on; he knew the menu and made a fantastic wine suggestion.
The food came out quick, hot and fresh. I had the Short Rib special ( fantastic ), and the apple/mozzarella arugula salad (outstanding). She had the crab stuffed peppers, and the cauliflower; both were great.

We will be back for sure. Make this a stop for Date Night or a great first date, the music was energetic but not overbearing and the atmosphere is hip and inviting. The bar area looks very comfortable but quaint for socializing as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders were super friendly and recommended good drinks and food. Server was very nice. Food was delicious.

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Elena
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

All of the food sounded so delicious but was surprisingly bland with very little to them.

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vipDavidE
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There on Valentines Day. Service was a bit spotty. Great menu and food was good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place. First time in, server was beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great up beat experience!!!! Loved the live DJ! I felt like I was back on Nyc!

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Emily
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall a great restaurant. Good food and fun cocktails. The service was great too.

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CRISTOPHER
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an early valentines date here. The restaurant has a good vibe. The food was delicious we tried some new things our server Corrina was great we took her suggestions on food choices and we where not disappointed. Will definitely be going back again soon.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and amazing time! Decided to come out since curfew was lifted and so glad we did, will definitely return again!

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JacksonA
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a fantastic experience! My date cancelled on me unfortunately, but I still had the best time ever. They have DJ's playing some wonderful mixes, atmosphere was fun, and the food and drinks were fantastic. I had some dish called gambas ajillos and the bread and sauce were just as good as the shrimp on the dish itself! Ordered a spanish old fashioned which came out smoking, literally smoking, and presentation was awesome! The bar staff is amazing, and I would definitely love to come back, hopefully without a cancelled date!

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JordanN
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I came for an early valentines day dinner and everything was fantastic, we had steaks, salmon, some salads, and cocktails. We sat at the bar and the service was just as good as sitting table side, maybe more fun! We will return soon!! Thank you!

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Mack
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome environment, our waitress was great as well as the food and drinks!

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vipDrKLKB
Columbus
61 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining out as a group since the pandemic began and it was exceptional! The atmosphere is clean and swanky and we were all dancing in our seats to the great mix of music. Tyler, our waiter, was so much fun and now we hope to dine in his section every time we return. Our cocktails were unique and artistic with the perfect mix of alcohol and flavor. The meals were delicious and the tapas servings were perfect for our blended group of foodies and vegetarians— a little something for everyone! The cheese board, dumplings, and mushrooms were group favorites. And what a magical end to an amazing evening when our desserts arrived to the table with sparklers!! We will absolutely be back again and again!

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vipTylerB
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Super fun and great service!

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vipRachaelK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The online happy hour menu was not up to date, so majority of the items we ordered on the happy hour menu came out as full price. The server was reluctant to change the price for us even tho it was falsely advertised. It was too hear to a conversation with the person I was on date with right across from me. I will not be attending that restaurant again!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Overall had a good experience here for restaurant week! My only complaint was that it felt crowded and lacked some social distancing. I felt worried to take my mask off to eat or drink because of how close we were seated to others. I know businesses are doing all they can right now, though, and I was happy to support

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RWolfe
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try something new for Restaurant week to celebrate our anniversary. Fireproof did not disappoint! Everything thing was amazingly delicious and Macy our server was awesome. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

It was entirely too dark. We ate in the dark. We were very close to other people and just overall not the best vibe. Our server was amazing, she was the silver lining for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Evan was an awesome server!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Been wanting to try fireproof and maybe make it a regular place for awhile. Finally went for restaurant week. Server barely paid attention to us and we constantly sat with empty glasses needing refills, she had an attitude too. Pork belly and dessert was good, steak was the cheapest cut of steak I’ve ever had; extremely chewy. Panko chicken and elotes was bland, very upsetting. Will probably give it one more try, maybe was poor management and food due to restaurant week.

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DickP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining there and it was awesome!! The pork belly app. was delicious and the sangria amazing. Cant wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Restaurant week, only dish out of 6 we liked was the sorbet.

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KatherineS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great place to meet with friends or family in a comfortable atmosphere. food was ok not really flavorful, service was ok it got really busy when we got there and I understand the minimum staff (COVID). Had a great time!

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GeorgeJ
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting some friends in short north, and they recommended fireproof to us, and it was a delight. We came during restaurant week apparently and the place was busy, while practicing safe social distancing guidelines. We felt safe, and like everything was almost normal! They do a great job of making patrons feel welcome and like family. The staff is friendly and has plenty of personality, the music was being played by a DJ but wonderful mixes and very upbeat. Atmosphere was on point, and the food, wow, absolutely a treat! We had steaks, chicken, pork belly, veggie noodles, and a brussel sprout salad. We need to come back to try even more, as everything looked great! The drinks were tastefully crafted as well! Cheers to Fireproof !!! Great way to kick off the weekend!

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angelab
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week was fantastic over here, delicious food, amazing service, and great attention to detail on beverages. We'll be coming back for sure!

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OK614
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I will not be back. First, while discussing where to place/assign us the host and perceived manager appeared to have a disagreement with host ending in (being told it’s ok) “NO, it’s not”. Fast forward, all the waiters serving in my area, I could not understand why my waiter was traveling from another section. Food was normal, overpriced as always. But they have a good veggie selection and who doesn’t like vegan Thursday’s!

Skip to the middle my waiter felt comfortable enough to sit down in my booth to take my order. I could tell she was overwhelmed so I didn’t say anything as I usually would but, COVID, come on. That’s a pet peeve of mine pre-virus so in that moment I knew this was my last visit to fireproof.

Skip to end, food was off. But good enough. Ran out of check presenters but I saw some coming past my table. She could be telling truth so I let that go. Ultimately I left her a 100+% tip solely because I believe the hospitality industry is not getting the help it needs during this pandemic. But I go with my gut and my gut told me my green dollar was not appreciated last night. I could be off but, too late.

So I will move on to support another local business during these trying times.

To be fair the energy there is electric. Can’t beat it.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Dining was okay... pretty disappointed with the menu options for restaurant week. Wish they had more options for vegetarians besides ramen which I can get anywhere else. Drinks were good. The orange margarita was great but they put too much alcochol in my drink and the glass cup cracked spewing glass everywhere. Overall, okay dining experience. Would come back only for happy hour

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CandessR
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was not worth the price at all and they were very careless towards us, they served us frozen tiramisu because our waiter forgot to take it out ahead of time and she wouldn’t do anything to serve us a correct dessert she just said there’s nothing she could do and walked away as if she could care less. All of our food was barely even warm, nothing came out hot so it was probably sitting for a long time and it just felt like the waiter was more worried about all her other tables then ours because she was constantly rushing away from us when we asked for something. I probably would never come back here simply because it’s just not worth it honestly. Our drinks were good I’ll say and our salad was tasty but other than that I was very disappointed.

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vipScottH
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was fantastic.
Great flavors and presentations.
A bit pricy.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge using the Order Online button. Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 706-4425.

Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 510 OpenTable diners.

Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/fireproof/giftcards.

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.