Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge

4.6
840 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.

Parties of 10 or more please call the restaurant directly: 614-706-4425

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Experiences

  • Half Off Wine Night

    Multiple dates available

    Every Tuesday Fireproof is featuring half off ALL bottles of wine and sparkling wine!

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Thu 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

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
What 840 people are saying
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vipFoodie123
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amber was fantastic. Brought a one of a kind energy to my Husband birthday!

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YoshiK
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful ambiance, and buckeyes were playing on the TVs!! Great experience !!

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JacksonN
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, and very diverse menu! Mussels, and steaks were amazing! Service was excellent!

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Alice
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Extremely disappointed in our experience. I want to be clear that our server was great and the bartenders were lovely. This is not an issue of simply not liking the flavor or a difference in tastes; we ordered the tasting menu and nearly everything we ordered was either underseasoned, overcooked, or a combination of both. The baba ghanouj was nearly flavorless. After we had to send an item back twice due to allergy concerns (which we stated very clearly when ordering as our only restrictions on the menu), we realized it wasn’t worth trying to send anything back. I understand that Saturday nights are extremely busy and that the restaurant may be impacted by staff shortages, but at this price point, the food was inexcusable. (Anthony was a gem, though.)

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YusufR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was a fabulous server - he was attentive, personable, and went out of his way to ensure that our needs and preferences were met. A server like him was a true pleasure. Coming to the food, every item was well seasoned, delicious, and worth the money for what would be expected at a solid tapas restaurant. 10 out of 10 would come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in short north, Fireproof is truly exceptional. Service is outstanding and Calvin (our waiter) did an amazing job of not just taking the orders but connecting with us beyond his job responsibilities. Well done!

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AllyK
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour specials! Will definitely come back for dinner sometime, friendly atmosphere!

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DickL
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan options on thursdays! They have an awesome vegan thursday special, ramen and vegan dumplings were wonderful!

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Paige
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Music too loud, lights too dark, food was meh, it was okay, worth it for happy hour but not normal dinner. Waitress was very nice though

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JohnnyK
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mussels and scallops were delicious! And the smoky old fashioned was smoked right in front of your eyes!

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vipSueH
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun place to go for dinner, appetizers, drinks! Great service, food, drinks and atmosphere!

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Bailey
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We went to Fireproof from the images and the star rating.

Our food came out pretty much all at one time even though we had talked about it coming in waves (we were eating real fast). We ordered 7 different things and nothing was seasoned except the meatballs and potatoes.

Don’t bother with the fish. There won’t be much of it and it certainly is not the star of the dishes.

When we were ready to leave our server was nowhere to be found. Another employee asked if we were ready for our check, we told him yes, then he disappeared. We ended up paying at the bar. BUT our server had split it to 3 tabs and then wouldn’t combine it back so our card had to be run 3 times (not that it was that big of a deal, but really? You didn’t even ask).

Won’t be going back unfortunately. Which is a bummer because it had so much potential.

Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the taking the time to stop into our establishment! Our goal is to ensure every guest has a wonderful experience and our that our food maintains a high quality and taste! I'm sorry to hear that your experience did not come to that, and I would love the opportunity to reach out and talk to you about your visit with us. If you could, please reach out to kees@fireproofcolumbusDOTcom with the best time to contact you. Thank you again for sharing your experience!

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LesleyS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, fun atmosphere, and bottomless mimosas for brunch!! WIll come backl!

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JacksonL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sunday brunch!! Spinach and goat cheese omelette was delicious, and the chorizo tostada was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Overall look of the restaurant was great, however service was inattentive, food was average, and music was too loud.

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KristinaH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tapas and cocktails.

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JoshD
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wednesday is definitely the day to go here! Place was wonderful, and Wagyu Specials every wednesday! I love steak, so i may be a little biased but great deals on all the wagyu items they have cannot be beat, wagyu dumplings, steaks, sliders, bone marrow, wagyu heaven!!

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WynonaA
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, and they even had a magician doing tableside tricks! Definitely amazing experience, food was great, service spectacular, and entertainment was perfect!

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SusanB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Good food but very bad service. Friendly but very inattentive, slow and disjointed

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DbD2
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

2/3 of dishes good not fabulous - service uneven

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TommyJ
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy saturday night, but service was still very attentive and timely. We thoroughly enjoyed our food and wine... Kayley our server was an absolute pleasure as well! Definitely would visit again next time we're in town!

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JohnnyA
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place to celebrate a buckeye win for dinner!! Love everything, great classy atmosphere, great people, and great food!

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vipfoodie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We really enjoyed the food we finally received at Fireproof.Unfortunately at the start they were out of so many items on the menu we were disappointed. The service was very slow and took such a long time to get our drinks and food came over 1 hour later. The manager came over and tried to rush things so we did appreciate his attention . Overall they need to get it together to service their customers better and plan ahead so they don’t run out of so many items on a Saturday evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anthony was an awesome server!

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TonyaC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony took great care of of us and made our dining experience just that much more enjoyable. Great food great time 🙂

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KenC
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was good, great happy hour drink prices . different verity of items on the menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The music was very loud, service was great, food was great but I felt some of the dishes were a bit pricey.

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CharlieA
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't get enough of the chargrilled octopus, best i've ever had!

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JamieA
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, people, drinks, music, everything was perfect! Kudos fireproof!

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AlyssaH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and service! Great wine specials on tuesdays as well!

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JohnC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gambas, Elote, Shishito Peppers, Wagyu Dumplings, and Grilled Octopus were great! Stopped by just to have some drinks and just kept ordering a few different dishes, fun vibe, and wonderful service!

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beeindc
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place, service was good, food was just ok but my real issue was the rave music that nearly drove us out of the place

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BlairS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice variety of options for vegetarians and carnivores. The wagyu dumblings were out of this world, and the sauce on the cauliflower was supreme. Some others dishes were a little disappointing (lamb meatballs, squash noodles). But overall I really enjoyed my meal. The server was very attentive and friendly, so the service was definitely a high point! Would definitely come back.

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Seed
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My only issue was that it was half price night on wine bottles and I was charged full price- couldn’t find my server to ask about- everything else was awesome!

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jasonc
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Plates are small for the price. Food came out cold. Just not the quality or the experience I expected

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JuanG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delecious food, great service, wonderful atmosphere

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KenS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, our food and drinks were amazing!

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MelissaL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Fireproof. Anthony was a fantastic server and Keys was very helpful with our selection of dishes. You MUST try the cauliflower - best dish on the menu! We will definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelvin was literally one of the best servers I’ve had. He was knowledgeable of everything on the menu, very sweet, and ensured we were consistently taken care of. He is the perfect example of what truly great service is.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Yesterday was my wife and I’s first date night since having our first baby 3 months ago. I picked Fireproof because we’ve had great experiences at Tapas restaurants in the past and we thought this would be great.

Unfortunately we noticed once we arrived our table seemed right on top of two other tables so it was hard for us to tune out their conversations. Not to mention the music was exceptionally loud. I’m not trying to sound like an old guy (I’m 24) but it just didn’t make for a relaxing experience, so much so we left after one dish and one drink.

My wife said she could have drank the entire bottle of Meiomi, the pinot noir that she ordered. I ordered the red Bull and tequila drink which was decent!

Every tapas place has paprika potatoes and these were probably on the bottom tier of all the places we’ve been. They were roasted and spiced well but lacking in something additional. Not to mention, they only give you enough aioli for 3 bites worth.

Service was okay! Clearly understaffed so I can’t fault them for that.

Unfortunately won’t be back. Underwhelming and sort of upsetting it was our first excursion out.

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 4.6 stars by 840 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.