Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge

4.6
825 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

Support Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge during COVID-19

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 825 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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KristinaH
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tapas and cocktails.

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JoshD
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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

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DbD2
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
20 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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KenS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, our food and drinks were amazing!

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JuanG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delecious food, great service, wonderful atmosphere

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was delicious! Maycee provided great service. Fun cocktails & flavorful dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - and excellent service!

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WongH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mussels, lamb meatballs, ny strip steak, and fried rice were delicious! Old fashioned was great and fun too, smoked right in front of you!

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JacksonD
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful on friday evening , 5 stars all around!

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LesterH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun and memorable evening, food and drinks were excellent, but the service there put it over the top! Our server was full of personality and even brought out a sparkler with our dessert to help celebrate a birthday! Thank you guys for everything!

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AishaM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome happy hour, great value and specials !! Definitely recommend!

LJ
LacieJ
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for Wagyu Wednesday special that we've been hearing a lot about and it delivered! All the wagyu items plus a few specials were amazing, and discounted! Great atmosphere, had a magician as well! Fun experience!

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AlexB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great experience! It wasn't too busy but picked up a little after we arrived. Service was great, food was delicious and we will be returning!

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AngelicaR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really really good! We tried the gambas, elote, grilled octopus, fried rice and NY Strip steak. Everything came out great, had a nice bottle of Nickel and Nickel to accompany it. Service was excellent!

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GeorgeH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night and wonderful food and service! The half off wine night was an added bonus!!

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vipfoodiesRus
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! Great cocktail and wine list! Lots of small plates to choose from, so delish!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the best meal we have had in Columbus. The menu is extremely creative, food was delicious, and the service was great. We will definitely be back the next time we are in town

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The wagyu steak was phenomenal! Our cocktails were very well crafted. I would’ve rated 5 stars, but we were a bit underwhelmed with the menu choices & our starter dish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Pretty loud, small plates.

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AndreS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met some friends for happy hour and they have a great half off selection for many items, great value!! Everything was perfect as well!

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 825 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.