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Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge

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407 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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  • Wagyu Wednesday

    Starting Jul 15, 2020
    Join us every Wednesday for as we Feature all of our Wagyu items plus special Wagyu dishes Inhance your dinning experience with discounts on select Prisoner wines

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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
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 407 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for a nicer dinner while I was in town, and this place was INCREDIBLE. The decor/ambiance is awesome, they had the literal best music playing, and everything was the absolute perfect portion to share. We tried the Waygu wontons, waygu sliders, Spanish octopus, and the crab dip (as well as the champagne infused strawberries + mango sorbet for dessert) and everything was unique and excellently done. I’m not sure I could rave anymore! Our waitress (I believe her name was Amber) was so attentive and sweet, and also great conversation/ recommendations. We will totally be returning.

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vipPatrickE
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun atmosphere with great food and drinks! Happy hour is a great value. Will be back for sure. Only thing that was missed is that we were charged for drinks after the manager said they were taken care of by the bourbon rep that was there. But the drinks were delicious so not mad about it!

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TBLt
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service. Fireproof never fails to impress and the small plates allow people to try new foods without fear (i.e. octopus)

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vipbrennak
Columbus
59 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We went for brunch, took our grandparents and our 10 month old. The hostess told us upon arrival that they didn't have high chairs, good thing we have a portable one! The music was nice and at a good level until halfway through the meal it was turned up extremely loud. My husband had to ask them to turn it down. The food was good, I got the crab Benedict which reminded me of New Orleans. It is a little pricey for brunch and overall not a family friendly atmosphere. The waiter wore a mask but when he came to our table he put it under his chin. This didn't bother us, but may bother other diners.

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PM23
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and decor were outstanding. It is a tapas style dinner. It is a hip place with a hip crowd. The music is bit loud for conversation but I would definitely return. I thought the server was not as attentive as I would have liked but she was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Kizzi
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Had to send my first plate back because the salmon was extremely salty. Then was told a manager would come assist. The manager accomodated a replacement order of shrimp which had no flavor. Had the kitchen not already closed I would have sent that plate back also. Sadly won’t be dining here again but I’d come for drinks because the cocktail was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food & could conduct business discussions in relaxed atmosphere...

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johnj
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good music, good service, good times! Experience was great!

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Jeremym
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gambas, elote, steak, and octopus were amazing! Menu had a lot of other items that we will come back to try, great service as well! Fun time!

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roxannec
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came in with a group of my friends, and we had the best time ever! Loved the decor, that atmosphere, and the vibe of the place, all on top of the delicious food. We had a salmon over fried rice dish, vegan cauliflower, a wagyu skirt steak, and their version of street corn. The drinks were all pretty unique as well, from the smoking old fashioned to the maragarita that came lit on fire. Coming back again for sure!

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DustinN
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch, i had the french toast which came out lit on fireproof, maybe something to do with the restaurant name? It was delicious, and the bloody mary was to die for, had a whole charcuterie board on a stick!! coming back next sunday for sure!!

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JonahT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service to the food, fireproof was exceptional. Super fun vibe, not your typical restaurant, wonderful music, servers with personality, and delicious cocktails. Nice variety of wagyu items on the menu as well, somebody mentioned a wagyu wednesday special so i'll be returning to check it out, thank you!

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AbbyS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If i could rate this place a 10 out of 5 stars, i would, love the lamb meatballs and wagyu skirt steak everytime i come back! Everything was great per the usual , and its nice to see the restaurant getting busier and busier. Love you guys!

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asherk
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Funday at its finest!! Great music, fun vibe, and wonderful food! The place had a great atmosphere, and service was exceptional thank you!

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vipRobis
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Guests asked for a regular old fashioned and not the spanish they did not want all of additional sweet liquor they ended up getting charged and rec’d the more expensive drink. The server dismissed their request. We typically have great service and drinks at Fireproof but I’m going to believe this was an off-night for the establishment. Also we did not order food so please disregard the rating for the food portion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

I have had several wonderful experiences with Fireproof, but this most recent dinner was not great. We arrived before our reservation time and the table was not ready, so we decided to get drinks at the bar while we waited. When we went back to the hostess stand at our reservation time, the man seemed confused and said it would take a second to clean the table for us. We waited for about 20 minutes, and the same hostess walked by us at the bar and smiled as if you greet us. I stopped him and asked if our table was ready, and he seemed to have forgotten we were waiting. We were sat at a crappy table next to the bathroom, but I didn’t complain because they were very busy. The drinks while we were sitting at the bar were great, but the drink I ordered after I was seated at my table was very watered down and not wonderful. When the waitress took our credit card for the check, she accidentally charged someone else’s credit card for our dinner and we were charged for another table’s bill. It ironically was almost the same price, but still messy. The food is great, and that hasn’t changed with our previous visits, but the service definitely has. I probably won’t go back to Fireproof for a little while, if at all. There are too many other restaurants in Columbus that are delicious with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Almost everything was great. Our server Max was outstanding! Our only complaint is we made a reservation over a week in advance and we were seated at the smallest table and I had a plant really close. It wasn’t comfortable. Plenary of talked were available

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MrsTrbo
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The atmosphere was great. The server was amazing! The food was horrible. We tried several different different things on the menu, everything was bland no flavor. The food was not hot, it was mildly warm. The potatoes were not done. It seemed impossible to get a a suggestion on a bottle of wine (no price limit). Some guy supposedly well versed in wine, eventually suggested a glass of sangria (I won’t even get into this dismay). I was disappointed in the food and drinks. But my waiter was amazing! Needless to say after $150 of disappointment, I won’t be returning.

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viprobertd
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal bar staff...charismatic, efficient, attentive...perfect

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AmandaJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food, and environment all around. I definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for an elevated dining experience, such a great concept!! Fun music, service with personality, and phenomenal food and wine!

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AbbyI
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came by with some friends and it was a breath of fresh air to have such an enjoyable experience, especially during these times. While practicing safe social distancing standards, they made everything feel comfortable and fun. The place was pretty busy as well so they know what they're doing! Food was good, atmosphere was great, and service was wonderful. Definitely try their steaks, and vegan cauliflower, a couple of my favorites between all the shared plates, and wonderful wine selection too!

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JacobN
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered wagyu dumplings, wagyu steak, and wagyu sliders, great food and great value!! Definitely returning soon to try the rest of the menu. People were friendly and I even made some friends at the bar, through the see through barriers, lol, what a great time!!! Highly recommend!

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SamanthaW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met some friends for an evening out and what a treat. Food was excellent, especially the vegan roasted cauliflower dish I had, and the drinks were fantastic. I had a margarita that came out on fire. Coming back again with my friends again for sure, thanks!

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JoshH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, with wonderful service and food, very eclectic menu and cocktails were on point!

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JohanS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida era maravillosa, las bebidas eran A + y los camareros eran perfectos. Mi amigo y yo disfrutamos mucho de la experiencia. ¡Lugar maravilloso!

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, and vibrant atmosphere. Wine selection is quite extensive, with a lot of gems in it. The food pairs well with the beverage offerings, wonderful experience overall, and the servers are very knowledgable.

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BenD
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great, the only concern was the music was a tad to loud. Our server Corrina was great and offered to our a “tasting” together for us. The wagyu beef sliders were killer. Cauliflower had a nice Indian influence. Cheese plate needed something more as there was no meat to go with the five different cheeses.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Upset about the $4 cake fee/pax that was charged for 6 pax. I brought the cake for a birthday celebration. Fireproof did nothing but charged $24?! Other restaurants ALWAYS provide something for a birthday, even if it be a simple card that said happy birthday. Usually it’s a free dessert, especially if booking was made under OpenTable. I dine at fireproof once a week minimum and this occasion has ultimately put me off from coming again. I feel ripped off, on a day I wanted to treat a friend to a nice birthday dinner.

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LubnaN
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fave places in Columbus! Vibes, people and food!

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Banks
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time, staff was friendly and helped us with the menu
Loved all of our food and drinks
Definitely a new go to spot for us

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WhiteR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy that we went to Fireproof for the first time, staff was incredible and the food and drinks were so much fun. Cant wait to go back!!!

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Spencer
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience our server helped us order all of our food and hit the nail right on the head with all the choices, they even brought over a selections of wines told us all about them and helped us pick.

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CraigE
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday Brunch, music was great and the food was so so good
Liked that they had other juice then just orange for the mimosas I got mango my friend did the peach

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am in love with this place. Food and drinks are amazing. The setup is beautiful. Will definitely be back

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vipdrenmatt
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

A really modern and hip atmosphere with great drinks and decent food. Service was very slow and the waitress was forgetful multiple times. Dirty plates and glasses were left on our table between courses, etc.

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JackieO
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful, definitely coming back, and our server made the experience so entertaining, his personality was super fun! Thanks fireproof!

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AlexH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited with some out of town friends, and everything was great. We had steaks, salads, octopus, cauliflower, shishito peppers, shrimp in garlic sauce, dumplings, and corn off the cob. Everything was packed with flavor, the service was wonderful, made us feel right at home, and ambiance was perfect. Wonderful place, and would love to come back again!

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MarkP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The octopus was fantastic! The lamb meatballs were just a bit dry. The Scallops were great! So so on the Crab stuffed pepper.

Our waiter, Connor was excellent!

The restaurant was quiet, but there was only another party there. So I don't know what it would sound like full.

Great decor!

Worth the visit and I'm going back.

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Leee
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Our waiter is too busy serving his friends, ignore us completely every time he passed by. He didn’t even serve us anything, all other waiter and waitress did the work for him. Also the seat is terrible with uneven floor, and facing directly to the bathroom.

FAQs

Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge does offer 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 4.4 stars by 407 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.