Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge

4.6
709 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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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 709 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NickJ
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, service and value! Wonderful time!

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NancyE
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was amazing, chorizo tostada and the fireproof breakfast were huge and delicious! And the bloody marys with a stick had an entire meal on them! Great experience!

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HannahS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect, drinks were perfect, service was perfect, music was perfect, Fireproof the restaurant was perfect! Love the shareable style of serving, and the eclectic menu! Thank you !

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KindleJ
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for some drinks on happy hour, and couldn't help ordering some of the food as well, great deals, and great service! And the taste of the food of course can't be beat! Fireproof is awesome !

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HenryL
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From service, to food and drinks, to atmosphere, this place has it all! 5 stars all the way, very much enjoyed ourselves!

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JeffS
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shishito peppers, pork belly, wagyu dumplings, and hamachi tacos were delicious! Butterfly tea lemonade was beautiful to look at and didnt want to drink it, it was like art! Bartender was very personable, i believe his name was garett? Will return , perfect experience!

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AngelikaL
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't ever walk by this place without stopping in, whether just for a unique cocktail, or some creative tapas cuisine, it has a lot to offer! Service excellent, and it just feels super welcoming! Love fireproof!

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Was sat over in a dark corner, had to use the flashlight on my phone to see the menu. Menu options were not that great. Food was decent but not worth the price. Only plus was our waitress was fantastic!

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JoshM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the half of happy hour and it did not dissapoint! Lot of options, great food, wonderful service! Thank you!

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AlexH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the salmon, fried rice, artichokes, grilled octopus, and ny strip steak... All were wonderful, nice wine selection as well, and great service!

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Samantha
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fireproof was amazing! I came with a large group to celebrate my birthday and had such a great time. The food was a bit pricey for the portion sizes provided, but so worth it because every bite was delicious. My favorite was the elote. The atmosphere was nice, too. I’ll definitely be back!

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AmberH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great and wonderful experience! Everything was beyond expectations, our favorite was all the wagyu items they had and how shareable everything is! Great music and environment, and perfect service!

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AnthonyD
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short north hidden gem for sure! Cocktails, service, food, experience couldnt have been better! Must try for sure!!

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AbeJ
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall entire experience was excellent! We waited about 5 minutes past our RSVP time to get a table, but they were very busy so completely understandable, and the host communicated with us perfectly so no big deal at all, we just sat at the bar and had some amazing cocktails while we waited (we did arrive 10 minutes earlier than normal anyways so it worked out). Smoky old fashioned and a capirinha were made perfect! as for the food and service, tapas style restaurant with so many options, you can't go wrong! Gambas, elote, scallops, steak, fried rice, and stuffed peppers were all great! Coming back for sure!! Great service too

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BellaT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, drinks, atmopshere, all perfect!! Loved the entire experience, everything felt welcoming and comforting!

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MalloryJ
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food with the tapas flare. Perfect for the 8 person group we had - We were able to try so many amazing dishes and have to go back to try the rest!

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ZoeyH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas were nicely portioned and very tasty. Service excellent, and atmosphere wonderful, great environment! Servers were wonderful too!

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CaraL
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a little Sunday Funday Brunch, and it was definitely fun! They had a DJ playing music, great variety of brunch specials, and bottomless mimosas for the win! What more could anyone ask for? Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun with multiple rounds of food! Oh, and the best service !! Started with fried rice, Fireproof salad, and Olives followed by the Wagyu skirt steak and scallops.. 10/10 would recommend to everyone!:) cannot emphasize how fresh everything was absolutely to die for.

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HoratioJ
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and tasty tapas spot, drinks were great, service was even better! Beautiful restaurant decor too, perfect for a date or get together, it looked like they had tables for larger groups too, so maybe parties! Highly recommend!

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ZakK
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb meatballs, skirt steak, elote, and their house salad were all really good! Exceptional service, and ice cold beer from the tap! Perfect place to stop and get some food and drinks! Will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. They comped some food because the service wasn’t fast enough for them, however my date and I were completely satisfied despite them believing they were slow. Beautiful venue and incredible food.

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EmetS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mallika was our server and she was phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Went for my birthday! Service was outstanding! The food was good but I felt as if it was a bit overpriced. The restaurant and staff were beyond great though!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance.

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LeahS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tapas restaurant, with so much variety of dishes that theres definitely something for everyone! Huge wine selection as well, and excellent service!

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ScottZ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in on apparently a night they call wagyu wednesday and its a good thing, they had specials on all our favorites! Dumplings, steaks prisoner wine bottle, literally everything we would normally get, and it never dissapoints! Service was great per usual, and atmosphere is what keeps us coming back, fun place with great vibes! Hospitality at its best!

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EricJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to give this place a try and we have no regrets! Beautifully decorated restaurant with food that comes out and tastes as great as it looks! Gambas, elote, brussel salad, skirt steak and fireproof potatoes were some of the ones that stood out, but everything was delicious. They definitely pay attention to all details in this place, outstanding all around!

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vipSeemaS
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner. It was a perfect way to celebrate the 4th with friends!! The food was exactly what we wanted, it was quiet enough for us to converse and the waitstaff were amazing!! Explained the menu to us and helped us make our decisions.

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AustinA
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music, spectacular service, amazing food and craft cocktails, what more could one ask for? This place hit all the spots, see you guys soon again!

Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on July 7, 2021

Thank you for the kind words, Austin! So glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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KimC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place with lots of shareable plates! Great place to visit and have conversation with friends while trying a variety of delicious food and sharing with everyone! Drinks were unique and fun in their own way too, some came out lit on fire! Thank you to the staff for making the experience even that much more memorable! Future visits for sure!

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MikeG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 7:30 and had gotten there early and they were kind enough to seat us early. Ordered drinks that came fairly quickly and then some appetizers which also came quick and were delicious. From there it went completely down hill. First we watched as all the tables around us were getting their food and when we asked a manager came to the table and told us the kitchen had messed up and he was getting our food expedited and he kindly comped all four of our meals. Then as a food runner was walking by our table they dropped a ramikin of some dipping sauce and it splashed all over my white shoes and white shirt. Our food came and the filet that I ordered medium came out like leather.
Our server was great and none of that was her fault. While drinks were delicious I don’t think we will return for dinner.

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great selection of tapas and sharables. Excellent food and drinks. Convenient parking in Short North area.

Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on July 7, 2021

Thank you for the kind words! So glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us, Robert! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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FrankT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in to try Vegan Thursday specials and everything was really good! Vegan Ramen, cauliflower, and dumplings stood out the most, but everything was great! Our server was exceptional too!

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jacksonh
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time, service was great, we cant wait to come back again! Gambas and wagyu strip were our favorite dishes! Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place is beautiful. The hostess was friendly and our waitress young and energetic who's name escapes me, I think it starts with M, anywho she was great an very attentive and accommodating. Despite there being a lot of gnats/insects not sure exactly, (we switch tables and it was a little better) we had an overall great experience. The Brussels sprouts salad was EVERYTHING 😋

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vipDBIII
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

It was way too hot in the venue with the patio open. Our service was not great we had someone who reported being new. She needed a lot of support. We attended for a fundraiser to support a local organization. She was unaware of the promotion and did not try to up sale after being notified by guests. The food was good though the portions were small.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress and food was great. We will be back.

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vipTippy
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a first date and Macy made is so incredibly special … we sat and ate and talked for hours and never felt rushed. Thank you Macy and thank you Fireproof.

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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 709 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.