Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge

4.6
729 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 729 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ZevH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time, food was good, service was fast and attentive

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RachaelL
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spanish old fashioned drink was the best! Came out and smoked right in front of you, paired with some wagyu steak and spanish street corn, was a perfect meal and great time! Bartender was very knowledgeable about everything as well, and had great recommendations!

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WhitneyH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience, good food, and great service!

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AustinH
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Half off wine night was amazing!! We loved the food, and it was a great value with half off all bottles of wine! No limit! Had a great evening with friends, service was excellent, can't wait to come back! Discovered a few new wines that we enjoyed too! Great selection!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a date night, it was definitely very loud but great food, service, and drinks… would definitely come back! Butterfly tea lemonade is a must.. & strong!

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PamS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a bachelorette party and went to fireproof for a fancy dinner. Everything was absolutely amazing. We participated in restaurant week, and there was no plate left with food on it by the end of the night. Amazing dinner!!!! Not only was the food amazing but our waitress was awesome! So knowledgeable, and fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food great, too loud for dining at 7pm. Wait until 9 to get clubby! Great service by server Leah

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Christina
Key West
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun and delicious drinks, outstanding pork belly, great service, cool ambiance.

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RyanH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was a great experience and will be coming back soon

JC
JessicaC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was great. The food was good but we had a reservation and they sat us in a corner with little light. The hostesses seemed like they forgot about our reservation then scurried to find us a table. They then sat us in uncomfortable chairs in a low table without light. I am in my 20’s and couldn’t even see the menu it was that dark. We should of just sat at the bar…
Mary, our server, was great! She knew the menu very well. We asked her about the menu and she was able to steer us in a great direction. Our food was great!

AH
AlexisH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and great service! Beautifully decorated restaurant too, they had a DJ playing great background music, perfect night!

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ShawnL
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars all the way, fun and pleasurable time, brussel salad and wagyu steak were the best! Great service!

JJ
JackieJ
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough good things about this place, servers were friendly, music and environment was entertaining and perfect, and food and drinks were delicious! To top it off, there was some kind of restaurant week special or promotion going on and we got a lot of food for a great value! Looking forward to our next visit!

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CharlesB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place! Great restaurant week options, and wonderful service as well! We had tostones, shishito peppers, fried chicken and a flat iron steak. Everything was perfect, thanks!

PB
PamelaB
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Food was tasty. Service was exceptional. Will definitely recommend eating here.

EH
ElenaH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fireproof does a really great job at making everyone feel comfortable, and serves up some amazing dishes! Hospitality at its finest, servers were attentive, and even though it was busy, everything came out in a timely fashion. Couldn't ask for anything more!

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RogerL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week, plus fireproof... whats not to love about these two together, best food on the block, and wonderful value! Highly recommend if you haven't been yet!

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vipSueH
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. We had a wonderful night at Fireproof!

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vipsajagal
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Bar service very slow. Took almost 25 minutes to get a drink. Other than that, food was verygood

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NickJ
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NancyE
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
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 on July 21, 2021
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 !

KJ
KindleJ
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
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 on July 20, 2021
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 on July 20, 2021
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 on July 20, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went for a birthday dinner. Pork belly is SUPER YUM! Pricey for small plates.

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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!!

AJ
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!

MJ
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!

OT
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.

HJ
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!

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 729 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.