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Service Bar, Columbus, OH

Service Bar

4.6
4.6
620 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Humbly innovative. Fueled by a passion to draw deeper connections between food and spirits, Service Bar delivers an experience that is refreshingly innovative, much of that due to carefully placed hints of nostalgic flavors and techniques. Housed in Middle West Spirits, one of Ohio’s first craft distilleries, the stunning main dining room is both intimate in size and lively in energy.

Full dinner service is available first-come first-serve at the main bar, and by reservation at a variety of smaller individual tables that accommodate 2-6 guests.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Distillery
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (614) 947-1231
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Service Bar has a Private Distiller's Room that may be booked for up to 14 guests. Please contact servicebar@middlewestspirits.com for more information, or call (614) 947-1231.
  • Neighborhood
    Short North - Arena District
  • Cross street
    E 5th Ave
  • Parking details
    Customers visiting Middle West Spirits may park their cars in a shared off-street parking-lot adjacent to the main distillery. Parking is free of charge for customers and offered on a space available basis.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 620 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Columbus

    Contemporary American

  • Columbus

    Contemporary American

620 Reviews
  1. JimS

    Columbus

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night to go to Service Bar as there was not a crowd so the noise was low and you could talk to the person across the table. I had the chicken Milanese sandwich which was good though it was very salty. My partner had the salmon which he said was delicious. We also had the endive cups for an appetizer which were probably the highlight of the dinner. The entire staff we encountered were friendly, courteous, and it felt like we were well taken care of. It was a home run this time as in the past my reviews weren’t as favorable.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing, the specials we had for the Anniversary were sooo good!!! Had some of the salmon also and it was delicious. The tourists trap cocktail was amazing along with the Chef James Bond. The staff is very nice and attentive.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for the anniversary special. The new menu is awesome and their spring cocktail menue is incredible. The staff were all super friendly, frequently checking in with us during our visit. Wait staff was knowledgeable and the bar tender was great as well.

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  4. CosmoM

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, and that special burger was AWESOME

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  5. champagnegirl

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the service and ambience. But found the drinks harshly blended as in not smooth. Think Grey goose or watershed vodka. The quail was moist but no hint of seasoning but salt- we thought the veggies balsamic dressing was very pungent - like bottled vinegar. " no fresh herbs???Everyone has a different palate - limited menu choices -we wanted to be wowed ...

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great spot right off high street. Definitely a hidden gem you need to check out!

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  7. GalenaGal

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great drinks. We had the endive appetizer, salmon and pork chop. All were excellent. We had a specialty bourbon drink and the Strawberry Fields drink - again excellent. Had easy parking and the time in between courses was not too short or too long. Forgot we ended with the bourbon cake and it was tasty especially the whipped cream on top.

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  8. ThomasR

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were both quality points. Cool atmosphere as well.

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  9. PatrickE

    Las Vegas

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were great and we really enjoyed the endive cups and quail dinner. This was our second time having dinner and we had a great meal and experience both times.

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  10. RiBrKl

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a tour then had dinner in the restaurant. Great time and excellent food. The burger was one of the best I have ever had!

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FAQs

Service Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 620 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Service Bar

1230 Courtland Ave, Columbus, OH 43201

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    E 5th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Short North - Arena District
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Distillery
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Customers visiting Middle West Spirits may park their cars in a shared off-street parking-lot adjacent to the main distillery. Parking is free of charge for customers and offered on a space available basis.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (614) 947-1231
  • Private party facilities
    Service Bar has a Private Distiller's Room that may be booked for up to 14 guests. Please contact servicebar@middlewestspirits.com for more information, or call (614) 947-1231.
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