The Rossi Bar & Kitchen

3.7
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143 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

Owners renovated the historic storefront at 895 N. High and converted it into The Rossi - a cool, casual destination bar & restaurant. Rossi's crown jewel is the classic art deco-style bar found in Brooklyn. Its warm, inviting glow sets the mood for a great evening. Our menu features traditional dishes with a slight twist and locally made desserts.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(614) 299-2810
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
We are located at the corner of Price and High.
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Parking details
There is a lot across the street from us on the corner of Price & High. It is not our Lot. It has limited parking and takes cash only ($5) for two hours. A block North is the new White Castle parking garage as well.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 143 People Are Saying
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56% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not right now. Since change in command and staff and chef the food is horrible . Who serves two thin hamburger patties in a restaurant like Rossi? It will probably be a long time before we dine at The Rossi again.

b
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in town. Going on a decade of living this place.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Awful service!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Server was totally inattentive. Extremely loud.

s
Columbus
47 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They were pretty busy and the bar was loud and hopping. Food and service not quite the usual 5 stars but good.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were in town for a concert and this building caught our eye, very unique food and atmosphere. Will definitely return

T
Pittsburgh
92 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great evening with lots of energy going on !! Thanks so much for a great evening

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Rossi, been coming here for years and is still awesome!

SM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Very disappointing. Place has turned into a rougher crowd with a more limited menu than before. Waited so long for service we left after appetizers

s
Spain
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Service and bartender were awesome. Food was just okay, I think they are trying too hard to be special. Stick to basics. My client didn’t even eat his meal:(

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Our server definitely ruined the otherwise wonderful evening. She was rude, impatient, didn’t offer refills, check on us (like at all), and ended the evening with “well do you want your checks or did you want dessert or something”.

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was perfect, the company was great, but I would truly never return if I knew I would have the same server.

EF
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was great! Happy hour menu was really good!

AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Our experience at The Rossi was honestly pretty bad. We made a reservation for 2 because we weren’t sure how busy it would be, and when we arrived, we were seated at the strangest seating arrangement I may have ever seen. It was a 2-person table with people standing at drinking tables directly next to us. They were so close to our table that the backs of their legs were almost touching the side of our table. On the other side of the table was two people seated at a booth facing directly towards us. I didn’t even bother to sit down because I knew that the seating arrangements were unreasonable. We went back to the front and were reseated, and then we proceeded to wait for 19 minutes just to have drink orders taken by our waitress, who hadn’t come to our table during that time. We almost walked out during that period but she came and took our order so we decided to stay. The food was pretty mediocre. We got a couple appetizers to split and a pizza. The pizza was fine, but it was nothing special, I wouldn’t get it again if I went back (which I won’t). We also got a strange egg dish that was fine as well. We ordered fries, which came out ice cold. Throughout the meal, the service was bad as well. The waitress didn’t clear the table so we sat there waiting for change after the waitress took my cash with plates taking up the entire table. A manager actually noticed that we were just sitting amongst the plates and came and cleared the table for us, which was appreciated. I understand having a busy night, but the service and quality of the food was pretty unreasonable. I would encourage those reading this to not go to The Rossi until something is done about the service and the food; I expected a lot more from somewhere that advertises itself as an upscale spot in Short North.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

No Ac and it was a very hot evening. They were also out of the special and a favorite appetizer. Staff were not friendly. What an unfortunate experience!

DF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I hadn’t been for 10 years, and I loved it when it first opened. It needs to be refurbished in a big way! Lighter, brighter, cleaner? And new energy!

DP
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour.

A
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Service was horrible. A brunette lady that dropped our food off at the table had the worst attitude and was very rude. I want to say she is the manager but I don’t know for sure. She would make me never want to go back even though the food and drinks were great.

OT
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The egg appetizer and and ham and gruyere sandwich are incredible and our staples. I tried the prosciutto and ricotta pizza and it was pretty good, not amazing to me. I'd probably choose different toppings next time. Really always enjoy this place!!

KT
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were super accommodating with our large group, the service was great, and the food/drinks fantastic!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Rossi is always amazing!

LB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing pizza & grilled romaine salad, very friendly & knowledgeable staff

KB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went during happy hr great food at good prices waiter was on top of everything and had great recommendations

JM
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was fine. It was Gallery Hop and we were surprised that, while many restaurants were very busy, it was not. Service and food were good.

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Our go-to favorite

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The air conditioning didn’t work and we were sweating in the restaurant during our entire meal. We would of stayed for after dinner drinks but couldn’t handle the heat. As regulars, this was super disappointing. Won’t be back until the weather cools off.

J
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a family birthday dinner. Five of us tried 4 different items on the menu and all were outstanding. Will be back!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The Shoshito Peppers with honey was delicious. I could honestly sit and eat them as my entire entree.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was not good. Appetizers were ok but main meals were cold. Salads did not have correct ingredients. This place has really gone down hill. Probably will not go back.

N
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We waited for our food for an hour and a half. We watched customers be seated after us and leave before us. The waitress only apologized one time and agreed to comp only after being asked. Even when our food arrived 2 of the plates were cold. Out of the 4 of us, only 2 of our meals were comped and they were not even completely comped, which they should have been. Overall, it was a very bad experience and our waitress handled it very poorly, I wish we had chosen a different restaurant.

PH
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent, I would recommend highly!

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Stood at the door for five minutes before someone acknowledged me. The ac was out and it was extremely hot. The food took way too long to come out for what it was. Food was decent, but it’s a very limited menu.

s
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Very friendly servers, hostess. Food as always excellent! (Although lamb chops not great) love coming here!

OT
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service here. The food is always delicious! The baked egg is incredible! The pizza is good too! Happy hour is nice as it cuts the price down on a couple dishes I probably wouldn't buy at full price. Highly recommend this place!

JH
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Rossi is one of our favorite places I. The Short North. They have a pretty decent selection of drinks and food offerings on their happy hour menu, which is why we were there today. My wife and I love their aioli fries. Wood fired pizza is good as well. Beyond happy hour, they also carry a good selection of wines including my favorite which I cannot find any place else- Planet Oregon.

m
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food in a chaotic environment. The bar and its pizzas are the big draw.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our one year anniversary and couldn’t be happier. Great food and great service.

e
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We visited on a Friday night at 6 PM. The service was a bit slow considering they were very busy at that time. The drinks were good they make a decent Manhattan. Our salad was delicious. We ordered a pizza and unfortunately it had a large hair across the top of it, they did replace it without an issue and deducted that from our bill which was appreciated
I would go back but I wouldn’t say I’m in a hurry

DA
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BBQ Salmon served with Kale and Shaved Brussels sprouts was excellent.

Service always friendly and superior.

E
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was fantastic! The service was great! I was hoarse when I left a 2 hr dinner because I had to talk so loud during dinner for my friend to hear me.

SR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Low key but attentive service. Server was able to answer questions well about the food and offer accurate information. Food was as described and came out quickly. Nice place to have a conversation. Parking in The Castle lot just up the block made it easy to get to park, but we went on a super rainy night so maybe parking was more available than usual.