The Royce

4.4
806 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
At The Royce, diners can look forward to an elegant ambiance with a warm and inviting environment. Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail in our mid-century-inspired lounge, a charcuterie board on our airy four seasons room, or a full culinary experience in our modern dining space with an interior that features one-of-a-kind decor from wall to wall. Enjoy our gastropub-inspired menu featuring locally sourced ingredients and dishes that will satisfy an array of palettes. At The Royce, there is truly something for everyone!

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 806 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about the restaurant. Great service, food, atmosphere, and music. We'll definitely be back!

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vipNotgreat
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Royce is a gem. The food is superb, the service was impeccable. The Thursday night jazz session was great. Bravo.

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RubyJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LovedOur experience at The Rock Royce. The service was great the food was very good and the service was impeccable. What a joy

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Taz28
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The decor and atmosphere was very welcoming and we were excited when we looked at the menu. The egg roles were delicious. The mussels were not, very very small and about a third were unopened. The scallop dish was ok, scallops cooked nicely but the rice was undercooked and the sauce did not work well with the dish. Sea bass was a much better choice, perfectly cooked.
If you chose a good dish you will enjoy it. So chose wisely

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vipPaul
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit here, very nice place, the service was excellent!

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TraciH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough about the ambience and service - absolutely top notch!

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vipDAVIAS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service continues to be an opportunity for improvement. It is friendly, but inconsistent.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a kind, caring, staff, starting at the door. Get the superb cornbread appetizer, of course! We were celebrating with a birthday brunch, and all of our dishes were delicious. Crabcakes,Huevos Rancheros,and the Short Rib Hash were amazing, and plentiful! Mr. Walter Carpenter’s attention to our party was very welcoming, since our guest of honor has known him since his early F&B days, and was happy to hear about his new venture.Be sure to try the peach cobbler,too! We will definitely return and we are so happy to wish The Royce continued success! Thank you so much for a nice, relaxing, and enjoyable experience. We definitely recommend coming to visit!

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Debbie
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal, and the service was excellent. I read many poor reviews before we went, and I'm glad that didn't stop us from trying this restaurant. Gauthier was our service, and he went out of his way to ensure we were pleased with our experience. The food was delicious - we had the Philly stuff egg rolls and grilled oysters for our appetizer. The creole seafood rigatoni was so tasty, and I took another order home. My husband had the sea bass, and he said it melted in his mouth. We will be back again for sure.

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dixie
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovey Dining establishment. Really enjoyed the dining are with the open windows giving the feel that you are on a patio but it is enclosed. Fresh breeze provided a comfortable and welcoming experience. All services were excellent as was the food. I will definitely return soon and recommend that any one would enjoy this restaurant.

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MarvinC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very warm. I mean, my guest and myself were sweating through dinner. Even other at the next table made comments.

Everything else was nice.

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vipMoeThom
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always!

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TereaL
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was Amazing and the food was delicious but what stood out the most was how Absolutely Amazing our server Ciara was! She was very attentive, she didn’t miss a beat and she was very friendly! I definitely will be back soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I don’t know if I came on a bad day or not but it was very noisy to the point it was hard to hear the waitress or the people I was with sometimes, which is not the restaurant fault fully. The food was not meeting my expectations, taste wise for being a higher end restaurant I definitely expected more the display was nice but the food didnt match. The drinks where good, and the waitress was very nice and polite.

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vipMomoftwo
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in a while. We sat in the covers patio which was perfect! I could have had every one of their appetizers. The devil eggs were surprisingly unique and delicious. The egg rolls (short ribbed filled) where perfect and the baked clams some of the best I have had. After that feast, I wanted something small ... the portobello burger was the perfect choice! I loved the gin cocktail and even had their peach cobbler. The entire experience was filled with care and attention to detail. I hesitate to write the review because I don't want to not be able to get a table next time!!!! Best value around on top of that!

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TiffanyH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Saturday afternoon, atmosphere was relaxing and chill. Food was good, service was excellent. Recommend the Philly egg rolls, broccolini, short rib and the burger. Cinnamon pull apart dessert was wonderful way to cap off the meal . Highly recommend!

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vipBeck
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Best potpie ever! Fun bar menu! Think ambiance will improve once COVID regulations soften and the tables are permitted to be closer together.
Highly recommend!!

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Delaine
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Finally went to the Royce for our anniversary. Glad we did. Lovely decor and ambiance. We had reservations and were seated right away. We changed our seats with no problem so that we could hear the very good jazz combo. Great music. Great service and suggestions from Kendrick. Hubby is vegetarian and had the delicious biscuits and the cauliflower which was very tasty, also the mushroom risotto.I had the chicken pot pie which was delicious and plentiful. Get the peach cobbler! It’s pretty perfect. Roomy restaurant with adequate table spacing and safety concerns represented.

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vipCarranelli
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Royce has become a favorite spot on my list of casual to special occasion dining. The energy there is scrumptious! I love it. I would recommend this place, hands down! It checks so many boxes!

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vipDonnie
Pittsburgh
368 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience2

The service was attentive and friendly.
The floors were filthy and two of our appetizer plates had old food on them.
The food was not good.

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feliciac
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with another couple; we were both celebrating our anniversaries. Walter seated us and thanked us for coming in and then send our server over. She was great. Our food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect for Sunday brunch.

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LloydM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best destination restaurant in Columbus Ohio. Great host great service , excellent food, with an open atmosphere of ambience in good taste. A must place to go with family friends and acquaintances!! Very professional equality place to be and be served.

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RobertA
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vanilla ice cream was to outstanding. The salmon was wonderful both as an add to the salad and as a full meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was good except it was exceptionally hot inside

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was really good but it was loud … hard to talk over the table to the other person. Maybe adding some baffling may help.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed a place to take my family from out of town, on a Saturday in Ohio, 6:00pm is typically a tough time to find a restaurant with an open time slot, we decide to check Open Table for a reservation. The Royce, beyond my expectations, the decor, the staff, the food! Ahh....mazing!!
Walter, the owner took the time to speak with us about the restaurant and our experience. We will be back for sure. Great knowing that there’s a Black Owned restaurant in the Polaris/Westerville area with great food,a fabulous menu, staff and ambience!
Hopefully people support this restaurant!
Congrats Walter -The Royce
K Mack

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AshleyB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new place! Went for my husband’s birthday with a few friends & had a great time. Amazing service & even had the owner come over and see if we needed anything.

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vipLNCOLS
Columbus
54 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The loudest restaurant I have ever been in!! We will not return!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Expensive menu, value menu taste. Spent over $100 and left extremely disappointed. The idea of this place is good the location is good....they really need to go through that kitchen and figure it out. Food lacks taste. My friend had the ribeye medium rare and it was good....but everything else, scallops, risotto, crab cake sliders....all lacked taste or cooked improperly.

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ALoS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at The Royce and we will definitely be back!

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Dayfam4
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Every staff member we encountered treated us respectfully and like family. In this chaotic, divided world we are currently in, it was so enjoyable to encounter politeness, genuine friendliness and be served a wonderful meal too!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, again.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot recommend highly enough. The service is impeccable, the food beyond fantastic, and the ambiance is quiet and relaxing. An all-round perfect dining experience.

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JoanM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit and we have never been disappointed.

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MarieK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat! Service was friendly and proactive. Food was presented beautifully and was delicious. Also loved the vibe. Highly recommend!

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vipPCS1
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu choices. Outstanding food and service

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CynthiaS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was excellent. The owner seated us and checked on us multiple times throughout dinner. What a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, it’s so classy and has such a fun ambiance. The owner always makes a point of going around to each table to make you feel welcome and to ensure you’re enjoying your meal. Exceptional service! Our waiter Tevin was amazing, and the food is always so tasty. Ive never had a less than incredible experience here. We will be back very soon!

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vipkarenC
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pleasantly surprised! Great, flavorful food. Service was top notch. Our only gripe was the noise level. It was very lively and fun but we could hardly hear each other talk. We will be back but will likely sit outside. The glass was nicely chilled for my cocktail, the biscuits were a great starter and we chose the chicken and short ribs for entrees. Mushroom risotto was really incredible. Thank you!

FAQs

The Royce offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 468-1313.

The Royce is rated 4.4 stars by 806 OpenTable diners.

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.