Uptown 51 Kitchen+Bar

4.5
29 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
UPTOWN 51 KITCHEN + BAR offers a sophisticated industrial design for fast-casual, refined service, and the absolute finest selections of beef from Butcher & Grocer. The dinner menu reflects the unique spirit of diversity, drawing inspiration from both the surrounding Uptown District and Ohio farms.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 29 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CynthiaW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new restaurant in downtown Columbus. Dynamic menu with fresh, local ingredients as well as fun cocktails. Will definitely be back!

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SeanH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! The martinis were perfect and the service was excellent. Will definitely come back!

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vipWalterT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience I had was very good. The chef, the sous chef, the waitress, the owners, the staff in general were all very gracious and nice. The food was excellent! Everything was delicious. The standout star was the lobster roll. It was to die for. Excellent!!! Oh, and I Ioved the open kitchen concept. It was like sitting in a friend's home-kitchen and having dinner - except this was HIGH quality food, HIGH quality cooking, and HIGH quality service.

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vipLiamM
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say this is probably the best food and dining experience I’ve had in Columbus in a long time! Highly recommend!

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vipFoodieForever
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the blackened salmon with creamy polenta and sautéed spinach. Cooked to perfection and perfectly seasoned fish, if they have it on the menu, order it! I promise, you will not be disappointed, Chef Adam is a genius in the kitchen!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and staff is superb! I will definitely continue to support this awesome restaurant!

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LaraF
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite new place in Cbus! The food is divine. The atmosphere and service are par none. I can't say enough about Adam and his incredible team. The creativity and love put into this place are inspiring. You will not be disappointed.

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vipPepper
E. Tennessee
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

They were so accommodating and welcoming. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Food was absolutely fabulous!!!

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vipcandace
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is nice to see that Columbus finally has a great place to enjoy awesome food prepared very well. The staff and chief very friendly and loved, loved the pork chop and small plates.
Can't wait to see if they open more than just Friday and Saturday nights.

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AlanT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food and atmosphere!! The chef/owner was funny and engaging. But the food overall was absolutely delicious!! I will definitely be going back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend. Decent wine selection too.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a chance on this restaurant on a whim. We were seated right away, was seated at the back bar across from Adam, the chef and owner. We loved watching him cook entrees while enjoying conversation. We felt like we were having dinner at a friends house. Food was excellent! We’ve been back several times. Highly recommend you try Uptown 51 for yourself.👍😁!

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Ralph
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Current, efficient (not rushed) in every way! Food, decor; Adam Yoho and staff set the tone for a remarkably pleasant dining experience. Menu (bar/food) is concise; artistic and quite savory. We do recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just stumbled upon this restaurant while passing through Columbus. The food was absolutely wonderful. We ended up trying just about everything on the menu. We particularly liked the mushroom toast. Wow!

The chef stopped by our table a couple of times to get our feedback and to just chat. He made the experience extra special.

Give this new restaurant a try. You will not be disappointed.

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Lynn
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Britney and staff were great!

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vipCathyD
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great and priced well for what we got

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vipKennethM
Columbus
65 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

1st time at this new spot in downtown area. Drawn to menu and use of Butcher & Grocer meats. My wife and I were super impressed with the quality of the food and the value for the money. Open kitchen with single chef preparing everything, with great skill. The pork chop was one of the best I've ever had and my wife enjoyed her scallop dish very much.

This is an excellent addition to the Columbus dining scene and I'm projecting that it will soon attract a trove of foodie fans!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brittany and the chef were amazing!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Fastest sit-down meal we’ve ever had! We were in and out in under 30 minutes and enjoyed cocktails, an appetizer, and entre. It would have been great to have the plates spaced out over an extended period of time to enjoy each other’s company, our drinks, and the restaurant more. Service was great, but didn’t give much space/time for the dinner party. Cocktails/food were decent. The Rockefeller dish is definitely on the saltier side, but an interesting spin on a classic. Great for a quick bite, but not super conducive to a date night/special occasion. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Chef is awesome !

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vipMindyW
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t let the interior set up fool you, this place is well beyond what the layout may have you believe. When Uptown 51 took over this space I was skeptical to be honest. It was a sandwich shop prior, then a casual coffee/breakfast place. The unique layout does now give you the ability to watch this chef use cuts from Butcher and the Grocer along with creativity and clear skill to create great flavors. These dishes are great with presentation. I typically eat filet but tried the steak which is a cut he works out with the butcher but affordable at $24 served with chimichuri with broccoli crispy potatoes and chili aioli that has a kick. I started with an elderflower cosmo that was amazing and we tried the beat appetizer. I have never tried beets but the description made me curious so I gave it a go. I’m so glad I did, amazing. They are 50 yards away from my front door and I hope they will be here for a long time.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adam and Alana were amazing.

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NicholasK
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was on point. Friendly chef and staff. Unique setting where you can watch the chef cook your meal. Only feedback would be to lower food prices a bit.

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AliyaH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I asked for my steak to be well done and it was not and then it was cooked for a little longer and it was still not well done but the outside was burnt....terrible experience !!!

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vipWonka1
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was with my wife and another couple and they let me pick out the place. It was FANTASTIC. The food was great and the atmosphere was even better. The Chef, Adam, came over and we had a nice discussion on food, wine and the world. We definitely will be back.

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KembaN
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday celebration and the food was great!
This is going to be my birthday place. I plan to bring another birthday celebration this weekend!
I love the Hibiscus Margarita!
I think that I will do wine this weekend.
Cant wait until Saturday.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Best meal we have had in a long time!

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vipAlSuGr
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This place has a lot of promise, but needs a lot of help on the execution. Especially if they expect to survive in a space next door to Due Amici.

The food menu reads fantastic, but the food itself left quite a lot to be desired. Luke warm. Not a ton of flavor. The charred carrots just tasted like burnt charcoal, and were practically still raw-hard on the inside. My boyfriend's steak that he ordered medium was also burnt on the outside but still bloody on the inside. His brussels sprouts were also under-done. My scallops were good, but the bed of polenta it came on was frigid.

The kitchen is open with a bar behind it so small parties can mingle with the chef. Cool idea, but the chef didn't wear a mask while he was back there cooking and conversing. Yikes.

The cocktails were also just okay; and the lack of a wine selection by-the-glass (just one red and one white, neither of which were all that good) was thoroughly disappointing.

The service was decent - very sweet people; but our server was a bit unkempt. Crocs with socks, camo sweatpants, and a t-shirt. No one is asking for black tie, but a nice pair of jeans or slacks with a shirt takes very little effort.

We visited very shortly after their opening, so I'm sure there is a curve at play here. Hopefully they can sort some things out and still do well.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Uptown 51 Kitchen+Bar using the Order Online button. Uptown 51 Kitchen+Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 304-1624.

Uptown 51 Kitchen+Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 29 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.