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Diners' Choice: Good for business meals restaurants in Columbus

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for business meals in Columbus? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Chile Verde restaurant
4.9
4.9 (16)
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
Columbus
About the restaurant
For more than 32 years, our local independent restaurant has been dedicated to bringing the flavor of New Mexico to Central Ohio. This cuisine takes extraordinary people, passion and effort to create. Our homemade, New Mexican family recipes blend the rich history of Native American, Spanish and Anglo traditions. The basis for these recipes is certified green and red chile imported from Albuquerque. From family gatherings to any special occasion, our loyal staff is committed to serving you. From our family in New Mexico and Columbus, to yours, we thank you for dining local.
Top review
CharlesCvip
Dined on May 29, 2024
Server was amazing! So friendly and helpful! Food was amazing as always!
A photo of Rusty Bucket - New Albany restaurant
4.8
4.8 (337)
$30 and under
American
New Albany
About the restaurant
Rusty Bucket is a casual neighborhood tavern serving the highest quality food and beverage in a “come as you are” setting. Scratch kitchens, fresh cocktails, and the perfect pour are our craft. Our associates are welcoming, and our hospitality naturally makes us the local hub where friends and family frequently gather to share in a good time.
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Waynevip
Dined on May 31, 2024
Almost no chicken in BBQ chicken salad; I had 3 Tiny cubes of chicken & my wife had 4!
A photo of Degrees @ Columbus State Community College restaurant
4.8
4.8 (158)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Columbus
About the restaurant
Degrees is a full-service restaurant serving familiar favorites with a gourmet twist. Join us on Columbus State’s campus in the heart of downtown to enjoy carefully crafted food and outstanding hospitality. When you dine at Degrees, you're also supporting the next generation of the hospitality industry. Here, students in our hospitality and culinary arts programs gain valuable experience as they work alongside industry professionals. Degrees is open Monday through Thursday, with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
Service was outstanding and everything we ordered was tasty. The hummus board appetizer was so good-the best hummus that we have had. The fish and chips was the perfect amount for lunch. The club sandwich was on an incredible multigrain bread. We were impressed with the inhouse ice cream flavors available and the one we tried (cherry goat cheese) is one we would order again.
A photo of Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Columbus restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5482)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Polaris
About the restaurant
Quality, exceptional service, and an unparalleled atmosphere have made Eddie Merlot's one of America's great steak houses over the past 20 years. Eddie Merlot' s is an homage to the man and his love of a great steak, a great glass of wine, and a good story.
We pride ourselves on our Prime Aged Beef and scratch kitchen. Our chef selects each steak for the optimum proportion of marbling and texture before hand-cutting and seasoning the steaks to your specifications. From sauces to desserts, we develop recipes to create a truly unique experience for our guests. And, while you enjoy your meal, you'll be treated to the one-of-a-kind service we call the "W.O.W. Factor."

We welcome you to Eddie Merlot's—we want you, our guest, to have nothing but the best, which is why we go to such lengths to serve you the exceptional prime-aged steaks upon which our restaurant has built its reputation.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Customer service started the moment that they open the door for you! Interior is very nice and plenty of space among the seating. Excellent wine list and the server was very well versed in the food and preparation of it. Steaks were delicious, very tender and cooked per our request. The sides were large and salads were very fresh. The desert menu was delicious and half the enjoyment was their presentation. The restaurant is not cheap, but you definitely get your money’s worth. I especially liked the dress code that they have and is listed on their site. Excellent experience overall.
A photo of Polaris Grill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4955)
$30 and under
American
Polaris
About the restaurant
* Please Call for Group Reservations Larger than 6*
Our mission is to treat our customers as if they were guests in our homes. We want you to have a great meal in a comfortable environment served by our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We appreciate your patronage and hope you return to visit us often.
Guests from across the globe come for our Famous "55" salad, Wild mushroom bisque, and Aztec Chowder but leave raving about the fresh seafood and delicious steaks. Owned and operated by local restaurateur Darren Greene, the Polaris Grill delivers the best dining experience in North Columbus. Serving lunch Monday through Sunday, a sensational brunch on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner nightly.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
A wonderful dining experience A warm and inviting ambiance Top notch server Salmon was cooked to perfection and topped by crabmeat and bernaise sauce . I had mine on the side although I ended up eating it all because it was delicious Owner stopped by to say hello! A nice touch!! Highly recommend Polaris Grill
A photo of J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Worthington restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2028)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Worthington
About the restaurant
J. Liu Restaurant and Bar of Worthington offers superb culinary creations served within an eclectic setting. Refined and stylish yet relaxed and comfortable. The experienced staff is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of every guest. J. Liu is eager to work with you in every way possible to ensure a most memorable experience. Uncompromising quality, understated elegance, attention to detail, outstanding service and "Something Great For Everyone", only at J. Liu of Worthington!
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Great food, amazing staff! Made our get together really special! Thanks so much!!
A photo of Mitchell's Steakhouse - Columbus Downtown restaurant
4.3
4.3 (2270)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Columbus
About the restaurant
Experience The Modern American Steakhouse in Columbus, Ohio. Our hand selected prime steaks are aged to perfection. Our house made side dishes don’t just complement, they wow. Our wine list, featuring 200 of the world’s finest labels, earned the 2006 Wine Spectator award of excellence. Our Downtown Columbus location is open for lunch, dinner and happy hour and has an elegant private dining room for social and company events.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
Amazingly good surf and turf experience. Exceptional attention to dietary restrictions.
A photo of Bravo Italian Kitchen - Columbus - Lennox restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1276)
$30 and under
Italian
Columbus
About the restaurant
Bravo Lennox is an upscale-casual Italian restaurant right in Columbus serving authentic pasta dishes, signature entrées, piping hot pizza, and delicious wine & cocktails amid Roman-ruin décor. Our family-friendly atmosphere is as inviting as our welcoming staff and we look forward to your visit at Bravo Lennox located in Columbus, OH - make your reservation or place an online order today!
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DianeSvip
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
This restaurant has delicious food and a wide variety of menu choices. My waiter Cade not only makes me feel at home but his excellent service is outstanding. Thank you.
A photo of Milestone 229 restaurant
4.2
4.2 (29)
$31 to $50
American
Columbus
About the restaurant
Milestone 229 is an American restaurant located in Columbus, Ohio that specializes in serving classic American comfort food. The restaurant features a modern vibe with an airy dining room and a patio that overlooks the Scioto Mile fountains. The fountains are currently under construction but slated to open before this summer!

Milestone 229 serves lunch and dinner daily and a weekend brunch. Brunch at the restaurant consists of such fare as Belgian waffles, a variety of Egg Benedicts, Foster's French toast, and Chilaquiles. Lunch and dinner at Milestone 229 features an assortment of snacks and starters, soup and salads, entrées, sandwiches, pizzas and desserts. Entrée menu selections include steak frites and lobster ravioli.
Top review
MaryMvip
Dined on May 31, 2024
Mike was a pro. He helped us with choices and the steak suggestion was amazing. All four of us loved our food. Great experience.
A photo of Bar Cicchetti - Columbus restaurant
3.5
3.5 (214)
$31 to $50
Italian
Columbus
About the restaurant
Blending the welcoming charm of a traditional Italian restaurant with the approachable elegance of the most notable destinations, Bar Cicchetti is a perfect addition to the historic charm of downtown Columbus. The name itself, meaning “to share,” encourages guests to connect with one another over a reinvented selection of Italian crowd favorites and refined cocktails.

Occupying the ground floor of the iconic Westin Great Southern hotel, Bar Cicchetti is a rustically refined eatery, offering seasonally inspired dishes, including elevated takes on his favorite comfort food classics, as well as craft beer and cocktails.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 17, 2024
David was the best server!! So helpful, outgoing, and a joy to talk to. The food was amazing as well!! Highly recommend the crostino app.
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