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SideBar Columbus

4.4
4.4
619 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Our cuisine offers South American-influenced, small-plate dishes with a Spanish flair (tapas). Our focus on quality is second to none, including our service, food, wine and cocktails. Our wine list is user-friendly, non-pretentious and appropriate with our cuisine. Our bartenders specialize in pre-prohibition era cocktails. We invite you to savor our culinary delights with a drink of your choice and to enjoy our sophisticated fare and relaxed atmosphere. ¡Salud!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, South American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (614) 228-9041
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Alberto Tapia
  • Catering
    Please email us at Events@Sidebarcolumbus.com for inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    Welcome to SidebarColumbus, your unique meeting and event space. We are pleased to offer a Mediterranean inspired menu enhanced by the flavors of Modern South American Cuisine. For those who value an unparalleled culinary experience, we invite you to host your next event with us!Our facility offers accommodations for everything from small intimate dinners to large receptions utilizing our multi-levels! We are happy to configure our spaces to match the needs of your event - please do not hesitate to ask questions! Our rental rates are based on food and beverage minimums established for the spaces - all rates are prior to tax & gratuity.We also provide off-site catering - please inquire for details!
  • Private party contact
    Ronnie Grubb: (614) 228-9041
  • Neighborhood
    Columbus
  • Cross street
    Lazelle St.
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking available for our guests Thursday through Saturday.
  • Public transit
    Corner of Main Street and Lazelle Street
  • Entertainment
    Thursdays - Saturday in the lower level
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 619 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 1.4Value

NoiseModerate

619 Reviews
  1. AdriL

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on May 17, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    I must admit that I wasn't a huge fan of most of the tapas our party shared. The empanadas and tortilla Española were lackluster and not very warm. The steak was amazing though, and the cocktails were great. However, it was our server, Robert, that made it a wonderful experience. We had a large group, probably around 20, and Robert did an amazing job of communicating with everyone, was very knowledgeable, and very helpful. Amazing service.

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  2. DiverGal

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Had booked a reservation 2 weeks in advance on OT for three of us to celebrate daughter's graduation from OSU. We were seated at a high top table 5' across from the bar, not the dining room, so right away it made it fell like less than a special occasion. The octopus was bland, the mussels diablo tasted like the tomato sauce came from a jar, and the snapper ceviche was smothered in a creamy mayonnaise based sauce with just a hint of lime juice which was also bland (not my favorite way of preparing ceviche). The scallops Parmesan was the best tapa we ordered, but it's hard to go wrong swimming in butter and cheese. The risotto was on the dry side- a bit over cooked, lacking in creaminess. Overall a disappointment for a special night.

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  3. HarryW

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My friends and I were delighted by the quality of the food. The service was good, and as a special treat, our table was given a complimentary round of Champagne, now that's what I call customer service! My only criticism is the restaurant's noise level makes conversation a bit difficult. I would, nonetheless, recommend SideBar, especially for vegetarians seeking a quality casual- to fine-dining experience with numerous options.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent spot to go before attending a show at the Ohio Theatre. The waiter asked us if we were going to the theatre after dinner and he did a good job of getting us our check quickly, which was greatly appreciated. The handcrafted cocktails were pricey for the size of glass, but very delicious. The food was very good ( we had the calamari, pizza and house salad). I would recommend this place to anyone!

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  5. CAFey

    Columbus

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved all of the tapas we had. Risotto is amazing. Wonderful eggplant dish. Our waiter was very very helpful - I don't remember her name ( so sorry )but she is from Venezuela. Our friend Jeff loved the potato dish. The flan and the chocolate dessert were both excellent. This was our first time, but we are making plans to go back soon!

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  6. BradC

    Toledo

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of six had a great experience. We ordered six small plates and a pizza. It was all wonderful and we didn't need to order anything else. The craft cocktails are a real treat. We'll be back!

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  7. ScotM

    Columbus

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I really enjoyed our evening at Sidebar. We arrived early in the evening and sat at the bar intentionally. The bartenders are knowledgeable and fun to talk with. The food was good, drinks delicious and the service outstanding. They make you feel welcomed and are very attentive. Sidebar has become one of our favorites in Columbus!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's quite good. Service was good. Delicious food and drinks. There was only one disadvantage for me - tables. Tables look very old. I assume that it's a type of a style, but I had feeling like I was at the cheap sport bar in a dress

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  9. llcolumbus

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    perfect pre- or post- any southern theatre or ohio theatre events

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  10. mizzajane

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in town visiting our son at OSU and wanted to take the family out for a nice dinner. We found SideCar after searching for tapas. We couldn't have been more pleased. Our waiter was great and the food was amazing.

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SideBar Columbus is rated 4.4 stars by 619 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for SideBar Columbus

122 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43215

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lazelle St.
  • Neighborhood
    Columbus
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, South American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking available for our guests Thursday through Saturday.
  • Public transit
    Corner of Main Street and Lazelle Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alberto Tapia
  • Entertainment
    Thursdays - Saturday in the lower level
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (614) 228-9041
  • Catering
    Please email us at Events@Sidebarcolumbus.com for inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    Welcome to SidebarColumbus, your unique meeting and event space. We are pleased to offer a Mediterranean inspired menu enhanced by the flavors of Modern South American Cuisine. For those who value an unparalleled culinary experience, we invite you to host your next event with us!Our facility offers accommodations for everything from small intimate dinners to large receptions utilizing our multi-levels! We are happy to configure our spaces to match the needs of your event - please do not hesitate to ask questions! Our rental rates are based on food and beverage minimums established for the spaces - all rates are prior to tax & gratuity.We also provide off-site catering - please inquire for details!
  • Private party contact
    Ronnie Grubb: (614) 228-9041
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