The Guild House - Columbus

4.7
1464 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
The Guild House is an artisan eatery featuring creative American cuisine available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We proudly source locally grown ingredients whenever possible. Our chefs collaborate to create seasonal offerings that are regionally and globally inspired, all with artistic technique in an energetic and inviting space. Our wine list includes wines from around the world that are diverse and carefully selected, and our bar chefs craft fresh squeezed juices and spirits with skillful passion. Repurposed wood, local art and contemporary accents lend to The Guild House’s cosmopolitan character – suitable for revelry or relaxation. All complemented by the perfect blend of genuine hospitality from the heart. There’s a lot of love on every plate, and we look forward to sharing this unique collection from “Our Guild” with you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast 6:30-11:00
Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dinner 4:00pm - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(614) 280-9780
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
John Paul Iacobucci
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Cross street
Russell
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Parking details
Valet available for Dinner service for $10.00 On street and parking structures are in the area.
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Public transit
Their is a COTA stop directly in front of the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Cleveland
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Restaurant decor is beautiful; what I would expect. Service was fine, but could have been a little better. The restaurant was very busy. Hostess and valet were great! The wrong appetizer was brought out and it took some time to get the attention of our waiter. However, once communicated, it was quickly remedied. The duck foie grad an lobster toast were excellent. We have the pork, halibut and lobster, and scallops as entrees. All were very good and would order again.
We have had brunch here several time and drinks/ appetizers. We would definitely eat here again.

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TR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at the Guild House! Our server, Chris, was excellent and very professional. Everything from the appetizer to dessert was perfectly prepared!

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I
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly, helpful staff! It deserves it’s top rating

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T
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made our Anniversary even more special. Loved this place and we will return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely amazing. The food, drinks and the service.

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OT
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. We love it there

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MP
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I love Guildhouse and go there frequently.. I like the food, the service and the ambience.. this time it was quite disappointing: we were three people and ordered three appetizers to share and then every one got a main dish. I ordered the special of the day, branzino cooked in a lemon butter sauce.. The fish was dead for a long, long time, it tasted like cardboard and was not edible.. I left two thirds of my fish on the plate, the waiter who was rarely to be seen picked it up and never asked if anything was wrong with it.. In a restaurant which prides itself for high quality of food and good service, neither was acceptible.. Bad experience..

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JM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Columbus! The food is always amazing, consistent, and so fresh, especially the seafood. I am quite picky, I have never had a bad/or sub par meal, it’s always top notch. The ambiance is inviting, modern and beautiful. You feel like you are in NYC. The service is on point. You can’t go wrong dining here!

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service awful. Food pretty solid but not outstanding. Seemed more like a hang out than a fine dining experience. Fine for a casual dinner with friends.

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TS
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere, service, and overall ambiance was very nice. The happy hour and wine list was also good. In terms of food, it was decent overall but unfortunately did not meet the standards I had been hearing from others (not quite worth the price you pay)

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JA
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Ambience maybe too loud for business meals but tolerable. Eclectic mix of Italian and French influences in the kitchen.

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DK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at the Guild House was exquisite. We enjoyed the lobster toast as an appetizer and it was amazing! I ordered the sea bass and my husband ordered the scallops. We just couldn’t stop talking about how great everything tasted. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

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KI
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We decided to try The Guild House for our 10th anniversary. The food was great: high quality ingredients, layers of flavors without overdoing, and overall excellent balance. We were very happy with every single dish. The person who served our table was very polite and gave just the right amount of suggestions.
Two things that prevented me from giving all 5 starts are (1) the choice of music, and (2) the receptionist who initially tried to give us a noisy spot between two big groups in front of the bar. Receptionists can try to read the guests' wishes, and if that's hard, they can ask if the guests are there for any special occasion. She was looking on her cell phone when we were leaving and said "You are welcome" without looking up when my husband said "Thank you."

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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Weird menu. Tries way too hard to be fancy which causes it to fall flat. Food was fine but menu was limited. Noisy and cramped.

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LG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was attentive but not hovering. The food was just enough to fill but not so much that you required a doggy bag. The menu was varied and delicious!

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JK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place for a special occasion!

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NN
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When it opened, it was unique. It has since blossomed into all-out fabulous. Relaxed and impressive. Our table of four tried almost everything, and shared it all. A real treat.

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M
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

I met a constituent there for brunch. She had driven up from Cincinnati and I from Dublin. We met at 10am yesterday and it was not busy. The ambiance was beautiful and since it was both of our first visits we were eager to enjoy our breakfast. Each of us ordered a make to order omelette. My friend did not get what she had ordered but didn’t want to send it back . The omelettes were very small with very few ingredients. The fruit and coffee were fine. I went in with very high expectations and came away very disappointed.

I will not be returning.

Mark Royce

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G
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Predictably wonderful. “Go to” place for late Dinis.

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DL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary and everyone was so kind to us. Special seating in front of the fireplace and smiles all around. Thank you!

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CK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great - great service. We went on the $6 Hamburger night and it fantastic. I could not hear the person sitting across from me due to noise level. It was also cold -- I even asked my waiter to make it warmer if he could. So being very cold and saying 'huh?" alot was a bit bothersome. We will come back because the food was very good - just bring a thicker sweater.

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f
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guild House was a real treat for Burger and Beer week!

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CK
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

4th time and each time with friends, family, or professional calleagues, and on different days of the week - the service is inattentive at best. Will not be returning anytime soon.

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JG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was my 5th or 6th visit to the Guild House. After the first experience, each visit has been less enjoyable than last. The food appears to be declining in quality and tast.

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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was good

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Was a little disappointed the birthday we were celebrating was not acknowledged! Everything else was great!

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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server,Mike, was amazing. Very attentive and knowledgeable. Food was delicious. Absolutely no complaints.

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KM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great bartendar..Keith who made excellent cocktails. The restaurant I classic and modern. Food was very good especially the Halibut & Lobster along with the Chocolate Peanut Butter dessert. Service was decent.

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KS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

We were sat near a window even though there was construction equipment with jackhammering on the other side. Could barely hear each other at the table.

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance. There was no server for us, I had to go to the hostess to request service. Our table (set for 4) had only 1 cup and no sweeteners. ...obviously incomplete table setting. They were gracious and sent us over apple fritters. Fabulous! Our meals were outstanding....not one complaint there. Service is lacking....we had to flag someone down for a coffee refill. Overall a wonderful parting meal for our trip to Cokumbus.

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CB
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything is wonderful from the food to the ambiance BUT the noise level is awful! When you are there at their busiest peak the noise level plus the music is terrible. (I asked to have the music lowered, which they did, but it was still loud) When spending such a lovely dinner in a beautiful location it is the greatest pity that one can hardly hear the voice of their company!

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JL
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cameron Mitchell has done it again- The Guild House is fantastic! From the ambiance, to the friendly and attentive servers, to the absolutely DELICIOUS food. My husband and I loved it. The decor is beautiful and we fell in love from the moment we walked inside.

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DD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I rarely write reviews for restaurants, however The Guild House was so outstanding I have to do it!! This place exceeded my hopes and expectations!! The ambiance was awesome, including chandeliers that reminded us of ones we saw in Murano a couple years ago. Food was FANTASTIC!! Service was very good, only thing that wasn't awesome was the length of time it took for me to get the draft beer I ordered, but that was not a big deal. This is now my new favorite restaurant for Artisan Gourmet food, or I also call it a high end Gastropub without the beer concentration, but mighty good wine and cocktail choices!! You could also say this place is Fit for Foodies!! Great job to all at The Guild House!!

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RF
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went here for our anniversary. We were treated to a glass of champagne upon arrival, and our server and other staff acknowledged our anniversary several times during our meal. It was a tad noisy, but not so much we couldn’t enjoy ourselves. One thing we especially liked was the portions were perfect. Sometime you leave a restaurant and you can barely move. We had dinner, enjoyed dessert and coffee and and it was wonderful.

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PT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

When we arrived it was early for dinner so there was no host. We waited a couple minutes kind of wondering if anyone realized we were there. Once we did get noticed we had a lovely meal and enjoyed every aspect of the dinner including the service.

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E
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

My boyfriend proposed to me earlier in the day and we celebrated with a friend in Columbus at The Guild House. I had made a reservation several weeks in advance, and I am on vacation from Oregon. When we arrived we were quickly helped by the hostess and shown to a table. Then we proceeded to sit there for about 20 minutes waiting for a server to come by and give us menus and water. Finally our server showed up but never actually introduced himself as our server. We ordered a bottle of sparkling water and it took another 10 minutes to show up. Our server finally came back with the water and poured it and then went to walk away and we had to ask him about drinks, he didn't even ask. My fiance wanted to get a vintage bottle of champagne to celebrate the occasion. When asked about it the server got weird and didn't know what the restaurant had. He came back in another 5 minutes with a list. We picked out a bottle (and spent $280). I asked some questions about food sourcing, if anything was pasture raised, or local. Our server once again gave me a weird look and didn't know ANYTHING about the meat that is being served on the menu. He went and checked with the kitchen and nothing was a high quality meat (which for the prices we paid, it should have been...in Portland any restaurant you spend $30-40 on an entree has locally sourced high quality meats and vegetables). We ordered our food when the server came back with our champagne. The food was good. Nothing overly special. Our server was VERY inattentive. After spending almost $300 on ONE BOTTLE of champagne our server didn't keep our glasses full. At one point we had to pour our own champagne because our server kept walking by our empty glasses and not stopping to pour more. I finally poured my own because I wanted another glass, then finally after our glasses were already full again he stopped and asked if we needed more poured the only thing that made up for the experience was that he brought us 2 desserts on the house

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B
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been to the Guild House twice and both times left hungry. We are not big eaters but the portions were SMALL. It was such a shame because what they prepared was excellent and tasty but my husband could have eaten 2 portions to be filled. For the amount charged, ambiance only goes so far.

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P
Columbus
81 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Late afternoon business conversation - perfect location!

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R
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We at at 11 am for a casual business lunch. The service was very good and and we had a great table. Food was tremendous!

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j
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is my 4th or 5th time at The Guild House and it doesn’t disappoint. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is very good. Our service was great. It was after an OSU game and it was very lively!

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