Arena Grand Club Bar Bistro, 175 W Nationwide Blvd, 469-5000. Americana cuisine; specialties include gourmet pizza, salads, grilled sandwiches and desserts. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $6-$15. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, MC, V.

Au Bon Pain, 20 S Third St, 224-1922. Quick-service restaurant featuring soups, salads, deli sandwiches, baked goods and catering. Meals: $4-$7. Outdoor dining. Open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri; closed Sat-Sun. S on patio. Checks, AE, DS, MC, V.

bd's Mongolian Barbeque, 295 Marconi Blvd, 586-0077. Create your own meals from a buffet of pasta, meat, seafood and vegetables. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. All-you-can-eat dinners: $8-$14. Children's prices. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted for parties of 6 or more. AE, DS, MC, V.

Bar Louie, 504 N Park St, 220-0900. American cuisine with Cajun influence; specialties include martinis, Luigi steak sandwich, pear salad and po' boy sandwich. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $6-$15. Children's menu. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted for large parties. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Barley's Brewing Company Ale House No. 1, 467 N High St, 228-2537. Fusion of American and world cuisine; specialties include steak, chargrilled wings, pasta, sauerkraut balls and British ales. Liquor; small wine list; single-malt Scotches; bar. Items: $5-$27. Children's menu. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted Sun-Thu. AE, DS, MC, V.

Benevolence Cafe, 41 W Swan St, 221-9330. Quick-service vegetarian and vegan restaurant featuring homemade daily soups, salads, sandwiches and fresh-baked bread. Meals: $7-$9. Children's menu. Open for breakfast Sat, lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; brunch Sun. Reservations accepted. Checks, DS, MC, V.

Boston's The Gourmet Pizza, 191 W Nationwide Blvd, 229-4275. Unique casual dining; specialties include gourmet pizza, pasta, salmon and burgers. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $9-$20. Outdoor dining. Children's menu. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. S on patio. AE, DS, MC, V.

Brothers Bar & Grill, 477 N Park St, 232-9020. Pub fare featuring appetizers, burgers and half price happy hour specials. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Items: $6-$10. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. S on patio. AE, DS, MC, V.

Buca di Beppo, 343 N Front St, 621-3287. Immigrant southern-Italian family-style cuisine; specialties include Neapolitan-style pizza, penne campofiore, chicken Marsala, spaghetti with meatballs and linguine frutti de mare. Liquor; extensive Italian wine list; bar. Meals: $6-$25. Children's portions. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations suggested. S on patio. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Café Brioso, 14 E Gay St, 228-8366. Coffee roaster and urban eatery specializing in espresso, tea and scratch-made soups, salads and sandwiches. Lunches: average $6. Children's portions. Outdoor dining. Open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Sat; closed Sun. S on patio. AE, DS, MC, V.

Café Lola, 12 E Broad St, 754-8804. Fast casual cuisine featuring sandwiches, paninis, salads, soups and pizza. Items: $4-$6. Outdoor dining. Open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri; closed Sat-Sun. AE, DS, V.

Café Napolitana, 40 N High St, 224-3013. NY-style pizzeria featuring pizza, stromboli, calzones and daily pasta special. Lunches: $6-$7. Delivery available. Open for lunch Mon-Tue till 6 pm, Wed-Sat till 7 pm; closed Sun. MC, V.

Callahan's, 520 Park St, 774-0386. American cuisine featuring gourmet sandwiches, seafood and salads. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $5-$10. Outdoor dining. Open for dinner 7 days. S on patio. AE, DS, MC, V.

Capitol Café by Catering by Design, Broad and High sts (in the Statehouse), 728-9231. American cuisine featuring freshly prepared omelets, salads, sandwiches, burgers and daily specials. Lunches: $3-$8. Children's menu. Open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri; closed Sat-Sun. MC, V.

The Caucus Room, 50 S Front St (in Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel), 228-4600. Casual, upscale cuisine; specialties include steak, seafood, pasta and salads. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $12-$20. Children's menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations suggested. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Chipotle, 401 N Front St, 228-5488. Quick-service restaurant serving fresh, made-to-order gourmet burritos and tacos; specialties include barbacoa, fajita burritos and steak burritos. Domestic and Mexican beer; margaritas. Items: under $6. Children's portions. Open for lunch Mon-Fri; closed Sat-Sun except during special events. Checks, AE, MC, V.

Confluence Park Restaurant, 679 W Spring St, 469-0000. American cuisine featuring steak, seafood, chicken and pasta. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Dinners: $18-$28. Children's menu. Outdoor dining. Banquet rooms seat up to 400. Live music Wed-Thu eve. Open for dinner Tue-Sat; closed Sun-Mon. Reservations suggested. S on deck. AE, DS, MC, V.

Cotters, 200 W Nationwide Blvd (at Nationwide Arena), 221-9060. Classic American fare with French influences; specialties include flash-fried calamari, Creole crab cakes, center-cut pork chop, Cotters chopped salad and Caprese salad. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Lunches and dinners: $8-$30. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun except on event days. Reservations suggested. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Darby's Café, 75 E State St (at Hyatt on Capitol Square), 228-1234. Outdoor cafe featuring burgers, chicken, seafood, freshly made salads and sandwiches. Lunches: $7-$10. Outdoor dining. Live music Thu eve. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Fri; closed Sat-Sun. AE, CB, DC, DS, MC, V.

Darby's Sports Bar, 75 E State St (at Hyatt on Capitol Square), 228-1234, ext 6282. Featuring wings, pizza and burgers. Flat-screen TVs, billiards, darts. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Entrees: $5-$13. Open for dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. AE, CB, DC, DS, MC, V.

Deli in the Alley, 72 E Lynn St, 222-0911. Gourmet deli sandwiches; featuring deli-style Cuban, turkey gorgonzola in cranberry heaven, egg salad Florentine, fresh pasta, vegan salads. Items: $4-$7. Children's portions. Outdoor dining. Open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri; closed Sat-Sun. MC, V.

Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace, 248 S Fourth St. Serving all-beef Vienna franks, Polish sausages, kielbasa, tofu dogs and numerous side dishes. Liquor; beer. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Due Amici, 67 E Gay St, 224-9373. Italian cuisine; specialties include pasta, pizza and traditional Italian dishes. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Entrees: $10-$28. Outdoor and private dining. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat, brunch Sat-Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

El Arepazo Latin Grill, 47 N Pearl St, 228-4830. South American cuisine; specialties include Venezuelan platter, fish burrito, Cuban wrap, patacon (fried plantain topped with shredded beef) and empanadas. Items: $4-$13. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch Mon-Sat, dinner Sat; closed Sun. S on patio. MC, V.

Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus, 161 N High St, 228-0500. World cuisine, featuring 12 microbrewed beers; specialties include the Rock Filet, seafood, pasta and vegetarian dishes. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Dinners: $12-$28. Children's menu. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. Reservations suggested. S on patio. AE, DS, MC, V.

Euro Café, 49 N High St, 221-8311. Authentic Polish home cooking; specialties include breakfast, deli sandwiches, pirogies and cabbage rolls. Open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri; closed Sat-Sun. AE, CB, DC, DS, JCB, MC, V.

Flatiron Bar and Diner, 129 E Nationwide Blvd, 461-0033. Diner-style fare featuring Southern and Cajun flavors including barbecue, gumbo and house-smoked meats and sausages. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Sandwiches: $7-$10. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. S on patio. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Frog, Bear & Wild Boar Bar, 343 N Front St, 621-9453. American cuisine; specialties include over-stuffed sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads and fresh pizza. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Entrees: average $7-$8. Children's menu. Outdoor dining. Deejays and live entertainment Thu-Sat eve. Open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 401 N Front St, 246-2900. American cuisine influenced by bold international flavors, featuring authentic German lagers. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $9-$22. Children's menu. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. S on patio. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

High Street Grill, 310 S High St (in Westin Columbus), 228-3800. Classic American cuisine; specialties include Monterey Bay calamari, grilled Margherita flatbread, salmon burger, meatloaf and crab cakes. Liquor; extensive wine list; bar. Dinner: $7-$30. Children's menu. Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days, dinner Mon-Sat. Reservations suggested. Checks, AE, DS, MC, V.

Ho-Toy Restaurant, 11 W State St, 224-6848. Thai and Chinese food, also featuring Szechwan and vegetarian cuisine. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $6-$13. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Fri; closed Sat-Sun. DS, MC, V.

Indian Oven, 427 E Main St, 220-9390. Authentic Indian cuisine featuring vegetarian and seafood specialties, curry dishes, lunch buffet and daily dinner specials. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Dinners: $13-$24. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner 7 days. Reservations suggested. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

The Inn Between, 30 S Young St, 224-1944. American cuisine; specialties include Rumplemeyer sandwich, burgers, salads, Buffalo chicken sandwich and Middle Eastern cuisine first Mon of month. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $6-$9. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Fri; closed Sat-Sun. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.

Isabella's Café Italia, 21 E State St, Ste 110, 220-9050. Specialties include club sandwich, pesto chicken penne, salad bar, wraps and panini. Items: $3-$7. Open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri; closed Sat-Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.

Jack's Restaurant, 52 E Lynn Alley, 224-3655. Quick-service diner specializing in double cheeseburgers and home-cooked meals. Lunches: average $5-$6. Children's portions. Open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri; closed Sat-Sun.

Japanese Steak House, 479 N High St, 228-3030. Entrees prepared on tabletop grills; specialties include filet mignon, NY strip steak and seafood. Appetizers also available in lounge. Liquor; small wine list; sake; bar. Dinners: $12-$25. Children's menu for dinner only. Open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, DC, DS, JCB, MC, V.

Jiji's Café, 141 E Main St (opening Sept '08). Asian and American cuisine; specialties include sesame crab cakes, ahi tuna crackers, sushi and ginger chicken sate. Liquor; small wine list; sake; bar. Items: under $12. Outdoor dining. Occasional live entertainment. Open for lunch and dinner Tue-Sat, Fri-Sat till 2 am, brunch Sat-Sun; closed Mon. AE, DS, MC, V.

Jury Room Pub and Whiskey Bar, 22 E Mound St, 224-7777. Pub fare with daily specials; specialties include cheese steak, burgers, David's Wings, salads and pepperoni chips. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Items: $3-$9. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Thu, food served during lunch and from 5:30-6:30 pm during happy hour on Fri; closed Sat-Sun. S on patio. Checks, AE, MC, V.

Kooma, 37 Vine St, 224-3239. Fusion Japanese cuisine featuring sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $5-$20. Open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. AE, CB, DC, DS, JCB, MC, V.

Latitude 41, 50 N Third St, 233-7541. Modern American cuisine featuring local ingredients; specialties include braised short rib, wild mushroom flatbread and a newly printed menu daily. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Entrees: $20-$38. Children's menu. Open for breakfast and dinner 7 days, lunch Mon-Sat. AE, DS, MC, V.

Lee's China Kitchen, 65 E State St, 228-3011. Specialties include pad Thai noodles, wor sui gai, Hunan chicken, General Tso's chicken and Singapore-style rice noodles. Dinners: $9-$13. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat till 7 pm; closed Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.

Little Palace, 240 S Fourth St, 461-8404. Family owned and operated Greek and American cuisine; featuring homemade soups and breads and Greek dishes such as baked cod Athenian and gyros. Greek day Wed. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $5-$9. Open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Sat, dinner Mon-Fri; closed Sun. Reservations accepted. Checks, MC, V.

M, 2 Miranova Pl, 629-0000. Eclectic American cuisine; specialties include Chilean sea bass, filet mignon, cold-water lobster tail, ahi tuna and veal mignon. Liquor; extensive wine list; bar. Dinners: $9-$35. Children's portions. Outdoor dining. Open for dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Main Bar, 16 W Main St, 228-3129. Pub fare; specialties include half-pound Angus burger, veggie burger, pizza, quarter-pound hot dogs and Italian sausage. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Items: $2-$6. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. S on patio. AE, DS, MC, V.

The Market Stand Café, 350 N High St (in Hyatt Regency Columbus), 280-3082. Americanized world cuisine; specialties include eggs Benedict, grilled Tuscany salad, prime rib dip sandwich, baked five onion soup and daily specials. Liquor; complete wine list. Entrees: $20-$31. Children's menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations suggested. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Martini Modern Italian, 445 N High St, 224-8259. Contemporary and traditional Italian cuisine; specialties include wood-fired pizzas, gnocchi, lasagna salsiccia and tiramisu. Liquor; extensive Italian wine list; bar. Dinners: $10-$27. Children's menu. Open for dinner 7 days. Reservations suggested. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Max & Erma's on the Boulevard, 55 E Nationwide Blvd, 228-5555. A casual restaurant featuring burgers, steak, pasta and salads. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $7-$19. Children's menu. Outdoor dining. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Mitchell's Steakhouse, 45 N Third St, 621-2333. Cosmopolitan steakhouse; specialties include dry-aged steak, chops, Maryland crab cakes, filet mignon Oscar and bone-in Kansas City strip steak. Liquor; extensive wine list; bar. Dinners: $31-$45. Children's portions. Open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Morton's The Steakhouse, 280 N High St (280 Plaza, Ste 100), 464-4442. Steakhouse specializing in prime aged beef, fresh fish and seafood, vegetables and desserts. Liquor; extensive wine list; bar. Entrees: $40-$50. Open for dinner 7 days. Reservations suggested. AE, CB, DC, DS, MC, V.

North Market, 59 Spruce St. Home to a variety of merchants selling fresh and prepared foods. Open for lunch 7 days, dinner Tue-Fri till 7 pm, Sat-Sun till 5 pm; check with individual merchants for exact hours.

Barry's New York Style Deli, 221-6601. Special-ties include hot corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, Reuben and egg salad. Sandwiches: $6-$9. Checks, AE, MC, V.

Best of the Wurst, 469-8778. Specialties include panini, gourmet hot dogs, wraps and sandwiches made with Boar's Head deli meats. Lunches: $3-$7. Children's portions. AE, DS, MC, V.

CaJohn's CaBoom Chili Company, 229-4273. Fresh chilis and soups made daily. AE, DS, MC, V.

China Market, 361-1866. Serving 40 fresh and made-to-order dishes including pad Thai and General Tso's chicken. Lunches: $4-$6.

El Paraiso, 221-5770. Authentic Mexican recipes made from scratch daily. AE, DS, MC, V.

Firdous Express, 221-4444. Mediterranean cuisine; specialties include Moroccan chicken, roast leg of lamb, hummus, falafel and 32 kinds of baklava. Lunches: $4-$7. Checks, AE, DS, MC, V.

The Fish Guys, 228-4903. Sandwiches, seafood salads and soups. Items: $5-$10. AE, DS, MC, V.

Flavors of India, 228-1955. Northern Indian cuisine; specialties include chicken tikki makhani and vegetarian specials. Lunches: $4-$7. Checks, DS, MC, V.

Heil's Family Deli, 461-4778. Homemade salads, hot meals and desserts; specialties include homemade meatloaf sandwich on egg challah and 15 salads daily. Lunches: $2-$4. Children's portions. Checks.

Lac Viet Market, 221-0777. Fresh and authentic Vietnamese dishes including pho, spring rolls and summer rolls. Items: $2-$5.

Mozart's Bakery, 227-0441. Bakery featuring tortes, pastries, cookies and specialty coffees. Items: $2-$27. DS, MC, V.

Nida's Sushi, 228-4470. Sushi bar serving sashimi, rice rolls and California rolls. Lunches: $4-$10. AE, MC, V.

North Market Poultry and Game, 221-7237. Variety of chicken and salads. Items: $5-$10. DS, MC, V.

Pastaria, 228-2850. Italian cuisine including pasta and chicken with 20 different sauces and a variety of salads. Lunches: $5-$10. Children's portions. Checks, AE, DS, MC, V.

Sarefino's Pizzeria and Italian Deli, 228-7300. NY-style pizza, strombolis, calzones and 11 signature subs. Items: $5-$11. Checks, AE, DS, MC, V.

O'Shaughnessy's Public House, 401 N Front St, 224-6767. Irish-American pub; specialties include apple smoked pork loin, corned beef hash and fish and chips. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $9-$22. Children's portions. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun, except during Nationwide events. Reservations accepted on nonevent days. S on patio. AE, DS, MC, V.

Otero's Food Bar, 50 N High St, 225-0225. Quick-service restaurant featuring 12-foot salad bar, soups and sandwiches. Items: $3-$8. Open Mon-Fri 10:30 am-3 pm; closed Sat-Sun. Checks, AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

The Palette Café, 480 E Broad St (in the Columbus Museum of Art), 221-6801. Daily changing lunch menu featuring soups, hot entrees, sandwiches, salads and handmade desserts. Small wine list; beer. Lunches: $5-$10. Children's menu. Outdoor dining in Sculpture Garden. Open for lunch Tue-Sun; closed Mon. AE, DS, MC, V.

Phillip's Original Coney Island, 450 W Broad St, 221-8288. In business for 96 years, a fourth-generation family business. Coney Islands are the specialty along with a variety of soups and sandwiches. Sandwiches: $2-$6. Children's menu. Open Mon-Sat 10:30 am-6 pm; closed Sun. Reservations accepted for large parties. MC, V.

The Plaza Restaurant and Lounge, 75 E State St (in Hyatt on Capitol Square), 365-4550. Classic American cuisine; seasonal menu includes wild salmon, beef tenderloin Oscar, pan seared walleye and chicken cacciatore. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Entrees: $16-$26. Children's portions. Live entertainment Thu eve. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. AE, CB, DC, DS, JCB, MC, V.

Ringside Cafe, 19 N Pearl St, 228-7464. Established in 1897. Boxing-themed restaurant with American-style food; specialties include gourmet burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads. Liquor; small wine list; imported beer; bar. Lunches: $3-$12. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch Mon-Fri 11 am-3 pm, serving appetizers at bar Mon-Fri till 11 pm; closed Sat-Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.

Rise & Dine, 277 W Nationwide Blvd, 222-3008. Regional American home-style cuisine featuring breakfast and lunch; specialties include French toast crunch, steak and eggs and chicken salad with fresh fruit. Meals: $5-$8. Children's menu. Outdoor dining. Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days, dinner during special events downtown. AE, DS, MC, V.

Saigon Palace Restaurant, 114 N Front St, 464-3325. Vietnamese and contemporary Asian cuisine; specialties include chicken with lemongrass, shrimp pad Thai, vermicelli herbal salad, Oriental shrimp noodle and Vietnamese noodle soup. Dinners: $7-$12. Children's portions. Open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. Reservations suggested for parties of 3 or more. AE, DS, MC, V.

San Francisco Oven, 65 E State St, 220-5600. Quick-service restaurant; specialties include brick oven baked pizza, salads, homemade soups and sandwiches. Moderate wine list. Meals: $6-$9. Children's menu. Outdoor dining. Live entertainment Thu in summer. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon-Fri; closed Sat-Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.

Smuggler's Lounge, 611 E Broad St, 224-9400. Lounge atmosphere featuring bruschetta, French dip, Reuben, salads and big sandwiches. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $8-$15. Outdoor dining. Sat bike night grill-out on patio. Open for dinner Wed-Sat; closed Sun-Tue. S on patio. AE, DS, MC, V.

The Spaghetti Warehouse, 397 W Broad St, 464-0143. Italian restaurant divided into several rooms (one containing a full-size streetcar in which patrons can be served). Specialties include four-cheese manicotti, lasagna, fettuccine and shrimp marinara. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $7-$17. Children's menu. Game room. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted for parties of 10 or more. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Spice Gastro Lounge & Club, 491 N Park St, 441-4331. Tapas-style restaurant and nightclub; specialties include blackened scallops, calamari, ahi tuna, mini burgers and gourmet pizza. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Items: $3-$14. Outdoor dining. Deejays and live bands Thu-Sat. Open for dinner Tue-Sat; closed Sun-Mon. AE, DS, MC, V.

Ted's Montana Grill, 191 W Nationwide Blvd, 227-0013. Classic American comfort food, including chicken, beef or bison sandwiches prepared 20 ways; variety of steak, and specials. Liquor; extensive wine list; bar. Dinners: $6-$23. Children's menu. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Thirdjohntwo Bar-B-Q, 168 City Center Dr, 223-1300. Quick-service soul food; specialties include ribs, catfish, collard greens and perch. Meals: $7-$10. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Fri till 6 pm; closed Sat-Sun. MC, V.

Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails, 73 E Gay St, 221-8300. Serving Ohio comfort food; specialties include blue ribbon pot roast dinner, avocado-honey-shallot chicken salad sandwich and Ohio-style Monte Cristo sandwich. Liquor; moderate wine list; microbrews; bar. Dinners: $6-$12. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner till 2 am 7 days. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Town Street Bar & Grill, 175 E Town St (in Holiday Inn City Center), 221-3281. Classic American cuisine; specialties include pasta, Angus burgers, meatloaf, pretzel bread sandwiches and chicken tenders. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $8-$22. Children's menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.

Tyfoon, 106 Vine St, 224-9219. Thai-Asian fusion cuisine; specialties include sushi rolls, sea bass and pad Thai. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Entrees: $5-$18. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch Mon-Fri till 2 pm, dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, DS, MC, V.

Warehouse Café, 243 N Fifth St, 224-3134. Home cooked meals; specialties include kebabs, baked garlic lemon chicken and daily specials. Lunches: $1-$7. Outdoor dining. Open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Sat; closed Sun. Reservations accepted. Checks, DS, MC, V.

Zuppa Arena District Deli, 262 Neil Ave, 223-9229. Casual Italian deli; specialties include breakfast croissant sandwiches, homemade soups, breads, wraps and espresso. Lunches: $4-$7. Open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri; closed Sat-Sun. Checks, AE, MC, V.

Zuppa Downtown, 180 E Broad St, 225-9220. Casual Italian deli; specialties include breakfast croissant sandwiches, homemade soups, breads, wraps and espresso. Lunches: $4-$7. Open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri; closed Sat-Sun. Checks, AE, MC, V.