Restaurants in Downtown Columbus

From the August 2010 edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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. 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: $8.50-$15. 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. AE, DS, MC, V.

Barrio Tapas & Lounge, 185 N High St, 220-9141. South American and Spanish fusion, featuring small plates such as ceviche, octopus and empañadas. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Tapas: $5-$12. Occasional live entertainment. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sat-Sun. AE, 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. 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. AE, DS, MC, V.

Buca di Beppo, 343 N Front St, 621-3287. The heart of fresh Italian cooking; specialties include mozzarella caprese, linguine frutti di mare, oven roasted salmon, apple gorgonzola salad and gelato della casa. Liquor; extensive Italian wine list; bar. Meals: $6-$25. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations suggested. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

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

Café Lola, 12 E Broad St, 754-8804. Fast casual cuisine featuring sandwiches, panini, salads, soups and pizza. Items: $4-$6. Outdoor dining. Open for 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. Open for lunch Mon-Tue till 6 pm, Wed-Sat till 7 pm; closed Sun. DS, MC, V.

Caffe Daniela(scheduled to open mid Aug)17 S High StJ. Gumbo’s, 31 E Gay St, 469-9900. Cajun and Creole cuisine; specialties include jambalaya and drunken chicken. Liquor; wine; beer expected. Items: $5-$7. Children’s portions. Outdoor dining. Live entertainment including local artists monthly. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed 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, 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-Sat; closed Sun. Checks, AE, MC, V.

Kooma, 37 Vine St, 224-3239. Fusion Japanese cuisine. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. 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: $14-$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, serving 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, DS, 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. AE, DS, MC, V.

The Market Stand Café, 350 N High St (in Hyatt Regency Columbus), 280-3082. Americanized world cuisine; specialties include breakfast buffet with omelet station, grilled Tuscany salad, chicken tortilla soup and grilled sandwiches. Liquor; complete wine list. Entrees: $11-$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. High-energy restaurant with Italian techniques and cosmopolitan atmosphere; specialties include heirloom beet salad, chicken marsala and radiatore diavola. Liquor; extensive Italian wine list; bar. Dinners: $14-$37. 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 hand selected steaks, chops, Maryland crab cakes and filet mignon Oscar. 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.

Spice Gastro Lounge & Club,491 N Park St, 224-7840. Restaurant and nightclub; specialties include gourmet pizzas, Asian and Buffalo wings, salads and steak frits with cabernet butter. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Items: $5-$28. Outdoor dining. Deejays and live bands Tue-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, a variety of steaks and specials. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $8-$32. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails, 73 E Gay St, 221-8300. Serving Ohio comfort food; specialties include blue ribbon pot roast dinner and two-wheel discount all the time. Liquor; moderate wine list; craft beers including Barley’s beer; whiskey list; bar. Lunches/dinners: $8-$14. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner till 2 am 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Town Street Bar & Grill, 175 E Town St, 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.

Urban Spirit Coffee Shop, 893 E Long St, 253-7778. Coffee shop featuring specialty coffee drinks, sandwiches, pastries and hot dogs. Items: $3-$4. Outdoor dining. Live entertainment nightly including poetry Tue, jazz Thu. Art gallery. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon-Sat, open Sun 1-5 pm. Reservations accepted. 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 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.