Restaurants near OSU

From the August 2010 edition

Adriatico’s, 265 W 11th Ave, 421-2300. Serving pizza, subs and salads. Beer. Items: $5-$30. Big-screen TV. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, MC, V.

Alana’s, 2333 N High St, 294-6783. Un-classical French cuisine featuring local and organic food; daily changing menu with cross-cultural influences. Liquor; extensive wine list; bar. Dinners: $16-$35. Outdoor dining. Open for dinner Tue-Sat; closed Sun-Mon. Reservations suggested. Checks, AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Apollo’s Restaurant & Spirits, 1758 N High St, 294-4006. Quick-service Greek and American cuisine; specialties include gyros, steak sandwich and Buffalo wings. Small wine list; beer. Dinners: $3-$11. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Bento Go Go, 1728 N High St, 298-8817. Asian food; specialties include sushi deluxe, mango chicken bento, veggie bento, stir-fry and vegetarian options. Liquor; sake; bar. Dinners: $5-$10. Outdoor dining. Weekly deejays. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. MC, V.

Bernie’s Bagels & the Distillery, 1896 N High St, 291-3448. Deli restaurant featuring deli sandwiches, bagels, housemade soups, vegetarian choices and breakfast any time. Liquor; small wine list; extensive imported beer list; bar. Lunches: $6-$8. Children’s portions. Outdoor dining. Live entertainment nightly including jazz, rock, college radio and alternative rock. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. MC, V.

Bistro 2110, 2110 Tuttle Park Pl (in Blackwell Inn), 247-2110. Modern American cuisine with seasonal menu; specialties include housemade breads and desserts. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $11-$23. Children’s menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sat-Sun. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.

Blue Danube, 2439 N High St, 261-9308. Home-cooked meals featuring Greek food, vegetarian items and typical diner fare. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $6-$12. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sat-Sun. AE, CB, DC, DS, MC, V.

Blue Nile Restaurant, 2361 N High St, 421-2323. Ethiopian cuisine; specialties include chicken, beef, lamb and vegetarian specials; daily lunch buffet. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $8-$14. Children’s portions. Open for lunch and dinner Tue-Sun, brunch Sat-Sun; closed Mon. Reservations suggested. Checks, AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 2151 N High St, 291-2362. Restaurant and sports bar with full menu featuring salads, appetizers, wraps, burgers and specializing in NY-style wings in 14 signature sauces. Liquor; small wine list; large draft beer selection; bar. Dinners: average $5-$12. Children’s menu. Free wi-fi. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, CB, DC, DS, MC, V.

Buffalo Wings & Rings, 1918 N High St, 424-9464. Casual pub fare; specialties include wings, Greek gyros, burgers, salads and appetizers. Liquor; bar. Meals: $5-$9. Children’s menu. Occasional live entertainment. Twenty-eight plasma TVs. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Café Bella, 2593 N High St, 267-1998. Housemade Italian-fusion cuisine; European-style cafe featuring daily specials with no set menu; gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly. Entrees: $5-$15. Children’s portions. Outdoor dining. Occasional live music. Open for lunch Tue-Fri, dinner Tue-Sat, brunch Sat-Sun; open 24 hours Thu-Sat; closed Mon. Reservations suggested. DS, MC, V.

Cam’s on Campus, 1871 N High St (in the Wexner Center for the Arts), 292-2233. Casual cafe; specialties include fresh sandwiches, wraps, organic rice bowls, soups, salads and baked goods. Items: $1.50-$9. Open 8 am-4 pm Mon-Fri; closed Sat-Sun. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.

Cazuela’s Grill Mexican Restaurant, 2247 N High St, 884-0755. Mexican cuisine; specialties include mucho macho burritos, Cazuela’s tequila cocktail, quesadillas and fajitas. Liquor. Lunches: average $5. Outdoor dining. Occasional live music. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Chipotle, 1726 N High St, 291-0274. 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 $7. Children’s portions. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Checks, AE, MC, V.

Diaspora, 2118 N High St, 458-1141. Oriental and traditional Korean food; specialties include fusion sushi, fusion rolls, egg rolls and vegetable, chicken and beef dishes. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $4-$15. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat, Sun 1:30-8:30 pm. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.

Eddie George’s Grille 27, 1636 N High St (in South Campus Gateway), 421-2727. Sports-themed restaurant; specialties include Eddie’s 27-ounce steak, barbecued ribs, macaroni and cheese, sandwiches, salads and daily specials. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Entrees: $9-$19. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Big-screen TVs. Occasional live music in summer. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Hang Over Easy, 1646 Neil Ave, 586-0070. Breakfast served all day; featuring omelets, stuffed French toast and pancakes. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Meals: $6-$8. Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days, dinner Mon-Fri, brunch Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.

Hounddog’s, 2657 N High St, 261-4686. American and Italian food; specialties include pizza, subs, appetizers and desserts. Liquor; small wine list. Dinners: $5-$10. Open 7 days: 24 hours. AE, DS, MC, V.

Jack & Benny’s, 2563 N High St, 263-0242. American cuisine; specialties include traditional breakfast items and sandwiches. Items: $1-$7. Children’s menu. Open for breakfast 7 days, lunch Mon-Fri. DS, MC, V.

Johnny Oak’s Po Boy & Shrimp Shack, 2348 N High St, 732-4891. Quick-service Cajun food; specialties include po’boy sandwich, numerous shrimp dishes and stimulus packages. Items: $4-$7. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. MC, V.

Joy’s Village, 2060 N High St, 297-7723. Chinese restaurant; specialties include dim sum and chicken and beef dishes. Dinners: average $5-$6. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. DS, MC, V.

Mad Mex, 1542 N High St (in South Campus Gateway), 586-4007. California fresh Mexican cuisine; specialties include spicy spinach burrito, red bean turkey chili, Dance Marathon Enchilada and an extensive vegan and vegetarian selection. Liquor; small wine list; 24 beers on tap; extensive tequila menu; bar. Entrees: $7-$14. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Mama’s Pasta & Brew, 23 Campus Pl, 299-7724. Serving pasta, pizza and subs; specialties include lasagna and spaghetti. Liquor; bar. Dinners: $4.50-$6.50. Darts. Open during summer for lunch Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; during school year lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. DS, MC, V.

Martini Shot Bistro, 1550 N High St (in South Campus Gateway), 545-2258. Casual deli featuring gourmet pizza, grilled paninis, daily and weekly specials and 20 beers on draft. Liquor; small wine list; microbrews. Items: average $5-$6. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, MC, V.

McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, 1576 N High St (in South Campus Gateway), 294-2200. Upscale pub fare; specialties include boneless Buffalo wings, Irish nachos, shepherd’s pie, fish and chips and Philly cheese steak. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Items: $4-$17. Outdoor dining. Deejays Wed-Sat. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. AE, MC, V.

Moy’s Restaurant, 1994 N High St, 297-7722. Chinese cuisine. Open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner 7 days. MC, V.

Noodles & Company, 2124 N High St, 453-1095. Global cuisine featuring Asian-, Mediterranean- and American-inspired noodle dishes, sandwiches, soups and salads. Small wine list; beer. Meals: average $6-$7. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Number 1 Chinese Restaurant, 2036 N High St, 299-1694. Chinese cuisine; specialties include sesame chicken, chicken broccoli, home-style bean curd, sweet-and-sour chicken and Hunan beef. Dinners: $5-$7. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. DS, MC, V.

Oxley’s at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd, 292-2918. Lunch buffet: $8.75 (includes sandwich menu, dessert and beverage). Liquor; small wine list; bar. Entertainment includes coach Jim Tressel’s live radio show. Open for lunch Mon-Fri. Game day buffet before home OSU football games. Reservations accepted. AE, MC, V.

Panera Bread, 1619 N High St (in South Campus Gateway), 297-6800. Bakery-cafe featuring specialty breads, specialty drinks, pastries, made-to-order sandwiches and fresh salads. Children’s portions. Outdoor dining. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Panini Bar & Grill, 1716 N High St, 291-3333. American sandwiches; specialties include panini, happy hour specials and beers of the month. Liquor; bar. Items: $6-$8. Deejays Wed-Sat . Open Sat-Thu from 4:30 pm-3 am and Fri from 11 am-3 am; closed Sun. DS, MC, V.

Sage American Bistro, 2653 N High St, 267-7243. American contemporary cuisine; specialties include seasonally changing menu: steaks, chops, seafood and spectacular cocktail creations. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $15-$25. Children’s portions. Open for dinner Tue-Sat, brunch Sun; closed Mon. Reservations suggested. Checks, AE, DS, MC, V.

Sloopy’s Diner, 1739 N High St (in the Ohio Union), 292-7000. Diner featuring burgers, breakfast and other diner fare. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Dinners: $4.50-$8.50. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Open 6 am-2 am 7 days during the school year and 7 am-2 pm 7 days in summer. Reservations accepted. DS, MC, V.

Taj Mahal, 2321 N High St, 299-7990. Northern Indian cuisine; specialties include tandoori chicken, chicken makhani, biryani, lamb rogan josh and lunch buffet Tue-Sun. Liquor; moderate wine and beer list; bar. Lunch buffet: $8.99. Dinner specials on weekend. Children’s portions. Outdoor dining. Live jazz, open mic and karaoke. Open for lunch and dinner Tue-Sun; closed Mon. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.

The Thirsty Scholar, 2201 Neil Ave, 298-9805. Featuring Thirsty burgers and fresh-cut fries. Liquor; bar. Items: $6 and under. Karaoke Mon eve. Open for dinner Mon-Sat summer; open for lunch at 3 pm Mon-Fri during school year; closed Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.

Tommy’s Pizza, 174 W Lane Ave, 294-4669. Italian and American food; specialties include pizza, subs and spaghetti dinners. Small wine list; draft beer. Dinners: $7-$11. Children’s portions. Open for lunch Mon-Sat, dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted weekdays. MC, V.

Ugly Tuna Saloona, 1546 N High St (in South Campus Gateway), 297-8862. Ultra-casual Florida sea-food grill; specialties include ginger-seared tuna, mahi, burgers and chargrilled chicken with black beans and rice. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Entrees: $5-$12. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Live bands, karaoke and deejays nightly. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Varsity Club, 278 W Lane Ave, 299-6269. American food with daily luncheon specials; specialties include pizza, julienne salad, hamburgers and subs. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $5-$15. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. DS, MC, V.

Woody’s Tavern, 1739 N High St (in the Ohio Union), 292-9239. Bar fare featuring pizza and wings. Complete wine list; beer. Dinners: $3-$8. Occasional live entertainment. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. DS, MC, V.

Yau’s Chinese Bistro, 1493 N High St, 299-1272. Cantonese and Szechwan dishes; specialties include spicy pork chop, spicy chicken wings, chao gui dew and vegetarian dishes. Dinners: $5-$10. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sun. MC, V.