See the 10 essential restaurants that are illuminating the city's dining scene

Per our annual tradition, Columbus Monthly is proud to announce our 10 Best Restaurants of the year. You can check out who made our list below (in no particular order), but to see our official rankings you'll need to pick up a copy of our annual Restaurant Guide, which hits newsstands on Oct. 2. Here's where you can find a copy. But why wait? Next year, you can be the first to know by subscribing to Columbus Monthly.

New this year: We're throwing a Best Restaurants celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 30, and you're invited. This multicourse dinner with wine pairings will highlight the top culinary talent in town. Tickets for our inaugural Best Restaurants Dinner are on sale now.