Eating options abound! Here's where to go (and what to order) on any budget
You'll always remember where you ate dinner before prom, so make it somewhere special. We've got ideas for restaurants serving terrific food at every price point, whether you want a romantic date as a couple or a lively meal with a group. And all of them accept reservations.Good for groups Budget Friendly
The local chain has a few Columbus restaurants, but the Campus-area location is the newest and fanciest.
Mama's Lasagna Bolognese --just like Grandma's
Matt the Miller's
A comfy pub serving a mix of upscale food (like steaks) and casual fare (like burgers).
Recommended dish: The Miller burger is huge, and topped with bacon, Swiss, cheddar and coleslaw
This Spanish spot specializes in tapas, or small plates, so order a bunch to share.
Recommended dish: Pork Shoulder empanadas are delicious little pies filled with meat and cheese
Sitting on the Hoover Reservoir, this Italian-American restaurant offers beautiful, scenic views.
Recommended dish: Chicken Parmesan with freshly made linguine
This hidden gem is inside the Renaissance hotel and serves food that's both upscale and fun to eat.
The delectable Lobster Mac & Cheese
Mitchell's Ocean Club
It's so swanky that you won't feel at all out of place in dresses and tuxes.
Splurge on the Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with a twice-baked potato on the side
Cap City Fine Diner
It's old-school diner food made luxurious.
Recommended dish: The Cap City Diner Meatloaf is better than Mom makes and served on mashed potatoes with onion rings
A fun little retro-themed diner that uses lots of Ohio-grown ingredients.
The Motherclucker (fried chicken, bacon, honey) is the city's best sandwich
One of the hippest spots in the city's hippest neighborhood.
Recommended dish: Rossi's New York-style pizzas are famous; try the Margherita, with mozzarella and basil
This Short North sushi spot has a simply fabulous patio with twinkling white lights.
High Street Roll, with tuna, salmon, avocado and cream cheese
You'll get a fancy dinner without any stuffiness at this great neighborhood bistro.
Recommended dish: Blackberry Scallops, with the chef's blackberry ketchup, is Sage's most famous dish
A wall of windows looks out over the Scioto River at this gorgeous new Downtown hotspot.
Roasted Gerber Chicken Breast with mac 'n cheese