Our annual look at the essential restaurants illuminating the city's dining scene

It wasn’t long ago that the Short North had a dearth of upscale eating and drinking options. Times have changed. Despite a steady flow of new additions to High Street (hello, Del Mar SoCal Kitchen), Cameron Mitchell’s modern farm-to-table spot, The Guild House, abides as the MVP of his growing culinary empire. Located next to The Joseph, the restaurant’s mismatched china, reclaimed-wood dining room, buzzing bar and seasonal menus still charm locals and tourists alike. Its newish executive chef, Matt Walton, is working hard to carry the torch.

Read about our other Best Restaurants of 2019:  1. Veritas 2. Wolf’s Ridge Brewing 3. Watershed Kitchen & Bar 4. Service Bar 5. G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar 6. Comune 7. Refectory Restaurant & Wine Shop 8. Gallerie Bar & Bistro 10. Ambrose and Eve