See who won us over this year.

In a year teeming with new restaurants, we dined on speck and burrata, schnitzel, sous-vide octopus, loaded vegan nachos, karaage, meat pies and bowls of bouncy Chinese noodles—whew. The result: Our list of the 15 best newcomers to the Central Ohio dining scene. (Note: Restaurants opened between Nov. 1, 2018, and Oct. 31, 2019.)

Speck Italian Eatery, Delaware Geordie’s Restaurant, Merion Village Gemüt Biergarten, Olde Towne East The Lox Bagel Shop, Short North Ampersand Asian Supper Club, Short North Del Mar SoCal Kitchen, Short North Alqueria Farmhouse Kitchen, Campus Woodhouse Vegan Café, Italian Village Xi Xia Western Chinese Cuisine, Northwest Side Nosh on High, Downtown SOW Plated, Upper Arlington Goodale Station, Downtown SeeSaw, Short North The Old Spot, Grandview Satori Ramen Bar, Short North ***

Columbus Monthly’s Best New Restaurants event is Monday, March 9, at Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph. Buy your tickets now.