Gorgeous views and global fare

Goodale Station highlights two growing trends in recent years: the rise of rooftop dining and the influx of thoughtfully executed hotel restaurants and bars. The 12th-floor stunner sits atop Downtown’s new Canopy by Hilton hotel, an upper-level companion to the Central Market House on the main floor.

Chef Tripp Mauldin, whose experience includes stints in San Francisco and Napa Valley, has crafted a small but mighty menu. His flavors range across the globe, making stops in the Mediterranean (black-eyed pea falafel), Asia (Korean fried cauliflower) and Europe (lamb osso bucco and mushroom bourguignon). Without missing a beat, Mauldin also mixes in classic flavors from his Alabama upbringing, from pork rinds to fried quail with white barbecue sauce.

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The expansive (but pricey) beverage menu complements Mauldin’s creations and spans classic and original cocktails, plenty of Ohio craft beer and interesting wine and whiskey selections. Meanwhile, large format drinks, such as the vacation-ready Head Over Heels rum cocktail, are designed to serve small groups.

Even without the expert food and drink in hand, Goodale Station offers stunning open-air views of Downtown, the Arena District and the Short North. The large patio features a small fire pit, comfortable lounge seating, strings of lights and glass walls that offer a full view of the cityscape. Even the indoor dining room feels al fresco, with a vaulted glass roof and floor-to-ceiling windows. Given its enjoyable food and drink offerings, Goodale Station is a fine example of Columbus’ latest love: dining with a view.

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