Top 10 Restaurants in Columbus, Ohio

With so many great options for dining in Columbus, Ohio, it can be difficult to choose where to go. Fortunately, we’re here to help! From traditional Italian to classic American, we’ve collected some of our favorite restaurants in the city.

Z Cucina di SpiritoIf you’re interested in fine Italian cuisine, look no further than Z Cucina di Spirito in Grandview. This is where a world of traditional and modern Italian cuisine meets. A must-see for every foody, Z Cucina features hand-made ravioli, tortelloni, and fresh pasta, in addition to their full bar with specialties such as the Pera di Miele, Basil Gin Smash and the Blood Orange Margarita. With ample seating in their dining area and at the bar, Z Cucina di Spirito is a perfect start to a Friday night. 

Mitchell’s Ocean Club- Mitchell’s is a must visit for good reason. Voted Best Seafood Restaurant by 614 MAGAZINE’S 2019 COLUMBEST AWARDS, you won’t find better seafood anywhere else in the city. Mitchell’s stunning settings, vibrant energy, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, make it the quintessential place to indulge. Just be sure to check out their signature cocktails.

Lindey’s– Known for its impeccable service and complimentary valet, Lindey’s offers a variety of fine dining and comfort food. Featuring local flavors and gluten-free options, Lindley’s is great for the whole family and holiday dinners. Lindey’s also offers an impeccable brunch! Complete with all the classics, you won’t be disappointed.

Brassica-  Brassica is a Lebanese inspired sandwich eatery that focuses on flavors and exceptional ingredients. Their dedication to local growers, organic vegetables, and antibiotic-free meat shines through in their incredible culinary creations. Featuring craft beers, artisan flavors and organic, whole wheat pitas, their collection of sandwiches is sure to make everyone happy.

Hot Chicken TakeoverNashville’s famous hot chicken spot, Hot Chicken Takeover is the taste of the south that Columbus needs. Featuring picnic-style bench seating and register orders, the food is the real star. Pick your spice level of either Cold, Warm, Hot, Holy (and if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, Extra Holy) and dig in. Don’t forget the bottomless sweet tea.

Northstar Café– Northstar Café is a perfect place for everyone. Featuring locally grown, organic, and artisan-produced burgers, salads, and pizzas, there’s more than something for everyone. Their dedication to good ingredients can be tasted in every dish. 

The Pearl The Pear was voted the Best Neighborhood Restaurant in Short North/Italian Village/Victorian Village by 614 Magazine’s 2019 ColumBEST Awards and for good reason! Their combination of classic flavors and style augmented with modern influences is a taste to behold. This tavern makes their food from scratch and classically inspired cocktails, Ales, Lagers & Stouts. 

Schmidt’s Sausage Haus and RestaurantLooking for German sausages? Look no further than Schmidt’s. Since 1886 Schmidt’s Sausage Haus und Restaurant has been serving the best German food Columbus has to offer. Featuring a wide selection of different kinds of sausages, bratwurst, and more, it’s a must-visit. And if you’re looking for a challenge, Schmidt’s was even featured on the TV show, Man v. Food!

Barcelona Restaurant and Bar– Barcelona Restaurant and Bar is the perfect place to sip sangria and enjoy authentic Spanish cuisine. Featuring a classic Old World European charm, you’ll be smitten the instant you walk through the doors. 
The Thurman Cafe– The Thurman Cafe is the perfect way to end a trip to Columbus. Their burger is the quintessential American classic, loaded with toppings and bursting with flavor. Another restaurant highlighted by Man v. Food, you can’t make a trip to Columbus without visiting.

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