Best Columbus, OH Restaurants

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    10. Mitchell's Steakhouse

    Another popular restaurant run by Cameron Mitchell, here he offers lobster, chops, crab cakes, and heavenly mashed potatoes, but perhaps is best known for the dry-aged steak. Ornate high ceilings, soaring wood post...

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    8. Refectory Restaurant and Lounge

    For formal dining in Columbus, the top choice is the Refectory, named to the Columbus Dispatch Best Fine Dining list yearly since 1982. In this refurbished, 19th-century country church, French chef Richard Blondin,...

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    7. Benevolence Cafe

    In the artsy Short North district, this vegetarian café offers a peaceful sanctuary from the bustle of city life. The premise is simple-healthy food made from scratch daily and served on rustic community tables. But...

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    6. Columbus Brewing Company

    This brewpub stands out for its great food, as well as its beer selection. The dishes on the menu were developed to compliment a variety of handcrafted beers. Pizzas from the wood-fired oven work with the lighter...

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    4. Handke's Cuisine

    Certified master chef and local celebrity Hartmut Handke earns raves for his eclectic New American dishes. The dramatic interior of this revamped 19th century former Schlee Bavarian Brewery with vaulted ceilings and...

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    3. Lindey's

    One of the top draws in charming German Village, Lindey's serves steak and pasta dishes in an elegant atmosphere with views of tree-lined cobblestone streets. Start with calamari and shrimp fritto misto and follow...

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    1. Basi Italia

    Down a narrow street surrounded by private homes, this off-the-beaten-path Italian restaurant lives up to its location by serving creative takes on classic dishes. You won't find red sauce here, instead the husband...

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