Near North restaurants

Restaurants in the area just north of downtown, including the Short North and the Cap, compiled by Columbus Monthly.

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Bar 23584 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
224-2323. Casual American cuisine; specialties include panini, pizza, appetizers and 14 different martinis. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Dinners: $6-$8. Outdoor dining. Opens Mon-Fri at 4 pm, Sat-Sun at 1 pm. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.bar23.net/
Barrel 441120 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
294-2277. American cuisine featuring seafood; specialties include pasta, crab cakes, burgers, soups and small plates. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Open for lunch Sat, dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.barrel44.com/
Basi Italia811 Highland St
Columbus, OH 43215
294-7383. Italian cuisine with Mediterranean influences; seasonal menu includes mustard-crusted golden trout, eggplant Parmesan, roasted mussels and rigatoni salumerie. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Dinners: $15-$24. Children’s portions. Outdoor dining. Open for dinner Tue-Sat; closed Sun-Mon. Reservations suggested. AE, DS, MC, V.http://basi-italia.com/
Basil Thai1124 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
421-2275. Thai cuisine; specialties include crispy roll, papya salad, crispy noodle kee mow, Basil rice and panang curry. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $10-$14. Deejay during Gallery Hop. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, DS, V.http://www.basilshortnorth.com/
Bernard’s Tavern630 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
223-9601. Upscale bar food; specialties include burgers, fried banana peppers, mac and cheese, meatloaf, an extensive dinner salad menu and vegetarian fare. Liquor; moderate wine list; microbrew and craft beer; bar. Dinners: $8-$16. Karaoke Wed eve; occasional live entertainment. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sun. Reservations for large parties only. Checks, AE, DC, DS, MC, V.http://www.bernardstavern.com/
Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits680 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
228-6191. Home-style and eclectic cuisine; specialties include a full bar with 14 draft beers available and an unusual draft beer selection, featuring microbrews on tap. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Lunch/dinners: $7-$14. Open for lunch, dinner and late night 7 days, brunch Sat-Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.http://bettyscolumbus.com/
Black Olive731 N High St
Columbus, OH 43202
298-8750. American contemporary cuisine; daily specials include jumbo scallops, pesto chicken pasta, spicy salmon bruschetta and apple butter pork loin. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Dinners: $8-$24. Children’s portions. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch 11:30 am-2 pm and dinner 7 days. Reservations suggested. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.daeoh.com/
Bodega1044 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
299-9399. Contemporary casual cuisine; specialties include baby field green salad with Manchego cheese and champagne vinaigrette, tandoori chicken pizza and 50 craft and specialty beers on draft. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $6-$12. Children’s portions. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.
Café del Mondo659 N Fourth St
Columbus, OH 43215
294-5000. Italian espresso bar; specialties include panini, stromboli, pasta, salads and espresso. Items: $2-$8. Children’s portions. Outdoor dining. Open Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm and during special events; closed Sat-Sun. Catering available. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cafe-Del-Mondo/115847475109835?sk=wall
Caffe Apropos443 W Third Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
294-5282. European espresso bar; specialties include coffee, smoothies, panini, pizza and soup. Wine tastings every second and last Fri. Liquor; extensive wine list with more than 700 bottles; bar. Food items: $2-$7. Outdoor dining. Occasional acoustic live music. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.thebeanstock.com/apropos%20index.html
Da Levee765 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
653-8338. Cajun Creole cuisine. Menu changes daily. Etouffées, creoles, jambalaya, po’boys and vegetarian and vegan options. Dinners: average $6. Children’s portions. Live music last Fri of the month. Open for lunch and dinner Tue-Sun; closed Mon. Checks, AE, DS, MC, V.http://dalevee.com/
Dragonfly Neo-V Cuisine247 King Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
298-9986. Plant-based cuisine; seasonal menus feature local organic and kitchen-garden ingredients. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Entrees: $14-$22. Children’s portions. Outdoor dining with chef’s private garden seating. Wine tasting and art events in adjoining gallery. Occasional live entertainment. Open for dinner Tue-Sat, brunch Sat; closed Sun-Mon. Reservations suggested. AE, DS, MC, V.http://neo-vevents.com/
Eleven591 N High St
Columbus, OH 43212
225-9611. Casual, sleek setting featuring small plates, daily happy hours, martinis and other specialty drinks. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Dinners: $7-$13. Outdoor dining. Open for dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=53059301497
Fabian’s691 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
221-8240. Chicago-style Italian cuisine; specialties include Chicago-style pizza, Italian sub and fresh garden salads. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $7-$22. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, MC, V.http://www.fabianspizza.com/
Haiku800 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
294-8168. Pan-Asian cuisine; specialties include pad Thai, broth noodles and sushi. Liquor; moderate wine list; sake; bar. Dinners: $8-$20. Outdoor dining. Live jazz Sat eve. Open for lunch Mon-Sat, dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.haikupoeticfoodandart.com/
The Happy Greek660 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
463-1111. Homemade Greek cuisine featuring authentic dips, vegetarian entrees, seafood, lamb and salads. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $9-$16. Children’s portions. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sun. Reservations accepted for parties of 7 or more. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.happygreek.com/
Harrison’s on Third335 W Third Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
294-2510. Upscale bar fare; specialties include sandwiches, pizza, salads and appetizers. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $6-$10. Open for dinner 7 days, lunch Sat-Sun during football season. AE, MC, V.http://www.harrisonsonthird.com/ordereze/1000/Page.aspx
Hubbard Grille793 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
291-5000. Modern American Cuisine; specialties include new food features every week, Prince Edward isle mussels, short ribs and shrimp. Liquor; complete wine list; bar; private beer tap at some tables. Dinners: $9-$30. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Open for dinner Tue-Sun; closed Mon. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.hubbardgrille.com/
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse569 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
224-2204. Steak, chops, fresh fish and seafood; specialties include steak Kosar, steak Nicklaus, ahi tuna and lobster. Liquor; extensive wine list; bar. Entrees: $20-$40. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Open for dinner 7 days. Reservations suggested. AE, DC, MC, V.http://www.hydeparkrestaurants.com/
Katalina’s Café Corner1105 Pennsylvania Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
294-2233. Café specializing in gourmet sandwiches, local and vegetarian specials, homemade soups, salads and desserts. Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days, dinner Mon-Fri, brunch Sat-Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.cafecornercolumbus.com/
La Fogata Grill790 N High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
294-7656. Authentic Mexican cuisine; specialties include enchiladas, fajitas, 60 types of tequila and 22 margarita flavors. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Items: $3-$15. Live music and dancing Fri. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.lafogata.net/
L’Antibes772 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
291-1666. Contemporary and classic French cuisine with a seasonally changing menu; specialties include veal sweetbread, blue lump crab cake, braised duck and fresh Alaskan halibut. Liquor; extensive wine list; bar. Dinners: $27-$42. Open for dinner Tue-Sat; closed Sun-Mon. Reservations suggested. AE, CB, DC, DS, MC, V.http://www.lantibes.com/home.html
Lemongrass641 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
224-1414. Fusion cuisine with a Eurocentric atmosphere; specialties include Lemongrass salad, Thai string beans, classic pad Thai, sushi and seafood basil. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Dinners: $12-$21. Live entertainment Fri-Sat. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations suggested. AE, DC, MC, V.http://www.lemongrassfusion.com/
Level Dining Lounge700 N High St
Columbus, OH 43212
754-7111. Contemporary American cuisine with a European flair; specialties include calamari, certified Angus burgers, flatiron steaks, pastas and vegetarian options. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Dinners: $8-$17. Children’s menu. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sat-Sun. Reservations accepted. Checks, AE, DC, DS, MC, V.http://levelcolumbus.com/
Mac’s Cafe693 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
221-6227. American and Scottish-style cuisine; specialties include Scottish eggs, sandwiches, Forfar bridies, steak pies and lunch specials. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Items: $4-$13. Children’s menu. Private dining. Open for breakfast Sun, lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, MC, V.http://www.macscafe.com/
Marcella’s Ristorante615 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
223-2100. Authentic Italian; specialties include antipasto, cured Italian meats and cheeses, classic Neapolitan stone-oven pizza, housemade pasta and hot and cold plates. Liquor; extensive wine list; bar. Dinners: $10-$19. Children’s menu. Open for dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.http://www.marcellasristorante.com/
MoJoe Lounge600 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
225-1563. Lounge atmosphere serving signature food items and cocktails. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Items: $3-$12. Outdoor dining. CD101 broadcasts during Gallery Hop. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.staufs.com/content.aspx?page=MoJoeLocations
Nida’s Thai on High976 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
299-9199. Thai cuisine; specialties include pad Thai, Thai pepper steak and pad see ew. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $10-$15. Open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. Reservations accepted. DS, MC, V.http://www.thaionhigh.com
Northstar Café951 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
298-9999. Urban ambience with a healthful emphasis on organic and Ohio-grown ingredients; specialties include hearth-baked flatbreads, sandwiches, inventive breakfasts, baked goods and coffee. Liquor; small wine list; beer. Meals: under $15. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sat-Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.thenorthstarcafe.com
Oodles Noodle & Dumpling Bar765 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43215
222-8831. Pan-Asian cuisine; specialties include homemade pot stickers, lettuce wraps, meal sized noodle soups and pad Thai. Items: $2-$8. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. DS, MC, V.http://www.gooodles.com
Phillip’s Coney Island747 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
294-1251. Specialties include Coneys, gyros, rice pudding, onion rings and French fries. Items: $1.70-$4. Open Mon-Sat 10 am-7 pm; closed Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.
Press Grill741 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
298-1014. Upscale bar fare; specialties include Buffalo shrimp, calamari, cheeseburgers, fried-egg sandwiches and daily specials. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $4-$10. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.pressgrill.net/
Red717 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
221-8600. Sushi bar located inside Two Fish Bistro; specialties include Short North roll, dragon roll, pleasure roll and Red deluxe combo. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Items: $4-$30. Open for dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.daeoh.com/
Rigsby’s Kitchen698 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
461-7888. Modern Mediterranean cuisine; specialties include jumbo sea scallops with brown butter and endives; lamb tagine with green olives and citrus rice, and potato gnocchi Bolognese. Menu changes seasonally. Liquor; extensive wine list; bar. Dinners: $18-$33. Children’s portions. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.rigsbyskitchen.com/
The Rossi Bar & Kitchen895 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
299-2810. Contemporary cuisine in a sophisticated, relaxed atmosphere; specialties include Yukon Gold French fries, pistachio crusted salmon, prosciutto-wrapped grilled Caesar salad, barbecued pork belly and authentic NY-style pizza. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Entrees: $8-$30. Open for dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted for parties of 4 or more. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.rossibarandkitchen.com/
Short North Tavern674 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
221-2432. Pub-style food; specialties include burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, salads, vegetarian selection and garlic hummus. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $5-$8. Open for dinner 7 days. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Short-North-Tavern/117711571588082
The Shrunken Head251 W Fifth Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
299-2295. Specialties include pizza and salads. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Items: $10 and over. Outdoor dining. Open mic night Wed, parties Thu-Fri, live music Sat and certain times during the week. Opens at 4 pm 7 days. MC, V.http://www.theshrunkenhead.net/
Skully’s1151 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
291-8856. Upscale menu; specialties include signature sandwiches, appetizers, variety of entrees, salads and daily specials. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served all day. Liquor; moderate wine list; beer; bar. Dinners: $5-$10. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Deejay, live music and/or dancing nightly. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sun. AE, MC, V.http://www.skullys.org/
Spinelli’s Deli767 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43215
280-1044. Deli; specialties include sandwiches, breakfast served all day, pastries, soups and salads. Items: $4-$8. Outdoor dining. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.spinellisdeli.com/
Surly Girl Saloon1126 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
294-4900. Upscale home-style cuisine; specialties include Frito pie, pizza, salads, a spicy peanut butter and banana sandwich and a full bar. Liquor; small wine list; 24 craft beers on tap; bar. Lunch/dinner: $5-$12. Entertainment regularly, including Movie Mondays, Open Mic Comedy Night and Punk Rock Aerobics weekly. Open for lunch, dinner and late night 7 days, brunch Sat-Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.http://surlygirlsaloon.com/
Sushi Rock570 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
453-1585. A sushi and steakhouse restaurant featuring calamari, ceviche wontons, prime steaks and an extensive sushi menu. Liquor; extensive wine list; bar. Items: $6-$40. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Video deejay system. Open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner 7 days. Reservations suggested. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.sushirockohio.com/
Tasi680 N Pearl
Columbus, OH 43215
222-0788. Urban cafe; specialties include poached eggs on black bean cake with jalapeño butter, pulled pork sandwich, buttermilk pancakes with sweet and spicy bacon, fresh pastries daily and espresso drinks. Wine; beer. Meals: $6-$12. Children’s portions. Open Mon-Sat 7 am-5 pm, Sun 8 am-5 pm. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.http://tasicafe.com/
Two Fish Bistro721 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
221-8600. Seafood with a changing menu; specialties include salads, seared diver scallops, fish ribs, tuna tartar and curry stew. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Items: $9-$18. Open for dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.daeoh.com/
Union782 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
421-2233. Specialties include wood-fired pizza, pasta, fresh seafood, steak and sandwiches. Liquor; moderate wine list; martini specials; bar. Dinners: $8-$20. Outdoor dining. Various live entertainment. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sun. Reservations accepted for large parties. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.columbusnightlife.com/unioncafe2010/index.php
Z Pizza945 N High St
Columbus, OH 43212
299-3289. Serving healthy organic pizza; specialties include 14 specialty pizzas and more than 40 toppings. Beer. Pizza: $2.50-$20. Children’s portions. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.zpizza.com/
Zen Cha Tea Salon982 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
421-2140. Tea shop; specialties include 101 teas from nine countries, salads, dumplings and ramen. Items: $4-$10. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sat-Sun. Reservations required for high tea. MC, V.http://www.zen-cha.com/index2.html
Zeno’s384 W Third Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
294-9158. Serving sandwiches, salads and subs; specialties include German bologna sandwich, grilled chicken salad, Reuben grill, pizza and daily drink specials. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Sandwiches: $4-$6. Outdoor dining. Karaoke Wed; live music Thu; deejay Fri-Sat. Open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner 7 days; kitchen open Sat 3 pm-midnight, Sun 3-10 pm. AE, DS, MC, V.http://zenosbar.com/
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