Spend five days in Columbus, Ohio for business or pleasure and your appetite will be tantalized and delighted. An abundance of dining venues characterizes the impressive Capital. Treat yourself to a taste of Columbus history by dining at the Chintz Room. Enjoy the patio seating or the allure of the dining room. This charming restaurant is an icon for local residents of Columbus in addition to those across the state of Buckeye. Once conveniently positioned on the fifth floor of downtown Lazarus department store, the Chintz room’s reputation for hearty broccoli cheddar soup followed by much-loved chicken salad is keeping the diner pleased. Experiencing a renaissance, the Chintz Room has attracted those who remember the iconic eateries in addition to new diners trying to find good food in the heart of downtown. The dining room is tastefully decorated with historic artefacts highlighting the heyday of downtown shopping and dining. Experience the Chintz Room at 121 South High Street. www.chintzroomcolummbus.com.
On the second day, head to Black Creek Bistro. This charming restaurant is located at the top of downtown in Old Towne East. Beautifully restored wooden floors and the charm of local artist’s original art, offer a special yet trendy dining experience. Quick service, in a relaxed atmosphere enhances the experience. Sandwiches are filling and delicious. Try the portable wrap and savor the smoky taste of the vegetables wrapped tightly in a flour tortilla for an eating pleasure. But do not forget to start with the soup of the day, or the bistro salad. They have not failed! Black Creek also offers an awesome soda pop. Kodiak Cola is a soft home grown taste. Bottled at the Multiflow Bottling Company on West Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio, it is a nice compliment to the Bistro’s menu item. Black Creek Bistro is located at 51 Parsons Avenue Columbus, www.blackcreekbistro.com.
Enjoy fine dining at Hudson 29, located in Upper Arlington. One of Columbus’s, Cameron Mitchell’s, new hot spots. Hudson 29 is a complicated, upscale restaurant that’s warm and welcoming. The wait staff is knowledgeable and helpful with questions about menu choices. Cheese bread rolls are created from scratch. Rolls became a really desirable delicacy that is certain to satisfy any appetite. A rather unique menu that’s offered is an omelet. The freshly made omelet is an everyday choice. The vegetables and meat chosen to fill this delicate masterpiece change daily. True to form for a Cameron Mitchell restaurant, a selection of delectable steaks and sides flank the menu for a complete meal. Stop and enjoy their in-house bottled cocktail on the charming terrace. Refreshing drink is another to traditional cocktails. Hudson 29 is located at 1600 Lane Avenue. www.hudson29.com.
Your visit will not be complete without visiting Columbus’ hidden gem, The Red Hook Grille. Located in Grandview at 1223 Goodale Blvd www.redhookgrill.com. Red Hook Grille is a gem in the capital. Winner of the 2014 Open Table Diner’s Choice Award, The Red Hook Grill boasts menu items consisting of a combination of Island spices with an American flare. The salad is big and filling. Appetizers like Jerk Paddles have a light island flavor. Don’t pass up the homemade desserts. The sheet cake is a departure from its traditional cousin.
End your five day trip by visiting the Top Steakhouse and Piano Bar in Bexley. The Top is known for its steaks and extensive wine list. Piano Bar brings the restaurant to a bygone era of elegance. Another iconic relic in metropolitan Columbus, The Top Steakhouse is a famous favourite of Columbus’ haunts. Sides like sauteed spinach are plentiful, flavorful, and more than satisfying. Enjoy a meal at the piano bar and enjoy yesterday’s tunes, as the pianist plays your mealtime favorites. The Top Steakhouse is located at 2891 East Main Street www.thetopsteakhouse.com