Spend five days in Columbus, Ohio for business or pleasure and your taste buds will leave tantalized and pleased. Abundant dining is an impressive characteristic of the Capital City. Treat yourself to a taste of historical Columbus by dining at the Chintz Room. Enjoy patio seating or dining room appeal. This beautiful restaurant is an icon to both local Columbus residents as well as those throughout the Buckeye state. Once positioned snugly on the fifth floor of downtown Lazarus department store, the reputation of the Chintz room’s delicious broccoli cheddar soup followed by the well known much loved chicken salad leaves the diner satisfied. Experiencing a resurrection the Chintz Room has attracted those who remember the iconic dining spot as well as new diners seeking a great meal in the heart of downtown. The dining area is chicly decorated with historical artifacts that display the heyday of downtown shopping and dining. Experience the Chintz Room at 121 South High Street. www.chintzroomcolummbus.com.
On day two, venture off to the Black Creek Bistro. The charming restaurant sits on the cusp of downtown in Old Towne East. The beautifully restored wood floor and the charm of original art of local artists, offers a uniquely quaint yet hip, dining experience. Quick service, in the relaxed atmosphere enhances the experience. Sandwiches are filling and tasty. Try the portabella wrap and experienced the smoky flavor of the vegetables wrapped tightly together in a flour tortilla for eating pleasure. But don’t forget to start with the soup of the day, or the bistro salad. They have yet to fail! Black Creek also offers a great soda pop. Kodiak Cola is a light taste that is home grown. Bottled at the Multiflow Bottling Company on West Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio, it is a great compliment to the Bistro’s menu items. Black Creek Bistro is located at 51 Parsons Avenue Columbus, www.blackcreekbistro.com.
Enjoy the chic dining of Hudson 29, located in Upper Arlington. One of Columbus’s own, Cameron Mitchell, new hot spots. Hudson 29 is a sophisticated up scale restaurant that is warm and friendly. The wait staff is knowledgeable and helpful with questions about menu choices. The cheese bread rolls are made from scratch. The rolls have become highly demanded fare that is sure to satisfy the palate. A somewhat unique menu item offered is the omelet. The freshly made omelet is a daily choice. The vegetables and meat chosen to fill this fluffy masterpiece changes on a daily basis. True to form for the Cameron Mitchell restaurants delectable steak choices and sides flank the menu for well-rounded dining. Stop in and enjoy their in-house bottled cocktails on the charming patio. The refreshing beverage is an alternative to the traditional cocktail. Hudson 29 is located at 1600 Lane Avenue. www.hudson29.com.
Your visit will not be complete without visiting the Columbus’s hidden gem, The Red Hook Grille. Located in Grandview at 1223 Goodale Blvd www.redhookgrill.com. The Red Hook Grille is a jewel in the Capital city. Winner of the 2014 Open Table Diner’s Choice Award, The Red Hook Grill boast menu items consisting of a combination of Island spice with American flare. The salads are large and filling. Entrees such as the Jerk Paddles have a mild kick of island sauciness. Do not pass on the homemade desserts. The sheet cake is a departure from its traditional cousin.
End your five-day journey by vising the Top Steakhouse and Piano Bar in Bexley. The Top is well known for its steaks and extensive wine list. The Piano Bar transports the diner to a bygone era of elegance. Another iconic relic in metropolitan Columbus, The Top Steakhouse is a well-known favorite of Columbus residences. Sides such as the sautéed spinach are plentiful, flavorful, and more than satisfactory. Enjoy a meal at the piano bar and enjoy tunes of yesterday, as the pianist plays mealtime favorites. The Top Steakhouse is located at 2891 East Main Street www.thetopsteakhouse.com