WORTH THE DRIVE: 10 of Columbus’ best new restaurants to have on your radar

There’s no question that Dayton has some incredible restaurants, chefs and dining experiences with more of them popping up every month.

That, coupled with the fact that Cincinnati and Columbus are a relatively short drive away rife with restaurant riches, means there is a high concentration of cool culinary experiences to cultivate both near and far.

Dayton is obviously easier to explore due to proximity. Cincinnati and Columbus are trickier, but there are some events held throughout the year that do a good job of introducing those who enjoy a good food and dining exploration to a grouping of worthy restaurants all at once.

>> The BEST food and dining in Dayton

Columbus Monthly Magazine's "Best New Restaurants" event held on Feb. 27 at Le Meridien Columbus featured the magazine's pick of their top 10 new Columbus restaurants.

If you missed the event, the list of 10 dining destinations is a good one to refer to the next time you are headed through the capital city. It’s a diverse grouping that offers a little bit for everyone and a list that ensures you will be on top of the latest things happening on plates in the capital.

>> 12 best restaurants in Dayton

Ambrose and Eve

Serving up: Americana classics with an updated twist

716 S. High St., Columbus, Brewery District

614-725-2080 or ambroseandevecolumbus.com

Bulgogi Korean Restaurant

Serving up: Affordable Korean dishes inside of the Saraga International Market

1265 Morse Road, Columbus



Serving up: Plant-forward cuisine

677 Parsons Ave., Columbus

614-947-1012 or www.comune-restaurant.com

Harvey & Ed’s

Serving up: Modern American dishes inspired by classic Jewish delicatessens

968 N. High St., Short North, Columbus

614-641-4040 or https://harveyandeds.com

Haveli Bistro

Serving up: North and south Indian dishes

185 N. High St., Columbus

614-867-5008 or www.havelibistro.com

Hen Quarter

Serving up: Sophisticated Southern cuisine with an upscale modern lounge feel

6628 Riverside Drive, Dublin

614-905-1666 or www.henquarterdublin.com

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

Serving up: Steak, steak and more steak

89 E. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus

614-686-7800 or www.jeffruby.com/columbus

Kai’s Crab Boil

Serving up: Crab, lobster and crawfish boils

839 Bethel Road, Columbus

614-869-0652 or www.kaiscrabboil.com


Serving up: An adventure into the greater Mediterranean basin, adding new influences from Coastal Italy, Spain and Southern France

2124 Arlington Ave., Columbus

614-914-6134 or lupoonarlington.com

Mr. Hummus Grill

Serving up: Authentic Lebanese cuisine

1450 Bethel Road, Columbus

614-273-4444 or mrhummusgrill.com

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