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Short North Dine Around

At the heart of Columbus' renowned culinary scene are locally owned and operated restaurants. Savor them.

  • 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20
  • Short walk from hotel
  • Experience Columbus will make reservations for the first 10 people to sign up for each location
  • Sign up at the registration desk before 1 p.m. Monday!

A science writer's gotta eat, right? While a short walk will take you to more than 100 restaurants in our arts and entertainment districts, Experience Columbus recommends the following eateries, all of which are within one mile. 

Sign up at the registration desk, and take part in a group reservation; Experience Columbus will make the reservation for you, up to 10 people per restaurant. Of course, you are free to make your own reservations or just set off on your own delicious adventure.

If you do sign up for the Dine Around, please plan to meet your group in the lobby of the Hilton around 6 p.m. We'll set the reservations for 6:45 p.m. or thereabouts to allow for gathering/walking time.

Arch City Tavern, 862 N. High St. 614-725-5620. $$* Hand-crafted food and beer; 0.7 mi.** MAP

Buca di Beppo, 343 N. Front St. 614-621-EATS. $$ Family style Italian; 0.3 mi. MAP

Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus, 161 N. High St., 614-228-0500. $$$ 1897 pool hall with brewery; 0.5 mi. MAP

Flatiron Bar & Diner, 129 E. Nationwide Blvd., 614-461-0033. $ American, BBQ Cajun/Creole cuisine; 0.5 mi. MAP

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 401 N. Front St., 614-246-2900. $$$ Upscale casual; 0.3 mi. MAP

Hubbard Grille, 793 N. High St., 614-291-5000. $$$ Modern American; 0.6 mi. MAP

Lemongrass Fusion Bistro, 641 N. High St., 614-224-1414. $$$ Asian fusion cuisine; 0.4 mi. MAP

Marcella's, 615 N. High St., 614-223-2100. $$$ Restaurant & wine bar; 0.3 mi. MAP

Martini Modern Italian, 445 N. High St., 614-224-8259. $$$ Upscale Italian cuisine & martini menu; 0.1 mi. MAP

Melt Bar & Grilled, 840 N. High St., 614-453-1150. $$ Gourmet grilled cheese; 0.7 mi. MAP

The Pearl Restaurant, Tavern, & Oyster Room, 641 N. High St., 614-227-0151. $$$ Upscale traditional tavern fare; 0.4 mi. MAP

Rigsby's Kitchen, 698 N. High St., 614-461-7888. $$$ American/Mediterranean cuisine; 0.5 mi. MAP

The Three-Legged Mare, 401 N. Front St. Suite 150, 614-222-4950. $$ Irish pub; 0.3 mi. MAP

*Average dinner entree price: $ = under $10; $$ = $10-15; $$$ = $15-20

**Distance from Hilton

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