Restaurant week Columbus

One of my favorite events is coming to Columbus again January 17-22, 2011,  The 4th Restaurant Week Columbus.  Columbus and Central Ohio has a quite a variety of wonderful restaurants and this is a great opportunity to try a new restaurant or one of your favorites at a discounted price, while benefiting the Mid Ohio Food Bank at the same time!  Many of my favorite restaurants are participating in this special event, offering three course meals from $15-35 per person.

Eat Out and Feel Good About It!

Temporarily, put aside those New Year’s resolutions of losing weight to help out the local Columbus economy and charity!!  The theme for Restaurant Week Winter 2011 is Eat, Drink and Be Charitable.  Not only will you enjoy a delicious 3 course meal, you’ll be supporting the local restaurant industry and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank which will receive a $5,000 donation, on behalf of participating restaurants and (614) Magazine. This is the 4th Restaurant Week Columbus event.  The previous 3 events have generated nearly $1.5 million in sales for participating restaurants and over $20,000 being donated to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Restaurant Week Stimulates Columbus Economy

Forget government stimulus programs . . . .  eating out stimulates the local Columbus economy immediately.  Kent Peters of Black Creek Bistro says “When dining, 90% (of the sale) goes back to the immediate economy.” and “Eating locally keeps it in Columbus and supporting your own community.  Restaurant Week is all about Columbus and the local businesses.”

Restaurant Week Columbus “RWC” Sneak Peek Event

A RWC Sneak Peek event will also be held on Thursday, January 13, 2011, from 6-8pm at the new Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.  This event  features a first look at RWC menus and tastings of Trinchero wines, Columbus Brewing Company beers and Maker’s Mark cocktails.

Over 50 Restaurants Participate in RWC

There are over 50 restaurants participating in this 4th RWC event.  This event is so popular, they recommend reservations because restaurants may quickly book up. This is a great week to experience places you’ve been meaning to try. I’m excited because many of my favorite restaurants are participating.  Here’s list of restaurants participating in the 4th Restaurant Week Columbus:

Aab India – Indian Restaurant in Grandview
Basil – Asian Restaurant North Campus
Bel Lago Waterfront Bistro (Beautiful outdoor dining on the Hoover Resevoir in Westerville Ohio)
Black Creek Bistro – Olde Town East
BonVie – French Restaurant at Easton Town Center
Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill – Olentangy River Road by Lennox Shopping Center
Cabo Cocina – Southwest Fusion Restaurant in Dublin
Cameron’s American Bistro – Worthington
Cimi’s Bistro – at the Pinnacle Golf Club in Grove City
Columbus Brewing Company in German Village
Columbus Fish Market – Seafood Restaurant in North Columbus and Worthington Ohio
Figlio -Italian Restaurant on the Strip in Grandview
Flatiron Bar & Diner – Downtown Columbus
Giorgio Italian Restaurant – Clintonville
Haiku – Japanese Restaurant in Short North Arts District
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse in the Short North Arts District, Dublin, Worthington and North Columbus
J. Gilbert’s Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Worthington
Kogen’s Asian Cuisine & Sushi on Sawmill Parkway in Powell
LaFogata – Mexican Restaurant in Short North area
Latitude 41 – Downtown Columbus
Lemongrass Fusion Bistro – Short North
Level Dining Lounge – Modern American Restaurant in the Short North Arts District
Lindeys – Upscale Restaurant in German Village
Luce Enoteca – Powell
M – Downtown in Miranova overlooking Scioto River
Martini Modern Italian – Short North
Matt The Millers Tavern – in Muirfield – Dublin Ohio
Mezzo Italian Kitchen and Wine – Italian Restaurant at Creekside in Gahanna
Michael O’Toole’s – Nationwide Arena District
Mitchell’s Steakhouse – in Worthington and Downtown Columbus
Moretti’s of Arlington – Family Owned Italian Restaurant in Upper Arlington
Mortons Steakhouse in Downtown Columbus
Oscars Restaurant & Bar – Dublin
Polaris Grill
Refectory – Bethel Road in Northwest Columbus
Rigsby’s Kitchen – Short North
Rosendales Modern Bistro – Upscale Restaurant in Short North Arts District
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Worthington Ohio
Sage American Bistro – Contemporary cuisine on the Ohio State University Campus
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse – at Easton Town Center
Spagio – Italian Restaurant in Grandview
Sushi Rock – Short North
The Clarmont – German Village
The Melting Post – Fondue Restaurant at Easton Town Center
The Olde Mohawk – German Village
The River Club – Waterfront dining overlooking Downtown Columbus
The Rossi – Bar and Kitchen in the Short North Arts District
The Top Steakhouse – East Columbus
Trattoria Roma – Italian Restaurant in Grandview
Tucci’s – California Bistro in Downtown Dublin
Vino Vino Restaurant & Winebar – Grandview
Vittoria Ristorante – Italian Restaurant in Powell Ohio
Vonn Jazz – Worthington
Worthington Inn – High Street in Downtown Worthington

I hope you take the opportunity to try one of these wonderful restaurants during Restaurant Week Columbus and support our local restaurants and the Mid Ohio Food Bank.  To learn more and view the specially priced menus visit:

Comments ( 1 )

  • Reader  Reply

    Great writeup! Thanks for spreading the word about this great event for the city of Columbus.

    17 January, 2011 at 9:57 AM

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