Flatiron Bar and Diner Launches New Menu, Keeps Old Favorites

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Flatiron Bar and Diner's Crab and Corn Cake with Ancho Chile Mayo.

Flatiron Bar and Diner’s Crab and Corn Cake with Ancho Chile Mayo. Photo by Steve Stover.

Flatiron Bar and Diner's Special burger.

Flatiron Bar and Diner’s Special burger. Photo by Steve Stover.

Flatiron Bar and Diner's Smoked Salmon Club Sandwich.

Flatiron Bar and Diner’s Smoked Salmon Club Sandwich. Photo by Steve Stover.

Flatiron Bar and Diner is one of my favorite places to eat downtown, with great food and reasonable prices, a pleasant pub setting, nice patio, and free parking downtown after 5 p.m., what’s not to like!

The Flatiron is located in the triangular Flatiron Building at the corner of Nationwide Blvd and N. Fourth. It has a friendly pub atmosphere with lots of wood. The bar always seems to be busy, and the bar menu includes a nice selection of draft and bottle beers, cocktails, and a small but interesting wine list.

The Flatiron is featuring a new menu while retaining most of its popular barbecue, Cajun, and Creole items. Everything here is made from scratch with emphasis on local ingredients, and they feature artisan breads from Eleni-Christina Bakery. Some of my favorites include the new signature burgers, crab and corn cake with spicy ancho chile mayo, house smoked salmon club sandwich, smoked pulled pork and brisket, plus the Flatiron gumbo and Creole jambalaya, among others.

The seven small plates ($8.95 – $9.95) include cornmeal fried oysters, a nice charcuterie plate, and house-made sausage and ribs with greens. The six soups and salads ($4.25 to $10.25 for entree salads) include three soups, gumbo and great chili, and four large salads with add-ons.

From the smoker, there are pulled pork, brisket, and ribs, sandwiches and platters ($8.95 – $14.75). The sandwiches ($6 to $11) include po’boys, muffuletta, burgers, and clubs, and there are half portions. Large plates ($12 – $15) range from from shrimp and grits to steak frites, and include half portions.

Flatiron Bar and Diner offers excellent food in large portions at fair prices….give it a try!

Flatiron Bar and Diner
129 East Nationwide Boulevard

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Steve Stover is passionate about food. He has taught cooking with Rich Terapak for more than 31 years, and has reviewed restaurants and judged cooking for more than 25 years. He currently teaches cooking at the Franklin Park Conservatory after stints at La Belle Pomme at Lazarus, Columbus State, Sur la Table, and Faire la Cuisine. In addition, he frequently cooks for charity events and speaks to community groups all over Central Ohio. Steve had a weekly restaurant and food commentary program 610 WTVN AM radio from 1996 to 2008. From 1992 to 2004, Steve was the Ohio editor for Zagat Survey, edited five Zagat Survey Ohio editions, and was a contributing editor for several editions of Zagat Survey America’s Top Restaurants. Steve is currently a contributor to Edible Columbus magazine, and a regular guest on WOSU’s Allsides with Ann Fisher. In "real life," Steve retired in January 2012 as the Legislative Counsel for the Ohio State Bar Association, and is involved in numerous community activities.