It seems like almost every restaurant is a patio, terrace, deck, or sidewalk, there are more than 200 in Columbus. It has been more than two years since we reported on the best outdoor venues in Columbus. We are always on the prowl for pleasant outdoor settings and good food. So here are our top outdoor dining venues by categories.
Windward Passage is a delightful “blast from the past.” The food, the decor, the service, even the prices seem like a throwback to the 1970s.
Tucked between Little Palace and Dirty Frank¹s just north of Main at 246 South Fourth Street is a place that provides a stark contrast to its neighbors. Red Velvet Café has no bar and specializes in cupcakes. Great cupcakes, interesting coffees and teas, but also some pretty healthy food fare.
Basi Italia is a Columbus gem, a consistent top ten restaurant that is considered by some to be the best Italian restaurant as well. Chef/owner John Dornback and wife Trish Gentile have developed a loyal following for excellent made-from-scratch creative Italian cuisine, a wonderful and well-priced wine list, and a gorgeous patio, plus warm, friendly service.
Gallo’s Kitchen offers delicious homemade food at value prices, and it is absolutely worth a visit.
Open since 2009, Local Roots had been a leader in local sourcing and of the growing restaurant scene in Powell. Owner Jessi Iams takes local sourcing to heart. The restaurant has its own two-acre garden nearby, is a member of Ohio Proud, and serves Ohio chicken, pork, bison, and all natural hormone free beef. Local [...]