Angry Bear Kitchen is an exciting addition to Clintonville and to the Central Ohio restaurant scene. The farm to table menu is very creative, even daring at times; there were so many good choices, I was glad we had a group so that we could share many of the dishes on the menu.
Harvest Bar + Kitchen brings the same emphasis on local sourcing, quality ingredients, and friendly, laid-back service. The restaurant is plain but warm, with high tin ceilings, wood tables and booths, and seating at the L-shaped bar. Harvest does not take reservations, so go early.
Lavash Cafe stands out among the many Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurants in Central Ohio for made-from-scratch quality, consistently excellent food, freshness, and great value.
In 1968, Talita Arroyo Prince and husband Tony Neno opened Talita’s, an authentic Brownsville-style Tex-Mex restaurant. Talita’s became a Clintonville institution and we visited often (a Friday night favorite) from college days through the “BC” (before children) era, and later with our kids, until Talita’s closed in 2007.
The old Crest Tavern was a popular Clintonville bar for decades. Now, the completely redone Crest Gastropub brings quality, made-from-scratch food, featuring fresh, local, grown-on-site ingredients and creative riffs on new American pub dining.