Written by: Steve Stover
Date: October 3, 2013

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

  • shrimlock

    The Silent Woman Bar was i believe on East Main, just east of James.
    The signage in neon or lit up from behind maybe, was extremely provocative.
    It showed an image of a female with her, holding her own head or her head somehow detached.
    Depicting the female as presumably silent. And even holding the knife?
    pretty grisly, and disturbing and was evident to anyone driving around there up till the 90’s, it seems.

  • shrimlock

    The other one that was near the Motel Greg Lashutka got in trouble win he was prosecutor, And i think that was on East Broad, that was the Pink Elephant.

  • Barbara Cruz

    what about hanleys steak house sullivant ave Columbus ohio

  • Barbara Cruz

    does anyone have a copy of the menu or pictures

  • Mr.Gale.B

    I need an exact and correct answer:
    Where was “Top of the Center” located? In WHAT building?

  • Otto Gronkowski

    Slow hipster service and slow kitchen. Expensive prices. Don’t visit if you want to see food on your table in under 45 minutes. However the food quality, taste and presentation is very good! Ambiance is contemporary cool inside, very different from what you may have the impression of from the exterior of this old Tim Horton’s location. Good bar and drink selection. Overpriced menu. On the west coast you can find this style of filipino restaurant serving same dishes for $7.50. Here they will set you back $12-$18. You can’t even get into appetizers for less than $10 unless you want a bowl of rice. Don’t know if they’ll survive, table turnover is way too slow, even though they’re making large profit margin per dish, it’s just way too slow. If you have an evening to kill, this would be a good hangout. Don’t attempt a weekday lunch or dinner. You’ll see a good hipster millinial crowd here.