Written by: Rich Terepak Sr.
Date: May 16, 2013
Then head to Manifesto at 21 East State Street just west of the Ohio Theater. It is the latest venture of the urban pioneer who brought you DeNovo on South High across from Columbus Commons a couple of years ago.
Billed as a Tuscan grotto and scotch bar, the menu is limited but interesting. Trust us, try the braised beef cheeks on mushroom risotto, and the Prince Edward Island steamed mussels with a big crust of toasted peasant bread. They are some of the best Iâ€™ve had anywhere in town.
Soups, salads, lots of panini and small plates.
As for adult beverages, my favorite is the Sazerac made of rye and bitters and served neat. They have a good scotch selection and some sweet special drinks.
In addition to the food, make sure you soak up all the vintage dÃ©cor of amber lanterns that line the bar, black leather intimate banquets and some interesting quotes, jokes and sayings in cursive on the walls.
Outdoor seating opened May 1. Manifesto is open every day from 10:30 am to 1:00 am, 2:00 am on weekends. Closed Sunday. Learn more at manifestograto.com.